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U/s liver findings-7mm L lobe nodule.& 2.1x2 cm mixed echogenicity nodule subcapsular portion of the inferior aspect R lobe. Concerning?rest liver ok.

U/s liver findings-7mm L lobe nodule.& 2.1x2 cm mixed echogenicity nodule subcapsular portion of the inferior aspect R lobe. Concerning?rest liver ok.

LIVER LESION EVAL: A Liver Lesion identified on ultrasound needs to be followed closely. You need to have LABS monitered and evaluation for hepatitis. A repeat Ultrasound or potentially Abdominal MRI may be needed. Also Consult with a GI specialist, to ensure that a biopsy is not warranted. ...Read more

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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Ultrasound for liver says liver echogenicity appears somewhat coarsened and inhomogeneous but no focal liver mass is evidnet?

Ultrasound for liver says liver echogenicity appears somewhat coarsened and inhomogeneous but no focal liver mass is evidnet?

Usually fatty : The most common reason for that phrase in your age group is fatty infiltration of the liver. Ask the doctor that ordered the exam, if any further testing is needed. A fatty liver diagnosis may help explain if you had lab tests that revealed abnormal liver function. ...Read more

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My doctor said they found an echogenic mass in my fetus' liver during my 20 week ultrasound. What could this mean?

My doctor said they found an echogenic mass in my fetus' liver during my 20 week ultrasound. What could this mean?

The ultrasound: Report should have provided potential causes for this finding and recommendations (if any needed) for further evaluation. If it didn't then consider a more detailed fetal ultrasound at a center offering level 2 or level 3 studies. These centers have greater expertise in fetal ultrasound and can often answer questions which arise on a screening study. ...Read more

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LIVER ENLARGED & ECHOGENIC CONSISTENT WITH NONSPECIFIC HEPATIC PARENCHYMAL DISEASE SUCH AS STEATOSIS. NO FOCAL MASS IS SEEN. Spleen size 16cm??

LIVER ENLARGED & ECHOGENIC CONSISTENT WITH NONSPECIFIC HEPATIC PARENCHYMAL DISEASE SUCH AS STEATOSIS. NO FOCAL MASS IS SEEN. Spleen size 16cm??

See doctor: The size of the spleen is of note. This enlarges for many reasons. The liver also enlarged is of concern as well. There should be a coordinated laboratory values to help make sense of imaging results. Not a good idea to speculate on cause without more data. Speak to your doctor for more data ...Read more

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My recent US report read Mildy echogenic and coarsened echotexture no focal mass. Does that mean cirrhosis now or just fatty liver? Ultra sound Impression read: Mildly ecohgenicity of the liver may signify fatty infiltration's or early hepatic parenchymal

My recent US report read Mildy echogenic and coarsened echotexture no focal mass. Does that mean cirrhosis now or just fatty liver? Ultra sound Impression read: Mildly ecohgenicity of the liver may signify fatty infiltration's or early hepatic parenchymal

Consult on results: The doctor who ordered the tests needs to explain the results — it's part of the procedure. Get an explanation you can understand and remember — perhaps written info on what to do and expect. Bring someone you trust along to help in case you feel too confused by this. Best! ...Read more

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My radiologist report : liver displays raised parenchymal echogenicity with no mass lesion or dilated ducts. My Blood test : GGT reading is 285 H IU/L?

My radiologist report : liver displays raised parenchymal echogenicity with no mass lesion or dilated ducts. My Blood test : GGT reading is 285 H IU/L?

