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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
26 years experience Dermatology
It depends: 'liver spot' is an old-fashioned term which refers to sun spots or sun damage on the skin. They have nothing to do with the liver. Sun spots or lenti ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
24 years experience Radiology
Several things: A liver spot could be benign or malignant. See your physician about the official reading from the radiologist.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Lipkis
48 years experience Gastroenterology
Nothing serious: A "spot" of this size is rarely significant especially at your age. I am wondering why the Ultrasound was ordered?
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
47 years experience Radiology
Could be: Might be the gall bladder, hepatic or portal vein. Need to actually see the spot.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
Not possible: To say without seeing the images and knowing history/symptoms. The report should describe abnormal findings and provide a presumptive cause for any ab ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Larson
34 years experience Hepatology
May be nothing ...: This may just be a benign area in the liver. There are several things which can develop - cysts, benign tumors (adenoma, focal nodular hyperplasia). ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It depends: what kind of "dark spot" it is. If it is a benign cyst, nothing more may need to be done. If it is indeterminate, you may need a contrast enhanced c ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Spots: There are a variety of things that can be seen in the liver. Not all of them are metastatic tumors. You can have benign nodules. However, ct is a be ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Wert
Dr. Mark Wert answered
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
CT v US for liver: You stated a ct showed a hepatic hemangioma seven years ago and you had an us showing a "spot" on your liver recently. I will assume you had an order ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle Dietz
21 years experience General Surgery
Not really: The ultrasound used to look at the gallbladder is limited to a small area. It can see the liver and sometimes pancreas or kidney. Seeing the insid ... Read More

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