Cyst On Liver And Spleen

An ovary cyst is generally nothing more than a small sac, filled with a harmless fluid, that develops in your ovaries. If you look at one using ultrasound, it resembles an air bubble. This article is intended to answer several of the basic questions you may perhaps have concerning ovarian cysts: what is an ovarian cyst, how dangerous is an ovarian cyst, what is a ruptured an ovary cyst, and what are the types of cysts on the ovary.

More often than not there is no pain in the ovary linked with such cysts. When you have a cyst on the ovary, you mostly are completely unaware of it. Normally, an ovarian cysts is found by your health care provider in the course of a routine examination. A cyst on the ovary normally heals by itself without treatment in a week or two.

Pain in the ovary will probably happen, if the cyst bursts. Ruptures take place when an an ovary cyst grows bigger and bigger until the the sac becomes so full that it bursts and the fluid inside begins to flow out. This causes the pelvic lining to be irritated, causing pain in the area of the ovaries. When an ovarian cysts bursts, it is considered a very serious medical emergency. Surgical intervention may be necessary.

There are several different kinds of ovarian cysts and it’s possible for a woman to experience one or several anytime in her life. But they occur most often during the childbearing years. Most of the time, there’s no connection to a specific disease, but it’s possible for ovarian cysts to be malignant.

These kinds of ovary cysts are not malignant. It’s possible for a woman to develop more than one kind.

Follicular – This type forms when ovulation does not happen or when a mature follicle collapses on itself (called involution). This is more likely to happen during overlation than at other times. Follicular cysts sometimes get as large as two inches in diameter. A follicular cyst can result in severe ovarian pain if it ruptures. It is often called mittelschmerz, which is a German word for mid-pain, since it generally occurs during ovulation. Follicular cysts are likely to cause pain in approximately 25 percent of those woman who have them. But follicular cysts usually disappear by themselves in a matter of a few months.

Corpus luteum cysts – Corpus luteum means yellow body in Latin. This is another name for an egg that has been released from a follicle. The role of the corpus luteum is to help produce hormones which are critical to becoming pregnant. When pregnancy doesn’t occur, the corpus luteum breaks down and disappears. But this doesn’t always occur. Sometimes, the corpus luteum stays in an ovary and begins to fill with blood. Generally, this is likely to happen only on one side. There are no symptoms.

Hemorrhagic cyst – When bleeding occurs inside a cyst, it’s called a hemorrhagic cyst. This type may cause ovary pain on one side of the body.

Dermoid cyst – A dermoid cyst is considered to be a somewhat abnormal type. It can grow as large as 6 inches in diameter, and generally occurs in younger women. Most of the time, it contains a variety of fat. Inflammation sometimes occurs in dermoid cysts, which can result in intense pain in the ovary.

Endometriomas or endometrioid cysts – When a woman has endometriosis, this kind of an ovarian cyst may happen. Endometriomas can cause recurrent aching in the area of the pelvis. It more often than not occurs during a woman’s reproductive years. These cysts are often called chocolatre cysts because they’re brownish-red in color.

Polycystic ovarian syndrome – This ailment is better known by its initials – PCOS. It is also called polycystic ovary syndrome or disease, and it occurs when multiple cysts begin to grow on an ovary or ovaries.

Women are more likely to have PCOS during their reproductive years. If it’s not treated, it can have an effect on a woman’s ability to get pregnant. At this time, we don’t know exactly what causes PCOS. Statistics indicate, however, that approximately 5 percent of women get it at one time or another.

Cystadenoma – This is a benign tumor that grows from ovarian tissue..|This condition is characterized by ovarian tissue that forms into a benign tumor.} By and large, it’s full of a mucus-like substance. A cystadenoma can grow as big as a foot or more in diameter.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Cyst on liver and spleen?
    Doctors tells me this not uncommon, no need for concern. Would you worry???

    • ANSWER:
      In most cases, liver cysts are asymptomatic (without symptoms) and are not cause for concern. They’re monitored. Liver cysts are one of most common forms of cysts and are found in more than 5% of world’s population. Now splenic cysts (cysts on the spleen) are uncommon and there is more than one type but I wouldn’t know what yours is. The fact that you have posted this question leads me to believe you may have doubts about your doctor’s expertise and knowledge. If that’s the case, find out exactly what type of cysts you have and get a second opinion. Without trust & confidence, what do you have?

