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Cause Hepatic Hemangioma Rupture
Size, locat., trauma: If it is near the surface of the liver can be traumatized in contact sports, etc; if very large can bleed into itself. ...Read more
My doc called and said I have a hepatic hemangioma today. I take glumetza for pcos and have been taking Clomid (clomiphene) and ovidrel could the meds cause this?
No big deal: Actually, these are mostly random. One person in 100 has them. They're Gorbachev-type birthmarks though in the liver. Don't worry about it at all. ...Read more
Observe if no pain: These are the most common benign growth in the liver. They are generally left alone unless they are causing symptoms(usually pain) and/or larger than 5 cm. Some recommendations are to watch them even at 5 cm if they are causing no symptoms. Removing them surgically is often reserved for serious pain, compression of adjacent organs or uncertain diagnosis. ...Read more
Your symptoms are probably not due to the hemangioma. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor as it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you.
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I was told I have a hepatic hemangioma. I am a 42-year-old woman. Should i be concerned and should I take any precautions to prevent future problems?
Please discuss: Please discuss this with your gastroenterologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Leave it alone?: 1% of folks have a benign hemangioma in the liver. The vast majority of hepatic hemangiomas require no treatment whatever. If you have been offered treatment, ask why. Their malignant counterpart, the one lesion I know for which they could be mistaken, is very rare and I've not heard of anyone surviving it. ...Read more
Alternative to what?:
Do you mean "complementary and alternative", "holistic" rx?
None has shown evidence of effectiveness. ...Read more
On an ultrasound a hepatic hemangioma was found and gallbladder polyps, would ultrasound confirm if benign or cancerous is it accurate?.
Usually none: Unless the hemagioma is huge or a freak, look for some other cause of pain. ...Read more
Doctors have noted a hepatic hemangioma as side notes on 2 separate tests (abdominal ultrasound & cardiac mri). What is this & should I be concerned?
Benign: These are a noncancerous, and common, localized tangle of blood vessels. Not to worry. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Hemangioma is a common benign clump of vessels (benign tumor) often congenital; can be single or multiple; can be superficial or deep, large or small. Usually without symptoms-incidental finding on some imaging study; more common in women; may be affected by hormones, bcp, ivf; usually no rx needed; can bleed or pain-rx is surgical or radiologic; not associated w/ca, cirrhosis w/o other causes. ...Read more
Benign disease: The hepatic adenoma is estrogen sensitive and can grow substantially; the hemangioma is a collection of blood vessels which can proliferate under hormonal influence, estrogen, again. Hepatic ct or ultrasound is recommended to assess for growth or remission. Most times, neither cause significant clinical problems. One would have to stop ocs, though. ...Read more
I had a CT scan. It says nonspecific nodular hyperemia along left lateral hepatic segment, questionable flash filled hemangioma. What does this mean?
Benign: Hemangiomas are benign non-cancerous disorders of blood vessels. These are reassuring and should just be followed conservatively by your doctor. ...Read more
No contrast CT showed ill-defined hypodense area on hepatic lobe. Ordered new CT w contrast w liver mass protocol not hemangioma protocol concerning?
Get iv contrast CT: There are many reasons to have a liver mass, more often than not, they are benign, but clearly depending on past medical history, It is difficult without contrast to differentiate these lesions, there are various ways to give intravenous contrast. A hemangioma protocol is also known as a triphasic study, allows one to look at three phases of liver perfusion but more complex to do. ...Read more
I am a healthy 32 years old. I have a history of two misscarriages and one premature infant at 32 weeks whodied from complications of congenital hemangioma at the base of skull and ruptured vasa previa. What are the odds of me having a healthy baby?
Don't Give Up!: You should get the advice of 2 specialists: a fertility specialist to check if you have any antibodies, coagulation disorders, hormone problems, fibroids, etc that are complicating your pregnancies. Just in case, you should consider consulting with a geneticist (it would really help if the miscarriages were genetically tested). ...Read more