Gallbladder scan

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Hi everyone

So today I had my scan and the tech said nothing the whole way through abc said id hear off my doctor in 7-10 days, I just wondered for other people who have had gallbladder scans in the UK if their tech told them straight away if there was any stones/sludge? Or were they not at liberty to say? I've kind of got myself upset as I was convinced that's what was wrong and now maybe it isn't so it's going to take even longer and I can't deal with the pain any longer.

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    Hi 

    I used to live in London up to 2 years ago and in London every scan I ever had they never gave you a hint as to the result. Here in Cornwall I went for a breast X-ray for a lump they show me the lump tell me off the record it's 99 percent not cancerous take a biopsy and tell me not to worry. Then I had my gallbladder scan they showed me the stones counted them etc ... So it's down to where you live and how caring they are . In a city your a number in the rurals here your a person and they interact. You are going to have to wait. If they were going to tell you or hint they would of said no stones no infection. Or loads of stones etc.... Hope that helps ..

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      Hi thanks for your reply

      I stay in the country so it is a rural hospital I suppose. But what's upset me is that I'm terrified it's something really serious and I'm going to have to wait all that time to find out?

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      Hi Everyone,

         Well, I just had my gallbladder out yesterday. Went to my pre op appt. and was having an attack will I was in there, so doc. sent me straight to ER.  He sent notes on my chart so ER  admitted me right away. Gave me some good drugs, did blood work , low on potassium , so had to fix that with an hour of fluids, then had the surgery about  11 hours later. Keep getting bumped for emergency  patient, but I was just happy to be out of pain. It was the laporoscopic and been sleeping a lot since I've home

       

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    If you are in Any réally bad pain and disco fort i would suggestion that you go immédiate l'y to your local a & et department but if you CAN bare with it go to yr GP and get pain killers until such Time as your résults are back please dont worry it is a very straight Fwd opération.....although my op was émergency that was as i was in excruciating pain due 5 Huge big stones like pébbles off thé Beach..... I hâve Been back for a follow up and Been given médication to take for Any further problems just for thé next month .. Dont  worry or At least try not to thinking of you .
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      Thank you

      I've got co codamol but thankfully I haven't had a really bad attack since last year. It's just the constant burning in the pit of my stomach every time I eat.  I'm just concerned it's something really serious and no one is telling me anything it's got me so scared and upset 

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      Hi There

      Had my GB out a year ago now, and have had some issue with pain especially recently. I went back for another Endoscopy and a couple Colonoscopy's and they found nothing untoward, however i was like you. i was worried there was something seriously wrong, it turns out they found nothing wrong,  i wss still having discomfort between meals 2 or 3 hours after eating.  i have sort of changed eating habits and reduced the size of meals and eat more often (smaller portions)  tried that for the last week or so and have not had any discomfort.  not sure if the problem is solved but for now i feel good....

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    Same here. I'm in the uk too. He wouldn't tell me anything either, except it emptied properly and within the correct times. 

    But I figured I've suffered 3 yrs or more I can wait another week 

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      Yeah I know how you feel. Mine was just a normal ultrasound not a HIDA scan. I think I'm just scared it's something bad and they aren't telling me but surely they wouldn't make me wait that long :-/
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    Oh when I looked back at the screen there was little red arrows/marks on a few of the pictures?
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      I had an ultrasound last December. The sonographer said everything ok. When I went to doc for follow up he said oh u have a tiny empty harmless cyst on your liver. I'm like what the hell why didn't sonographer say nothing at all. Not there's nothing there. This is same sonographer that said no gall stones if there are some and she's missed those too I will be making a complaint against her. 
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      The same thing happened to me over a year after my CTscan and Ultrasound scan and been told everything looked alright, I went to see a different Gallbladder surgeon who was checking my notes and he was reading aloud to himself and said a Cyst on the Liver and Kidney and I said "WWOAH hold on there, did you say a Cyst on my Liver and Kidney" and he said "Yes" but nothing to worry about lots of ppl have them. I talked to my GP later and he assured me they were fine. 

       

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    when i was an in patient i was told straight away. as an out patient, the way i understood it was, the guys who do scans do not do results they just scan. however, i had a serious issue with a stone just millimeters from blocking my pancreatic duct again and was phoned to go back in within hours of leaving. believe me, if you had a bad result, you would hear very quickly. Boiling shower then sleep it off straight away usually did it for me with ibuprofen.
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      Thank you so much for your reply. Yes I can see that they would say is any stones were causing a problem. I will just wait it out thank you 
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    I had an Ultrasound scan and a CT scan and along time later a MRI scan on my Gallbladder and Liver and I was told i had to wait for the results which was about 2 weeks. Having said that I have a yearly Ultrasound check on my heart and the first time I was told there and then it was ok and the 2nd time I was told i had to wait for the results so I was very scared thinking all kinds. So i had 2 weeks of anxiety to be told it was ok. So i have leant from it that some people will tell you and some prefere not to say incase they missed something.

     

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