  2. QUESTION:
    I have a friend with a cyst located on lung,liver & spleen.Do we know what would cause this?
    She has been in the hospital for about a week with no answers.They have not performed an autopsy which really confuses me.They do have her on antibiotics.Just trying to find out what is really going on.She has a problem with lying but she has been a friend for a long time.We as friends need to know if it is serious or just happens to be cysts that can be taking care of by antibiotics and she is making more of it than it is for the sympathy part of it.If you knew her you would know what I meant.we have accepted her for who she is but we are worried about her and need to know.Is it possible a std is the cause of the cyst.
    No.She does not have cancer if she did it would not stop her from telling us.She is the type that looks for the attention and makes it worse than it is.Not to be mean but it is a part of her that you wouldn’t understand unless you’ve known her for 12 years like we have.She had a bad child hood and is sadly a pathalogical liar.It would be something she is somewhat ashamed of but doesn’t realize us as friends would understand and help her with.(example of lies is she told a guy she owned a house and would sell it to buy him a house.Which by the way she rents the house with our other friend who is also concerned by the way the guy found out she lied and was destroyed because he thought his life was improving for the better)

    • ANSWER:
      Well any Good Homeopathic physician can help him recover from that.The most sure fire way of curing such ailments is Homeopathy(Smart Medicine).
      Please feel free to email me I will help as far as I can in Homeopathic Medicines !

  3. QUESTION:
    Lesion in spleen, possibly cyst,1 in liver and large complex cyst on overy from ct. what does all this mean?
    I had a ct done and the results say I have a small lesion possibly a cyst in my spleen and in my liver but the most bothersome is the large complex cyst on my overy. I have been in MAJOR pain, fever, vommiting and have had blood in my urine for 2 months now. I have an apt ue with the obg but am just worried.

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  4. QUESTION:
    Has anybody had right side abdominal pain, also in the right center of the abdomen and no elevation in enzymes
    Ultrasound negative. Upper GI negative, Colonoscopy negative. EGD negative. CT scan that showed what looked like cyst on the liver and spleen but no where else. Also blood test normal except for a small increase in Alkaline phosphate. No fever, diarrhea or other symptoms. Feel great except for pain. More on right flank under rib unless it becomes worse and then the middle of abdomen and through to back can hurt. Any help?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like a gallbladder problem. A hiatal hernia wouldn’t give right sided pain and the labs would be relatively negative unless you get a stone blocking the hepatic portal. If it flares up after more fatty meals, that would lead me to the gallbladder.

  5. QUESTION:
    I have a chronic liver disease with unusual lab and biopsy findings.?
    Labs: Elevated AST and ALT. GGT is consistently above 500. AP, Bilirubin, PT, LDH are WNL. Hepatitis profile for B and C were wnl. (vaccinated against A in 2000). Sed Rate 40. All ANA tests normal. Cerulugen normal. CBC normal.

    CT shows multiple large cysts consistent with Poly cystic Liver disease without renal involvement. CT showed same density in spleen and liver.

    Biopsy showed occasional cellular edema with Mast Cells, Eosinophils, and some lymphocytes. No fibrosis. Mild patches of fat noted.

    No history of drug or alcohol consumption. Non-smoker.

    Maybe some medical student out there can figure this one out. Ask on of your professors. All the physicians I have seen have no idea other than say it may be combination of conditions.
    additional details:

    University based Hepatologist have already been consulted. They don’t know either

    • ANSWER:
      Figure out what? You have liver disease which has multiorgan impact. What is it that you don’t understand or want us to tell you? Bottom line, liver disease is a complex disease, so just work with you doctors on this. Except for entertainment it’s not a discussion appropriate to YA. Hopefully you have a liver specialist on your team and not just a primary care MD. Good luck.

  6. QUESTION:
    Medical Questions – Diagnosed with Cancer?
    My mom in law is diagnosed with the following:

    Four cysts are identified within the liver with the largest measuring about 2cm in diameter in the right lobe.
    Gallbladder, adrenals, pancreas and spleen are normal.
    A subcentimetre right renal cortical cyst & a left renal cortical cyst measuring about 4.8cm in diameter noted. Bilateral moderate hydronephrosis & hydroureter up to the vesicoureteric junction noted.
    The ureteric stents are not seen within. Nodular thickening of the posterior bladder wall (predominantly on the right) is slightly increased from previously.

