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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
111 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

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