I have gastritis & stomach inflammation. Ultrasounds shows some small nonshadowing gallstones or polyps (unsure). Should I have nuclear medicine?
Abdominal discomfort. If the abdominal discomfort is moderately severe and you are tired of living with it, then the nuclear medicine (a hida scan) is a very logical next step. Without any discomfort it will give you an answer about whether your gallbladder is actually inflammed, which is what you care about (i.e., that is what causes the pain). Then you can more decide whether you would want to consider surgery.
Depends. The nuclear medicine test you are referring to really only serves to answer the question as to whether there is a blockage of either the gallbladder opening or the bile ducts. Based on the limited information you have provided, i can't say for sure. More information regarding your labs/blood tests, symptoms, and history of what has been going on is needed to determine if that test is needed.
See physician. Physical eamination and certain blood tests to begin with. If symptoms felt related to gall bladder, Then nuclear hida scan may be perfomred to test function of gall bladder. This involves intravenous injection of isotope for visualization of gb and bile ducts. CCK is hormone given intravenously to assess contraction of gb.Determine if gb contributing symptoms.
26yr old male, atheltic fitness, operated for vocal polyp (r) in 2010 mar, successful, recently diagnosed with gallstone 11mm & antral gastritis, please help?
Treat gastritis. With ppi and have cholecystectomy. Make sure you don't have h. Pylori infection. Urgency of surgery depends on severity of your symptoms. Ask your doctor for specific recommendations. Read more...