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jenny2008
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   Posted 6/17/2008 10:26 PM (GMT -6)   
i have to go tomorrow to have a pipid test done on gallbladder ... i am currently being treated for gerd but no meds are working . so they are gonna inject dye into my gallbladder to see if that is what is making me sick . would really like to know if anyone has had the test and what i will be looking forward to .. i am scared  so want some ease ...

sciencelady
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   Posted 6/18/2008 9:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I am in the same boat as you - have been since last summer. What are your symptoms? Have you already had an ultrasound? I don't have gall stones, only 2 small polyps, which they tell me aren't a problem. I have lots of nausea and upper digestive problems ( gurgling, burping, pressure at times in between breasts and slghtly to right of center). I had one HIDA scan which came out at 32%, borderline functional. I'm having another one in about a month. Don't worry about the HIDA scan - it's easy. You just lay on your back for about an hour and a half while they take pictures of your gall bladder. They give you 1 injection to fill your gall bladder. Then, after an hour, they give you a 2nd injection to make your gall bladder expel the stuff that it just filled up with. If you're having any discomfort now, you might get that same feeling when they give you the 2nd injection. Supposedly, anything above 35% is normal. But, I've heard of people having normal results and still feeling better when they get their gall bladders removed. MY GI told me about a patient that had an ejection fraction of 50%, just felt lousy in every way. She got better after surgery and wondered why she waited so long to have it removed.

daisydoo
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   Posted 6/18/2008 4:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I just read on another forum about bile reflux. It is when the bile from the gallbadder backs up into the stomach. It can give the symtoms as gerd but other symtoms as well. You might google it and see if it doesn't help. I have had my gallbadder removed because of stones.

1,000Tears
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   Posted 6/19/2008 10:12 PM (GMT -6)   
My glabladder only works at 15%, ive been really ill with bile reflux, I dont know if that is due to my galbladder not working or what, its HORRIBLE, its worse than the acid cause the bile goes up into my throat and burns my upper throat.  I really need the fundo surgery to get this fixed
 
-Elisa

jenny2008
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   Posted 6/20/2008 7:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I was called yesterday and was told it was my gallbladder and i needed surgery . only thing is thta i cant get the surgery cause i have no insurance .

RyanB
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   Posted 7/12/2008 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Science Lady,
I have very similar symptoms to you.I have Nausea 90% of the time.Although at times there is relief . I have a definate URQ dicomfort. At times it feels like a stinging or tingling, almost like some one is wiggling there finger under my right ribs. At other times I can barely feel it. Its definatly not severe pain like most gall bladders. Ive had it since i was 22 and im now 26. I found that drinking tons of water seemed to make it a bit better over time. for the last 18 months I have been feeling ok. Out of the blue this last week bam im sick again. My nausea comes directly from my gall bladder location. I think i have sludge or a malfunctioning GB. I was so nauseated all day at work that i didnt eat anything.The interested thing was I came home and forced my self to eat a barito and a few bites in, the nausea and tingly discomfort came to a head and I though i was going to vomit and then somthing gave i felt a fluidy release and all of the sudden i felt 100% better instantly i was able to eat the rest of my dinner and more. The next morning i was very nauseated. 10am in the morning and had to return home from work. Now its a few days later and my nausea and discomfort are more evened out. no appitite but i can eat a bit but also no insant releif moments while eating. I have an appointment with my G.I on tuesday. Hopefully he finally beleives me that it is my gall bladder and sends me to a sergein. The tests ive had include 2 upper endoscopys.upper GI series. HIDA. Ultrasound. Hpylori. tons of blood work. stool samples. all normal. *** i wish this would end. other than this i am very healthy and active. Ive started to wonder about a problem maybe in the colon near the hepatic flexure but its just a thought. Oh and a month after this started i had green stool for months. Then it went light in color almost yellow. now its sort of normal. Please let me know if you get yours out and if it works.

Post Edited (RyanB) : 7/12/2008 8:23:05 PM (GMT-6)


jenny2008
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   Posted 7/12/2008 10:56 PM (GMT -6)   
i did have mine remove about a week  ago and i am feeling alot better than i did .... doctor said it will take a couples weeks to months before i feel tottally normal .... and all my test came back normal to but in the end i had gallstone .. . i just look foward to haveing a normal life again ... hope everything works out for you

RyanB
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   Posted 7/13/2008 11:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Thats great to hear. good for you. I have an appointment on tuesday hopefully he thinks its my GB and takes the thing out already.

