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Gallbladder problems/borderline HIDA scan

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  • Posted By: mailman87121
  • March 14, 2008
  • 00:59 AM

I have been having problems since December. I was seen at the VA hospital with symptoms of stabbing chest pain, syncope, a sharp pain in my middle upper back, nausea and blurry vision. I thought that I was having a heart attack. The doctor at the VA gave me an EKG and took blood. Everything came back normal. A few days later I saw my Primary care doctor and he told me that it could be my gallbladder and ordered a ultrasound. The ultrasound came back normal so he ordered a HIDA scan. My scan came back with my gallbladder performing at 35% and he recommended having it removed. I made an appointment with the general surgery team and to my surprise I was told that 35% is borderline and that did not warrant surgery. Is it possible for my gallbladder to fluctuate in performance? I am confused because of the conflict between my doctor and the surgeon.

Thanks for you advice


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