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Liver Small Lession
Liver disease: A small liver that is caused by scarring is called cirrhosis. There are many causes, but primarily related to chronic alcohol use or viral hepatitis infection. The effect of cirrhosis causes impairment in production of proteins from the liver. It also causes impaired blood circulation thru the liver, which can make fluid build up in the abdomen (ascites) and create dilated veins in the esophagus. ...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
The rest of ur life!: This is yet another situation where 'size does not matter'--as long as your liver is functioning properly. If it has been damaged by infection, cirrhosis, tumor, etc., then you will need to discuss specifics with your dr, as humans can survive with 10% functioning liver. Good luck. ...Read more
How is it possible that relatively small <5cm benign lesions in liver can cause discomfort when liver has no pain reporting nerves?
The liver capsule: Which is the thin layer of internal "skin" that surrounds and encloses the livwer does have nerves that sense pain. So if there are areas where the liver is expanding due to smaller lesions or these are close to the liver's capsule then there will be visceral, usually dull vague pain. Other internal structures, like the biliary system (bile ducts) can cause pain if they are blocked. Best wishes! ...Read more
Should be OK: Liver hemangiomas are quite common (benign/not serious) finding on ultrasound/ct and typically don't have adverse effect on liver functions. Vibramycine (doxycycline) is typically used for 10-14 course, or could be 28 days for chronic lyme etc. But Doxycycline should not affect the hemangioma. Unexpected reaction can occur, so if u experience significant side effects, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
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
The Liver is Amazing: The liver is an amazing organ and can regenerate itself as long as the toxic problems are taken care of. I would believe you would have a normal life span with a fully functioning liver as demonstrated by normal liver blood testing. ...Read more
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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 to do if my mum has been told to have 5 or six small snaks a day because she has liver disease?
End-stage liver dz?: Often people with advanced cirrhosis lose their appetite and or get easily bloated/ their stomachs can get compressed with fluid buildup in the stomach (ascites). then having small frequent meals (=grazing) is indeed the way to go. Did you have a more specific question? ...Read more
What does it mean to have a small prominent diaphragmatic slip in the posterior part of the liver? But within normal range
No idea what this is: Check with the person who told you about this and used the term "diaphragmatic slip". You may not have gotten the term correctly. ...Read more
I have several hemangiomas on my liver had u/s and only said small fat infiltration but no mention of hemangiomas could the fat really ve the hemang?
Its possible: U/s may have missed flow through lesions making it seem like fat. Hemangiomas here are benign and should be little cause for concern. ...Read more
Doubt relationship: Many people have little cysts in the liver; they are usually harmless and if the radiologist is not concerned, I would ignore it. If this was found on imaging for pain that you are having, and the capsule is not stretched, seek the cause of the pain elsewhere. Diet's not going to affect a benign liver cyst. Trust it is not echinococcus. ...Read more
Nothing serious: A "spot" of this size is rarely significant especially at your age. I am wondering why the Ultrasound was ordered? ...Read more
My liver size is 15.5cm. .. also small cysts in liver... having ADPKD. Any problem with my liver?
Pkd: Liver cysts are seen in some patients with ADPKD, not uncommon, they usually don't cause any problems ...Read more
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Possible for very small benign liver and kidney cysts to have grown over the course of a year and a half??
Since you know you have them, I assume you have had an ultrasound or CT scan.
Yes they could have gotten bigger or even multiplied.
Repeat scanning is indicated for follow up.
Your primary care physician should be able to order an ultrasound unless you are seeing an Urologist for the renal cysts or Gastroenterologist for the liver cysts.
But YOU do need a follow up exam! ...Read more
Usg says hyperechoic lession 27x 17 mm in the right lobe of liver probably caused due to haemongomia. Pl suggest?
What to do if I'm 27. I have had hepc since I was 20. My liver biopsy showed a very small amount of damage last year?
F/uwith hepatologist: Meds are getting better and better every year, you may not need to be treated yet. Have at least annual f/u with your hepatologist, follow fibroscan results and blood tests. Treat when risks/benefits are favorable. ...Read more
I have had a small piece of cancer removed from my liver everything went well its 13days ago should I stil feel tired all the time?
Yes: Will take couple of wks to back to previous you. Make sure you go to your doctor for follow up. ...Read more
I have small lacerations on my liver from a car wreck four days ago. How long will they be healed up? They are only about two centimeters long
Quickly: They should heal completely by about three weeks. Of course you must avoid further injury. ...Read more
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
What may be cause of multiple small liver cysts[subcentimeter], I ve heard sleeping very late at night and intead in day time, can cause this, true?
What does - liver- low attenuation lesions too numerous to count. Lesions throughout the liver nonenhancing. Statistically represent small cyst versu?
Liver segment V shows an ISO/hypoechoic focal lesion mesring 28x18 mm with slitly irregulr margins. No incrsd vasularity on colr doplr? Is it considered small or not so small?
Primary or met: Angiomas or fibromas may present as such. Hepatic angiogram showing specific arterial blood supply more common with malignancies since hepatic cells derive major blood supply from portal system. If Hep C present think of hepatoma. Microwave ablation frequently can eliminate such lesions but bx should be obtained first. ...Read more
Possibly: Most typically hemangioma appears echogenic (bright) on ultrasound. However, have seen cases where there has been abnormality on ultrasound that looks like a mass (possibly even hemangioma), that on further evaluation on mr turned out to be area of focal fatty change or area of focal fatty sparing (in the background of a fatty liver). ...Read more
If a met in liver, node and sub pleural are they best ablating if chemo not responding? The mets are small
Treatment of mets: The ablation of these spots mainly helps improve the symptoms they cause. Sometimes being small make it difficult to ablate. Multiple spots also tell us there are other areas are affected but did not show up yet. Finally ablation helps local control of the spot but usually has no effect on the overall survival. The will of fighting the cancer carries 50% of the cure. Keep fighting ...Read more
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