I am worried

@winterose (39931)
Canada
February 14, 2013 5:18pm CST
I am very worried right now I just at this very minute got shocking news. First of all everyone who knows me knows that I have diabetes. Then, I had to go for an ultra-sound and they found I have fatty liver disease. But the technician who did the ultra sound says the edges of my liver is irregular. It is just a question at this point but she is wondering if I may have cirrohis of the liver. I don't know how that could be, I don't drink. So I am worried. I will have to go to a gastroenterologist to find out more. I repeat it is just a question right now, but when you first get any news like this it is scary. any thoughts
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24 responses
• United States
14 Feb 13
I do hope you are better. I get alot of information off of webmd on the internet so do alot of doctors, check it out when you can. I also say sometimes it is always good to get two people to talk about this and see if both agree the same. keep in touch I hope all is better . I never heard of fatty liver disease.. but guess all have differant ways of saying what think something is. I would keep checking things out more clearly and tell them quit guessing you need to find out more info.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
14 Feb 13
I have fatty liver disease that is for sure, they are guessing but will not have an answer until I get the new test, that is how medicine works, until the test come in to confirm the presence of a disease it is a medical guess.
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@celticeagle (114511)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Feb 13
I think it is mean for these techs that do the tests to tell us about possibilities that may or may not even be true. Mere questions can cause a patient alot of stress and strain than need not happen if they would keep their mouths shut. Maybe it hasn't been just diabetis that is making you feel so sluggish lately. I will be very interested in hearing what the gastroenterologist has to say. Scary indeed. I wish you the best.
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
15 Feb 13
I think it is very professional of the tech, it has to be checked out, what if I have it and the tech didn't say a word and I die from it? I believe in checking everything out.
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@celticeagle (114511)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Feb 13
I disagree! The tech is there to do the test, not diagnose you. Its the doctors job to diagnose and discuss it with you.
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@kourdapya (926)
• Philippines
15 Feb 13
Avoid getting stressed, I know it's difficult, but stop worrying about it because it could make the condition worse. Pray to God, whatever your religion is just pray, God will listen. Do what you have to do, just eat healthy, and do what the doctor advise you to help you get better. And also seek comfort from your family and friends, and ask them to pray for you as well. I'm sure they'd be glad to help you.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
15 Feb 13
yes I am doing that thank you
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@pinklilly (3446)
• Australia
14 Feb 13
Sorry to hear your news.I've read that a person that has diabetes is twice as likely to to have a liver disease as well. The out of control blood surgar increases your risk for nonalcholic fatty liver disease. Best of Luck with future tests and results. I hope you feel better soon.
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
14 Feb 13
thank you
@BarBaraPrz (17573)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
14 Feb 13
Cirrhosis and diabetes are linked, something to do with how your body processes sugar. I hope you get things looked after and under control.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
14 Feb 13
yes I know every symptom I have and I have many are all linked to diabetes.
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@BarBaraPrz (17573)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
14 Feb 13
It's a rotten disease. My mom had pretty much every complication from it too, but luckily she didn't have to undergo amputation.
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15 Feb 13
i'm pretty sure that diabetes is a condition and not a disease, because my father and sister have type 1 diabetes and you have to consider that it is the fact that insulin production either stops or is not as effective. you have to remember that diseases are usually infectious and the fact is that diabetes can easily be caused during a time of illness when your white blood cells attack the insulin producing cells.
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• United States
15 Mar 13
You have to have positive thoughts. Follow everything the doctor tells you to do.Do the things that you enjoy doing, Carol--- like your writing. this will help you keep your mind occupied. Keep up with your friendsand family. Call them or send them E-Mail messages. I care about you a lot, and I hope everything will not be serious.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
17 Mar 13
of course I do the things I like doing, I never stop writing, today I will be out with my friends all day long.
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• United States
17 Mar 13
Good for you. Keep up with your positive attitude. Much love to you, Harriet.
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@garson (886)
• United States
4 Mar 13
I hope your overcome this. Let there be Divine Intervention on your health. I pray for your healing. May I ask how often do you exercise?
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
4 Mar 13
I don't I am in pain all the time, thank you for your prayers
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@garson (886)
• United States
11 Mar 13
Are you in pain when you try to exercise?
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@KrauseHome (33387)
• United States
16 Feb 13
Personally I have been diagnosed with this one before. It was something that actually was never anything to worry about, and depending on who is doing the Tests there can be a lot of False negatives out there as well. I would think if you are being sent to the right type of doctor who deals with these things, there might be things they can suggest to help this. Many times, it could be just changing some of the things we eat, etc. But hopefully for you, this will be nothing serious.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
16 Feb 13
fatty liver can be reversed, I have the fatty liver, it is the cirrhosis if I have it which I am going to be tested to see, cannot be reversed. It is permanent scarring of the liver.
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@KrauseHome (33387)
• United States
19 Feb 13
Yes, but there are a lot of times, especially now that they try to scare people without first proving it is actually is something to worry about. I would just wait it out and get the test done, and from there. Praying for the best.
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@elisa812 (3033)
• United States
15 Feb 13
I'm so sorry to hear of your scare. We have been having some health scares with my husband recently, and it can be so stressful! I hope everything will come out okay for you. I guess the best thing to do is try to stay as relaxed as possible (not easy, I know!) and lean on God for strength. I will pray for good results for you!
