Originally Posted by LAwoman75
It says EF% after 20 minutes is 86% and after 30 minutes is 95%.
Well, so much for that. I'm so frustrated! Where will my GI go from here? I'm terrified of invasive procedures and was hoping the hida scan would provide some answers.
That's so frustrating! I'm sure most people will say, "That's great! At least you know it's working!", but I can relate to the frustration of actually wanting these tests to be positive so you know what's wrong once and for all. I feel like we're on different sides of the same coin: your doc thinks you have gb problems but the tests haven't shown it. My doc thinks I don't have gb problems but the HIDA did show it. That leaves both of us in the same place: nowhere!
It is possible that you have sludge or small stones that the ultrasound didn't pick up. You could ask to have that repeated. Or ask for a CT scan. I've also heard of a barium X-ray which I'm going to ask for as well-- it shows the insides of your upper GI tract. Have you been tested for H Pylori? You should definitely get a blood test for that. I tested positive for that and went through the treatment. It didn't clear up my symptoms so it wasn't the culprit, but I know for some people it is (though it is very common and often doesn't cause any symptoms).
I know you're afraid of invasive procedures, but I had an upper endoscopy where they put a tube down my throat and took pictures of my upper digestive track and it was not bad at all. Seriously. It was so much easier than I imagined. And I was freaked out before it. No big deal at all. that would let you know if you have gastritis or any other upper digestive track abnormalities
Anyway, keep us posted and hang in there!