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Can GERD cause intermediate right upper quadrant pain? Not constant but when it hurts it's a 6 out of 10..gallbladder Hida normal. Pain is off and on

Can GERD cause intermediate right upper quadrant pain? Not constant but when it hurts it's a 6 out of 10..gallbladder Hida normal. Pain is off and on

Common: Gerd can be associated with Gastritis which could cause intermittent pain. Sometimes such pain could be associated with meals. The history, type of pain and response to proton pump inhibitors or H2 blockers or antiacids may help estabilish the diagnosis. ...Read more

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


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Ultrasound showed sludge in gallbladder. Hida scan was 78% ejaction with positive cck. RUQ pain for 5 years. Do you think surgery is required?

Ultrasound showed sludge in gallbladder. Hida scan was 78% ejaction with positive cck. RUQ pain for 5 years. Do you think surgery is required?

Never required: Surgery is not required for this. Your doc should be able to give you some statistics on how likely he is to fix your problem with surgery. Might be about 50/50 chances although he will know your case better and more specifically. ...Read more

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Stool is kinda black / loose .EDG normal. found sludge on gallbladder. Hida scan normal.. Have diverticulosis and hiatel hernia. Should I be concerned?

Stool is kinda black / loose .EDG normal. found sludge on gallbladder. Hida scan normal.. Have diverticulosis and hiatel hernia. Should I be concerned?

Rule out bleeding: Whenever there is a history of black stools it is good to make sure that blood is not causing this. If you just had an EGD it is unlikely that you have a bleeding ulcer, but if it was done a while ago this could be a new development. Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can also cause black stools, as can iron supplements. A simple guaiac test can quickly rule out a bleed in your gut, so call your Dr! :) ...Read more

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Inflamed gallbladder. Hida scan shows 29%. No gallstones. Symptoms are not severe, minor back pain, nausea, elevated pancreas levels (301), acid reflux. Any other option besides surgery? If so, what?

Inflamed gallbladder. Hida scan shows 29%. No gallstones. Symptoms are not severe, minor back pain, nausea, elevated pancreas levels (301), acid reflux. Any other option besides surgery? If so, what?

Surgery not: An option, you symptoms are ' not severe' , no evidenced sepsis , cholecystitis with out stones will subside with time , no need for surgery , get your relax treated with medications , speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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My ALT is 69 and they found some sludge in gallbladder but hida was 40%. Why is my ALT slightly elevated is it from my gallbladder? Causes?

My ALT is 69 and they found some sludge in gallbladder but hida was 40%. Why is my ALT slightly elevated is it from my gallbladder? Causes?

Hard to say: Sludge in the gb will be able to cause symptoms, but, answering just what causes an elevated liver enzyme without knowing if you have symptoms is very hard to do. Activity can influence the level as well as gallbladder disease. If you have RUQ pains or heartburn like symptoms after eating, it could be a sick gb. ...Read more

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I have a low functioning gallbladder can it cause weight loss? Also what are the risks of gallbladder surgery? Hida scan showed low activity

I have a low functioning gallbladder can it cause weight loss? Also what are the risks of gallbladder surgery? Hida scan showed low activity

Possible: if GB function is low <20%, then it could be the cause of pain when you eat fatty foods, and some people change diet enough to loose some weight, but not too common. GB surgery done by a surgeon with a laparoscope is an outpatient procedure, most should take under an hour, go home same day. There are some serious and rare risks, please talk to your surgeon about it. ...Read more

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Nausea 9% functioning of gallbladder after hida scan otherwise no pain or gallstones. Endoscopy, MRI, Colonoscopy (l 1/2 yrs. ago ) Ultrasound all OK. Diagnosis is to remove GB...unsure?

Nausea 9% functioning of gallbladder after hida scan otherwise no pain or gallstones.  Endoscopy, MRI, Colonoscopy (l 1/2 yrs. ago )  Ultrasound all OK.  Diagnosis is to remove GB...unsure?

Sick GB: Nausea and only 9% function on a hida scan? Sounds like a sick gallbladder is a distinct possibility. Now whether you want surgery or not is up to you. Depends on how miserable you are. You may be able to keep symptoms under control with dietary changes. The risk of not treating it, is that you might find that you need it removed emergently later. Not optimal. ...Read more

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Body pain & at times middle upper belly pain for months Dr. thinks gallbladder. Sono & HIDA neg. ALB 3.14 AST 58 ESR 44 CPK 356 Platelets 430 CRP 15. ?

Body pain & at times middle upper belly pain for months Dr. thinks gallbladder. Sono & HIDA neg. ALB 3.14 AST 58 ESR 44 CPK 356 Platelets 430 CRP 15. ?

Diagnosis: Answers on HealthTap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. You need to allow a continued evaluation by your doctor. If this is not due to problems with the gallbladder then perhaps further imaging studies or endoscopy are needed. If you are not seeing a GI doctor you might ask for a referral. Good luck. ...Read more

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How does bismuth affect a hida gallbladder scan?

How does bismuth affect a hida gallbladder scan?

Bismuth: Blocks radiation like barium does and was used to perform x-ray studies many years ago. Bismuth can affect the appearance of your gallbladder on the hida scan. Also you should be npo. Taking bismuth preparations will cause the gallbladder to contract which will affect the hida scan. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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. Lynne Weixel
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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