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Dr. Enrique Molina
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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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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 does it mean to have a 4.8 centimeter spot on your liver and your white blood cell count be abnormally high?

What does it mean to have a 4.8 centimeter spot on your liver and your white blood cell count be abnormally high?

The spot could be : anything from a tumor to hematoma ..it needs to be worked up with an MRI..a high WBC can mean infection or inflammation ...Read more

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New spot found on liver thru ct.Early bt show increase liver enzymes.Us show fullness kidney & cyst on gallbladder.What does this mean?

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 more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Ct scan showed spot on liver, have colon cancer but ultrasound came back negative does it mean it was wrong?

Ct scan showed  spot on liver, have colon cancer but ultrasound came back negative does it mean it was wrong?

Pet or MRI may help: Other imaging modalities may help further clarify if this finding in ct is suspicious for malignancy or more likely benign if the ct and ultrasound have not been more specific. If u have older ct scans to compare and this is indeed new, then further clarification is needed. This all has to be taken into context of the bigger clinical picture including cea as well as the rest of your body. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Hamner
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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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Dr. Mazen Ghani
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Have an ultrasound done and shows a spot on my liver what that means?

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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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
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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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Dr. Richard Sheppeck
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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

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Dr. Tara Passow
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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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Dr. Jennifer Haley
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I have liver spot and i've tried using ointment that works but only temporarily. Are there any other remedies?

I have liver spot and i've tried using ointment that works but only temporarily. Are there any other remedies?

Laser: If these are sunspots (lentigines), ipl is the most elegant treatment. If they are seborrheic keratosis, cryotherapy or curettage will work well. Topical bleaching creams have a modest result and otc are minimally impressive. Best to have it checked to make sure it is benign and a dermatologist can discuss best treatments. ...Read more

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