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I have gallbladder syptoms (pain urq that radiates into my back) that has lasted for over 3 months and is now present on a daily basis for about a month. Today, I had a hida scan. It took 1 1/2 hours for my gallbladder to empty before they ejected the cck. When the cck was injected, I had terrible pain all over my abdomen, kidneys, stomach, and back. The hida scan came back "normal"
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replied February 1st, 2004
Gallbaldder Symptoms With "normal" Hida Scan
I'm an 18 year old girl and i've been having all the symptoms of a gallbladder problem for about 3 to 4 months now. I have had several tests ran and they can't find anything either, however I have no had a hida scan done yet. I am going to a specialist later this week, you might try also.
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replied September 8th, 2013
Experienced User
My Gallbladder HIDA test was normal but doctor still removed my gallbladder and now I have no pain at all.
Normal test result does not mean your gallbladder is ok.
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replied February 1st, 2004
Re: On Gallbladder Symptoms
Hi,
my name is cindy . Iam replying because I had gallbladder surgery 8 months ago.Hope I can help. I had an endoscopy where they stick a tube down your throat they can tell wether or not you have gallstones or what the problem might be. I just happened to have gallstones so the only option was surgery.If I can help with any further infomation
just let me know.
Sincerely,cindy
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replied February 9th, 2004
Anonymous
Re: Gallbaldder Symptoms With "normal" Hida Scan
perfectangel264 wrote:
i'm an 18 year old girl and i've been having all the symptoms of a gallbladder problem for about 3 to 4 months now. I have had several tests ran and they can't find anything either, however I have no had a hida scan done yet. I am going to a specialist later this week, you might try also.
Rolling Eyes

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I went thru the same thing for several months. Have you had complete blood work. I had all the same symptoms went threw all the test to find out I had h-pylori bacteria. It will show up in lab work. H-pylori bacteria is a bacteria that lives in your stomach and causes painful ulcers.
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replied December 1st, 2004
Anonymous
Re: Gallbaldder Symptoms With "normal" Hida Scan
ruth greenberg wrote:
i have gallbladder syptoms (pain urq that radiates into my back) that has lasted for over 3 months and is now present on a daily basis for about a month. Today, I had a hida scan. It took 1 1/2 hours for my gallbladder to empty before they ejected the cck. When the cck was injected, I had terrible pain all over my abdomen, kidneys, stomach, and back. The hida scan came back "normal"
any thoughts?


I am a nuclear medicine technologist (one who performs the hida scan) it was once thought that when a patient experiences pain during cck injection, it is another indication of gallbladder disease. This is not the case. Pain during cck injection is simply a side affect from the cck, which is causing excessive contractions of the smooth muscles in your abdomen. This includes the gallbladder, stomach, urinary bladder, and intestines. I would say that 40% of my patients experience some degree of cramping, usually very mild. Severe cramping only occurs in maybe 5% of all my patients. Vomiting occurs in 1% of my patients. Unfortunately, the package insert for the drug cck calls for an injection over 1 to 3 minutes. Most experts recommend injecting the drug over a period of at least ten minutes. This will prevent most cases of severe cramping. Some people will cramp up regardless, probably due to underlying causes. Unfortunately it is not possible to give pain medication, as it will affect the way the gallbladder contacts.
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replied January 19th, 2012
OK but if the pain the patient is feeling during the cck injection period is the EXACT pain and all symptoms match the way the patient feels everday. And the ejection fraction is considered normal. Why would the patient have complete reproduction of every symptom they are expiercing on an every day basis? My question is, if the gall bladder is indeed "normal", then why outside of the test....does the patient have that same exact pain, cramping and every symptoms as they do when they have the injection? Please respond... need help
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replied September 21st, 2013
My injection took about 3 - 5 seconds... just like any other drug injected into my IV line. Then they didn't see anything, said my GB was blocked because of that, and that it had to come out. Could not administering the tracer correctly cause it not to show?
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replied January 21st, 2005
Re: Gallbaldder Symptoms With "normal" Hida Scan
mike c. wrote:
ruth greenberg wrote:
i have gallbladder syptoms (pain urq that radiates into my back) that has lasted for over 3 months and is now present on a daily basis for about a month. Today, I had a hida scan. It took 1 1/2 hours for my gallbladder to empty before they ejected the cck. When the cck was injected, I had terrible pain all over my abdomen, kidneys, stomach, and back. The hida scan came back "normal"
any thoughts?


