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Old 02-17-2006, 06:11 AM   #1
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Had a Hida Scan yesterday...have a question

I had a Hida Scan yesterday. After an hour and 15 minutes, the nuclear medicine tech said she could not see my gallbladder and asked me to turn on my left side. My liver, bile duct and small intestine were clearly visible. I stayed on my side for about 30 minutes. I then had to drink a fatty drink and return for about 5 minute for a few more pictures.

Of course, she gave me no indication of my results. But, I'm curious if her not seeing the gallbladder is a problem. I'm curious if she rolled me over to simply get a better picture of it. Or, if that is an indication of a blockage? I hate having to wait the weekend, so I thought I would get other opinions.

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Old 02-17-2006, 04:42 PM   #2
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Re: Had a Hida Scan yesterday...have a question

It sounds like she did find it after she rolled you over, since she had you drink a fatty drink. That causes the gallbladder to contract so they can measure how much bile it squeezes out. If they hadn't been able to see the gallbladder, they wouldn't have bothered with the second step. Sometimes it's just hard to see the gallbladder in one position and they can see it better in another position.

 
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