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Offline HeatherJoy11

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Liver and Spleen Enlarged - Freaking
« on: January 15, 2014, 11:30:58 AM »
I had diverticulitis for the 2nd time in November; at that time, the CT scan showed an enlarged spleen ( I have had an enlarged spleen for at least 4 years). I had a follow up CT a month later which showed an enlarged spleen and enlarged liver. My GI doc's nurse called yesterday and said I needed to have a sonogram with doppler to rule out Portal Hypertension.

Well...I googled that and OMG I went out of my ever-loving, Health-Anxiety ridden mind...This was out of nowhere. My HA has been under control for the most part and this just triggered that cold, sickening panic in me. I just sat at home last night, worrying, worrying, worrying. My new husband went and bought me flowers to cheer me up and I wanted to just crawl in bed.

I went and had the sonogram this morning and bawled on the table. The technician told me they looked enlarged but it was not due to portal hypertension. I'm hoping and praying she's right.
As I got dressed and left, she told me that they would have the results to my doc later today and to have a great day and to stop worrying.

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Re: Liver and Spleen Enlarged - Freaking
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2014, 06:46:58 PM »
I don't think the technician would lie to you. Sounds like you're ok, hang in there.
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Re: Liver and Spleen Enlarged - Freaking
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2014, 08:46:15 AM »
Thanks, I hope that it's all ok.
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Re: Liver and Spleen Enlarged - Freaking
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2014, 09:17:41 AM »
Nurse called and I have enlarged spleen and fatty liver, but no portal hypertension. I am thanking GOD right now. I was so scared.
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Re: Liver and Spleen Enlarged - Freaking
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2014, 09:23:45 AM »
I am very happy to hear that you do not have anything seriously wrong.
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