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Forum Name: Liver Diseases

Question: 2 small cysts on liver please help

 babygirl8679 - Mon May 15, 2006 10:45 am

Hello I had a catscan done of my abdomen for ruq pain and nausea that has been going on since Nov 2005 everything was normal except for 2 small cyst on liver. Now I had a catscan back in nov or dec of 2005 and there was nothing on my liver so my question is how serious is this? Should I be worried? What causes this? My blood work levels came back normal except for glucose which has been 51 in Jan and 53 in May. So I am not sure about if that plays apart in that or not. How does the doctor know they are cysts instead of something worse like cancer if they didnt do a biopsy? I am very sorry for all the questions but I am scared to death. How do they just appear and do they go away or will they always be there now?
 Theresa Jones, RN - Sun Jun 18, 2006 6:07 am

User avatar Hi babygirl8679,
There are various types of hepatic cysts. One type, for example are simple cysts, which usually cause no symptoms and are incidently found by scanning diagnostics. Diagnostic studies can determine whether the contents, structure, etc., of the cyst appear alarming. I hope that a follow up evaluation has been planned for monitoring the areas in question.
Theresa Jones, RN


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