Feb 25, 2007 - 4:55 pm
Hello, my mother had UC Stage IC grade 2 last spring, had radical hysterectomy and 25 radiation treatments and 3 internal treatments into early fall. Her recovery was going fine, but recently she's had a lot of GI problems (gas, bloating, diarrhea) and some pain in the liver area.
She went in to the doctors and they did an ultrasound which showed some abnormality on the liver, so they did a CT scan and are awaiting results. They also did a good deal of bloodwork and physical examination of her, all of which came back normal. They think the GI problems may be the result of adhesions, and while they don't yet know what the liver situation is, they said given the preliminary results it is "highly unlikely" that it is any sort of malignancy. Infection has been mentioned as an alternative possibility.
I know everyone is different and each situation is unique, but I'm scared and it's hard to know how to take all the information so far. I guess I'd just like to know if anyone here has had similar symptoms, and if so, what the cause was.
While the doctors sounded pretty confident that this was not something "ominous," they still don't know what it is, and that's what is frightening, since highly unlikely doesn't mean impossible.
Does anyone have any thoughts or experiences that relate to this? Thanks in advance for any responses. It's very helpful to have this board to refer to.
PS: My mother had lymph biopsies done after the surgery (last June) and they were all clear.