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It depends: Most healthy people have spots on their liver. These are usually benign (not cancerous) cysts called "hemangiomas", which are spaces filled with fluid. The radiologist who interprets the images will know if the spots are worrisome, and will then order a different test or a biopsy. If you have had cancer, spots in your liver could be signs of spread and need to be checked more thoroughly. ...Read more
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
Cat scan was clear but an ultrasound showed a shadow on liver and stomach. Should I be worried? Blood work was fine.
I had a ultra scan today and I was told that I have a shadow on my liver. What us this and can I die from this?
Need more testing: A "shadow" is an extremely non-specific term that could mean anything from something totally innocuous to a potentially serious condition. Further tests would be necessary for clarification. These options would include a CT scan or an MRI. Please check with your doctor. ...Read more
An X-ray showed a shadow over my liver and the bloods were high - I have lots of pain in that area going up to my right shoulder. What could it be?
Are these related? Hyperechoic liver and hyperechoic mass (no shadow) in kidney. Elevated labs include LFT, Microalb & hsCRP.
I had an abdomen scan last week.I have go for an MRI as shadows on the liver and fat around the liver and slightly enlarged gallblader. i am worried?
There are 3non-shadowing echogenic nodules in the right lobe of the liver located within segment 6/7 witch measure 23x27x30, 25x23x23, and 9x11x11 mm?
Need more imaging: Liver lesions may be due to multiple causes - most are benign but some can be caused by non_benign causes such as tumor or infection. I suggest you see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
It depends: Most findings are benign. However, you need to ask your doctor what these mean - Do they appear benign? Are they worrisome for cancer? What are they (cysts, adenomas, etc)? Are you at risk for liver cancer (do you have cirrhosis) and need to be concerned about this. Please talk with the physician who ordered the study to see what these spots may be. ...Read more