Signs and symptoms of cholecystitis may include:

  • Severe, steady pain in the upper right part of your abdomen
  • Pain that radiates from your abdomen to your right shoulder or back
  • Tenderness over your abdomen when it's touched
  • Sweating
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Abdominal bloating

Cholecystitis signs and symptoms usually occur after a meal, particularly a large meal or a meal high in fat.

When to see a doctor

Make an appointment with your doctor if you have any signs or symptoms that worry you. Abdominal pain that is so severe you can't sit still or find a comfortable position is an emergency, so have someone drive you to the emergency room in this situation.

Sep. 01, 2011