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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Focal Nodular Hyperplasia

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Can focal nodular hyperplasia (benign liver tumor) cause pain in the right side under the rib?

Can focal nodular hyperplasia (benign liver tumor) cause pain in the right side under the rib?

Yes: If it is large enough and located in a site that would ordinary produce the pain. It can stretch the liver capsule which is quite sensitive. Gallstone disease is a more common cause of pain here and you'll probably want this ruled out; it tends to be colicky and less related to position. Read more

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What are the symptoms you would get with focal nodular hyperplasia?

What are the symptoms you would get with focal nodular hyperplasia?

Usually asymptomatic: Focal nodular hyperplasia is a common non-malignant (non-cancerous) liver condition. They are often found incidentally on imaging or during surgery. Most studies have shown that people with focal nodular hyperplasia usually do not have symptoms. However, a few studies have shown that people with focal nodular hyperplasia can have abdominal discomfort or pain, or have a palpable (able to feel) mas. Read more

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What are the symptoms of a ruptured focal nodular hyperplasia?

What are the symptoms of a ruptured focal nodular hyperplasia?

Unclear question: What organ? Nodular hyperplasia usually affects prostate gland but those do not rupture. Read more

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7 months ago 2.4x1.6cm mass was found on liver. They think its focal nodular hyperplasia. Today had rescan, it's 2.4x1.8cm. Still FNH or worse??

7 months ago 2.4x1.6cm mass was found on liver. They think its focal nodular hyperplasia. Today had rescan, it's 2.4x1.8cm. Still FNH or worse??

Hasn't changed: The 2 mm difference is within the variability in measurement for today's imaging. The thing is almost certainly not growing. As a pathologist, I'm very familiar with FNH and its mimics. It's a non-problem. If it were serious, it would have grown. Forget about it and be thankful for good health. Read more

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What are focal fibrosis and focal nodular hyperplasia of the liver and why would they both be in my biopsy? And could they have not gone deep enough?

What are focal fibrosis and focal nodular hyperplasia of the liver and why would they both be in my biopsy? And could they have not gone deep enough?

Was biopsy directed?: Liver biopsies are performed for a variety of reasons--pre-treatment, post-transplant, assess progression of disease, evaluate known or suspected lesions. Liver fibrosis is scarring. In what context was the liver biopsy required & what's your diagnosis? Are you consuming alcohol, taking birth control, have known liver pathology or hepatitis, what are your underlying co-morbidities? Read more

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I have focal nodular hyperplasia of the liver, diagnosed 2 years ago. Today I have mild/moderate RUQ pain. Has it possibly ruptured?

I have focal nodular hyperplasia of the liver, diagnosed 2 years ago. Today I have mild/moderate RUQ pain. Has it possibly ruptured?

No: The nodular liver lesions don't rupture. You don't describe the pattern of your pain, or your surgical history, but gallbladder disease is a common cause of RUQ pain. Read more

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I have been diagnosed with Focal Nodular Hyperplasia (10 various sized lesions on my liver). Is it safe to take acetaminophen?

I have been diagnosed with Focal Nodular Hyperplasia (10 various sized lesions on my liver). Is it safe to take acetaminophen?

Yes: FNH is a non-disease and won't interfere with your liver function or place you in extra danger from acetaminophen. They are curious little lesions with centers shaped like stars. Read more

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Does focal nodular hyperplasia happen in a 6 month period? Prev MRI shows nothing on the liver, recent MRI shows 3 lesions on the liver. Past kidney ca

Does focal nodular hyperplasia happen in a 6 month period? Prev MRI shows nothing on the liver, recent MRI shows 3 lesions on the liver. Past kidney ca

Actually it can: Fnh is actually a curious event that begins with something we don't understand in the central blood vessel of the lesion, no matter how big or small. I'd not be surprised. If the radiologist is confident, then i'd urge you to go about your life and not worry about kidney cancer having recurred here. Read more

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I have had kidney cancer in the past. An MRI reported fattyliver, 6 months ago. A recent MRI reported 3 lesions, possible focal nodular hyperplasia. Could it be cancer?

