Re: Next step: HIDA scan and GI specialist
When I had my HIDA scan, following an ultrasound that only found a 5mm "polyp" I did not experience any serious discomfort. Apparently some on this board have. The results were back within two days. My ejection fraction came back at 23%, which is below the 35% threshold.
An ultrasound may not detect "sludge", small mini-stones that have accumulated in the gallbladder, it may not detect inflammation, thickening of the gallbladder walls or when the gallbladder fails to contract properly due to impairment from some drugs.
The biliary ducts, the tubes that lead from the gallbladder to the intestines can become irritated, can even become blocked, when passing stones, etc.
Sounds like your GI is on the right track.
Last edited by Collector167; 07-20-2007 at 10:14 PM.
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