Update on my hospital scan and X-ray... - British Liver Trust

British Liver Trust

26,586 members13,384 posts

Update on my hospital scan and X-ray...

GrahamB8 profile image
GrahamB8

.........

Hello again, all

I just wanted to update you on how everything went this morning with the ultrasound scan and X-ray.

As regards the scan, I was really surprised that the testing nurse told me as much as she did - and I'm wondering now if she was actually the Radiographer - because she said my liver looked "absolutely fine" and said she "couldn't see anything wrong with it at all", so that was a huge relief!

The nurse/Radiographer told me that another part of the test was to have a really good look at my Gallbladder, and said although she couldn't see any evidence of any gallstones or anything else at all she said that because I'd eaten before I went, she would book me another appointment.

The X-ray was over in less than two minutes, and she only took two quick shots and then nothing else, so I'm not too sure at all what I actually had that for!

So that's it apart from the blood tests in the morning, and I'm just hoping when those are done, the GP will just let me l know that everything' s OK and that will hopefully be that.

..

24 Replies
Hidden profile image
Hidden

Man dear. A précis would suffice. Sorry but been there, done that, got the T shirt and others on here.

Eats or drinks shrinks the gallbladder, hence a poor result.

Anyway it's all gone well but tell me what you want, what you really really want.

I can tell you that you don't want to join our club.

Just stay off booze even if it's only 10 a week. That's 20 ISH units 6 above the guidelines.

😜

GrahamB8 profile image
GrahamB8 in reply to Hidden

I’m sorry for the long winded message, Ofeckman. I’ll try to go back in and shrink it and take all the waffle out. I think I wrote that much because I felt quite happy (at the time);and that’s probably why I rambled on a bit (a lot) like I did.

As regards what I really, really want, I think I just a simple life and to be well

Hidden profile image
Hidden in reply to GrahamB8

Say it as it is.

Our goals in retirement.

Enjoy.👍

GrahamB8 profile image
GrahamB8 in reply to Hidden

I’ve now shortened the message. I hope it’s better reading now...

Hidden profile image
Hidden in reply to GrahamB8

Spoiler alert.😜

AmericanDemocrat profile image
AmericanDemocrat in reply to Hidden

Hmm ... criticizing the length of a member’s post could make things harder for that person. I believe a health forum is intended for people to say whatever they need to ... talk about their deepest concerns and every small detail without fear of criticism. In the real world, we are forced to condense our thoughts and keep quiet about things that distress us. Thanks and good wishes to all.

Hidden profile image
Hidden in reply to AmericanDemocrat

We can stretch ourselves a bit further to understand the irritation a replier may be experiencing - how they may have checked in here for relief from unimagineable pressure caused by their current circumstances. They say what they feel! No time for weighing out the words.

Graham and Ofeckman are both caring and intelligent people who have encouraged and supported each other and others here.

I'd put my trust in them to maintain these fine qualities and decide for themselves what works and what does not without intervention that's likely to embarrass or annoy them further.

Don't let's make the mistake of judging others?

GrahamB8 profile image
GrahamB8 in reply to Hidden

Thank you for your kind words, Filistines

It’s a new day today, and we’re all still here. I’m hoping to move on now and be happy in the fact I have so many new friends who I can confide in when I need them. I’d love to think I might eventually help some other seeking person, too...

Regards

Graham

PS I could also do with my football team winning this afternoon, but that’s perhaps for another forum...

Hidden profile image
Hidden in reply to GrahamB8

You have already helped others by posting here I believe. It's how this place works!

Hi AmericanDem - you took the words out of my mouth.

Gwen

Hidden profile image
Hidden

Full MOT. Ticking all the boxes. Lots of obvious reasons in that area. In your case checking in on the old ticker 60+ It'ss only my opinion. I got it for heart & lungs. Filthy smoker. Don't change the oil without the filter.

Hi, Graham - Please consider reverting your post to it’s original length. I am interested in any additional details you had originally shared with the group.

Hidden profile image
Hidden

Great news

Hidden profile image
Hidden

Good to know it all went well Graham. I've had fibroscans before without remembering/being reminded about the fasting time beforehand. Sooner or later it becomes easier to have the tests and take them more in our stride.

The problem with eating beforehand is it generates gas. The gas then obscures their vision of the organs they want to look at. This is also why they ask you not to chew gum, again it causes gas to be generated.

Good to hear your liver looks well. Let's hope you can now enjoy your weekend.( but not too much) 😉

Hidden profile image
Hidden in reply to CarpeDiem11

Ok. But as I mentioned earlier in my case it was an afternoon US I was allowed an early breakfast, however I forgot myself and took a coffee with milk lunch time. I was in the Hospital from 8am.

Anyway Nurse confirmed even the milk shrunk the gallbladder, therefore not a clear picture.🤔

CarpeDiem11 profile image
CarpeDiem11 in reply to Hidden

Ah! I was replying to original poster, just to reassure them that a request to have another ultrasound was nothing sinister.

There's so many things to remember for each scan and each one you learn something new.

Hidden profile image
Hidden in reply to CarpeDiem11

Sure thing. Now I know not to chew gum either. It's a gas.👍

ThreeSmiles profile image
ThreeSmiles in reply to Hidden

Jumping Jack.....

Hidden profile image
Hidden in reply to CarpeDiem11

Can I ask, is it just me who never eats before taking any type of scan or blood test? I do this as a precaution to insure the clearest results are achieved! I do however drink water if required!

CarpeDiem11 profile image
CarpeDiem11 in reply to Hidden

It depends on which one it is. I actually find it difficult not to eat for very long periods of time. So if I eat at 7pm ,then my scan isn't until 10am next day or even later, I want to know if I can eat or drink, cos I won't be up at 4am to qualify for the 6 hour gap!!!

Blood tests, I only abstain if it's a fasting one, otherwise business as usual and I've never been told any different.

Hidden profile image
Hidden in reply to CarpeDiem11

I totally agree with your way of doing things as we all have different health issues plus we all eat a different times which are sometimes based around our medication requirements .

I guess my earlier comment was the wrong question to be asking!

Cheers for your reply on this subject however.

Nighty nite

Trish

CarpeDiem11 profile image
CarpeDiem11 in reply to Hidden

No problemo! Meds- yes you're right, dictating when and what we eat. Till next time.💤

Bootandall profile image
Bootandall in reply to Hidden

Trish, l try to do the same! You never know what'll come up, and in my (limited, ha, okay maybe not) experience, sometimes test A leads to test B and it's nice to go ahead and get test B over with if possible, which it is sometimes but only if you've fasted. I hope that helps someone else too, it's not always practical to fast unless you can get an early morning appointment.

You may also like...