A 18-year-old male asked:
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they found sludge in my gallbladder and at times it hurts really bad but sometimes it doesn't. hida was 40% but im 18 and a male. should i worry?

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Dr. Jay Stylman
38 years experience General Surgery
Uncertain cause: There are many reasons a person can have pain in the abdomen; the gallbladder is just one of them. Sludge is rarely if ever a cause of pain, and a 40% ejection fraction on hida is pretty normal. I would look elsewhere for causes of pain before considering removing the gallbladder.
Answered on Mar 16, 2014
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