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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

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


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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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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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Dull ache, w/ sharp stabbing pain, in lrq. Nausea. No female organs. No gallbladder. Ct scan w/ contrast normal. Urine normal. Blood test normal.

Dull ache, w/ sharp stabbing pain, in lrq. Nausea. No female organs. No gallbladder. Ct scan w/ contrast normal. Urine normal. Blood test normal.

Could be: Appendicitis, crohn's ileitis, or kidney stones, but these should show up on ct scan. Other causes are radiated pain from back, medication side effect, or even shingles. Best to talk to your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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