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What Is The Normal Percentage Range For Gallbladder Function?

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Rob Facey answered
Gallbladder function is measured in terms of percentage of ejection and fraction. If the percentage of this contraction is less than 35% then the gall bladder is said to have impaired function. More than 35% contraction is considered as normal. However high levels of above 90% are seen to be bad.
The gallbladder is a hollow system that sits just beneath the liver. In adults, the gallbladder measures approximately 8 centimetres, 3.1 inches in length and 4 centimetres, 1.6 inches in diameter when fully distended. It is divided into three sections: Fundus, body and neck. The neck tapers and connects to the biliary tree via the cystic duct, which then joins the common hepatic duct to become the common bile duct. At the neck of the gallbladder is a mucosal fold called Hartmann's pouch, where gallbladder stones commonly get stuck. The angle of the gallbladder is located between the costal margin and the lateral margin of the rectus abdominis muscle.

The adult human gallbladder stores about 50 millilitres of bile, which is released into the duodenum when food containing fat enters the digestive tract, stimulating the secretion of cholecystokinin (CCK). The bile, produced in the liver, emulsifies fats in partly digested food. During storage in the gallbladder, bile becomes more concentrated which increases its potency and intensifies its effect on fats.
In 2009, it was demonstrated that the gallbladder removed from a patient expressed several pancreatic hormones including insulin. This was surprising because until then, it was thought that insulin was only produced in pancreatic _-cells. This study provides evidence that _-like cells do occur outside the human pancreas. The authors suggest that since the gallbladder and pancreas are adjacent to each other during embryonic development, there exists tremendous potential in derivation of endocrine pancreatic progenitor cells from human gallbladders that are available after cholecystectomy.
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ray of light answered
Gall bladder function is measured in terms of percentage of ejection and fraction. If the percentage of this contraction is less than 35% then the gall bladder is said to have impaired function. So more than 35% contraction is considered as normal.
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Anonymous answered
I also had a HIDA scan done, and the doctor told me my gallbladder was working at 99%. I'm a little worried because I can find a whole lot of people saying they had theirs removed because it was working at 0% - 2%, but hardly anyone talking about theirs being removed because it worked too much. Should I still follow up with surgery?
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My contraction rate is 96%, I found out this morning from a HIDA scan done 3 days ago.  If normal is anything above 35%, why are they referring me to a surgeon?  Is there a percentage that is too high above 35%?
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Anonymous answered
On the HIDA mine was only 6%... So I guess thats pretty bad then?   That was at 10 minutes.   At 30 minutes it was at 0%.   And the stupid ER tried to tell me it was just gas or acid reflux... Ha!
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Anonymous answered
Had a test on gallbladder it came back at 55per last year it was 86per is my gallbladder still good
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Anonymous answered
Agree with PP. Hida scan gives ejection fraction. Normal, 35-75%.
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Anonymous answered
Yes, there is a percentage.  You have to have a special test called a HIDA scan to determine it though.  This is usually done at the hospital.  HIDA stands for hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid and the purpose of the test is to evaluate the function of the gall bladder and bile ducts.  I just had one done yesterday and my gallbladder function was 39%.  Hope this helps!!
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joyce answered
Not that I am aware of. However, there may be such a thing as saying your gallbladder is approx x% full of stones. But that's all I know about

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