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Can a pancreatic mass cause inflammation in the gallbladder without affecting the liver until a later stage?

Can a pancreatic mass cause inflammation in the gallbladder without affecting the liver until a later stage?

Not likely.: Pancreatic mass can cause jaundice along with elevated liver function tests when it obstructs the common duct. Inflammation in the gallbladder is usually caused by gallstones. Acalculous cholecystitis can occur, but it is rare. ...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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8 months ago I had my GB removed and a u/s showed NO liver mass. Yesterday, I had a u/s which is now showing a small liver mass.. What could this be?

8 months ago I had my GB removed and a u/s showed NO liver mass. Yesterday, I had a 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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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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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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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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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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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 different 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