I am a nuclear medicine technologist (one who performs the hida scan) it was once thought that when a patient experiences pain during cck injection, it is another indication of gallbladder disease. This is not the case. Pain during cck injection is simply a side affect from the cck, which is causing excessive contractions of the smooth muscles in your abdomen. This includes the gallbladder, stomach, urinary bladder, and intestines. I would say that 40% of my patients experience some degree of cramping, usually very mild. Severe cramping only occurs in maybe 5% of all my patients. Vomiting occurs in 1% of my patients. Unfortunately, the package insert for the drug cck calls for an injection over 1 to 3 minutes. Most experts recommend injecting the drug over a period of at least ten minutes. This will prevent most cases of severe cramping. Some people will cramp up regardless, probably due to underlying causes. Unfortunately it is not possible to give pain medication, as it will affect the way the gallbladder contacts.


i sure hope my nuclear med tech is like you!!! Had the hida done yesterday... Waiting for results... This has got to be my gb.. Got every symptom... But the ultrasound showed no stones....
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replied October 29th, 2011
Side pain vs. GERD?
I have been in constant pain for 4 weeks now. I started having pains at work one night. My ultrasound came back negative for gall stones. 2 nights before my ultra sound at 3:00am i felt my side burning intensely. Then very slowly and several minutes apartfelt 3 ""extremely warm marbles" moving across my lower abdomin. Not sure whats goin on. Go for hida scan next week. (fingers crossed).

P.s. I also suffer from acid reflux disease. I have had it for 9 years now. I have heArt burn everyday. I have not taken a TUMS since all this started. I can even eat spicy food with no side affects. WHATS ALL THAT ABOUT!!!? I do not take a daily prescription either.
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replied December 22nd, 2011
Hi there - I'm experiencing what I think is gallbladder pain. My ultrasound came back normal. But, in the middle of the night, I had intense pressue and pain. Then it felt as if something Popped, almost like someone had squeezed a huge internal zit under my right rib. (Excuse me but that is the only way I can describe it.) Then I felt those extremely warm marbles trickle down from that burst point to my right mid-abdomen. Has anyone told you what that might be? All the doctors here look at me like I'm nuts.
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replied October 29th, 2011
Side pain vs. GERD?
I have been in constant pain for 4 weeks now. I started having pains at work one night. My ultrasound came back negative for gall stones. 2 nights before my ultra sound at 3:00am i felt my side burning intensely. Then very slowly and several minutes apartfelt 3 ""extremely warm marbles" moving across my lower abdomin. Not sure whats goin on. Go for hida scan next week. (fingers crossed).

P.s. I also suffer from acid reflux disease. I have had it for 9 years now. I have heArt burn everyday. I have not taken a TUMS since all this started. I can even eat spicy food with no side affects. WHATS ALL THAT ABOUT!!!? I do not take a daily prescription either.
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replied October 29th, 2011
Side pain vs. GERD?
I have been in constant pain for 4 weeks now. I started having pains at work one night. My ultrasound came back negative for gall stones. 2 nights before my ultra sound at 3:00am i felt my side burning intensely. Then very slowly and several minutes apartfelt 3 ""extremely warm marbles" moving across my lower abdomin. Not sure whats goin on. Go for hida scan next week. (fingers crossed).

