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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound of gall bladder function with cck?

What is the definition or description of: ultrasound of gall bladder function with cck?

Checks GB function: This test uses a drug tagged with a small dose of radiotracer (tc-99m), injected into your vein. Once the gallbladder is seen on a special camera, then cck, or cholecystokinin is infused into your vein. This causes the gallbladder to contract. Using the camera and a computer system, the radiologist then measures how efficiently your gallbladder contracts. ...Read more

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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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Can you eat before ultrasound of gall bladder ?

Can you eat before ultrasound of gall bladder 
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No: The test should be performed when you have not eaten. Eating contracts the gallbladder and can jeopardize the test. ...Read more

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I had an ultrasound an discovered I have a 3mm polyp in my gall bladder and I have ocassional side pains?

I had an ultrasound an discovered I have a 3mm polyp in my gall bladder and I have ocassional side pains?

Unlikely related: Gallbladder polyps are often found incidently on imaging studies, and as such are typically painless. Seldom does the gallbladder cause pain on both sides of the abdomen as you seem to describe. Gallbladder symptoms more typically locate to the right upper quadrant and epigastrium with radiation to the right scapula. See your doctor about your symptoms please. ...Read more

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Do u need to have physical evidence to remove a gall bladder? Symptoms mimic gb issues, ultrasound shows nothing.

Do u need to have physical evidence to remove a gall bladder? Symptoms mimic gb issues, ultrasound shows nothing.

Cholecystitis: Without sludge or stones can occur but is not common in your age group. If symptoms persist having a hida scan will estimate the ejection fraction and function of the gallbladder. Keep in mind that acute gastritis can mimic gall bladder disease. ...Read more

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I had a ultrasound of my gall bladder for pain. What is a lobulated cyst?

Benign : This is a fluid filled sac that has separate compartments. These are typically benign, and don't require treatment. It depends of course on location, size, symptoms, etc. best to check with the doctor that ordered the test for a more complete interpretation of the results. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I had an ultrasound done. The reports say I have partially distended urinary bladder and semi distended gall bladder. What does that all mean?

I had an ultrasound done. The reports say I have partially distended urinary bladder and semi distended gall bladder. What does that all mean?

Sounds normal: The urinary bladder and the gall bladder each fill and empty regularly in normal people every day. The comment on the ultrasound report doesn't indicate that there is anything abnormal. ...Read more

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What happens if I keep having gall bladder attacks and EF fraction is only 15%? No stones on ultrasound or HIDA scan. Do I have to get it out?

What happens if I keep having gall bladder attacks and EF fraction is only 15%? No stones on ultrasound or HIDA scan. Do I have to get it out?

Removing the: gallbladder is an option you can discuss with your doctor. An EF of 15% is abnormal and could indicate GB dyskinesia/dysfunction. ...Read more

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Dull pain under the right side of my ribcage for 3-4 years. I have had multiple ultrasounds and it is not gall bladder or tumor. Vc came back clear. ?

Dull pain under the right side of my ribcage for 3-4 years. I have had multiple ultrasounds and it is not gall bladder or tumor. Vc came back clear. ?

Keep looking: You are a male 28 years old with right upper quadrant pain. You stated it is not gallbladder or tumor. Your doctor should keep looking. If it limits quality of life. The structures in this area are the liver, gallbladder small bowel and right colon. Blood tests to evaluate for hepatitis need to be ruled out. A specialist referral may help. ...Read more

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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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