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Well I finaly got in today for the hida scan. I have my report, but have not talked to my doctor yet. Here it is:

FINDINGS: After the administration of 6.48 mCi of Tc 99 m Choletec multiple views of the abdomen were obtained.

The liver, common bile duct, gallbladder and small bowel are demonstrated in a timely fashion. There does appear to be a small amount of reflux into the stomach after the CCK injection. Time activity curve was created after injection of 1.66 mcg of Kinevac. Gallbladder ejection fraction was somewhat suboptimal at 48%, but still above the 35% threshold required for surgical intervention.

IMPRESSION:

1. MILD REFLUX INTO THE STOMACH; OTHERWISE UNREMARKABLE HIDA SCAN WITH EF OF AROUND 48%.

I have still been having symptoms, heartburn is reduced but the belching and stomach bloating is still very bothersome and taxing. I am still getting the pinching/pulling sensation just right to the epigastric region. I have no idea what the gi doc will say about this. I don't think they will recommend anything surgical. The thing that interested me was the reflux back into the stomach. Has anyone had this? From what little I could find is that bile and duodenal contents reflux back into the stomach causing symptoms. I am wondering what kind of non surgical options there are. More than likely the gallbladder function will worsen over time. At least everyone else will know I was not imagining things. I don't present "typical" with things and the fact that I am not in excruciating pain threw everyone off. It is just a nagging pinching sensation that happens after I eat. I've had it since supper tonight and it is still there.

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CC-stamps, envelopes, anything that sticks anything to anything, shared toothpaste tubes, and I'm a hairdresser and most professional products have hydrolyzed wheat protein, so be sure to check, even your hairspray and gel. Many surgical gloves have powder that contains wheat.Floaties for the pool have wheat inside for shipping purposes, and when you blow those up, watch out. Shower liners, anything plastic that gets shipped. Ceramic dishes that are losing the glaze. I would get a seperate microwave. My troops have a little storage cabinet for all of their gluten goods and I keep their microwave and toaster on the top of it. I keep it across the room from the kitchen.

Acid reflux- When you get glutened, it causes your small intestine to swell, which pushes the contents of your stomach up into the esophagus, which in turn causes your stomach to spasm and your esophagus to burn. It takes a while for everything to heal, inclyding your tummy. You just have to be patient. I ended up with 'severe esophagitis' which is when I was diagnosed. I took Aciphex(still do) and it took about six months after being gluten-free for the pain and nausea to subside. I was told to never drink again, and I eat small meals. You might be getting sick after you eat because your meals are too large and it's stretching out your stomach and pushing up a little acid. You need just enough food in there to keep the stomach acid busy but don't just eat one big meal. I sort of graze all day. You'll stay thin this way, too! Hope this helps.

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All great ideas. I don't lick envelopes. The shared toothpaste tube is one I had not considered. Don't have pool floaties, but do use powdered gloves at work. However, I am constantly washing my hands because of infection control. I'm at a point that I feel that I have managed the loose ends up with the possible cross contamination issue. Of course there is always room for improvement all the time. I talked to the nurse from the gi's office and she told me that the doctor said my hida scan was normal. Well, I said to her, "could it still be the gallbladder causing symptoms?" She said possibley, since the function was not great, but not bad enough to do anything about. He wants me to have an egd done and I am scheduled for April 6th. I have noticed over the last couple of days that fats (even good fats) seem to trigger my symptoms. I don't eat alot of fried foods, but do like nuts, dairy and olive oil in salad dressing. I guess if I eliminate some more things, I can look at the bright side, and I may loose weight. However I refuse to eat salad without dressing and I hate fat free. This is going to suck until April and then I may still have no more answers than I do now.

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CC-stamps, envelopes, anything that sticks anything to anything, shared toothpaste tubes, and I'm a hairdresser and most professional products have hydrolyzed wheat protein, so be sure to check, even your hairspray and gel. Many surgical gloves have powder that contains wheat.Floaties for the pool have wheat inside for shipping purposes, and when you blow those up, watch out. Shower liners, anything plastic that gets shipped. Ceramic dishes that are losing the glaze. I would get a seperate microwave. My troops have a little storage cabinet for all of their gluten goods and I keep their microwave and toaster on the top of it. I keep it across the room from the kitchen.

Acid reflux- When you get glutened, it causes your small intestine to swell, which pushes the contents of your stomach up into the esophagus, which in turn causes your stomach to spasm and your esophagus to burn. It takes a while for everything to heal, inclyding your tummy. You just have to be patient. I ended up with 'severe esophagitis' which is when I was diagnosed. I took Aciphex(still do) and it took about six months after being gluten-free for the pain and nausea to subside. I was told to never drink again, and I eat small meals. You might be getting sick after you eat because your meals are too large and it's stretching out your stomach and pushing up a little acid. You need just enough food in there to keep the stomach acid busy but don't just eat one big meal. I sort of graze all day. You'll stay thin this way, too! Hope this helps.

Also, be careful what you eat. I have rice, bean and tomatoes and cheese almost everyday for lunch and do just fine, but I noticed if I had Winto Green Lifesaver after lunch for the breath I would get big time acid reflux.

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I have noticed over the last couple of days that fats (even good fats) seem to trigger my symptoms. I don't eat alot of fried foods, but do like nuts, dairy and olive oil in salad dressing. I guess if I eliminate some more things, I can look at the bright side, and I may loose weight. However I refuse to eat salad without dressing and I hate fat free. This is going to suck until April and then I may still have no more answers than I do now.

If you can eat any of these things, they are good instead of salad dressing - lemon or lime juice, salsa, cut up an orange into little bits so you get some in every bite, yogurt, anything juicy.

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