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Calcified Nodule Cyst – Ct Scan And Ultrasound + More

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I recently got a CT scan of my Pelvis and Abdomen because I kept feeling a weird sensation on my left side of torso.

 

The feeling is just like a slight pressure more towards the back then the front.

 

I have also had an ultrasound.

 

Everything came back 100 percent normal except that I had constipation. Seemed like there was food all throughout my colon and just not in the lower quadrant like it should be.

 

Other thing that came back was the “Calcified Nodule Cyst”. They said that I had two very tiny ones that where benign and not cancerous.

 

One was in my liver and one is on my left liver lobe.

 

My question is what is this all about? Is this common? They asked if I drunk a lot in the past and I said no because I didn’t. I do have heavy drinks once in a blue moon on special occasions but that is it.

 

Questions:

 

+Can I still drink alcohol or should I stay away from it? Will my cyst increase do to Alcohol?

 

+What should I watch out for having a cyst in my Liver?

 

+I read something online saying that a calcified liver will heal itself and nothing special is required, is this

true?

 

+I have a high IGA and an elevated IGM levels, does this have anything to do with that?

 

P.S.

 

I have a five major complete work up blood tests drawn all from different Doctors saying that I am completely healthy.

 

I am 35 now, is this just a sign of getting old?

 

Other symptoms…

 

Only two symptoms I really have left are the weird sensation that I have on my left face on my upper chick and around my left eye. I watch an extremely large amount of TV and on the computer like 24/7 doing large amounts of school work.

 

I did go to an allergist and got a complete work up done to find out what I am allergic to and found out that I am extremely allergic to grass and ragweed.

 

My primary doctor said that my face sensation is nothing and that I should just take a hot shower and lean over to let my sinuses drain.

 

I read somewhere else that sometimes you could have a dry face and you just need to put lotion on it.

 

My second symptom is just the weird sensation that I feel around my left side torso. Feels like there is a slight pressure their mainly when I sit down for long periods of time.

 

Note:

 

Both of these symptoms have absolutely no pain. Nothing else has occurred and I have gotten completely better from everything else. I sleep absolutely great, I feel great, and I am happy. I would just like to finish up with these last few symptoms and move on with my life.

 

P.S.

 

I did do a stool test 3 times which I did not obey the eating requirement all too well I think. But they did come back positive for “Fecal Occult Blood Test”, all three. But my Primary Doctor again said that was due to my bloating and they are not really reliable.

 

Basically at the end of the day I am just trying to figure out if I have IBS. I just want to know so I can move on with my life.

 

My dad has celiac and I have been tested 3 ways to Sunday saying I do not have Celiac. He has always had all kinds of abdominal pain and that is where I think I get this from.

 

Medication:

 

I was told by my Doctor to take Metamucil and Probiotics which I have started and man let me tell you I feel much better on this stuff. I wish I knew why but I just do I guess. I have great bowl movements and no lower intestine pain right before going to the bathroom.

 

Here is my blood work:

 

Blood Work – 01

 

Comp. Metabolic Panel (14)

Glucose, Serum 84 mg/dL 65 − 99 01

BUN 18 mg/dL 6 − 20 01

Creatinine, Serum 0.97 mg/dL 0.76 − 1.27 01

eGFR If NonAfricn Am 102 mL/min/1.73 >59

eGFR If Africn Am 118 mL/min/1.73 >59

BUN/Creatinine Ratio 19 8 − 19

Sodium, Serum 142 mmol/L 134 − 144 01

Potassium, Serum 4.2 mmol/L 3.5 − 5.2 01

Chloride, Serum 104 mmol/L 97 − 108 01

Carbon Dioxide, Total 22 mmol/L 19 − 28 01

Calcium, Serum 9.4 mg/dL 8.7 − 10.2 01

Protein, Total, Serum 7.9 g/dL 6.0 − 8.5 01

Albumin, Serum 4.6 g/dL 3.5 − 5.5 01

Globulin, Total 3.3 g/dL 1.5 − 4.5

A/G Ratio 1.4 1.1 − 2.5

Bilirubin, Total 0.6 mg/dL 0.0 − 1.2 01

Alkaline Phosphatase, S 86 IU/L 39 − 117 01

AST (SGOT) 23 IU/L 0 − 40 01

ALT (SGPT) 27 IU/L 0 − 44 01

SPACE

Rheumatoid Arthritis Factor

RA Latex Turbid. 7.2 IU/mL 0.0 − 13.9 01

SPACE

CCP Antibodies IgG/IgA 12 units 0 − 19 02

Negative <20

Weak positive 20 − 39

Moderate positive 40 − 59

Strong positive >59

 

