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    Old 10-04-2019, 03:01 PM   #1
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    HIDA Scan

    I finally have some good news! I got my HIDA scan scheduled for next week! That's two weeks earlier than the original date, which was about a 3 week wait!

    I have been in way too much pain to wait 3 weeks, so I did everything in my power to find a way to get this done sooner. It took many calls, both to my doctor's office and insurance company, me taking another whole day off work and driving 2 hours north to the hospital with the closest available time slot...

    How long does it take to get results back from the scan? I would think not that long, but my doctor's office won't schedule a follow-up until after they get the results. Seems kind of backwards to me since that would delay them getting to me.....

    But I'm ready. Hope it's not a long one on me. They said they can take up to 4 hours! But that it's usually an hour to an hour and a half.

     
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    Old 10-04-2019, 03:39 PM   #2
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    Re: HIDA Scan

    You may not even need to see your doctor. If the results are conclusive, he should just send you to a surgeon. Mine did after my u/s.

     
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    Old 10-04-2019, 04:38 PM   #3
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    I hope it can be that fast. This has already been going on too long.

     
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    Old 10-05-2019, 02:58 PM   #4
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    Re: HIDA Scan

    My doctor had me wait in the radiology department and sent me to a surgeon as soon as my test was finished. I did not have a HIDA scan, but had an ultrasound, which was done because they suspected gallbladder issues. I saw the surgeon the same day and had surgery within 5 days of that appointment.

    Normally though, the results take 24 hours...if your radiologist suspects a problem they will call your doctor and not have them wait to get a report. So, your doctor may know the same day.

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    Old 10-05-2019, 03:22 PM   #5
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    Re: HIDA Scan

    I've had quite a lot of imaging done in my life, and this is the first time my doctor hasn't scheduled a followup beforehand which is why I'm questioning it.

    I've had a CT and ultrasound that both came back normal, and that is why I'm having the HIDA scan. My doctor suspects gallbladder because of my symptoms and location of pain.

     
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