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Worried about abnormal ultrasound results

(8 Posts)
Trebeam Sat 02-Jan-16 18:03:01

Hi everyone,
I'm new to the site so I hope I've posted in the right place.

I'll try and give you a bit of background without waffling on too long!

I'm 42 and female and have had HA on and off for years, triggered by a variety of things. It's got worse since I had a baby 19 months ago - it was very traumatic and left me with bladder problems. I also have Gerd and take nexium tablets for this.

The last few months I've been having lots of symptoms such as on/off extreme fatigue- the type where lying down doesn't help and I can barely walk. Also a bit breathless and aching everywhere. I've also had occasional night attacks where I have an awful pain between my shoulder blades that radiates through to my front and lasts for hours- nothing seems to touch it and it's worse when lying down.

Because of the above symptoms my GP sent me for a chest X-Ray and abdominal u/s. Had my X Ray a few weeks ago but had my u/s first thing on 30/12. Sonographer said everything looked OK and my results would be with GP in a week. BUT yesterday at 5pm (31/12) I got a call from doctor's surgery receptionist telling me that the u/s was abnormal and she gave me a phone apt for Monday (4th Jan) at 10am.

Am worried sick now that something bad has shown up. I've barely eaten since she called and am getting myself into a right state.

I keep trying to tell myself that if it was that bad I'd have to see the dr face to face.

I guess I'm just looking for some reassurance because Monday is so far away at the moment.


FarrowAndBallache Sat 02-Jan-16 19:52:21

It is alarming when this happens I know that first hand. You start to think all sorts.

Strangely I had something very similar happen earlier this year. Had scan where the sonographer said all was ok only to get a letter saying I had to go in to see GP.

It was gallstones. It could be something similar with you. Try to keep calm. I know it's hard but worrying will only make you feel worse.

Chocqueen99 Sun 03-Jan-16 00:39:58

Are u overweight at all? Mine came back with a fatty liver & I was the same as you when tgty asked me to go in for more blood tests. Could be loads of common things what arnt series.

Trebeam Sun 03-Jan-16 01:33:08

Hi FarrowAndBallache and Chocqueen99,
Thanks so much for your replies- really appreciate it. FAB, you're right- I am thinking of all sorts of nasty things! I hope it is just something minor- the waiting is killing me.

CQ99, no, not overweight at all. Probably slightly underweight. Hopefully you're right.

Badders123 Mon 04-Jan-16 19:00:23

I would bet good money you have gallstones!!!

hesterton Mon 04-Jan-16 19:03:00

How did the appointment go, Trebeam ?

Trebeam Mon 04-Jan-16 20:42:09

Hi everyone,
Am so relieved! You were right CQ- I have a fatty liver! My dr didn't seem to think this was causing any problems. He said he wasn't in last week, if he was I wouldn't have received a phone call. He was really sorry I had been worried- it was a locum who had asked the receptionist to call me.

It doesn't get to the root of why I went to the dr in the first place but am just so glad that's over and have finally managed to eat more than I have in days!

Thank you all for your reassurance and support. Today has been hard and you have really helped.


Chocqueen99 Tue 05-Jan-16 08:33:07

Oh that is good. No they wernt too bothered about mine just told me to lose weight!
I don't actually think u have to be overweight to have it.

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