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Should I be concerned about an 11cm liver cyst? What causes liver cysts?

Should I be concerned about an 11cm liver cyst? What causes liver cysts?

Maybe: If there's a possibility that it's an echinococcus -- i.e., you were around a dog in sheep-raising country -- then find out whether that might be what it is. Otherwise, forget it. They "just happen". I think they're from a single dumb-luck non-cancer-style mutation in the early embryo. Unless the imaging person is concerned about malignancy, don't give the thing another thought. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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Could trauma cause a liver cyst?

Could trauma cause a liver cyst?

Very rare: Liver cysts are not that uncommom with no known causes. They can grow very large and it is unheard of them to rupture. Among the cysts of the liver, one of the rarest types is that caused by blunt trauma to the liver resulting in hematoma and cyst formation. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed complex liver cyst that causes permanent mild pain, what to do?My next dr app in 1 month

Recently diagnosed complex liver cyst that causes permanent mild pain, what to do?My next dr app in 1 month

Depends...: ...On the appearance of the cyst on x-ray and ultrasound, and on how symptomatic it is. Be sure to keep your appts. And notify your doc if pain worsens. ...Read more

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What is a parasite infection? And is it bad? Does it cause liver cyst

What is a parasite infection?  And is it bad? Does it cause liver cyst

Parasite: Parasites are organisms that live on or within another host to obtain nutrients, human can be infested with parasites such as worms, ticks etc... Certain parasites can cause cyst in the liver , parasite infestation will make you sick. ...Read more

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If parasites may cause liver cyst, what are the symptoms? Can one of the symptoms be fatigue? Can parasites cause tumor?

If parasites may cause liver cyst, what are the symptoms? Can one of the symptoms be fatigue? Can parasites cause tumor?

Yes, variable, yes, : And rarely. Dog tape worm may cause liver cysts but is very rare in the usa. Liver cysts in general are asymptomatic or cause vague symptoms. See the site below for more info. Parasites are very rare causes of cancer, schistosoma may cause urinary bladder cancer in egypt.
http://www.liverfoundation.org/abouttheliver/info/livercysts/. ...Read more

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What may be the causes of low ig3 levels in blood?I ve lung problems;chronic gastritis,few liver cyst and ENT issues,does low ig3 give us a diagnosis?

What may be the causes of low ig3 levels in blood?I ve lung problems;chronic gastritis,few liver cyst and ENT issues,does low ig3 give us a diagnosis?

No it doesn't : A non-specific indicator of the amount of antibodies of a certain type that you have circulating in your bloodstream. From your short blurb you seem to be loaded down with plenty of medical issues. Why don't you sit down with your doc and have a discussion on what ails you and what can be done about it. ...Read more

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I have a 8.5 x 5.3 CM septated liver cyst should i worry about it?

I have a 8.5 x 5.3 CM septated liver cyst should i worry about it?

Probably harmless: How was it discovered? Does it cause you any symptoms/discomfort? You should follow your doctor's advice . If needed, you can consult a hepatologist who will have more experience and better advice than an Internist. Most such cysts remain silent and do not need any intervention till they become symptomatic. ...Read more

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Liver cyst complex cyst partially septated for 15 years scared. What does that mean?

Liver cyst complex cyst partially septated for 15 years scared. What does that mean?

Cysts usually benign: Given the duration, presumably imaged 15 yrs ago, it is likely a benign liver cyst. But given you have some liver tissue conditions, like fatty liver and lupus, an evaluation for other concerns from a gastroenterologist may be useful, especially if you are symptomatic now. The other issue is being scared without action, and consultation directly With your primary doctor may be in order. ...Read more

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Is a septated liver cyst cancerous?

Is a septated liver cyst cancerous?

Usually not: I've seen these often at autopsy and they're quite benign. Ask the radiologist for a better idea. ...Read more

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Is a septated liver cyst indicative cancer?

Is a septated liver cyst indicative cancer?

Usually not: Most of the liver cysts are benign , some may be related to parasite infections like hydatid cyst , rarely benign cyst adenoma or malignant cyst adenocarcinoma are septated cysts , are very rare. ...Read more

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6.2 CM complex liver cyst , should I be worried?

6.2 CM complex liver cyst , should I be worried?

You need evaluation: Yes, you are appropriately concerned. When you pursue further evaluation, your doctor will want to know your exposure risks, travel history, etc. Also, is this the first time the cyst was identified, or has it enlarged, changed in appearance, or become symptomatic? What liver imaging modality was accomplished? Best of luck with your testing and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the medication for treating a liver cyst?

It is harmless!: Liver cysts are rarely symptomatic. Since they are benign they rarely require treatment. If it becomes very large and causes symptoms, then surgical intervention may be needed but it must be done with due caution and avoided as long as possible. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the medication for curing a liver cyst?

Could you tell me what is the medication for curing a liver cyst?

They are harmless: Liver cysts are commonly seen on CT scans. They are often harmless and can be left alone. I would not worry about it or try to chase it any further as they are harmless...so you do not need to try to cure them...you can only create a bigger problem in doing so!! ...Read more

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Which food avoid for liver cyst i have small cyst in my liver I have pain ?

