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What can you tell me about hyperactive gallbladder ? Ejection fraction 90% last year, and 94% this year. Should it be removed if symptoms persist?
Maybe: Hyperkinetic or hyperactive gallbladder is not generally accepted as a diagnosis. A small group of patients (63) was symptomatic with cck infusion with greater than 80% ejection fraction. 28 of these patients underwent removal of gall bladder. 97% of these 28 patients showed improvement in symptoms following surgery. . More published retrospective and prospective studies needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I had a hida scan that came back at 74%. Is that too low for a hyperactive gallbladder? I'm experiencing pain under right rib, nausea, and vomiting
74% is normal: Hida scan with cck augmentation normal range is typically greater than 50%, with 35% to 50% being "borderline" and less than 35% being abnormal. The gallbladder should contract with cck (an analog of a hormone that causes gallbladder emptying) if it is responding/working normally. The hida portion examines the liver cells that make bile and the bile ducts to make sure they are not blocked. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It's empty: The gallbladder largely functions as a bag that concentrates bile made in the liver. Between meals, bile flows from the liver into the bile duct, and it is "sucked" into the gallbladder where it is concentrated between 8-20 x. When you eat, various stimuli including cck release stimulate gallbladder contaction, and the concentrated bile is then emptied into the small intestine to mix with food. ...Read more