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A 53-year-old female asked:

Hida scan 7% ef . pain low grade fevers. surgeon questions gallbladder as cause. how can that be.to have ultra soy d. neg and ct opinions wanted?

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Dr. Lee Pederson
General Surgery 27 years experience
Prob is related: Hida scans measure the ability of the gallbladder to contract. 7% is clearly abnormal. Did you have pain when they gave you the second medication? Dysfunction of the gallbladder is called biliary dyskinesia. Most of these patients get better with removing the gallbladder.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
GB stiff: Even though no stones, the gallbladder muscle can become sluggish and not eject bile like it should. The hidda scan discovers this dysfunction in way gb works to eject bile into the intestine. The other studies (including ultrasound and ct) look at architecture and not function. That is why the hidda scan is more useful to determine that gb is cause of your right upper abdominal pain.
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 21 years experience
GB disease: Gb disease may not be always evident on imaging studies like us or ct. Hida with ef is an imaging study which provides functional characteristics. If the ef is low, then there is gb dysfunction. If you add symptoms to the equation, then surgery is indicated. Talk to your doctor.

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