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What Does This HIDA Scan Test Report Of Gallbladder Indicate?

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Posted on Thu, 20 Oct 2016
Question: I have mild to severe pain near my gallblatter.2012 hida scan showed function at 27%.I pain has continued for 4 yrs.Just had another scan and it showed 97% .....how is that possible? What is going on and why is my pain now constant?
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Answered by Dr. Dr.Albana Sejdini (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Chronic cholecystitis suspected

Detailed Answer:
Hi my dear,

I understand your concern.

Your case:
- 58 years old female
- symptoms: pain in gallbladder area for 4 years now
- 2 Hida scans showing 27% and second 97%

Hida test stands for hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid scan.

At the first Hida test is showing poorly functioning of gallbladder(most probably due to cholecystitis). When they injected radioactive contrast, only 27% was able to get flushed by gallbladder due to poorly functioning at that time.

The second is indicating rapid passing of radioactive tracer. Correlation with clinical presentation (pain or others) should be done.

I think you are having chronic cholecystitis explaining the pain.

Diet changes are recommended to help you gallbladder work better. Antispasmodics(Buscopan) can be used to ease the pain.

Hope this helps.
Let me know if I can be of further help.
Dr.Albana
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What Does This HIDA Scan Test Report Of Gallbladder Indicate?

Brief Answer: Chronic cholecystitis suspected Detailed Answer: Hi my dear, I understand your concern. Your case: - 58 years old female - symptoms: pain in gallbladder area for 4 years now - 2 Hida scans showing 27% and second 97% Hida test stands for hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid scan. At the first Hida test is showing poorly functioning of gallbladder(most probably due to cholecystitis). When they injected radioactive contrast, only 27% was able to get flushed by gallbladder due to poorly functioning at that time. The second is indicating rapid passing of radioactive tracer. Correlation with clinical presentation (pain or others) should be done. I think you are having chronic cholecystitis explaining the pain. Diet changes are recommended to help you gallbladder work better. Antispasmodics(Buscopan) can be used to ease the pain. Hope this helps. Let me know if I can be of further help. Dr.Albana