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Giggles
03-15-2010, 07:55 PM
So I have had a change in my gastro complications over that last couple years so to make a long story short my doc wants me to get an ultrasound of my gallbladder to see if there are any gallstones. If none are there then I have to get a HIDA Scan and if that comes clean then back to a gastro doctor to address my stomach.

Anyone have any experience with this?


Jennifer 38 with CF and CFRD

Giggles
03-15-2010, 07:55 PM
So I have had a change in my gastro complications over that last couple years so to make a long story short my doc wants me to get an ultrasound of my gallbladder to see if there are any gallstones. If none are there then I have to get a HIDA Scan and if that comes clean then back to a gastro doctor to address my stomach.

Anyone have any experience with this?


Jennifer 38 with CF and CFRD

Giggles
03-15-2010, 07:55 PM
So I have had a change in my gastro complications over that last couple years so to make a long story short my doc wants me to get an ultrasound of my gallbladder to see if there are any gallstones. If none are there then I have to get a HIDA Scan and if that comes clean then back to a gastro doctor to address my stomach.

Anyone have any experience with this?


Jennifer 38 with CF and CFRD

Giggles
03-15-2010, 07:55 PM
So I have had a change in my gastro complications over that last couple years so to make a long story short my doc wants me to get an ultrasound of my gallbladder to see if there are any gallstones. If none are there then I have to get a HIDA Scan and if that comes clean then back to a gastro doctor to address my stomach.

Anyone have any experience with this?


Jennifer 38 with CF and CFRD

Giggles
03-15-2010, 07:55 PM
So I have had a change in my gastro complications over that last couple years so to make a long story short my doc wants me to get an ultrasound of my gallbladder to see if there are any gallstones. If none are there then I have to get a HIDA Scan and if that comes clean then back to a gastro doctor to address my stomach.
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<br />Anyone have any experience with this?
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<br />Jennifer 38 with CF and CFRD

mom2lillian
03-15-2010, 11:32 PM
Yes I had issues but mine occured with pain. They did all the tests to see if it was gallstones and it all came back negative, after we ruled everything else out I demanded to have it taken out and since CF has a high likelihood of it being gallstones and I was having a ton pain/problems they agreed. Only after going in (they scheduled my surgery way out and I ended up in the ER with intolerable pain, weight loss, inability hold down food or pain meds) for the surgery did they find gallstones.

mom2lillian
03-15-2010, 11:32 PM
Yes I had issues but mine occured with pain. They did all the tests to see if it was gallstones and it all came back negative, after we ruled everything else out I demanded to have it taken out and since CF has a high likelihood of it being gallstones and I was having a ton pain/problems they agreed. Only after going in (they scheduled my surgery way out and I ended up in the ER with intolerable pain, weight loss, inability hold down food or pain meds) for the surgery did they find gallstones.

mom2lillian
03-15-2010, 11:32 PM
Yes I had issues but mine occured with pain. They did all the tests to see if it was gallstones and it all came back negative, after we ruled everything else out I demanded to have it taken out and since CF has a high likelihood of it being gallstones and I was having a ton pain/problems they agreed. Only after going in (they scheduled my surgery way out and I ended up in the ER with intolerable pain, weight loss, inability hold down food or pain meds) for the surgery did they find gallstones.

mom2lillian
03-15-2010, 11:32 PM
Yes I had issues but mine occured with pain. They did all the tests to see if it was gallstones and it all came back negative, after we ruled everything else out I demanded to have it taken out and since CF has a high likelihood of it being gallstones and I was having a ton pain/problems they agreed. Only after going in (they scheduled my surgery way out and I ended up in the ER with intolerable pain, weight loss, inability hold down food or pain meds) for the surgery did they find gallstones.

mom2lillian
03-15-2010, 11:32 PM
Yes I had issues but mine occured with pain. They did all the tests to see if it was gallstones and it all came back negative, after we ruled everything else out I demanded to have it taken out and since CF has a high likelihood of it being gallstones and I was having a ton pain/problems they agreed. Only after going in (they scheduled my surgery way out and I ended up in the ER with intolerable pain, weight loss, inability hold down food or pain meds) for the surgery did they find gallstones.

Giggles
03-15-2010, 11:54 PM
I do not have any incredable pain. yes,sometimes I get a really bad stomach ache with bad pain but mainly my symptoms are light/clay colored stools, loss of weight, slight loss of appetite, needing miralax, slight constipation, some stomach aches and MAJOR gas. Once in awhile nausea. Ugh,

I guess I will go in for the ultrasound and see what is what.

Thanks!

Jennifer 38 with CF and CFRD

Giggles
03-15-2010, 11:54 PM
I do not have any incredable pain. yes,sometimes I get a really bad stomach ache with bad pain but mainly my symptoms are light/clay colored stools, loss of weight, slight loss of appetite, needing miralax, slight constipation, some stomach aches and MAJOR gas. Once in awhile nausea. Ugh,

I guess I will go in for the ultrasound and see what is what.