Good news/bad news: Your liver does not have any tumor or cyst formation; however, GGT elevation suggests irritation/inflammation (alcohol. Hepatitis, infection etc.) Abstain from any/all alcohol and certainly get screen for infectious hepatitis A, B and C. ...Read more

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My us report read Mildy echogenic and coarsened echotexture no focal mass. Recent lfts normal platlets good at 303 albumin 4.9 ast 13 alt 14 ggt 22 ldh 131 fibroscan 5 months earlier was only 5.7 kpa. Does that mean cirrhosis now or fatty liver? My liver

My us report read Mildy echogenic and coarsened echotexture no focal mass. Recent lfts normal platlets good at 303 albumin 4.9 ast 13 alt 14 ggt 22 ldh 131 fibroscan 5 months earlier was only 5.7 kpa. Does that mean cirrhosis now or fatty liver? My liver

Very complex questio: I would suggest that you use HealthTap Prime to set up regular visits with a knowledgeable doctor to get better guidance. 1st, the US cannot diagnose early cirrhosis. 2nd, your fibroscan results 5 mo ago were normal (in 90-95% of people), ie less than 7 kPa. 3rd, your AST to platelet ratio index (APRI) is prob less than 1, depending on the reference range in lab report. All 3 argue against cirrhos ...Read more

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Are all liver mass cancers what is the cause?

Are all liver mass cancers what is the cause?

Unclear Question: If I understand your question correctly, you have a mass in your liver(?). Your concern is if it is Cancer.
Not all liver masses are cancerous but only a proper evaluation by your doctor can find the exact nature of this mass. This requires a physical examination and may require having several tests and X`-Rays and sometimes, a biopsy to find out the exact nature of this mass. ...Read more

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8 months ago I had my GB removed and an u/s showed NO liver mass. Yesterday, I had an u/s which is now showing a small liver mass. What could this be?

8 months ago I had my GB removed and an u/s showed NO liver mass. Yesterday, I had an u/s which is now showing a small liver mass. What could this be?

Need investigation: Of this liver mass, in young people contraceptives can cause liver adenomas, speak to your doctor, may refer you to a specialist for further investigate, possible image guided biopsy. ...Read more

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If I had a liver mass what blood work would be abnormal? Bilirubin was normal.

If I had a liver mass what blood work would be abnormal? Bilirubin was normal.

The most common: Liver masses, cysts and benign hemangiomas, generally do not cause any abnormal bloodwork. Liver cancers may cause abnormally elevated alpha fetoprotein(AFP) levels in the blood. Large masses and masses "strategically" located(for example compressing the bile duct) may result in elevated bilirubin or other hepatic function test abnormalities. ...Read more

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Sweet smelling urine and having a liver mass concerning? I am a 24-year-old female. For the last 4 days, I have been on a daniel's fast but my urine has a sweet smell for the last 36 hours. I also have a mass in my liver and am having pain on my right upp

Sweet smelling urine and having a liver mass concerning? I am a 24-year-old female. For the last 4 days, I have been on a daniel's fast but my urine has a sweet smell for the last 36 hours. I also have a mass in my liver and am having pain on my right upp

Hello. : Hello. I just reviewed daniels’ diet in order to answer your question. If one ate a preponderance of fruit, it could raise blood sugar levels significantly. If there is any diabetic predisposition, then it could cause urine to be spilled in the urine. People with uncontrolled diabetes can have sweet smelling urine. It can occur in reaction to medications, metabolism of certain foods. There is also a rare cause called mapple syrup urine disorder which is a neurologic condition that affects infants and children.
The other thing to be aware of, is that your body may be detoxifying as the result of this diet. This can allow the release of stored toxins and free radicals. I don't know why you have a liver mass. Issues involving the gallbladder and bladder can sometimes radiate to the back. I think you would need to talk to your doctor to see if this is concerning or not; because there are lot of different factors in the scenario that you present with. Take care. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned about CT angio indicated liver mass?

Should i be concerned about CT angio indicated liver mass?

Incomplete workup: Assuming this was an unexpected finding in a ct done for another purpose (I would guess to evaluate for pulmonary embolism), the ct technique was not optimal to evaluate for liver lesions.

Given your age, the liver lesion is probably benign, but requires further workup. Please contact your doctor for an imaging plan.

