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Cyst On Liver Should I Be Worried
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
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
Liver is mildly enlarged n parenchymal echogenecity is increased. A cyst approx size 45.3 x 40.6mm noted in right lobe of liver. Should I be worried?
Please Contact Doc: Given that we do not have any history from you, the medications you are on, the five liver function blood tests or any other sense of the context to your reason for testing there is nothing here we can comment on. I would ask you to rely upon the doctor who ordered the test to interpret the results and to put this all in perspective for you. ...Read more
It depends...: It depends. There are several causes of liver cysts, but in general if they are found incidentally on an ultrasound or ct scan and are "simple" cysts then there is nothing to be worried about. If they are "complex" cysts or solid then further evaluation may be indicated. If you have infectious symptoms or have been in an area where parasites are prevalent then amebiasis can occur in liver cysts. ...Read more
Liver: left lobe cyst measure 2.1x1.7x2.4 CM kidney: right 11 CM a midpole calculus left kidney 11.6 cm. Should I be worried? Dr says it's ok
Don't worry: Cysts in the liver as long as proven to be just cysts are inconsequential. Your kidneys are fine except for the calculus. Ask for proper diet, and if needed a medicine to help dissolve it and other risks in its formation such as high uric acid or gout. Otherwise things look fine. ...Read more
6.2 CM complex liver cyst which is non vascular, I really worried, I just got the results of ultrasound. Is it bad?
Non-vascular is good: Cysts can occur in many organs. If it is non-vascular, and does not demonstrate an associated mass and has a thin wall, it is probably a benign cyst. Follow up with your doctor, though, to be sure. Since I cannot see your cyst, there could be other associated findings that may be helpful and important. ...Read more
Should I be worried? I went to the hospital and while passing a kidney stone they found a 6.5cm X 5.5cm cyst in my liver. It is multioculated,
Need follow-up: While some of the liver cysts are benign needing mostly tight follow-up, some others need special attention. Either way you will need a gastroenterologist for follow-up and further decision of when would be the best time to get it drained. ...Read more
Can small multiple liver cysts[subcentimeter] seen on CT, be caused by a parasitic infection? [ health not good], and I m worried about such infection
A form of hydatid cyst may present with multiple small cysts in the liver. However, unless you have been tending to sheep and were exposed to dog feces, it is highly unlikely that you have this parasitic infection. You should talk to the doctor who ordered the test and with her/his help consult the radiologist who read the CT.
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I have a cyst in my lower rt pelvic area that my doc says is a gland/hair follicle. My WBC count is 11.1 and my liver enzymes ar raised. I'm worried.
Hard to say: If the "cyst" is really just an skin related issues like an inflammed follicle or inclusion cyst then it's unlikely related to your marginally high white blood cell count and elevated liver function tests. But if that "cyst" in the groin is related to a lymph node then please be sure to review this with your healthcare provider as it is possible they are related. ...Read more
I have cysts and am experiencing stabbing pains in my lower left abdomen and was wondering if I should be worried?
Severe pain = ER: Causes of left lower abdominal pain can include but are not limited to: ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, diverticulitis, endometriosis, inguinal hernia, ovulation pain, intestinal obstruction, crohn’s disease, abscess, ulcerative colitis, seminal vesicle inflammation, cancer, aortic aneurysm, renal infection or stone or injury. Get chronic pain checked especially if associated with stool changes. ...Read more
I have 2 ovarian cysts (one in each, both about 1.2 cm?) and recently I've been really nauseous and in pain in my abdomen. Should I be worried?
Abdominal discomfort: The abdominal discomfort may be unrelated to the ovarian cysts, but if it persists it should be evaluated by a physician. There are many possibilities but the physician will take a thorough history and perform a thorough physical examination, and then order appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
Hard pea sized lump near my rib and another on my abdomen. Doctor not worried but didn't say anything else. Is it a cyst? Only pain in area at times
Hysterectomy 7 yrs ago but they left my left ovary.4.5cm cyst in there now. Dull pain in left breast, abdomen, and back and extreme fatigue. I'm worried?
Schedule follow up: See you Obgyn first to get an opinion about the ovarian cysts. Typically cysts this size can be monitored as they usually will go away. Your obgyn can tell you if this is this type of cyst or not. They can also examine your breast and order testing if needed. Then see your Primary care doctor for a fatigue evaluation ...Read more
I had coronary artery calcium scoring and report came back that I have a 3cm cyst on liver, should I be concerned, my doctor hasn't returned my call?
Cyst: Liver cysts can be benign or not. You really need to discuss with your doctor and if necessary may need to see a G.I. Doctor. ...Read more
Liver cysts: Liver cysts are usually benign and about 15% of the population will be found to have a cyst on exam. A cystic structure on exam can be a hematoma, abscess or parasite, ovwever these are usually asociated with other symptoms. If you have a cyst with no symptoms probably a reasonable thing to do is get an ultrasound and see if its size changes or time. ...Read more
Usually unknown: The cause of most liver cysts is unknown. Liver cysts can be start at birth (such as in the rare disorder Polycystic Liver Disease) or can develop at a later time. They usually grow slowly and are not detected until adulthood. In some foreign countries, there is a parasite called echinococcus that can cause liver cysts. ...Read more
Most liver cysts are harmless and do not need to be treated. Liver cysts can be present at birth or can develop at a later time. They usually grow slowly and are not detected until adulthood.
Some cysts are caused by a parasite, echinococcus that is found in sheep in different parts of the world.
Source: http://www. Liverfoundation. Org/abouttheliver/info/livercysts/. ...Read more
Fluid filled sac.: Cysts are fluid filled sacs that can be seen in many organs, such as the liver, kidney and even in bones. True cysts are always benign and should be left alone if they are not causing symptoms. ...Read more
Not usually: Simple liver cysts are the most common type of liver mass and is relatively common. In general, these cysts cause little or no symptoms and are usually left alone. If there are symptoms, or changes in their characteristic on imaging, then a specialist surgeon dealing with the liver, can often remove the cyst. If the cysts are part of a polycystic liver disease, you may need special consideration ...Read more
It could: Referred pain means that one nerve doing a motor function (i.e., moving the diaphragm) can also carry sensation -- and give the false impression it is somewhere else. So, the phrenic nerve could be stimulated by a liver mass and result in referred pain -- to the shoulder, back or chest wall. ...Read more
The Cysts should not: Liver cysts are very common benign lesions. They are nearly always silent and asymptomatic ANC cause no probelms except that they can be confused with other diagnoses. So an ultrasound examination is typically done to make an accurate dignosis if there is any concern about their nature or their significance under certain circumstances. ...Read more
Not affected by food: The term liver cyst usually refers to solitary nonparasitic cysts of the liver, also known as simple cysts. However, several other cystic lesions must be distinguished from true simple cysts, including: multiple cysts arising in the setting of polycystic liver disease, parasitic or hydatid (echinococcal) cysts, cystic tumors, and abscesses. Treatment differs by cause but food does not affect cyst. ...Read more
Liver cyst: Typically those cysts remain, however you should consult with a liver expert. ...Read more
Does cysts in the liver cause major medical problems? Is there a medication to resolve the cysts?
Usually benign: Cysts are usually benign and don't cause any problems. However, sometimes they become so large tha they press on other organs and cause pain. In this situation, they may require treatment (drainage, etc.). There are no mediations which have proven to resolve the cysts. Patients with genetic causes of cysts (polycystic liver) should be followed by a physician. ...Read more
Cysts in either of these organs tend to persist,
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
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
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