Thanks!

Jennifer 38 with CF and CFRD

Giggles
03-15-2010, 11:54 PM
I do not have any incredable pain. yes,sometimes I get a really bad stomach ache with bad pain but mainly my symptoms are light/clay colored stools, loss of weight, slight loss of appetite, needing miralax, slight constipation, some stomach aches and MAJOR gas. Once in awhile nausea. Ugh,

I guess I will go in for the ultrasound and see what is what.

Thanks!

Jennifer 38 with CF and CFRD

Giggles
03-15-2010, 11:54 PM
I do not have any incredable pain. yes,sometimes I get a really bad stomach ache with bad pain but mainly my symptoms are light/clay colored stools, loss of weight, slight loss of appetite, needing miralax, slight constipation, some stomach aches and MAJOR gas. Once in awhile nausea. Ugh,

I guess I will go in for the ultrasound and see what is what.

Thanks!

Jennifer 38 with CF and CFRD

Giggles
03-15-2010, 11:54 PM
I do not have any incredable pain. yes,sometimes I get a really bad stomach ache with bad pain but mainly my symptoms are light/clay colored stools, loss of weight, slight loss of appetite, needing miralax, slight constipation, some stomach aches and MAJOR gas. Once in awhile nausea. Ugh,
<br />
<br />I guess I will go in for the ultrasound and see what is what.
<br />
<br />Thanks!
<br />
<br />Jennifer 38 with CF and CFRD

chrissyd
03-16-2010, 12:37 AM
I had mine removed when I was 16. I had some pain, but A LOT of gas. My dr diagnosed it my first appointment, she asked about the 5 Fs (I think these are the ones, I believe you can look it up)

Fat
Forty and up
Female
Fertile (has something to do with hormones?)
Family

I was chubby at the time, obviously I am female and I was on birth control. Now I didn't have a family history (although when I was in my 20s my aunts had to have theirs out and so did 1 of my cousins). She commented that even though 16 was younger than the norm that it was possible with my symptoms. I did not have a HIDA, but my husband did two years ago. He had a stone blocking the bile duct...

chrissyd
03-16-2010, 12:37 AM
I had mine removed when I was 16. I had some pain, but A LOT of gas. My dr diagnosed it my first appointment, she asked about the 5 Fs (I think these are the ones, I believe you can look it up)

Fat
Forty and up
Female
Fertile (has something to do with hormones?)
Family

I was chubby at the time, obviously I am female and I was on birth control. Now I didn't have a family history (although when I was in my 20s my aunts had to have theirs out and so did 1 of my cousins). She commented that even though 16 was younger than the norm that it was possible with my symptoms. I did not have a HIDA, but my husband did two years ago. He had a stone blocking the bile duct...

chrissyd
03-16-2010, 12:37 AM
I had mine removed when I was 16. I had some pain, but A LOT of gas. My dr diagnosed it my first appointment, she asked about the 5 Fs (I think these are the ones, I believe you can look it up)

Fat
Forty and up
Female
Fertile (has something to do with hormones?)
Family

I was chubby at the time, obviously I am female and I was on birth control. Now I didn't have a family history (although when I was in my 20s my aunts had to have theirs out and so did 1 of my cousins). She commented that even though 16 was younger than the norm that it was possible with my symptoms. I did not have a HIDA, but my husband did two years ago. He had a stone blocking the bile duct...

chrissyd
03-16-2010, 12:37 AM
I had mine removed when I was 16. I had some pain, but A LOT of gas. My dr diagnosed it my first appointment, she asked about the 5 Fs (I think these are the ones, I believe you can look it up)

Fat
Forty and up
Female
Fertile (has something to do with hormones?)
Family

I was chubby at the time, obviously I am female and I was on birth control. Now I didn't have a family history (although when I was in my 20s my aunts had to have theirs out and so did 1 of my cousins). She commented that even though 16 was younger than the norm that it was possible with my symptoms. I did not have a HIDA, but my husband did two years ago. He had a stone blocking the bile duct...

chrissyd
03-16-2010, 12:37 AM
I had mine removed when I was 16. I had some pain, but A LOT of gas. My dr diagnosed it my first appointment, she asked about the 5 Fs (I think these are the ones, I believe you can look it up)
<br />
<br />Fat
<br />Forty and up
<br />Female
<br />Fertile (has something to do with hormones?)
<br />Family
<br />
<br />I was chubby at the time, obviously I am female and I was on birth control. Now I didn't have a family history (although when I was in my 20s my aunts had to have theirs out and so did 1 of my cousins). She commented that even though 16 was younger than the norm that it was possible with my symptoms. I did not have a HIDA, but my husband did two years ago. He had a stone blocking the bile duct...