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severe pain below sternum...

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  • Posted By: annkj1975
  • November 8, 2009
  • 03:10 AM

I was 4 months pregnant when I was diagnosed with a 10 cm cyst in my left lower lobe of my liver, i was in severe pain and did not no what to do, I was misdiagnosed as having gallbladder problems originally, but they then found the cyst. Nobody wanted to touch me...they either admitted me to the hosp. for iv pain meds, or simply sent me home from the ER, FINALLY I was sent to have the cyst drained which was intensely painful, but relieved the pressure....for about 24 hours, until it filled back up again. at a little over 18 weeks pregnant I was once again admitted to the hospital and was told by a surgeon that my only choices were having pain meds everyday by iv until the baby was born or have surgery which could kill the baby...but if I didn't have the surgery i risked the cyst rupturing and killing us both. My cyst is a bile cyst, so I opted for the surgery and they told me they would take my gallbladder also, I felt safe that the baby would make it, but was not prepared for the weeks following the surgery, I woke up with a 8 inch incision in my abdomen, a tube down my nose a tube coming out of my stomach...horrible, now they tell me they hooked part of my intestine to my liver to drain it constantly since all my liver blood vessels are within that complex cyst. The doctors who preformed my surgery have never done it before, therefore they have n idea if this is something that will cause me problems down the road or if my intestine can stay hooked to my liver forever, and they also told me it may increase my risk for cancer. i constantly have loose stools that are burning and bright yellow, and have gained weight. Not sure where to turn now, and can't find any info online...and now my surgeon left the hospital. BUT my son is 10 months old and healthy!! Would love to hear anyone elses stories on liver cysts:o

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  • I was 4 months pregnant when I was diagnosed with a 10 cm cyst in my left lower lobe of my liver, i was in severe pain and did not no what to do, I was misdiagnosed as having gallbladder problems originally, but they then found the cyst. Nobody wanted to touch me...they either admitted me to the hosp. for iv pain meds, or simply sent me home from the ER, FINALLY I was sent to have the cyst drained which was intensely painful, but relieved the pressure....for about 24 hours, until it filled back up again. at a little over 18 weeks pregnant I was once again admitted to the hospital and was told by a surgeon that my only choices were having pain meds everyday by iv until the baby was born or have surgery which could kill the baby...but if I didn't have the surgery i risked the cyst rupturing and killing us both. My cyst is a bile cyst, so I opted for the surgery and they told me they would take my gallbladder also, I felt safe that the baby would make it, but was not prepared for the weeks following the surgery, I woke up with a 8 inch incision in my abdomen, a tube down my nose a tube coming out of my stomach...horrible, now they tell me they hooked part of my intestine to my liver to drain it constantly since all my liver blood vessels are within that complex cyst. The doctors who preformed my surgery have never done it before, therefore they have n idea if this is something that will cause me problems down the road or if my intestine can stay hooked to my liver forever, and they also told me it may increase my risk for cancer. i constantly have loose stools that are burning and bright yellow, and have gained weight. Not sure where to turn now, and can't find any info online...and now my surgeon left the hospital. BUT my son is 10 months old and healthy!! Would love to hear anyone elses stories on liver cysts:oI am having the same problem with the pain right now, I see a surgeon Thursday no one knows what it is the CAT Scans show nothing. This diagnosis actually makes sense in my condition, I have had multiple episodes of abdominal trauma from accidents and bad surgeons. I lost 36 lbs in the past yr than all of the sudden this last week gained 10lbs, have a large growth from my sternum to just above my belly button and extreme pain. Ive always had liver problems and yellow watery stools. I will bring this up to my Dr. Thursday and let you know. Thank you for writing about your experience, and Im glad you and your baby are doing well.
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