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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?

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 more

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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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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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

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 more

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How heavy is the gallbladder?

How heavy is the gallbladder?

See below: A normal gallbladder is about 3 to 4 inches long and about 1.5 to 2 inches wide. Normal capacity is up to 100 cc of bile so it is very light in weight. ...Read more

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What side is the gallbladder on?

What side is the gallbladder on?

Right: The gallbladder lies underneath the liver and is usually on the right side. Since the liver can have anomalies to it, the gb can lie more in the midline in some patients, making symptoms of gb disease overlap with symptoms of heartburn. ...Read more

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Is a gallbladder ok only at 53%?

Ans: Depend what symptoms you are experiencing. If you feel great then be sure to eT correct avoid fatty greasy foods etc. if you have discomfort go see your doctor ...Read more

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How to cure contracted gallbladder ?

How to cure contracted gallbladder ?

Normal: A contracted gallbladder without gallstones is a normal finding after eating ; needs no treatment or "cure." if you also have gallstones then ask your doctor for a referral to a surgeon for possible gallbladder surgery. ...Read more

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What causes the gallbladder to collapse?

What causes the gallbladder to collapse?

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

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Is the gallbladder necessary for my live?

Is the gallbladder necessary for my live?

No: The gall bladder is a muscular sac that stores digestive enzymes (bile). Many individuals under go a procedure known as a cholecystectomy, which is a removal of the gall bladder due to gall bladder disease and live normal lives. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of gallbladder attacks?

What are symptoms of gallbladder attacks?

Pain and nausea: Upper abdominal pressure discomfort with gas and bloated feeling after eating, may get upper abdominal pain and nausea, sometimes vomiting. Worse after eating some fatty or greasy foods. Pain can go into the right upper abdomen. ...Read more

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Why would a gallbladder need to be removed?

Why would a gallbladder need to be removed?

When it is diseased: When it is diseased or not functioning properly.N you will have pain in your rt. Upper abdomin. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Hyperactivity (Definition)

Hyperactivity is a term that describes a physical state in which a person is abnormally active. It may be caused by hormonal or emotional disorders, and may also be present in children ...Read more


Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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