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
16 Feb 13
thank you hon and I wish your husband the best as well.
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@averygirl72 (14122)
• Philippines
15 Feb 13
Stress and worry can aggravate a disease more. As long as you feel fine and strong there is still something you can do. Confirm the disease and the stage as well. Moreover a positive mind can help change the course of your health problems.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
15 Feb 13
of course but the minute you got the news you would be shocked too. It takes time to adjust. I may not even have cirrhosis it is only a question at this stage.
• United States
14 Feb 13
I was freaked out last week over my bad news. I am sure you will handle it better than I did. you don't stress out like me and that is great. I sure hope it is just nothing when all said and done. I missed the appointment with the doctor the other day.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
14 Feb 13
yes I hope so too.
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@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
14 Feb 13
You have to be strong and do not think ahead of anything just go to a doctor and know what is your real sickness and so that he can prescribe medicine. Do not be in panic too and pray real hard. God is good and He hears those who seek and call on Him.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
14 Feb 13
Yes I do pray very hard all the time
@Hatley (159601)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Feb 13
hi winterrose I read someplace but do not know where that some fatty liver conditions can be overturned so lets hope if you are diagnosed with it that the right treatment will reverse it in time. I am also diabetic and I guess that puts us at a greater risk for some types of things. Do not stress it but wait and see what you really have and i do hope it will be reversible and easily treated .let us know please. Pray and just keep calm now.I will also pray for you and hope other myltters will join me too.
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
16 Feb 13
I have been diagnosed with fatty liver that is for sure, the question is do I have cirrhosis as well.
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@Hatley (159601)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Mar 13
hi winterose I am just wondering what you found out about the cirrhosis? hope its alk good news. take care, my prayers are with you.
@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
15 Feb 13
I also have a fatty liver winterose. AT first i don't want to buy the medicines because they are just supplements for the liver to flush out the fats. But my medical student daughter said that i should follow what the doctor because if i don't treat it it might lead to cirrhosis of the liver. That scared me , so i bought the medicines right away, even if they are costly. In your case, don't worry winterose because there are medical ways to treat it if it's on its early stage.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
16 Feb 13
If I have cirrhosis it is definitely in the early stage, thank you
@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
18 Feb 13
I hope it's not that yet, winterose.
• United States
13 Mar 13
Hi carol, I was surprised to see you on Mylot. this is Harriet Steinberg "talking" to you. I hope you do't have cirrohis of the liver. Yes, my daughter is very overweight and seems to have a hard time getting it off. She's 43 years old. She's always tired and therefore does not exercise too much. Good to know that you are on Mylot. Hope to hear some better news from you.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
14 Mar 13
I will be going to the doctor on April 5, make me one of your friends here
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@kprofgames (3024)
• United States
15 Feb 13
Yes it's scary and sorry for such bad news. My mother is in the same boat you are and at our urging has finally went to a nutritionist to get a handle on it. She is in the early stages so this is her first steps at getting everything under control. It isn't easy for her and she struggles with the complete change in her world right now. Yes it is scary, but also there is some good news that it is caught early too. Find the positive in it and go from there. :-)
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
16 Feb 13
thank you
@much2say (35425)
• United States
15 Feb 13
Big hugs to you, winterose. I know news like that is shocking - then all the whys and hows and unknowns come to mind. But like you said, it's just a question right now . . . so keep strong and keep positive thoughts. When things like that happen to me, I tend to go all over the place online to find and read whatever I can just to prepare myself (it actually puts my mind at ease to feed my mind on the possibilities so that I can ask the doctors "better" questions and possibly soak in what the doctor is talking about . . . it's better than waiting and wondering - to me). Sending healthy vibes out your way!!
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
16 Feb 13
I am a professional researcher I have checked out hon, thank you
@nini89 (670)
• India
15 Feb 13
HI Friend ! It will be shocking for every one when they hear about something that is related to once health, but every body has to take the proper medication and for that purpose should consult with the doctor and had to take steps which will is very quick so that the medicine should make cure of the diseases. When you heard about yours u also got scared i think, but that wont work u will have to go for a better treatment and do it fast. Dont worry, be bold everything will be fine. Have a nice day.
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
16 Feb 13
thank you
@Avijit100 (874)
• India
15 Feb 13
Hello, It is indeed very scary to have been told something like that. You have taken the right decision of consulting a Gastroenterologist for further details coz the scary thoughts keeps us biting at the back of our mind. I wish you best of luck and good health for future and that your current fears gets neutralized with a good news from the doctor :)
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
16 Feb 13
thank you
@bunnybon7 (33137)
• Holiday, Florida
15 Feb 13
you poor girl. i know how you feel but think this, ive had digestion problems for many years now. they have said i have extra fat and blood vessels around my liver, they have said i have gall stones, and i did have H-pylori, etc, etc. they have diagnosed me with tons of things and then another doctor would say its something else. i will pray for you and hopeing it will be something less threatening or maybe just a wrong results like mine. try not to worry. thats the main thing.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
15 Feb 13
the tests don;t lie they see what they see on the tests. Yep what you had is fatty liver for sure, I am more concerned about the cirrhosis.