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Complex ovarian cyst w/intern. Septations, submuc. Fibroids, nabothian cysts, liver cyst, hernia. All new w/in last 8 weeks. Possible cancer? Type?

Complex ovarian cyst w/intern. Septations, submuc. Fibroids, nabothian cysts, liver cyst, hernia. All new w/in last 8 weeks. Possible cancer? Type?

Slow down a bit...: Ok, you have a lot of issues just recently identified. I'm doubtful you have any cancer. Your biggest concern appears to be the ovarian cyst, which is probably benign, but you need to be evaluated by your gyn. The hernia is an elective process, and the liver cyst is probably congenital. Fibroids and nabothian cyst can also be evaluated by your gyn. Take a breath and make an appointment. Good luck. ...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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ER past 2 days LLQ pain/nausea. CT w/ contrast: 20.5cm liver, small umbilical hernia, diverticulosis NOT -litis. U/S norm uterus, L ovary 15.8mL; R ovary 8.1mL. Normal labs. BP 160/98 HR 121. Sent home w/zofran. Pain/nausea today. What's going on?

ER past 2 days LLQ pain/nausea. CT w/ contrast: 20.5cm liver, small umbilical hernia, diverticulosis NOT -litis. U/S norm uterus, L ovary 15.8mL; R ovary 8.1mL. Normal labs. BP 160/98 HR 121. Sent home w/zofran. Pain/nausea today. What's going on?

Metlemeierz: Needs menstrual history to confirm. Endometriosis under consideration determined by disease course in relation to menstrual cycle. Calls for another follow up visit with primary physician.Bowel habits changes? If so Colonoscopy is in order. If nothing else sought and symptoms are progressing, diagnostic laparoscopy is indicated. ...Read more

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How does cirrhosis of the liver cause an umbilical hernia?

How does cirrhosis of the liver cause an umbilical hernia?

Related: Cirrhosis of liver doesn't cause an umbilical hernia but accumulation of fluid in the abdomen known as ascites due to cirrhosis can place enough pressure on the area of umbilicus where umbilical cord came through in infancy to open up the tissue canal enough that hernia results. Drainage of the ascites fluid can occur sometimes. Best treatment is treat the ascites as surgical repair indicated. ...Read more

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Just had CT scan for my mcrc, lesions in liver, one in lung, hernia containing low density material, diffuse omental disease what is my prognosis?

Just had CT scan for my mcrc, lesions in liver, one in lung, hernia containing low density material, diffuse omental disease what is my prognosis?

Short term: I am sorry to hear of your metastatic colorectal cancer. You have metastatic disease and the ct scan shows omental disease. This would be a good time to get hospice involved. The doctor who ordered the tests will be able to review the findings. Bring a family member to help write down your questions and answers. Again I am sorry to hear about your disease. ...Read more

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I have an umbilical hernia. I recently had a d-dimer done (for a different issue)and it was totally normal. Does this mean I'm clear of liver disease?

I have an umbilical hernia. I recently had a d-dimer done (for a different issue)and it was totally normal. Does this mean I'm clear of liver disease?

Not related: An umbilical hernia is just an out pouching/defect in the abdominal wall. It can be congenital (born with) or acquired - in either case, it is not diagnostically valuable in looking at liver disease. The d-dimer can be used for a couple of different illnesses, but again is not specific or sensitive for liver disease. Sorry but neither finding tell you anything about the status of your liver. ...Read more

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Have umbilical hernia. Worried it could be caused by liver disease. Kidney function is good and d-dimer was normal. No yellowing. Opinions?

Have umbilical hernia. Worried it could be caused by liver disease. Kidney function is good and d-dimer was normal. No yellowing. Opinions?

An umbilical hernia: Is caused by a defect in the connective tissue under the navel. It is usual the result of a congenital defect or weakness and can usually be easily repaired generally not caused by liver disease unless there is severe ascites. ...Read more

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I have been told I have a fatty liver and also an umbilical hernia. I don't see my GI doctor for 2 more weeks but my pain is becoming unbearable.?