I have had kidney cancer in the past. An MRI reported fattyliver, 6 months ago. A recent MRI reported 3 lesions, possible focal nodular hyperplasia. Could it be cancer?

Unclear: Focal nodular hyperplasia (fnh) is the 2nd most common benign liver tumor after hemangioma. Distinction between fnh and other liver lesions such as hypervascular metastases (given your history) is critical to ensure proper treatment! Mr imaging allows reliable distinction of fnh from other liver lesions in most cases. In addition the availability of prior MRI comparison exam is also very helpful. Read more

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Diagnosed with focal nodular hyperplasia which is a benign tumor of the liver. Is it safe to drink alcohol?

Diagnosed with focal nodular hyperplasia which is a benign tumor of the liver. Is it safe to drink alcohol?

Yes in moderation: This is a benign condition usually caused by use of hormones. So it is reversible and most of your liver is healthy. So occasional drinking should not be of any concern. Excessive use will damage it further. Read more

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A recent ct scan noticed a "benign appearing mass" on my liver that suggests focal nodular hyperplasia. I'm having an MRI to confirm this. Should I be concerned or stop taking my birth control pill?

A recent ct scan noticed a "benign appearing mass" on my liver that suggests focal nodular hyperplasia. I'm having an MRI to confirm this. Should I be concerned or stop taking my birth control pill?

Continue BCP: Benign tumors of the liver are very common and rarely cause any symptoms for problems. Focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) is the second most prevalent tumor of the liver. FNH is usually asymptomatic, rarely grows or bleeds, and does not have malignant potential (i.e. will not turn in to cancer. There is no reason for you to be concerned nor stop taking birth control pills. Read more

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How do you treat nodular regenerative hyperplasia?

How do you treat nodular regenerative hyperplasia?

Find the cause: More often than not, nodular regenerative hyperplasia hides some other liver disease -- maybe even damage from an herbal supplement. If a thorough workup is non-revealing, then the treatment is to manage the problems, especially portal hypertension, perhaps with a shunt. Read more

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Please tell me what can you do to help nodular regenerative hyperplasia?

Find cause: If this is caused by medication or a hematologic disorder such as myelodysplasia, the treatment is that of the underlying cause. It is not something you can address on your own. This review is quite good http://onlinelibrary. Wiley. Com/doi/10.1002/ajh.20024/pdf. Read more

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What does nodular hyperplasia of thyroid mean?

What does nodular hyperplasia of thyroid mean?

Enlargement of an: Area of the gland that grows to degree that it is a distinct swelling. Read more

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What is meant by nodular thickening of the left adrenal gland related to hyperplasia without well defined nodule?

Size and location: The adrenal glands can increase in size due to hyperplasia (usually bilateral) or a tumor (adenoma or carcinoma). However, hyperplasia may give rise to a thickening of the gland by imaging. There is also nodular hyperplasia, which is often related to specific hormone production (cortisol, aldosterone, etc). Not sure if you are symptomatic. Read more

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Biospy of thyroid report "Macrofollicular thyroid parenchyma, suggestive of nodular hyperplasia" What does this means?

Biospy of thyroid report "Macrofollicular thyroid parenchyma, suggestive of nodular hyperplasia" What does this means?

Not cancer: It would be helpful to talk to the pathologist who rendered the diagnosis, however, from the information you provided, you do not have thyroid cancer. Read more

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Chronic non specific cervicitis with squamous hyperplasia, squamous metaplasia + focal ciliated tubal endometrial metaplasia. Cause and treatment?

Chronic non specific cervicitis with squamous hyperplasia, squamous metaplasia + focal ciliated tubal endometrial metaplasia. Cause and treatment?

Consult you GYN MD: This may be a pap report or biopsy and you don't say which. You need to consult your treating GYN MD who performed the test for your answers. Read more