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Septated Liver Cyst Cause
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
There are no "age ranges" for the development of these benign vascular tumors!
Hope this is helpfu!
Dr Z ...Read more
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
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?
Infection or mass: The needle aspiration will be tested in lab and will determine if it is any infection or mass? ...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