Jan 03, 2012 - 8:34 pm
For a little over two months now, I have had a hard "something" in the right side of my abdomen- right under the bottom of where my scar from my liver resection is. It was bothering me for awhile, but now it doesn't hurt or bother me anymore, physically, that is. My onc felt it and said he thought it probably was scar tissue building up. My liver resection was in May 2008- well over 3-1/2 yrs ago- why would scar tissue just start building up now? I had a CT scan in November and it was there then. I was worried it was a new, large tumor, but nothing showed up or at least was mentioned about it in the scan report. My naturopathic dr felt it and said he didn't think it was scar tissue because it had a pulse when he pressed on it & scar tissue doesn't have any blood vessels to have a pulse! He thought maybe it could even be a blocked bile duct with "stuff" backing up behind it, causing the mass (which is very hard, by the way, not pliable at all). I googled blocked bile duct & I don't seem to have the symptoms for that either, which they described as being nauseated and having yellow skin. I wonder if those mentioned symptoms are just when it's bad but maybe there aren't really any symptoms before it gets to that point?
Upon my request today, my onc's nurse is putting in a referral for me to get an ultrasound to check it out. I had asked my onc before if that could be the bottom part of my liver & he said my liver is deeper than that. I don't have a gallbladder- that was removed during my liver resection. Any thoughts or experience with something like this might be helpful to me...