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precautions to take after a hida scan

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
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Duct is blocked: Normally the gallbladder shows up in only a few minutes. Not showing up after 2 hours suggests the duct to the gallbladder is blocked, not allowing t ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Takes about 1 hour: They will inject you with a radioactive molecule in your veins and then take "pictures" of your liver over about an hour. Once they see all the struc ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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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 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Probably, but...: You were given very specific instructions to avoid medications 24 hours before your biliary scan. If you are planning to have your endoscopy less tha ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
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Manage symptoms: With an abnormal hida and presence of symptoms, the recommendation would be to remove the gallbladder. Otherwise, managing the symptoms with medicatio ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
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You'd rather not: the hida scan is very precisely run to be able to see the gall bladder. Fiber supplements are not that closely timed. Furthermore, if you entirely mis ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
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Gut: Although you have a number of normal tests, you are still having dysbiosis. This can and often is associated with problems at the lining where you bi ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
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Not likely: You almost certainly have mechanical obstruction of the GB, even though this may be only due to thickened bile, sludge, or gravel, and may be intermit ... Read More
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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Normal gallbladder: Hida scans measure several things--uptake & excretion of hida by liver, gallbladder function, ductal patency/ function. Cck is given to stimulate gall ... Read More
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