Which food avoid for liver cyst
i have small cyst in my liver I have pain ?

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

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Is it possible for a complex liver cyst to be reabsorbed? Why do they appear ?

Is it possible for a complex liver cyst to be reabsorbed? Why do they appear ?

Common, yet benign: Liver cysts are common and many times arenothing more than a distraction.They are harmless and do not require any intervention.. Askl you doctor for follow up advice, which may include annual check ups for one to two years to make sure the cyst doe snot change much before you can forget about it. ...Read more

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Are complex liver cyst always cancerous?

Are complex liver cyst always cancerous?

No: Complex liver cysts are typically not cancer. Cancer often has a different picture on ct or MRI of the liver. Cysts are common findings in patients, and can involve the liver or kidney. ...Read more

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Can liver cyst be carcinoid?

Can liver cyst be carcinoid?

No, Not really: But the shadows of the liver cysts can be confused with tumor metastases in the liver. However follow up tests and other imaging tests like ultrasound or MRI of the liver can easily make a distinction between the cysts versus the tumors like carcinoid tumors. ...Read more

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What is a complex liver cyst? Is it cancerous?

MULTIPLE CHAMBERS: A complex cyst just means the fluid filled mass is multi-chambered, and not a simple single chamber. It is probably congenital, and is unlikely to be malignant. ...Read more

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How do a 2 month old get a liver cyst, should I be worried?

How do a 2 month old get a liver cyst, should I be worried?

Liver cyst: Children are usually born with them. They are not a problem unless they enlarge or bleed. Cysts may be present in other parts of the body and are usually benign ...Read more

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I have a 5 centimeter complicated liver cyst. Is this a reason for concern?

I have a 5 centimeter complicated liver cyst.  Is this a reason for concern?

Could be: Depending your travel history, it could be a parasitic cyst and needs to be evaluated. It would be prudent to consult a liver specialist. A cyst of this size may be treatable with radio-frequency ablation, without needed open surgery. ...Read more

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I have a liver cyst and it has gone from 17mm to 25mm over the past six years, how big can it get, and will it burst, and then what would happen?

I have a liver cyst and it has gone from 17mm to 25mm over the past six years, how big can it get, and will it burst, and then what would happen?

Liver Cyst: Liver cysts are very common. They are benign. One of the complications is hemorrhage, very rare. It can cause pain if got large. Only need treatment if symptomatic from it. ...Read more

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6.2 CM complex liver cyst , what is the treatment for it?

6.2 CM complex liver cyst , what is the treatment for it?

Excision: Most liver cysts are benign and require no treatment at all. About 1 in 20 people have liver cysts.
If they are enlarging or symptomatic (pain, fullness, bleeding) treatment is suggested
simple cysts can often be treated by laparoscopic cystotomy
complex cysts carry a higher risk of malignancy. Open resection might be needed. ...Read more

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Was just diagnosed with polycistic liver cyst i currently do not have insurance and waiting for.A.Community health plan pain in rght side what to do?

Was just diagnosed with polycistic liver cyst i currently do not have insurance and waiting for.A.Community health plan pain in rght side what to do?

Should be fine: Vast majority of people with liver cysts require no treatment. These typically do not grow and therefore should not impact your health down the road. I would be looking for other causes to explain your pain as these usually are not painful. ...Read more

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Can liver cyst form after gallbladder removal?

Can liver cyst form after gallbladder removal?

No such connection: Liver cysts are common as they are often seen in routine check- ups of the liver done with Ultrasound or CT scan. These are benign structures and they do not require any treatment unless they become very large over a period of several years, which is uncommon. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have new liver hemangioma or new liver cyst after age 40 in men?

Is it possible to have new liver hemangioma or new liver  cyst after age 40 in men?

YES: There are no "age ranges" for the development of these benign vascular tumors!


Hope this is helpfu!

Dr Z ...Read more

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What is a complex liver cyst with internal echoes and septal and wall calcifications mean?

What is a complex liver cyst with internal echoes and septal and wall calcifications mean?

Complex cyst: Could be an infection, infestation like hydatid cyst or necrotic mass.
You need more work up, blood test and more imaging such as mri. ...Read more

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6.2 CM complex liver cyst which is non vascular , i really worried, i just got the results of ultrasound. Is it bad?

6.2 CM complex liver cyst which is non vascular , i really worried, i just got the results of ultrasound. Is it bad?

Non-vascular is good: Cysts can occur in many organs. If it is non-vascular, and does not demonstrate an associated mass and has a thin wall, it is probably a benign cyst. Follow up with your doctor, though, to be sure. Since i cannot see your cyst, there could be other associated findings that may be helpful and important. ...Read more

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Been told I have a liver cyst and that it might’ve been there since I was born, I had a laparoscopy for gallbladder 3yrs ago,wouldn’t they’ve seen it?

Been told I have a liver cyst and that it might’ve been there since I was born, I had a laparoscopy for gallbladder 3yrs ago,wouldn’t they’ve seen it?

Liver cyst: It is definitely possible to not see a liver cyst on laparoscopy. If the cyst was anywhere on the inside of you liver, it can only be seen on imaging. ...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