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
16
Tried for
cholecystitis (16)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5) cholecystitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5)
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)

(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)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
fatigue (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3)

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 (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization abscess 6 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
cholecystitis (16)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
burning sensation
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness constipation 5 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (5) cholecystitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation headaches 2 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (5)
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)

(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)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
  • 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 11
30s 29
40s 45
50s 51
60s 35
70+ 12
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 11
20-29 years 19
30-39 years 24
40-49 years 16
50-59 years 9
60-69 years 1
70+ years 3

Sex

Distribution of sex

80% Female
20% Male

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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