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Old 10-07-2012, 02:13 PM   #1
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Concerned about Liver Spots

Hi All,

I'm new to this site, so please Bare with me,
I had an ultra scan a few weeks back, because i was getting a lot of pain in my abdomen area & the right side of my rib cage & right lower back pain, they found i had 3 spots on my liver, I'm not sure what to think of this, they have requested that i have another ultrasound preformed in 6mnts time to see if they have gone or spread, my GP said there is nothing to worry about, but I'm a terrible worry wort & I'm scared to death really, Only because in Jan 2011 after getting abdominal pains, i had to have an MRI scan & a biopsy of my uterus/womb, they found something suspicious on the lining of my womb & said i needed a full abdominal Hysterectomy, which was preformed & a month after i went to receive the pathology results which stated i had stage 1, Grade 1, Endometrial Carcinoma on the lining of my womb, they said it had all been removed & i wouldn't need any follow up appointments, don't get me wrong i was so greatful they found it early on & felt so relieved, but was only 45yrs old when i had my hysterectomy & i really felt sad that it had to be preformed, they said i had no choice in the matter, but now they have found these 3 Liver spots I'm worrying it may be somthing Sinister! I am still getting pain under my rib cage & chronic back pain, I'm also a type 2 diabetic & take metformin 3 times daily, & on simvastatin for a high cholesterol, & recently been diagnosed with cellulitis & take water tablets currently for swelling of legs & Ankles which I've had for many years, am i worrying over nothing about these Liver spots? any help would be Grateful

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Old 11-12-2012, 10:20 PM   #2
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Re: Concerned about Liver Spots

Dear Lelou,

I read your post and understand your concern. I really do not want to worry you but believe in playing it safe. If it were me I would insist on a quicker investigation and full scan. I am not a specialist and new to all of this so my case may not be representative but I would get it checked more thorroughly.

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Old 11-13-2012, 12:50 PM   #3
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Re: Concerned about Liver Spots

Hi There,

Thanks for your reply,

Well still getting the pain, & think ill make another appointment to see my GP & see if he can refer me for an early appointment, since i last posted, i had an appointment thu to the Lymphoedema clinic, well got my appointment tomorrow infant, need to find out why my legs & ankles keep swelling up, had this prob for nearly 8yrs now & all my doctor was giving me was water tablets which helped for a while but my legs & ankles still keep swelling up, i suppose that's why they gave me the ultrasound to see if my kidneys were the problem, but my kidneys seemed fine, but they found the 3 liver spots, went to see my diabetes nurse the other day & she looked on the computer to see what the hospital had written, it says i have a fatty liver? with liver spots, wonder can this be due to my weight? i'm not a drinker only on the odd occasion like Xmas, Birthdays, so its not because of that, hopefully the appointment at the lympodema clinic will be able to find out whats causing this swelling, also have another appointment to have a scan on my heart in December, think to check the arteries to see if there is any blockages, I've heard that swelling to legs/ankles can be a sign the heart isn't working properly, my father died aged 50yrs old from a heart attack in 1982 & i believe his mother died in 1965 with her heart around the same age, I'm 46yrs old now & don't want to go the same way!

So will see what the diagnosis is first, then if somthk is wrong i suppose they will do a thourah MRI scan!! hopefully

Do you mind if i ask what happend to you, if you,d like to keep it private then i understand! & thank you for your reply.

all the best

Lelou.

 
Old 11-14-2012, 02:22 AM   #4
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Re: Concerned about Liver Spots

Dear Lelou,

I don't want to keep it private but am very reluctant to respond as i don't want to set you in the wrong direction. I am also new to this forum or indeed the entire topic and not a specialist. I am glad to hear you are going to push for an early appointment.
My case is not about me but about my mum. She has had abdominal pain and they found liver spots during the investigation. further scans last Thursday found a malignant tumor on the pancreas. We are still awaiting the biopsy results of the liver spots so not sure if this is related.
it sounds like you are having regular checks due to your medical history so it is probably something else entirely but still, sometimes we need to put our foot down and demand earlier investigations.

please let me know what they have said.

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