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I had nuclear med scan for gallbladder sludge today, how long before surgery to remove gallbladder?

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Dr. Ken Kingdon
Surgery - Trauma
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

It depends on the test.
If it shows gallbladder dysfunction then surgery would be needed and scheduled electively. Depending on your surgeons schedule it is usually a week to a month time frame.

In brief: Depends

It depends on the test.
If it shows gallbladder dysfunction then surgery would be needed and scheduled electively. Depending on your surgeons schedule it is usually a week to a month time frame.
Dr. Ken Kingdon
Dr. Ken Kingdon
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Dr. Larry Wilf
Nuclear Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unknown

What did the scan reveal ?

In brief: Unknown

What did the scan reveal ?
Dr. Larry Wilf
Dr. Larry Wilf
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Depends

A lot of times sludge is transient and does not cause symptoms that support surgery.
Nuclear scan can often be normal with gall bladder sludge. Surgery depends on symptoms and results of nuclear test.

In brief: Depends

A lot of times sludge is transient and does not cause symptoms that support surgery.
Nuclear scan can often be normal with gall bladder sludge. Surgery depends on symptoms and results of nuclear test.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Tomorrow

If your surgeon needs to take out your gallbladder tomorrow he can do it.
Most radiation will be out of your body.

In brief: Tomorrow

If your surgeon needs to take out your gallbladder tomorrow he can do it.
Most radiation will be out of your body.
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Dr. Fidias De Leon
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