Gallbladder stones are visible on ultrasound?

Ultrasound. Is an excellent and noninvasive imaging study to assess for gallstones.
Yes. Gallbladder stones (cholelithiasis) are typically detectable on ultrasound, sometimes better than ct. Very small stones may, however, be missed. At time of exam, the gallbladder may rarely be obscured by stomach gas and not well seen on ultrasound. A small stone lodged in the gallbladder neck or if already displaced into the bile ducts may not be visible on ultrasound.

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I've just had an ultrasound done and they've discovered a few gallbladder stones. What now?

Gallstones. It depends on your symptoms and any degree of obstruction whether you have it taken out definitely start watching your diet to prevent unnecessary stimulation. Read more...
Gall bladder flush. Learn how to do gall bladder flush. Use super phosphazyme liquid 30 drops with either water or lemon juice at night to disintegrate stone. Read more...

I am 32 years old and have a history of stomaches in the upper part of the abdomen I have a little discomfort and pain after bowel movements I have got an ultrasound done 2 times now and it has only revealed gallbladder stones multiple 8 mm in size do gal

Stones cause pain. Intermittent upper abdominal pain particularly aggravated by a fatty meal with the pain radiating to the back and right shoulder pain are typical symptoms for gallstones. Not sure how the bowel movements relate although they often closely follow a meal. A confirming test would be a hida scan done in nuclear medicine with cck stimulation. Talk to your dr. About it. Read more...
Biliary colic. Your gallstones 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. Read more...

Is it recommended to have gallbladder out if hida scan says your function is 30 percent and gb ultrasound says you don't have gallstones?

Symptoms. Adult normal values for gb ejection fraction is 28 to 35%. Abdominal symptoms that correlate with gall bladder abnormality have to be considered to necessitate surgery for relief of patient's symptoms. The lack of gallstones could mean gall bladder dyskinesia where gb is not emptying normally. Diet avoiding fatty foods, meat, fried foods, eggs, chocolate and alcohol can alleviate symptoms. Read more...
If you have symptoms. Biliary dyskinesia can cause typical gallbladder symptoms. If one has RUQ pain or bloating after meals or nausea or fatty food intolerance or any combination, and their gb function is less than 35%, then laparoscopic gb removal would be appropriate. You could delay intervention, if desired, by eating a low fat diet. About 10% of my patients don't have gallstones. Good luck. Read more...
No. Normal gb ef is greater than 30%. If that is normal and ultrasound is normal, than other causes should be entertained. A ct or mr may show sludge within the gb, not seen on ultrasound. Read more...

I recently had an ultrasound of the gallbladder which had no gallstones or abnormalities, would it still be necessary to do a hida scan?

Possibly. A normal gallbladder ultrasound, while good news, doesn't exclude certain syndromes of gallbladder dysfunction that can cause pain. A hida scan, when combined with cholecystokinin, is useful in that this test shows how well the gallbladder empties itself of bile and whether the giving of cholecystokinin (which causes gallbladder contraction) reproduces your pain. Read more...

Hi, I have been diagnosed with small nonshadowing gallstones or polyps in my gallbladder (the ultrasound is not clear). What should I do now?

It depends. If you have no symptoms, simply repeat the ultrasound in 6 months.If there are epigastric or biliary-like symptoms, an upper endoscopy and repeat ultrasound ( perhaps on a much more sophisticated machine at a large diagnostic facility) should be done. Small polyps generally have no symptoms and can be watched. Read more...
Depends. It depends if you have pain or symptoms or not. If asymptomatic, you could observe it for now. Read more...

I've been diagnosed with gallstones by ultrasound & been having severe gallbladder attacks but now my dr ordered a HIDA scan is that necessary?

Sometimes. Sometimes if the symptoms of your attacks do not correspond with gallstone pain, some physicians will order a HIDA scan to see if the GB is emptying properly. Most of the time if a person has gallstones and symptoms of right upper quadrant pain after eating, it would be justified to proceed forward with surgery with out a HIDA scan. You should speak to a General Surgeon. Read more...

Had ultrasound of my gallbladder, it showed that I had small gallstones, wall thickening, 5mm, and no pericholecystic fluid, choleystitis? No fluid?

Typical report. Gallstones can vary in size from very small to quite large. Normal GB wall is 2 to 3 mm thick, 5mm is not much above normal. Pericholecystic fluid is typically seen on US and suggests acute inflammation. Read more...

Person diagnosed with gallstones by ultrasound was told to remove gallbladder without any other tests. How can we be sure this is a right choice?

Unclear. An ultrasound is one of the best tests in medicine when it is used to diagnose gallstones. Just having gallst. Read more...
Second opinion. If you are concerned about what to do, see a gastroenterologist, which is is a doctor that specailizes in non surgical treatment of gallstones. If they tell you to have your gallbladder out then go to a surgeon for gallbladder removal. The risk factors for symptomatic gallstones are female , age forty, previous childbirth or birth control pills, and obesity. Read more...