Hida Scan Results

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ryleigh
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Date Joined Dec 2005
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   Posted 10/28/2006 10:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,  Just wondering if anyone has had a hida scan and what there results where..  I had one and my results were 21%...  The doctor said that is not good and I am having my gallbladder removed next week..  I can't believe that this could be my problem for the past 10 years..  All this pain and IBS stuff??  Could it be possible???  I will let you all know..  Take Care

Ryleigh


CathyA
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   Posted 10/29/2006 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ryleigh,
I've never had a scan, but wonder why my GI doc has never suggested one.
What kind of doctor ordered your's?

ryleigh
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   Posted 10/29/2006 11:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Cathy,  Can you believe my family doctor..  I just moved to the Cleveland area for better healthcare and my family doctor suggested that I get one..  And low and behold they finally found something wrong with me..  I am not sure if this is the answer to my prayers but at least I don't feel like an idiot anymore like I am crazy.. I don't know if you know my story but I have been dealing with this crap for 10 years..  Had a hysterectomy,upper GI, Lower GI, colonoscopy, egd,and cat scans and ever other test you can think of and all they ever said was IBS..  Well that is a bunch of crap...  The pain I would have after I would eat would be terrible..  I have been to the er probably at least 5 times a year for the past 5 years..  I have become housebound because of the pain and the anxiety from the pain..  I have no life.. I have 2 small kids that I cannot take care of and go anywhere with because of this... So I am hoping this helps me..  What is your story???  I hope not as bad as mine..  Take Care..

Ryleigh


Sarita
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   Posted 10/29/2006 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hopefully Keri will be on soon to espouse her gallbladder wisdom (she's a better specialist in that area than most GIs) but a dysfunctional gallbladder can cause episodes of pain and nausea that recur for as long as the gallbladder is diseased.  I want to warn you, though, that a cholecystectomy (the surgery you're having) may not solve all of your problems, as tempting as that sounds.  I had an ultrasound that showed gallstones and it was removed a week later, and it did rid me of the intermittent upper right quadrant pain and nausea that hit me on and off for several months prior.  But it did not do anything to rid me of my chronic diarrhea or lower abdominal pain. 
 
Here's hoping, however, that this surgery will be a quick fix for you.  Give yourself about 10 days to feel normal again after the surgery; I took a week off work, which was a perfect amount of time.

Keriamon
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   Posted 10/31/2006 12:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Sarita, that's just because you're wormy, lol (j/k).  But you are living proof of what I'm constantly on about--you can have more than one thing wrong with you at once. 
 
But hopefully, Ryleigh, this is all you have wrong with you.  I certainly had all of my problems for 5 years, so I know better than most how long it can take to get an accurate diagnosis (and my symptoms got worse as time went on).  And I had a lot of other tests run that were all clear.  And I was told I had IBS and acid reflux (neither of which I actually had or have--at the moment all of my bowel problems can be linked to my lack of a gall bladder, which, thankfully, are a whole lot less severe than most people with true IBS--which has no explanation). 
 
I can't remember what my test results were.  My stepfather did my test and told me right then that it was bad.  Then he called my mother later in the day to say that Dr. Willis, the radiologist had confirmed it as bad.  He brought the results home and I took them straight to a surgeon.  I didn't even bother going back to the G.P.  I didn't pass GO, I didn't collect $200, LOL. 

Joan123
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   Posted 11/1/2006 7:17 AM (GMT -7)   
My 13 year old son who has Crohn's Disease just had his gallbladder out this past month. His HIDA scan result was 5%. He was having severe pain after eating (sometimes lasting hours) and almost constant nausea. It got so bad that every time he ate he would get symptoms. We too, were warned that it may not take care of his problems, but, lo and behold, his symptoms are gone after surgery. He hasn't felt this good in 2 years! He can eat anything and not have it bother him. He does still have diarhhea 2-3 times a day. This could be from the removal of the gallbladder, but more likely, is his Crohn's. He still has his "normal" Crohn's stuff but the gallbladder removal really made a significant difference.
Mother of son with Crohns.
Son diagnosed at 12 years old, Oct. '05
Meds:
Colazal (1500 mg/3xday)
Prevacid (30mg/2xday)
Entocort (9 mg/day)
Remicade (every 6 weeks)

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