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Old 12-22-2012, 08:49 AM   #1
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high ejection rate on hida scan

I would like to give you all some info because when I went into this, I thought my gallbladder was normal because that is what my doctor said. My ejection rate on my hida scan was 95%. On my ultrasound it showed that I had cholesterol polyps, when they are large, can turn cancerous, mine were small. These polyps don't have symptoms, but I felt horrible. After doing much research, I found that my ejection rate is too high, which is considered an overactive gallbladder. I felt horrible after I ate fatty foods. A couple times during the night, I had this horrible tasting stuff come up my throat and almost gag me. I was very tired and my body ached. I went to a gb specialist, and he agreed that my ejection rate was too high. I really debated on having my gb taken out, but then I decided to. I had it out yesterday and I was amazed at how good I felt instantly. I am sore today from the surgery, but I am eating and seem to have a lot of energy, plus my achy shoulders went away. Just wanted to share my experience with everyone.

 
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Re: high ejection rate on hida scan

Hi , I just read your post and the same thing is happening to me. I have been having problems for quite awhile and have lost about 12 pounds in 6 months. My family doc sent me first for ultra sound and it was ok so then he set up a hida scan and my ejection rate was 92% and he said my gallbladder was fine so if i dont get better we will have to do more test to try and find the problem. My niece is a nurse practioner and said the ejection rate is too high and is called hyperkinetic gallbladder and will cause the same symptoms as underactive or gallstones. Her ejection rate on her hida was 93% and she was told by her doc it was normal also but she fussed at him about it so she went to see a surgon and he removed hers. I dont know what to do about it and was just wondering if you are still doing ok after having yours removed. I do not want to go through alot of other test because i know all this going on with me is my gallbladder. Could sure use some advice from you . Please let me know how you are doing now Thanks

 
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:48 PM   #3
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Re: high ejection rate on hida scan

Hi, I am doing great after surgery and I feel so much better. On Friday, it will be 4 weeks for me. I went back to work last week and I have so much energy. I just can't believe how sick my gallbladder was making me. A couple other symptoms I had before surgery and didn't mention was..my right ear ached & my back right teeth ached. These aches are gone since surgery. Also, I had bad anxiety before surgery & it is now gone.
The first week after my surgery, I had loose stools, but nothing that I couldn't control. The second week they got firmer and the third week, they were back to normal. I went back to work the 3rd week, and I am feeling really good. I'm not totally exhausted when I get off. Before surgery, i would come home & lay on the couch all night. After surgery, I actually feel like doing things.
I am still watching fat intake a little. But I am able to eat about anything in moderation....well, except for nacho chips.
I really hesitated on this surgery but now I am so happy I had it. I feel like a new person.
I don't know why there isn't more research done on the high hida scan results.
I'm here for you if you have any more questions!
Hope this helps..
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Re: high ejection rate on hida scan

Omgosh thank you so much for the info , i was starting to think i was just going crazy. I have been having problems with anxiety thought at first all this was menopause ( 54yrs old ) but then all sorts of other things started like stomach pain , under right rib pain , shoulder pain , sick stomach , heart palps , pvc's , indigestion , a ton of gas ( both ways lol )and yes ear has hurt some and headaches and i have no energy at all but didnt connect that with gallbladder just thought it was because of the way i had been eating and the weight lose.I keep telling my husband i am sorry because i know he has to be getting tired of all this cause i sure am, but he never complaines just says i want you to feel better. I have gotten to where i don't want to do anything anymore don't even feel like going out anywhere because i never know when it will hit full blown. I think i need to just get an app. with the surgeon my niece saw and see what he says . I am ready to do anything to get this to stop. Thank you so very much for the info and i am so glad to know you are well again . God Bless you !

 
Old 01-17-2013, 08:57 AM   #5
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Re: high ejection rate on hida scan

Hi, Back before I had surgery, there were so many things wrong with me...I forgot some of them. But I also had palpitations, rib pain, shoulder pain, gas and indigestion after eating. Wow..crazy, huh? In fact, in February 2012, I went to the ER because I thought I was having a heart attack. Everything came back normal. My blood pressure was high also because I kept checking it. Even meds wouldn't bring it down much. My anxiety was really bad to the point that it interfered with my life. I got that back in the year 2000. So all these years, it may have been related to my gallbladder. we can keep in touch on this message board. I am 57, and my husband is a saint! His patience with me & my health has been something else....lucky to have him
I just can't believe the turn around in my life....unbelieveable!
I'll be praying for you..
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:51 AM   #6
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Re: high ejection rate on hida scan

I also had my husband take me to er one night because my heart was racing , heart checked out ok and i was sent home. My husband like yours has been great , i have even called him home from work a couple times and he comes running. My hida er was 92% yet the test results was sent to my doctor saying it was normal so my doctor says it is normal , but my niece says otherwise so i called to make an app. with the surgeon who took hers out and the girl in the office asked what my problem was and i told her my hida score was 92% she says i think that is normal ,when i told her it was called hyperkinetic gallbladder she said she had never heard of that before. I made an app anyway hoping that since he took my niece's out and hers was 93% that maybe he will at least listen to me. Bad news is app not until feb 13th. Two years ago my weight was 134 pds and my weight now is 103 pds i have to get something done this is taking over my life. I told my husband the other day i felt toxic. I am so glad i found you on here i didn't really know what i should do but since reading your post i know i have to get someone to take this thing out . Thanks so much for the prayers and the respond. By the way i got tears in my eyes when i read your post so happy for you and i am looking forward to getting my life back and feeling like a new person also . Kathy

