Dec 22, 2011 - 7:42 pm
Merry Christmas to everyone, sorry I couldn't bring happier news but I need help.
I'm a 23 year old male from Arkansas.
About 7 weeks ago, I went to the hospital because of a bloated stomach, lower back pain, and difficulty breathing. They did some bloodwork and an Xray, everything came back fine. I got a call a day later saying that I had an abnormal xray and needed a CT scan. CT scan showed a 10cm cyst on my left kidney. Simple cyst, non cancerous the size of a grapefruit. I was referred to a Urologist to discuss it with him. He thought I should watch it for a while to see if it gets any bigger or if my symptoms go away.
Mean while The symptoms had gotten worse. My bloating in my stomach gotten worse, its worse in the middle of the day and is dealable only when I awake in the morning. I've now started passing bright red blood in my stool. I get pain in my neck and head when I sit at the computer for more than a few minutes and now I get dull pains in my back which makes it hard to breathe when lying down.
I went back to the urologist and he told me to take some magnesium citrate to clear out my system. Just made me feel worse for a few days.
I also have a slight lump just under my hip on the left side. I don't remember it prior to the start of the symptoms. The Urologist passed it off as fatty tissue and said if it got bigger they could remove it. It hasn't gotten any bigger although I do sometimes have aches in that leg.
Once I started passing blood I went to the ER where they went over my CT scan again, and all the doctors thought everything looked normal aside from the 4" cyst. I have apt on the 28th to have an colonoscopy done and he is suppose to refer me to another urologist to get my cyst drain. That is, unless he finds something wrong.
Just to recap
1. 24/7 bloating in my stomach, pressure that feels like I've eaten a large meal even when I haven't.
3. Neck and sinus pain which occurs when sitting at the computer. Seems to go away when I move about.
4. Bright red blood in my stool. Feels like a pressure on my prostate area also. No trouble passing urine. But blood in stool and the stool is loose and flatter than usual.
So yeah, I feel like utter hell right now and the doctors can't seem to find out whats wrong with me. I just can't see what else could cause this. Im afraid it could be cancer. But could a huge cyst like that be pushing on my other organs causing issues maybe?
Thanks and Godbless.