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Gallstones and Gallbladder Infection



Calculus cholecystitis is a condition in which there is the infection of the gallbladder as a result of having formed stones. Most people have gallstones and don’t realise it, the symptoms in the absence of a gallbladder infection can be vague and subtle like indigestion, burping, belching, and bloating after meals. Gallstones form due to various reasons, among them: Hereditary /genetic Gallbladder not functioning well [not emptying properly] High cholesterol Obesity/ even sudden loss of weight – especially after bariatric surgery Medical conditions like cirrhosis and sickle cell anemia Prolonged Pills : Oral contraceptives/ hormone replacement Prolonged fasting Infection of the gallbladder secondary to gallstones can cause severe pain in the upper abdomen, more to the right, nausea, vomiting, and even fever.

 Dr.Vanesha Varik 

Specialist Laparoscopic and General Surgeon 

Aster Hospital Mankhool