My Hida Scan is 93% and have various abdominal issues with gallbladder area pain off and on. Bloating, much fatigue, reflux, bad pain, etc . Finally spoke with a surgeon suggested by my gastroenterologist. He said that 93% was not "bad". I've had most CT's etc. to find out any abdominal problems. Have gastritis, diverticulosis, IBS, Lyme, Fibro, Neuropathy. No gallstones. Surgeon was honest and stated that it sounded like gallbladder but no guarantee. I'm sooo tired of hurting most of time altho will have a good day or so, but not sure if this will cure it. I know that I WILL not know for sure unless it is taken out but also guess I'm looking for it to be THE answer and stop all this nonsense. I also need to know it gallbladder disease or whatever can cause vertigo or dizziness and right eye pain and headaches. Drs. and Surgeon said they don't know. (go figure). Has anyone had experience with any of the above. I am so ambivalent about undergoing the removal of part of my body and keep hoping that diet will somehow help. Need feedback badly!
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Normal reference range for the HIDA scan ejection rate is 35-75%. Having an ejection rate that is too high means that you have gallbladder disease. At 93% you are way too high which means too much bile is being released at one time which can create all kinds of digestive issues.
It was unclear from your post, is the surgeon willing to remove the gallbladder? If no, ask the Gastro doctor to send you to another surgeon.
As to symptoms, the gallbladder has been called the great mimic as it can mimic a lot of other diseases. Symptoms can vary from person to person. It is also possible to have two different diseases at the same time. I have not heard of the gallbladder causing eye pain or headaches. I didn't have vertigo, but gallbladder disease caused my blood pressure to fluctuate and at times I had heart palpitations.
Thanks for your input. The surgeon said that he would take it out as it sounds like gallbladder. I wonder why drs, etc. think that the higher the hida scan rate is, the better it is functioning? Sometimes I am just so perplexed about this. I am leaning towards the removal heavily as something must give (no pun intended). Cannot keep on living like this as it is NOT living. Been on prescription Prevacid for over 6 months, helped a bit in the beginning but then seemed like reflux and discomfort broke through. This is in addition to all the other "fun" things that present with gallbladder issues. If there is any other info you can share with me about this situation, I would be all ears. Also, how do you feel after the operation and how long ago did you have yours.
Thanks for your help,
I had my gall bladder removed in August. After the surgery, I took pain meds BEFORE feeling any pain to stay on top of things and to help rest and heal. Ate no or low fat foods after a few days of liquid only. There were no problems during the healing stage at all which I was pleasantly surprised about. After about 2 months, I developed bile diarrhea and bad heartburn (had heartburn already but felt worse because of bile). Apparently just a small percentage of people get this and lucky me fell into that group. I was given Sucralfate and Prevacid to help with stomach/heartburn issues and Colestipol for the bile. They are working except when I eat too much at one time or too much fat-laden food (you'd think I would learn by now!!). All in all, am glad I had it done as I don't have that "big fat basketball under the right ribs" feeling or feeling sick all the time. The drs. said it could have burst as it was diseased and then I would have been in a very bad place! Hope this helps.