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Wednesday morning I have an appointment for an ultrasound... to check for gallstones. This is because I get sideaches regularly, oil and fat sem to be triggers for me, and my mom had her gallbladder out last year... apparently these run in families. Hopefully they will use this test to rule it out.Thursday afternoon I'm going to the allergist for testing. It's been about 18 years since I last went for allergy testing, but I know it is the injection under several layers of skin in the arm type. Does anyone have recent experience with either of these two types of tests, and can tell me what to expect?Oh! and I have successfully managed green beans, salmon, and rockfish in the last week!
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Hi JennI had an ultrasound scan of my gi tract about 3 months ago ... it was fine ... the same procedure as a pregnant woman's scan. Lie on back, smear some gunk on you stomach, run the instrument head over your stomach (looks like a microphone) check image on comp. screen.No problem with that test.I haven't been for an allergy test for years but the last one I had was called a RAST test. Blood was drawn and sent off to a lab for analysisGood luckRoz
 

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I've also heard that testing on your back is better than on your arms, more accurate I think. But I don't think they can diagnose every single allergy.The ultrasound is easy. Had mine in the ER with a gallstone attack!
 

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Yeah, I had an ultrasound once before, in the ER, so I don't remember quite what it was about. Thanks for the reassurance.As for the allergy testing, I've had this done before, too... but it was about 17 years ago and I don't recall the details. That was arm testing and so is this, but I have always heard the opposite... that the arm testing can test fewer things at once, but is more accurate becasue it's done one-at-a-time. Oh, well... I guess we'll see.None of my allergies (that I'm aware of) is life-threatening. The only one that comes close is to spider venom, becasue that is when I get allergy-induced athsma.
 
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