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Can a HIDA-CCK scan kill a gallbladder?

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  • Posted By: alveolar21
  • October 8, 2010
  • 11:36 AM

Hello, I have been having LUQ pain after a colonoscopy earlier this year, one surgeon recommended I get a HIDA scan with CCK. Prior to the test, I have never had pain on my right side. After the scan I had right sided pain for awhile constantly, it did go away somewhat; however, if I twist or contort my body the right side hurts. When I spoke to the surgeon about it, he said he has never heard of anyone having RUQ pain constantly after a HIDA/CCK. So now I have LUQ pain from the colonoscopy (and RUQ pain from the HIDA/CCK if I put pressure where my gallbladder is located).

Has anyone else had a HIDA/CCK test and then have RUQ pain afterwards?
Can a HIDA/CCK test kill a gallbladder?

The amount of CCK was the proper dosage for my weight and it was injected in a 1-3 minute period. I am not happy I went in for one problem (LUQ pain) and come out with RUQ pain and now I may need to have my gallbladder removed, which had no problems prior to the HIDA/CCK test. When I asked the surgeon how many people get a HIDA/CCK test and do not have their gallbladder removed? He did not give specifics but hinted that there were very few, if any. In addition, when I was checking out I could hear the receptionists all taking calls about people having their gallbladders removed.

Is it possible some surgeons are pushing HIDA/CCK on people and then unnecessarily removing gallbladders from patients?

For a 45 minute procedure at $5,000 each, it seems like a good deal for surgeons.

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  • Hello, I have been having LUQ pain after a colonoscopy earlier this year, one surgeon recommended I get a HIDA scan with CCK. Prior to the test, I have never had pain on my right side. After the scan I had right sided pain for awhile constantly, it did go away somewhat; however, if I twist or contort my body the right side hurts. When I spoke to the surgeon about it, he said he has never heard of anyone having RUQ pain constantly after a HIDA/CCK. So now I have LUQ pain from the colonoscopy (and RUQ pain from the HIDA/CCK if I put pressure where my gallbladder is located). Has anyone else had a HIDA/CCK test and then have RUQ pain afterwards? Can a HIDA/CCK test kill a gallbladder? The amount of CCK was the proper dosage for my weight and it was injected in a 1-3 minute period. I am not happy I went in for one problem (LUQ pain) and come out with RUQ pain and now I may need to have my gallbladder removed, which had no problems prior to the HIDA/CCK test. When I asked the surgeon how many people get a HIDA/CCK test and do not have their gallbladder removed? He did not give specifics but hinted that there were very few, if any. In addition, when I was checking out I could hear the receptionists all taking calls about people having their gallbladders removed. Is it possible some surgeons are pushing HIDA/CCK on people and then unnecessarily removing gallbladders from patients? For a 45 minute procedure at $5,000 each, it seems like a good deal for surgeons.The real question to ask is why did your doctor order the HIDA which is not indicated for LUQ pain?. The sad truth is many doctors do not understand the test they are ordering they hpoe by ordering enough teasts they can find an answer CCK is a natural hormone found in your body. It causes the gallbladetr to contract and expell bile into the small intestines which aids in digestion. Pain is expected with CCK but it usually subsides within hours to days. The CCK cannot damage the gallblader or be the source of your prolonged RUQ pain, there must be another reason.By the way I asked a surgen how much she gets for a cholecystectomy the doc actually gets paid about $250. the hospital bills 5000 gets about 2500-3000 from the insurence company and the majority of that is kept by the hospital to pay their expences.
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