Posted , 5 users are following.
I've been flipping through this site for a while now, and I'm impressed with the sense of community here. I hope you all may have some insight on some symptoms I've been having.
I have a consistent, burning-type sensation in the upper left quadrant. Sometimes it's directly under my front ribs, and others it feels more off to my side. When I take a deep breath, there's a pinching-sort of sensation under my ribs. It wraps around to my back, but sometimes it is in my lower back, and others it's around my bra-line. I can't really discern if it gets worse with food or not. And, sometimes the pain is lower, to the left of my belly button, and I'm convinced that part feels harder than the rest of my belly.
My amylase and Lipase are within normal range, and an ultrasound came back with no news on the pancreas front, though my ultrasound tech said the test isn't good for finding pancreas problems. MY A01C came back within normal range, but the last rounds of bloodwork showed slightly high glucose at 109. I also had really high triglycerides at 444 in March, but that seems to have leveled out. My Cholesterol is high, too.
What the ultrasound did find is a fatty liver, or "mildly increased echotexture throughout the visualized hepatic parenchyma." There's also a likely hepatic hemangioma on the liver, which Google says is a benign cyst. AND I have a gallstone, but no sludge. My blood work also shows an elevated ALT of 57.
But liver and gallbladder issues generally affect the right side. What is your experience? I'm told to wait it out for two weeks and if things don't improve to come back, at which point I will push for a CT or MRI. Can these issues affect the left side, or should I be worried about my pancreas? Well, I'm already worried about my pancreas, but is it rational to be worried about my pancreas? In March, my doctor thought I may have gastritis and I was prescribed acid reducers. It got better and I quit taking them. Could that also be it? It's not the knock you on the ground-type pain, but it is annoyingly consistent level 2 or 3 pain, sharper when I inhale deeply.
Any insight would be appreciated.
0 likes, 7 replies