Yet another post...abnormal CT result *sighs*

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MissLadybug
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   Posted 4/18/2012 1:50 PM (GMT -6)   
So I'm starting to get on my own nerves with having all these posts LOL.....On a more serious note, I got an email from my rheumy today about the results to my ct scan that was originally done to view my abdominal area.

All was normal except for 2 "densities" in my liver.

My Rheumy said she believes these are probably Hepatic Hemangiomas and they are not uncommon in young adult females. She also doesn't believe this is related to lupus.

However, the Radiologist recommended an MRI to get a 2nd look.

Has anyone ever had this before? I have to be honest I never expected this at all.

My last labs were all normal besides my complement which is still low.

The CT was done before I had started the MTX as well.

Comments, Suggestions??

Thanks, Brittanee
*LadyBug*- Epilepsy Dx: 2003 & UCTD w/SLE features Dx: 2009 SLE/Lupus Dx: May 12th 2011--Current Meds:
Plaquenil-200mg 2x/day
Prednisone-7.5mg 1x/day
Methotrexate- 2.5mg 3pills 1x/week
Keppra-750mg 2x/day
Daily Vitamin-1x/day
Folic Acid- 1mg 1x/day
Protonix 40mg 1x/day
Bentyl- 10mg 4x/day, Miralax- 17g 1x/day
Vit. D 800IU's 1x/day
Lyrica- 75mg 1x/day
Flonase 50mcg 2 sprays each 1x/day

Wanna know my story, just ask!

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Butterflake
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   Posted 4/20/2012 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lady Bug. I've only heard of liver densities in unusual circumstances. Make sure your doc orders blood work for complete liver function tests as well as Hepatitis B and C. The MRI sounds like a great idea too. Don't worry about the radiation 'cause I've had so many radiology tests in the past year I should be glowing smilewinkgrin   Love, Butterflake

MissLadybug
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Total Posts : 261
   Posted 4/20/2012 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey there. Thanks for the post Butterflake. Just curious as to what you were referring to when you said "unusual circumstances?" I'm not one for beating around the bush so feel free to put it out there good or bad, I can take it! lol One thing I wanted to mention was I think I read the ct report wrong only in one aspect....My liver itself has a heterogeneous appearance to it....not sure if that was stated correctly above. Anyhow, I have had labs recently and all liver panels etc are normal...however my complements are still low and I have not had a Hep B or C test.

Thank you so much for the post though! I hope you all are well.

Love,

LadyBug
*LadyBug*- Epilepsy Dx: 2003 & UCTD w/SLE features Dx: 2009 SLE/Lupus Dx: May 12th 2011--Current Meds:
Plaquenil-200mg 2x/day
Prednisone-7.5mg 1x/day
Methotrexate- 2.5mg 3pills 1x/week
Keppra-750mg 2x/day
Daily Vitamin-1x/day
Folic Acid- 1mg 1x/day
Protonix 40mg 1x/day
Bentyl- 10mg 4x/day, Miralax- 17g 1x/day
Vit. D 800IU's 1x/day
Lyrica- 75mg 1x/day
Flonase 50mcg 2 sprays each 1x/day

Wanna know my story, just ask!

*Lord_Walters_Lady* <3
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