HIDA Scan without CCK hormone

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Hi,

I have my Hida scan tomorrow and I am reading that Drs can still give you results about your gallbladder even without subjecting yourself to the cck? Is this true? I know people have had severe pain and extreme nausea with the cck, some I have read ended up in the ER. I am very nervous and am trying to prevent another hospital stay. At information on this would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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    Kelli

    yes of course they can, 

    ‘but likely if you refuse it, they will not even do it for you, well that’s what happened to me anyway.

    trouble we have in this country is the medical profession has been spoilt got it all their own way and the readers are so lazy and unskilled to be honest their just not that good here ?

    but yes you are a totally correct , they can , but chances are they will not do it.

    i am the same as you I was not prepared to take the risk after watching a 25 year old very fit semi pro footballer have then die ten mins later of respiratory failure.

    i no it’s rare like 1 in 10000 but no not for me either.

    hope this helps.

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      Thanks for replying! So they will not do anything if you refuse the cck? If that happens, what’s next? I’ve had an ultrasound done already which showed sludge, I’ve had ct scan done which showed thickening of stomach lining. What else can be done to figure out what is wrong with me? sad
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      I had a HIDa scan recently and I was fine. They injected me with something radioactive at the beginning and then after sometime I was given a high fat drink which wasn’t too bad - bit yuk but ok. I had to lay there for  approx 90 mins and do nothing. Please don’t worry- just tell the technicians how anxious you are and they will explain everything. 

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      Kelli

      they might do it without the cck but they refused to for me !

      well to be honest if you have sludge in yr gallbladder ide think you need it out ?

      theirs Mrcp scan , that’s done without contrast.

      theirs endoscopy , which I also rejected!!

      and to quite honest none of them are much cop from I can make of it unless yr prepared to have these pretty invasive tests performed that do carry a risk.

      and me personally I’m too scared of these invasive tests , so it’s a hard one for me !!

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      I am facing this and wondered if you can tell me what the outcome is? Gallbladder removed two years ago for me and stomach just getting worse with pain centre back and nausea.  I have managed to get the diarrhoea under control with very bland diet and had hoped the upper gastro problem would do likewise but not yet.  Is hida scan the next thing to do, or should i ask for non invasive first i,e. Bloods and ultrasound to,check liver etc before discussing hida.  I feel my gallbladder surgeon is a bit too gung ho in his approach as he took gb out with only a few stones Nd told me it would cure my nausea. Bit of a cavalier attitude really.  Not sure i trust him
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      Ann

      sorry Ann I’m a bit confused ,

      ‘why would you be having a hide scan if you have no gallbladder exactly ?

      i always thought a hide scan was to see how well the gallbladder is functioning but you don’t have one !!!!

      or is their another reason for the Hida ? Teach me I like to learn , regards.

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      HIDA scan (hepatobiliary) scan is used to diagnose problems with the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder and small intestine. It’s also used to check for postop complications.
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    The cck helps your gallbladder to empty. So you’d need this to get the ejection fraction. The HIDA scan is for all the hepatic system. But the cck shows how quickly the gallbladder empties. Yes you can get some more pain after the scan but think it’s just that people tell stories of when things have gone wrong, but don’t tell people when things go right. If I hadn’t had the HIDA scan I would probably still be waiting to get my gallbladder out. When you’ve had repeated episodes of cholecystitis your gallbladder doesn’t function as well as it should. Please get the scan with the cck so you get full results from the scan! Then that way you have the full picture of what to do next. Good luck for the scan tomorrow xx
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    Hey everyone,

    I did my HIDA scan today. Let’s just say thank god it’s over! The radiation part of it was fine. I did get queasy but that was probably half my nerves. The tech I had was awesome, anyone else I probably would have backed out.  When he injected me with the cck I got a horrible weird feeling. Like a heaviness. To distract myself with the heaviness I imagined my 100 yellow lab on me. I felt extremely queasy at this point but I just breathed. It’s over and I am home still queasy.. won’t get results until tomorrow.

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