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Doctor insights on: Treatments For 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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What is the usual course of treatment for cholecystitis?

Depends: If the cholecystitis (gallbladder inflammation) is caused by gallstones, then laparoscopic surgery to remove the gallbladder is likely the best choice. If it is from biliary dyskinesia without gallstones, then option of trying medications or surgery may be considered. Your doctor can help your decision process depending on your conditions. ...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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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