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How serious is: exophytic T2 hyperintense renal lesion, 6cm x 7cm x 5cm? Kidney is 12cm length. US indicates simple cyst. Some discomfort in abdomen.

How serious is: exophytic T2 hyperintense renal lesion, 6cm x 7cm x 5cm? Kidney is 12cm length. US indicates simple cyst. Some discomfort in abdomen.

Not serious: The kidney cyst is a round pouch of smooth, thin-walled tissue usually filled with fluid. Simple cysts are the most common type. They are not the same thing as polycystic kidney disease, which is progressive and can lead to kidney failure The size of these cysts may also increase with age. They usually do not cause symptoms. If found during an ultrasound or CAT scan they are frequently watched. If necessary they can be aspirated and the space filled with a solution that contains alcohol ...Read more

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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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2 reports 1 says 1.2 CM cyst right inferior liver other report says 12 mm in anterior segment of right lobe are these the same cyst/area?

2 reports 1 says 1.2 CM cyst right inferior liver other report says 12 mm in anterior segment of right lobe are these the same cyst/area?

Yes more than likely: 1.2 cm is 12 mm. The right lobe can be broken down into posterior (segments 6 and 7) and anterior (segments 5 and 8) sectors and inferior (segments 5 and 6) and superior (segments 7 and 8) sectors. So by the description of your scans, you have a liver cyst measuring 1.2 cm (about half an inch) in segment 6. Very common finding, usually without symptoms. Get ultrasound once a year. ...Read more

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I ve liver cysts, largest7 mm, do they need monitoring? Can they grow in size? If so what period would you suggest after which second mri needs to be done

I ve liver cysts, largest7 mm, do they need monitoring? Can they grow in size? If so what period would you suggest after which second mri needs to be done

Variable: This can vary from no follow up to imaging every 3-6 months. This depends on the type of lesions you have. Simple cysts can grow but are benign. They are only acted upon (such as unroofing) to drain if large AND causing symptoms but I don't want to assume you have such a cyst. You should see a GI doctor or liver specialist to discuss what follow up is needed ...Read more

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In the last 6 mths I've been told that I've got another cysts on liver. Do they & angiomyolipomas make u put weight on? Thanks

In the last 6 mths I've been told that I've got another cysts on liver. Do they & angiomyolipomas make u put weight on? Thanks

Here are some...: Weight gain is very unlikely related with cysts in the liver, but more related with lifestyle and inherent general health. Noticing cysts in liver is usually an incidental finding while doing imaging studies for other reasons. To lose weight can be accomplished by following instructions in http://formefirst. Com/Weightloss. Html. ...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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Cyst on liver common?

Cyst on liver common?

Liver Cyst: Most of these are not to worry about. Ask you doctor if he agrees and then relax! ...Read more

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Cyst on liver should I be worried?

Cyst on liver should I be worried?

Liver Cyst: Most of these are not to worry about. Ask you doctor if he agrees and then relax! ...Read more

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Are liver cysts something to be worried about?

Are liver cysts something to be worried about?

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

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Can simple kidney or liver cysts go away on their own?

Can simple kidney or liver cysts go away on their own?

Not usually: 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

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Any correlation between high hemoglobin and liver cysts?

Any correlation between high hemoglobin and liver cysts?

Yes: Elevated hemoglobin is not always reflective of bone marrow disorders. Secondary causes of erythrocytosis can include: Poly cystic liver/kidney disease, EPO secreting tumors, obstructive sleep apnea, heart and lung diseases. In order to determine the cause of elevated hemoglobin a serum EPO level should be performed. ...Read more

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What does a gallbladder sludge and cyst in the liver mean?

What does a gallbladder sludge and cyst in the liver mean?

Benign findings: Gallbladder sludge can be seen with rapid weight loss, prolonged fasting, really sick patients with low/absent oral intake or use of tpn. Certain drugs (i.e. Ceftriaxone) can also cause it. The clinical course of sludge varies - often going away if the causative agent is eliminated. Asymptomatic patients require no therapy. If symptomatic or complications arise cholecystectomy may be indicated. ...Read more

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I was wondering are exophytic renal cysts simple or complex?

I was wondering are exophytic renal cysts simple or complex?

Ct: Exophytic cysts can be simple or complex. Ultrasonographer can look for clues- like septations within the cyst, which suggests complex cyst. Most often, ct imaging is done to confirm the nature of the cyst. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a cyst and abcess on the Liver?

What's the difference between a cyst and abcess on the Liver?

Differences: A cyst is an abnormal sac of fluid. Most of the time we don't know what causes them (some are genetic), rarely some are parasite related. An abscess is collection of white blood cells (pus) that is infectious in nature. Most liver cysts can be left alone and never require drainage or surgical removal. Abscesses always require treatment which usually entails antibiotics and drainage. ...Read more

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I have 13mm cyst on left lobe in my liver. Do I have to worry?

