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Is it possible to have abnormal hida scan, but watch diet and live a normal healthy life without having gallbladder removed?

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 more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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I have gained weight and can't lose any of it since having my gallbladder removed despite a healthy diet and exercise. Any suggestions?

I have gained weight and can't lose any of it since having my gallbladder removed despite a healthy diet and exercise. Any suggestions?

Weight loss: They may not be related. Weight loss is a challenge. If you are having trouble losing weight, ask for a thyroid lab evaluation. If your TSH is >2.5 and you are having trouble losing weight you may benefit from thyroid replacement. Be well. ...Read more

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Fat intolerant after inflamed gallbladder. On low fat/high fibre diet. Lost 20lb. Could this be the reason I've had constant bouts of colds/virus/flu for 2mths? (i hydrate/rest/exercise/eat healthy?)

Fat intolerant after inflamed gallbladder. On low fat/high fibre diet. Lost 20lb. Could this be the reason I've had constant bouts of colds/virus/flu for 2mths? (i hydrate/rest/exercise/eat healthy?)

Yes it can: Any gallbladder issues from gallstones to gallbladder infections are said to bring about flu like symptoms. Your best response to make sure your treatment is working and the gallbladder issues are correctly diagnosed. If you have a doubt about treatment or diagnosis then call the treating doctor or get a second opinion. Congratulations on the weight loss and healthier lifestyle! ...Read more

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You had your gallbladder removed, there a certain diet you need to follow?

You had your gallbladder removed, there a certain diet you need to follow?

Not really: You should be able to eat anything, within reason, without difficulty. Issues such as heartburn or indigestion are not a gall bladder issue. ...Read more

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Can you offer any tips on a gallbladder diet?

Can you offer any tips on a gallbladder diet?

Low fat: If you're having gallbladder symptoms, you can reduce them by avoiding fatty foods. Try sherbet and pretzels for snacks, avoid avocados, nuts, peanut butter. Use low fat dairy, low fat salad dressings. Nothing fried. Now, if you have surgery to remove the gallbladder, all those restrictions go away. Good luck. ...Read more

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How much fat can I eat per day for gallbladder diet?

How much fat can I eat per day for gallbladder diet?

Little: Although fat may frovoke an attack wo will carbohydrates and protein. Diet management for gakllstones is doomedto eventual failure and ongoing attacks. ...Read more

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How to cure gallbladder sludge? What diet foods should I take?

How to cure gallbladder sludge? What diet foods should I take?

Removal: Sludge in the gallbladder occurs when there is an alteration in liver metabolism, and one of three main components of bile crystallize, and sit in the gallbladder. This sludge will eventually coalesce in to stones. There is no cure for the inderlying cause. Surgical removal of the gallbladder does solve the problem. If there are no symptoms, its ok to watch it. ...Read more

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If my gallbladder is removed, do I need to restrict my fat in the diet?

If my gallbladder is removed, do I need to restrict my fat in the diet?

Yes: The gallbladder stores and concentrates bile, which is then released to aid in breakdown of fatty foods. Without the gallbladder, patients may have some loose stool or even diarrhea after eating fried or fatty foods. This generally gets better over the course of a few months. ...Read more

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Can my bad diet lead to gallbladder disease?

Can my bad diet lead to gallbladder disease?

Yes: I agree with dr. Rosen. Gallbladder disease is often multi-factoral. There are clear relationships between diet and gallbladder disease. In addition to poor dietary choices, things including yo-yo dieting with significant weight swings is associated with increased stone formation. Certain illnesses are also associated with development of gallstones. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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Gallbladder (Definition)

The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more


Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more