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Ok, so I have had a lot of problems the past few years. Mostly upper right quadrant pain, which has now spread to the left upper quadrant, I've had numerous tests, ct scans, ultrasounds, blood work, recently a colonoscopy, HIDA,all which are normal, the only thing seen in the CT was enlarged periaortic lymph nodes, which were also seen 2 years ago. My spleen is "Top normal size, 10.3 cm", and my liver is slightly "fatty", i am 28, in otherwise good health, 120 lbs. My question is, I've had the same enlarged nodes for 2 years, haven't significantly increased in size, but enough to warrant a repeat ct in 6 months. Doctors aren't too worried, but I am. I am wondering what your thoughts are? I am not looking for a diagnosis on here, but would like to know if there is another route I should go, something else that they may need to look at?

Thanks!
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by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 12:19 PM
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AlmostFamous
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 12:39 PM
I will def look into this :) thank you. Yes, I feel like I've been guinea pigged around enough.

Quoting Apollos82:

It's a doctor, but one who prefers eastern medicine to western medicine. A really good naturopath with acknowledge the good in both schools of thinking and take advantage of both.



I recommend you see one, especially because western medicine seems to be letting you down right now.




Quoting AlmostFamous:

I'm not even sure what that is? But at this point I'd try anything!





Quoting Apollos82:

Have you thought about seeing a naturopath?
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echupko
by Elizabeth on Apr. 14, 2012 at 12:42 PM
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Everything you are saying sounds EXACTLY like me!!! I had 3 HIDA scans, several CT, colonoscopy, endoscopy, ALL normal!!!!

Quoting AlmostFamous:

I wish, I finally scheduled GB surgery, then they decided to redo the HIDA, since it came back normal the 2nd time they refused to do surgery. :( so now I have all this pain, enlarged abdominal nodes and spleen/liver problems starting to arise, and the docs have no answers.



Quoting echupko:

I went through all of that and they finally removed my gallbladder just as "let's see if this works" surgery. Life has been amazing since!!! No more pain!





I said it was my gallbladder for a year and all the drs said no!! I was so glad I found a dr who agreed to just remove it!!!





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AlmostFamous
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 12:44 PM
They just keep repeating the scans, and I am so tired of complaining about the pain, and them doing nothing. Everything keeps coming out normal aside from the new spleen/liver abnormalities that are popping up, which also point to the GB disjunction. It scares me that my lymph nodes are enlarged, when I look that up all it says is possibly lymphoma, but I don't have symptoms of that. So it goes back to my GB.

Quoting echupko:

Everything you are saying sounds EXACTLY like me!!! I had 3 HIDA scans, several CT, colonoscopy, endoscopy, ALL normal!!!!



Quoting AlmostFamous:

I wish, I finally scheduled GB surgery, then they decided to redo the HIDA, since it came back normal the 2nd time they refused to do surgery. :( so now I have all this pain, enlarged abdominal nodes and spleen/liver problems starting to arise, and the docs have no answers.





Quoting echupko:

I went through all of that and they finally removed my gallbladder just as "let's see if this works" surgery. Life has been amazing since!!! No more pain!







I said it was my gallbladder for a year and all the drs said no!! I was so glad I found a dr who agreed to just remove it!!!







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AlmostFamous
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 1:27 PM
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echupko
by Elizabeth on Apr. 14, 2012 at 1:44 PM
My liver was enlarged too when I was having problems.

Praying you get relief soon! Good luck!


Quoting AlmostFamous:

They just keep repeating the scans, and I am so tired of complaining about the pain, and them doing nothing. Everything keeps coming out normal aside from the new spleen/liver abnormalities that are popping up, which also point to the GB disjunction. It scares me that my lymph nodes are enlarged, when I look that up all it says is possibly lymphoma, but I don't have symptoms of that. So it goes back to my GB.



Quoting echupko:

Everything you are saying sounds EXACTLY like me!!! I had 3 HIDA scans, several CT, colonoscopy, endoscopy, ALL normal!!!!





Quoting AlmostFamous:

I wish, I finally scheduled GB surgery, then they decided to redo the HIDA, since it came back normal the 2nd time they refused to do surgery. :( so now I have all this pain, enlarged abdominal nodes and spleen/liver problems starting to arise, and the docs have no answers.







Quoting echupko:

I went through all of that and they finally removed my gallbladder just as "let's see if this works" surgery. Life has been amazing since!!! No more pain!









I said it was my gallbladder for a year and all the drs said no!! I was so glad I found a dr who agreed to just remove it!!!









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AlmostFamous
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 1:45 PM
Thank you!!

