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family history of gallbladder problems. brother had ultra sound

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family history of gallbladder problems. brother had ultra sound and c cat done, showing nothing. symptons of gallblader issues, what other tests for gallstone or gall bladder to be done
Hello,

Welcome and thank you for your question.

Your brother needs a test for the gallbladder function known as the HIDA scan (Hepatobiliary Iminodiacetic Acid scan).It is a nuclear medicine scan which tracks the production and flow of bile from the liver to the small intestine, including the gallbladder.

It will tell you the degree of function of the gallbladder in % - for example - 80% functionality, 50% functionality etc.

I hope this helps.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.


thank you, XXXXX XXXXX other 2 tests showed nothing his doctor did not ask for the test you mention, just told my brother if still hurtring to go to emergency room . what would that helpl

Kathy,

It would be better for your brother to consult an internal medicine specialist or better still, a gastroenterologist for a complete assessment. He needs not just his gallbladder but also his liver to be assessed.

I hope this helps.

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