I spoke with my doctor's nurse and I did ask her if she knew what percentage it was functioning at, but she didn't know. All she could tell me was that its just a low functioning gallbladder. I still haven't heard back from them in regards to meeting the surgeon and speaking with them. I suppose the surgeon could hopefully give me a better detail of the results and what percentage my gallbladder is functioning at.Most
Do most people really have low functioning gallbladder?? How do I get a second opinion? Do I just call any other doctor? Would they need my hida scan results? People at work td me I should get a second opinion... But they told me different things to do. One said my doctor could refer me to another doctor for a second opinion. The other person said to go to any doctor... Basically someone that doesn't even know my doctor... But how would they know the results of my hida scan? I guess I just tell them?
people is too broad a term to use when talking about a lower functioning gallbladder. Some
would probably be more accurate But -- do you have typical gallbladder symptoms: bloating, nausea after eating, especially fatty meals, a drilling pain in your abdomen below your ribs (not something that feels like a muscle pull)? Those are some of the typical symptoms.
If your major symptoms are upper right quadrant pain, pain between the shoulder blades and intercoastal or rib pain, these are not necessarily the symptoms of a bum gallbladder. What I'm saying is that you should ask your doctor or doctors if the gallbladder is enlarged, swollen, infected, loaded with stones, and creating fluid around your liver. All of this they should be able to see with imaging of one type or another. If not, and if you do not have some of the typical symptoms, then, in my opinion, there is no rush to surgery.
Examine in a quiet moment when you can calm yourself down the time, place or conditions of when this pain first started. Examine you life situation and its stresses. Examine how you hold yourself. Are you cringing and rolling your shoulder forward or up? This is something that is done unconsciously, the "flight or fight" reflex".
Also, are you a nervous person? Have you had previous maladies that nobody could put their finger on: digestive, lower back pain, headaches (migraines especially).
Just give yourself time to think before going under the knife, because there are many cases where people go in with this type of pain, have their gallbladders removed, and the pain remains.
Once again, I'm not a doctor, obviously, but these are some points to consider. Carefully.