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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


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Is cholecystitis painful?

Is cholecystitis painful?

Yes: Chronic cholecystitis or biliary colic is caused by transient obstruction of the gallbladder by a gallstone, causing fairly classic right-upper or upper-midline pain(non-cramping, severe, radiating into back); the pain is often associated with nausea+/-vomiting and bloating. Acute cholecystitis will cause the same pain, however it may last for a day or more, and may be associated with fever. ...Read more

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Can you die from cholecystitis?

Can you die from cholecystitis?

Uncommon: Left untreated, cholecystitis may lead to rupture of the gall bladder with spread of infection to the abdominal cavity, peritonitis and septicemia and death. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get cholecystitis?

Do a lot of people get cholecystitis?

Yes: Chronic cholecystitis is caused by transient obstruction of the gallbladder by a gallstone, causing right-upper or upper-midline pain(non-cramping, severe, radiating into back); it is often associated with nausea+/-vomiting. Acute cholecystitis will cause the same pain, however it may last for a day or more, and may be associated with fever. ~750, 000 operations/yr in us, so it is quite common. ...Read more

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What are the tests for cholecystitis?

What are the tests for cholecystitis?

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 sort of disease is cholecystitis?

What sort of disease is cholecystitis?

Gallbladder Disease: Chronic cholecystitis is synonymous with biliary colic: it is transient obstruction of the gallbladder by gallstones causing (severe) right-upper abdominal pain. Acute cholecystitis is inflammation of the gallbladder due to persistent obstruction, sometimes requiring urgent surgery for rx. ...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 interventions work for cholecystitis?

What interventions work for cholecystitis?

Cholecystitis Tx: IV antibiotics can be given to treat an acute inflammation of the gallbladder. However, the only way to cure and prevent further attacks of cholecystitis is to have the gallbladder surgically removed (cholecystectomy) ...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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How fast can I make my cholecystitis go away?

Not possible: Gallstones in an inflamed gallbladder do not go away. Low fat diet is a start but you are walking on thin ice here...Confer with a surgeon. ...Read more

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Is flaygl normally prescribed for cholecystitis?

Is flaygl normally prescribed for cholecystitis?

Can be useful: Cholecystitis is an inflammation of the gall bladder. A variety of antibiotics can be used to treat this condition. Flagyl is usually used with a specific bacteria - Bacteroides spp. Flagyl works great with anaerobic bacteria. ...Read more

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What are the best home remedies for cholecystitis?

Bad Idea.: Acute cholecystitis is inflammation of the gallbladder due to persistent obstruction, typically by stones. This may improve without surgery, but it is unpredictable. More likely, it can get worse if left untreated, which will take a simple-to-treat disease and turn it into a situation where the risks of surgery are greater. There is no benefit to "sit" on this disease--please seek treatment asap. ...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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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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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. ...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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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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Would cholecystitis increase ESR rate?

Yes: Yes, it would like be elevated in any condition that would be associated with increased inflammation in the body. However, it is not usually of any value for the management or diagnosis of cholecysititis ...Read more

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Is leukocytosis common or rare in cholecystitis?

Is leukocytosis common or rare in cholecystitis?

Common in pain ....: Some elevation in WBC is commonly seen in patients in pain with/without fever/chill from cholecystitis. If having no symptoms but suggested by imaging studies, patients with such incidental findings may have no leukocytosis. More? Ask your doctor for individual situation and variation. ...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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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is subacute cholecystitis?

Inflammation: This is moderate swelling and inflammation in the gallbladder wall related to stones blocking the bile duct out of the gallbladder. Most patients will have significant pain with this and a laparoscopic cholecystectomy is curative. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pancreatitis & cholecystitis?

Pancreatitis/choly.: Pancreatitis is inflammation of pancreas, whereas cholecystitis is inflammation of gall bladder
they can both coexist or the cholecystitis can lead to pancreatitis as well. ...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 tell me about nursing interventions for cholecystitis?

Can you tell me about nursing interventions for cholecystitis?

Supportive: Drive patient to hospital for cholecystectomy.
Antibiotics my slow disease process in the short term but this disease eventually comes to cholecystectomy ...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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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 ...Read more