Since many smaller gallstones do not cause symptoms, gallstone screening is usually only needed when the stone is causing pain. Many times, gallstones are diagnosed while screening for other conditions.
For patients with reoccurring symptoms of gallstones, testing for gallstones can include a variety of imaging tests, blood tests and physical exams. Also may physicians consider a patient’s medical history to determine if they have a high risk of developing stones.
These are a few of the tests used during gallstone screening:
- CT scans
- Blood testing
- Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
If you suspect you may suffer from gallstones, schedule an appointment online at Florida Hospital for gallstones screening.