Cholecystitis

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Cholecystitis

Cholecystitis

Inflammation of the gallbladder. The flow of bile is blocked, causing it to build up; swelling and infection occurs.

Caused by a gallstone stuck in the cystic duct.

Symptoms include:1. Nausea/vomiting2. Tenderness in right abdomen3. Fever4. Pain that worsens when you breathe heavily5. Pain for 6+ hours after mealsTreatment (Depending on symptoms and general health):1. No symptoms= no treatment, 2. Mild= Bowel Rest, antibiotics given through a vein, pain medicine,3.Surgery to remove

Q: Can I live without my gallbladder?A: Yes, its not essential for digestion.Q: What is the role of the gallbladder?A: Stores the bile that emulsyfies fats.Q: What would I need to do to replace the missing bile?A: Eat some form of bile salts for the rest of your life.


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