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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Acalculous Cholecystitis

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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


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My cousin recently got surgery for acute acalculous cholecystitis. Any foods you shouldn't eat after getting the surgery?

My cousin recently got surgery for acute acalculous cholecystitis. Any foods you shouldn't eat after getting the surgery?

NO: After biliary surgery, there is no foods to avoid. You may hear that fats need to be avoided, but that's a false recommendation. a small fraction of patients will have urgency post op but that's temporary and self limited. ...Read more

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What could cause gastritis, duodenitis, & esophagitis? Have had nissen & lap chole for acalculous cholecystitis.

What could cause gastritis, duodenitis, & esophagitis? Have had nissen & lap chole for acalculous cholecystitis.

H. pylori: The most common cause of gastritis and duodenitis is a bacterium called helicobacter pylori. When large amounts of the bacteria invade your stomach or small intestine, inflammation can occur. Curing helicobacter pylori (h. Pylori) infection may provoke reflux esophagitis. ...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 ??

If antibiotics don't: help or work, and the pain increases, fever, and other factors get worse, he may need a surgery to prevent against a ruptured gall bladder that can kill a person through spreading infection (peritonitis, or sepsis!) It is nothing to take lightly, and he needs to be monitored closely now for follow up. So, hope he does well with the current meds. Not out of the woods yet. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is pain because of gallstone attack that stays a few days a symptom of cholecystitis or not necessarily?

Is pain because of gallstone attack that stays a few days a symptom of cholecystitis or not necessarily?

Not necessarily...: Recurring symptomatology as you describe is not to be ignored--its a warning sign that something may be wrong, and not necessarily confined to inside your abdomen. Please see my many healthtap answers on the subject of what causes abdominal pain. Not all such problems are serious, but you don't want to miss the problem that is, or to fix it early before serious harm occurs. Get checked please. ...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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What are the real symptoms of cholecystitis?

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

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for cholecystitis mild symptoms?

No good one: You're best option is to lose weight and avoid foods that are high in fat content. No dairy, nothing fried. If you still have symptoms, you may actually be beyond salvage and will only be remedied with surgery. ...Read more