P.s. I also suffer from acid reflux disease. I have had it for 9 years now. I have heArt burn everyday. I have not taken a TUMS since all this started. I can even eat spicy food with no side affects. WHATS ALL THAT ABOUT!!!? I do not take a daily prescription either.
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replied February 2nd, 2005
Anonymous
Gallstones Or What?
I have suffered for several years quick sharp pains which last 4 seconds across left side of chest and in back. There is some swelling it looks like and tenderness in the upper right abomen just under the right breast. Ekg's shows normal and an ultra sound on gallbladder is normal. Any idea what i'm dealing with here? :?
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replied February 7th, 2005
Anonymous
Frustrated With Testing
I have been experiencing the exact same symptoms with the same results- my pain is so intense that it feels like the wind is knocked out of me. It feels almost like having contractions in my urq combined with nausea- I have been dealing with this since may of 04 and no answers.
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replied February 7th, 2005
Anonymous
Hida Scan Results- Help!!!
I have been dealing with pain since may of 2004- in june I had my appendix removed and thought that the nausea and pain would end. Unfortunately the pain got and continues to get worse. I too have severe pain in my urq. I am extremely frustrated and don't know what to do next- I have had the tube down my throat, ultra sound and the hida scan. Is this all in my head??? Additionally I have lost alot of weight-don't know where to turn.
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replied December 3rd, 2011
abdominal bloating and pain with almost every food i eat
well I sure can sympathize with all that you are experiencing as this sounds like me only its now 2011. Did you every get any answers? I am so tired and weak. One other symptom I have that you did not mention is that I have reddish-purple small dots on my abdominal area even extending into my upper thigh area and chest. I feel sick and everything I eat except for white rice and chicken broth, baby food cereal gives me very painful gas and bloating, pains under both right and left rib cage and pain that extends at times into my back in the upper right quadrant. I am baffled and have seen gastroenterologists, internists, allergists and had ecg (no sign of heliocobactor pylori), hida scans, blood work (elevated liver enzymes)and a gall bladder ultrasound that showed gall bladder "sludge" other than that no diagnosis to explain the misery I am experiencing daily. I have been unable to work for 5 months.
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replied February 19th, 2012
I have Primary Biliary Cirrhosis... found it after much right side pain and elevated liver enzymes. Confirmed by biopsy.
Hida scan tomorrow because new pain in same area and on upper left side. Ultrasound showed no gallstones. Good luck to you.
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replied March 11th, 2005
Re: Gallbaldder Symptoms With "normal" Hida Scan
mike c. wrote:
ruth greenberg wrote:
i have gallbladder syptoms (pain urq that radiates into my back) that has lasted for over 3 months and is now present on a daily basis for about a month. Today, I had a hida scan. It took 1 1/2 hours for my gallbladder to empty before they ejected the cck. When the cck was injected, I had terrible pain all over my abdomen, kidneys, stomach, and back. The hida scan came back "normal"
any thoughts?


I am a nuclear medicine technologist (one who performs the hida scan) it was once thought that when a patient experiences pain during cck injection, it is another indication of gallbladder disease. This is not the case. Pain during cck injection is simply a side affect from the cck, which is causing excessive contractions of the smooth muscles in your abdomen. This includes the gallbladder, stomach, urinary bladder, and intestines. I would say that 40% of my patients experience some degree of cramping, usually very mild. Severe cramping only occurs in maybe 5% of all my patients. Vomiting occurs in 1% of my patients. Unfortunately, the package insert for the drug cck calls for an injection over 1 to 3 minutes. Most experts recommend injecting the drug over a period of at least ten minutes. This will prevent most cases of severe cramping. Some people will cramp up regardless, probably due to underlying causes. Unfortunately it is not possible to give pain medication, as it will affect the way the gallbladder contacts.
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replied March 11th, 2005
Anonymous
Hida And Vomit
I had a hida scan and the chemicals they injected for the second part of the test made me vomit. Tight away I felt sick and about 10 min after the test was over this yellow bile came up and out. It took over 8 hours for me to be able to drink a little water with out it coming back out. No cramps or pain from the test, but after.

