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What can spots liver mean on ultrasound?

What can spots liver mean on ultrasound?

Depends: Spots in the liver detected by ultrasound are usually further characterized as anechoic, hyper-echoic, calcific, fluid filled or solid. These additional descriptive terms can help better identify the 'spots'...These areas could be cycts, benign growths, malignant growths, scars, nemangiomas or abcesses as some possibilities. Sometimes additional tests are need to figure this out. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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Dark spots on liver were found during ultrasound. What does this mean?

Dark spots on liver were found during ultrasound. What does this mean?

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

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My mother has liver spots. Should I be worried for what this means?

My mother has liver spots. Should I be worried for what this means?

Lentigos or seb k's: There are two common skin spots that are often called liver spots, although neither is related to liver disease. The lentigo is like a dark freckle and can vary a lot in size and shape. They can respond to cryotherapy or bleaching. Seborrheic keratoses can look similar but are more varied in color and are usually raised. They often look warty. Cryotherapy may clear these, bleaching doesn't help. ...Read more

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What could grey spots on an ultrasound potentially mean? They were on either my liver or kidney and there were about 10 varrying in size.

What could grey spots on an ultrasound potentially mean? They were on either my liver or kidney and there were about 10 varrying in size.

Can't answer: "Grey spots" does not provide useable information to answer your question. Significance of any ultrasound findings should be detailed by the physician (likely a radiologist) who read the exam. ...Read more

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41 year old female and I have low ALT and AST levels. And recent ultrasound shows spots on my liver. What does this mean?

41 year old female and I have low ALT and AST levels.  And recent ultrasound shows spots on my liver.  What does this mean?

Liver "spots" are: very common, and many times they are benign but without seeing the images I cannot make a diagnosis. Having low ALT and AST levels is generally good however, since they INCREASE with liver disease. Consider HealthTap Concierge for a review of your images and more specific recommendations. ...Read more

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What does a spot on your liver mean?

What does a spot on your liver mean?

Many things: It could something as simple as a benign cyst, blood vessel malformation (hemagioma), other benign tumors (such as adenoma, nodular hyperplasia) or something as bad as a cancer (which could represent a metastasis or a primary liver cancer). You need more details, and preferably a ct scan or MRI with contrast for better information. ...Read more

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Spot on the liver or kidney means?

Spot on the liver or kidney means?

A cyst: A spot usually refers to a cyst which is basic abubble in the organ containing fluid. Most cysts are benign, especially if only a few are found. ...Read more

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Mri shows fatty tissue spot in liver. What does that mean?

Mri shows fatty tissue spot in liver. What does that mean?

Liver fat thoughts: 1) Increased liver fat can be through the whole liver or parts of the liver AKA steatosis AKA fatty liver. Many causes, can often be reversible. Not precancerous, but if continued liver insult occurs, can lead to cirrhosis. 2) True fatty liver masses are fairly rare and often not cancer. 10 fatty liver Ca masses reported in 1988. 3) Ask the Dr. who ordered the MR or see internist or GI person. ...Read more

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Have an ultrasound done and shows a spot on my liver what that means?

Several things: A liver spot could be benign or malignant. See your physician about the official reading from the radiologist. ...Read more

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What does it usually mean with a spot shows up on your liver in an mri? A fatty spot or just a spot for example.

What does it usually mean with a spot shows up on your liver in an mri? A fatty spot or just a spot for example.

Depends: It depends what the spot looks like. Can be benign and the radiologist usually can tell by looking at it. If not might need further evaluation with possible biopsy but need to know what the spot looks like. ...Read more