I have been told I have a fatty liver and also an umbilical hernia. I don't see my GI doctor for 2 more weeks but my pain is becoming unbearable.?

See your primary: If you're having unbearable pain, see your primary care provider ASAP. If the pain is severe, and due to your hernia, you should see someone today, even if its a trip to an urgent care or ER. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can an abdominal hernia cause another organ to press on the gall bladder or liver and cause a greenish stool?

Can an abdominal hernia cause another organ to press on the gall bladder or liver and cause a greenish stool?

YES: However, greenish colored stool may be due to bile, or infection in the digestive tract and may be related to diet and digested foods. I suggest an examination. ...Read more

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Would I know I had liver disease through other symptoms before ascites set in? Doc listened to lungs, said sounded good but I do have umbilic hernia.

Would I know I had liver disease through other symptoms before ascites set in? Doc listened to lungs, said sounded good but I do have umbilic hernia.

No: One would not expect liver disease in a 21 year old. The major causes of liver disease, not cancerous is from alcoholic cirrhosis and from Hep B or C. Unbilical hernias on the otherhand are common place. Ascites if found would suggest a long standing situation of cirrhosis with end stage liver disease ...Read more

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When a diaphragmatic hernia occurs, some of the abdominal contents, such as liver, intestines, and stomach come into chest. How then does baby breathe when born?

When a diaphragmatic hernia occurs, some of the abdominal contents, such as liver, intestines, and stomach come into chest. How then does baby breathe when born?

Depends: If the infant went through a complete pregnancy before the herniation, initial stabilization & repair can have a great outcome (normal lung development & few lung problems after infancy). If herniation occurred during pregnancy, outcome depends on how bad it impaired lung development. Early recognition at birth with placement of a stomach tube & breathing tube may give baby a chance. ...Read more

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What can swell up in right upper abdomen!? Kindey, gallbladder stones where ruled out, pancreas is normal too no hernia or cyst liver is good too

What can swell up in right upper abdomen!? Kindey, gallbladder stones where ruled out, pancreas is normal too no hernia or cyst liver is good too

RUQ anatomy: Anatomically, the right upper quadrant (RUQ) of the abdomen includes: liver, gallbladder, pancreatic head, bile ducts and ampulla, c-loop of the duodenum, stomach antrum and pylorus, the hepatic flexure of the colon. Don't forget the diaphragm and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing RUQ pain. An exam is appropriate. ...Read more

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Can antibiotic be given to liver cirrohtic patients ' also there is an inguinal hernia, can this patient be operated. Liver cirrhosis is due to alcoho?

Can antibiotic be given to liver cirrohtic patients ' also there is an inguinal hernia, can this patient be operated. Liver cirrhosis is due to alcoho?

Yes, and yes: Antibiotics can be given to, and inguinal hernias can be repaired in patients with hepatic cirrhosis. If there is accumulation of fluid in the abdomen known as aspires, this should be controlled with diuretics before surgical procedures. ...Read more

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Expain small cysts on kidney i.Ve had CT scan for adominal pain and intestinal problems. I have small hernias and fatty liver. Please advise

Expain small cysts on kidney i.Ve had CT scan for adominal pain and intestinal problems. I have small hernias and fatty liver. Please advise

See long answer: Small cysts of the kidney are usually simple cysts which are a benign occurrence without clinical symptoms. They increase with age, and 50% of people age 50 have them. Check with your dr. To see if they were simple in appearance. ...Read more

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I recently had a CT scan. It said I have an umbilical hernia, wedge on lungs, and enlarged liver. Mother if five. What is this?

I recently had a CT scan. It said I have an umbilical hernia, wedge on lungs, and enlarged liver. Mother if five. What is this?

Need to see it: Need to see the report and images to advise on something like this.

The real question is why the ct was ordered (what were they looking for)?

This is a conversation you should really be having with your doctor that ordered the ct. If you don't have someone to speak with about it, consider finding one and take a copy of the images with you so they can be looked at. ...Read more

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Had numerous abdomen x rays and CT scan also chest scan and x Ray and 2 ultra sound of liver and gallbladder could they have noticed a hiatal hernia?

