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A 25-year-old male asked:

Would a ct scan of the chest abdomen and pelvis see something wrong with the gallbladder? and would it se gallstones present or previous? had normal ct scan 2 weeks ago but i have bad pain right there

2 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
CT scan: The ct scans you describe should pick up gall stones - maybe the radiologist is willing and nice enough to look at the films again.
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Ultrasound is better to look for gallstones. Also an hepatobiliary scan with CCK may be needed to see how the gallbladder is functioning
Apr 5, 2014
Dr. Jonah Essers
Pediatric Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Yes: A ct scan will pick up most gallstones as well as thickening and swelling of the gallbladder and bile ducts. The only thing a ct scan does a lousy job with is detecting if the gallbladder has a hard time emptying bile. This can cause pain as well. You need a hida scan to detect this.
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 23 years experience
Ultrasound is a good diagnostic test if there is a concern about the gallbladder.
Apr 6, 2014

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