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
“...Cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder) is another type of gallbladder disease...”
...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).  There are many other, more sophisticated tests, that may be suggested for further evaluation of the problem.”
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High White Blood Cell Count

...relationship to Gallbladder Disease
“Acute cholecystitis (gallbladder inflammation) often causes increased numbers of white cells in the blood.”

Roundworm Infection

...the condition
“...resulting from mechanical irritation include vague abdominal complaints (i.e. 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)...”

Spicy Foods Avoidance

...as a treatment
“...Chronic cholecystitis (gallbladder inflammation) or gallstones...”
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