Had numerous abdomen x rays and CT scan also chest scan and x Ray and 2 ultra sound of liver and gallbladder could they have noticed a hiatal hernia?

Yes, on chest ct: Hiatal hernia should be able to be visualized on a chest ct unless it is very small. It usually wouldn't be visualized on liver/gallbladder ultrasounds. It might be visualized on x rays if it is large enough. ...Read more

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Hernia in the abdomen symptons?

Hernia in the abdomen symptons?

Swelling: Depends on where the hernia is. The common groin inguinal hernia starts as pain, some time after lifting heavy objects (work related) initially small swelling, increases in size progreesivly. Could be pushed back, may get bloating symptoms reaches to a stage with severe pain, no longer able push it in, now incarcerated, requiring emergency surgery., same in belly button & at incision site. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hernia in the abdomen?

What are the causes of hernia in the abdomen?

Many: While the exact cause for a particular person may be unknown, there are many factors that are associated with hernia disease such as collagen disorders which can be genetically determined, previous surgery, infection, trauma, or congenital (born with it). Although relatively uncommon, coughing can cause a hernia in the groin. There also is likely more than one factor in the cause. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of hernia in women in abdomen?

What are symptoms of hernia in women in abdomen?

Same as a man: Abdominal wall hernias typically cause pain, discomfort, and/or a bulge that can be pushed back inside the abdominal cavity. There are however atypical hernias that can be different. See your doctor for persistent or worsening symptoms. ...Read more

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Can pig abdomen wall or some other part be used in some way 2 repair hernias instead of artificial mesh which creates so many problems and recurrence?

Can pig abdomen wall or some other part be used in some way 2 repair hernias instead of artificial mesh which creates so many problems and recurrence?

Ask about ADM: Acellular dermal matrixes ("adm") are exactly the biomaterials that you are asking about. There are a number of types, including ones sourced from pigs. And yes, they can be used in hernia repairs. Speak to your local general surgeon about this option. ...Read more

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Would abdomen x-ray with contrast while lying down so hital hernia?

Would abdomen x-ray with contrast while lying down so hital hernia?

Very unlikely: You usually need to have special studies done with contrast to actually show this. Rarely it might show up on an upright chest x-ray, but not on a supine abdominal film. You may have misunderstood that the x-ray itself was the reason your doctor suspects hiatus hernia. ...Read more

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I have an incisional hernia in my abdomen. I've already had several repaired. Is there anything that I can do to keep it from strangulating?

I have an incisional hernia in my abdomen. I've already had several repaired. Is there anything that I can do to keep it from strangulating?

Recurrent hernia: Recurrent incisonal hernias are a challenge. Risks for re-recurrence are related to overall health. Smokers and overweight patients have the highest risk of recurrence. An abdominal binder may be worn to help hold the hernias in place throughout the day to prevent incarceration and strangulation. If you experience pain, you should lay down and attempt to reduce the hernia. ...Read more

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Fluid or ceroma in abdomen after hernia operation is serious? . It increase abdomen size? How to solve this Prob.....Wht care should b taken

Fluid or ceroma in abdomen after hernia operation is serious? . It increase abdomen size? How to solve this Prob.....Wht care should b taken

Depends: Some amount of fluid is expected with the associated tissue injury. It depends if it is more than usual, there are signs of inflammation, associated or systemic signs like fever noted.....then infection or if bruishing....bleeding possible. See PMD for better evaluation. ...Read more

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How do you diagnosis a hernia in the abdomen, and what is the treatment?

How do you diagnosis a hernia in the abdomen, and what is the treatment?

See a Doctor: A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall. They can occur anywhere, but commonly in the groin, belly button, and previous incisions. Treatment depends on your symptoms. If they do not have incarcerated (stuck) bowel or pain, then they can be monitored. If they cause problems such as pain, cannot push it back in, etc, then it will need surgical repair. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more