Re: Is It My Gallbladder? Or Am I Going Mad? Help!
So you're in the UK. That makes things a wee bit easier to explain. I am quite a bit further in the process than you are but there are a few things that you should be aware of. Bear in mind, this is all based on my experience so if anyone else from the UK responds, take that on board also.
Getting the HIDA test in the UK is nigh on impossible. There is a test they will offer which they will call a 'Fatty Meal Test' ( you have to buy your own Mars Bar for it and I wish I was kidding). If you do have a Consultant that gives the option of the proper HIDA test. Hold on to him and PM me his name. Lol!
You will have to jump through the many NHS diagnostic hoops. To date (my magical mystery tour started in January 2011), I have had more tests than I can count. These include CAT scans, Upper Endoscopy, EUS, labelled white blood scan, Doppler scan, Upper US, Pelvic US to name but a few.
The most important thing is that you can pick the hospital and consultant you see. I know you've taken a cancellation but if you are not happy with your treatment, go to your GP and get an appointment for another hospital if you can.
Finally, you know your body better than anyone. Do not get fobbed off.
Take care and I will now take step down from my soap box. Keep ypur chin up sweetheart,
Last edited by pixiehickies; 03-01-2012 at 01:11 PM.
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