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HIDA?
My 17 year old daughter(athlete) has had upper abdominal"attacks" 7 times. It comes in excruciating waves like child birth contractions.Has had no period,suffered hair loss and weight loss.(Not too thin ,however) Had blood work up and gall bladder ultra sound(in ER) also tested for bacterial infection).All negative.Does the US detect dysfunction of the gb or just detect stones? Is the HIDA a more extensive test for dysfunction? Can't send her off to college like this(or to Europe in 2 months). She has been on high fiber diet for 1 year, doesn't seem to correlate to food consumption.Took the anti spasmodics during episode 2 days ago and it didn't put a dent in the pain.She ,however has not had a bowel movement since. A lot of fiber( and Senna going in ),nothing coming out. Recipe for disaster.
Has had a history of slow bowel all her life. But really improved w/ fiber. This last attack is discouraging and disturbing.
Is there harm in giving over the counter Enzymes supplements called Pancreatin?
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U/s looks for stones/sludge or thicken GB wall. The HIDA scan with CCK injection looks for how much bile the GB is ejecting - functional issues.

Where, specifically, in the upper abdomen is the attack located?

Make sure the blood work looks for liver enzyme levels and pancreatic enzyme levels.
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