Cholecystitis is Inflammation Gallbladder

Cholecystitis is inflammation of the gallbladder. Gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ on the right side of the abdomen, just below the liver.

Gallbladder stores bile, a digestive fluid that is released into the small intestine.

In most cases, cholecystitis is caused by a gallstone that blocks the exit tube of the gallbladder. This causes an accumulation of bile that can cause inflammation, read more arthro 7. Other causes of cholecystitis include biliary tract problems and tumors.

If left untreated, cholecystitis may lead to serious complications, such as an enlarged gallbladder or be broken. Once diagnosed, patients with cholecystitis requires a hospital stay. Treatment for cholecystitis often have to do the retrieval of the gallbladder.

Cause

Cholecystitis occurs when the gallbladder becomes inflamed. Inflammation of the gallbladder can be caused by:

1. Gallstone
2. Tumor
3. Bile duct obstruction

Symptom

Signs and symptoms of cholecystitis may include:
1. Severe pain in the upper right abdomen
2. Pain that radiates from the stomach to the right shoulder or back
3. Tenderness in the upper abdomen when touched
4. Sweat
5. Nausea
6. Throw up
7. Fever
8. Cold
9. Flatulence

Signs and symptoms of cholecystitis usually occurs after eating, especially eating a large or high-fat feeding.

Treatment

Treatment for cholecystitis usually involves inpatient care in hospitals to stabilize the inflammation in the gallbladder. After cholecystitis controlled, your doctor may recommend surgery to remove the gallbladder, because cholecystitis is often repeated. In emergency situations, such as gall bladder rupture, surgery may be needed soon.

Inpatient

The doctor will work to control the signs and symptoms to control inflammation in the gallbladder. Treatment may include:

a. Fasting
b. Antibiotics to fight infection
c. Pain medication

Symptoms may begin to disappear within one or two days after being treated in hospital.