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HIDA scan results...should I be worried?

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I recently had a HIDA scan. The ejection fraction on my gall bladder was 19. They also could not get the tracer to show up in my small intestine. I feel bloated and I am always tired. I am having lower back pain. I have scheduled an appointment with a surgeon next week. Should I be worried since my family has a long history of cancer in the colon, bile duct and liver???


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replied September 6th, 2006
Appendix, Appendicitis, Gallbladder Disorders Answer A1459
According to your symptoms (feeling bloated, tiredness, lower back pain), it is difficult to diagnose the problem with your health. You will need additional investigations to identify the diagnosis (blood/urine analysis, test for occult bleeding in the feces, ultrasound, gastroscopy and colonoscopy). Your HIDA scan is not OK and you might consider gallbladder removal but you'll have to consult a surgeon first. Unfortunately, you need to also direct medical attention to your long family history of cancers.
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