HIDA scan today

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Today I had my long awaited HIDA scan. I was terrified it was going to hurt !!

The only thing that hurt was my back lying on scan bed for an hour !!

I had to eat a fatty cheese sandwich and a milky hot chocolate. It didn't cause any pain. The scan was done they wouldn't give me results the doc had to. But the radiographer did say my gb emptied in the normal way and time. Whatever that meant !

So anyone know what that might have meant? And why I didn't have pain like most people who have had the scan has had ?

I'm impatient and hate having to wait for results. GRRRR 

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    Hi Kim

    what caused you to go for the hida scan? When I eat anything fatty I get the pain about two days later.

     

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      About 3 years of my stomach not being right. Abdo pain. Bouts of diarroreah. Bouts of constipation. Heart Burn. Wind. But I suppose what pushed me completely was that every so often I get really bad pains in my upper stomach through to my back and up to my right shoulder and jaw. The pain makes me sweat. So my Gastro said to have the scan which I did yesterday. See my post below

      Had my HIDA yesterday. The worst part of it was lying flat for so long and getting pins and needles in my foot!!

      My radiographer wouldn't give anything away  he did say though that my gall bladder emptied correctly and in normal time, not sure what that means towards how well it is functioning or not. 

      I have to wait 10 days for my results from the Gastro doc, who will write to me !

      The only thing I had after was a bit of an odd soft stool which was very offensive smelling ( sorry)! And I just slept a straight 11 hrs but I think I had worked myself up for the scan, also it took pretty much 3.5 hrs to complete. 

      So let's see my outcome. If it's not gb I'm totally stumped as to what it could be  all I know is I can't go through my life never eating fats and having these painful attacks either.

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    Hi

     it's abit confusing isn t, I had scan last week sconographer said there were no stones but to see the dr, dr rings me at home to say got to have another blood test and wants to talk about scan, I panicked, but went and dr said everything came back ok, now got to have a breath test, for h-pylori in my stomach, and another blood test because I was border line for low white blood cells, still loosing weight, stil got pain, but there you go, I suppose it's difficult to find the problem but having to wait for months for a hospital appointment doesn't t help,o dear I'm moaning again, hope it all works out for you, 

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    Hi both. You are lucky to get all this medical attention.my doc just pushes stuff to the back burner and says just wait and see. 
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      Then like I did. Get a new doctor. First one kept fobbing me off every few months I saw him at clinic. After 3 years I had enough. I changed consultants. This one isn't much better but at least he's got on and done the HIDA   Don't let these doctors put anything off. It's not their job to fob you off. It's there job to try their best to get you better. Makes me angry. 
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    Kim, I'm glad you had no pain with the HIDA scan.  It was horrible for me.  My right arm felt as if it was going to explode and freeze off.  

    I hope you get your information back soon.

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      I didn't have any pain at all. I was dreading it after reading some negative stuff about it. I just wish I could get results quicker. It's very frustrating having to wait so darn long. 
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