Need HIDA Scan/ Kinevac test, for the gallbladder, if not working properly, is there a surgery alternative?
I have to have this test to show what is happening to my gall bladder. If it shows stones or none, or just that it is only working to say 50% or just shows thickening like on the ultrasound, is there a remedy? I don't want surgery and I asked my Gastronologist, if I could avoid surgery, he said no. I have...
Asked by Werner Wheatley 2 years ago.
I have to have this test to show what is happening to my gall bladder. If it shows stones or none, or just that it is only working to say 50% or just shows thickening like on the ultrasound, is there a remedy? I don't want surgery and I asked my Gastronologist, if I could avoid surgery, he said no. I have nausea, discomfort under right rib cage to my back and very gastric. I have had an ultrasound like I mentioned and what it showed and complete upper and lower pelvic CT Scan which showed nothing alarming any where. Blood work terrific, except cholesterol 212( gene related.) Answered by Staci Shoman 2 years ago.
The treatment for gallstones is removal of the gallbladder. It is a very safe surgical procedure that is usually done laparoscopically (minimally invasive surgery) which makes recovery faster and less painful with smaller scars. Your GI doctor can refer you to a surgeon. Answered by Molly Federle 2 years ago.
Although cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) is one of the most common surgeries performed, just because you have gallstones doesn't mean your gallbladder MUST be removed. A HIDA scan will tell the physician what your gallbladder's ejection fraction (EF) is. The EF is the amount of bile excreted by your gallbladder after your duodenum (small intestine) tells it, "You've just eaten some fat. I need bile to help break it down." Normal EF is about 35-70%. If your EF is within the normal range, some doctors will elect to leave the gallbladder there. If it's below normal, your gallbladder is not working and should be removed. A HIDA scan will also tell if your liver is functioning properly (at least the bile-producing part of it). Bile is sent to the duodenum not just by the gallbladder, but also by the liver. Before I had my gallbladder removed (which was yesterday), I had a 4-day hospital stay for pancreatitis. I then had an ultrasound, a CT scan, an MRCP (MRI), a HIDA scan, a colonoscopy, and an EGD (tube down the throat to have a look around). You have the right to refuse to have the HIDA scan. You have the right to ask your physician the reason for the HIDA scan. You're the patient; you have the right to have everything about your healthcare explianed to you. Since we don't have your health history, there may be other reasons he/she wants the scan done before the surgery. Answered by Marquis Arey 2 years ago.
Kinevac Hida Scan Answered by Summer Helliwell 2 years ago.
No options. They remove them via endoscopy now, and recovery time is much faster. Answered by Kellye Voelkel 2 years ago.