Posted 7/5/2010 7:27 PM (GMT -7)
I did have the Hida Scan about 5 years ago. I didn't have any problems with the Hida Scan, but the technician said some people can have a painful reaction when the gallbladder fills and empties. Mine wasn't working so I was lucky and didn't ave an attack when they did the test
I had been to the ER because of chest and back pain. The ER doctor told me it couldn't be my gallbladder because I was 40, fat, or female. How's that for a diagnoses. He did order an US and an EKG, both were normal. My GI doctor ordered an EGD with US and also a HIida Scan. The Hida Scan was bad even though I had no stones mine had just decided to stop working. Mine was bad enough that the surgeon my GI sent the results to called me and had me come in right away. That was a Thursday and he said I wouldn't make it through the weekend with how much pain I had and the results he was looking at. I saw him at 9:30am and was in surgery at 1:30 pm.