First of all I'm glad I found you all.
Secondly I don't know what is going on with me yet, I am in the midst of medical test Hades and just want some answers.
My name is Karen. I'm 53.
My grandfather died of liver disease related to his black lung disease, believe it or not.
My father died of liver disease (cryptogenic...by the time they discovered it he was so far gone they didn't know the cause).
My son has NASH.
Fast forward to me. I am very liver disease concious, probably too much so.
I went in with bone pain and muscle pain to my doctor who ran a series of blood tests.
Through the years I've had itching (unexplained) that my docs said was likely due to my morphea (rare skin disorder, of the sclero family). It was face predominent. I've had myriad liver tests, even a scan many years ago.
Well this new doc ran some tests and found my ANA is 1:640 which is darned high. My bone pain is starting to decrease as I wait the month I have to wait to get into the rheumatologist. However, my liver is enlarged. I can feel it. The tip extends past my ribcage. I am on my way into the doc just now.
This scares me. It scares me very much. I have been taking motrin for months for the pain so that I can sleep (motrin pm), I am now off all pain meds, Im hoping the liver issue is due to that.
I don't know even what to ask here. Watching my father was dreadful. It broke my heart to see him suffer so.
I hate that my liver can be felt when I slouch or lie on my left side. I'm going to hope it isn't liver disease and hope hard.
I wish you all pain free, bad news free days. Like I said, I think I needed to vent. Thanks!