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What Is Found From Hida Scan
They found a small amount of sludge in my gallbladder on an us and i had some pain but they said my hida scan was 40%. Will they perform surgery still?
Patient is injected intravenously with isotope tagged to chemical hida that is extracted preferentially by liver cells mimicking bile. Some of this is stored in gall bladder and some enters small bowel from common bile duct. Cholecystokinin is a natural hormone slowly injected intravenously to stimulate gall bladder contraction. Normal function has at least 50% ...Read more
I've been ultra sounded twice due to abdominal pain.Both times gallbladder sludge was found.If hida scan is normal what happens next?
Sludge IS abnormal: It may be small, sand-like stones. To help determine if the gb is functioning poorly, i'd suggest not just the hida scan, but the hida scan should be performed with an ejection fraction being determined. The scan may show the gb fill (normal) but it may not empty well (evidence of obstruction is an indication to do surgery for the symptoms). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stool is kinda black / loose .EDG normal. found sludge on gallbladder. Hida scan normal.. Have diverticulosis and hiatel hernia. Should I be concerned?
Rule out bleeding: Whenever there is a history of black stools it is good to make sure that blood is not causing this. If you just had an EGD it is unlikely that you have a bleeding ulcer, but if it was done a while ago this could be a new development. Pepto bismol can also cause black stools, as can iron supplements. A simple guaiac test can quickly rule out a bleed in your gut, so call your Dr! :) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain for a year. Hospitalized for pancreatitis six mo ago They did a HIDA scan, CT, MRI. Nothing found. What's my next step? I'm still in pain!
Chronic Pancreatitis: There is an entity known as chronic pancreatitis that can persist in the form or chronic abdominal pain. HIDA, CT and MRI can be negative in this setting, as can lab tests, though commonly lipase and/or amylase are mildly elevated. Your next step would be to follow-up with a GI specialist to check your blood levels and discuss the possible need for pancreatic enzyme replacement, which may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gallstones found on U/S, HIDA scan & upper endoscopy came back normal but still having attacks of debilitating pain in upper abdomen breastbone area?
Yes: A hida scan is used to evaluate for acute cholecystitis with an overall accuracy of 98% (pain or not)...Although it would be very unusual to have acute cholecystitis without pain. However, it can happen if someone has diabetes, is on steroids or other pain medications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes: Hida scans are usually ordered for 2 reasons: to see if the gallbladder is obstructed, or (when combined with cck) to check gallbladder function. Hida is painless but the cck injection may reproduce a gallbladder attack. This information is very useful since, if your pain is reproduced, it suggests that your pain is arising from the gallbladder. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
HIDA scan is easy: Hida scan is a common test by nuclear medicine. Hida is injected into blood, then is taken up by your liver & excreted into the bile ducts. If your gallbladder functions (is not sick), it will "light up" when it concentrates the hida material. Giving cck then allows measurement of gallbladder emptying time, patency of the bile ducts, & how effectively the hida material enters your small bowel. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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