Quoting echupko:

My liver was enlarged too when I was having problems.



Praying you get relief soon! Good luck!




Quoting AlmostFamous:

They just keep repeating the scans, and I am so tired of complaining about the pain, and them doing nothing. Everything keeps coming out normal aside from the new spleen/liver abnormalities that are popping up, which also point to the GB disjunction. It scares me that my lymph nodes are enlarged, when I look that up all it says is possibly lymphoma, but I don't have symptoms of that. So it goes back to my GB.





Quoting echupko:

Everything you are saying sounds EXACTLY like me!!! I had 3 HIDA scans, several CT, colonoscopy, endoscopy, ALL normal!!!!







Quoting AlmostFamous:

I wish, I finally scheduled GB surgery, then they decided to redo the HIDA, since it came back normal the 2nd time they refused to do surgery. :( so now I have all this pain, enlarged abdominal nodes and spleen/liver problems starting to arise, and the docs have no answers.









Quoting echupko:

I went through all of that and they finally removed my gallbladder just as "let's see if this works" surgery. Life has been amazing since!!! No more pain!











I said it was my gallbladder for a year and all the drs said no!! I was so glad I found a dr who agreed to just remove it!!!











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JCTVCBN
by ♥ Marina ♥ on Apr. 14, 2012 at 1:52 PM


Quoting AlmostFamous:

I'm not even sure what that is? But at this point I'd try anything!

Quoting Apollos82:

Have you thought about seeing a naturopath?

Here is some info:

http://naturopathic.org/content.asp?contentid=60

What is a Naturopathic Doctor?

Naturopathic physicians combine the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science. Steeped in traditional healing methods, principles and practices, naturopathic medicine focuses on holistic, proactive prevention and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment. By using protocols that minimize the risk of harm, naturopathic physicians help facilitate the body's inherent ability to restore and maintain optimal health. It is the naturopathic physician's role to identify and remove barriers to good health by helping to create a healing internal and external environment.

Naturopathic physicians work in private practices, hospitals, clinics and community health centers. NDs practice throughout the United States and Canada. Qualified naturopathic physicians undergo rigorous training before they become licensed healthcare practitioners. Visit our Professional Education page to learn about naturopathic education.

NDs treat all medical conditions and can provide both individual and family healthcare. Among the most common ailments they treat are allergies, chronic pain, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, obesity, respiratory conditions, heart disease, fertility problems, menopause, adrenal fatigue, cancer, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. NDs can perform minor surgeries, such as removing cysts or stitching up superficial wounds. However, they do not practice major surgery. NDs are trained to utilize prescription drugs, although the emphasis of naturopathic medicine is the use of natural healing agents.


AlmostFamous
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 1:53 PM
Thank you!

Quoting JCTVCBN:



Quoting AlmostFamous:

I'm not even sure what that is? But at this point I'd try anything!


Quoting Apollos82:

Have you thought about seeing a naturopath?

Here is some info:


http://naturopathic.org/content.asp?contentid=60










What is a Naturopathic Doctor?


Naturopathic physicians combine the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science. Steeped in traditional healing methods, principles and practices, naturopathic medicine focuses on holistic, proactive prevention and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment. By using protocols that minimize the risk of harm, naturopathic physicians help facilitate the body's inherent ability to restore and maintain optimal health. It is the naturopathic physician's role to identify and remove barriers to good health by helping to create a healing internal and external environment.


Naturopathic physicians work in private practices, hospitals, clinics and community health centers. NDs practice throughout the United States and Canada. Qualified naturopathic physicians undergo rigorous training before they become licensed healthcare practitioners. Visit our Professional Education page to learn about naturopathic education.


NDs treat all medical conditions and can provide both individual and family healthcare. Among the most common ailments they treat are allergies, chronic pain, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, obesity, respiratory conditions, heart disease, fertility problems, menopause, adrenal fatigue, cancer, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. NDs can perform minor surgeries, such as removing cysts or stitching up superficial wounds. However, they do not practice major surgery. NDs are trained to utilize prescription drugs, although the emphasis of naturopathic medicine is the use of natural healing agents.



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JCTVCBN
by ♥ Marina ♥ on Apr. 14, 2012 at 2:38 PM

 

You're welcome.  : )

Quoting AlmostFamous:

Thank you!

Quoting JCTVCBN:

 


Quoting AlmostFamous:

I'm not even sure what that is? But at this point I'd try anything!


Quoting Apollos82:

Have you thought about seeing a naturopath?

Here is some info:


http://naturopathic.org/content.asp?contentid=60


 

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