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Anyone had this? and did you end up having your gallbladder removed?
I have absolutely classic gallstone symptoms but at a scan today there are very obviously no stones or anything unusual at all. Consultant is referring me for an HID scan which sounds gruesome but apparently will confirm if my gallbladder just isn't working effectively. I don't want surgery, but I really do want the pain to go away
I did take a Buscopan today ( was in crippling pain after avocado in a salad at lunchtime ), though not sure it made any difference.
At the HID scan apparently you swallow a radioactive tracer and they feed you something fatty so they can measure how the gallbladder reacts. Most likely, I think, is that it may not be emptying properly and therefore struggling to digest fats. I didn't ask what might happen next but Google seems to say removal is still a possibility.
Ask for a CT scan . I had gallbladder pain type symptoms , but ultrasound scan was clear. No stones visible. Then , following a severely painful episode, I had the CT scan , and gallstones showed up. It was a relief to get diagnosis. !
Have you had the HIDA? So since November for 5-7 days every month I get intense pain which is common with gallbladder problems. Ultra sound and mri are clear so now waiting for HIDA to check functionality!
Just wondering, if I have the HIDA when I’m not showing symptoms will it still be accurate 🤔 or do I need to be in an ‘episide’ For it to show it not working?
Yes, my gallbladder is fine but they think it is something called Sphincter of Oddi Disfunction, which gives very similar pain to Gallstones but it quite rare . At the moment, touch wood, I am managing okay with a controlled diet and buscopan .
I’m waiting for a date. I only saw my consultant yesterday following MRI . As that shows the gallbladder is normal he suspects its because my GB isn’t functioning properly. He said if it’s a certain % of functionality they’ll recommend it’s removed, However he said it might not quite reach that % so I can decide what to do, whether to have surgery or not.
What’s the treatment for your condition? Just diet? Also how often would you be in pain? Mine is pretty constant but then I get really bad flare ups once or twice a month that lasts a few days. I was really bad last week and then today it’s kickec in again 😩