Hi Rose May,
I had a resection in January of 2007 (80% of my liver was removed). My doc told me that the liver can regenerate in as little as 4-6 weeks! Yes, they are very able to see it in the scans.
I have to tell you something funny...I came to visit my friends at work about 4 weeks after surgery. I was still weak, but had to get out of the house before I went crazy. I was sitting in the break room with everyone, and my friend asked me how I was doing, that I looked good, but a little pale. I was sitting at the table, sweating, weak and wishing I was home so I could lay down. I told him "I'm tired! After all, I'm growing a liver here, you know!" He was on the floor laughing. And still mentions it to this day.
The only problem I have had is some ongoing pain in my upper abdomen. Part is probably from the nerves that were cut, some is probably from scar tissue, but doc also mentioned that it's possible that my liver has grown to fill the space that was available, so it may be pressing on some of my organs in a funny way.
But, my lab tests all look good so far, so I try to work with the pain and I don't worry about it too much.
Good luck to you. I am so glad you found us!
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