I undergo an upper and lower GI scope every two years presently due to my Familial Adenomatous Polyposis. My FAP polyp growth is slow enough at this time to not require more frequent screening.
I continue to have a carpeted stomach of fundic gland polyps and recurring duodenal FAP polyps - typically just one or two of them. However, this year I asked my GI specialist one medical question in particular for this year's scopes - can he determine what is causing me to have needle like pain in my intestine, near my ostomy reversal connection site.
My GI specialist was unable to determine any cause for this pain during my lower GI scope and ordered a CT scan for further evaluation. My last CT scan had been in 2017 so he figured another one was due anyway. This CT scan spawned a battery of tests to follow.
My CT Scan this year discovered:
- My enlarged liver grew another 2 cm
- My enlarged pancreas returned to normal size
- My normal sized right ovary doubled in size and now has multiple cysts including one measuring 6.4 cm cyst
- I continue to have sub centimeter cysts on both kidneys
- I now have innumerable gall stones that have also increased in size
- Surgical consult for removal of gall bladder
- Recommendation for liver biopsy
- Pelvic ultrasounds