I had the HIDA scan today, and it was not fun. Basically, the technician fills your liver with a radioactive material and you are scanned for an hour. Then they give you an enzyme that mimics a fatty meal. I immediately had a gall bladder attack. She knew what was coming, but I did not. I only had 7.2 percent of function.
Couldn't the doctor tell if I had a "mushy" gall bladder without the attack with a simple ultrasound? I have been eating almost nothing for 8 weeks because I didn't want to have another attack. My doctor didn't think my pain description was indicative of a poorly functioning gall bladder, even though my mom and grandmother had "mushy" gall bladders with no stones. By the way, the term mushy came from a doctor, not my term. Can't wait to have it out.