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Could trauma cause a liver cyst?

Could trauma cause a liver cyst?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Should I be concerned about an 11cm liver cyst? What causes liver cysts?

Should I be concerned about an 11cm liver cyst? What causes liver cysts?

Maybe: If there's a possibility that it's an echinococcus -- i.e., you were around a dog in sheep-raising country -- then find out whether that might be what it is. Otherwise, forget it. They "just happen". I think they're from a single dumb-luck non-cancer-style mutation in the early embryo. Unless the imaging person is concerned about malignancy, don't give the thing another thought. ...Read more

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What is a parasite infection? And is it bad? Does it cause liver cyst

What is a parasite infection?  And is it bad? Does it cause liver cyst

Parasite: Parasites are organisms that live on or within another host to obtain nutrients, human can be infested with parasites such as worms, ticks etc... Certain parasites can cause cyst in the liver , parasite infestation will make you sick. ...Read more

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If parasites may cause liver cyst, what are the symptoms? Can one of the symptoms be fatigue? Can parasites cause tumor?

If parasites may cause liver cyst, what are the symptoms? Can one of the symptoms be fatigue? Can parasites cause tumor?

Yes, variable, yes, : And rarely. Dog tape worm may cause liver cysts but is very rare in the usa. Liver cysts in general are asymptomatic or cause vague symptoms. See the site below for more info. Parasites are very rare causes of cancer, schistosoma may cause urinary bladder cancer in egypt. http://www.liverfoundation.org/abouttheliver/info/livercysts/. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed complex liver cyst that causes permanent mild pain, what to do?My next dr app in 1 month

Recently diagnosed complex liver cyst that causes permanent mild pain, what to do?My next dr app in 1 month

Depends...: ...On the appearance of the cyst on x-ray and ultrasound, and on how symptomatic it is. Be sure to keep your appts. And notify your doc if pain worsens. ...Read more

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What may be the causes of low ig3 levels in blood?I ve lung problems;chronic gastritis,few liver cyst and ENT issues,does low ig3 give us a diagnosis?

What may be the causes of low ig3 levels in blood?I ve lung problems;chronic gastritis,few liver cyst and ENT issues,does low ig3 give us a diagnosis?

No it doesn't : A non-specific indicator of the amount of antibodies of a certain type that you have circulating in your bloodstream. From your short blurb you seem to be loaded down with plenty of medical issues. Why don't you sit down with your doc and have a discussion on what ails you and what can be done about it. ...Read more

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6.2 CM complex liver cyst , should I be worried?

6.2 CM complex liver cyst , should I be worried?

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. ...Read more

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What is the medication for treating a liver cyst?

It is harmless!: Liver cysts are rarely symptomatic. Since they are benign they rarely require treatment. If it becomes very large and causes symptoms, then surgical intervention may be needed but it must be done with due caution and avoided as long as possible. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more