I don't usually post on these forums but am curious to know if anyone has ever heard of my malady. I had a "lap chole" (gallbladder removal) in Oct of last year and since then I often feel as though my gall bladder is still there with a "full" sensation under my right rib cage. My GP ordered an abdominal ultrasound and as soon as they completed that test, the radiologist needed an abdominal cat scan. Had the cat scan the following day and apparently the results show "an enlarged blood vessel" which my GP is telling me would NOT present any symptoms and that it is a benign condition with no treatment necessary. Has anyone ever heard of this before?
Is there another name for it? I have an hemangioma (shown on ultrasound and MRI) on my liver. I'm told it's sort of a collection of blood vessels, but nothing to worry about. BUT I am worried. I also have elevated liver enzymes. Do you have other symptoms?
Do you have any symptoms with yours? My GP simply said it was an enlarged blood vessel and that it would not cause my symptoms, but I am seeing a Gastro Specialist at the end of this month for another issue, and will have him check this as well. I am also experiencing back pain at the bottom right rib that wraps around to the front right where the fullness is.
Good Luck with your appointment at the specialist.
Other than elevated liver enzymes, I have gallstones and a stone in common bile duct. I have no pain. I'm supposed to have an ERCP for the duct stone but am waiting to see a specialist about the liver hemangioma first. No doubt there will be a biopsy. Would like to hear from you...
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