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A 28-year-old female asked:

Tender spot on upper mid-left abdomen when pressed for past 6mo. sharp pain from the spot up left side of chest for past month. xrays/us clear. ideas?

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Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
If you have had: a clear chest xray and an ultrasound of the gallbladder that was also clear then request a HIDA scan with cholecystikinin. This will eliminate the possibility of gallbladder disease. Xrays and ultrasounds are for structural evaluation and a HIDA scan will determine function

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Last updated Sep 28, 2020

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