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What can cause Diverticulitis, liver hepatic adenoma, rectal polyps and ovarian hemmoragic cysts.

What can cause Diverticulitis, liver hepatic adenoma, rectal polyps and ovarian hemmoragic cysts.

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

Dr. John Landi
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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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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?

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

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My mom result in ultrasonography of liver was small hepatic cysts on left lobe between 0.8cm, 0.6cm. What does this mean?

My mom result in ultrasonography of liver was small hepatic cysts on left lobe between 0.8cm, 0.6cm. What does this mean?

Nothing of concern.: We use strict criteria to define a finding as a simple cyst and small liver cysts are frequent findings. These are not of concern and we do not follow small liver cysts with further imaging. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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What are hepatic cysts located on my liver & should I worry, I have diagnoised with sigmoid colon diverticulosis?

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

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What kind of doctor should I see to monitor 2 hepatic (liver) cysts found on CT scan?

What kind of doctor should I see to monitor 2 hepatic (liver) cysts found on CT scan?

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

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I had a CT scan of my abdomen and it said that my hepatic cyst is stable. What is that?

I had a CT scan of my abdomen and it said that my hepatic cyst is stable. What is that?

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

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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?

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

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Cyst on liver common?

Cyst on liver common?

Liver Cyst: Most of these are not to worry about. Ask you doctor if he agrees and then relax! ...Read more

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Cyst on liver should I be worried?

Cyst on liver should I be worried?

Liver Cyst: Most of these are not to worry about. Ask you doctor if he agrees and then relax! ...Read more

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Are liver cysts something to be worried about?

Are liver cysts something to be worried about?

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

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Can taking glutathione capsule cause hepatic cyst?

Can taking glutathione capsule cause hepatic cyst?

No,: Glutathione will not cause, or have any effect on, a hepatic cyst ...Read more

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Can simple kidney or liver cysts go away on their own?

Can simple kidney or liver cysts go away on their own?

Not usually: 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

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Any correlation between high hemoglobin and liver cysts?

Any correlation between high hemoglobin and liver cysts?

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

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What does a gallbladder sludge and cyst in the liver mean?

What does a gallbladder sludge and cyst in the liver mean?

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

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What's the difference between a cyst and abcess on the Liver?

What's the difference between a cyst and abcess on the Liver?

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

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I have 13mm cyst on left lobe in my liver. Do I have to worry?

I have 13mm cyst on left lobe in my liver. Do I have to worry?

No: 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!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Where can I find a good hepatic diet for a person with liver disease?

Where can I find a good hepatic diet for a person with liver disease?

Well balanced: There is no specific liver diet, but it is important to consume a healthy well-balanced diet low in sodium. ...Read more

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How can I have a couple of small liver cysts and kidney cysts at only age 35?

How can I have a couple of small liver cysts and kidney cysts at only age 35?

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

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What should I do about a fatty infiltrated liver w/ hypoechoic or complex cyst?

What should I do about a fatty infiltrated liver w/ hypoechoic or complex cyst?

Two things: For the fatty liver, improve diet, avoid alcohol, lose weight and exercise. A complex liver cyst can be of biliary origin and thus precancerous. It should be excised whenever possible. ...Read more

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I am tired all the time. Could the cysts on my liver be the cause of my fatique?

I am tired all the time. Could the cysts on my liver be the cause of my fatique?

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

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Since liver itself does not produce pain sensation. Then how some small liver cysts cause pain?

Since liver itself does not produce pain sensation. Then how some small liver cysts cause pain?

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

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What's a gallbladder sludge and how is it treated? I've been diagnosed with a large sludge, and cyst in my liver.

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

Cyst (Definition)

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


Hepatic (Definition)

Hepatic refers to something that is ...Read more