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Examinations for Stomach Problems; Emetaphobia and HIDA Scan

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Hi, i have been suffering with stomach problems for years and ive tried nearly every drug out there but i am still no better. i recently went for an ultrasound scan and it showed i had a "thickend wall" gall bladder. my GP has refered my to a surgeon. I am very worried that the surgeon will want to operate to remove my gall bladder. Can you tell me if a thickend wall gallbladder is serious? also my gp says i will probaly have to go for a HIDA scan. I am also very nervous abouty this procedure as i have heard the hormaone they give you (CCK) makes you vomit. I am emetaphobic (fear of vomiting) would i be able to take an anti emectic before the HIDA scan? or do u think this will effect the outcome of my results.

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replied January 24th, 2006
Stomach, Ulcers, Gastric Bypass, Colon Disorders Answer A186
You shouldn’t take any anti-emetic drug before performing HIDA-scan. Also you should consider performing a gastro-duodeno-scopy for detecting possible gastritis, peptic ulcer, hiatus hernia, gastro-esophageal reflux, tumors etc.
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