Re: liver spot ~ why is my doctor doing these tests?
this was on one of my past CT scans:
decreased attenuation of the liver compared with the spleen ~ I read online that this suggests cirrhosis.
so I look up symptoms of cirrhosis:
can't deny I don't have any of the symptoms (GRR), I have tiny red spots on the upper part of my body, years of nasal bleeding (always though from just blowing my nose - never pours out), itcy skin, fatigue, exhaustion, weakness (in my muscles), nausea, abdominal pain. past problem of peein green urine doctor thought was because of my liver but my liver function was normal. It's always more or less normal.
I think another CT showed a decreased attenuation hypodensity of my liver at 1.1 cm. That's the spot my gastro is evaluating. My urologist was quite concerned when he saw this on my CT also.
I completely fail to understand how a place on your liver sooooooooo freekin tiny could be of any concern whatsover.
I had the barium CT to see if it's grown, and they did not share the results with me. She may have no idea if the spot is cancerous or benign but someone with cancer is going to show problems in their blood work and lose weight and lose their appetite and all that good stuff. Not a chance with me. My weight is very well maintained but I couldn't lose much if my life depended on it.
has anyone here had such stuff show up on a CT and have any idea what it means? if they come back and tell me I have liver disease, I wouldn't be very shocked with how sadly pathetic I always feel, but I am so used to not getting the answers as to why I feel that way, I just can't believe she'll find anything wrong.
I'm not sure if I should be concerned about it or not. The thing is she is now doing an MRI after I just had the CT and I have no idea why. And it's really aggrivating me.
Last edited by neveragain444; 09-25-2009 at 07:11 AM.