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Liver Resection: Is surgery the only option?

Digestive Health | Last Active: Jun 1, 2020 | Replies (14)

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Hello @tearose

I am glad to hear that you have an upcoming appointment at Mayo. I can understand your confusion and concern. You certainly have been getting a lot of mixed messages and that does contribute to doubt and confusion.

If you are comfortable sharing more, what symptoms were you having that led the doctors to do these tests?

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Thanks, Teresa. So…no symptoms of note. After the sepsis in late 2017, I started to follow up with a gastroenterologist to ensure that the liver enzymes came back into normal range. I also had a ver small cyst on my pancreas. It was very small so no action taken except to monitor. I did start having achiness in my upper mid abdomen but I realized that was happening when I ate lots of white rice and noodles, which I eat often because I love them! Since stepping back from those foods, I am not having that achiness anymore. That was the only thing that resembles a symptom; no weight loss, jaundice, or anything else. I do struggle with fatigue from time to time, but I have a grueling schedule and I am anemic. Since starting telework full time, the fatigue is resolved and I have lots of energy. Nothing else. We found this lesion when I went for the MRI to see if the cyst had grown in March 2020. The cyst was fine, but the lesion has popped up. Another concern is that the lesion wasn’t there in December 2017, so it appears to be growing rather fast. It’s about 4cm by 3 cm currently.

Thanks again.

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