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Old 09-02-2011, 08:01 AM   #1
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Liver masses found

I recently went in for a colonscopy and ultrasound of my abdomen to find out what is wrong with me. My biopsy on my colon came back normal except I have lymphocytic colitis. I can deal with that. However, during the routine ultrasound they found four masses on my liver, and a lesion. Three of the masses are echogenic, the largest measuring 2.45 cm. The other one is hypoechoic and that one measures 2.9 cm. I go in for an MRI on the 7th, they got me in as soon as they could. I am scared, and don't know what to think right now. Is there any chance they are all benign? Anyone have any kind of experience with this? I am only 35....

 
Old 09-02-2011, 07:20 PM   #2
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Re: Liver masses found

I will keep you in my prayers they are benign. What type of symptoms have you been experiencing?

 
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:51 PM   #3
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Re: Liver masses found

I have had everything you can imagine...I am sick all the time, naseous throwing up, diarrhea, bloated, loss of apetite, tired, etc etc etc..thanks for answering

 
Old 09-04-2011, 04:35 PM   #4
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Have you noticed anything that makes the pain or bloating worse? I dont have masses that I know of, but I do have Sarcoidosis and Fatty Liver Disease in my Liver and I notice eating makes me feel horrible. I am experiencing pains shooting into my right side of my back now as well. It is tough to find anyone on here willing to talk about anything. LOL.

 
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Yes, eating makes me sick, anything, I haven't eaten in days! and I have the pains in the right side of my back, kinda in the mid section...is that where yours are? I know, it's slow on here lol

 
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Re: Liver masses found

Most of the pain and discomfort i experienced used to only be in my Upper right side right under my ribs, but last 3 or 4 months it has been going into my back. Have an appointment to see my specialist at the end of this month. I try to stay as active as I can. I still play Adult Mens Softball when I can. I played this weekend and experienced severe weakness in my legs. I have Never had this happen before. Didnt cramp or anything just the weakness. Not sure what was going on with that.

 
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hmmm I'm sorry to hear that....hopefully you will get some answers too...my pain is predominately in my back...

 
Old 09-07-2011, 12:33 PM   #8
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Re: Liver masses found

They are all benign, thank you God!!!! They are called liver hemangiomas.

 
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Re: Liver masses found

my mom had the same diagnosis too. She went for a scan after her sister passed away from liver cancer. imagine the fear when we found out she had a mass too but turns out to be hemangioma.
But she is Hep B positive so she has to regularly followup, right now one of her liver enzymes is higher than normal. A bit worried. Her next followup with liver specialist will be in Dec.

 
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Re: Liver masses found

i also have similar sypmtoms.had a ct scan with contrast last nov.and radiologist recomended f/u with a mri to clarify what exactly it was,dr. believed it to be a hemangioma,did a f/u ultrasound in stead 1 week ago and was told it was normal. nodules do not just disappear? Im confused.

 
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Re: Liver masses found

I was trying to decide what was more cruel, telling you what I thought or not answering you and letting you wonder. But something in your post kept jumping out at me....the words "lymphocytic colitis".

So I thought perhaps it could be related to liver tumors....and guess what....

It can be. "Lymphocytic colitis" is an inflammatory condition and it can be related to "inflammatory pseudotumors" of the liver, which are benign and treatable with antibiotics. They mimic malignancy and are sometimes difficult to diagnose even with an MRI. So a biopsy may be necessary.

When you go have the MRI done, MAKE SURE you tell the radiologist who will be reading the MRI that you just got diagnosed with lymphocytic colitis so he'll know what to look for.

Well, I don't know about you but I feel much better.

Best of luck to you. I'll come back and check on your progress.

GsSweetie

 
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