Liver ultrasound could be first, but multiphase ct or MRI may be required. ...Read more

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Can having liver mass and lung nodules mean you have cancer?

Liver mass: No. Lung and liver nodules are common findings on ct scan. Depending on clinical setting no treatment may be indicated other than a follow up ct. In some cases where suspicion is high, a biopsy is needed to rule out or rule in cancer. ...Read more

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Is it a bad sign that they could see a liver mass on CT even without contrast? I have read most are missed when contrast isn't used.

Is it a bad sign that they could see a liver mass on CT even without contrast? I have read most are missed when contrast isn't used.

Yes: This mass can be non-cancerous cyst, or can be cancer that has spread to liver as I see that you have thyroid cancer, I hope it is non-cancerous, god bless you. ...Read more

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2 yrs ago found 2cm liver mass. 3 tiny lungnodules and 3tiny brain lesions. All stable since found. Drs say not related. Is this cancer? Next step?

2 yrs ago found 2cm liver mass. 3 tiny lungnodules and 3tiny brain lesions. All stable since found. Drs say not related. Is this cancer? Next step?

Possibly unrelated: If a lesion of liver found especially in presence of 3 small lung lesions, dx should have been determined by needle bx of liver under sono guidance and if positive then PET/CAT to see any association of liver, lung, brain. If no change after 2 yrs bx might still be indicated because of unusual presentation, but probably benign ...Read more

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5cm solid liver mass seen on us but not on ct. Can a mass this size be missed? Should I ask for a bx?

5cm solid liver mass seen on us but not on ct. Can a mass this size be missed? Should I ask for a bx?

Liver mass...: Did they use IV contrast on ct or was it a noncontrast ct? There are several imaging modalities which can help characterize liver mass before biopsy. Mri, nuclear tc sulfur colloid scan, and pet/ct scan are a few. Each modality can provide unique information about the mass. Discuss all options with your doctor to decide on the next step. ...Read more

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What is a hypodense liver mass? It was found through CT scan and they are doing further testing. Is it serious? Could it be cancerous? Very painful

What is a hypodense liver mass? It was found through CT scan and they are doing further testing. Is it serious? Could it be cancerous? Very painful

Hypodense liver mass: Usually are cysts and generally benign. If you have pain likely not from that lesion unless very large. See local gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Is AFP included on a complete metabolic panel? Or is a separate blood test? Is AFP elevated for liver cancer only or any type of liver mass?

Is AFP included on a complete metabolic panel? Or is a separate blood test? Is AFP elevated for liver cancer only or any type of liver mass?

AFP not on CMP: Hi. No, alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is not on a comprehencive metabolic panel (CMP). AFP can be run on same tube if sample size is adequate, but it is a completely separate test. AFP elevation is NOT specific for liver cancer, and can be seen in other liver diseases and other cancers. Good luck! ...Read more

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No contrast CT showed ill-defined hypodense area on hepatic lobe. Ordered new CT w contrast w liver mass protocol not hemangioma protocol concerning?

No contrast CT showed ill-defined hypodense area on hepatic lobe. Ordered new CT w contrast w liver mass protocol not hemangioma protocol concerning?

Get iv contrast CT: There are many reasons to have a liver mass, more often than not, they are benign, but clearly depending on past medical history, It is difficult without contrast to differentiate these lesions, there are various ways to give intravenous contrast. A hemangioma protocol is also known as a triphasic study, allows one to look at three phases of liver perfusion but more complex to do. ...Read more

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2cm liver mass, tiny lung nodules, tiny brain lesions. Found 2 1/2 yrs ago and still stable. Dr's say unrelated, but No biopsies. Please help. Cancer?

2cm liver mass, tiny lung nodules, tiny brain lesions. Found 2 1/2 yrs ago and still stable. Dr's say unrelated, but No biopsies. Please help. 
Cancer?

