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Medicine For Cholecystitis
Hcv +with CLD, cholecystitis, cirohsis,heart patient , with stent done in 1996 ,MVR in 2006,Hepatic encephalopathy stage1,can new medicine cure my hcv?
No: Stent if indicated may improve ur jaundice, not cirrhosis. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Drive patient to hospital for cholecystectomy.
Antibiotics my slow disease process in the short term but this disease eventually comes to cholecystectomy ...Read more
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)
Female (same, probably due to #1)
Certain ethnic groups seem to have a higher incidence as well as those with sickle disease or trait ...Read more