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Dr. Ronen Elefant
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Acute Cholecystitis (Overview)

An abrupt onset of gallbaldder inflammation most commonly caused by obstruction of the gallbladder duct by stones. Most are inflammatory rather than infectious.


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Can you tell me in acute cholecystitis, if the diagnosis is evidently clinically, is an usg abdomen still a must?

Can you tell me in acute cholecystitis, if the diagnosis is evidently clinically, is an usg abdomen still a must?

Yes: An ultrasound would be used to tell if the paiins are from the gallbladder or not. There are many causes of abdominal pain. There are no pure "clinical" findings for acute cholecystitis without appropriate testing (physical exam, blood tests, ultrasound). ...Read more

Dr. Ronen Elefant
113 Doctors shared insights

Acute Cholecystitis (Overview)

An abrupt onset of gallbaldder inflammation most commonly caused by obstruction of the gallbladder duct by stones. Most are inflammatory rather than infectious.


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Can you drink ginger ale if you have acute cholecystitis?

Can you drink ginger ale if you have acute cholecystitis?

Depends on severity: Of acute cholecystitis. In severe cases, an operation needs to be done right away. In less severe cases, limited amount of oral intake is ok, as long as you are on antibiotics. If you can handle liquids with no pain, ginger ale should be no problem compared to other liquids. ...Read more

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Can pain in right upper abdomen be caused by acute cholecystitis?

Can pain in right upper abdomen be caused by acute cholecystitis?

Yes: Cholecystitis usually causes right upper quadrant pain, but not all right upper quadrant pain is caused by cholecystitis. Make sure you see your pmd regarding this pain. You may need a consultation with a gastroenterologist (gi specialist). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: acute cholecystitis?

What is the definition or description of: acute cholecystitis?

Infalmmed gallbladde: Acute cholecystitis is an abrupt onset of gallbaldder inflammation most commonly caused by obstruction of the gallbladder duct by stones. Most are inflammatory rather than infectious. Bacteria are present only about 5% of the time. ...Read more

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Can you drink ginger ale if you have acute cholecystitis?

Depends on severity: Of acute cholecystitis. In severe cases, an operation needs to be done right away. In less severe cases, limited amount of oral intake is ok, as long as you are on antibiotics. If you can handle liquids with no pain, ginger ale should be no problem compared to other liquids. ...Read more

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If someone have acute cholecystitis, are they ready to go for operation?

If someone have acute cholecystitis, are they ready to go for operation?

Cholecystitis: Acute cholecystitisacute is almost always treated surgically, and emr gently, unless the patient is too high of a risk for anesthetic. In that case, a drain placed in te gallbladder (cholecystostomy) might be a temporizing measure. ...Read more

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What's the pathophysiology of acute cholecystitis?

What's the pathophysiology of acute cholecystitis?

Inflammation: Acute cholecystitis would suggest blockage of the opening of the gallbladder due to gallstones. Acute indicates sudden onset, may need urgent medical treatment for pain, inflammation or infection. Surgery may be needed on an urgent basis. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative therapies for acute cholecystitis?

No: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a safe proven procedure with an experienced surgeon. The complications of gallstone disease are much more difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have severe pain after having meal for acute cholecystitis patient?

Yes: Right upper abdominal pains or mid upper abdominal pains with nausea after eating can be a sign of gallbladder inflammation from gallstones. Have you been evaluated for gallstones or cholecystitis? Other things like gastritis or pancreatitis or esphagitis can cause similar pains, and needs a medical evaluation with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in acute cholecystitis, if the diagnosis is evidently clinically, is an usg abdomen still a must?

Yes: An ultrasound would be used to tell if the paiins are from the gallbladder or not. There are many causes of abdominal pain. There are no pure "clinical" findings for acute cholecystitis without appropriate testing (physical exam, blood tests, ultrasound). ...Read more

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Can pain in right upper abdomen be caused by acute cholecystitis?

Yes: Cholecystitis usually causes right upper quadrant pain, but not all right upper quadrant pain is caused by cholecystitis. Make sure you see your pmd regarding this pain. You may need a consultation with a gastroenterologist (gi specialist). ...Read more

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Been havin episodes of severe pain under breastbone, HIDA scan showed gallstones & 48% function but no acute cholecystitis, could still begallbladder?

