I had a HIDA scan yesterday. Gall bladder functioning was at 11.8%. I do not have any stones. Could I be having problems with my pancreas and/or liver also? What is gall bladder disease?....Is that what I have?
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HIDA scan or Hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid scan is an imaging procedure done to track the production and flow of bile (product from liver to help digestive system break down the fat in food that you consume) from your liver to small intestine. This scan creates pictures of liver, gall bladder, bile ducts and small intestines. Other names of this scan include Cholescintigraphy, hepatobiliary scintigraphy and hepatobiliary scan.
It is done to look for Bile duct obstruction, Bile leakage, Congenital anomalies of bile duct, Gall bladder inflammation, Gall stones, Gall bladder disorders and patency etc.
The results are interpreted by the movement of the radioactive dye through the bile ducts and gall bladder. Reduced contraction of gall bladder with reduced emptying of bile would suggest inflammation or problem with the gall bladder.
Visit these links to understand more about the procedure and the interpretation of results: http://www.diseasesatoz.org/lab-tests/hida
Gall bladder disease includes infection, inflammation, presence of stones, or blockage. Discuss the results and interpretation with your treating gastroenterologist to correlate with your symptoms and proceed with the treatment as suggested.
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