Re: Diseased GB that doesn't show up on ultrasound.
I have also had terrible pain in my stomach for awhile, but have noticed that i has gotten worse the past 3 weeks. I kept putting it off and finally on around the 25th of April, I found myself literally bent in two trying to find a way to get the constant pain to stop. Went to the ER, and by the time I arrived, the pain had subsided.
They did a catscan, and it was normal. The next morning, I woke up nauseated and began vomiting. Went to my family doctor, and she was 95% sure it was gallbladder related. She sent me for a Pipida (HIDA) scan, which was scheduled for Monday, April 30th. During the scan, they injected radioactive dye by IV. Then I went under the machine in the x-ray dept for almost 2 hours. Liver, small intestines, everything showed up except the gallbladder. They then gave me 4 injections of Morphine to relax the muscles and to see if the gallbladder would begin to work. Another hour later, and it still didnt show up on the scan. We are not sure if it is blocked by a stone, or just not working at all. The x-ray tech told me to call my family doctor and tell her the results and schedule the surgery as soon as possible. I am scheduled for Monday, May 7th.
I am not sure about an ultrasound not showing anything, but if you have any doubt that your gallbladder is not working properly, please get it checked out. My father had his out last fall, and it was preferated. He was majorly ill.
Hope this helps a little. Best wishes!!