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Multiple Hepatic Cysts In Liver
Separate problems: There is no particular cause for any of these, and certainly no single thing that causes them all. These are separate problems, which I assume were detected by some sort of abdominal imaging, probably a CT scan or MRI. Speak with the doctor who ordered the test and take it from there. ...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
Ultrsound revealed a septated hepatic cyst within the left lobe of my liver (3.2 x 3.5 x 3.1 cm.). What other tests are indicated?
Nothing: Liver cysts are benign. If there are no clinical signs of infection, no need to further evaluate. ...Read more
My mom result in ultrasonography of liver was small hepatic cysts on left lobe between 0.8cm, 0.6cm. What does this mean?
The report of Ultra Sound on my liver says 2 hepatic cysts are noted. There is now a patent umbilical vein. What does that mean?
Portal Hypertension: A patent umbilical vein suggests the presence of portal hypertension. Portal hypertension is seen in people who have liver disease/cirrhosis which is caused by hepatitis, alcohol abuse, and other processes that damage the liver. You need to speak to your doctor about additional testing of your liver function and screening for hepatitis. ...Read more
I had a cat scan @ emergency room yesterday & they found multiple simple cyst in my liver & a large bilobed cyst in the left hepatic lobe 2cm?
Liver cysts common: Simple cysts are very common on CT and most people would never know they were there unless advanced imaging like a CT is done. The bilobed cyst is difficult to assess without more information. You should see you PCP or a GI doctor to make sure no further testing is needed. Obviously the concern with cyst like structures in any organ is cancer. You should see a doctor soon. ...Read more
What are hepatic cysts located on my liver & should I worry, I have diagnoised with sigmoid colon diverticulosis?
No worries...: As a 47 year old american citizen, it is almost guaranteed you'll have sigmoid diverticulosis. Hepatic cysts means liver cysts, and there's a high probability you were born with them. Unless they are verified as new, or are symptomatic, there's nothing to worry about. Good luck. ...Read more
For patients with multiple large neuroendocrine liver metases with unknown primary and no treatment, what does it mean when the hepatic masses are starting to display necrosis (cystic changes)?
Liver mets: They are breaking down in the interior of the masses probably due to insufficient blood supply ...Read more
Every person should: Have a primary doctor who takes care of him/her with the whole picture in mind. However, your PMD would need a Radiologist as a specialist. Your hepatic cysts should probably be followed with ultrasound instead of CT. ...Read more
Occasional blood in stool, nausea, bloating, fullness, and fatigue. Hida 83%, colonoscopy polyp normal, small hepatic liver cyst. Why still symptoms?
That is good for you: Many people develop cysts in their livers over the course of their lifetime. A true liver cyst is benign and is no cause for worry: it is an "incidental " finding. If you undergo a follow up ct scan for some reason, the radiologist will compare all findings with your prior study, and will most likely report your liver cyst as stable, meaning there is no change in size. ...Read more
CT abdomen w contrast, liver norm size, enhance patern. Left heptic lobe ant. Subcaplar reg. Smal 5mm hyperdens focus probl cysts too small to charize?
21st century problem: We are so good at seeing little stuff, we can chase our tails. It depends on clinical setting. Someone with known cancer may need to be investigated for a metastasis, but a healthy young pt. Has little risk of cancer with a liver "incidentaloma". Some might follow with ultrasound in "an appropriate clinical interval" poss. 6 months. This is a good area for U/S to see lesions and no x-ray exposure. ...Read more
After 2 months of mild Ruq abdominal discomfort, ultrasound revealed 3 hepatic liver cysts, 2 of which are complicated with septations. Radiologist stated impression is benign etiology but follow up US recommended. How concerned should I be?
NOT TO WORRY:
But FOLLOW-UP as recommended!
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
No,: Glutathione will not cause, or have any effect on, a hepatic cyst ...Read more
Cysts in either of these organs tend to persist,
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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!
Hope this is helpful!
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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
Hepatic cyst: I would leave it alone. Very common and almost normal. ...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
Can a type 2 diabetic (not following diet) cause the liver to become hepatic. Liver counts out of whack.
Diabetic liver: Your question does not make sense. Please rephrase. ...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
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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