3 years ago during an abdominal ultrasound for ovarian cysts I was told that my gallbladder had gallstones. Since they were asymptomatic the consulting general surgeon said to just leave things be. In November had a CT scan for a suspected hernia. I ended up 3 days later in the ER because of the hernia. Another CT scan was done to see if it was strangulated. Each CT scan was read by a different radiologist and each reported that my gallbladder was not visible and must have been removed. My blood work showed an elevation in biliary levels and liver enzymes so the surgeon asked if I had it removed and I said I had not. He ordered an abdominal ultrasound which revealed that my gallbladder is only 4mm and is not contracting normally. So then I had to have a Hida scan. This showed that my common bile duct is working. My gallbladder never showed up so the radiologist did not do the CCK part. Now the surgeon wants me to go to the University Hospital to see a specialist. My question is why the need for a specialist and why not just remove the gallbladder. I am scheduling an appointment with a different surgeon for a secondd opinion.
The nurse just gave me the information I previously mentioned and said that the surgeon wanted me to see a specialist. What puzzles me is that when the mention of where my gallbladder was right after my hernia surgery that if an ultrasound showed the gallbladder was not working properly then he would get me healed from the hernia surgery and remove my gallbladder. The only symptoms I have had is that for several years now I have taken OTC ds for heartburn almost daily.
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