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Old 01-17-2013, 04:31 PM   #7
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Re: high ejection rate on hida scan

Hi Kathy,
The first 2 doctors said my hida scan was normal. When I asked for a copy of my hida scan result, it also read that it was normal. This just blows me away.. that no one recognizes the high ejection rate. Then my pcp referred me to a surgeon who did the ecrp test. When I went to him, he said I should have my gallbladder out. I was planning on him saying that he would give me the ecrp test, so it took me by surprise that he was talking surgery. I told him I didn't really want to lose any organs, so we agreed that I would wait 6 months and then have another ultrasound, because I did have the cholesterol polyps in my gallbladder and if they grew, I was going to have the gb taken out, because they have the potential to become cancerous.
One month before my appt, I started getting so sick that all I could eat was applesauce and crackers. I lost 20 lbs. He immediately got me another ultrasound. It came back normal...the polyps stayed the same. So it was a real gamble for me to have this surgery, because I still wasn't 100% sure it was my gallbladder. The surgeon told me that this might not cure me and to expect that. But I was so darn miserable I was ready to try anything. This is why I am sharing my experience with others, because so many people with high hida scans may think their gb's are normal, when in fact they are not and can cause problems. I did so much research on high ejection rates on hida scans and so many people are treated for other problems when in fact it could be their gallbladder. Kathy, I am so glad we met on here....and I hope that soon you will feel as good as me. Keep in touch!
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:32 PM   #8
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Re: high ejection rate on hida scan

Hi Gloria, wanted to check in and see if you are still doing good. My app. to see the surgeon is next wed. and i am so nervous. I have been feeling some better but still having pains under right rib and in chest through my back with lots of gas but the sick stomach has been some better and have been able to eat some here lately so that is a big improvement. Wanted to ask if your head ever felt funny maybe kind of dizzy feeling just a light headed feeling and did you have headaches ? Hope you are still doing good.

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Re: high ejection rate on hida scan

Okay i saw the surgeon today about my high ejection rate (92%) on my gallbladder hida scan and am going to have to do an upper scope in the morning to look into my stomach he wants to check for ulcers or h pylori . He said if everything looks good on that we will talk about removing gallbladder he says there is very little studies on high ejection rate on gallbladder and that it is still considered in the normal range that anything under 35% is automatic removal anything over that is considered normal but that he has removed a handful only that were in the normal range and a high rate is not very common. This makes me so angry that i cant get anyone to listen . I had both grandmothers , mom , daughter and two nieces had to have gallbladder removed , and i know this is my problem. Oh well guess ill see what the scope says.

 
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Sorry you are having such a hard time getting it out. Keep us posted.

 
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Cabin921, I finally found your post! It upsets me also that so many people with high ejection rate on hida scans can't get any info from their doctors. If I hadn't read about it online, I would have thought mine was normal. Wow....big difference since I had it out, I feel so much better. I got more energy to do things....something I haven't had in a long time! I still watch what I eat, but occasionally, I have eaten fried & fatty and it hasn't bothered me. I just feel so good eating healthy, I don't wanna rock the boat! Keep in touch....sending many prayers your way.

 
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Re: high ejection rate on hida scan

Cabin921, I was reading the post before your last one and I wanted to reply to that also. Yes, before I had my gb out, I was dizzy and lightheaded. That is what sent me to the hospital, because I thought I was having a heart attack. I can't remember having a headache. But I had heart attack symptoms with the sore arm, jaw and anxiety. Oh, one more thing....I use to have anxiety attacks, and since my gb surgery, I haven't had any. I seem more calmer.
Another thing I forgot to tell you...since my surgery, my throat has been sore. I went to a throat spec. and he said it is either from a little acid reflux, or when they gave me anesthesia, they might have irritated it. He put a tube down my throat and said my vocal cord was a little swollen and that is common with acid reflux. I don't feel like I have the reflux, because nothing seems to be bothering me after I eat. But he gave me prilosec to take for 2 months just in case its reflux. (i haven't taken it yet...I'm going to wait a couple weeks)

 
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Re: high ejection rate on hida scan

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Cabin921, I was reading the post before your last one and I wanted to reply to that also. Yes, before I had my gb out, I was dizzy and lightheaded. That is what sent me to the hospital, because I thought I was having a heart attack. I can't remember having a headache. But I had heart attack symptoms with the sore arm, jaw and anxiety. Oh, one more thing....I use to have anxiety attacks, and since my gb surgery, I haven't had any. I seem more calmer.
Another thing I forgot to tell you...since my surgery, my throat has been sore. I went to a throat spec. and he said it is either from a little acid reflux, or when they gave me anesthesia, they might have irritated it. He put a tube down my throat and said my vocal cord was a little swollen and that is common with acid reflux. I don't feel like I have the reflux, because nothing seems to be bothering me after I eat. But he gave me prilosec to take for 2 months just in case its reflux. (i haven't taken it yet...I'm going to wait a couple weeks)
I have heard many people say they get acid reflux after gb removal but maybe it will clear up for you. Do you take probiotics my mom has to take them since she had her gb out.

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Nurse called today biop for h pylori came back neg. Seeing the surgeon again Friday will have to see what he says next. Hope he don't come up with more test .

 
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Great news on your h pylori test...glad to hear that! I don't take probiotics...I will have to look into that. Interesting about the acid reflux. I don't really feel like I have it...but I'm not sure. Thanks so much for the info. I appreciate it.
Good luck at the surgeon's office. I will check back to see what he says.
Take care, gloria

 
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