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Ultrasound Found Spot On Liver
An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more
New spot found on liver thru ct.Early bt show increase liver enzymes.Us show fullness kidney & cyst on gallbladder.What does this mean?
Hard to say: Have you had a colonoscopy? It is hard to say what the spot on your liver is without looking at your films... This could be a simple cyst, but if it is new, it could be a colon cancer (or other kind of tumor). You need a proper exam, including a colonoscopy if you haven't had one yet. If that is negative, it may require a biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Ultrasound is a very good initial screening test for the kidneys.It can help identify kidney stones, obstruction of the kidneys, and tumors. If the ultrasound is questionable or clearly abnormal, a more specific imaging study is required such as a ct scan or MRI of the kidneys for further evaluation. Lesions seen ultrasound do not necessarily indicate cancer but further testing is warranted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spots?: Need to see the scan to know what you are seeing. "spots" just doesn't supply enough information for a reasonable answer. You could have seen blood vessels, cysts, or anything. Ask your doctor. ...Read more
Need to see image: Can't really give a definite answer without seeing the study. A round, solid black spot could be a cyst. You also might have seen blood vessels in cross section. Could be any number of things. What did the report say? You should just ask your doctor. ...Read more
Had ultrasound done on abdomen report said unremarkable liver gallbladder and spleen but said my right kidney was slightly small measured size kidney.
Likely insignificant: The renal length varies with height and weight and decreases slowly with age. Right kidney is usually slightly smaller than the Left. Normal size ranges from 9-12 cm (90-120 mm) and the difference in size should not exceed 2 cm. So the right kidney being "slightly" smaller is likely insignificant. If you have the actual measurements you can interpret them using the above guidelines. ...Read more
Common and benign: A liver hemangioma is a benign mass and is one of the most commonly seen liver masses by radiologists. If the suspected hemangioma does not have a typical appearance, a liver MRI may be ordered. Sometimes, these hemangiomas are followed up with additional ct scan and/or MRI in a 3-6 months to assess their stability. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a CT scan & an ultrasound. It revealed a 1 inch nodule on my liver. They also said i had a fatty liver. What causes a nodule on your liver?
Mostly benign things: In your age without a history of cancer, hepatitis, it is very unlikely to be any kind of cancer. The most common things would be cysts, hemangiomas or focal nodular hyperplasia, all are benign. It should have been able to be classified as a cyst by ultrasound, so it's probably not .Would get a followup in several months with a contrast enhanced mri. Prob need to work on diet for fatty liver. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the minimum size of liver and/or kidney lesions (in mm) that can be detected on CT scan and ultrasound?
About 10mm: About 10mm, but at that size it can depend a lot on how good the study was done. (if the operators were able to get ideal positioning for image capture), the anatomy of the patient (it's harder to get enough resolution on obese patients), and it can depend on what the lesion is - if it is solid, a simple vs complex fluid, calcified, etc. Hope this helps ...Read more
See below: Most "spots" on kidneys are cysts which are generally benign. It would be important to know how long it was stable. Ie was it 4 months or 4 years? We see more kidneys with spots than without in people of your age so it's probably nothing to worry about, but would still follow your docs recommendations. The radiologist may be able to be a little more specific or could confirm w/ ultrasound. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on the type of lesion and the type of CT/MRI performed. They are complementary tests, for some applications CT may be more appropriate, for some MRI, and for some both may be needed. However, if the MRI was tailored specifically to evaluate the CT finding, and was technically adequate, and was normal, it may be that he CT finding was an artifact. Your doctor can help you sort it out ...Read more
Doctor felt on exam my liver was large. wants a Liver ultrasound. bloodwork done 2 weeks ago. my liver and kidney enzymes were perfect. Fatty LIver??
Maybe: In many causes an enlarged liver is accompanied by abnormal liver function tests, sometimes not. In addition to fatty infiltration of the liver, hepatomegaly (enlarged liver) is also caused by alcoholic liver disease, various viral hepatitis infections, genetic diseases (Hemochromatosis, Wilson's disease), normal and abnormal anatomic variations, infections, toxins, cancer, etc. Take step by step. ...Read more
I just found out I have a lesion on 2 lungs a 9 & 12 mm, spot on rib, spot 7 x 9 cm in my liver. found out I had a fatty liver, is it cancer ??
I always: follow the rule..when clinical situations such as yours arise NEVER make a DIAGNOSIS until a piece of TISSUE is analyzed and a Pathological Diagnosis is made by a Specialist! Hope this is helpful! Dr Z ...Read more
I had an abdominal ultrasound and a solid mass was found on my left kidney measuring 2.8x3.5x2.9 cm...could this be cancer?
Ultrasound results showed Cortical Cysts on rt. kidney. New development as I've had many tests on my kidneys. Is this a concern?
Cyst or cysts?: The answer depends on the number of cysts (mainly) as well as its / their size, location, characteristic(s), etc. Use HealthTap Prime to upload pictures of the kidney to get a better understanding. In general, a single "solitary" cyst isn't worrisome - anyone can get 1. However, if multiple develop, or if there is a family history of aneurysms & the like, then this could prompt concern & screening ...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
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