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Person diagnosed with gallstones by ultrasound was told to remove gallbladder without any other tests.How can we be sure this is a right choice?
Second opinion: If you are concerned about what to do, see a gastroenterologist, which is is a doctor that specailizes in non surgical treatment of gallstones. If they tell you to have your gallbladder out then go to a surgeon for gallbladder removal. The risk factors for symptomatic gallstones are female , age forty, previous childbirth or birth control pills, and obesity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with gallstones by ultrasound & been having severe gallbladder attacks but now my dr ordered a HIDA scan is that necessary?
Sometimes: Sometimes if the symptoms of your attacks do not correspond with gallstone pain, some physicians will order a HIDA scan to see if the GB is emptying properly. Most of the time if a person has gallstones and symptoms of right upper quadrant pain after eating, it would be justified to proceed forward with surgery with out a HIDA scan. You should speak to a General Surgeon. ...Read more
Diagnosed w gallstones thru ultrasound but now ordered for HIDA scan? Is it true that this scan could cause severe gallbladder attack or move stones?
Maybe: A HIDA scan evaluates the function of the GB. During a HIDA scan you are given a medication that will cause your GB to contract and that can sometimes cause discomfort. Also the Ensure that you are asked to drink can also precipitate some RUQ discomfort. As far as a full fledged GB attack, that is unlikely. It definatley does not cause more stones. Talk to the physician who ordered the scan. ...Read more
Possibly have gallstones, getting ultrasound in AM, had bilirubin in urine. Now getting sharp pain behind right shoulder blade, is this related?
Can be gallstones: Right shoulder pain can be referred from gall bladder and right upper quadrant of abdomen inflammatory processes. Bilirubin can elevate if gall stone is blocking common duct or associated liver disease such as hepatititis.Bilirubin in urine may reflect elevated bilirubin level ...Read more
Person diagnosed with gallstones through ultrasound whom always has to run to bathroom to pee, could it be kidney stone and not gallstone?
Person diagnosed with gallstones by an ultrasound, what other tests should be done to rule out other diseases to ensure it truly is gallstones?
Need interpretation of ultrasound . Gallstones and sludge and possil]ble polyp present withingallbladder wall thickening, edema and pericholecystic?
Is it safe to do a liver cleanse when I have gallstones? 8mm gallstone found on ultrasound 6 months ago - just using "wait and see" approach with it.
I was told I might have gallstones, but an ultrasound might take weeks to get. And the pain in my upper right abdomen is getting worse. What do I do?
Pain and elevated liver. Doctor thought I could have gallstones. Got an ultrasound. Can an ultrasound show anything else (such as bowel cancer)?
It has limitations: Ultrasound is a very good tool in diagnosing gallstones and evaluate the liver. However it is not a good tool to evaluate the colon. Usually ultrasound does not show colon cancer unless the colon cancer is very large. The best way to diagnose colon cancer is colonoscopy. ...Read more
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