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What is mild chronic cholecystitis?

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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