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The thought of getting cholecystitis scares me. What are risk factors for it?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: Common

Risk factors for developing cholecysitis are the same as those for developing gallstones; being overweight, or loosing a lot of weight in a relatively short period of time; having kids; being older; and being female.

In brief: Common

Risk factors for developing cholecysitis are the same as those for developing gallstones; being overweight, or loosing a lot of weight in a relatively short period of time; having kids; being older; and being female.
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
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