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Do a lot of people get cholecystitis?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: Yes

Cholecystitis is a common surgical problem. Most cases are chronic but it can also be acute.
Typically it is caused by gallstones. The definitive treatment and gold standard is a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Hundreds of thousands of cholecystectomies are performed each year in the US.

In brief: Yes

Cholecystitis is a common surgical problem. Most cases are chronic but it can also be acute.
Typically it is caused by gallstones. The definitive treatment and gold standard is a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Hundreds of thousands of cholecystectomies are performed each year in the US.
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