If it is not treated, cholecystitis can lead to complications, some of which can be life-threatening. In this article, we look at acute cholecystitis, what it is and when to call our Home GP Service in Costa Del Sol for acute cholecystitis.
Cholecystitis is an inflammation of the gallbladder. The gallbladder is an organ located on the right hand side of the abdomen and it’s small and pear-shaped. Found below the liver, the gallbladder contains some digestive fluid that is released into your small intestine. Gallstones can block the tube that comes out of your bladder, and it’s this that can cause cholecystitis. When this happens, bile is built-up and it causes inflammation. Some causes of cholecystitis include tumours, some infections, some illnesses, and bile duct issues.
Some of the symptoms of cholecystitis can include:
Cholecystitis symptoms can occasionally be experienced if you have eaten a fatty or large meal. Call our Home GP Service in Costa Del Sol for acute cholecystitis if you are concerned about the symptoms you are experiencing.
Cholecystitis typically occurs when there is inflammation of the gallbladder. The inflammation can be caused by:
Call our Home GP Service in Costa Del Sol for acute cholecystitis if you are experiencing signs or symptoms that you’re concerned about. If you have severe abdominal pain call us immediately. As a member of Helicopteros Sanitarios, you can get diagnosed and treated in the comfort of your own home.