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Hydroxy Iminodiacetic Acid Scan

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

A hydroxy iminodiacetic acid (HIDA) scan is a test to show how your liver and gallbladder are working. This test is also called cholescintigraphy.

DISCHARGE INSTRUCTIONS:

Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

Self-care:

Drink plenty of liquids, such as water and juices, to help flush the tracer out of your body. The tracer leaves your body within 1 or 2 days through your urine or bowel movements. Your healthcare provider may tell you to flush the toilet 3 times after you go to the bathroom. This makes sure that none of the tracer is left in the toilet bowl.

Contact your healthcare provider if:

  • You have new signs or symptoms.
  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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