As some might know, I had some symptoms that I was really going crazy about.
After seeing a doctor, I calmed down and today basically I'm pain free.
I see many posts from people who are really worried and I think that this brings two issues:
Firstly, the importance of not giving any time to Dr Google and how psychogenic pain is a reality. A twinge mixed with anxiety makes our bodies go crazy and then we find things to explain symptoms. We move from a catastrophic diagnosis on, an imagined one. This is really negative for us as only a doctor can diagnose liver problems.
Secondly, there might be a slightly ethical point. We are all here to support each other but some vague symptoms (and because of the many functions the liver has) can make one think that they have a serious problem. I think we should think how this might affect people with serious life-altering symptoms. If o had ascites that was really difficult to deal with, I might find that someone claiming they have ascites because they're anxious and a bit bloated is a slight exaggeration.
Never the less, it's fair to seek reassurance and human nature.
I'm sure many people here will agree that jumping to conclusions is negative for oneself and maybe even for other people in the forum.
Just some food for thought and look after yourselves!