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Dark spots on liver were found during ultrasound. What does this mean?

Dark spots on liver were found during ultrasound. What does this mean?

Need to see image: Can't really give a definite answer without seeing the study. A round, solid black spot could be a cyst. You also might have seen blood vessels in cross section. Could be any number of things. What did the report say? You should just ask your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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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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20 week scan showed up baby has 3 dark spots on his liver should I be worried?

20 week scan showed up baby has 3 dark spots on his liver should I be worried?

Impossible: to say..."dark spots" is not very specific. Normal blood vessels show up as black and look circular in cross section, so it may be nothing. However, talk to your doc about the results. ...Read more

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What could cause dark spots on the liver during a cat scan?

What could cause dark spots on the liver during a cat scan?

Tissue density: Basically speaking, the darker the area the lower the density. Air would be the darkest, water less and bone the lightest. In a non contrast CT, bile filled areas such as the ducts gall bladder or cysts may be the darkest. This will change if an IV contrast is added during the examination. There are always variations to this based on different pathologies ...Read more

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What are the most common causes for dime and penny sized dark spots found on the liver during and ultrasound? I did have mildly elevated alt and ast. Feeling good. Normal diet. Holding my weight. Stools look normal. No abdominal pain. Slight fatigue.

What are the most common causes for dime and penny sized dark spots found on the liver during and ultrasound? I did have mildly elevated alt and ast. Feeling good. Normal diet. Holding my weight. Stools look normal. No abdominal pain. Slight fatigue.

Hepatologist: This question is best answered by a hepatologist or gastroenterologist who will review your ultrasound with the radiologist who interpreted the study. After conferring, a differential diagnosis will be arrived at and a decision made,as to whether further studies such as a liver biopsy is indicated. ...Read more

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Why do I have liver spots and dark circles under my eyes even though i'm only 18 years old?

Why do I have liver spots and dark circles under my eyes even though i'm only 18 years old?

Could be normal : And this will depend on your skin color and genetic tendencies. However, it could also be abnormal and associated with oral contraceptive use or excessive sun or other hormonal or skin conditions. I would first meet with a dermatologist to discuss options for treatment. ...Read more

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Ultrasound of abdomen showed 1.2cm dark spot in the right lobe of liver. CT scan done without contrast, inconclusive. Do I need a CT with contrast?

Ultrasound of abdomen showed 1.2cm dark spot in the right lobe of liver. CT scan done without contrast, inconclusive. Do I need a CT with contrast?

It depends: what kind of "dark spot" it is. If it is a benign cyst, nothing more may need to be done. If it is indeterminate, you may need a contrast enhanced ct or mri for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I found 7 dark spots on my lower abdomen just randomly i'm a dark skinned woman and only 19 ?

I found 7 dark spots on my lower abdomen just randomly  i'm a dark skinned woman and only 19 ?

Can't tell: It's almost impossible to diagnose skin rashes based on descriptions. Someone would need to see the spots to know what they are. ...Read more

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I have itching on the sides of my abdomen only and then hyperpigmentation occurs as dark spots in the same area. Why is this happening?

I have itching on the sides of my abdomen only and then hyperpigmentation occurs as dark spots in the same area.  Why is this happening?

Sometimes scratching: itchy spots results in that area becoming hyper pigmented...a persistent stimulation of skin cells. It is called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Other causes could be a fungal problem called tinea versicolor. Acanthosis nigracans is a hyper pigmentation problem but tends to occur in skin folds. Try moisturizing more and possible OTC cortisone cream. If persists, consult a Dermatologist:) ...Read more

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I have dark brown spots on my lower abdomen.. And it has spread to my arm what could it be ? Can you advise me what to do ?!

I have dark brown spots on my lower abdomen.. And it has spread to my arm what could it be ? Can you advise me what to do ?!

Go see a dermatologi: It could be ring worm infection especailly if the brown spots itch. I would advise you to go see your family doctor or a skin specialist(dermatologist). ...Read more

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Mole on my neck is dry and has small dark spots on it. I also have several new small moles that have popped up on my back and abdomen. Is this normal?

Mole on my neck is dry and has small dark spots on it. I also have several new small moles that have popped up on my back and abdomen. Is this normal?

New moles are common: Developing new moles as you age is normal. Moles that have 1) irregular borders, 2) that are growing quickly 3) that have several different colors ought to be looked at. It is best to wear a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, or wear protective clothing in the sun to help prevent the risk of skin cancer. If you have many unusual appearing moles, it is best to establish care with a dermatologist ...Read more

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Red spot on abdomen grew to dark red patch that was sore but now raised, smooth appx 2 inch. Second spot now appeared. Had erisypelas on face last yr?

Assuming it is: The same diagnosis, antibiotics such as penicillin are used to get rid of the infection. In severe cases, antibiotics may need to be given through an IV (intravenous line). People who have repeated episodes of erysipelas may need long-term antibiotics. But see a dermatologist first! ...Read more

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Routine ultrasound of abdomen showed a dark spot with size 1.2cm.My CT scan without contrast is non-conclusive, should I have a CT with contrast?

Routine ultrasound of abdomen showed a dark spot with size 1.2cm.My CT scan without contrast is non-conclusive, should I have a CT with contrast?

Depends: Too many factors involved to comment. Ask the doctor who ordered the studies, or a specialist in the field of whatever organ the dark spot is on. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are liver spots?

What are liver spots?

Skin pigmentation: "liver spots' also called age spots are solar lentigenes, i.E, uv induced skin pigmentation. These are harmless, other than being a cosmetic issue. The spots are not due to liver disease. For more information consult the following website: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/age-spots/ds00912. ...Read more

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Do blacks get liver spots?

Do blacks get liver spots?

Blacks and lentigos: Skin discoloration in african americans can be the result of overexposure to the sun, healing blemishes or healed injury to the skin. This discoloration is brought about when excessive amounts of skin pigmentation, called melanin, is distributed to the affected area. Thus, african americans can get liver spots. ...Read more