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What causes frequent fever? Is it a symptom of gallbladder disease?

I have had high fevers twice weeks apart one was 103.2 and the other 101.6. I have symptons of gallbladder disease. The fevers last for two days and temperature returns to normal. Doctor performed urine test,chest xray,blood tests and ultrasound and all tests were normal. Is it possible that the gallbladder is not showing signs of infection. I,m worried about the high fevers coming and going since it means infection.
Mon, 12 May 2014
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM,
Recurrent fever can be due to many causes.
However, what are the symptoms which make you think that you have gall bladder disease.
Gall bladder disease is usually associated with indigestion, nausea, vomiting, reflux, pain in right upper abdomen and sometimes pain radiating to the right shoulder tip.
Do you have any of these symptoms?
If yes the you probably suffer from cholecystitis (inflammation of gall bladder).
You need to consult your doctor (surgeon preferentially) for clinical examination and investigations- ultrasound abdomen.
Gall stones are the commonest cause of cholecystitis.
In case gall stones are present, cholecystectomy is the treatment for it.

Recurrent fever can be caused by the gall bladder disease.
You can take antipyretics for the fever.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal
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What causes frequent fever? Is it a symptom of gallbladder disease?

Hello and welcome to HCM, Recurrent fever can be due to many causes. However, what are the symptoms which make you think that you have gall bladder disease. Gall bladder disease is usually associated with indigestion, nausea, vomiting, reflux, pain in right upper abdomen and sometimes pain radiating to the right shoulder tip. Do you have any of these symptoms? If yes the you probably suffer from cholecystitis (inflammation of gall bladder). You need to consult your doctor (surgeon preferentially) for clinical examination and investigations- ultrasound abdomen. Gall stones are the commonest cause of cholecystitis. In case gall stones are present, cholecystectomy is the treatment for it. Recurrent fever can be caused by the gall bladder disease. You can take antipyretics for the fever. Thanks and take care Dr Shailja P Wahal