ANA w/Reflex

ANA Direct Negative Negative 01

SPACE

Uric Acid, Serum

Uric Acid, Serum 5.9 mg/dL 3.7 − 8.6 01

Please Note: 01

Therapeutic target for gout patients: <6.0

SPACE

10 mm/hr 0 − 15 01

 

Blood Work – 02

 

Celiac Disease II

Endomysial Antibody IgA Negative Negative 01

t−Transglutaminase (tTG) IgA <2 U/mL 0 − 3 01

Negative 0 − 3

Weak Positive 4 − 10

Positive >10

Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) has been identified

as the endomysial antigen. Studies have demonstr−

ated that endomysial IgA antibodies have over 99%

specificity for gluten sensitive enteropathy.

t−Transglutaminase (tTG) IgG <2 U/mL 0 − 5 01

Negative 0 − 5

Weak Positive 6 − 9

Positive >9

Immunoglobulin A, Qn, Serum 710 High mg/dL 91 − 414 01

SPACE

TSH+Free T4

TSH 2.440 uIU/mL 0.450 − 4.500 01

T4,Free(Direct) 1.31 ng/dL 0.82 − 1.77 01

SPACE

Comp. Metabolic Panel (14)

Glucose, Serum 93 mg/dL 65 − 99 01

BUN 15 mg/dL 6 − 20 01

Creatinine, Serum 1.04 mg/dL 0.76 − 1.27 01

eGFR If NonAfricn Am 94 mL/min/1.73 >59

eGFR If Africn Am 109 mL/min/1.73 >59

BUN/Creatinine Ratio 14 8 − 19

Sodium, Serum 141 mmol/L 134 − 144 01

Potassium, Serum 4.3 mmol/L 3.5 − 5.2 01

Chloride, Serum 102 mmol/L 97 − 108 01

59935 084−560−1311−0 Seq # 3523

 

Carbon Dioxide, Total 26 mmol/L 19 − 28 01

Calcium, Serum 9.9 mg/dL 8.7 − 10.2 01

Protein, Total, Serum 7.5 g/dL 6.0 − 8.5 01

Albumin, Serum 4.2 g/dL 3.5 − 5.5 01

Globulin, Total 3.3 g/dL 1.5 − 4.5

A/G Ratio 1.3 1.1 − 2.5

Bilirubin, Total 0.7 mg/dL 0.0 − 1.2 01

Alkaline Phosphatase, S 80 IU/L 39 − 117 01

AST (SGOT) 20 IU/L 0 − 40 01

ALT (SGPT) 23 IU/L 0 − 44 01

SPACE

CBC, Platelet, No Differential

WBC 4.9 x10E3/uL 3.4 − 10.8 01

RBC 4.87 x10E6/uL 4.14 − 5.80 01

Hemoglobin 15.4 g/dL 12.6 − 17.7 01

Hematocrit 46.6 % 37.5 − 51.0 01

MCV 96 fL 79 − 97 01

MCH 31.6 pg 26.6 − 33.0 01

MCHC 33.0 g/dL 31.5 − 35.7 01

RDW 13.2 % 12.3 − 15.4 01

Platelets 229 x10E3/uL 155 − 379 01

SPACE

Testosterone, Free+Total LC/MS

Testosterone, Total, LC/MS 442.3 ng/dL 348.0 − 1197.0 02

Free Testosterone(Direct) 9.5 pg/mL 8.7 − 25.1 02

SPACE

Luteinizing Hormone(LH), S

LH 3.2 mIU/mL 1.7 − 8.6 01

SPACE

FSH, Serum

FSH 2.3 mIU/mL 1.5 − 12.4 01

SPACE

Prolactin 11.9 ng/mL 4.0 − 15.2 01

SPACE

Vitamin B12 603 pg/mL 211 − 946 01

 

Blood Work – 03

 

Protein Elec + Interp, Serum

Protein, Total, Serum 8.0 g/dL 6.0 − 8.5 01

Albumin 4.1 g/dL 3.2 − 5.6 01

Alpha−1−Globulin 0.2 g/dL 0.1 − 0.4 01

Alpha−2−Globulin 0.6 g/dL 0.4 − 1.2 01

Beta Globulin 1.4 High g/dL 0.6 − 1.3 01

Gamma Globulin 1.6 g/dL 0.5 − 1.6 01

M−Spike Not Observed g/dL Not Observed 01

Globulin, Total 3.9 g/dL 2.0 − 4.5

A/G Ratio 1.1 0.7 − 2.0

Please note: 01

Protein electrophoresis scan will follow via computer, mail, or

courier delivery.