    Impression:
    1.ca bladder (post radiotherapy) with nodular bladder wall thickening, slightly increased from previously, with bilateral moderate hydronephrosis & hydroureter.
    2.Bilateral renal cortical cysts
    3.Liver cysts.

    Doctor advisable not to perform any surgery for the treatment. But he does not offer any alternative solutions either.
    Thanks for the reply.

    The report is taken by an oncologist.
    The advise of treatment follow up is by a urologist.
    Denisedds:
    Thank you for your advise. If surgery is needed, I believe she has to go back to her urologist, right?

    Spoken to urologist today. It was a Stage 3-Bladder Cancer. He advised to re-do radio-therapy as surgery to remove the whole bladder is major and will not be benefiting my mom-in-law at this point of time.

    Can this cancer be curable?? Please advice and thanks you very much in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Her diagnosis is bladder cancer. You are giving information off a report, probably a CT. Cure is not possible without surgery and she should not be sent back to the urologist. Without surgery any treatment is to slow it down or relieve symptoms. She had radiation and the radiation oncologist should have explained everything.

      EDIT: I am very sorry, but no it is not curable. Removing the bladder is a major surgery and at stage 3 the cancer has spread beyond the bladder. Surgery would not cure her nor would it extend her life so it is pointless putting her through that. Talk to her oncologist to find out what they recommend. Chemo can stop the progression for about 7-9 months. Radiation may slow it some and helps with pain, but there isn’t anything that will prolong her life long term. I’m sorry.

  7. QUESTION:
    Flank pain and under right ribcage?
    So I was hoping to seek some more medical advice.
    I’ve been to the hospital at least 8 times, hospitalized for 3 days.
    It all started out with mild pain on the right side of my body, it gradually began to get worse, and eventually to the point where it was unbearable.
    I would describe it as a stabbing pain, under the right rib, the right side, and the lower and middle back.
    I have been diagnosed with spots on the liver and spleen, an ovarian cyst the size of an egg, and a few gall stones.
    They did numerous blood work, and said my liver wasn’t normal, and my white blood cell count was up, but that it’s nothing to worry about because it’s my bodies natural response to attempt to fight off whatever is going on.

    I’ve had several xrays, ultrasounds, a triple phase CT scan, a regular CT scan and a biopsy on my liver

    However, they are still unsure of what is causing the pain.

    I have noticed the pain is worsened after eating.
    and for a day or 2 I’ve had heart burn, and what seems to be indigestion.
    I’ve been very fatigued and lethargic. I haven’t eaten much in the past few days, because I’m just no hungry.
    I am scheduled to see my doctor on Wednesday to get the results of a biopsy done on the liver

    They prescribed me oxycodone, nausea pills, and pills for constipation from the oxycodone.

    I was wondering if there was anyone out there that knows anything about this? any similar things?
    please help.

    • ANSWER:
      All those pains and problems sound like they come from one place to me, your back muscles. Tight muscles that is. When they get tight they transfer pain t the front in the ribcage. for pinching lower in the spine, the muscles pinched can be putting pressure on the nerves going to your stomach area. That would explain the worsening after eating, heartburn, not being hungry and pain in itself is going to make you fatigued. Here is how to release your back muscles to get rid of those pains:
      Back:
      Place your left hand on your left knee. Place your right hand over your left shoulder and with your fingertips find the muscle next to your spine. Press on it and hold. Relax, take a deep breath and exhale and don’t tense up any part of your body. After about 30 seconds there should be a release happening and when it does slowly lower yourself forward onto your right leg. If you can lean over the outside edge of your leg it will be better for your release. Continue holding for a total of one minute. Then release but rest your body there for one minute longer. Then reverse and do the right side.

  8. QUESTION:
    trying to conceive and need advice?
    I am due to start my period again on 7th July, we have been trying now for over 3 years, I am 23 years old and my husband is 26 years. I have endromrios and PCOS, I also have irreguarl periods as well. I have been given by my consultant clomid tablets and they never worked, I was on 50mg, I took them for 2 cycles, but I got took off them when I got rushed into hospital with server stomah pains, but they have now ruled out that it wasn’t caused by the clomid tablets which they first thought it might have been. I have a fatty liver, enlarged spleen and liver, englarged ovarie and cyst on it. I am seeing 2 different consultabnts for the problems I am having. we are desperate for a baby, and we are trying almost everything and I am running out of ideas on what to do next. I don’t drink, only the odd glass on special occasions, eat healthly, go for a long walking every other day, or general walk to the local shop, I am not stressed and I have warm baths to help me relax. I am not sure when I ovolate or if I do as I also have irregualr periods. I have also been taking folic acid which don’t seem to work. any advice and tips and advice would be grearfully recieved thanks. Baby dust to you all.

