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What's the pathophysiology of acute cholecystitis?

Inflammation. Acute cholecystitis would suggest blockage of the opening of the gallbladder due to gallstones. Acute indicates sudden onset, may need urgent medical treatment for pain, inflammation or infection. Surgery may be needed on an urgent basis.

What is the definition or description of: acute cholecystitis?

Infalmmed gallbladde. Acute cholecystitis is an abrupt onset of gallbaldder inflammation most commonly caused by obstruction of the gallbladder duct by stones. Most are inflammatory rather than infectious. Bacteria are present only about 5% of the time.
Inflamed Gallbladder. Usually related to gallstones. The gallbladder is 'sick'; usually (but not always) causing the symptoms of upper abdominal pain, and nausea and vomiting.

Can you drink ginger ale if you have acute cholecystitis?

Depends on severity. Of acute cholecystitis. In severe cases, an operation needs to be done right away. In less severe cases, limited amount of oral intake is ok, as long as you are on antibiotics. If you can handle liquids with no pain, ginger ale should be no problem compared to other liquids.

If someone have acute cholecystitis, are they ready to go for operation?

Cholecystitis. Acute cholecystitisacute is almost always treated surgically, and emr gently, unless the patient is too high of a risk for anesthetic. In that case, a drain placed in te gallbladder (cholecystostomy) might be a temporizing measure.

Are there any alternative therapies for acute cholecystitis?

Yes. Acute cholecystitis is inflammation of the gallbladder typically due to a persistent obstruction of the tube leading from the gallbladder, the cystic duct. Standard treatment is urgent surgery within 24-48 hrs. However, if treated with IV antibiotics and bowel rest, as many as 90% of people will get better. Nevertheless, surgery is eventually necessary, leading to the preference to operate.
No. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a safe proven procedure with an experienced surgeon. The complications of gallstone disease are much more difficult to treat.

Is it normal to have severe pain after having meal for acute cholecystitis patient?

Yes. Right upper abdominal pains or mid upper abdominal pains with nausea after eating can be a sign of gallbladder inflammation from gallstones. Have you been evaluated for gallstones or cholecystitis? Other things like gastritis or pancreatitis or esphagitis can cause similar pains, and needs a medical evaluation with your doctor.

Can you tell me in acute cholecystitis, if the diagnosis is evidently clinically, is an usg abdomen still a must?

Yes. An ultrasound would be used to tell if the paiins are from the gallbladder or not. There are many causes of abdominal pain. There are no pure "clinical" findings for acute cholecystitis without appropriate testing (physical exam, blood tests, ultrasound).

Can pain in right upper abdomen be caused by acute cholecystitis?

Maybe. Upper abdominal pains can be caused by many things. Gallstones, stomach ulcer, gastritis, pancreatitis, kidney stone, constipation. Needs a complete evaluation with your doctor. An ultrasound can identify if there is a gallbladder issue.
Yes. Cholecystitis usually causes right upper quadrant pain, but not all right upper quadrant pain is caused by cholecystitis. Make sure you see your pmd regarding this pain. You may need a consultation with a gastroenterologist (gi specialist).