What If You Have A Ultra Sound On Your Gallbladder And It Comes Up Clean, But You Have All The Symptoms Of Gallbladder Problem?


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Jessica Sturm Profile
Jessica Sturm answered
I have just recently gone through the same problem. I was having pain only on weekend (b/c that is when I was eating fatty foods) then all of the sudden I had pain any time I ate it was horrible. I went to the ER multiple times b/c of the level of severe pain (worse than child birth!) I even heard the DR's in the ER Say that I was just here for the pain medical
b/c all the test were normal no stones(proved by 4 Ultra sounds)! I knew there was something wrong b/c I have never been in such pain and I tolerate pain really well!

Finally one DR said that I needed to get a HYDA Scan which tests the functionality of the gall bladder. In the mean time he gave me a medicine called BENTYL to be taken when I start to have pain, it really helped, a lot better than the vicodin, it is a muscle relaxer specifically for your gallbladder. Anyway once I had the test done it came up saying that my gallbladder had a decreased functionality. 2 days later I had it removed and have not had the pain since.

I am not a DR and can only speak from my personal experiences but I think you should be persistent and go to your DR and ask for a HYDA SCAN and BENTYL till you get it done. It worked for me.

I hope my experiences can help you. Let me know what happens and how it all turns out for you.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I had non stones show up on the ultrasound. I had a Hida Scan that showed the gallbladder as dysfunctional at 36%.. Which is not a severe enough range for automatic removal.  However, I still had such severe pains that mimicked gallbladder. The surgeon told me I could have it removed or wait and see.  I could not take the pain anymore so I had it removed.  It has only been a few weeks.  The doctor sent the gallbladder to pathology and it showed it was swollen but no stones and no sludge.

I still have a problem with the foods I eat.  I am going to have to change my lifestyle.Some of my friends got there gallbladder removed and and were eating pepperoni pizza a few months later.  I feel better but I don't know if it addressed all of the problem.  I am, however, making an appointment with a heart doctor just to cover my bases.
karen smith Profile
karen smith answered
The symptoms of gallbladdr disorder may be a heart condition, ulcer, or an inflamed digestive system.
Amanda Weller Profile
Amanda Weller answered
I had the same thing happen to me and I had gallstones but they were only little. I had seven ultrasounds and a wrong diagnosis of a torn muscle in my shoulder because I used to get pain in my right shoulder after eating. Finally the doctor was able to see the stones. He only found them because I was persistent and kept telling him that there was something wrong with the gallbladder. The doctor also did a test were he had me inhale deeply and then he pushed up under my ribcage. Then while he was pushing he asked me to exhale slowly. I did and felt a sharp pain which made me inhale quickly again. He said that that proved it was my gallbladder because that the pain when I exhaled was the gallbladder coming down and pushing against his finger. He said that was why I inhaled quickly because the pushing down of the gallbladder on his finger was irritating it and so when I inhaled again the gallbladder was then pulled up off of his fingers letting it relax.
Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
It could be in the earlier stages, and just isn't able to be seen yet, or it could be something else going on. I would talk to the doctor and see if there's another type of infection that it could be.

Or you can get a second opinion, see what you come up with there. I sure wouldn't wait around to see what else develops though. Hope this helps, good luck.
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Anonymous commented
They have to do a test where they insert die into you and then cat scan the gall bladder to see if it is working to detect a nonfunctioning gall bladder. I had three sonograms and two cat scans (it took a month) before they discovered my gall bladder didn't have stones; just wasn't working.

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