32 Treatments for Acute Cholecystitis

Overview

Acute cholecystitis is also known as inflammation of the gallbladder. The gallbladder is an organ that sits below the liver, and helps your body digest fat. Cholecystitis can become very severe and requires immediate medical attention . If you th[read article]

Tests for Acute Cholecystitis

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Ultrasound scans use high-frequency sound waves to capture images and video. This helps doctors view portions of the body's interior without making an incision...  More
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Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiogram (PTCA) is a radiologic procedure used to pinpoint bile duct blockages in your liver. A local anesthetic and medications are ...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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A CT scan is a type of X-ray that can show cross-sectional images of a specific area of the body. The machine circles the body and sends the images to a computer, w...  More
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Radionuclide Biliary Patency (HIDA) Scanning
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Oral cholecystogram is an X-ray examination of the gallbladder. The gallbladder is an organ located in the upper right-hand side of your abdominal cavity. Your gall...  More
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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Stool Examination
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Liver function tests help determine the health of your liver by measuring levels of proteins, enzymes, or bilirubin in your blood. Many tests can be performed on th...  More
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A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues f...  More
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An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. The technology is similar to that use...  More
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Fecal Occult Blood Test
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ERCP is a test used to look for and treat abnormalities in the pancreas, bile ducts, and gallbladder. ERCP is an abbreviation for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopan...  More
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MRCP
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Oral cholecystogram is an X-ray examination of the gallbladder. The gallbladder is an organ located in the upper right-hand side of your abdominal cavity. Your gall...  More
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Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) is an enzyme found in various parts of the body. The highest concentrations are found in muscle, heart, and liver. A small amount o...  More
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An alanine aminotransferase (ALT) test measures the level of ALT enzyme in your blood. ALT is an enzyme produced by liver cells. It helps the body metabolize protei...  More
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Bilirubin is a yellow pigment that is in everyone's blood and stool. If you notice a yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes, this is called jaundice...  More
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An abdominal film, also known as an abdominal X-ray , helps doctors assess potential problems in your abdomen-particularly in your spleen, stomach, and intestines. ...  More
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A gallbladder radionuclide scan is an imaging test that uses safe amounts of radiation to detect infection, disease, or blockage in your gallbladder. It uses radioa...  More
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Medical Procedures for Acute Cholecystitis

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Administration of Intravenous Fluids
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Nothing by Mouth (NBM or NPO)
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Surgical Procedures for Acute Cholecystitis

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Open gallbladder removal-or cholecystectomy -is surgery that offers permanent relief to a patient suffering from gallstones and other problems associated with the g...  More
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Cholecystostomy
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Prescribed Medications for Acute Cholecystitis

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METRONIDAZOLE (me troe NI da zole) is an antiinfective. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial and protozoal infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or...  More
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CEFTRIAXONE (sef try AX one) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It It will not work for colds, flu, or other ...  More
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PIPERACILLIN (pi PER a sil in) is a penicillin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vira...  More
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CEFTAZIDIME (SEF tay zi deem) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vi...  More
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AMPICILLIN; SULBACTAM (am pi SILL in; sul BAK tam) is a penicillin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds...  More
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CEFOPERAZONE (sef oh PER a zone) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other...  More
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CEFIXIME (sef IX eem) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infe...  More
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DORIPENEM (dor i PEN em) is a carbapenem antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not for colds, flu, or other viral infection...  More
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