Re: Birth Control & Very Serious Side Effects
No they have not had to remove anything so far. My cyst is 3.4 X 3 X 4 CM which I think is considered to be large.
What started the whole thing was I was having some digestive issues (diahrea) and pains on my right side under my rib cage. So he did some blood work and set me up for an upper GI, Colonoscopy, Sonogram, and a CT scan. Everything came back ok.. including my liver enzymes.
They did a (layered) CT at the 6 month follow up to make sure it was not growing. thankfully, It had not grown in size but I had immediately went off the BC as soon as I found out about the cyst (6 mos. ago). And he also recommended that too. They did find a hemangioma this second time but did see it on the original CT a year ago but no one caught it! Go figure! So we are going to do another CT in a year to make sure the cyst and the hemangioma has not changed / grown.
If you haven't already, I would immediately discontinue the BC. The GI Dr. had said the hormones can make the cysts continue to grow.
I have episodes when my right side hurts or is sensitive to sleep on... The Dr. is leaning towards IBS for my digestive problems... The additional fiber seems to be helping. But deep inside I still wonder if it is my liver causing these problems! When I miss a day of my fiber I pay for it! Which seems like the fiber is just a covering up an underlying problem.
I know this is very scary! This is the first real medical issue I have ever had.
When is your CT scheduled for? Need to stay on top of the Dr. to make sure they don't drag their feet! It is not doing your health any good either by worrying about everything!
Please keep me posted!
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