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Hepatic Adenoma Symptoms
I recently got diagnosed with multiple hepatic adenomas all under 3 cm. Should i be worried about rupture? What are the symptoms of rupture?
Can a hepatic adenoma be misdiagnosed for irritable bowel syndrome? What are the symptoms that may come along with a hepatic adenoma?
Not Necessarily: Small adenomas have a lower cancer and hemorrhage risk. If they become large, such as >5 cm, the cancer and hemorrhage risk increases and most recommend removing them at that time. They are made worse by oral contraceptives so these should not be used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benign disease: The hepatic adenoma is estrogen sensitive and can grow substantially; the hemangioma is a collection of blood vessels which can proliferate under hormonal influence, estrogen, again. Hepatic ct or ultrasound is recommended to assess for growth or remission. Most times, neither cause significant clinical problems. One would have to stop ocs, though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
can I have a copy of this article please. I am doing a review
'false-positive' uptake of fdg in a hepatic adenoma
dr. Sy lee?
Copy of article?: Not much info in question. If you are not subscribed to the journal the article is in you can usually by it -- especially if you are doing a review. If you are at an academic institution, the library usually has an institutional license to allow journal access. ...Read more
My hepatic adenoma was biopsied in 2010. F/u scans show three new lesions. Should i in my new state and doc ask for a new bx? Has grown.
Alcohol: With liver involvement, hopefully never.Get a more detailed answer ›
Separate problems: There is no particular cause for any of these, and certainly no single thing that causes them all. These are separate problems, which I assume were detected by some sort of abdominal imaging, probably a CT scan or MRI. Speak with the doctor who ordered the test and take it from there. ...Read more
In my recent ct results. 1.6cm renal adenoma(in previous ct it was adrenal adenoma)thickening of right adrenal and hepatic steatosis. prognosis?
?Typo: It sounds like there might be a typographical error in the report. An adrenal adenoma(which is benign) does not go away or turn into a renal adenoma. Moreover, a renal adenoma cannot be diagnosed by CT, it would require a biopsy to establish that. Have your doctor review the report for accuracy. ...Read more
Rare to have Emergen: This is often a silent growth, that is why it is found incidentally and is called an incidentaloma. If it makes hormones it may produce execess of hormones that can increase BP. So undiagnosed high BP may be its only manifest effect. But high BP is often also silent. ...Read more
Secreting vs non: This would depend on if the tumor is secreting vs. Non-secreting. If secreting: prolactinoma-infertility and lactation, growth hormone-hypertension, diabetes, acromegaly, acth-excessive cortisol leading to hypertension, weight gain. If non-secreting tumor, there are usually problems from compression of local structures-vision: loss of peripheral vision; hormones: loss of sex hormones. ...Read more
Premalignant: Tubular adenomas can give rise to cancer if left in place, and having had one is a marker that he may get more. This does tend to run in the family. You'd do well to get occasional colonoscopies as health maintenance for yoruself. He should also continue to be checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would more that just height growth be seen if I have poss pituitary adenoma? I have no other sumptoms or phys changes. 2 MRIs showed normal pituitary.
Acromegaly: A pituitary adenoma that secretes excess growth hormone does not cause increase in height in an adult who has already completed growth phase (after the growth plates fuse). Instead, growth hormone causes thickening of the bones, which leads to increases in glove and shoe size, and characteristic coarsening of the facial features. A pituitary adenoma that causes this would be visible on MRI ...Read more
Would doctors remove a 5mm non secreting adenoma on pituitary gland if it is causing symptoms such as anxiety and chronic pain with no relief w meds?
Please forgive me: Your pituitary adenoma isn't the cause of your anxiety or chronic pain. Fixate on it, and you'll never find or address the real causes. Lots of people have these little things. As a young man, I was in a series of difficult living situations that affected how I felt without there being any organic pathology; with a doctor's 20/20 hindsight I recovered thanks to escaping and learning new skills. ...Read more
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