Okay so to cut the long story short, since January I’ve lost 52lbs (I’m a larger woman to begin with but this is obviously a significant drop in weight) and it doesn’t seem to stop falling off me. I honestly believe that I have cancer, but I don’t know where, so my GP sent me for a CT scan of the abdomen, pelvis and thorax as my symptoms are widespread. My main symptoms drastic weight loss, change in stools (yellow/orange colour, floating, diarrhoea), constant nausea, feeling full, fatigue, vague pains on right of abdomen which still feel prominently in the right of my colon rather than higher up, and peripheral neuropathy.. over the past couple of months I’ve developed swollen lymph nodes on the right of my neck including my right supraclavicular lymph node, which I know is not a good sign at all. Before they were visibly enlarged I would often feel burning pain in the lymph nodes in the right of my neck, chest and head. I would get burning from the base of the right of my skull down my neck, shoulder and right arm and nobody believed there was a lymph node issue until they’re now visible. All of my blood liver function tests have always been normal.
The CT scan results are as follows:
Ill-defined heterogenous hypodense area is noted in right hepatic lobe
parenchyma along falciform ligament on series 5 image 19.
Ultrasound/dedicated MRI liver may be considered for further
evaluation. No further focal or diffuse hepatic pathology seen.
Uncomplicated cholelithiasis noted. Intra and extrahepatic biliary
channels are not dilated.
So I was referred for an MRI, but the hospital wanted to do an ultrasound rather than an MRI. I had the ultrasound and these are the results:
US scan of liver Heterogenous lesion seen in right lobe on CT
The liver is normal in size and echogenicity. There is increased
echogenicity noted around the falciform ligament which can be a normal
variant. No focal abnormality seen. The intrahepatic ducts and CBD
are not dilated.
Normal directional flow demonstrated within the portal vein.
The gallbladder is contracted around calculi.
The pancreas is of normal appearance.
The spleen is enlarged and measures 13.3cm.
I see the haematologist on Monday regarding the enlarged right lymph nodes in my neck area and also the enlarged spleen. The gastroenterologist doesn’t want to bother with me and the dr doesn’t want to do an MRI now and I’m highly concerned because I have no idea what on Earth is wrong with me. The right of my brain doesn’t feel right, it’s like the right hand side of my body isn’t the same as the left of my body. I feel really disorientated and the mental state and shoulder and neck pain is worse than the abdominal problems.
Please can someone shed insight, does anyone relate to anything I’ve said? I really need answers and help, I’m really scared. Thank you