A 43-year-old member asked:
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can you get liver abscess without having symptoms?

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Dr. Martin BLACK
59 years experience Hepatology
Thanks for asking!: Yes.
Answered on Sep 12, 2013
Dr. Mary Maluccio
26 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes; need followup: Liver abscesses are not normal. Even when asymptomatic or small, followup is necesssary to prove resolution. A source of infection helps us feel confident that we understand the risk factors associated with their development. When symptoms develop, they are usually not subtle and include pain, fevers, nausea, and overall feeling unwell.
Answered on Sep 28, 2013

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