Masses on liver found - newbie - help!
I am a 30 year old female who is very healthy. Run, weighlift, don't really drink, no drugs, and I don't smoke. No family history of any major illness.
I had some symptoms that concerned me last Thursday-Sundy (fullness, burping, bloatedness, sharp pain in my right side just under where my ribcage stops) and went in to see my urgent care doctor. They thought it was consistent with gallbladder problems and referred me out for an ultrasound. Got it done, and was told my gallbladder was fine, but there were masses on my liver – with one measuring 5cm. Very scary!! I had a CT scan done, and that was review by an ER doctor (yes, I went to the ER – the pain in my right side combined with the news about the masses really sent me for a tizzy so I went in) and they said a biopsy was probably the next step. My bloodwork (taken after they knew I had the masses on my liver per the ultrasound) was fine, vitals good, etc.
Saw my primary care physician (pcp) yesterday. Vitals fine again. Not really having any of the symptoms that initially prompted me to go to the doctor in the first place. He was very encouraging, and noted that the possibility of anything being not benign was very statistically small and that it was “most likely benign”. He did want to be cautious about doing a biopsy, and thought maybe I could see a gastroenterologist first. And he wanted to check w/the radiologist that did the CT at the hospital. Well, my pcp checked with him. The radiologist, my pcp told me, thinks that it is an adenoma, but that they can’t rule out that it may not be something benign, and that they are concerned about that 5cm mass and want to biopsy it. My pcp said it was "futile to speculate at this time". I guess he has to say that, but I wish he could say it can't be something really bad... Also I guess a hemangioma is a slight possibility.
So – I am waiting for my pcp’s nurse to call me back. I am absolutely beside myself in panic. I am terrified. I do not understand why they cannot tell what it is from an ultrasound and a CT scan. I am also concerned because they need to biopsy it – that seems to suggest something serious. My husband and I do not have anyone down here with us in Florida and we are just really terrified and worried. I just don’t understand, and I am looking for some guidance. I have never had any major health problems and this is completely out of the blue. I don’t even have any symptoms now – my pain is gone, and no bloating!! I am just scared and so I am looking for advice or guidance. Thank you.