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Non-functioning gallbladder without pain

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Hi all, I have had two hida scans. The first showed an EF of 0%; the second a couple months later showed the same. I do not present with the classic symptoms, despite one acute episode in late January, 2017 when I went to ER (but I was also very impacted at the time, only complicating the issue - in other words, a lot going on so not sure exactly what was causing my pain that day).

Because I don't have stones, and am not suffering from upper RQ pain, I am at a loss as to what to do. A friend of mine well-versed in thyroid issues suspects I may be hypo thyroid, and that the thyroid has a direct impact on the gallbladder.

Does anyone have any experience with a non-functioning gallbladder without pain or stones? If so, did you have it removed and do you feel better? I'd be grateful for any comments. Thank you!

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replied May 12th, 2017
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Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

1) The thyroid gland is unrelated to the gall bladder issues.

2) If there are repetitive episodes of acute cholecystitis or severe right upper quadrant pain with GERD/ vomiting then and a HIDA scan is also suggestive then a general surgeon can be consulted for a laproscopic removal of the gall bladder.

Wishing you best of health


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