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Are there alternative treatment options for biliary dyskinesia & chronic cholecystitis? (Symptomatic for 3 mos w/diet changes & pain is progressing.)

Are there alternative treatment options for biliary dyskinesia & chronic cholecystitis? (Symptomatic for 3 mos w/diet changes & pain is progressing.)

Surgery: Laparoacopic cholecystectomy will solve your problem. Unfortunately dietary changes don't always work. This is outpatient surgery. You will most likely feel better right away. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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Dyskinesia (Definition)

Dyskinesia is a symptom in which a person has trouble controlling his movements to make them smooth, coordinated motions. Dyskinesia can appear as repetitive motions, rough movements, jerky movements, etc. Tardive dyskinesia (TD) may occur as ...Read more


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Biliary dyskinesia--diagnosis and treatment?

Biliary dyskinesia--diagnosis and treatment?

HIDA scan: Diagnosis is made to confirm non function of the gallbladder.An ultrasound will show no stones and be normal. A hida scan will demonstrate decreased function or decreased ejection fraction and most likely produce pain if cck is used. The treatment is gallbladder removal. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with biliary dyskinesia and also have hashimoto's thyroiditis. Is there any connection and what are my treatment options. ?

I was diagnosed with biliary dyskinesia and also have hashimoto's thyroiditis. Is there any connection and what are my treatment options. ?

I know of: No correlation between gallbladder dysfunction and hashimoto's thyroiditis. If your gallbladder is dysfunctional (and believed to be causing symptoms) the treatment is cholecystectomy. ...Read more

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Could gallbladder/biliary dyskinesia cause a lot of fatigue?

Could gallbladder/biliary dyskinesia cause a lot of fatigue?

Possibly: Gallbladder disease can cause a lot of symptoms - pain, nausea, vomiting, jaundice, change in appetite. Fatigue is possible. See you doctor for a full evaluation of the reason for your fatigue. ...Read more

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Can you explain what biliary dyskinesia is?

Biliary dyskinesia: Biliary dyskinesia refers to altered tone of the sphincter of oddi. It causes the coordination of contracture of the biliary ducts or the emptying of the biliary tree. It is often a symptomof of gall stones, acute or chronic pancreatitis, chronic inflammation or other GI disorders. ...Read more

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What type of pain medication is safe to take for biliary dyskinesia pain and headache?

What type of pain medication is safe to take for biliary dyskinesia pain and headache?

Biliary dyskinesia: carries a significant risk for serious consequences such as acalculous cholecystitis and should be teated under the guidance of your primary care physician in consultation with a surgeon. The pain should be your clue to do something about it. There is no limitation regarding the use of pain meds for headache in the face of BD. Most meds will not help biliary pain . ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to have hyperkinetic biliary dyskinesia with a normal hida scan?

Is it possible for you to have hyperkinetic biliary dyskinesia with a normal hida scan?

Possibly: Most physicians in nuclear medicine and gastroenterology believe that increased ejection fraction of gall bladder is probably normal (above 35%). A well known nuclear physician reported small group of patients with hyperkinetic gall bladder getting relief with removal of gb. More studies needed to convince most surgeons. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with biliary dyskinesia.But when the path report came back on my gallbladder after surgery it was negative.How's that work? Is that possible

Diagnosed with biliary dyskinesia.But when the path report came back on my gallbladder after surgery it was negative.How's that work? Is that possible

To be expected: Biliary dyskinesia just means the gallbladder doesn't squeeze properly to expel the bile into the bile duct. Under the microscope, the gallbladder can have only slight inflammation or even look totally normal. ...Read more

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Please tell me can gallbladder/biliary dyskinesia cause a lot of fatigue?

Please tell me can gallbladder/biliary dyskinesia cause a lot of fatigue?

Not likely.: This condition usually causes post-prandial pain. I would have your doctor look to other causes for your symptom of fatigue. ...Read more

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Hida-very low ejf, biliary dyskinesia. Nausea +/-, minor pain comes & goes, cck w/o symptoms. 2nd hida ordered; if GB bad, should results be similar?

Hida-very low ejf, biliary dyskinesia. Nausea +/-, minor pain comes & goes, cck w/o symptoms.  2nd hida ordered; if GB bad, should results be similar?

HIDA: Hida can sometimes be misleading. There are many reasons for it. You should have an ultrasound and labs to include liver function tests. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Biliary (Definition)

Biliary means anything related to the production, storage, secretion, or flow of bile, whether in the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, ...Read more