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The Blood Type Diet Archives Volume 2

Re: Are liver biopsies safe?

Posted By: Birdie
Date: January-19, 1998 at 06:06:26

If only one MD is telling you that you need one, you need to get a 2nd opinion and maybe a 3rd opinion. What is it they think is wrong and based on what? I had pain in my liver, got an ultrasound, they found two cysts or pockets of debris. It was very strange they thought. They sent me out to get a CT scan. The day I got the CT scan, my liver stopped hurting. It appeared perfectly normal on CT scan! But they found a mass on my right kidney. My kidney, funny enough hurt that day, and was exactly the same pain I had in my liver...it was just like it travelled. I was doing detox, so, I figured it was just a wad of detoxing heavy metals/minerals/toxins that had collected in my liver, caused pain, left, and was then in my kidney. The next day, my kidney didnt hurt, but my lower back did. Then, came the 1st opinion by a urologist that it was cancer in my kidney and my whole kidney had to come out or it could spread in 6 months and I could die in 2 years. I thought he was just trying to get his house paid off. My ND-MD did not think it was cancer - I test 100% healthy and have no markers for cancer nor any in my family history etc etc. She thought it could be a cyst from a parasite. I did a bunch of research and it looked more like a parasite cyst than a cancer, in fact, I was exposed to well known ways of contracting this parasite (dogs that herd sheep). So, it looked much more like that. Today, I went to a cancer institute. They said it doesnt look like cancer or a parasite, but most likely is a simple cyst or benign growth, but they can't tell because the CT scan wasnt good enough, and I'm going for a new ultrasound and possibly a new CT scan. They would not perform a biopsy nor do surgery even if it was a cancer as there are other ways to deal with it. I think my experience of the last two weeks shows that 3 opinions is a wise way to go, and to seek out the best people if there is any conflicts of opinion. I have known people who have had liver biopsy's and I don't think they hurt that much. Your liver area will be sore the next day. Have you been tested for parasites? Birdie

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