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Hyper Echoic Cyst On Liver
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
I have tsh (clia)6.32, normal t3, (liothyronine) t4, variable echotexture of liver with hyper and hypoechocic areas, fatty infiltration, right ovarian cyst can you help me?
Get checked soon,,: It would be a good idea to get examined and get some more lab tests like liver function tests to find out more about your issue. Your liver shows changes that may be serious, like cirrhosis, and your thyroid is only normal with a high tsh, and you've got an ovarian cyst. These may be separate issues or part of a syndrome but more information is needed so see your dr. And get checked. Good luck. ...Read more
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
Cysts in either of these organs tend to persist,
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
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
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
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
Not to worry
Called an "incidental" finding.....something which is NOTED but for which no further diagnostic testing or treatment is necessary!
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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
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
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
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
Is finding a lesion on the dome of my liver which is likely to be a cyst concerning? What questions should I ask my gi?
Several: How do we find out what it is and then what do we do with it? ...Read more
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
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
I ve few liver cysts, can cysts be reversed [without surgery] with diet and or any life style changes,? so my liver goes back to be totally normal?
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
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, biggest 7--8 mm, plz advice me, when next scan should be to rule out minor possibility of malignancy or another other issue? Thank
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
Usually unknown: The cause of most liver cysts is unknown. Liver cysts can be start at birth (such as in the rare disorder Polycystic Liver Disease) or can develop at a later time. They usually grow slowly and are not detected until adulthood. In some foreign countries, there is a parasite called echinococcus that can cause liver cysts. ...Read more
Most liver cysts are harmless and do not need to be treated. Liver cysts can be present at birth or can develop at a later time. They usually grow slowly and are not detected until adulthood.
Some cysts are caused by a parasite, echinococcus that is found in sheep in different parts of the world.
Source: http://www. Liverfoundation. Org/abouttheliver/info/livercysts/. ...Read more
Fluid filled sac.: Cysts are fluid filled sacs that can be seen in many organs, such as the liver, kidney and even in bones. True cysts are always benign and should be left alone if they are not causing symptoms. ...Read more
Not usually: Simple liver cysts are the most common type of liver mass and is relatively common. In general, these cysts cause little or no symptoms and are usually left alone. If there are symptoms, or changes in their characteristic on imaging, then a specialist surgeon dealing with the liver, can often remove the cyst. If the cysts are part of a polycystic liver disease, you may need special consideration ...Read more
It could: Referred pain means that one nerve doing a motor function (i.e., moving the diaphragm) can also carry sensation -- and give the false impression it is somewhere else. So, the phrenic nerve could be stimulated by a liver mass and result in referred pain -- to the shoulder, back or chest wall. ...Read more
The Cysts should not: Liver cysts are very common benign lesions. They are nearly always silent and asymptomatic ANC cause no probelms except that they can be confused with other diagnoses. So an ultrasound examination is typically done to make an accurate dignosis if there is any concern about their nature or their significance under certain circumstances. ...Read more
Not affected by food: The term liver cyst usually refers to solitary nonparasitic cysts of the liver, also known as simple cysts. However, several other cystic lesions must be distinguished from true simple cysts, including: multiple cysts arising in the setting of polycystic liver disease, parasitic or hydatid (echinococcal) cysts, cystic tumors, and abscesses. Treatment differs by cause but food does not affect cyst. ...Read more
Liver cyst: Typically those cysts remain, however you should consult with a liver expert. ...Read more
Does cysts in the liver cause major medical problems? Is there a medication to resolve the cysts?
Usually benign: Cysts are usually benign and don't cause any problems. However, sometimes they become so large tha they press on other organs and cause pain. In this situation, they may require treatment (drainage, etc.). There are no mediations which have proven to resolve the cysts. Patients with genetic causes of cysts (polycystic liver) should be followed by a physician. ...Read more
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
It is harmless!: Liver cysts are rarely symptomatic. Since they are benign they rarely require treatment. If it becomes very large and causes symptoms, then surgical intervention may be needed but it must be done with due caution and avoided as long as possible. ...Read more
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
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