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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Liver Cyst: Most of these are not to worry about. Ask you doctor if he agrees and then relax!
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Please Contact Doc: Given that we do not have any history from you, the medications you are on, the five liver function blood tests or any other sense of the context to y ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends...: It depends. There are several causes of liver cysts, but in general if they are found incidentally on an ultrasound or ct scan and are "simple" cysts ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
You need evaluation: Yes, you are appropriately concerned. When you pursue further evaluation, your doctor will want to know your exposure risks, travel history, etc. Also ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Size number location other conditions? Most are not a big issue.
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A male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
As long: as it is a simple cyst, it shouldn't cause any problems or require any treatment. In rare cases, benign cysts grow very large and can cause symptoms ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Not unless is sympto: You don't have to be scared unless it is symptomatic and causing symptoms of acute appendicitis.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Gould
43 years experience Radiology
Nobody knows: A 1 cm cyst in a 24 yo. Woman is not of concern assuming that it is a simple, non-complicated cyst. Paraovarian means that it is near the ovary. These ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hetal Shah
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Have it rechecked in 3 months, it is complex it needs to be removed, if it is simple then wait.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: If it is a sebaceous cyst, it is not anything to be concerned about, unless it ruptures or gets infected. You should discuss it with your doctor at th ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Maybe 25% of healthy folks have an accessory spleen or even a few of them.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on your symptoms. See your doctor.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
As for other sites: Only if it shows the signs worrisome for malignant melanoma. You can find these at any reliable online source.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Difficult to tell: you should be examined by a physician, as it could be nothing to worry about but it could represent a skin disorder, or clotting disorder.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
23 years experience Radiology
Depends: It depends on the characteristics of the "spots". Were the thyroid lesions described as cysts or nodules. Did they have microcalcification? Liver "spo ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It depends: on the size and characteristics of the cyst, but the vast majority are of no particular concern.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
Nabothian cyst: A Nabothian cyst is a benign cyst of the cervix. These are usually asymptomatic and nothing to worry about.
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Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No need.: If a doctor has determined that your cyst is benign, there is no need to have it removed. Make sure you follow closely with your doctor to monitor for ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
28 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Not really: Usually a benign cyst located on the right side of the heart. Can enlarge and be painful. Usually resected with vats operation.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
19 years experience Pathology
Not yet...: Many ovarian cysts are benign. Ca125 elevation can be seen in many things causing irritation of the mesothelial lining if the abdominal cavity. Ovar ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Depends: Abdominal pain and anemia, if you are over the age of 50 should raise the suspicion of cancer. If you haven't had a recent colonoscopy, this would be ... Read More
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Kim
42 years experience General Surgery
Yes but don't panic: Nodules are commonly felt on routine examination and are most often benign goiters. However, they should be evaluated. Solitary, large hard nodule ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
GYN-observe: Have your GYN exam you regularly with transvaginal ultrasounds.
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