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Hida scan 53%/great deal pain nausea and gall bladder symptoms but tests normal? Gallbladder removal help?

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Dr. Mary Maluccio
Surgery - Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

The symptoms you have are characteristic of problems with the biliary tree, but the area is more complex that just the gallbladder. However, the tests required to try to figure it out come with a certain amount of risk; often a higher risk profile than removing the gb first and eliminating this as a contributing factor. If the us was also normal, i would recommend an endoscopy before gb removal.

In brief: Possibly

The symptoms you have are characteristic of problems with the biliary tree, but the area is more complex that just the gallbladder. However, the tests required to try to figure it out come with a certain amount of risk; often a higher risk profile than removing the gb first and eliminating this as a contributing factor. If the us was also normal, i would recommend an endoscopy before gb removal.
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Dr. Mark Pack
My experience is that even the the Hida scan and EF may be normal if the symptoms are reproduced, removal resolves the problem usually
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

The hida scan is not always abnormal with gall bladder disease.
Fact that symptoms were mimicked by the test may mean biliary system issue. Sometimes normal gb ejection fraction, problem with the biliary duct entrance into duodenum where muscle, called sphincter of oddi, sometimes spasm at this area can cause simiilar pain called dyskinesia.See GI physician rule out pancreas, stomach.Esophagus etc.

In brief: Not necessarily

The hida scan is not always abnormal with gall bladder disease.
Fact that symptoms were mimicked by the test may mean biliary system issue. Sometimes normal gb ejection fraction, problem with the biliary duct entrance into duodenum where muscle, called sphincter of oddi, sometimes spasm at this area can cause simiilar pain called dyskinesia.See GI physician rule out pancreas, stomach.Esophagus etc.
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Dr. Hashmat Rajput
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pain

Did the us show gall stones ? You need ct scan of abdomen to see beside gall bladder & common bile duct dilatation what else causing your symptoms.
Please see your gastroenterologist. Good luck.

In brief: Pain

Did the us show gall stones ? You need ct scan of abdomen to see beside gall bladder & common bile duct dilatation what else causing your symptoms.
Please see your gastroenterologist. Good luck.
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2 doctors agree

In brief: NO will not help

If test shows no evidence of gall bladder disease or stones , no indication for its removal, first need to find the cause of pan .
Besides gall bladder determine other diseases will cause pain & symptoms , like pancreatitis, p.Divisam , stenosis of papilla etc then curing the cause will help.

In brief: NO will not help

If test shows no evidence of gall bladder disease or stones , no indication for its removal, first need to find the cause of pan .
Besides gall bladder determine other diseases will cause pain & symptoms , like pancreatitis, p.Divisam , stenosis of papilla etc then curing the cause will help.
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