I have 13mm cyst on left lobe in my liver. Do I have to worry?

No: Not to worry
Called an "incidental" finding.....something which is NOTED but for which no further diagnostic testing or treatment is necessary!

Hope this is helpful!

Dr Z ...Read more

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How can I have a couple of small liver cysts and kidney cysts at only age 35?

How can I have a couple of small liver cysts and kidney cysts at only age 35?

Okay for most...: Liver cyst occurs in some 5% of general population and usually is inborn benign cyst less than 3 cm, which requires no active care, but a certain degree of clinical assessment with history and follow-up imaging studies like US or CT or MRI as clinically deemed necessary. The information on How to Handle Sickness in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html would help understand what to do now & on ...Read more

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I have a 2.2 CM exophytic rt renal lower pole mildly complex cyst. What to do?

I have a 2.2 CM exophytic rt renal lower pole mildly complex cyst. What to do?

Renal cysts: Are categorized using the bosniak classification scheme. This sounds like a bosniak ii lesion: minimally complex; a few thin (< 1mm) septa, thin ca++; non-enhancing high-attenuation (due to to proteinaceous or hemorrhagic fluid) renal lesions of less than 3 cm are also included in this category; these lesions are generally well marginated.

If so, no followup is needed. ...Read more

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What should I do about a fatty infiltrated liver w/ hypoechoic or complex cyst?

What should I do about a fatty infiltrated liver w/ hypoechoic or complex cyst?

Two things: For the fatty liver, improve diet, avoid alcohol, lose weight and exercise. A complex liver cyst can be of biliary origin and thus precancerous. It should be excised whenever possible. ...Read more

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I am tired all the time. Could the cysts on my liver be the cause of my fatique?

I am tired all the time. Could the cysts on my liver be the cause of my fatique?

Not likely: Liver cysts are very common (up to 7% of population have them). Usually these are discovered "incidentally" while looking for other problems. Simple liver cysts are almost always asymptomatic and would be very unlikely to cause fatigue. Continue to work with your doctor to find an explanation and possible solution to your fatigue. ...Read more

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I have exophytic cyst on my right kidney is it something I should be worried about?

I have exophytic cyst on my right kidney is it something I should be worried about?

As long: As it is a simple cyst, it shouldn't cause any problems or require any treatment. In rare cases, benign cysts grow very large and can cause symptoms simply due to their size, but that is unusual. Kidney cysts are very common. ""Exophytic" simply means it is protruding from the nromal margin of the kidney, it doesn't imply that there is anything worrisome. ...Read more

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Since liver itself does not produce pain sensation. Then how some small liver cysts cause pain?

Since liver itself does not produce pain sensation. Then how some small liver cysts cause pain?

They don't: Small liver cysts that do not stretch the capsule of the liver should not cause pain. Large or multiple cysts can stretch the capsule, which can lead to pain. ...Read more

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What's a gallbladder sludge and how is it treated? I've been diagnosed with a large sludge, and cyst in my liver.

What's a gallbladder sludge and how is it treated? I've been diagnosed with a large sludge, and cyst in my liver.

Sand: I think of sludge at sand in the gallbladder. Not stones but a precursor to stones in the form of a sandy substance. If you have symptoms that could be related to the gallbladder, the gallbladder should be removed. Depending on the size, location, and symptoms, the cyst could also be treated surgically at the same time. ...Read more

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When simple liver cysts are congenital, does that mean you are born with an actual cyst, or cells that have the propensity to form a cyst over time?

When simple liver cysts are congenital, does that mean you are born with an actual cyst, or cells that have the propensity to form a cyst over time?

Liver cysts: Congenital cysts of the liver means that you have a genetic mutation that predisposes you to the development of liver cysts. ...Read more

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I ve few liver cysts, largest 7 to8mm, is there any minor possibility of one or all of them being malignant? And if so, when should I repeat the scan?

I ve few liver cysts, largest 7 to8mm, is there any minor possibility of one or all of them being malignant? And if so, when should I repeat the scan?

If the cysts: Have been thoroughly worked up on imaging and they are definitively simple cysts, there is no malignant potential and follow up is not needed. ...Read more

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Why am I getting cysts in my liver and breasts?

Why am I getting cysts in my liver and breasts?

THe two: Don't have any connection. Both are very common, particularly the breast, and generally benign. Discuss w/your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a liver cyst and it has gone from 17mm to 25mm over the past six years, how big can it get, and will it burst, and then what would happen?

I have a liver cyst and it has gone from 17mm to 25mm over the past six years, how big can it get, and will it burst, and then what would happen?

Liver Cyst: Liver cysts are very common. They are benign. One of the complications is hemorrhage, very rare. It can cause pain if got large. Only need treatment if symptomatic from it. ...Read more

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What are cysts on the liver?

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

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