I have recently been diagnosed with 2 FNH in the right lobe of my liver. I am a 29 year old woman who is on BC pills and has been since 1993
I get pain in the upper right side of my ribs and it radiates to my back
The docs don't what to do anything about them any advice?
Was it hard to get them removed?
I live in the UK and I feel that the Gastro Doctor isn't listening to me.
The pain is sometimes unbearable and I just want to get it sorted out.
I am sorry to hear that yours have grown back. I have been under the care of a gastro doctor at my local hospital since last november but the problems actually started in the aug. They found 5cm lump on my liver via ultrasound and they sent me for an MRI scan which revealed that it wasn't a Hemangiona as first thought and there was two of them and that it was more serious than that so he got in contact with a Liver specialist based about 30miles away and that they sent me for a specialist MRI scan which showed that the tumours hadn't grown in two motnhs and then they said that the would rescan me again in four months. They rescaned my liver in June of this year and they found that the bigger of the two FNH had shrunk slightly but neither of them had increased.
They also took me off the BC pills back in Dec and I was still off them in June when they did the second scan. I am now back on them as they advised me not to get pregnant while on the painkillers that I am taking and they are doing another scan on 28th Dec.
Do yours throb?
Mine seem to throb at times.
Do you find that you get tired easily?
Do certain foods effect them?
The pain can be so severe it knocks the wind out of me.
My gastro doctor seems to think that the pain isn't coming from my liver but then he said he doesn't know where its coming from. I have never spoken to the liver specialist or even seen them.
I do have trouble with sleeping on my side and also when I am on my back.
Also I did suffer from heavy cycles when I was younger and since taking the BC they have regulated but they are still a bit heavy.I don't suffer from IBS but I have suffered from PMS and I have also had an ovarain cyst which was removed in 2008
The Gastro Doctor said to me that he doesn't know what effect it has on my liver so I have continued to take it. I had a list of questions in June which went unanswered as he didn't know
I am on strong pain meds, for the pain and some days they don't seem to touch it.
I am going to my GP next week so I will have a word with him about the BC.
Good luck with your ultrasound on the 28th and keep me informed about how you are getting on.
Its nice to know that I am not mad and the only one going through this