01

The SPE pattern appears essentially unremarkable. Evidence of

P E Interpretation, S

monoclonal protein is not apparent.

SPACE

Immunofixation, Serum

01

An apparent polyclonal gammopathy: IgA and IgM. Kappa and lambda

Immunofixation Result, Serum

typing appear increased.

Immunoglobulin G, Qn, Serum 1396 mg/dL 700 − 1600 01

Immunoglobulin A, Qn, Serum 721 High mg/dL 91 − 414 01

Immunoglobulin M, Qn, Serum 271 High mg/dL 40 − 230 01

SPACE

Rheumatoid Arthritis Factor

RA Latex Turbid. 7.8 IU/mL 0.0 − 13.9 01

SPACE

HLA B 27 Disease Association

HLA−B27 Negative 02

HLA−B*27 Negative

HLA Lab CLIA ID Number 34D0954530

This test was performed using PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction)/SSOP

 

(Sequence Specific Oligonucleotide Probes) technique. SBT (Sequence

Based Typing) and/or SSP (Sequence Specific Primers) may be used as

supplemental methods when necessary. Please contact HLA Customer

Service at 1−800−533−1037 if you have any questions.

Director of HLA Laboratory

Dr George C Maha, PhD

SPACE

ANA w/Reflex

ANA Direct Negative Negative 01

SPACE

15 mm/hr 0 − 15 01

Sedimentation Rate−Westergren

SPACE

C−Reactive Protein, Quant 0.6 mg/L 0.0 − 4.9 01

 

Comment

THE SPE PATTERN APPEARS ESSENTIALLY UNREMARKABLE.EVIDENCE OF MONOCLONAL

PROTEIN IS NOT APPARENT.

 

Final Notes:

I have the other two tests but they say about the same exact thing and are only on paper.

 

So what does everyone think about all this?

 

What should I do?

 

Am I essentially okay? Or do I have a possibly of developing cancer in the future more so then the next person? My family does not have a history of any major diseases that I know of.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You!

 

Best,

Astrongtower

 

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Did the testing three ways from Sunday for Celiac Disease include endoscopy with multiple biopsies of the small intestine?

 

Once the testing was complete -- have you completely removed gluten from your world for three to six months?

 

As for the cancer question -- how the heck would we be able to answer this -- life causes all sorts of cancer.

 

If you want to limit the risk -- eat a balanced whole food diet (nothing processed) and get daily exercise (walking is sufficient).

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I was told by my Doctor to take Metamucil and Probiotics which I have started and man let me tell you I feel much better on this stuff. I wish I knew why but I just do I guess.

 

 

Well, if you feel better on metamucil and probiotics, my guess is you were bound up -plain and simple--and lacking fiber.

 

 I watch an extremely large amount of TV and on the computer like 24/7 doing large amounts of school work.

 

 

to combat constipation and sluggy bowels, stop watching large amounts of TV and exercise more. Drink a lot of water.

 

 

As to the rest of your tests, they look great to me! Good for you.

 

You know, none of us are doctors (well, Jebby is, but she can't possibly give you any medical advice) so asking us medical questions is

pointless. No one here is going to speculate about your liver or the prospects of developing cancer.

 

How can any of us say if you will or not...only God almighty knows that answer.

 

I'd say take your excellent results as a sign that you're in good shape. Stop worrying about so many little things . Go outside and enjoy yourself

and for the love of mike, 35 is hardly old.  :) you're a spring chicken.

 

 I sleep absolutely great, I feel great, and I am happy. I would just like to finish up with these last few symptoms and move on with my life.

 

 

You keep saying, "I just want to know...so I can move on with my life."

Well, you know...."you sleep great, you feel great, you're happy."........so, move on with your life !! 

