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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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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?

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

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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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CT Scan found a "spot" on "fatty liver", what exactly does the term "non benign" mean?

CT Scan found a "spot" on "fatty liver", what exactly does the term "non benign" mean?

Not good: Please consult this site for an explanation of the term, "Benign".
https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/002236.htm

Opposite of benign is malignant. ...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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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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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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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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Do liver spots on my face mean that my liver is not working promptly? If so, what functions of liver are not working promptly?

Do liver spots on my face mean that my liver is not working promptly? If so, what functions of liver are not working promptly?

No: The term "liver spots" recalls an earlier time in the history of medicine when folklore served instead of science. Liver spots are concentrations of melanin pigment. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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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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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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What does white spot on fetal abdomen mean? Ultrasound taken at 12w 3d

What does white spot on fetal abdomen mean? Ultrasound taken at 12w 3d

That is: An impossible question to answer, every ultrasound image, normal and abnormal, is composed of white, black, and grey areas. I would caution against trying to interpret ultrasound images without training, it can be very confusing. What does the report say? ...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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My 95 y/o grandmother had abdominal ultrasound. There were black spots on the liver & kidneys that the radiographer took time with. What's this mean?

My 95 y/o grandmother had abdominal ultrasound. There were black spots on the liver & kidneys that the radiographer took time with. What's this mean?

Impossible to: Say with limited info. "Black spots" could mean anything from liver/kidney cysts (usually of no concern) to more serious abnormalities. Statistically, benign cysts are most common, but you need to talk to your doc about the results, or, if you have the images on a disc and can upload them, you can get a HealthTap consult. ...Read more

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Spot on liver, what can cause spotting on your liver?

Spot on liver, what can cause spotting on your liver?

Not sure: Do you mean that a lesion was seen on/in your liver during some sort of abdominal imaging? If so they are tests that can be performed to accurately diagnosis it which is important because you want to make sure it is not cancer (which is rare in those without preexisiting liver disease). ...Read more

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If spot on liver report says right inferior orther report says right posterior is that basically same area?

If spot on liver report says right inferior orther report says right posterior is that basically same area?

Difficult to say: Without reviewing the actual images/reports, but those two dimensions are in different planes and not exclusive, i.e. something can be posterior and inferior at the same time relative to the body. ...Read more

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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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