A 42-year-old male asked:
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i have all he symptoms of gallbladder but im having pain in my left rib cage . my hida scan results were 60 % . does this mean?will my gldr be removed

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Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Not necessary...: Assuming there are no other issues of concern with your gallbladder, a normal hida scan and left-sided pain suggest you need to consider a different source of symptoms. Few surgeons would consider cholecystectomy given your presentation and database. If your liver tests are however abnormal further liver/biliary testing is needed. See your doctor who can direct you to the next appropriate test.
Answered on Jun 29, 2020
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Dr. Raymond Taillefer
42 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Normal hida scan: A normal gallbladder ejection fraction is more than 50%. It is normal in your case. Unless you have a situs invertus ( in this case the liver on the left side instead of the right side) your symptom is probably not related to hepatobiliary disease, as demonstrated by your normal hida scan. It might be related to stomach, spleen or other thoracic problems.
Answered on May 28, 2016
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