 

Do you know how many people on this forum--and in the world at large--would be thrilled to be able to say that sentence? 

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Sound like you are healthy. Maybe need a bit of a diet and exercise change - more fiber & more exercise.

these liver questions should be directed to the physician not some random Internet people who know about Celiac disease. :)

Getting occasionally twinges, etc is normal. Don't obsess about it. Go.... Live your life....

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They did not. I was wondering if I should do that but my Father who has Celiac Disease did not even do that. I heard it is not completely necessary.

 

I have not completely removed Gluten. Have been thinking about that. Do you think I could have a gluten sensitivity without having Celiac?

 

Thank you for the advice I will definitely start doing that.

 

 

 

 

Yes I hate vegetables and its very hard for me to eat them so I would agree.

 

I do need to be more active and watch less TV.

 

You are right, I just didn't know if High IGA was a bad thing or meant I had an increase risk or not.

 

You are very right I should appreciate what I have and take that to the bank. Thank you.

 

 

 

I agree. Maybe I am a little depressed too. not sure, but I could change my diet.

 

I have asked my Doctor everything, they say I am all fine. Just wanting some other opinions.

 

I do need to stop obsess, I agree so much!

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UPDATE:

 

Ok I am not sure if this helps or not, but I no longer have the weird feeling in my left torso, that is gone.

 

The only feeling that I have left is the weird sensation right on the left side of my nose and possibly sometimes below my left eye.

 

It comes and go.

 

If I put an eye patch on my left eye I do not feel the sensation. So I am thinking it is eye strain or that it is just pressure from the patch distracting the other sensation.

 

I just went for a walk and I really didn’t feel it. So I think it might only come when I look down at the computer screen or watch TV.

 

I mean how are you suppose to know when you need glasses? I mean I can still read the words but is it just harder for me to do so now?

 

I recently moved a very heavy flat screen and put it on my shoulder/back, have been studying a lot by looking down and on the computer, and have been watching TV until like 4 in the morning sometimes.

 

I think this might be related to my Shoulders or middle back or upper neck but I am not sure. Can a pinched nerve affect facial muscles?

 

PLEASE HELP ME ANY WAY THAT YOU CAN!

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UPDATE:

 

Ok I am not sure if this helps or not, but I no longer have the weird feeling in my left torso, that is gone.

 

The only feeling that I have left is the weird sensation right on the left side of my nose and possibly sometimes below my left eye.

 

It comes and go.

 

If I put an eye patch on my left eye I do not feel the sensation. So I am thinking it is eye strain or that it is just pressure from the patch distracting the other sensation.

 

I just went for a walk and I really didn’t feel it. So I think it might only come when I look down at the computer screen or watch TV.

 

I mean how are you suppose to know when you need glasses? I mean I can still read the words but is it just harder for me to do so now?

 

I recently moved a very heavy flat screen and put it on my shoulder/back, have been studying a lot by looking down and on the computer, and have been watching TV until like 4 in the morning sometimes.

 

I think this might be related to my Shoulders or middle back or upper neck but I am not sure. Can a pinched nerve affect facial muscles?

 

PLEASE HELP ME ANY WAY THAT YOU CAN!

 

 

If it is harder to read - go see an eye doctor for an exam.  

 

Stretch.  If you stay in the same postion for hours, it will cause issues.

 

 

Really - don't over think this.  Its just common sense and not that serious.  Lots of people need glasses & strain their necks, etc.

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If it is harder to read - go see an eye doctor for an exam.  

 

Stretch.  If you stay in the same postion for hours, it will cause issues.

 

 

Really - don't over think this.  Its just common sense and not that serious.  Lots of people need glasses & strain their necks, etc.

 

I also forgot to mention that I think I grind my teeth or clench my jaw a lot and it if finally catching up to me.

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I also forgot to mention that I think I grind my teeth or clench my jaw a lot and it if finally catching up to me.

 

 

Then see a dentist & get one of those nightguards.

 

None of these things are really related to Celiac.  They are just common problems lots of people have.  I am afraid you are making them into something horrible in your head.  Relax.

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Then see a dentist & get one of those nightguards.

 

None of these things are really related to Celiac.  They are just common problems lots of people have.  I am afraid you are making them into something horrible in your head.  Relax.

 

I think you are right.

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