I've been having abdominal pain, mainly under my right ribcage area. When I sneeze or cough it's like I'm being stuck with knives. This has gone on for several months but has been increasingly getting worse. I can't lie on my right side. Can't take a deep breath without the stabbing.
I'm a light to moderate wine drinker who enjoys a glass of wine most evenings. No hard liquor or beer. On the weekend I might have two glasses. I didn't consider myself an alcoholic but I'm willing to entertain the notion.
I finally saw a doctor, who examined me (lot of pain on palpation) and sent me off for tests. The blood tests came back today, and my results were:
Ast (Sgot) 19 0-40 range
Alt (Sgpt) 14 0-32 range
Bilirubin, Total 0.4 0.0-1.2 range
However, a couple other findings were a shock, which appear to relate to the pancreas:
Amylase, Serum 139 31-124 range
Lipase, Serum 144 0-59 range
Just when I thought it was time to research pancreatitis, the doctor called with results of today's ultrasound.
The pancreas and gallbladder are fine and normal-appearing on the ultrasound. However, there are "numerous small masses seen on both lobes of the liver."
The doctor wants me to be having a CT scan ASAP, probably next week.
I asked for more information about 'numerous' -- are we talking 3 or 30...? The report did not specify.
Has anyone experienced anything like this??
I'd be lying if I said I wasn't feeling kind of scared.
I wish you all good health.