Focal nodular: Hyperplasia is a benign liver lesion, and unrelated to lung nodules or brain lesions. Tiny lung nodules in an average risk patient that are stable for 2 1/2 years can be considered benign. No way to opine about the brain lesions without more info, but stability over 2 1/2 years likely also indicates benignity. ...Read more

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What is large mixed echogenic mass?

What is large mixed echogenic mass?

Difficult to say: Sounds like an ultrasound report maybe. It may mean that there is a mass with some solid and some cystic (fluid-filled component). It depends on the modality of the test (ultrasound or ct) and the location as to the diagnostic significance. Please discuss with the doctor who ordered the test and maybe resubmit this question and include more relevant information to get a good answer. ...Read more

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17 68cm liver and i inceased echogenicity what does this mean?

17 68cm liver and i inceased echogenicity what does this mean?

Distinguish diseases: Distinguish fatty liver (steatosis) from fatty liver with abnormal liver tests (steatohepatitis). Best to start with a weight loss diet based on calorie and fat restriction, avoid alcohol, control diabetes & cholesterol (if present). Your doctor will likely want to monitor your labwork, image the liver, & rule out other diseases that can mimick the pattern of liver tests seen with fatty changes. ...Read more

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What is enlarged echogenic liver, fatty; no active cholelystitis?

What is enlarged echogenic liver, fatty; no active cholelystitis?

Liver steatosis: Frequently seen on ultrasound are changes of the liver associated with a fatty diet, too little exercise, or greater alcohol use than recommended. The results are depositions of fat with in the liver which makes it larger than expected as well as changes its look or 'echogenicity' on ultrasound.
Cholecystitis is an acute infection of the gallbladder, also routinely evaluated for on an abd u/s. ...Read more

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What does diffusley increased echogenicity of the liver mean? (it was in an ultra sound reading)

What does diffusley increased echogenicity of the liver mean? (it was in an ultra sound reading)

Explanation: The term "diffusely increased echogenicity of the liver" is most commonly used in the ultrasound report to indicate that there is diffusely increased fat content in the liver, also called "steatosis". That can be due to diet, recent alcohol intake, body habitus, and some rare genetic conditions which result in the liver trapping fat. The best thing to do is to talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Submandibular region demonstrate a mid echogenicity mass 15 mm in length with a central vascular hilum. Meaning? Causes?

Submandibular region demonstrate a mid echogenicity mass 15 mm in length with a central vascular hilum. Meaning? Causes?

Nothing good.: You likely need to have this biopsied, if you smoke or drink see an ENT doctor to make sure you do not have a cancer of the throat. ...Read more

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What is an avascular hypoechoic, complex cystic mass 3.7 x 2.3 x2.9, inferior is increased echogenicity 3.7 x 3.3 x 3.0 cm?

What is an avascular hypoechoic, complex cystic mass 3.7 x 2.3 x2.9, inferior is increased echogenicity 3.7 x 3.3 x 3.0 cm?

Need more info: You are describing an ultrasound finding, but it could mean different thing in different parts of the body. What body part contains the complex cystic mass? ...Read more

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I would like to ask what is" Multiple tiny echogenic nodules scattered within the right liver. There is a complex cystic lesion in segment V?

I would like to ask what is" Multiple tiny echogenic nodules scattered within the right liver. There is a complex cystic lesion in segment V?

Descriptive: This is from results of testing a damaged liver. It is intended for use by the doctor who ordered the test to guide treatment and advise patient regarding decisions. You need to ask that doctor for a consultation. A 2nd opinion of results may make sense too if yoou are not clear. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What is slightly generalized echogenicity of the liver? Measures 14.6cm. No dilatatio no of ducts. No focal hypo or hyperechoic area. No free fluid.

It means: That the liver tissue looks slightly brighter/whiter than normal liver on ultrasound. This is most commonly seen in fatty liver, which I see you list as one of your conditions. ...Read more