Liver nodule doubled in size after 4 years, rash, pain, GIST?
Back in 2008 a CT scan revealed a 4mm nodule (posterior dome of liver). Doctors never even mentioned it to me I read my CT scan years later and now realized that it grew after 4 years. Unless it is a diff. lesion? Idk how to read a report & both doctors worded it differently (I worded it like they did in their reports).
After years of pain I went back to a different doctor. After another CT scan in 2012 these were their findings:
8mm space occupying lesion (right lobe of liver), some scarring (left lung base), Several sm. bowel loops on left, mid & left lower quadrant appear to have thickened walls, mild gastric wall thickening & prominence of folds., 13 mm right ovarian cyst ( I always have these & pain feels diff. than rupture), and right inguinal adenopathy. My EUS also revealed a smooth 2x2cm stomach mass.
Any insight to my findings would be helpful! I am in constant pain going on years now & I am worried (although the doctors do not seem worried ) ... should I be worried? Are the nodules they found years apart the same one? or two diff. nodules? I should also note that the doctor who found the 8mm nodule doesn't know about the 4mm one prior; I discovered it while going through my own records today! I will be telling her next week when I go back.
These are all of my symptoms:
Headaches (mostly right side & eye pain), vertigo, pain (all over back & extremities mostly muscle, weakness, pins & needles). Stomach pain (sharp, stabbing), nausea (really bad I often do not want to eat & don't get hungry), EXTREME fatigue (hard to walk at times, I push myself daily), Bowel issues (either runny or constipated never normal & often dark w/ pink color? blood maybe?), I also have vision problems (halos, blurred comes & goes; I normally have GREAT vision though except when it happens), I also have spastic movement & teeth grinding problems. I am sure I am forgetting something but the overall symptom is I just feel ill all the time =( ... I am so frustrated & confused as to what is causing all my symptoms. 5 years ago I felt so great & these past 5 years have been so depressing. I just don't want this pain anymore & I want to know WHAT IS CAUSING IT! I know my body and I just feel that something is not right.
I also forgot the rash! I've had a small pink, scaly sore on my forehead for 5 years now. I only feel it when I go in the ocean it burns bad. It fades & comes back but never fully heals. I also have 2 small pinkish/ skin color, scaly spots on my legs. 1 has been there for atleast a year & the other one is recent. I also itch allover a lot! Okay now I think that's all my symptoms lol
Hello and sorry for the late reply. If the lesion in the liver has been there for four years then its unlikely to be a malignant tumor. For benign tumors excision of the tumor will depend on the size of the tumor and if it causing any compressive symptoms. Hope liver function tests have been done. Your symptoms may not be related to the liver lesion. It could be due to the stomach lesion detected. This may need further investigations like endoscopy and may be a biopsy to gather more information. Please discuss this with your doctor am sure he will provide further assistance. Regards.
I know this is late in coming but I had all the same symptoms...
After much research (by me, not my doctors) I diagnosed MYSELF with Celiac Disease.
After a long discussion with my Dr. she believed me..said she now thought that my life-long rashes, food and drug allergies....it all added up. She ordered upper endoscopy and colonoscopy...
Guess what...I do have Celiac Disease
We also now know that my Mother had it, my twin sister has it, my daughter has it, my granddaughter has it, and my grandson aged 8 died, and we are certain that it was undiagnosed Celiac Disease that killed him. (he was 9 years old, with Downs Syndrome and only weighed 30 pounds at the time of his death) I discovered my disease too late to help Quinn, but on further research, Celiac Disease is quite common in Down's kids, and it is common for a young mom (my daughter was only 23) with undiagnosed Celiac disease to have a baby with DS.
So, if I were you, I would insist on the Celiac blood work done, have the Endoscopy and colonoscopy and there is even a specific test where a portion of the rash, mostly the skin that SURROUNDS the rash are biopsied. The rash associated with Celiac Disease is called Dermatitis Hepiteforma called DH for short...not quite sure on the spelling.
Living Gluten free is easy now - a pain, but once you are gluten free for a month, you will feel so well, you won't even recognize yourself!
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