Gallbladder?

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Diagnosed about 10 years ago with mild gastritis and small hiatal hernia. low-level pain is fairly constant - I'm used to it.

Fast forward to about 2 months ago. Pain has moved to mid upper quadrant and sometimes to RUQ. Have had several "attacks" after eating which were very intense. About a week ago the pain has been constant and severe at times whether I have eaten or not. HIDA scan - gallbladder was visualized after 90 minutes, EF = 79%, delayed filling.

CT scan was 2 days ago and I have only received preliminary results from surgeon's nurse. Apparently the lymph nodes in my abdomen are enlarged but blood work is normal.

I will hear more from surgeon on Monday morning.

Current symptoms are belching, pain in abdomen and sometimes back, occasional pain in sternum, and gas pressure and pain. The abdominal pain is now on right and left side.

I would love to hear from anyone else who had normal scans.

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    I had my gallbladder out almost 2 weeks ago after normal ultrasound and a 89 EF.  The pathology report came back and said my gallbladder was scarred and calcified due to chronic infection.  Mine has been going on for years as well.  I feel like a new person since my surgery.  I wish I would have had it removed a long time ago.  It seems like if they don’t see stones in the ultrasound they think everything is “normal”. 
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    I have all your symptoms, I’m just waiting to see a gastroenterologist. 🤔

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    Galls tones can be seen on a scan but ultra sound which is basic can detect them. Cholesterol stones can be seen on an ultrasound.  But have you got gall stones ?
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