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I have mild pain and several small stones in my gall bladder, with a hida scan ejection rate of 71%. Do i still need to have my gallbladder removed?

I have mild pain and several small stones in my gall bladder, with a hida scan ejection rate of 71%. Do i still need to have my gallbladder removed?

Probably: High ejection fraction can cause gb symptoms not dissimilar to when the ejection fraction is low. If you symptoms are associated with eating or eating certain types of food, i think that having your gb removed will help. ...Read more

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Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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Gall Bladder EF was 15% 3 years ago and I just had a HIDA scan repeat... It was 63%. Does this mean I'm normal now?

Gall Bladder EF was 15% 3 years ago and I just had a HIDA scan repeat... It was 63%. Does this mean I'm normal now?

Depends: on what you mean being "normal." But yes, your HIDA scan is now normal. These tests tend to be highly variable & the results can change from one day to another. If you have no gallstones on ultrasound, then your gallbladder is functioning normally at this time. ...Read more

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Is the nuclear injection supposed to still be visable in a hida scan at the end? I don't have a gall bladder either.

Is the nuclear injection supposed to still be visable in a hida scan at the end? I don't have a gall bladder either.

Yea: Your gallbladder is an extension of your bile duct.Although your gallbladder is out the bile duct still exists.The die for the hida test still go through your liver and bile duct even without your gallbladder. ...Read more

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Had a hida scan and it was normal but my gall bladder was inflamed and now i need to go to GI dr. But i don't know why?

Biliary disease: Okay to ask your regular doctor "why". Biliary disease can be complex, so during the time you are having symptoms but not clearly diagnosed try a low fat diet and extra hydration, which helps decrease symptoms. If you develop fever or vomiting then more urgency to get tested. Be well. ...Read more

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Hida scan shows 0%, is there any chance gall bladder can start functioning again? I, m 32 male.What are my options if i don't want to take my gb out?

Hida scan shows 0%, is there any chance gall bladder can start functioning again? I, m 32 male.What are my options if i don't want to take my gb out?

Gall bladder out: Gall bladder ejection fraction of 0% is the lowest you can have.Normal ef is above 35%. The gall bladder is usually best removed for relief of symptoms. Avoiding fatty foods may help symptoms for limited amount of time.If remains chronic gb disease suffer chronic pain. Acute chiolecystiitis iusually associataed with gall stones often is surgiical emergency. ...Read more

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What would it mean if i got a fever of 100.0 the day after i got a hida scan for gall bladder but it went away in a few hours?

What would it mean if i got a fever of 100.0 the day after i got a hida scan for gall bladder but it went away in a few hours?

Probably nothing: Particularly if the fever resolved and you have no further symptoms. You may have had a minor reaction to the dye, or other aspects of the procedure. Suspect you are going to be fine, as long as your gall-bladder is doing well. Hope you don't need surgery. ...Read more

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I went into hida scan while in pain. The test seemed to have aggravated my syptoms. The results however were normal. Do i need a gall bladder removal?

I went into hida scan while in pain. The test seemed to have aggravated my syptoms. The results however were normal. Do i need a gall bladder removal?

Maybe: The hida scan is not always abnormal with gall bladder disease. The fact that symptoms were mimicked by the test may mean gall bladder is an issue. Sometimes gb ejection fraction can be normal and there is a problem with the biliary duct at its entrance into the duodenum where is a muscle, called sphincter of oddi, sometimes spasm at this area can cause simiilar pain., called dyskinesia. ...Read more

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Hida scan 53%/great deal pain nausea and gall bladder symptoms but tests normal? Gallbladder removal help?

Hida scan 53%/great deal pain nausea and gall bladder symptoms but tests normal? Gallbladder removal help?

Possibly: The symptoms you have are characteristic of problems with the biliary tree, but the area is more complex that just the gallbladder. However, the tests required to try to figure it out come with a certain amount of risk; often a higher risk profile than removing the gb first and eliminating this as a contributing factor. If the us was also normal, i would recommend an endoscopy before gb removal. ...Read more

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Hida scan says gall bladder ejection rate 0%. Will my gall bladder burst if i don't get surgery right away?

No: First, I do not know if you have gallstones by ultrasound or not. Hida scan apparently shows the gallbladder fills, but does not empty, so the gallbladder is not obstructed. This indicates there is no urgent problem with your gallbladder. Optional & elective to have surgery, and only if you are having appropriate symptoms related to the gallbladder. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Accurso
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Hida Scan (Definition)

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


Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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