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    Liver enlargement

    Not sure if I should post this here or not, but I am hoping that someone could help me out with some information regarding liver enlargment.

    They aren't sure at this point what is causing it. Had all the blood work done, nothing showed up. The mri showed an enlared lvier etc... I dont' understand the report, of course.

    This has me a bit concerned as I'm not sure of the implications of this.

    In december of 01 I had an emergency gal bladder surgery with complications. My liver enlarged and I had pancre****, both of which seemed to have calmed down, the liver enzymes went back to normal. Doc said there was no guarantee that the liver would not enlarge down the road.

    What I don't understand is why? I need cholesteral medication and take Zetia, which is supposed to not effect the liver. Since the cholesterol isn't coming down they had wanted to put me on somethign else, which is why they did the mri, to check the liver's progress since the last enlargement.

    I also have an elarged left thyroid with a tumor in it that is very small but at this point not showing any signs of cancer. Coudl one be related to the other? Is the anemia from the liver enlargment? Lack of appetite from the liver?

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    Re: Liver enlargement

    Ok, now I am feeling so weak all the time. I sure could use soem information if anyone is familiar with liver problems of any sort. Any kind of links or help would be so appreciated.

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    Re: Liver enlargement

    Ugh. I am so sorry you're feeling weak. I don't know much about liver problems.

    Were you on anything else recently? Any other medications?

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    Re: Liver enlargement

    No, meds are all the same, and the blood pressure pill I stop taking when I feel like this, only because the reason for it is heart rate, and I have low pressure to start with.

    Remind me to get into the habit of checking pressure every day.

    I have the oxycodone (pharmacy gave me that instead of oxycontine this time, hmm, wonder if there is a difference between the two?)

    Hydrocodone, altace, the blood pressure pill, generic vallium, only to be taken for breathing attacks and the muscle spasam headaches, so I am very stern with myself on this as doctor stressed the addictiveness of this medication.

    Only ones I take every morning are the altace and on oxy. IF I need the other pain meds through the day I take them, but only as needed as I am so concious of addiction on these things. Maybe too consious as I wait too long sometimes to take the pain meds. :-(

    Right now I am going through all my templates that I have made as I have had my first freelance job offer for a template. I told her I would gather what I had she could look at them all and figure out ifi she wnated one of those or a combo of a couple. Heh, my first offer, I hope I dont' fail at it feeling like rudolphs pop that got crushed!

    btw thanks for yoru resopnse, its greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Liver enlargement

    I just lost my whole post. LOL.

    Oxycontin is, I think, the trade name for oxycodone.

    Is there any way you could see some kind of specialist? Could your regular doctor refer you to one? I know that is another appointment and that is a pain.

    Right now I am going through all my templates that I have made as I have had my first freelance job offer for a template. I told her I would gather what I had she could look at them all and figure out ifi she wnated one of those or a combo of a couple. Heh, my first offer, I hope I dont' fail at it feeling like rudolphs pop that got crushed!
    That sounds great. I could not do that. I get too confused and frustrated with computers. :evil:

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    Re: Liver enlargement

    I do have two speicalists that I have to call, just promised someone I was on the phone with I would call now. so I have to uphold that promise though I dont' feel like it :icon_geek:

    One is a specialist for the liver the other is for the thyorid, one specialist at a time though. Not sure I could handle both of them.

    And since my poor doctor has so much to handle, I think I'll schedule a cardiologist appt instead of depending on him for all that is wrong. There is too much going on with me for just him to handle.

    One of the things of liver enlargment as per a link that Erin sent to me was heart failure. I haven't had an echo study done for a while so it is possible with the weakness etc.. the injection fraction could be low again.

    This year for christmas I want a new body!

  7. #7

    Re: Liver enlargement

    Call!! I hope you will call. I am kind of going through the same thing. Not wanting to call, but needing to.

    I did see that there is a link between heart failure and liver enlargement. The internet can be scary when you're looking up medical information.

    This year for christmas I want a new body!
    Me too.

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    Re: Liver enlargement

    ok I made my appt its on feb 8th. so I did the appt thing, now you do yours

  9. #9

    Re: Liver enlargement

    I'm going to call and at least get on a waiting list.

    I'm glad you called.

    I don't know why it is so hard to do sometimes.

  10. #10

    Re: Liver enlargement

    Congratulations to both of you!

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