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Dark Spots On Liver
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
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
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
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
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
I have dark circles and starting to get liver spots on my face i'm only 38 what is wrong with me.?
See derm: See dermatologist . This may be normal for you. ...Read more
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
Will Vitamin A & E supplements (or cod liver oil) help keratosis pilaris? The bumps are barely raised but they cause hundreds of tiny dark spots!
Won't help: I have a couple of physician acquaintances who have this. Nothing works, and they simply don't let it bother them. ...Read more
I have a growing dark spot under the skin surface on my forehead. It's above my nose and is flat. I do have cirrhosis of the liver. ?
See derm: See dermatologist to find out whether this of concern. ...Read more
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?
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