Gallbladder disease is a very common condition in the United States. The presence of gallstones causes better than 90% of all gallbladder problems. Click here for symptoms.
The diagnosis of gallbladder disease is usually confirmed by seeking the help of your family doctor who may order all or some of the following diagnostic tests.
● Laboratory – blood samples.
● Ultrasound tests to confirm the presence of stones – this is a painless sound wave test of your abdomen.
● HIDA studies – a painless nuclear medicine test to study the function of the gallbladder.
Your family doctor will guide you through the diagnostic tests and decide which is best for you.