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Hello, I would like to ask a doctor for his opinion to see

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Hello,
I would like to ask a doctor for his opinion to see if my fathers symptoms sounds like cholecystitis please?
Many thanks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 2 years ago.
Dr. Natasha :

hello

Dr. Natasha :

sure

Dr. Natasha :

Yes, these could be the symptoms of chronic cholecystitis

Dr. Natasha :

he needs to have an ultrasound asap

Dr. Natasha :

or he may have had gallstones and now has an infection

Dr. Natasha :

but he does need that uls

Dr. Natasha :

did you see what I wrote

Customer:

Thank you. His doctor prescribed antibiotic a month ago but it didnt help. is it normal to have such superficial tenderness by touching off of the skin

Dr. Natasha :

you can

Dr. Natasha :

or this could be shingles

Dr. Natasha :

but he needs that ultrasound

Dr. Natasha :

and the treatment is surgery, not antibiotics

Customer:

and what surgery options would be available taking his history into account if it is the gallbladder? it wouldnt be shingles, i am a nurse. i initially thought that first but no other symptoms have come about.

Dr. Natasha :

they just remove it

Dr. Natasha :

cholecystectomy

Dr. Natasha :

open or laproscopically

Dr. Natasha :

usually the latter

Dr. Natasha :

an infected GB is removed

Dr. Natasha :

did I provide you with excellent service?

Customer:

I am arranging to bring him to doctor tomorrow to arrange ultrasound. i guess i was hoping it might not be gallbladder

Dr. Natasha :

keep me posted.

Customer:

Finally, can they do it under local/regional anaesthesia and what is the average hospital stay

Customer:

thank you

Dr. Natasha :

no, it is General anesthesia and it is a one day procedure if there are no complications

Customer:

Did you see his medical history i wrote? His heart is in a bad way

Dr. Natasha :

they cannot do it locally

Dr. Natasha :

he would need a cardiac consultation prior to the surgery

Customer:

and no conservative treatment options? gosh

Dr. Natasha :

why don't you just get the uls and see what it looks like first

Dr. Natasha :

it really depends on the findings

Customer:

i know that. thanks

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Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 2 years ago.
Hi Rory
How is your dad