Has anyone else experiened this? Did any health care provider explain why it would happen or what it may mean. I had a ultrasound and no stones. I am a vegetarian at my idea bmi no illness no meds.
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replied May 10th, 2005
Anonymous
Gb
I have nausea, diarrhea, pressure feeling in the epigastric and ruq, its been going on for awhile. I had an ultrasound for stones, it was normal, had a ivp it was normal. I have all the symptoms of h-pylori so i'm wondering if this might be it. It also goes along with ibs in which I have. I'm tired of eating, because it gives me diarrhea or make me feel like I need to vomit, but I eat cause i'm starving. Could be a peptic ulcer? Sound familar to anyone?
Jj
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replied May 24th, 2005
Anonymous
H. Pylori And Gall Bladder Symptoms
I have been going through chronic nausea since dec. 2004. My stomach is almost always queasy. I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night with severe nausea, no vomiting. I had a hida scan and it was borderline abnormal. Then I had an upper endoscopy and the doc took biopsies. I have h. Pylori. I am on prevpack (anibiotic therapy w/ prevacid) for 14 days. I still feel the same, but it's only been 3 days so far. I am worried about my hida scan results though. Has anyone else had any similar experiences?
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replied May 26th, 2005
I was nauseated too... Along with lots of other symptoms... My hida scan was also borderline.. 39%.. Surgeon said with all my symptoms but no stones he still thought it was gb... He was right! 11 weeks post op today and no more nausea or pain... I had an endoscopy before the gb removed and it was negative for hpylori..
Good luck, hope you get some answers!
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replied July 1st, 2005
Anonymous
Gallbladder
Could you tell me if the gall bladder causes bad wind as im finding this extremely painful. It hurts all day and night, especially in the upper abdomen.
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replied July 12th, 2005
Anonymous
Gall Bladder Disease
Can anyone tell me the syptoms of gall bladder disease
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replied July 12th, 2005
Anonymous
Gall Bladder Disease
Can anyone tell me the syptoms of gall bladder disease
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replied July 12th, 2005
Anonymous
Gall Bladder Disease
Can anyone tell me the syptoms of gall bladder disease
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replied July 20th, 2005
Re: H. Pylori And Gall Bladder Symptoms
treehugger1975 wrote:
i have been going through chronic nausea since dec. 2004. My stomach is almost always queasy. I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night with severe nausea, no vomiting. I had a hida scan and it was borderline abnormal. Then I had an upper endoscopy and the doc took biopsies. I have h. Pylori. I am on prevpack (anibiotic therapy w/ prevacid) for 14 days. I still feel the same, but it's only been 3 days so far. I am worried about my hida scan results though. Has anyone else had any similar experiences?
just so you know your not alone im going through the same thing id like to hear more about your symptoms.
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replied July 20th, 2005
Anonymous
Co-worker
My co-worker is 22. She does not have health insurance. She has been complaining of back pain and discharge as well as pain while urinating. The symptoms pointed to a urinary tract infection or kidney infection. However she recieved medication and the symptoms persisted. After blood test and 4 doctor visits telling her they saw nothing, and refusing to look further even after she called back with persistent pain. The pain during urination ended, but the back pain spread to her legs and her rib cage area. She began vomiting and then went to the emergency room. Again they denied her an x-ray, but gave her more antibiotics for a bacterial infection. She is still in pain, and going again to the doctor friday. As of now she has intense pain in her lower back and it spreads to her right front abdomen. She still has discharge, and is very tired. She can lay on her stomach, back or left side without intense surges of pain. There has been concern on whether this might be some sort of gallbladder infection or something with her appendix. But she has had several blood tests and urine analysis. Does anyone have any idea what might be going on, and wouldn't it show in her blood tests or urine analysis? Any information would be very helpful.
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