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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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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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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's the best treatment to get rid of cholecystitis?

Cholecystectomy: The treatment for inflammation of the gallbladder is to surgically remove it. During the initial phase, treatment includes antibiotics and no oral intake until the gallbladder "cools off" for a day or two, then it is removed. If the gallbladder has swollen to the point of rupture, it is removed immediately. Gallbladder is not an essential organ. ...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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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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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