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A 28-year-old female asked:

6.2 cm complex liver cyst , what is the treatment for it?

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Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 36 years experience
Excision: Most liver cysts are benign and require no treatment at all. About 1 in 20 people have liver cysts. If they are enlarging or symptomatic (pain, fullness, bleeding) treatment is suggested simple cysts can often be treated by laparoscopic cystotomy complex cysts carry a higher risk of malignancy. Open resection might be needed.

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A 28-year-old female asked:

6.2 CM complex liver cyst , should I be worried?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
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, is this the first time the cyst was identified, or has it enlarged, changed in appearance, or become symptomatic? What liver imaging modality was accomplished? Best of luck with your testing and treatment.
Portugal
A 53-year-old female asked:

I have a liver cyst and it has gone from 17mm to 25mm over the past six years, how big can it get, and will it burst, and then what would happen?

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Dr. Tri Huynh
Dr. Tri Huynh answered
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Liver Cyst: Liver cysts are very common. They are benign. One of the complications is hemorrhage, very rare. It can cause pain if got large. Only need treatment if symptomatic from it.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what is the medication for curing a liver cyst?

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Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
DEPENDS ON CAUSE: Simple liver cyst, no treatment necessary, no medications available. If the cyst is due to an infection then appropriate anti-microbial.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Could trauma cause a liver cyst?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Very rare: Liver cysts are not that uncommom with no known causes. They can grow very large and it is unheard of them to rupture. Among the cysts of the liver, one of the rarest types is that caused by blunt trauma to the liver resulting in hematoma and cyst formation.
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A 35-year-old female asked:

I have a 8.5 x 5.3 CM septated liver cyst should i worry about it?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Probably harmless: How was it discovered? Does it cause you any symptoms/discomfort? You should follow your doctor's advice . If needed, you can consult a hepatologist who will have more experience and better advice than an Internist. Most such cysts remain silent and do not need any intervention till they become symptomatic.

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