What is Cholecystitis?

Cholecystitis is inflammation of the gallbladder, which occurs most commonly due to obstruction of the cystic duct with gallstones (cholelithiasis). Blockage of the cystic duct with gallstones causes accumulation of bile in the gallbladder and increased pressure within the gallbladder. Concentrated bile, pressure, and sometimes bacterial infection irritate and damage the gallbladder wall, causing inflammation and swelling of the gallbladder.

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I have been having pain on the lower left side of my lung, dizziness, trouble concentrating and extreme fatigue. I have had blood work that...

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Hypoglycemia, renal stone and Cholecystitis.

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I am 33 years old female with cervical cancer which has spread to the left cervical lymph node. I have been on chemotherapy but now my right...

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Hello Dr. I have recently been diagnosed with cholecystitis was prescribed ranitidine, ondansteron (to prevent vomiting), meclizine, tramadol and...

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Hi ! The cyst in the kidney could just be a coincidental finding. However, seeing your present symptoms, you can go for a review ultrasound scan of...

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