I was having pain under my ribcage, right side. My doctor told me that the x-rays and ultra-sound would come back negative, but he needed to do them for insurance purposes before the Hida-Scan. The Hida-Scan actually will show the function of your gallbladder. I had my appendix removed, two years later, my gallbladder. Suffered with acid reflux all of my life, but then had bronchitis four times in one year. I was using an inhaler every day and receiving breathing treatments. My pulmonary specialist was actually the doctor that scheduled me for the barium swallow. He said my reflux was in the top 5 worst he's seen in his career. He sent me to a gastric surgeon who scheduled another endoscopy, pH monitoring, and manometry, because he believed that my acid reflux was so severe that it was causing my lung issues. For years I went to a GI doctor who did no further testing other than an endoscopy that showed acid reflux and H-Pylori. I took protonix for years, that gave me some relief. Fast forward a few months and I had NF and hernia surgery.
Post Edited (SharonZ) : 9/26/2014 7:13:57 AM (GMT-6)