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What is calculus of gallbladder with acute cholecystitis?

Calculus in the gallbladder refers to the stone in the gallbladder. The main opening if the gallbladder called the cystic duct gets blocked by the gallstone leading to inflammation of the gallbladder known as cholecystitis.

90 percent of acute cholecystitis is caused by gallstones blocking the cystic duct. It is:

- Treatable by medical professionals

- Acute condition: can be cured within a few weeks

- Lab tests and imaging techniques are required

- Can occur at any age

- Most prevalent in sportspersons

- More prevalent in men than women

The onset of pain in this condition can be sudden and intense. The pain is constant and remains for a few hours. The exact cause is not known but some factors which can trigger the gallstones with acute cholecystitis are:

- High-fat diet

- High cholesterol diet

- Obesity

- Diabetes

Ages affected

The calculus of gallbladder with cholecystitis is more prevalent in individuals aged 50 years and more. It can rarely affect younger adults.

Symptoms of calculus of gallbladder with cholecystitis

The common signs and symptoms of acute cholecystitis with gallstones are:

- Intense pain

- Abdominal tenderness

- Nausea and vomiting

- Pale stool

- Fever and chills

- Sweating

- Dark urine

Lab tests for calculus of gallbladder with cholecystitis

  • Ultrasonography can help detect any abnormalities in the gallbladder
  • Liver function tests help see how the liver is functioning and if it warrants the attention of a doctor specialising in gastrology
  • Cholescintigraphy shows if there are any traces of radioactive materials considering how difficult it is to diagnose something like calculus of gallbladder with acute cholecystitis
  • Blood tests are done to look for any infections, abscess or issues with the gallbladder


Self- Care:
The following changes in lifestyle  as prescribed by a stomach specialist can help prevent gallstones and acute cholecystitis:

- Lose excess weight

- Maintain a healthy diet which is rich in fiber and low in fat

- Consume more vegetables and fruits

- Drink plenty of liquids

After a stomach doctor looks into your condition, there are several treatment options available for gallstones with acute cholecystitis are:

- Antibiotic treatment to treat gallbladder infection

- Pain-relieving medications

- Cholecystectomy procedure

- Laparoscopy

At mfine, we treat our patients with proper care and understanding. You can get in touch with renowned general physicians or a gastroenterology doctor at mfine who can offer the best treatment. Connect with an expert stomach specialist near you and get top quality treatment.

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