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GBEF=3, preferential filling of GB
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GBEF=3, preferential filling of GB

on HIDA w/cck-  rapid uptake to liver-2 min, into cbd at 12 min. into GB 60 min. progressive filling- likley due to Preferential filling of GB. after 83 min still no entry into small intestine... CCK was administered at 83 min- minimal excretion into the small intestine. GBEF was 3.
on CAT and U/S - minimal inflammation, possible perifluid,mild wall thickening. CBD 5 mm. subtle inflammatory changes in Right parcolic gutter-no fluid or air or wall thickening.
Labs are normal
Several very painful attacks- 1 hospitalization.
Many less painful episodes
NO STONES
DX with bilary dysmobility
Surgeon is recommending I have my GB removed. I am nervous because I dont unerstand how removing the GB could help - esp with preferential filling of GB? Please help me understand if I should electively have my GB removed... THANK YOU for your time!
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

As there is biliary dismobility, removing the gall bladder may help, as it may help to bypass the gall bladder. The bile will find its way directly to the intestines.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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Please let us know how you're doing.

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I am on a very lowfat diet, nice to have lost a few pounds in the process. I am going to have my GB removed in a week. But I am thinking of postponing until after Christmas... I have very mild pain only once in a while. I am just weary- I have heard Biliary Dyskenesia is not always resolved wit the removal of my GB. I will keep ypu updated- Thank you for your response :)
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