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  9. QUESTION:
    vomiting almost everyday looks like chewing tabaco?
    also tired all the time and lower back hurts 30 years old went to hospital in july found cyst on spleen fatty substance on liver and 5mm nodule on right lung base what do you think could be going on with me

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  10. QUESTION:
    Can someone help me with my results from my CT scan?
    Anyway, the findings on the CT scan were as follows.. small hiatal hernia, mild fat containing umbilical hernia, mild diverticular disease is noted without evidence of acute diverticulitis, the appendix is normal,there is no evidence of obstruction, free fluid or free air. no evidence of urinary tract stone or obstruction. also, the report says liver, spleen, and pancreas are normal in size, position, and density. the gallbladder is normal. the adrenal glands are normal, no significan retroperitoneal adenopathy appreciated. aortic diameter is less than 3cm. kidneys are normal in size. no evidence of hydronephrosis. no renal stone noted. tiny anterior cortical cyst on the left.
    the doctor really just told me everything was normal, didn’t go into much detail

    • ANSWER:
      Your doctor told you everything was normal, because it mostly is.

      You have tiny hernias which will probably never bother you, and mild diverticulitis. If you ever have unexplained pain on the left side of your stomach (left side is most common, but it could be right), then it could be because your itis has become an osis. When it’s diverticulosis, it means one of the little pouches in your intestines (pouches in your intestines is diverticulitis) has become infected. When this happens, you will always need an antibiotic to cure it. Once you have diverticulitis, you will always have it. You can manage it by taking Citrucel daily, as it cleans out all the little pouches and doesn’t give them a chance to get infected. The rest all says your organs look normal and in the right place. I hope this resolves your questions. If not, post them, and I will try to answer.

  11. QUESTION:
    CT scan question?!?!?
    could someone help me understand what all this means please!
    Findings: the lung bases are clear. the inferior heart and mediastinum are unremarkable. In the upper abdomen, the liver, spleen, pancreas, adrenal glands, and kidneys are unremarkable. the gallbladder is contracted but otherwise unremarkable.
    Evaluation of the stomach, small bowel, and colon demonstrates numerous fluid-filled loops of small bowel with minimal mucosal hyperemia and adjacent inflammatory change. There is no evidence for frank obstruction, no transition point is identified. An enteritis is questioned. There are scattered mesenteric lymph nodes without frank adenopathy identified. The appendix is normal.
    The abdominal vasculature is intact. The anterior abdominal wall is intact. The surrounding osseous and soft tissue structures are normal.
    Within the pelvis, the distal ureters and bladder are normal. The uterus has a normal appearance. a crenulated right ovarian cyst is present. Bilateral ovaries are otherwise unremarkable. A small amount of slightly inflamed appearing loops of small bowel are present. A small amount of free fluid in the pelvis is noted as well.
    the surrounding osseous and soft tissue structures are unremarkable. review of the sagittal and coronal reformatted images demonstrates no additional abnormality. A preliminary report of these findings was given by the teleradiologist on-call.
    IMPRESSION:
    1. MILDLY THICKENED NONOBSTRUCTED LOOPS OF SMALL BOWEL WITH MINIMAL SURROUNDING INFLAMMATORY CHANGE SUGGESTIVE IF AN ENTERITIS.
    2. NORMAL APPEARANCE OF THE APPENDIX.
    3. SMALL AMOUNT OF FLUID WITHIN THE PELVIS WHICH CAN BE PHYSIOLOGIC.
    4. NO ADDITIONAL ABNORMALITY OF THE ABDOMEN OR PELVIS IDENTIFIED.

    • ANSWER:
      You really need to have the doctor that ordered this test explain it to you in the context of your symptoms and why it was ordered.
      Basically it shows that there is some inflammation of the small intestines (enteritis) which can be caused by different things. The appendix is normal (that’s good of course). Small amounts of fluid in the pelvis which can be normal in females at certain times of the month.