Been havin episodes of severe pain under breastbone, HIDA scan showed gallstones & 48% function but no acute cholecystitis, could still begallbladder?

Yes: Especially if it the lower part of the breast bone, and radiates to the back. May want to see a general surgeon for a consultation regarding removing the gallbladder. ...Read more

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Gallbladder removed 4 weeks ago due to acute cholecystitis. Have constant right side flank pain and pain under right rib cage. Is this normal healing?

Gallbladder removed 4 weeks ago due to acute cholecystitis. Have constant right side flank pain and pain under right rib cage. Is this normal healing?

Unlikely: Did you have a laparoscopic or open removal of the gall bladder. If open, normal post-operative pain where you describe could still be present. However, it is more likely that you had the gall bladder removed with the scopes. If so, you really shouldn't have any more pain there. Were there any complications? Do you have any other symptoms? It's difficult for me to help more without more info. ...Read more

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My cousin recently got surgery for acute acalculous cholecystitis. Any foods you shouldn't eat after getting the surgery?

My cousin recently got surgery for acute acalculous cholecystitis. Any foods you shouldn't eat after getting the surgery?

NO: After biliary surgery, there is no foods to avoid. You may hear that fats need to be avoided, but that's a false recommendation. A small fraction of patients will have urgency post op but that's temporary and self limited. ...Read more

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What is the different between acute and chronich cholecystitis?

Type of white cells: Acute cholecystitis has more neutrophils, and chronic cholecystitis has more lymphocytes. The symptoms however are usually the same - right upper quadrant abdominal pain sometimes associated with nausea and vomiting. In the acute phase, the pain however can be worse and associated with higher fever. The treatment however is the same for both, operation to remove the gallbladder. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of cholecystitis bad?

Are the symptoms of cholecystitis bad?

Meaning severe?: Acute cholecystitis, "gallbladder attack": severe, upper abdominal pain, sometimes radiating between shoulder blades, associated often with vomiting. Can have fever, dark urine, pale stool, especially if stone gets stuck in bile ducts. Can have infection, and/or pancreatitis-both serious, potentially life-threatening problems. ...Read more

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How is cholecystitis diagnosed usually?

Exam and test: A diagnose of cholecystitis is combination of history and exam (upper and right upper abd pain, pain after eating) and rafipgraphic study (ultrasound and maybe hida scan. ...Read more

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What are the real symptoms of cholecystitis?

Cholecystitis: Symptoms can include pain after eating fatty foods, on the right side of the abdomen, radiating to the back. ...Read more

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How does having cholecystitis change things?

Surgery?: If you have cholecystitis (gallbladder infection) generally surgical removal of your gallbladder is necessary and recommended. After surgery, in addition to post operative discomfort, loose stools and nausea are common but generally resolve over time. ...Read more

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What is allowed to eat for someone with cholecystitis?

Depends: If having pain, fever, nausea etc then, fluids or IV fluids.
If no pain, bland small portions non- fatty
if it hurts stop! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cholecystitis?

What is the definition or description of: cholecystitis?

Chronic vs. Acute: Chronic cholecystitis describes recurrent episodes of pain due to transient (1-2 hrs) obstruction of the outflow tract of the gallbladder called the cystic duct, usually due to stones; aka biliary colic. Rx involves elective surgery. If the obstruction persists for 24 + hrs, inflammation may set in, often requiring urgent surgery--we call this acute cholecystitis. ...Read more

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The thought of getting cholecystitis scares me. What are risk factors for it?

Gallstones: Cholecystitis may be chronic, causing repeat episodes of upper abdominal pain lasting "hours", or acute, causing constant pain which may require urgent surgery to treat. With rare exception, these diseases are due to gallstones, which can be easily diagnosed by a simple ultrasound. This may also be easily treated through out-patient minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery. ...Read more

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What is mild chronic cholecystitis?

See below: Mild means that. Chronic means present a long time. Cholecystitis means inflammation of the gallbladder. Put together would indicate long standing irritation from gallstones. If there are no gallstones then could be a minimal finding of slight gallbladder irritation from pathology. It is benign. ...Read more

Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
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Cholecystitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the gallbladder, a small, pear-shaped organ on the right side of your abdomen, beneath your liver. The gallbladder holds a digestive fluid that's released into ...Read more