Had some ? of liver problems!!

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forrest
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   Posted 7/20/2006 5:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I dont have hep a-b-c was tested i had a one time thing where my alt was a little hi of 69 but evener since over a year now i have had my lfts done and all 9 of them have been normal other test i have had was a endoscopy and colonoscopy with biopys upper gi with follow threw hida scan with cck camera pill done as well had two ulrasounds done all where normal as well as stool studys my problem is upper right quad pain bad gas nausea weightloss yellow stools and D and dont eat as good as i use to iam worried about acl hep but gi says diffrent he says i have ibs but my pain is upper right side and i dont think ibs can cause that i did drink beer pretty heavy for 6 years but havnt drank in over a year he says it not my liver but my mind tells me diffrent i have had a second opion as well and he said the same thing ibs i tried to get a biopy of my liver and they will not do one at all because of normal liver fucctions as well the resk of harming a good liver iam just wondering if i should just take this dx and be happy with it?

hep93
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   Posted 7/20/2006 9:26 PM (GMT -7)   

Forrest, I am hesitant to say "forget about your liver," after what I went through.  I had a primary care doc who was following my known hep C with LFTs every 6 mos. and an ultrasound every year.  In '04, I was having ULQ pain, but nothing showed up on US.  I continued to complain of pain in the following year, but got "blown off."  My LFTs were the same as always (elevated, but not drastically.)  She was not doing Alfa fetoprotein, which I should have insisted on.  At any rate, with the next yearly US done in April '05, there was a diagnosis of a large tumor (6 1/2 inches at the longest point) in the right lobe of my liver, thought to be hepatocellular carcinoma (it was.)  I switched to Mayo Clinic and have had remarkable success with just two treatments....cancer is mostly dead.

Therefore, I would insist on an MRI.  Tell them that despite the CT scans, etc., you are having upper rt. quadrant pain and want to rule out liver problems. 

More than likely, it IS IBS, but I would get an MRI to be sure that your liver isn't involved in some way.

Good luck and let us know!

Connie

 

 


forrest
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   Posted 7/21/2006 5:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I can see your point but this gi doc is one of the best they have on the west coast this hospital is ranked number#3 in are nation my two ultrasounds show normal liver size and he always fills around my liver every visit he promises its not my liver everytime!!Iam not sure if you have heard of O.S.H.U hospital in Oregon what is also crazy i dont fill sick during the night only during the day and as well have been seen by many er doctors besides the two gi doctors as well also was turned down to see a heptolagist because the heptolagist said my problems where not liver related but gi related the heptogist reviewed my charts.

hep93
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   Posted 7/21/2006 10:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Forrest, if you feel comfortable with the diagnosis of IBS and opinions that your liver is not involved, then just concentrate on treating the IBS. ;)

Connie

forrest
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   Posted 7/21/2006 11:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Well everything i read about ibs just doesnt fit in with my symptoms somtimes the upper right side pain isnt cramping like pain i have never been jandise are yellow and there are a few red flags i have that make me fell i dont have ibs like weightloss and somtimes blood in stool and everything i read on the net about upper right side pain says liver problems are gallbladder but my gi doc is postive its not that for some reason he will not do anymore tests and he is standing his ground on that my last test was the the camera endoscopy and it was normal he was telling me the more test i have the dangerous it is for me iam just lost and scared
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