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can you smoke before a hida scan

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Probably not, but…: The whole point of the test is to measure how well your gallbladder works when you are not on any medications or other substances. Because you don't k ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
Narcotics. : Narcotics may give a false answer and show a blockage that may not be there without them. Having said that, most patients are taking some pain meds wh ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Dinhofer
40 years experience Radiology
Yes: The alcohol should be out of your system in 2 days. Make sure you follow the directions give to your from your doctor or the imaging facility.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
OK: You should be fine. That should not create a false positive hida scan.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Some meds avoided: Do not take any pain medications prior to test. Pain medications interfere with scan. Peptobismol should not be take because contains metal that can i ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Need to call XRay: I cannot find any information as to the effect of smoking on a HIDA scan. Call the radiology program that is doing the scan and ask.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
23 years experience Radiology
HIDA scan: Is a nuclear medicine test that evaluates the gallbladder, bile ducts, and liver. Pictures are taken after a special dye is injected into a vein. Th ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
Sometimes: You may feel a little discomfort when the medication is initially injected, but then the worst discomfort comes from having to lie still for an hour. ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guido Davidzon
17 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Not at all: Hida is a very safe study. There are no adverse effects from the radiotracer and you receive less than half the radiation dose you get from a typical ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
23 years experience Radiology
EF>35% normal: A gallbladder ejection fraction of greater than 35% is considered normal.

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