|i experienced pain similar to you're having. I also had a normal ultrasound. My doctor ordered a hi-da scan which showed that my gallbladder was only functioning at 10% which is abnormal. I had my gallbladder removed laproscopically on 8/18/04 and i'm doing very well. I'll be going back to work on 9/7/04. Ask your physician about the hi-da scan. Good luck & god bless!!|
i had my gallbladder removed 4 years ago because of gallbladder attacks and the presence of stones in my gallbladder. To my horror, about two years after this I started getting "gallbladder attacks" again without having a gallbladder. My original doctor who took out my gallbladder thought I was crazy. Anyway, after this I started going to a gi specialist to try to find out what it was. I had every test possible for any type of gi issue which were all negative, including mri and ultrasound to see if there were stones left in my tracts, which there wasn't. Finally, the conclusion is that I probably have what they call "sphincter of odi dysfunction" which is the duct that connects to your stomach and removes the bile. He thinks that it is not working properly and is causing the same type of pain that a gallbladder attack would. Anyway, I have to have a test called an ercp to see if this is what it is. Hopefully, it is because it can be fixed and I want have to have the attacks anymore. If you have no signs or gallbladder stones or stones in your ducts, it is worth seeing if this could possibly be your problem.
|did you get an actual copy of the test results for the hida-scan? What does the doctor mean by "a little under normal"? Mine was at 20% and I had it removed 2 weeks ago. The pain I was having in the center of my stomach and in the right ribcage is gone. Also the extreme nausea after eating is better. I would try to find out what the % ejection fraction was on your test results. It's a gamble to take it out if there is a question. In my case, I have not had any negative effects from the surgery (except the surgery itself) so it was worth it to know that it was taken care of. But some people experience problems after surgery, so it can be a gamble. When you get the actual results, post them so others can give you input on that. Good luck.|