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Chronic cholecystitis

  • Alternative Names

    Cholecystitis - chronic


    For symptoms of acute cholecystitis, see: Acute cholecystitis.

    Acute cholecystitis is a painful condition that leads to chronic cholecystitis. It is not clear whether chronic cholecystitis causes any symptoms.

    Signs and tests

    Your health care provider may order the following blood tests:

    • Amylase and lipase -- to diagnose diseases of the pancreas
    • Complete blood count (CBC)
    • Liver function tests -- to evaluate how well the liver is working

    Tests that reveal gallstones or inflammation in the gallbladder include:

    • Abdominal CT scan
    • Abdominal ultrasound
    • Gallbladder scan (HIDA scan)
    • Oral cholecystogram