Let me give a brief history of what I have been going through:
1. Laparoscopic gull bladder removal about 15 years ago
2. Loose stools ever since with urges to go immediately after eating. Solid stools at time
3. Starting about 8 months ago I had RUQ pain that felt like what my gallbladder pain was like. Came on after certain foods. Went away after a few days at first
reoccurred about 1 a month or so. Heating pad an motrin seemed to resolve it. Sometimes it would last for a week. No change in bowel habits during this time.
4. Had Ankle surgery March 16h and was immobile for the most part for 2-3 weeks
5. April 6th I had what felt like a bowel obstruction. Sever pain with little passing
6. After that would pass little pmts of pebbles then after about a week I started having looser what would be considered normal stools for most but pretty small for me
7. I believe there was some blood at times but nothing now.
8. Mirolax seemed to help and 2 months after it seems to be doing better?? The cramps only happened twice in the two months
9. Lost 10 lbs since March after the surgery.
Fast forward to yesterday. I have an ultrasound due to the RUQ pain that I though was bile duct spasms dues to the onset with specific foods. Well, I got a call today:
"There were two lesions on your liver that were 2.5cm (1 inch) in size and we believe is may be metastasis and we are scheduling you for a CT guided biopsy."
Due to Covid I have to take a covid test and wait 3 days before I can have the test and this is killing me. The doctor seemed pretty confident that this could not be anything else based on the radiologists reading of the 2D ultrasound...
I am left wondering:
1. Was my GI issue after surgery due to being immobile and should they have lasted this long or did some colon mass just suddenly have an immediate effect and change in my stool of the period of 24 hours.
2. I have 2 2.5cm lesions found incidentally on my liver via 2D ultrasound. No contrast etc. Many are saying it is very common to be benign but doing the internet read does not lead one to the same conclusion
3. I have read that colon cancer the has spread to the liver has a very low life expectancy. Like less than a year with 5yr being about 10%.
5. Last colonoscopy was about 10-15 years ago and was negative as far as I know.
So My story is no where near the same place that some of you are at and I admire each one of you. I am currently stuck with so much vague and possibly coincidental symptoms facing having to wait for 7 days before I find out any results...
My stats are:
5'10" 236 lbs
Not a lot of exercise due to above
Not the best diet and do not eat every meal. Usually once a day
LFT: Direct Billirubin 0.3, ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE 140
Has anyone been diagnosed after a random find from an ultrasound of the liver? Has anyone had these types of findings on ultrasound of the liver and it turn out to be benign?
At the very least thanks for listening!
Yes, I am confused, scared, and just looking for someone who has went through similar to understand better. If it turns out to be positive that means I would be in Stage IV-A at a minimum and that is not looking good for otherwise feeling pretty healthy for my activity level....