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FNH, upper right quad pain, docs don't want to do surgery

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Old 12-15-2012, 02:11 AM   #1
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FNH, upper right quad pain, docs don't want to do surgery

Hi everyone, I'm a 31 yr old female and I was recently diagnosed with FNH, after being misdiagnosed with a plural effusion. I've been having progressively worse pain in the upper right quad. and have seen multiple docs for this. They are wary of surgery, as it's risky, but I know that this pain has to be coming from the liver. I have 3 tumors, one has stayed the same since 2008 (they were first found by accident in 2008, 2 small ones). One tumor has grown from 2cm (2008) to 7cm (present), and I have 2 other small ones as well, one is new since the 2008 MRI. I'm also being told by liver specialists they don't cause pain. My pain has increased substantially in the last few months, I'm even on pain pills now to control it. I've also recently had multiple cases of sinus infections and bronchitis, and even the flu the last 2 weeks. I'm thinking my immune system is down and making me more susceptible to illness.
The liver doc said they appear to be noncancerous, but he wants to wait a few months and do another MRI to see if they grow more.
Also, I've had a lot of other health issues over the years. I have IBS, GERD, heartburn, a hiatal hernia, and I had pericarditis (fluid on the heart) in 2008...basically I'm a mess :-) But I need to figure out where the pain is coming from and do something about it, as my quality of life is terrible these days. After a nuclear medicine test, they say my gallbladder is fine, after a CT w/dye they say I don't have a blood clot or pulm.embollism, endoscopy shows my hernia is the same size and isn't the cause of the pain...
In addition to the chronic sinusitis/bronchitis I've had for about a month, I'm also experiencing fever and chills and nightly coughing.
Anyone had similar stuff? Thanks!

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Old 12-17-2012, 06:10 AM   #2
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Re: FNH, upper right quad pain, docs don't want to do surgery

My upper right quadrant pain ended up being sphincter of oddi dysfunction. Also, bile reflux can cause pain and coughing.

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Old 12-25-2012, 06:13 PM   #3
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Re: FNH, upper right quad pain, docs don't want to do surgery

What is that exactly? No, we eliminated the gallbladder, bile ducts, reflux; and the cough is gone now comes and goes, maybe a different issue completely-post nasal drip stuff I think)
Did you have surgery, or how'd you treat your condition?

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