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A 53-year-old female asked:

Does chronic cholecystis with pain mean gallbladder will be removed. recent wbc elevated but down now. low grade temps? ct abd neg. hida done chronic

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 45 years experience
Yes.: The episodes of pain and elevated wbc, low grade temps and abnormal hida mean the gall bladder is inflamed. The only sure cure is surgery. If there is severe pain, fever, and or jaundice it could be an emergency situation. Otherwise it can be more elective, but surgery will be needed.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Eventually: Sometimes with alteration of diet and certain medications the removal of gall bladder can be delayed. Chronic gb disease does not usually revert to normal. The temperatures and abc count if associated with gb means that complications of cholecystitis could occur. To prevent more serious complications the gb probably should be removed.Consult your doctor, .
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 21 years experience
Surgery: When there is a diagnosis of chronic cholecystitis, with symptoms, usually the treatment is surgery.

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