Hello I am 35 with 5 kids, I have been having this on/off abdominal pains for 4/5 years now and the pain would normally start from underneath my rib cage and spread to my entire mid area and my back ( it feels like child birth labour pains) my previous doctor said I had gastrointestinal issues and would normally be prescribed omeprazole. This year I have had this pain more frequent and it takes ages to get any relieve from omeprazole and doctor advised that I increase the dosage from 2 daily to 4 tabs daily.
I recently moved home and went back to the doctors with the same symptom so he referred me for an ultrasound and the doctor did say I have some gallstones and that he would send a report to my doctor, so I went to my doctor and he said report from the scan did show I have gallstones and the doctor who performed the scan stated in the report that “Changesin the texture of the liver”. I asked him what that meant instead he asked me questions like;
*do I drink? A glass occasionally
*have I been out of the country recently? No I have not been out of the UK for 12 years.
*do I know of anything I might have been exposed to? No
I was scared but he asked me to do blood test and I got a call saying all the test from the blood came back fine but my liver test came back high, I went again back again and he was asking me about my diet which consist mostly of rice, beef, chicken, turkey, sparkling water,salad, veg and a bit of cookies and chocolate here and there. So he took more blood to check for hepatitis (I don’t know anything about all this type of tests) so I am waiting to hear about the result after the new year.
I am really worried, I am a size 12/14, 5”9 and I was on the ketogenic diet for 6 weeks between February and March and I did lost a bit of weight but I have since been off that diet and I would say I am active cos I work as a customer service spending 6 hours on my feet, I have been trying to read up but I can’t seem to figure out what could have caused this change in liver texture and why the result came back high.
**i went on work xmas night out after I had the scan and about 2 weeks before I had the blood test where I had a few glasses of wine like I said I only drink occasionally. Could someone who has an idea tell me what’s going on?
Medicines I have been prescribed in the past for other symptoms include
Cocodamol, nanproxen and omeprazole and I am on the mirena contraceptive.