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My hida scan said my gallbladder is working at 29%. What does that mean?
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Dr. Akiva Mintz
Nuclear Medicine
10 doctors agree
In brief: Borderline
That means that after they stimulated your gallbladder, it ejected 29% of the radioactive tracer. Typically if it is less than 30-35% (depending on the lab), it indicates some type of gallbladder dysfunction as the etiology of a person's pain that may be helped by surgical intervention.
However, since you are on the borderline, your physician will make a decision based on your clinical condition.

In brief: Borderline
That means that after they stimulated your gallbladder, it ejected 29% of the radioactive tracer. Typically if it is less than 30-35% (depending on the lab), it indicates some type of gallbladder dysfunction as the etiology of a person's pain that may be helped by surgical intervention.
However, since you are on the borderline, your physician will make a decision based on your clinical condition.
Dr. Akiva Mintz
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Decreased emptying
May be having delayed and/or decreased emptying of the gallbladder.

In brief: Decreased emptying
May be having delayed and/or decreased emptying of the gallbladder.
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Poorly functioning
Poorly functioning galbladder, may indicate chronic cholecystitis.

In brief: Poorly functioning
Poorly functioning galbladder, may indicate chronic cholecystitis.
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
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Dr. Guido Davidzon
Nuclear Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Abnormal
Normal ejection fractions are usually greater than 50% and generally, an ejection fraction of less than 35% is considered abnormal.
A reduced ejection fraction is suggestive, but not specific for chronic cholecystitis or biliary dyskinesia. Clinical correlation is important.

In brief: Abnormal
Normal ejection fractions are usually greater than 50% and generally, an ejection fraction of less than 35% is considered abnormal.
A reduced ejection fraction is suggestive, but not specific for chronic cholecystitis or biliary dyskinesia. Clinical correlation is important.
Dr. Guido Davidzon
Dr. Guido Davidzon
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
2 doctors agree
In brief: Decreased emptying
Emptying of the gallbladder when you eat. This value is borderline.

In brief: Decreased emptying
Emptying of the gallbladder when you eat. This value is borderline.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Cholesterosis of GB
Most common cause of a low ejection fraction is infiltration of the gallbladder wall by cholesterol.
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has risks as well as benefits. Your symptoms may or may not improve post surgery. Ultrasound is essential for a full workup to look for stones and polyps in the gallbladder..

In brief: Cholesterosis of GB
Most common cause of a low ejection fraction is infiltration of the gallbladder wall by cholesterol.
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has risks as well as benefits. Your symptoms may or may not improve post surgery. Ultrasound is essential for a full workup to look for stones and polyps in the gallbladder..
Dr. Robert Carroll
Dr. Robert Carroll
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