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Nuclear Gallbladder Test
I have a gallbladder sludge and tomorrow have to have a nuclear med test for gallbladder. Will sludge show up on test? Will results show normal?
No.: "sludge" is seen on ultrasound. The test you are having, a hida scan, watches the gall bladder empty. It's not as accurate as ultrasound for seeing fine details like sludge, but it sees if you have pain during the test, and the "ejection fraction" is low, it is abnormal, and usually surgery is recommended.See 2 more doctor answers
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
Had a nuclear heart stress test. Right after, dr. Did my hida scan on the gallbladder. Did not give more nuclear stuff. Will this affect hida results?
Unusual but okay: Nuclear cardiac stress test is a nuclear imaging method that shows how well blood flows into the heart muscle, both at rest and during activity. This uses a radiopharmaceutical, such as thallium or sestamibi. However, tc-99m sestamibi, has relatively high liver uptake and studies have utilized this for assessment of gallbladder contraction also. (j gastrointestin liver dis, 2007; 16:157).See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
Hida can be abnormal: Hida test requires patient fasting for about 6 hrs before test and o pain medications, affecting gb emptying. Injected IV with isotopetc99m hida. Patient supine with camera above abdomen imaging for at least 30 min. Usually additional imaging in different projections up to 45 min - 60 min. If gall bladder well seen, injected with slow infusion of cck. Gb emptying evaluated. Sometimes nausea/pain.
HIDA scan with EF: After initial feeling with a radiotracer, your gallbladder contraction was stimulated and the percentage of radiolabeled bile ejected from the gallbladder was measured as "ejection fraction" or ef. This is a measure of gallbladder contractility and thus funcnution. Generally efs are greater than 50%, and < than 35% is considered abnormal. Yours is on the limit and clinical correlation is important.See 4 more doctor answers
Elevated liver enzymes, fatigue, nausea are my symptoms. Doc suggests gall bladder but nuclear gall bladder test negative. What next?
Hepatitis: Get tested for hep b and c. Are you taking any medications?See 3 more doctor answers
NO: The lack of a gall bladder would not affect this test.See 2 more doctor answers
Signs and Symptoms: Generally signs and symptoms are the initial determinants. Nausea, vomiting, oily stools, pain in the upper right quadrant that may radiate to the right shoulder blade, and in serious blockages jaundice. The pain can be brought on after a fatty meal. Ultrasound and other imaging can identify stones and other anomalies. If confirmed, generally the gallbladder is removed laparoscopically.See 1 more doctor answer
I have the symptoms of a gallbladder issue, but all my tests say I'm fine. What could be causing my symptoms then?
I have been told I have a callapsed gallbladder and have symptoms of gallbladder problems should have more tests done?
Biliary colic: Your gallbladder could be the cause of your abdominal pain aka biliary colic. A surgery consult is indicated. Where risk/benefit analysis of organ retention vs surgical removal/laprascopic cholecystectomy can be discussed. Take a friend with you. Your surgeon may order more tests.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes for acute: The accuracy of cholescintigraphy (nuclear scan) for diagnosis of acute calculous cholecystitis has been greater than 95%, and the accuracy for acute acalculous cholecystitis is only slightly less. A normal scan with gallbladder visualization almost always excludes a diagnosis of acute cholecystitis.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends entirely on the test results. If all normal, maybe nothing to do. If gallstones and symptoms from then may need a surgical referral.
Been waiting couple days for gallbladder/ kidney test results Have a excuiating pain in lower left back Is this a symthom?
Here are some. ..: If your tests for gallbladder and kidneys were done for your acute left backache, the results of tests especially for kidneys should be available in hours, not days, at least in the US. Of course, numerous conditions may cause the reported pain, but the combo of analyzing the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, & progress of the pain & its related Sx over time + physicals will help to. .
No.: Gallbladder disease is most definitively diagnosed with a combination of history, physical examination, blood work and ultrasound of the abdomen. There are many diseases that can mimic gallbladder disease, and thus ultrasound and occasionally nuclear medicine scanning are also necessary for correct diagnosis.See 1 more doctor answer
Most common: First evaluation for pain is a complete medical history and physical exam. Blood tests. Ultrasound is common to evaluate the gallbladder. Ct scan can be used for abdominal pain evaluation, but not specific for the gallbladder. Hida scan can evaluate gallbladder function. Seeing a gastroenterologist for endoscopy to look for causes of pain.See 1 more doctor answer
Go: To an emergency room, have them check u out and if u have gall stones plan the surgery. Why suffer? Why submit yourself to complications that can be quite severe if you neglect your condition.! that is so simple...
Not uncommon: I frequently see people with normal lab and X-ray tests who still have GB disease. Many of these people with typical GB symptoms get better after GB removal.See 1 more doctor answer
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