Cholecystitis

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What is cholecystitis?

Cholecystitis refers to inflammation of the gallbladder, causing severe abdominal pain. A common outcome of this condition is the surgical removal of the gallbladder.

Common symptoms reported by people with cholecystitis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with cholecystitis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
19
Tried for
cholecystitis (19)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
fatigue (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4) cholecystitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (2) fatigue (1)

Data from patients with cholecystitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with cholecystitis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Perceived effectiveness
for cholecystitis (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization abscess 8 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
cholecystitis (19)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (4 evaluations)
Side effects
hyperactivity
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
fatigue (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
burning sensation
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness constipation 5 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (4) cholecystitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
gastroesophageal reflux disease upset stomach
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization movement of spinal cord stimulator leads 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness and feeling faint
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
constipation nausea 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue vivid dreams
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (2) fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with cholecystitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has cholecystitis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 12
30s 32
40s 45
50s 54
60s 36
70+ 12
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 11
20-29 years 19
30-39 years 23
40-49 years 16
50-59 years 9
60-69 years 1
70+ years 3

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 39
Female 158

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 106
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from cholecystitis patients who have completed their condition history
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