4 doctors weighed in:

Is cholecystitis painful?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
Thank
Read more answers from doctors