sciencelady
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   Posted Today 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Ryan and others with suspected gall bladder troubles......... I'm still here feeling sick most of the time. This has been going on for a year, but I'm hopeful that I'm almost to a solution. My doctor has been treating me for GERD for 6 months, which was proven that I had with a Bravo pH test back in Dec. I never did have any burning, just nausea most all of the time. I've taken Zegerid twice a day for 6 months and I feel about 10% better. Since Feb., I've been having more and more discomfort in my URQ - no "roll on the floor attacks", just pressure, sharp stabbing short lived pains, burning that occasionally wraps itself around my front and under my arm. Most of this happens a couple of hours after I eat dinner a few times /week. But sometimes I get the pressure and pains at random times. I have had 2 HIDA scans since April - both came back in the normal range , but I got all the symptoms reproduced after the 2nd injection both times. My doctor finally agreed that if it isn't GERD causing all my discomfort (and I really feel lousy!) that it must be my gall bladder. He wants me to have one more Bravo pH test to confirm that the Zegerid is controlling the reflux. If it is, he said he'll write me a convincing letter on how he has ruled out everything else and why he thinks it's my gall bladder to take to the surgeon. I already made an appt. with the surgeon for 7/26. But, I'm happy to do the 48 hour pH test starting tomorrow. I am a teacher and have the summer off so I'd really like to get this resolved before Sept. I have gotton a lot of comfort and energy from these forums to pursue a solution and not give up. On another gall bladder forum, there are 10 pages of posts from people with normal ultrasound and HIDA scans who had all the symptoms, got their gbladders out and feel fine now. My own GI even told me about one of his recent patients that this happened to. Good luck and don't give up. I want my life back. I am otherwise healthy, am a 51 year old female, not overweight, no gall bladder history in my family, who has a lot of life to live yet. Good luck!

RyanB
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   Posted Today 3:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Science lady,
I went to my doctor today and he is very concerned. Thank God. The last several doctors i have gone to have sent me on my way with another ppi perscription. He had all my records there so i asked what the results of my last hida scan was to my surprise it was 14% ejection fraction. I have thought is was my gall bladder forever, now im that much more sure. I am now going for another Hida, colonoscopy, ultrasound, upper GI series maybe i more i cant remember. Anyways i feel like i might finally have a doctor who is willing to look into this problem. I am so lucky my symptoms spiked a week before my appointment with him as i had to wait a year to get in to see him the first time. The short falls of the canadian free health care system. anyways usually im just nauseted from the urq. After dinner i often expereince burning in the area jsut as you describe. Last week i ate this home made cooking that this old europeans guys wife made and im pretty sure it had lard in it because after i ate it i felt extremely sick. I tryed to eat lunch 90 minutes later and my urq was spasming and i walmost vomited at my desk. This calmed down for a day but i had awoken the beast. then i couldnt eat all the next day. at dinner i forced my sef to eat were i became extremely nauseted and then instantly somthing gave and i felt a release and i felt a million times better. I new forsure i had just passed a gall stone or some sludge. Once all my tests come back ok i am pretty sure hell agree it is my gall bladder and ill get the little devil ripped out.

RyanB
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   Posted Today 3:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Science lady,
I went to my doctor today and he is very concerned. Thank God. The last several doctors i have gone to have sent me on my way with another ppi perscription. He had all my records there so i asked what the results of my last hida scan was to my surprise it was 14% ejection fraction. I have thought is was my gall bladder forever, now im that much more sure. I am now going for another Hida, colonoscopy, ultrasound, upper GI series maybe i more i cant remember. Anyways i feel like i might finally have a doctor who is willing to look into this problem. I am so lucky my symptoms spiked a week before my appointment with him as i had to wait a year to get in to see him the first time. The short falls of the canadian free health care system. anyways usually im just nauseted from the urq. After dinner i often expereince burning in the area jsut as you describe. Last week i ate this home made cooking that this old europeans guys wife made and im pretty sure it had lard in it because after i ate it i felt extremely sick. I tryed to eat lunch 90 minutes later and my urq was spasming and i walmost vomited at my desk. This calmed down for a day but i had awoken the beast. then i couldnt eat all the next day. at dinner i forced my sef to eat were i became extremely nauseted and then instantly somthing gave and i felt a release and i felt a million times better. I new forsure i had just passed a gall stone or some sludge. Once all my tests come back ok i am pretty sure hell agree it is my gall bladder and ill get the little devil ripped out.

RyanB
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   Posted 8/14/2008 7:17 PM (GMT -6)   
So i got my results back from my Hida scan, upper GI and ultra sound. The ultrasound and upper GI were normal. The hida scan was 79% ejection fraction. last time it was 14%. The report says this was with in normal however I thought 65% was high normal. Either way im dissapointed i did not see low results as I know this will though my doctor on a curve away from the gall bladder. I have a colonoscopy on August 17th. I am really curios to see if it is ok because if it is this could not be caused by any thing else other than my gall bladder. Anyways ill follow up to tell the results of my colonoscopy once its done.

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   Posted 8/15/2008 10:52 PM (GMT -6)   

jenny2008

So glad to hear you got your GB removed and that all went well. smilewinkgrin

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