It is not associated with blood, unless it comes from irritation of the rectal area as a result of frequent bowel movements.
Dr. Habba found that this type of diarrhea is associated with dysfunctional gallbladder.
Is there pain associated with this syndrome?
The patient would not necessarily have abdominal pain related to the gallbladder disease. They could be completely free of any abdominal pain. The gallbladder function is only determined by an abnormal radio-nuclear test that studies the function of the gallbladder (HIDA/DISIDA scan with CCK injection). This test is non-invasive and can be performed in all well-equipped hospitals and radiology centers.
If ultrasound of the gallbladder is normal, could I still have the syndrome?
Absolutely. In fact, most of the patients with the syndrome have normal ultrasound of the gallbladder. However, the presence of gallstones on ultrasound does not rule out the diagnosis of the syndrome.
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