I had a cardiac cath. on 8/29/06 which left me with severe abdominal pain, bloating and nausea. I had a CT of abd. w/oral and iv contrast which showed a right pelvic wall hematoma 9x3 cm, and they incidently found a 2.2x1.6cm hypodense lesion in the central liver that demonstrates mild peripheral nodular enhancement - prob. represents a hemangioma. Also a proximal 1.0 cm hypovascular lesion in the anterolateral periphery of the right lobe - given hypervascularity it may represent a focal nodular hyperplasia. My questions are:
1. My severe GI symptoms started right after catheterization - could the hematoma have caused these symptoms? I have no prior history of GI problems.
2. Do I need to follow up with the other two findings(Hemangioma and FNH)? My cardiologist that ordered the CT doesn't seem to think so.
3.My PCP was concerened when he received a copy of the CT report because I started running a temp. - around 100 - He ordered a f/u CT and it showed a RLQ fluid collection with inflammatory changes and fat stranding in the region. My PCP put me on Augmentin for 10 days. Was he just being cautious or would this be considered an abscess??
I would greatly appreciate your time and response.
[my son was born with a Liver Hemangioma it was the size of a squash ball. It went on its on accord when he was five months old. Any mums who have an unborn child or new born who needs any information, please do not hesitate to contact me. I appreciate it is a very worrying time as the word tumour puts us all in turmoil and brings the worst to mind.. I am happy to share our families experience with you, I will happily share our experience and medical knowledge - but please try and not worry !