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Had cholecystectomy, found chronic cholecystitis, no gallstones, 5 months ago. For the last few mo. Been having pain again and into my back and Naseua

Had cholecystectomy, found chronic cholecystitis, no gallstones, 5 months ago. For the last few mo. Been having pain again and into my back and Naseua

See your GI: Your gallbladder was part of your problem not all your problem. You need to see a GU doctor for endoscopy upper and lower if you have not had one already, to ruled out ulcer, gastritis, reflux.you need to have ERCP and measurement of the sphincter of Oddi pressure to make sure that is not the problem, you might have to have CT scan as well. If all negative then you have irritable bowel syndrome.

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Stone-like deposits of bile in the gallbladder that are made from accumulation of cholesterol or bilirubin. Most gallstones are asymptomatic, however complications of gallstones include inflammation of the gallbladder, and blockage of ...Read more


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Had gallbladder removed 3 months ago for chronic Cholecystitis, (no gallstones) now I'm starting to get pains again where gallbladder was and nasuas?

Had gallbladder removed 3 months ago for chronic Cholecystitis, (no gallstones) now I'm starting to get pains again where gallbladder was and nasuas?

Cholangitis?: The absence of gallstones points only to some predilection for that part of the body to get infected. So soon after surgery, u cd be developing another infection (especially if u have fevers \ sweating or other symptoms. Alternatively, a rare surgical complication could be developing. I doubt that any surgical equipment was left, but talk2 ur surgeon & primary doctor to get tested & some treatment

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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.

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Had ultrasound of my gallbladder, it showed that I had small gallstones, wall thickening, 5mm, and no pericholecystic fluid, choleystitis? No fluid?

Had ultrasound of my gallbladder, it showed that I had small gallstones, wall thickening, 5mm, and no pericholecystic fluid, choleystitis? No fluid?

Typical report: Gallstones can vary in size from very small to quite large. Normal GB wall is 2 to 3 mm thick, 5mm is not much above normal. Pericholecystic fluid is typically seen on US and suggests acute inflammation.

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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.

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How is cholecystitis diagnosed usually?

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.

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What are the real symptoms of cholecystitis?

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

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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.

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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!

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What is the definition or description of: cholecystitis?

GB inflammation: 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 mild to life threatening.

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

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.

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Could you have chronic cholecystitis?

Yes: That is a known entity with gallbladder thickening and stones, and symptoms. See your surgeon and be evaluated. Many need cholecystectomy after full evaluation and risk status.

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What to avoid eating when you have cholelithiasis?

What to avoid eating when you have cholelithiasis?

Fatty: Avoid fried fatty greasy foods, cheeses, french fries, butter, mayonnaise, hot dogs, cheese pizza, fried chicken, etc. You get the idea.

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What should you avoid when you have cholelithiasis?

Maybe nothing: If you have asymptomatic gallstones, a very common finding, you have no dietary restrictions whatsoever. If you have symptoms, just eat a low fat diet until surgery can be accomplished. There are approx. 20 million Americans with gallstones at any one time, and only about 5% will develop symptoms each year. It's not a cumulative stat, so you may never develop symptoms. Good luck.

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Is there a cure for chronic cholecystitis?

Surgery: The only cure is to remove your gallbladder. You will most likely feel much better.

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Help can cholecystitis be due to genetics?

Yes: Anyone can get cholecystitis. The traditional teaching about who is at higher risk is the 5 'F''s. Fertile (many post partum women) Fat (no explaination needed) Forty (same) Female (same, probably due to #1) Familial Certain ethnic groups seem to have a higher incidence as well as those with sickle disease or trait

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What is the usual course of treatment for cholecystitis?

Depends: If the cholecystitis (gallbladder inflammation) is caused by gallstones, then laparoscopic surgery to remove the gallbladder is likely the best choice. If it is from biliary dyskinesia without gallstones, then option of trying medications or surgery may be considered. Your doctor can help your decision process depending on your conditions.

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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.

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What is diagnosis for patients suffering from cholelithiasis?

What is diagnosis for patients suffering from cholelithiasis?

Gallstones: Gallstones is the same as cholelithiasis, the medical term. Upper abdominal pressure and bloating, discomfort, nausea and vomiting are some of the symptoms. Ultrasound is usually used to make the diagnosis.

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