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i had a hida scan about three years ago. it showed my gallbladder was not working at all. the surgeon did not trust the test and felt it wasn't my gallbladder. can i have a gallbladder that doesn't work at all for over three years with only minor discomfo

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Dr. Zbigniew Moszczynski
29 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Hida scan has a high false positive rate, and is often unreliable. Therefore, it should be viewed in the context of other findings like ultrasound, liver tests and physical exam. And yes you could have a nonfunctional gallbladder for long period of time with minor symptoms and possible future infection with acute cholecystitis.
Answered on Oct 28, 2015

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