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    Cholecystitis

    Cholecystitis

    Cholecystitis is inflammation of the gallbladder that usually occurs when gallstones block fluid (bile) inside the gallbladder. If bile is blocked, it builds up inside the gallbladder, causing swelling and pain.

    Symptoms of cholecystitis include fever, pain in the upper abdomen, nausea, or vomiting.

    Last Revised: July 10, 2013

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology

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