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Dr. Ronen Elefant
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Acute Cholecystitis (Overview)

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.


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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
104 doctors shared insights

Acute Cholecystitis (Overview)

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.


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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?

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

Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
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Cholecystitis (Definition)

Cholecystitis is inflammation of the gallbladder causing epigastric and/or right upper quadrant abdominal pain occasionally radiating to the right flank and back. This is usually caused by gallstones, and ranges in severity from ...Read more