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Had ct showing liver hemangioma 2 months ago with normal liver blood tests. Now looking pbc due to intense itching. possible after tests 2 months ago?

Had ct showing liver hemangioma 2 months ago with normal liver blood tests. Now looking pbc due to intense itching. possible after tests 2 months ago?

Most of liver: hemagiomas of liver do not need aggressive treatments just observation only , critical decision is needed for larger ones for fear of bleeding ,rupture of liver even with small trauma Resection of liver is a major surgical procedure . Discuss with your surgeon ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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What causes a liver hemangioma?

What causes a liver hemangioma?

It's mostly congenit: Nothing "causes" it. It's usually congenital? Except u don't see it bc it's inside you and it's usually a fortuitous finding. ...Read more

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How do I know if a liver hemangioma is a problem?

How do I know if a liver hemangioma is a problem?

Depends on size: Most liver hemangioma are small, usually less than 1-2 cm, and are found incidentally during an ultrasound or ct exam. Unless they are large and replace a large segment of the liver, they are completely benign and are asymptomatic. ...Read more

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When is it time to seek medical attention for a liver hemangioma?

Good question: Generally, hemangiomas can be observed for long periods of time. They normally don't need to be treated until there is rapid expansion or pain related to the hemangioma. ...Read more

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Can you tell me exactly when is it time to seek immediate help for liver hemangioma?

Can you tell me exactly when is it time to seek immediate help for liver hemangioma?

Why wait?: There's no time like the present! i would start with a gastroenterologist at one of the major academic medical centers in your city. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can it be normal to form two liver hemangioma within 6 months? One was found in May and the second last month.

Can it be normal to form two liver hemangioma within 6 months? One was found in May and the second last month.

It is not normal,: but hemangiomata of liver is very common. If it is small, it is of no consequence. Sometimes it can enlarge during pregnancy. Treatment depends entirely on size and any blood abnormality. Consult your doctor for specific recommendation. ...Read more

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Can a liver hemangioma cause necrosis?

Can a liver hemangioma cause necrosis?

No: Hepatic hemangiomas may grow under the influence if Estrogens but typically remain stable or involute... Bodily trauma can potentially cause rupture , but spontaneous rupture is rare... ...Read more

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What is the difference between liver hemangioma and Adenoma?

What is the difference between liver hemangioma and Adenoma?

Different origin: Hepatic adenoma is an uncommon benign liver tumor that is hormone induced most resulting from oral contraceptive use. . These tumours are usually solitary, arise from the hepatocytes, can convert to malignancy and have a tendency to hemorrhage. When multiple the condition is known as hepatic adenomatosis .Hemangiomas of liver are purely vascular lesions derived from hepatic blood supply ...Read more

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Can liver hemangioma be diagnosed by mri?

Can liver hemangioma be diagnosed by mri?

Yes: An MRI with IV contrast is very useful in diagnosing liver hemangiomas. They have a very characteristic pattern of how they take up and release the IV contrast in comparison to other liver lesions. The best MRI would be a "hemangioma protocol" where they take a few extra pictures later than would be typically done for a liver mri. ...Read more

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Dr. James Sidman
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Hemangioma (Definition)

An hemangioma is a condition in which a person has an enlarged, abnormal growth of blood vessels on his skin and/or elsewhere inside his body. Large hemangiomas, multiple ones, or dangerously located ones can cause serious problems. Babies with small or few "strawberry" hemangiomas on the skin ...Read more