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What would cause pipida scan to say my gallbladder is functioning at 0% when I am only in mild discomfort? How does all of that work?

What would cause pipida scan to say my gallbladder is functioning at 0% when I am only in mild discomfort? How does all of that work?

Biliary dyskinesia : The medical term for the gallbladder not functioning right is biliary dyskenesia. Instead of squeezing out bile to help digest food, the gallbladder spasms. The test is called a hida scan and if you gallbladder ef is less than 35% them most surgeons would recommend to have your gallbladder removed. This can be caused by chronic inflammation other not well understood causes. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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


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Can you tell me what it mean when the gallbladder won't show on pipida scan?

Can you tell me what it mean when the gallbladder won't show on pipida scan?

Obstruction...: If tracer is not visualized in the gallbladder during the appropriate scanning period, this means there is cystic duct obstruction which is seen with acute cholecystitis. False positives can occur if you ate within a few hours before scan or if you have fasted for more than 24 hours before scan. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the gallbladder won't show on a pipida scan?

What does it mean when the gallbladder won't show on a pipida scan?

Several reasons: Pipida or hida scan is nuclear medicine test for gall bladder function. Gb does not visualize when gb has acute cholecystitis and patient acutely ill. Also patients with chronic gall bladder duct obstruction will not have gb visualization. Sometimes gb will not be seen well in extreme prolonged fasting, wit certain pain meds and when patient fed by tpn, total intravenous nourishment. ...Read more

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Normal ultrasound, egd and pipida scan on gallbladder. Referred to surgeon. Will dr. remove gallbladder if tests are normal but symptoms persist?

 Normal ultrasound, egd and pipida scan on gallbladder.  Referred to surgeon. Will dr. remove gallbladder if tests are normal but symptoms persist?

Gall bladder symptom: An experienced surgeon MAY remove your gall bladder if your symptoms are clearly related to fatty food intake. If your symptoms do not match the presentation of cholecystitis, the surgeon may want further evaluation of your intestines via colonoscopy or barium enema to make sure it is not diverticulitis. This is clearly up to the surgeon doing the procedure to decide this. ...Read more

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I think I'm still having gallbladder issues I had a hyda scan done about 3,months ago it was 53% what should I do?

I think I'm still having gallbladder issues I had a hyda scan done about 3,months ago it was  53% what should I do?

Gallbladder : You haven't given us any detail, but just because your ejection fraction is normal does not mean that your symptoms can't be from the gallbladder. It is particularly possible if you have actual gallstones or gallbladder sludge. You should return to your doctor if you're still having symptoms, or consider a second opinion, perhaps even on HealthTap, if you have your test results. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about gallbladder scan. if you have had one please help!?

Can you tell me about gallbladder scan. if you have had one please help!?

Mainly imaging: HIDA scan involves fasting for few hours prior to study. Patient injected IV with radiotracer usually Technetium- hida which is extracted from blood stream by liver. Imaging continusously performed by nuclear camera positioned above the abdomen.Scan shows visualization of liver, bile ducts, gall bladder, bowel. Once gall bladder filled CCK injected IV for contraction and function of gb. ...Read more

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My hida scan said my gallbladder is working at 29%. What does that mean?

My hida scan said my gallbladder is working at 29%. What does that mean?

Borderline: That means that after they stimulated your gallbladder, it ejected 29% of the radioactive tracer. Typically if it is less than 30-35% (depending on the lab), it indicates some type of gallbladder dysfunction as the etiology of a person's pain that may be helped by surgical intervention. However, since you are on the borderline, your physician will make a decision based on your clinical condition. ...Read more

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15% hida scan should I have gallbladder out?

15% hida scan should I have gallbladder out?

Depends: Depends if symptoms related to biliary colic. Other alternatives are diet avoiding fatty foods that can cause gall bladder attacks. 15% is low ejection fraction for gall bladder and usually means chronic gall bladder disease or dyskinesia. Should consult your physician for educated decision. ...Read more

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If you have a reaction to the hida scan medicattion does that mean your gallbladder is bad?

If you have a reaction to the hida scan medicattion does that mean your gallbladder is bad?

Not necessarily: There are different types of "reaction". Although very rare, it is possible to have an allergic reaction to one of the medicines used during the study..This reaction would have nothing to do with the gallbladder. If a medication is given in attempt to cause your gallbladder to squeeze down...And it is given to fast..It can cause spasm/pain...(as a normal reaction). So..No. ...Read more

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