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Abnormal Hida Scan
Is it possible to have abnormal hida scan, but watch diet and live a normal healthy life without having gallbladder removed?
Yes: A radionuclide scan (hida, pipida) is a study of the function and emptying of the gallbladder. We typically think of abnormal results as less than 35 or 40%; however, I have seen many patients with bilary pain with "normal" results as well as patients with abnormal results but essentially no symptoms. The best place for hida is in concert with other tests (blood, u/s, physical exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Patient is injected intravenously with isotope tagged to chemical hida that is extracted preferentially by liver cells mimicking bile. Some of this is stored in gall bladder and some enters small bowel from common bile duct. Cholecystokinin is a natural hormone slowly injected intravenously to stimulate gall bladder contraction. Normal function has at least 50% ...Read more
Ur hida scan abnormal, wit a low ejection fraction and reproduction of symptoms with the cck injection. I prefer an answer from someone n nuclear rx.
Your hida scan is abnormal, with a low ejection fraction and reproduction of symptoms with the cck injection. What does this mean in layman's terms?
Gallbladder not work: That mean your gallbladder is not working as good as it suppose to be if you have symptoms of gallbladder colic consider medical treatment first if it did not work based on your symptoms make sure you do not have other upper digestive problems like ulcer or reflux or irritable bowel syndrome your last solution should be surgery do not jump to surgery too fast your doctor will advise you. ...Read more
Yes: A hida scan is used to evaluate for acute cholecystitis with an overall accuracy of 98% (pain or not)...Although it would be very unusual to have acute cholecystitis without pain. However, it can happen if someone has diabetes, is on steroids or other pain medications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes: Hida scans are usually ordered for 2 reasons: to see if the gallbladder is obstructed, or (when combined with cck) to check gallbladder function. Hida is painless but the cck injection may reproduce a gallbladder attack. This information is very useful since, if your pain is reproduced, it suggests that your pain is arising from the gallbladder. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
HIDA scan is easy: Hida scan is a common test by nuclear medicine. Hida is injected into blood, then is taken up by your liver & excreted into the bile ducts. If your gallbladder functions (is not sick), it will "light up" when it concentrates the hida material. Giving cck then allows measurement of gallbladder emptying time, patency of the bile ducts, & how effectively the hida material enters your small bowel. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not usually: Most people dont feel any better..Or worse after a hida scan. It is rare to have an adverse (or bad) reaction. It usually does not make one feel better, however if they used morphine during the study..It would be possible to feel the effects of that. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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