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Is the nuclear injection supposed to still be visable in a hida scan at the end? I don't have a gall bladder either.

Is the nuclear injection supposed to still be visable in a hida scan at the end? I don't have a gall bladder either.

Yea: Your gallbladder is an extension of your bile duct.Although your gallbladder is out the bile duct still exists.The die for the hida test still go through your liver and bile duct even without your gallbladder. ...Read more

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Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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Coping with Nuclear or Radioactive Releases (Checklist)

Listen to instructions from the Emergency Broadcast Network
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if you must shelter in place, duct tape all outside doors, windows, and chimneys
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Have a week's worth of rations, water, and iodine pills if at high risk
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Have batteries, flashlight, transistor radio, and first-aid kit handy
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Had my gall bladder out 10 months ago, 5 months ago exactly the same pains started had all the scans and tests done and everything appears normal?

Had my gall bladder out 10 months ago, 5 months ago exactly the same pains started had all the scans and tests done and everything appears normal?

Could be related: Annie, with your gall bladder removed, it is not going to be that problem, but when this happens and the usual tests (ultrasound, ct scan, labs) are normal (rule out retained stone), it could suggest a problem called "sphincter of oddi dysfunction." the only real way to diagnose is to remove the gall bladder from the equation. You will now need some GI testing to see if this might the issue. ...Read more

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If a bladder scan indicates a volume of 300mls in an elderly pt does there need to be any type of urgent intervention if the pt is not in any pain?

If a bladder scan indicates a volume of 300mls in an elderly pt does there need to be any type of urgent intervention if the pt is not in any pain?

Not necessarily: This is elevated but depending on the remainder of the what is going on clinically further observation may be undertaken along with continued encouragement to void. Alternatively, if significant concern exists over retention and possibly complicating kidney damage then either a foley or straight catheterization may be utilized. ...Read more

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Living with Overactive Bladder (OAB) (Checklist)

Find a good urologist for proper evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment
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Manage your intake of fluids: neither too much nor too little
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Avoid or limit caffeine (coffee, tea, soda) and alcohol
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Identify what foods and fluids bother your bladder and avoid them
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If I have an upcoming bladder scan, what should I expect?

If I have an upcoming bladder scan, what should I expect?

Simple test.: A bladder scan is a simple office test that uses an ultrasound to measure the volume of the bladder. Don't urinate prior to your visit...Wait until you see them and get permission first. You will lie back, and an ultrasound probe with some gel will be placed above your pubic bone. This may be repeated after you empty your bladder. This is different from a cystogram, which is a radiologic test. ...Read more

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Do hida scans always show gall bladder issues?

Ultrasound first.: A hida scan is a functional test. It should be performed after u/s which is a first line imaging tool for biliary disease. In the setting of a negative u/s and hida, the likelihood of significant biliary diseae is extremely low. ...Read more

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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic or a urine test
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Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
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Avoid irritating fluids and food: caffeine, citrus, alcohol, spicy
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Take an over-the-counter analgesic for pain and to soothe bladder
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Can you tell me what is a nuclear medicine test that studies your gall bladder?

Can you tell me what is a nuclear medicine test that studies your gall bladder?

HIDA Scan...: Hida scan involves IV injection of a tc tracer. The tracer doesn't cause any side effects. Physicians look to be sure that the gallbladder and bowel fill with tracer to rule out cystic duct (cholecystitis) or common bile duct obstruction. Hida is performed with or without cck. Cck is helpful for chronic conditions to determine a gallbladder ejection fraction. Cck may cause cramping or pain. ...Read more

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