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What are the best home remedies for cholecystitis?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: Bad Idea.

Acute cholecystitis is inflammation of the gallbladder due to persistent obstruction, typically by stones.
This may improve without surgery, but it is unpredictable. More likely, it can get worse if left untreated, which will take a simple-to-treat disease and turn it into a situation where the risks of surgery are greater. There is no benefit to "sit" on this disease--please seek treatment asap.

In brief: Bad Idea.

Acute cholecystitis is inflammation of the gallbladder due to persistent obstruction, typically by stones.
This may improve without surgery, but it is unpredictable. More likely, it can get worse if left untreated, which will take a simple-to-treat disease and turn it into a situation where the risks of surgery are greater. There is no benefit to "sit" on this disease--please seek treatment asap.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Gregory Ginn
Dr. Rosen is absolutely correct. Do not "sit" on this disease. 1 to 5% of patients that do, either die or have severe disability from neglecting this issue.
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In brief: None

I am not aware of home treatment of true painful cholecystitis.
Sometimes antibiotics are indicated. If you also have gallstones, then surgery may be indicated. Be sure to consult with your doctor to see what treatments may be indicated for your specific condition. There is a medication that may dissolve gallstones over time, but it is not for cholecystitis.

In brief: None

I am not aware of home treatment of true painful cholecystitis.
Sometimes antibiotics are indicated. If you also have gallstones, then surgery may be indicated. Be sure to consult with your doctor to see what treatments may be indicated for your specific condition. There is a medication that may dissolve gallstones over time, but it is not for cholecystitis.
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