Gallbladder :: HIDA Showed A 35 % Ejection Rate But Symptoms Remain

Mar 11, 2015

I was in the hospital about 4 weeks ago with pancreatitis (I'm not a drinker) and was told it was probably due to my gallbladder. CT scan and ultrasound didn't find any stones or sludge, but my gallbladder wall was thickened. I also have a 9mm enlarged common bile duct. I have had numerous attacks over the couple of years, so my gastro dr. ordered a HIDA scan. Showed a 35 % ejection rate and he doesn't think there's a problem with my gallbladder, but did agree to get me into the surgeon I requested for a second opinion. My mother also had a gallstone that blocked a bile due causing jaundice and had to have her gallbladder removed. He did put me on Creon DR 24000, a pancreatic enzyme today to see if it helps until I see the surgeon.

I have lost over 15 lbs. in the last 4 weeks because I can't eat very much and have no appetite and stay nauseated 90% of the time. I've been on a bland diet during this time as well. I have a constant dull pain under my ribcage that tends to radiate around my back and right shoulder.

I'm very frustrated right now and would appreciate any input from others who might have faced the same diagnosis.

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In other words, do I have both gallbladder problem and kidney stones or can the kidney stones do all this?

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Recently, the pain returned along with other symptoms so I went to the doctor to get it checked. Long story short the results came back showing non-functioning gallbladder but no gallstones. The doctor said my gallbladder may be inflamed and it might be having spasms. I have another appointment to get my stomach checked for anything else, I want to be absolutely sure before I make a decision to get my gallbladder removed.

Here is a complete list of the symptoms I experience after eating:

1) pain in upper right abdominal after eating fatty foods
2) tightness in chest and stronger/uncomfortable heartbeat after eating carbs+fat
3) sensitivity to carbs and feeling like my blood sugars get really high fast (get light headed very easily) even though my blood sugar test seem fine
4) sometimes feeling like there is a rock in my stomach after eating that last for 4 to 5 hours

I would like to ask a few questions, hope it isn't to much:

1) Would I benefit from a liver+gallbladder detox given that my scan showed no stones? I heard the stones can exist inside the liver?
2) Can someone with gallbladder issues feel like they're have blood sugar issues when in reality their blood sugars are fine? and does this go away with surgery?
3) what are the odd that all my problems go away if I remove my gallbladder?
4) any other suggestions for someone in my circumstances?

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Since I first went to the doctor, my symptoms have changed, whereas now:

-- My pain, a dull ache, really,  is primarily under my right rib cage, just below the final rib

-- occasional burning sensation in the same area and more toward the center/left of my ribs

-- occasional, more stabbing-like pain in various areas of my back, both right and left side, as far up as between the shoulder blades

-- some fatigue -- consistently falling asleep in front of the TV in the early evening.  Pretty new behavior for me

-- Occasional mild nausea (no vomiting)

-- an occasional very loud intestinal gurgling

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Patient was pharmacologically stressed with adenosine at a
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     Injections of 10 mCi and 30 mCi of technetium 99m Sestamibi were given
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