Abnormal ultrasound and normal HIDA
For nearly two years, I've slowly become no longer tolerate foods that I could eat. Fresh fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, corn, sugar cane and others. Even brushing my teeth, with toothpaste, or even without it, makes my stomach hurt a lot. About a month ago the pain was so bad I went to the ER and the doctor performed an ultrasound and found a small polyp as well as sludge/gallstones. He also put me on Carafate and Pantopazole, the Panto seems to do nothing while the Carafate seems to help a little, or at least make the pain somewhat bearable. So my gastro told me to get a HIDA scan and I got the results, which were normal. I'm very confused as to what this all means. Can I still have a bad gallbladder if the HIDA is normal but there is sludge/gallstones? Would the HIDA have been abnormal if I had eaten something that really made my stomach hurt? Are gallstones/sludge triggered by food or are they always present in your gallbladder if it's malfunctioning? I'm so tired of the pain and anxiety and I wish the doctor would give me a definitive answer. Any help and suggestions are appreciated.