How are acute cholecystitis and biliary colic managed during pregnancy?

Updated: Jan 18, 2017
  • Author: Peter A D Steel, MBBS, MA; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Gallstones are more likely to be symptomatic in pregnancy. For gallbladder colic in pregnancy, because symptoms may be recurrent, women should be referred to their obstetrician as well as a surgeon. Second trimester cholecystectomy is the safest time period, because the risk of premature labor is lower, and the uterus does not push on the gallbladder.

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