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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Cholescintigraphy (Overview)

Cholescintigraphy is employed to diagnose acute cholecystitis. The study uses a technetium-labeled hepatic iminodiacetic acid (hida), which is injected intravenously and then taken up selectively by liver cells and excreted into bile. The test is positive if the gallbladder does not visualize, which is due to cystic duct obstruction, usually from edema from acute cholecystitis or obstructing stone.


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What is the definition or description of: cholescintigraphy?

What is the definition or description of: cholescintigraphy?

Cholecystitis: Cholescintigraphy is employed to diagnose acute cholecystitis. The study uses a technetium-labeled hepatic iminodiacetic acid (hida), which is injected intravenously and then taken up selectively by liver cells and excreted into bile. The test is positive if the gallbladder does not visualize, which is due to cystic duct obstruction, usually from edema from acute cholecystitis or obstructing stone. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Cholescintigraphy (Overview)

Cholescintigraphy is employed to diagnose acute cholecystitis. The study uses a technetium-labeled hepatic iminodiacetic acid (hida), which is injected intravenously and then taken up selectively by liver cells and excreted into bile. The test is positive if the gallbladder does not visualize, which is due to cystic duct obstruction, usually from edema from acute cholecystitis or obstructing stone.


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Is a hida scan (cholescintigraphy) dangerous for people w/ lupus or autoimmune diseases?

Is a  hida scan (cholescintigraphy) dangerous for people w/ lupus or autoimmune diseases?

No.: No higher incidence of problems with autoimmune disease, ie .Lupus. One of the best tests for determiing gall bldder function. Wouldn't worry! ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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Pls help me?

Help: In order to assist you - you need to provide us with more information. Please re-ask and clarify the question that you need help with. Take care. ...Read more

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Am i dying ?

I don't know: I don't know, john. Technically, every person who is alive will die someday, yes. But unless you have been diagnosed with some untreatable illness, then no, you are not actively dying. If this is something you worry about a lot, mention it to one of your parents, a close adult friend, or a school counselor. A lot of people have these kinds of worries and you can get help to not worry so much. ...Read more

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Is it free ?

Yes, this is free if: If you did not ask for premium, paid services, then this HealthTap BASIC is free. Post your question in English, with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors will answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services include virtual medicine appointments) ...Read more

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What is art?

What is art?

Yes: Ivf is art(assisted reproductive technology) that allows egg and sperm to be placed together in a petri dish either conventionally or with icsi where the sperm is placed directly into the egg. ...Read more

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Why am I fat?

Why am I fat?

110?: The general answer is eat too much and exercise too little, BUT at your age it makes little difference. Eat what you want and be happy! ...Read more

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What is love?

What is love?

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Is this free?

Is this free?

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What is etoh?

What is etoh?

ETOH is ethanol: Etoh is ethanol, which is the type of alcohol in our alcoholic beverages. ...Read more

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My body 55 g?

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55g of what?: Sorry, you will need to provide far more information or an actual question to get help. ...Read more