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8% ejection fraction Acalculous Gallbladder


i have been having pains in the upper right quadrant, after meals it feels like i have golf ball or somones punched me in the rib on the right. i had a ultrsound which was normal and a hida scan showing 8% ejection the dr. said he doesnt see it being a problem and i dont need to get it removed as there are no stones present in my gallbladder.

i still have occasional pains at times but not all the time, i have no stones, my thyroid is fine, i do have mildly high cholestrol which i am working on to lower, what can be causnig my gall bladder to not function wel, i have been told its consistent with acalculous gallbladder as ejection fraction is 8% everything else was fine. the pain isnt soo bad , has been on and off, it dioes feel tender in the gallbladder region, i have also suffered from long term chronic diahrea, could this have been due to my gallbaldder? can smoking ciggerettes or drinking alcohol cause the gallbladder problem? or irritate it?  i also feel i may have some kind of food allergy and other allergy can these contribute to it.

other then removing the gallbladder or avoiding certain fatty foods, is there anything else i can do to keep it from hurting at times? i've had this problem for 2 years now and its not seeming to get better , i am planning to go to my dr ask for help, i have heared theres drugs that can be taken to stop spasm or inflamation in the gallbladder in this type of gallbladder disease?
i'd just like to know what possible causes are there for my gallbladder without stones, ive heard its very rare without stones, specially in a male.  
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

If gallbladder ejection fraction is below 35% is considered to be gallbladder dyskinesia.

If there is gall bladder dyskinesia, you should be having fatty food intolerance and sometimes pain in the right upper quadrant if there is evidence of gall stones or inflammation of the gall bladder. The other causes could be gastritis, peptic ulcer disease and GERD. Disorders of the liver and colon could also cause pain. Kidney disorders too produce colicky and sharp pain. Sometimes anxiety with flatulence can cause this pain. Please discuss this with your doctor am sure he will provide further assistance.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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thanks for the reply

i have had my liver checked and it is simply fatty and the rest of the tests are fine, i also believe the hida scan report also check the liver ansd it shows the liver is functioning fine and i beleiev it was stating the bile enters the gallbladder fine, i have checked for stones and i had none, also im not sure if inflamation was checked, but i have had blood works which are fine, ultrasound of the gallbladder shows fine, i have suffered from h.pylori had an endoscopyfor testing this,  h.pylori was eradicated successfully and so were the symptoms, i do have fatty food intolerance, kidneys have been tested and are fine.

without inflamation or stones and having chronic gallbladder dyskinesia, there must be other symptoms other then fatty foot intolerance without stones or inflamation?

is gallbladder dyskinesia dangrous without stones and inflamation?

thank you in advance
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

It is not dangerous, but in non-functionality of the gall bladder, there is stasis of bile, it could predispose to gall stone formation.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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