Some main symptoms of acute cholecystitis are:
Pain of the biliary colic (pain due to gallstones) is a strong continuous pain, felt as a pressure in the solar plexus, which further spreads in the upper right quadrant of the abdomen, and in the right shoulder. Biliary colic sets on suddenly, unexpectedly.
At times, the severe pain is preceded by small disturbances which may have previously occurred. These small pains retreat quickly by themselves.
Pain often begins after consumption of a very fatty meal, or simply, a very large meal. This type of pain is severe, like a sudden attack which only grows worse, progressively.
Patient could also experience pain which increases during motion or when breathing. They may adopt a forced posture in order to try and alleviate the pain.
They may also experience lack of appetite, may feel nauseated, or may frequently vomit, exuding greenish colored vomit. A low fever may also be experienced, and shivers, perspiration, anxiety, pallor and bloating of the belly may accompany the pain as well.
Acute cholecystitis is inflammation of the gallbladder. It usually occurs when a gallstone blocks the cystic duct. Gallstones are small stones, usually made of cholesterol, that form in the gallbladder.
Some main symptoms of acute cholecystitis are: abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea, fever, pain - usually after meals, abdominal bloating, etc. Pain often begins after consumption of a very fatty meal, or simply, a very large meal.
Acute cholecystitis is usually diagnosed by: abdominal ultra sound, CT-scans of the gallbladder, ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography).
The patient is advised to consume a low-fat, light diet, and consume smaller portions of food, or rather to consume small portions of food often throughout the day.
If the patient is experiencing severe, unexplained abdominal pain, they must refer to a medical professional as soon as possible. At times, patients are treated without surgery.