Should I get my gallbladder taken out?

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for the past 10 months Ive been nauseous everyday and I've done all the test the doctors can think of. I have brain scan in a few weeks. Should I just go ahead and get get my gallbladder taken out taken out at this point or keep waiting for another possible answer?

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    do you know if you have gallstones? did the scans you had find anything about bad gallbladder? Any vomiting or acid reflux. Do you have trouble digesting foods. Especially fats. I would stay away from fats and spicy food for now. Carbonated drinks too.

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      Ive done the ultrasound and theyve found no gallstones in there. I vomit every morning which is also when my nausea is at its worse. Ive seen a doctor now whos given me supplement to help digest food. Ive been mainly just eating meats because apparently carbs and sugary food also can cause an issue with the digestion.

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    Whatever you do, don't remove your gallbladder unless it's absolutely necessary. I had mine removed 9 weeks ago and it's been a nightmare since. reflux is 10x worse now, chest pain, burning pain in abdomen and back, constipation, all sorts of issues. I wish I had kept it.

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    i had my gallblader out 1.5 years ago- no stones but incredible nausea. lots of tests but finally had a hida scan which revealed my gallbladder was not functioning . my advice/ find a doctor who will listen to you. i hope you feel better soon

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      Can I ask what your HIDA SCAN percentage was? Did you have pain? if so where was the pain located? did you burp alot? Did your symptoms come and go? Were you back to normal after removing your gallbladder? I am having the same problems. a month ago, all of a sudden, I started having nausea and when i tried to eat, i could only eat a few bites and would feel very full. then an hour later i would get hungry and again, and my stomach near the belly button area would growl and have hunger / cramping / burning pain. I could not eat any cooked food. I could only eat raw carrots, raw broccoli, yogurt, apples, watermelon, coconut water. I had long winded burping but i have had that all my life. First, they did a Upper GI endoscopy with a biopsy for h pylori. that only showed "mild gastritis in the gastric antrum" but my gastro doctor said that should have healed in 2 weeks and that the gastritis was probably there before all this started. So, then we do a CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis and that was normal. Then we do a HIDA Scan and that showed 26% BUT my Gastro doctor says that is borderline and since i am not having pain under the lower rib on my right side and the pain is not going to the back that it is not the gallbladder. The we do a celiac test which is negative. Then we do a calprotectant stool test for crhons disease which is also negative. Then after 20 days since all this started, i do a colonoscopy and that too is normal. then after the colonoscopy, i come home and all of a sudden i can eat again with no nausea. then day by day i am feeling normal, and eating normal and no pain. That lasted for 12 days and then 2 days ago, my symptoms returned and now i have hunger, burning, cramping pain around the belly button area. and can't eat much, and have nausea. i go to another gastro doctor for a second opinion and he doesn't put much value on the HIDA scan and says the test can give different results every time you do one. He says that in India, they don't even use HIDA scan. He has me scheduled to a ultra sound of the gall bladder on wednesday. He also says that it could be functional dyspepsia. first gastro said i had IBS. Don't really know what to do now. At this point, I hope the Ultra Sound shows huge stones so at least we know what the problem is. My question is that how bad is a 26% reading on HIDA scan with NO pain on the upper right side where the gall bladder is?

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