Anyone have gallbladder removed for a high HIDA #

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Has anyone had the GB removed for a high HIDA scan ef but had also been experiencing classic symptoms? What was the ef , symptoms and did it resolve the issues?

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    Hi Eric! I have had a HIDA Scan where they found my Gallbladder is only operating at 14%. I had a gallbladder attack almost a year ago & 3 months later a ruptured appendix. I have digestive issues gas & burping which mimicked acid reflux. I took omeprozole for a few months but didn't do too much. Since I found out from the HIDA Scan I've stopped the acid reflux meds & my symptoms seem better; however, I still have mild symptoms. Ok sorry for going on & on but I'm having my surgery on March 14th & I'm hoping this will solve my issues. I will let you know if it's resolved. I'm sure if so it may take some time for my body to adjust. It took me a good 3 or more months after my appendix.

    Are you having your GB removed & what are your symptoms?

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      Yes I'm having it removed next week not sure on what day. I've had the classic rib pains , chest pressure , diarrhea off and on , burping , terrible back pain I'm sure I'm missing some lol. I've had CT scan ultrasound , endoscope , HIDA scan but I've got a ef of 76 and the surgeon is really wanting it out. I've been taking bentyl for a week which has calmed the spasms and I can eat again and omeprazole for about 2 weeks. I've talked to 2 surgeons and both said with the symptoms that it needs to get taken out. Kinda nervous about all the tests being normal and a 76 ef

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    Hi Eric I had my gallbladder removed Jan 2016. The pain I was experienced with my blocked gallbladder has gone(SHOULER PAIN ETC) but I am left with other problems eg cant eat fatty , greasy, or high fibre foods which makes eating out or parties difficult , but as long as you go into it knowing its not going to be the same as before youll be ok . The only thing I have to be honest about is that my diet was not the best before and as a result this is why I am where I am today . I will say though it has taken over a year for me to feel ok with this and although the advise that I was given was that I could eat what I wanted again this has proven not to be correct as a result it has forced me to lead a healthier lifestyle , I had no choice but to have the operation and to be free of the awful pain is a small price to pay   Good Luck to you 
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