Hida Scan - possible gallbladder surgery
Posted 19 March 2003 - 09:59 PM
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Posted 05 May 2003 - 12:07 PM
Iam going through the same thing and my HIDA scan took 5 hours before in finally concluded. I am being scheduled for gallbladder surgery. However, because of the scar tissue they found in the colon I am not sure this will help my constant constipation and pain. Please let me know the outcome. GOOD LUCK
Posted 20 March 2003 - 01:13 AM
Thanks for you answer. So are you going for the surgery? Or are you going to take a wait and see. I asked my doc if there was pain involved and he said only if there is an existing gallbladder problem. No problem...no pain. So, do you think thats it? I'd love to get rid of this pain but I'm not real keen on going under the knife. Who knows the outcome and then its too late. Decisions decisions. Well. I don't have to decide yet but like I said I get the distinct feeling from my GI that he thinks I should leave well enough alone.
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Posted 20 March 2003 - 11:43 PM
Thanks for the info. I don't think I'm going to have anything done either. Seems to me that there are alot of people on the D board with IBS after gallbladder removal. I'm going natural too. I don't even know now if I'll go through with the test. How long did the pain last?
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Posted 06 May 2003 - 04:24 AM
I just now got the results from my test and my gallbladder is working just fine. Hm-m. Well, I'm relieved and hope I never have to have that test again. Laying on my back for 30 minutes was so uncomfortable. This is the worst position for me. I don't know what the hell is wrong with me but I'm really sick of it. I have right sided pain that radiates around my whole belly and ribcage. I do have scarring on my pancreas which indicates chronic pancreatitis. The only thing is my blood tests show no indication of inflamation. Any ideas? Flux?
Good luck with your surgery, I hope it helps.
Posted 20 March 2003 - 12:18 AM
I'm sorry. You would probably like a better idea of what to expect during your HIDA. It is performed in the nuclear medicine department. You will be taken into a room with a scanner that will be positioned over your abdomen, but is not at all claustrophobic. They will inject you with a radioactive tracer which has no effect at all in terms of side effects, and then you will lie under the scanner for a period of time (30 to 60 minutes depending on your individual situation). Then a nurse comes in and injects you with the CCK. You continue to be scanned during this time, and you may have some abdominal cramping. Some people do, some people don't. You will continue with another 15 to 30 minutes of scanning, again, depending on your situation).
I have seen several studies indicating people with IBS often have sluggish gallbladder functioning, presumably related to neuromuscular dysfunction of some sort. The problem is making the decision to have the gallbladder removed, which too many doctors take too lightly in such cases.
Anyway, good luck with your scan. JR
Posted 19 March 2003 - 11:54 PM
This post strikes right at me. I started having RUQ pain about a year ago. Ultrasounds, CT scans, MRIs showed nothing. Recently HIDA scan did show a diminished ejection fraction at 33% (normal being 35%), so my doctor has given me the same 50/50 odds. Unfortunately, there is no way to tell if it is gallbladder sluggishness or Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction, which is a spasming of the sphincter muscle that allows bile to flow from the gallbladder to the small intestine. The HIDA was pretty uncomfortable for me when they injected the CCK. It caused what felt like the worst IBS attack of my life. A lot of people say they don't experience any pain with it, but for me it was very uncomfortable. The only good news is that the intense pain only lasts a few minutes and then rapidly begins to subside. Good luck, and let us know how it goes. JR
Posted 07 May 2003 - 11:48 AM
Cronic pancreatis is an awful thing to deal with! My brothers father-in-law has been dealing with it for years. His has bad pain in back, stomach and his stomach bloats out really far and get hard. When it does that he has to go to the hospital and have it emptied. He is in there for at least 3 days at a time about once a month or more.
I havent got my surgery yet still waiting for the insurance company. But if I go to emergancy I get what ever doctor is on call. I prefer to know who Im dealing with.
well keep me posted on how you doing.