One test being normal tends to make more likely other tests will be normal, but sometimes things that don't show up as a visible something on the ultrasound can be effecting the gall bladder functioning.
A normal ultrasound for your gallbladder means it was just clear of stones.To test function they need to do a test called a HIDA scan. They inject you with something called CCK (it's like fat) and this stimulates the gallbladder to contract as it would if you had just eaten a fatty meal.A normal HIDA scan result is anything from 35% upwards.Below 35% means biliary dyskenesia (malfunctioning gallbladder....usually resulting in a referral to a surgeon for removal).My result came back bang on 35%! Leaving me in no mans land!
1-1/2 years ago my wife had an abdominal ultrasound that was negative, and then a hida-scan showing 96% gallbladder function, but the lower right abdominal extreme pain just along and under the lower rib area continued and even radiated around to her back too. A few months later she was diagnosed with IBS by a professional practicing GI specialist. She also had experienced 2 serious bouts of food-poisonings from buffets in previous times.After that she did the SIBO breath that was positive, took two series of antibiotics . . . the pain and IBS relief briefly disappeared each time for two to 6 weeks, but then the symptoms slowly came back and then to full-blown symptoms again.Continuing to search and recently returning from the Seattle IBS Clinic, she learned more about her extensive food intolerances and found H.Pylori to be a high factor for her so she took a different set of anti-biotics for two weeks and afterwards started medium doses of pro-biotics. Since that time and watching her food intolerances, she has greatly improved and hopefully now will stay improved.Recently while exercising and walking inclines her right lower rib pain suddenly came right back on her and also caused shortness of breath so we went to the Immediate Care Center (not emergency care) . . . they did new blood tests, pro-flow breath-exhale test, new chest x-ray and we also demanded an MRI. All the tests came back negatively fine Except the MRI. which showed a slight strophy of a right rectus abdominal muscle along her lower ribs causing the problem and radiating pain also all the way around to her back too. Finally after 2 years and all those tests and expenses, the mystery is finally gone and we know what the problems have been. It's hard to understand what you might need to go thru to find your problems, but don't give up . . . just keep searching and read what has helped others.DAD
Sorry 2 change the subject slightly but i know that if you have an ejection faction of less than 35% its gall bladder dysfunction does any 1 know what the upper end cut off. asking because i have been given a diagnosis of disfunction of the oddi sphincter or the gall bladder but on the HIDA scan mine dumped the bile all in 1 go 2 fast apparently. have constant right sided pain under ribs into groin constipation and bloating, fine when i get up until i start 2 eat anything any answer would be appreciated, thanks
http://www.drugs.com/cg/gallbladder-ejection-fraction.html says 35-75% is normal range. Not sure what the "too much" treatment is usually they just discuss the "not enough". Although I suspect bile blocking agents if you have a lot of diarrhea would be mostly what they do. You might look at things like how fatty your meals are, and maybe how often you eat. Sometimes small light frequent meals tend to make the GI tract less likely to over-respond. Often when people get pain with eating they avoid it for as long as possible which means they will have more pain when they finally do eat and it can be hard to break out of that cycle.
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