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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Focal Nodular Hyperplasia

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What are the symptoms of a ruptured focal nodular hyperplasia?

What are the symptoms of a ruptured focal nodular hyperplasia?

Unclear question: What organ? Nodular hyperplasia usually affects prostate gland but those do not rupture. ...Read more

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7 months ago 2.4x1.6cm mass was found on liver. They think its focal nodular hyperplasia. Today had rescan, it's 2.4x1.8cm. Still FNH or worse??

7 months ago 2.4x1.6cm mass was found on liver. They think its focal nodular hyperplasia. Today had rescan, it's 2.4x1.8cm. Still FNH or worse??

Hasn't changed: The 2 mm difference is within the variability in measurement for today's imaging. The thing is almost certainly not growing. As a pathologist, I'm very familiar with FNH and its mimics. It's a non-problem. If it were serious, it would have grown. Forget about it and be thankful for good health. ...Read more

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Can focal nodular hyperplasia (benign liver tumor) cause pain in the right side under the rib?

Can focal nodular hyperplasia (benign liver tumor) cause pain in the right side under the rib?

Yes: If it is large enough and located in a site that would ordinary produce the pain. It can stretch the liver capsule which is quite sensitive. Gallstone disease is a more common cause of pain here and you'll probably want this ruled out; it tends to be colicky and less related to position. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms you would get with focal nodular hyperplasia?

What are the symptoms you would get with focal nodular hyperplasia?

Usually asymptomatic: Focal nodular hyperplasia is a common non-malignant (non-cancerous) liver condition. They are often found incidentally on imaging or during surgery. Most studies have shown that people with focal nodular hyperplasia usually do not have symptoms. However, a few studies have shown that people with focal nodular hyperplasia can have abdominal discomfort or pain, or have a palpable (able to feel) mas. ...Read more

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What are focal fibrosis and focal nodular hyperplasia of the liver and why would they both be in my biopsy? And could they have not gone deep enough?

What are focal fibrosis and focal nodular hyperplasia of the liver and why would they both be in my biopsy? And could they have not gone deep enough?

Was biopsy directed?: Liver biopsies are performed for a variety of reasons--pre-treatment, post-transplant, assess progression of disease, evaluate known or suspected lesions. Liver fibrosis is scarring. In what context was the liver biopsy required & what's your diagnosis? Are you consuming alcohol, taking birth control, have known liver pathology or hepatitis, what are your underlying co-morbidities? ...Read more

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I have focal nodular hyperplasia of the liver, diagnosed 2 years ago. Today I have mild/moderate RUQ pain. Has it possibly ruptured?

I have focal nodular hyperplasia of the liver, diagnosed 2 years ago. Today I have mild/moderate RUQ pain. Has it possibly ruptured?

No: The nodular liver lesions don't rupture. You don't describe the pattern of your pain, or your surgical history, but gallbladder disease is a common cause of RUQ pain. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with Focal Nodular Hyperplasia ( 10 various sized lesions on my liver). Is it safe to take acetaminophen?

I have been diagnosed with Focal Nodular Hyperplasia ( 10 various sized lesions on my liver). Is it safe to take acetaminophen?

Yes: FNH is a non-disease and won't interfere with your liver function or place you in extra danger from acetaminophen. They are curious little lesions with centers shaped like stars. ...Read more

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Does focal nodular hyperplasia happen in a 6 month period?Prev MRI shows nothing on the liver, recent MRI shows 3 lesions on the liver.Past kidney ca

Does focal nodular hyperplasia happen in a 6 month period?Prev MRI shows nothing on the liver, recent MRI shows 3 lesions on the liver.Past kidney ca

Actually it can: Fnh is actually a curious event that begins with something we don't understand in the central blood vessel of the lesion, no matter how big or small. I'd not be surprised. If the radiologist is confident, then i'd urge you to go about your life and not worry about kidney cancer having recurred here. ...Read more

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Chronic non specific cervicitis with squamous hyperplasia, squamous metaplasia + focal ciliated tubal endometrial metaplasia. Cause and treatment?

Chronic non specific cervicitis with squamous hyperplasia, squamous metaplasia + focal ciliated tubal endometrial metaplasia. Cause and treatment?

Consult you GYN MD: This may be a pap report or biopsy and you don't say which. You need to consult your treating GYN MD who performed the test for your answers. ...Read more