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Can i die from gallstones?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: Highly Unlikely

Most people with gallbladder disease are troubled by transient episodes of pain, often after eating (biliary colic).
If the gb is obstructed by a stone, inflammation can develop, but it rarely leads to an infection. If a stone exits the gb, it can block the: liver, potentially leading to serious liver infections (cholangitis), or the pancreas, leading to pancreatitis; very rarely, this is fatal.

In brief: Highly Unlikely

Most people with gallbladder disease are troubled by transient episodes of pain, often after eating (biliary colic).
If the gb is obstructed by a stone, inflammation can develop, but it rarely leads to an infection. If a stone exits the gb, it can block the: liver, potentially leading to serious liver infections (cholangitis), or the pancreas, leading to pancreatitis; very rarely, this is fatal.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: Not common, but

Complications can happen, such as acute cholecystitis, abscess, perforation, pancreatitis.
These conditions are potentially life-threatening.

In brief: Not common, but

Complications can happen, such as acute cholecystitis, abscess, perforation, pancreatitis.
These conditions are potentially life-threatening.
Dr. Robert Uyeda
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