Cholecystitis (Gallbladder Inflammation)

About- Cholecystitis which may be acute or chronic is the inflammation of the gallbladder.

Symptoms-
 Severe pain in the upper right or center abdomen
 Pain may radiate to the right shoulder or back
 A high white blood cell count
 Abdominal bloating
 Fever
 Jaundice
 Loss of appetite
 Nausea and Vomiting
 Sweating
 Tenderness on the upper-right hand side of the abdomen
 
Causes-
It usually occurs when drainage from the gallbladder becomes blocked (mostly from a ‚ÄčGallstones
). Other possible reasons are
 Bile duct blockage
 Blood vessel problems
 Diabetes
 Excess cholesterol in the gallbladder
 HIV/AIDS 
 Infection in the bile duct
 Tumor in the liver, pancreas or gallbladder

Specialists to Visit -
 General Surgeon

 Emergency Medicine Doctor

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References-
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com
https://www.radiologyinfo.org
https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.webmd.com

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