HIDA scan and ultrasound

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So I've been having a ton of pain around my ribcage on my right side. I have crohns, but GI sent me to get the scans to make sure the nausea, bloating, weight loss and no app wasn't from the gallbladder as my entire family on my mothers side has had them removed due to complications.

HIDA scan showed an ejection fraction of 90%. But the ultrasound showed nothing. No stones, no thickening. At least according to the ultrasound tech. I've read some on this and have seen "normal" ejection is between 35-75% and anything over that is pretty rare so now I'm really confused.

Should I be worried? Everything I'm getting is normal, according to the dr but google says otherwise. Maybe I should just quit playing online 😂

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    I thought the same thing. My gallbladder was even 'unremarkable' when they did the pathology after surgery. As far as any test (besides the HIDA scan) could tell, my gallbladder was prestine. My ejection fraction was 98% and caused me morning sickness, discomfort in the upper right side and lighter colored softer stools. I've been back to normal since my surgery so I suppose I'm one of the lucky ones. I wasn't sure about the surgery either as it's a rare condition and my surgeon gave me a 50/50 chance. But the daily nausea/lack of appetite and the discomfort causing constant distractions for work overtook me and I decided to go through with it.

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      Maybe it would be worth it then. My nausea is starting to get worse in the mornings. Usually mid day it'll hit me again, especially if I've been busy at work. I've got the pain, random bouts of the runs (I have crohns, but my crohns is associated with being stopped up, so runs for me definitely isn't typical, and when I do they are tan) I've also been waking up in the middle of the night with a general sour feeling stomach. Which I'm definitely not used to.

      Sasafrass: I do miss coffee! I haven't been able to drink it in ages!!!! I still go to Starbucks but now it's for teas and whatnot just so I can get that hint of caffeine.

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      I spend 8 hours a day teaching 4 year olds.  I even eat lunch with them (family style meals) so 7am to 3pm, 4 days a week, I am surrounded by 18 four year olds.  I have one assistant.  Last year I had a fairly mellow class and 2 assistants.  This year only the one and a VERY active bunch.  Caffeine is a must, lol.
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      A few weeks before my surgery, I started getting sour stomach too. Not during the night be usually sometime after lunch. I would get headaches and the pain moreso if I missed eating/snacking. So it's definitely a possibility.

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    I've had all pretty normal scans too...but my dr listened not just to my complaints but also asked pretty specific questions that led her to believe with 99% certainty that my gallbladder is the culprit.

    So my point is, maybe it's with the normal tests and the complaints together that may not add up to gallbladder.

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