- Blockage of the common bile duct.
- Gallbladder cancer
- Inflammation of the gallbladder
- Blockage of pancreatic duct
Treatments for Contracted Gallbladder
Usually, the treatment for a contracted gallbladder would be hospitalization or, in some cases, surgery.
In order to treat the infection of the gallbladder, antibiotics are given directly onto a vein, and this fights off symptoms like abdominal pain and nausea.
As for chronic cholecystitis, the gallbladder itself must be removed through surgery. Also, the gallstones that have formed in the gallbladder must also be surgically removed. Some people may opt to have their gallstones removed through a process called endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography or ERCP for short.
This process is done by having a unique flexible telescope that is inserted in the mouth and passes down through the stomach onto an opening where bile is emptied into the intestines. However, this process is not always possible so health professionals recommend having gallstones removed surgically.
Chronic cholecystitis can cause the walls of the gallbladder to thicken, shrink or contract, and then lose function. If not treated right away, this will surely cause serious complications.
If you experience any of the symptoms listed above, do not hesitate to seek medical attention.
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