My husband was diagnosed with diabetes 8 years ago. Has been on medication since and recently (1 week ago ) switched to a different medication. Is now saying he feels a fluttering sensation on his right side (liver maybe)? He was also diagnosed with Hepatitis C 4yrs ago (stage 3 liver disease). Refuses treatment advised by specialist. He continues to consume too much alcohol on a weekly basis (every weekend). Could it be the new medication for his diabetes, or is his liver crying for help due to the alcohol? Two weeks ago he also mentioned to his doctor about an upper left abdominal pain. He was sent for an ultrasound, and the results were an enlarged spleen. Doctor has recommened an appointment with oncology. Wild guess here...I'm guessing it's all in connection with Hepatitis. Won't know for sure till next weeks appointment.
From the history it seems that your husband is having too much of issues at one time including use of cocaine, Alcohol ingestion , smoking and also conditions like diabetes and hepatitis C.
The discomfort or fluttering he is feeling could be a sign of liver cirrhosis, probably due to long standing alcohol intake as well as hepatitis C. The spleen enlargement is a common finding that is associated with liver cirrhosis.
He will have to make up his mind for treatment and also abusing cocaine and alcohol.
You might consult a psychiatrist for him, so that he can convince him for proper interventions to promote his health.
In addition you need to work closely with his treating doctors for proper treatment.
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