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Cholecystitis

 

Cholecystitis is a condition of inflammation of the gallbladder.

Causes

  • Gallstones
  • Blockage of the bile ducts

Symptoms

  • Pain in the right upper abdomen
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Indigestion
  • Bloating
  • Worsening of symptoms after heavy meals
  • Fever
  • Jaundice

Treatment

  • Medication such as pain killers and antibiotics to reduce pain and inflammation
  • Cholecystectomy for removal of gallbladder through open surgery or laparoscopy