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Is ultrasound good in detecting gallbladder problems. Upper abdo pain for long time. Doc thinks it's h. Pylori as stool test pos. ? Thx

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In brief: Us good for stones

ultrasound is a great starting test to eval for gallstones or sludge or bile duct dilation not for reflux or h pylori.

In brief: Us good for stones

ultrasound is a great starting test to eval for gallstones or sludge or bile duct dilation not for reflux or h pylori.
Dr. David Vanderkin
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Dr. Tracy Berg
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In brief: Bad gallbladder

Fever, vomiting, pain in upper belly, usually right sided, bloating, belching, worse after eating fatty (or other) foods, getting worse over time, several weeks to months, and family history are all symptoms of a bad gallbladder. Hydrate, avoid fatty foods while waiting for your doc visit, diagnostic testing, and/or surgery date.
If US is negative, TECH HIDA scan can make the diagnosis. Be well.

In brief: Bad gallbladder

Fever, vomiting, pain in upper belly, usually right sided, bloating, belching, worse after eating fatty (or other) foods, getting worse over time, several weeks to months, and family history are all symptoms of a bad gallbladder. Hydrate, avoid fatty foods while waiting for your doc visit, diagnostic testing, and/or surgery date.
If US is negative, TECH HIDA scan can make the diagnosis. Be well.
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