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Doctor insights on: Chronic Cholecystitis Or Dysfunctional Gallbladders

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I was diagnosed with chronic cholecystitis and i had the HIDA scan that showed my gallbladder is infected.How soon i should opt out for a surgery?

I was diagnosed with chronic cholecystitis and i had the HIDA scan that showed my gallbladder is infected.How soon i should opt out for a surgery?

Soon: Please contact your doctor/ surgeon as soon as you can. They will need to take everything in account - symptoms , studies, blood work and ofcourse talk with you. After which a decision will be made. On the other hand, if you have fevers, pain , nausea vomiting - which are ongoing- please go to the er. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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Gallbladder (Definition)

The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...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 ...Read more

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I ve been treated for more than 4 years of pre ulcerous & chronic colitis &thickening of the gall bladder wall (but still have chronic cholecystitis)?

I ve been treated for more than 4 years of pre ulcerous & chronic colitis &thickening of the gall bladder wall (but still have chronic cholecystitis)?

Isolated: Gallbladder wall thickening on an ultrasound or ct scan, without gallstones, may have no meaning. Needs more evaluation such as hida scan. Thickening of the gallbladder without gallstones can be from liver or protein abnormalities, or other benign situations. If it is from gallstones, then surgery may be indicated to remove the gallbladder. ...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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed with chronic cholecystitis. Please help?

Cholecystectomy: In general if you are an acceptable surgical risk. If you have symptoms, you should have surgery. Ask your surgeon about options for treatment in your specific case. ...Read more

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GB removed 2 wk ago - chronic cholecystitis; no stones. Still nauseated (not food related) and lower r back pain. URQ pain gone; healed well from surg?

GB removed 2 wk ago - chronic cholecystitis; no stones. Still nauseated (not food related) and lower r back pain. URQ pain gone; healed well from surg?

You're on track ..: The main indicator is that your right upper quadrant pain is gone. The right low back pain can be procedure related (lying on table, being in bed recuperating), so that doesn't surprise me. Sounds like nausea has been a problem even beyond the GB; on lots of meds that can cause this, especially in combination. You'll have to continue to work with your doctor to solve this. Best wishes:) ...Read more

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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 . ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatment options for biliary dyskinesia & chronic cholecystitis? (Symptomatic for 3 mos w/diet changes & pain is progressing.)

Are there alternative treatment options for biliary dyskinesia & chronic cholecystitis? (Symptomatic for 3 mos w/diet changes & pain is progressing.)

Surgery: Laparoacopic cholecystectomy will solve your problem. Unfortunately dietary changes don't always work. This is outpatient surgery. You will most likely feel better right away. ...Read more

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27 yr-old woman with 2 yrs of bad intermittent epigastric pain, persisting after cholecystectomy, without a clear diagnosis, after evaluation.....?

27 yr-old woman with 2 yrs of bad intermittent epigastric pain, persisting after cholecystectomy, without a clear diagnosis, after evaluation.....?

May be gluten sensitivity: although celiac disease is relatively uncommon, gluten sensitivity appears to be relatively common. I am surprised that this diagnosis does not appear to have been considered. ...Read more

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What can be doen for a cholecystitis/gall bladder attack?

Surgery: Laparoscopic surgery can be performed to remove the gallbladder and gallstones. Avoid fried fatty greasy foods that may cause the attacks. Pain medication or Ibuprofen to treat the discomfort when it happens. ...Read more

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What could cause a person with inflammation of the gallbladder (cholecystitis) also develop inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis)?

What could cause a person with inflammation of the gallbladder (cholecystitis) also develop inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis)?

Passing a gallstone.: The same thing that causes cholecystitis can cause pancreatitis, gallstones. If the gallstone simply gets stuck at the exit site of the gallbladder, it will can get inflamed. However, if the gallstone passes out of the gallbladder and gets stuck in the connecting tube system, or ducts, then it can back up the pancreas and cause pancreatitis. The bile and pancreatic ducts join together at their end. ...Read more

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Can Crohn's disease cause cholecystitis? And what can I do to manage gall bladder pain?

Can Crohn's disease cause cholecystitis? And what can I do to manage gall bladder pain?

Yes: Crohn's disease (especially ileal disease) can be associated with gallstones and gallbladder disease. Need to see md if having cholecystitis, especially if taking cd meds that affect white blood cells or immunity. Generally, should remove gallbladder once episodes of gallbladder attacks, to avoid complications like infection of bile duct or pancreatitis (inflammation). ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause cholecystitis ? Or any damage to gallbladder?. Intense gallbladder pain for 1yr afta quoting heavy drinking. US, BLOODS normal?

Can alcohol cause cholecystitis ? Or any damage to gallbladder?. Intense gallbladder pain for 1yr afta quoting heavy drinking. US, BLOODS normal?

It is the pancreas.: alcohol usually affect the pancreas, and the attack is very similar to the gallbladder attack. make sure you have it checked by checking the pancreatic enzymes, like amylase, and lipase, in addition to the liver enzymes. it is important to do that, because acute pancreatitis not only painful, but it could be dangerous. so please have it checked, and you might want to slow down on the alcohol. ...Read more

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Which one increase risk of gallbladder cancer: acalculus cholecystitis(no stone) or fistula in gallbladder and intestine? ?

Which one increase risk of gallbladder cancer: acalculus cholecystitis(no stone) or fistula in gallbladder and intestine? ?

Both conditions: By themselves probably do not increase chance of gallbladder cancer. If it does, it is still very very low. Even if you have gallstones, chances of developing gallbladder cancer is very low. Unfortunately, once you develop gallbladder cancer, chances of survival are quite low. ...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 dad is having severe abdominal pain since past 3 days ... Ultra sound showed 4mm widening of gall bladder thickness.. Diagnosed with Acalculous Cholecystitis .. Prescribed with antibiotic and analgesic for 5 days.. Will cholecystectomy be necessary ??

My dad is having severe abdominal pain since past 3 days ... Ultra sound showed 4mm widening of gall bladder thickness.. Diagnosed with Acalculous Cholecystitis .. Prescribed with antibiotic and analgesic for 5 days.. Will cholecystectomy be necessary ??

Get a second opinion: Usually people who develop acalculous choelcystitis are very sick and elderly, like ICU patients. Typically they need to have their gallbladder removed right away if they are healthy enough to tolerate it. 4 mm of GB wall thickening is not very significant. If no stones were found and he is having severe pain, I would make sure something else isn't going on. See a different doctor. ...Read more

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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