Originally Posted by firefly214
Ive been having diarrhea and stomach pain (where my gallbladder used to be) and during the ultrasound and ct scan they re-discovered the hemangioma. Does this cause diarrhea that has lasted for over 2 months plus pain where my gallbladder used to be? Please help in opinions/stories bc work has asked me to take some time off until GI can get this figured out. I also have gastropareris from prior stomach surery.
I have never heard of liver hemangioma cause diarrhea or stomach pains. If you are talking about pain where your gallbladder use to be --then you can still have stones in the bile ducts causing pain and diarrhea. or even the valve (the name escapes me) at the bottom of the ducts that opens and drain right into the intestines. if the valve is faulty it can fill the ducts causing pain and them when enough pressure builds up it opens releasing alot of bile that can cause diarrhea.
Your doctor can order a ERCP Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography procedure (not many docs are qualified to do this procedure) and can look into the ducts and check the valve. usually a person will have high bilirubin levels if the valve is faulty since it dumps bile all at one time instead of over a period of time.
this is just advise from an unqualified person that had stones in the ducts. Consult your doctor- diarrhea could be from a number of problems.