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My HIDA scan results show 30% functioning and I was told it was not within the normal range yesterday after the scan. my doc. np says this is normal?

My HIDA scan results show 30% functioning and I was told it was not within the normal range yesterday after the scan. my doc. np says this is normal?

Borderline result?: Surgeons may consider cholecystectomy appropriate to your symptom presentation and database (lab results, other x-rays, exam). Certainly if your liver tests are abnormal further liver/biliary testing will likely be recommended. See your doctor who can direct you to the next appropriate test. ...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


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What does normal low results mean on a hida scan?

Still normal range: Low normal means the results are still in the normal range, but tend to fall near the lower end of a normal curve. ...Read more

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I got a Hida scan and it showed 41%. Is this normal or should it be concerning?

No: It sounds like you had a CCK test with the Hida scan which is used to determine gallbladder function. The cutoff for the "ejection fraction" or the ability of the gallbladder to contract is considered to be 35%. Thus your ejection fraction, while on the low side, would still be within the range of normal. ...Read more

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What about a result of 95%? for hida scan is this still normal?

HIDA scan: If you are describing the fraction of gallbladder emptying, 95% is fine. there may be other causes for pain in the upper right abdomen. ...Read more

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GBER on HIDA scan was 1.25% and GBEP was 4 minutes. Is this normal?

GBER on HIDA scan was 1.25% and GBEP was 4 minutes. Is this normal?

ER abnormal: On a HIDA scan an ejection ratio of 40% or greater is normal. ER of 1.25% is very low. This usually indicates gallbladder disease. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Still having pain after hida scan is this normal?

Pain at the: injection site or abdominal pain? A standard HIDA scan should not induce abdominal pain. If you also received a CCK injection to check the gallbladder ejection fraction, however, it could cause temporary pain. ...Read more

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Us and. Hida scan all normal, except did show sludge, but i still have all the symptoms and the pain , now what? Getting frustrated

Us and. Hida scan all normal, except did show sludge,  but i still have all the symptoms and the pain , now what? Getting frustrated

Probably not gb: Sludge or gravel in gall bladder does not usually cause symptoms and can disappear with time. Endoscopy, blood tests, and other imaging testing can examine stomach, large bowel and small bowel for possible contribution to your symptoms. Abdominal symptoms can be related to stomach, pancreas, liver etc. Another option is to follow gall bladder diet with elimination of certain foods to see if helps. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have abnormal hida scan, but watch diet and live a normal healthy life without having gallbladder removed?

Is it possible to have abnormal hida scan, but watch diet and live a normal healthy life without having gallbladder removed?

Yes: A radionuclide scan (hida, pipida) is a study of the function and emptying of the gallbladder. We typically think of abnormal results as less than 35 or 40%; however, I have seen many patients with bilary pain with "normal" results as well as patients with abnormal results but essentially no symptoms. The best place for hida is in concert with other tests (blood, u/s, physical exam. ...Read more

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I just had my HIDA scan results come back. The percentage is 76%, is this normal or is that considered an over active gallbladder?

I just had my HIDA scan results come back. The percentage is 76%, is this normal or is that considered an over active gallbladder?

Normal: Usually greater than 35% gb ejection fraction is considered normal. In some labs hyperkinetic gall bladder is contemplated when ejection fraction greater than 80%. ...Read more

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