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Good question...: A dysfunctional gallbladder is also known as biliary dyskinesia in medical jargon and is a poorly understood gallbladder disorder responsible for abdominal pain that mimics gallstones. The diagnosis is made with a nuclear medicine test called hida scan with cck challenge. Positive test is defined as a abnormally low gallbladder ejection fraction with or without reproduction of symptoms. ...Read more
Does a gallbladder sludge indicate a dysfunctional gallbladder. I have sludg gallbladder and took nuclear med scan yesterday.
It could: Gallbladder sludge is a mixture of bile, mucous and tiny bits of cholesterol-based and calcium-based particles. Without sludge, bile naturally passes through the gallbladder from the liver to the duodenum to ultimately help digest fatty foods. However, sludge can just slosh around in the gallbladder causing gallbladder infections and othe problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it wise for someone with a dysfunctional gallbladder to be on omeprazole long term since the gallbladder is causing the reflux? Eject. Frac. - 15%
Can h pylori cause gallbladder problems? Hida scan showed dysfunctional gallbladder with no stones and no obstructions. Tested positive for h pylori.
Why does someone with a dysfunctional gallbladder have acid reflux problems? Should they take omeprazole?
Not the case: Dysfunctional or sick gallbladder is not related to acid reflux, they are two different situations which may co exist. Gall bladder is related to bile delivery to stomach which helps digestion, that's why in some people Omeprazole helps, but they are different. If you do not have reflux disease and you take your gallbladder out , you may not need omeprazole. ...Read more
Can a dysfunctional gallbladder cause constant dizziness or lightheadedness, chronic headaches (esp. Behind eyes and ears) and sensitivity to light?
Gallbladder: Biliary dyskinesia is the name for a dysfunctional gallbladder. It can be associate with vague, intermittent abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, often associated with meals. It rarely hospitalized patients. It is diagnosed by functional studies of the gallbladder. Often called a hida scan. It would not be associated with chronic headaches or dizziness unless you are becoming dehydrated. ...Read more
Only if a problem: This refers to changes that are seen after it has been removed and looked at grossly. There are some findings on sonogram that may suggest these changes, but in and of itself, it is not typically a reason to remove it. But it begs the question, "did you see it on a sono, and if so, were you having symptoms that prompted the sono in the first place?" you can have a dysfunctional gb with or w/o. ...Read more
GB/cystic duct prob.: In a normal hida scan, radioactive material flows from the liver through the cystic duct into the gallbladder and also through the common bile duct into the intestine. When the gallbladder is not seen, it means either the cystic duct is plugged or the gallbladder is dysfunctional/full of stones or sludge. A gallbladder ultrasound would help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most likely: If the hida scan is accurate and the results were 7%. You do have a dysfunctional gallbladder. If you are having symptoms like pain in your right upper abdomen, nausea, vomiting, possibly diarrhea, your surgeon will probably recommend a cholecystectomy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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