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I have an enlarged spleen, low platelets and fatty liver.
This all started in 2007 when I was rushed into hospital with obstructive Jaundice. I had my Gall Bladder/stones removed a month later. A stone was left in the Bile duct and was finally removed 4 months later. Over the years I have had many ERCP's and Gastroscopy's. My health seems to be gradually deteriorating. Every so often I get an infection (flu like symptoms, high temperature, shivering, nausea etc) which is treated with antibiotics. I also have pain in the liver area (front & back), feel sick especially in the morning, have hot spells, burning pain all over the body, pain in spleen, left arm, shoulder and neck, tiredness and fatigue, headaches, swollen stomach, poor concentration, foggy head and a dry cough. Have had a chest x-ray and antibiotics for the cough but nothing was found and the medication did not stop the cough. The cough seems to be coming from right hand side around the Liver area. It feels like biliary colic. My consultant has prescribed Lansoprazole for the cough. I have just had an Endoscopic Ultrasound and the Endoscopists results said there was air in the biliary tree and there are a number of collaterals around the head of the pancreas. The Endoscopist also said 'Does this patient have Cirrhosis'? Does anyone know what this means in simple terms?
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