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Doctor insights on: What Causes Liver Lesions

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Dr. William Singer
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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 hypodense liver lesions?

What causes hypodense liver lesions?

On a CT scan?: The differential diagnosis for hypodense lesions on a ct scan of the liver is quite expensive. This would include everything from benign lesions such as hemangioma, liver cyst and benign tumors to liver cancer and metastasis. ...Read more

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Getting nauseated where I have to eat to feel better could liver lesions I have be a cause of this? If not any idea onwhat else could be causing this

Getting nauseated where I have to eat to feel better could liver lesions I have be a cause of this? If not any idea onwhat else could be causing this

Avoiding fatty foods: Many reasons cause nausea. It is not always from the GI tract. Pregnancy, neurology, ENT infection etc. Eating small meals, avoiding fatty, spicy foods, alcohol. If not improved, need to see your primary care physicians. Blood tests and ultrasound of the abdomen can be done to examine the liver. It is rare that liver would cause nausea alone. ...Read more

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I'm online now. Type your question here. the diagnosis is stage 4 rectal ca w/mult lesions of the liver-is postponing chemo 1-2 weeks to go on a trip going to cause less chance of survival? 62yo w female in good health otherwise

I'm online now. Type your question here.

the diagnosis is stage 4 rectal ca w/mult lesions of the liver-is postponing chemo 1-2 weeks  to go on a trip going to cause less chance of survival?  62yo w female in good health otherwise

Ask your oncologist : The answer to this depends on many factors, most particularly how aggressive the tumor is and how well the oncologist expects it to respond to the planned therapy. I think a frank discussion with your oncologist would be your best bet before deciding whether to delay treatment or not. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was recently informed my cancer has returned and spread to my liver. Have been having lt/rt chest pains. Could it be caused by lesions in my liver?

Chest pains: It depends on if the pain is in your lower chest, mid-chest, or upper chest. A common cause would be gas pains from indigestion. Best to be sure they do not involve the heart. If the pain is severe, like a pressure, radiating to the neck, back, arms and accompanied by shortness of breath, sweating and nausea, call 911. Need to call and ask your oncologist or PMD. ...Read more

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Are there cancers that could cause mild liver enlargement (16.7) without focal lesions? Also mild elevated ALT. Or would cancer always show focal?

Are there cancers that could cause mild liver enlargement (16.7) without focal lesions? Also mild elevated ALT. Or would cancer always show focal?

Hepatomegaly: Hepatomegaly, or enlarged liver, is not usually a sign of liver cancer. There are many other things that can cause a large liver and an increase in the ALT. It is important to find the reason for the symptoms, to treat it before it becomes worse. You should see a gastroenterologist if you have not already. Good luck. ...Read more