Cholecystitis

Definition of Cholecystitis:
Inflammation of the gall bladder and ducts, for example from the presence of passing stones, or following fasting or anorexia, or because of a spreading intestinal tract infection.  Cholecystalgia: Cramps or tenesmus of the gall bladder or bile ducts.
Also: Cholecystalgia

Topics Related to Cholecystitis

Aspirin
As A Treatment
“...During acute cholecystitis, usually a bacterial inflammation associated with gallstones, the production of prostaglandins are increased as part of the normal inflammation and repair processes...”
Gallbladder Disease
The Condition
“...At any point, stones may obstruct the cystic duct, which leads from the gallbladder to the common bile duct, and cause pain (biliary colic), infection and inflammation (cholecystitis), or all of these...” “...Acute gallbladder inflammation (acute cholecystitis) begins abruptly and subsides gradually...”
Recommendation Ultrasound Imaging
“...During the same procedure, the physician can check the liver, bile ducts, and pancreas and quickly scan the gallbladder wall for thickening (characteristic of cholecystitis)...”
Roundworm Infection
The Condition
“...cramping, nausea, vomiting); small bowel obstruction (mostly in children); pancreatitis (secondary to worm migration); cholecystitis (secondary to worm migration); appendicitis (less common, secondary to worm migration)...”