Re: Hida Scan results (but took PPIs...)
My symptoms b4 surgery were: Years of suffering from gastric problems, among them acid reflux. Endoscopy & colonoscopy b4 surgery revealed irritation/errotion to esophogus, irritation to lining of stomach, fatty tissue along colon, pocket in small instestine and polyps.
This is in addition to the HIDA scan which stated gallbladder was functioning at 12%.
The pain I was getting was not your typical for GB which is usually pain on right side. My pain began suddenly in the middle under ribcage and radiated to left side and back, very debilitating and would last for approx 8 hrs.
Now after surgery, I actually was looking forward to the 'runs'...but no. I still am very constipated and could only go if I take at least 5 Dulcolax pills. Doctor says I have a lazy stomach and colon (gastroparesis). I still get some pain and full feeling when I eat just a little and am still belching like a big fat beer drinking man....but I'm a petite 5' 1" lady..LOL.
The surgery itself was not very painful. I did have alot of bloating and swelling the first week, but it has gone down and I was able to eat regular right after surgery. I go in a few days to have bandages taken off.
If you have had the HIDA and results are that you should have the surgery, you should not put it off. It may cause more problems if you just wait. I suffered for years without knowing that my gallbladder was not good. But I do have other issues beside GB.
BUT b4 surgery: make sure you have all tests to make sure it is that. Have you have an abdominal ultrasound? Bloodwork? HIDA scan? Endoscopy? Colonoscopy?
And make sure you research your surgeon, if possible ask around and speak to people who have used him/her. Good Luck.