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What Are Anechoic Cysts On Liver
Liver cysts: Liver cysts are usually benign and about 15% of the population will be found to have a cyst on exam. A cystic structure on exam can be a hematoma, abscess or parasite, ovwever these are usually asociated with other symptoms. If you have a cyst with no symptoms probably a reasonable thing to do is get an ultrasound and see if its size changes or time. ...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
Good question: A simple cyst is a collection of fluid with no associated abnormal soft tissue growth around or inside it. A tumor, or abnormal growth of tissue, may have cysts associated with it depending on what kind of tumor it is. That is why we have to be very careful when we look at cysts so that we know when something is a simple cyst and when it might be a tumor with cysts in it. I'm generalizing here. ...Read more
Can be: Loaded question - they can cause pain by their size, they can twist on themselves and cause severe pain, they can abnormal cells in them - so many possibilities. Best to be checked by your obgyn to determine the best course of action. Good luck. ...Read more
I know cysts of the epidermis are relatively common, but what about other cysts on testicles? Ultrasound found 2 x 1 x 2 mm cyst on testicle.
Here is some...: I do know you wish to hear "yes or no" answer; life reality tells nothing is perfect or best, but reasonable. In fact & despite touted medical advance, all healthcare is still best on INDIRECT evidence from continual collection & analysis of available experience. So, follow advice from your doctor with testicular self-exam & periodic US so to watch whatever may be inside testis and see. ...Read more
Two: There are two main types of cysts. Normal and abnormal. "polycystic" cysts and "follicular" cysts are the same thing. They are the cysts that have eggs in them that can potentially get you pregnant. In pcos the normal follicular cysts are just more plentiful. All other cysts are considered abnormal, complex cysts, chocolate cysts, hemorrhagic cysts, tumors, cancers, benign cancers... ...Read more
Liver cysts: doubtful, depends on what they actually are. Perform a virtual consult for better clarification. ...Read more
Nonspecific term: The term 'nodule,' no matter which site it is at, is a very nonspecific term. Most often nodules are NOT cancer. However, when a 'nodule' is noted by exam or imaging, it is often termed suspicious or not suspicious. Sometimes, more tests are required immediately or in a few months to further assess a nodule. Sometimes, no further test is necessary. Be sure to follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
Usually unknown: The cause of most liver cysts is unknown. Liver cysts can be start at birth (such as in the rare disorder Polycystic Liver Disease) or can develop at a later time. They usually grow slowly and are not detected until adulthood. In some foreign countries, there is a parasite called echinococcus that can cause liver cysts. ...Read more
Cystadenomas : Ovarian cystadenomas are usually very large cystic tumors arising from the ovaries. As a result of their size and origin, they can cause direct compression on the nearby ureter. The compression leads to dilation of the ureter and is called hydroureter / hydronephrosis. www.peedoc.com @drhtay. ...Read more
Multiple walls: Complex cysts, vs. Simple cysts, share common walls with other cysts, have solid components in the walls, or calcifications. A multiseptated cyst has multiple walls inside. The radiologist will opine if features look suspicious and either recommend a repeat ultrasound in 6 months, or a ct to further clarify. ...Read more
Both sides: "Bilateral" means on both sides, as opposed to "uni-lateral", one side. ...Read more
What are the chances of a solid mass on my liver being cancerous? Are there non-cancerous solid masses?
What is left hemipelvis and are exophytic ovarian cyst anything to worry about? Also have follicular cysts both sides.
Sounds normal: Sounds like you are reading a report of an ultrasound or ct scan. "left hemipelvis" means "on the left side of the pelvis, like your left ovary". Exophytic means the cyst is bulging out of the ovary (most cysts do) and follicular cyst means that you are probably about to ovulate. Nothing aboubt this sounds worrisome, but your doctor can put it into perspective based on your symptoms. ...Read more
Most are normal: Making cysts is what the ovary normally does. Ovulation is the process by which an egg is enclosed in a follicle that produces estrogen. The follicle develops over (usually) two weeks, and then ruptures, releasing the egg. This is ovulation. The structure that was the follicle the begins to produce progesterone. It remains present until 10-12 weeks if pregnancy occurs. ...Read more
Sometimes: Septation is a broadly defined term: anything seen inside the cyst that is thin and divides the cyst. Irregular, thick septations or ones that have nodules would be more worrisome. Age matters. Not so worrisome in younger patients. Most septations are just cyst walls representing multiple adjacent benign simple cysts or a dilated tube. ...Read more
I am 23yr of age. Report on usg that "both ovaries are bulky in size multiple tiny cysts arranged peripherry with thick echogenic troma
what to do?
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