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Can Gallstones and englarged spleen cause a fever?

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Old 10-09-2012, 06:47 PM   #1
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Can Gallstones and englarged spleen cause a fever?

Hi everyone.

I finally got diagnosed with gallstones and an enlarged spleen after suffering with multiple symptoms starting the first week of September. The diagnoses came last Friday, and I had to beg for it from my PCP because they kept sending me to my GI specialist who I have yet to see (first appointment is this Friday). They finally told me what my diagnoses was after waiting 4 days after the ultrasound and it was my doctors receptionist who told me said diagnoses. Besides that unprofessional decision they are denying an appointment there before my GI specialist appointment.

Sorry for the rant, this is the reason why I am starting to seek advice from peers, I have been suffering from diarrhea accidents once a week, which has died down this week, I am weak and have pain under my ribs on both sides which I assume is the gallbladder and spleen. I then got a fever of 101 last night and was wondering is it possible for this to be a part of the diagnoses. I am in pain everyday and feel weaker than ever.

I am hoping that someone can give me some advice on questions to ask my specialist, other possible things to get checked out and if I should wait until Friday or if I should go to the ER again because of the fevers. I am not terrified but slightly worried, as gallstones are hereditary in my family. Thank you in advance.

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Old 10-10-2012, 03:34 AM   #2
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Re: Can Gallstones and englarged spleen cause a fever?

It oculd be infected as well. Call your doctor as soon as you can and get in to see him or a surgeon today. If he won't accomodate this request, go to the ER.

Old 10-11-2012, 02:22 AM   #3
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Re: Can Gallstones and englarged spleen cause a fever?

Yes it can make you run a fever, I just had my gallbladder removed two weeks ago today. and the whole time I was sick with it I ran a fever. was sick like you, it truly sucks to be in that condition. It took Dr.s from Jan of this year to just three weeks ago to figure out what was going on with me. You can call a medical surgeon and make an appointment for surgery I would do it before your gallbladder gets any worse. The longer you wait the more likely you are to have to have to open surgery, instead of the laporscposic which is much faster to heal from. I'm sorry that you are in misery right now as soon as I woke up from surgery I felt like a new person. I hope this info helps, and best of wishes for your recovery

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