  12. QUESTION:
    Questions about a cyst? whats the difference between a cyst and a tumor?
    A couple of days ago I had a bunch of pain in my pelvic area and my stomach was hurting real bad, WELL I went to the doctor and they wanted me to get a CT scan and blood work done, so I did the next morning the nurse called me from the doctors office and tells me I have about a 3 cm cyst on my left ovary, and they scheduled an ultra sound so they can get a better look at it then today she called me back and told me my blood work came back great and my liver, kidneys, appendix, and spleen are just fine also…should I be worried? (she never mentioned cancer) but I dont really know the difference or what a cyst really is.. hmmm lol help

    • ANSWER:
      A cyst is just a fluid filled sac – almost always benign. Especially on your ovaries – cysts are normal and part of the physiological process of ovulation. Usually up to 1 or 2 cm they are considered “follicles” and above that they are considered cysts. It is no biggie but can cause discomfort/pain.

      A tumor is typically solid and would have been differentiated from a cyst by the ultrasound. A tumor can be either benign or malignant and would have to be biopsied to know for certain.

  13. QUESTION:
    ultrasound scan for adrenals reliable?
    i had a UltraSound scan recently on abdomen to investigate weight loss, hormones abnormalities etc

    Ultrasound showed my kidneys, liver, spleen, the sonographer said they were all normal. adrenal glands were not prominent which she said was a good thing and it looked all clear.

    she couldnt quite see the ovaries so i had to get a transvaginal one as she looked for pcos it confirmed cysts on ovaries.

    the doctor (endocrinologist) skimmed over the ultrasound result really and said it was normal but then as i was asking questions, at the end the doctor ordered an MRI scan, “just to show that its normal”, i felt he was just doing it to show that there was nothing as he said “in these cases nothing is found on the adrenals”

    i really dont want to go as ive heard bad stories about their effects and dont want to put my body through the powerful magentic rays.

    he’s requested it to test my adrenals glands, but if the ultrasound said everything including my liver, spleen, kidneys etc was clear and fine then im wondering why is it good enough for those organs?

    why do i need an MRI for adrenals and not to check these other organs, why cant it be taken it that they are all normal?

    help?

    im worried i really dont want to go i feel i will have to cancel and its tomorrow :0(

    would an adrenal mass in a person who had it not show upon an ultrasound?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no real evidence to suggest that being exposed to a high magnetic field during an MRI, poses any long term risk to health. They are quite safe.

      There is of course only so much an ultrasound can detect. Has he done an adrenal function test? Were your cortisol levels abnormal or something? He likely just wants to make sure nothing has been missed.

      No, tumours would likely not show up on the ultrasound as it would likely be quite tiny.

  14. QUESTION:
    ultrasound scan reliable?
    i had a UltraSound scan recently on abdomen to investigate weight loss, hormones abnormalities etc

    Ultrasound showed my kidneys, liver, spleen, the sonographer said they were all normal. adrenal glands were not prominent which she said was a good thing and it looked all clear.

    she couldnt quite see the ovaries so i had to get a transvaginal one as she looked for pcos it confirmed cysts on ovaries.

    the doctor (endocrinologist) skimmed over the ultrasound result really and said it was normal but then as i was asking questions, at the end the doctor ordered an MRI scan, “just to show that its normal”, i felt he was just doing it to show that there was nothing as he said “in these cases nothing is found on the adrenals”

    i really dont want to go as ive heard bad stories about their effects and dont want to put my body through the powerful magentic rays.

    he’s requested it to test my adrenals glands, but if the ultrasound said everything including my liver, spleen, kidneys etc was clear and fine then im wondering why is it good enough for those organs?

    why do i need an MRI for adrenals and not to check these other organs, why cant it be taken it that they are all normal?

    help?

    im worried i really dont want to go i feel i will have to cancel and its tomorrow :0(

    would an adrenal mass in a person who had it not show upon an ultrasound?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi darling,

      If you have been offered an MRI I would advise you to have it. It will not hurt and there will not be anywhere near enough magnetic rays to do any harm to you. It is like an ordinary X-ray, the only reason the staff wear protection is because they are doing it all day long. For you it is a one off and nothing will harm you.

      I do think you will be cross with yourself if you don’t go because you will be forever wondering. it is the most painless way to look at the ovaries I can assure you.

      good luck.

      Love mel.X

  15. QUESTION:
    NEED PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE FROM A DOCTOR ….. ” CT ABDOMEN AND PELVIS. CLINICAL INFO. ” HELPPP!?
    Can anyone interpret this? Is it serious? What to do next?
    My girlfriends not well. Need help. Many docs are recommending various stuff. Please Suggest ideas.

