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Would a CT scan of the chest abdomen and pelvis see something wrong with the gallbladder? And would it se gallstones present or previous? Had normal CT scan 2 weeks ago but I have bad pain right there

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Dr. Jonah Essers
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

A ct scan will pick up most gallstones as well as thickening and swelling of the gallbladder and bile ducts.
The only thing a ct scan does a lousy job with is detecting if the gallbladder has a hard time emptying bile. This can cause pain as well. You need a hida scan to detect this.

In brief: Yes

A ct scan will pick up most gallstones as well as thickening and swelling of the gallbladder and bile ducts.
The only thing a ct scan does a lousy job with is detecting if the gallbladder has a hard time emptying bile. This can cause pain as well. You need a hida scan to detect this.
Dr. Jonah Essers
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Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Ultrasound is a good diagnostic test if there is a concern about the gallbladder.
Dr. Peter Baumann
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: CT scan

The ct scans you describe should pick up gall stones - maybe the radiologist is willing and nice enough to look at the films again.

In brief: CT scan

The ct scans you describe should pick up gall stones - maybe the radiologist is willing and nice enough to look at the films again.
Dr. Peter Baumann
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Dr. Enrique Molina
Ultrasound is better to look for gallstones. Also an hepatobiliary scan with CCK may be needed to see how the gallbladder is functioning
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