I am a 69 year old woman who has long term acid reflux problems (due to Bisphosphonate treatment for Osteoporosis) who is being investigated at an upper gastroenterology dept. for intermittent severe pain below my ribs on my right side. They have mentioned that in his letter my gp noted that previous tests done elsewhere had shown that I had 3 liver cysts, although he had not told me. The doctor investigating my acid reflux assured me that this was a very common finding. However I cannot find any mention of it on more general websites e.g: Nhs Direct etc. As I was treated apparently successfully for breast cancer in 2003 I'll admit it is causing me some worry. Also a Liver Enzyme test that was taken earlier this year was not satisfactory: 136/ GGT(?) 48. A month later results were all right: Liver Enzyme 64/GGT 26. I hope that makes sense as it was not explained to me. I drink no alcohol, am on a very restricted diet (including very little fat) & weigh only 42.5 kg. (I have never been overweight).
My query is whether cysts can cause such pain (after a ct scan/endoscopy which revealed only mild inflammation in my stomach) the gastroenterology have suggested pain management. I would be happier to get a diagnosis first. Also are these cysts a common problem & nothing to worry about?
Thank you for your attention.