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Old 07-10-2007, 11:45 AM   #1
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new here.. please please read and give some opinions...confused.thanks

Hi everyone,
I am new here. I will briefly tell you my story and any input or advice is greatly appreciated. About 8 weeks ago i developed a terrible bout of diahreea that lasted 3 weeks. I was very ill. At that time i had a colonoscopy done and some blood work. The bloodwork was fine and the colonoscopy showed some mild colitis due to a bacterial infection. After I began to feel a bit better my hair started falling out.. alot. I am 39 years old thin, never drank, drugs.. ex. I went to the doc and they did another bloodwork. This bloodwork should elevated ast and alt.. at 41 and 72 and an abnormal thyroid count. I followed up with an endocrinologist which did his own bloodwork and once again the count was elevated.. even more and did another round of bloodwork for all the hepatitis etc.. that was negative but the alt and ast went up again at 58 and 96. I since went for an u/s and was told there were lesions on my liver and some other things that they "think are hemangiomas :" clots of red blood cells" I have a dull ache around my back and under my ribs. I now have to go for a mri tommorrow and I am so scared. I just cannot believe what is happening. Does anyone know anything about this... Can this be caused from a virus.. can it heal.. what do i need to know. I am just so scared and do not know what to do. Please any advice. Thank you and god bless.
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Old 07-10-2007, 06:20 PM   #2
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Re: new here.. please please read and give some opinions...confused.thanks

Hi there, glad you found your way to this board. It was a great help for me when I needed it and I read through a lot of the old threads which helped me feel better. In my opinion from what I read hemangiomas are quite common and benign. I had an u/s, cat and mri because there are so many benign condititions. I have no idea what would cause your alt/ast to rise, hopefully others can give you their thoughts. i know people get what is called fatty liver...some because of diet or alcohol, and others they can find no reason. This often causes raised levels. I hope your next set of tests will help pin it down. Try not to worry, I know it is much easier said than done...the mri should tell you a lot. Please keep us posted.

 
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Re: new here.. please please read and give some opinions...confused.thanks

lady is right,in most cases,actual hemangiomas are benign little globs of veinous vessels,they are normally formed before birth.i had one but it was in a really bad place,right smack in the middle of my spinal cord.the only real risks that i was told were the little oozy bleeds they can have,in the liver it wouldn't be a huge deal but in my cord,it WAS a really big deal.but basically there really is not a huge risk with having them in most organs.i am just wondering why your enzymes would be elevated.my mom also has a hemangioma in her liver and her labs have always been within the norms.it could possibly be the actual location of one of these within your liver that is where the problem lies.how was the doppler blood flow within your liver when they did the US?if certain areas in your liver like the portal vein are being affected by the placement of the angiomas,that could explain the higher labs. do you have two seperate types of lesions there or are the lesions you spoke of actually all hemangiomas?you may need an MRI or just CTto better define everything they saw on the US.are they treating the thyroid thing now with meds?marcia
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Old 07-11-2007, 11:44 AM   #4
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Re: new here.. please please read and give some opinions...confused.thanks

Thank you both for your responses. First off they told me that there were hemangiamos and also a few lesions. I read about lesions and they also call them hemangiomas. So who knows. I do not drink at all. I eat healthy and generally do well taking care of myself(withing reason with two small children) The reason i went for the bloodwork to begin with was because of my hair falling out.. which it still is. The doc does not seem to be concerned about my thyroid right now. He wants to monitior it in a few months. It went from 2.3 to 5.9 to 4.9.. so who knows. I am going for an mri in a few hours. I am so terrribly scared. First off i do not like mri's!!!! and I am always scared of what they are going to say. Have any of you heard of celaic disease.. i was reading about that and it seems i have alot of the syptoms. although the docs are very reluctant to diagnosis that. I am just suprised about what is going on. There is no history of liver problems in my family. I just want to get an answer to all these problems. Which i mentioned before all started after the awful bought of diaherra. Oh well thanks again. I will keep you posted. I am so very glad i found this board as well. God bless to both of you.

 
Old 08-02-2007, 12:13 PM   #5
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Thank you both for your responses. First off they told me that there were hemangiamos and also a few lesions. I read about lesions and they also call them hemangiomas. So who knows. I do not drink at all. I eat healthy and generally do well taking care of myself(withing reason with two small children) The reason i went for the bloodwork to begin with was because of my hair falling out.. which it still is. The doc does not seem to be concerned about my thyroid right now. He wants to monitior it in a few months. It went from 2.3 to 5.9 to 4.9.. so who knows. I am going for an mri in a few hours. I am so terrribly scared. First off i do not like mri's!!!! and I am always scared of what they are going to say. Have any of you heard of celaic disease.. i was reading about that and it seems i have alot of the syptoms. although the docs are very reluctant to diagnosis that. I am just suprised about what is going on. There is no history of liver problems in my family. I just want to get an answer to all these problems. Which i mentioned before all started after the awful bought of diaherra. Oh well thanks again. I will keep you posted. I am so very glad i found this board as well. God bless to both of you.
Hi, just wondering what you found out? I am new here and I just found out I have 3 benign lesions on the liver. I don't have anymore info as my doctor is on vacation and that was all the info the nurse would give me. I am wondering how they know they are benign without a biopsy? Any feedback would be appreicated. Thanks

 
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