I thought I was trouble free, well, not quite it seems. I got diagnosed with HBV + cirrhosis (fiberscan 44). Then after 4 years treatment my scan was 5.5 (last year). I was really over the moon then.
Today, I went to attend my check-up and the ultrascan showed there was a one less than 1cm spot. the lady who conducted it said : it maybe a birthmark?
Saw the consultant afterwards, who asked me to go back in 3 months to check. He didn't seem to want to confirm anything (HCC?) then. Well, I was a bit shocked, but also would like to know if this is common for cirrhosis patients to develop something that isn't nasty?
I would STRONGLY advise you to get an MRI scan with contrast AS SOON AS POSSIBLE even if you have to do it privately. It could be nothing but it could be something and better safe than sorry.
I am speaking from sad experience
Do not Delay and time is of essence.
HBV in particular, if it has caused cirhossis can lead to HCC
BUT even in the worst case scenario you are still fortunate as just one less than I cm spot can be radi frequencied or cut off etc etc - "Bolly " is the expert on this and had a 'nasty' from HBV and lives to tell the tale! Bless her
Consultants are sometimes just a bit too laid back and non alarmist.
Best wishes and hope it's nothing of concern.
Many thanks for the advice, I will get it done to just have a peace of mind, not worrying about it for 3 months! I will keep you posted.