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A 17-year-old male asked:

Hida scan showed my gallbladder is only functioning 15%! is that why my total bilirubin was always high & i have severe acid reflux? what else could it cause?

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Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Abdominal pain.: The poor gb contraction indicates at least partial obstruction - either with gravel or sludge. This dysfunction felt usually with bloating, nausea, and abd pain can also cause hyperacidity symptoms, as well as elevated liver function tests. See your doctor.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Have you had US?: Ultrasound of the upper abdomen can show presence of sludge or gall stones, a dilated bowel duct, pancreatitis, and architecture of liver. Any of these findings could contribute to symptoms. 15% gb ejection fraction is also caused by gall bladder dyskinesia without stones or sludge. Your doctor may also want to do endoscopy. Many things contibute to symptoms in the gastrointestinal tract.

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Houma, LA
A 17-year-old male asked:

Hida scan showed my gallbladder is only functioning 15%! is that why my total bilirubin was always high & I have severe acid reflux? What else?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Doc: Check with your doc you may need an ultrasound of your gallbladder. No big deal. Acid reflux can be easily fixed with ppis. You are young and should not have these problems. Check with your doc.

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Last updated Dec 9, 2013

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