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Does a HIDA scan or endoscopy look at liver or pancreas?

Does a hida scan or endoscopy look at liver or pancreas? I had both done for chronic severe upper abdominal pain . Feels like I am constantly being stabbed in put of stomach , sometimes gears a little to upper right. I am belching and burping constantly also. Both tests were negative. Endoscopy showed my stomach was fine and hida scan showed nothing wrong. I have had no blood work done. I am a 30 year old female, 100 pounds. Eating causes the pain to be excruciating. It lasts for days. I just found out I am pregnant and am scared that something is wrong in my liver or pancreas. I take Zantac twice a day. GI suggested I try Questran for bile reflux. I don t know what to do anymore,
Thu, 24 Oct 2013
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Hi and welcome to HCM,thank you for your query.
No,these 2 procedures cant verify some liver or pancreatic diseases. You need to do ct scan or some certain laboratory findings to evaluate this. Your symptoms suggest stomach issue but also it can be caused by bowel disorder or pregnancy. So you may need colonoscopy too. Since you are pregnant ,you should not do ct scan and mri would be better option so consult your doctor about it.

Wish you good health. Regards.
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Does a HIDA scan or endoscopy look at liver or pancreas?

Hi and welcome to HCM,thank you for your query. No,these 2 procedures cant verify some liver or pancreatic diseases. You need to do ct scan or some certain laboratory findings to evaluate this. Your symptoms suggest stomach issue but also it can be caused by bowel disorder or pregnancy. So you may need colonoscopy too. Since you are pregnant ,you should not do ct scan and mri would be better option so consult your doctor about it. Wish you good health. Regards.