So I recently had a HIDA scan done. After 60 minutes into the scan, the nurse comes over to me and says that the radioactive tracer has not showed up in my small intestine, and I\'ll be re-imaged every 5-10 minutes until it does. Fast forward 45 minutes later and still no sign of the tracers in my small intestine, the nurse tells me she will wait 15 minutes and try one last time before sending me away. FINALLY, at the two hour mark the tracer shows up in my small intestine. All systems go and on to the CCK. I thought for sure that something would come of this.
However, today I get a call from my regular doctor and she says the report is normal. I am at my wit\'s end dealing with pain, nausea, etc. I have had 3 abdominal ultrasounds, a CT scan, blood work done twice, and now a HIDA all with normal results. I am going bonkers!!! Please, if you have any suggestions or similar experiences I am BEGGING for your input - anything will help. Thanks!
Since investigations like CT scans, Ultrasound and the HIDA scan (to check for Gall bladder function) have been normal, they have ruled out conditions like Hepatitis, Gallstones and related issues.
Hence the only issue here would be conditions like gastritis, acid reflux disorder or Peptic ulcer disease.
Gastritis pain occurs in the left upper portion of the abdomen and in the back. Other symptoms of gastritis include - Belching, Nausea and vomiting, Bloating, Feeling of fullness or burning in the upper part of the belly.
Once you undergo tests including upper GI endoscopy, your underlying issue will be diagnosed, allowing proper treatment measures to be initiated.
In the mean time taking antacids (Mylanta, Tums ,Gelusil) and Acid reducing medications (Prevacid, Nexium) should help reducing symptoms.
I went through a procedure yesterday called the Hepatobiliary scan and they injected me with some hormone to contract my gallbladder. And through that entire half hour i was in extreme pain to the point of wanting to cry and needed to grip something very hard to get through the procedure. I got a call today from my NP saying that the scan was normal. But what i want to know is, experiencing that much pain during the procedure normal or should i be worried that the NP might be wrong? Should i get a second opinion?
The Cleveland Clinic has published data that argue that the reproduction of pain is more important than the measured ejection fraction in predicting who would benefit from removal of the gallbladder. Either low ejection fraction or pain reproduction should constitute a positive finding.
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