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My 20 yo daughter is having severe painful attacks in her upper abdomen. It has occurred about 6 times in the last month and a half. The attacks started by lasting 20 minutes or so. they are now lasting many hours. On one occasion, she vomitted. Her ultrasound and lab tests came back ok. Could it still be gallbladder? Diet doesnt seem to have a big impact on her attacks. Pretty much happens with all types of food. Her Doctor is saying GERD and treating with Prilosec. She has more Gallbladder symptoms then GERD...what is the best test to determine which it could be??


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replied August 17th, 2010
Gallbladder Disease Answer A15403
Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you.

You want to know how gallbladder stones can be diagnosed.

Gallbladder stones can be organic or non-organic. They are diagnosed with an ultrasound or HIDA scan (a nuclear imaging procedure to evaluate the health and function of the gallbladder). GERD can be diagnosed with an upper GI.

Please keep in mind that I provide medical information only. I am not able to diagnose medical conditions online. Please advise your daughter to contact her doctor or other qualified healthcare provider such as a gastroenterologist for further advice and information about diagnosis and treatment options.


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