Hi I am new on here and I really don't know if I'm posting in the right section so please forgive me if I'm doing it wrong.
A little about
me, I'm female, I'm 35 and I'm currently pregnant with our first child.
I used to drink a lot at weekends when I was younger, I never paid attention to the risks involved, stupid I know but I was very foolish back then and I hadn't a clue as to what damage I could have been doing to my body.
A few years ago I cut down on drinking, but I didn't stop until spring 2012. My reason for stopping was I wanted to lose weight and was fed up with nasty hangovers. Subsequently a few months after this I discovered I was pregnant.
Going back a few years I noticed a few things happening with my body but I didn't pay much attention to these things and didnt go to the doctor. Ok so first thing I noticed was these strange clusters of veins on my legs, though I must stress I did work in a cold factory where I had to stand up all day on a production line and wearing welly boots so I don't know if these are alcohol related or related to my job that I had done for a few years at this point.
Next was probably the day I found a slight bit of rectal bleeding. I don't recall any pain that time but this went on for a few toilet trips over about
2 days and then stopped.
A long time after this I started to get frequent nose bleeds and I noticed that it was always my right nostril, never ever my left nostril. This went on for a few weeks.
Ok so present day now and a few weeks ago my mum was staying with us and she started wiping my chin like as if I was a child, I said whats up and she says around your mouth looks stained, but it won't come off! I went home and looked in the mirror and couldn't see anything so I forgot about
it. Last week my boyfriend took a photo of me and when I looked at the screen all I saw was yellow around my mouth. My boyfriend said its just the light and I said u dont understand my mum saw the same thing a few weeks back. So yesterday we were mucking around with the camera again and this time in a different room of the house. Same thing in photos of me, yellow around my mouth.
So the past few days I've been googling symptoms. I'm convinced the veins on my lower left leg are Spider Angioma and I'm convinced my mouth is jaundiced and I'm really scared. Btw I know that pregnancy can cause liver problems temporarily but most of these symptoms came about
a long time before I got pregnant.
Am I putting 2 and 2 together and coming up with 4? Or am I worried over nothing. Btw I do get the odd nosebleed but haven't had rectal bleeding before or since the above mentioned occasion.
Can I do a test for liver disease whilst pregnant or should I wait until after the birth? I am 7 months pregnant. And one more thing I have never had jaundice around or on my eyes.
Post Edited (Worriedneedhelp) : 1/14/2013 7:51:48 AM (GMT-7)