I was told I have mild ascites, they sent me for a liverscan and the lady doing my scan said my liver looked normal but slightly enlarged, she said she could see nothing wrong, can I take her word or should I not be relieved until I get results from Dr in a week, I have been a heavy drinker, and take lots of pain killers, although not drank heavy so much in last ten years, I even quit for five years ten years ago, and not drank so much in last five years, but I have drank a lot in past, was alcoholic in my twenties. I feel negative because my brother has liver disease, and I know ascites is not good, don't understand, could lady at scan be wrong
Ascites: I was told I have mild ascites... - British Liver Trust
I am suffering with ascities at present. You maybe known as melonhead but at present I have a very enlarged melon shaped abdomen.
I have never drank but do have an enlarged liver. After having a nasty turn and suffering from chest pain I took myself to A&E , they took an x-ray.
It showed looping of my bowel ! I am seeing a liver specialist next month who also deals with Gi problems.
Wait until you get the results from your Gp.......you could be worrying for nothing. I can understand your concern as your brother has liver disease.
I hope its good news when you go back and see your Gp. Big hugs
the lady doing the scan is probably better at evaluating you scan than the doctor, they know their stuff.
I’d wait for the doctor before getting too complacent. Just a thought as with a strong history of past drinking - even if sober for a gap of years - could indicate maybe that time of repair is slowly being ruined to an extent from renewed drinking. Not sure, but that’s what happened me. Mine was badly damaged by alcohol - alcoholic hepatitis diagnosed - and I was told it was a minor miracle I didn’t have cirrhosis as I presented with bad ascites. I then reversed much of the damage only to succumb slowly to stop/start periods of drinking then sobriety on repeat until sadly the cirrhosis diagnosis. Many of us kick ourselves at the stupidity of not heeding the warnings. Hopefully sounds like you’ll be fine but definitely take any warnings should they be given by your doctor very seriously. Best of luck. 🤗🙏
Wait for your doctor.Try to eat healthy, keep carbs at a minimum they also add to liver issues if you consume too much . If you are lucky enough not to have cirrohsis count your blessings and avoid drinking. The liver can repair itself to an extent but if you push it too much you will get scarring .I hope the results are as good as the tech said it looks .
its been over four months now and I still have not found out results from scan, my gp knows nothing about them, I have been told to find out who referred me for the scan and to ask them I am starting to think I do not really wish to know for the time being, I guess I will find out soon enough if the ascites gets worse, I keep putting off contacting them for a while, too much on my mind at the moment
I had to go to hospital I had stomach pains and they told me I have a urine infection, gave me anti biotics, while I was there I asked for ultrasound results, the dr told me the scan had shown up no ascites or liver disease, but I have a slightly enlarged liver, he told me they must have made some mistake, dont know what to think, still quitting drink and taking painkillers x