    …………………………………………………………………………………..

    CT ABDOMEN AND PELVIS.

    CLINICAL INFO.

    Abdominal pain and fever.

    CT scan of abdomen performed after administration of oral contrast with IV contrast administration.

    Ther is short segment of terminal ilium close to ilio caecal junction showing concentric wall thickening. Streekiness of mesenteric fat is seen. Multiple well defined lymph nodes are seen in the mesentery with diameter upto 1.1cm. Minimal free fluid is seen in pelvis. No intra abdominal masses. Liver , spleen, adrenals pancreas and kidneys are unremarkable. Note is made of cystic ovaries on both sides(functional cysts).Uterine cavity shows fluid density.No focal myometrial lesions in the uterus. No gross lytic or sclerotic lesions in the bones.

    OPINION.

    Short segment concentric thickening of terminal ilium close tothe junction associated with minimal free fluid in the pelvis and mesenteric lymphadenopathy. Consider the possibility of inflammatory pathology/tuberculosis.Crhon’s disease is differential diagnosis.Suggest correlation with biopsy.

    ………………………………………………………………………………………

    • ANSWER:
      I am not a doctor but from what I am reading looks like your friend could have someting wrong with their colon, some sort of inflammation in the colon they mentioned crohns disease, which is controlled with medication and diet. They also want to do further testing to confirm it. Hang in there ..

  16. QUESTION:
    CT Scan and Barium Follow Through?
    I recently went in for a CT Scan and it showed small bowel thickening, later I was reffered to an office to do a barium follow through, but when the results came it showed normal and no thickening observed?

    Isn’t a CT Scan more reliable than a Barium Follow Through? I have so much pain and they arne’t finding anything, my spleen is swollen and I’ve got a cyst on my liver which is what i know. I’m getting pain in the upper right quadrant, and its even effecting my breathing to a certain extent. Anyone have any ideas as to what it might be or any hints to tests or anything that can be done? I’m tired of doctors telling me there’s nothing wrong..

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  17. QUESTION:
    Should I be blaming the doctors for my boyfriends mothers cancer? Could this really have been prevented?
    My boyfriend of three years mother Sue was diagnosed with cancer about a month and a half ago. I’m not too sure which cancer it is, just that it started in a cyst, but apparently it has spread to the outside of her liver now. The thing is, about four months prior to her being diagnosed, Sue visited the doctor and was told she had very large cysts and fibroids on her ovaries. They apparently were the size of oranges, and I think there was three of them. They told Sue that she would undergo surgery to have them removed in about a months time – it never happened. Four months down the line and doctors see a dark mass in one of the cysts. Turns out to be cancer. Sue had to have a radical hysterectomy and part of her bowl removed then. Shes undergoing chemo every three weeks, although she’s only had her second session. I was told the other day that the cancer had spread to her liver and spleen. I don’t know what the prognosis is – all i know is that we’ve been told to pray it doesn’t get into her liver, and just stays on the outside of it. I’m not stupid though, the cancer has spread and thats serious stuff. :(
    Me and my boyfriend are furious though – could this have been prevented if they’d removed her cysts earlier? i dunno if we’re just looking for someone to blame or what, but it just doesn’t seem right :(

    x
    By the way, I don’t want to sound ungrateful here. I haven’t met the doctors that are treating Sue at the moment, but I’m sure they’re doing their very best for her and I’m extremely grateful for that. It just doesn’t seem right. Surely it’s the doctors fault for not treating her sooner like planned. She was in a lot of discomfort with the cysts – I know they were compressing her organs and she looked like she was 7 months pregnant. It just seems a bit negligent that the doctors would have her in this amount of discomfort and not do anything about it for another four months, by which time it’s too late. :(
    Sorry, I don’t really know much about it. I haven’t spoke to Sue and my boyfriend doesn’t like to talk about it, otherwise i would have given better details.
    I don’t know if we’re just looking for someone to blame, but at the end of the day – for someone who isn’t from a medical background like yourself, we are naive to the real facts and all we see is doctors that appear to have failed someone by delaying their treatment. I apologize if I have caused offence by saying I blame the doctors, but that is what we’re seeing. In her early scans there was no cause for concern that we knew about, and then four months later she has cancer? It doesn’t seem right at all. I know doctors do try their best, but it just seems a bit negligent in my opinion. Nevertheless, she was kept in unnecessary discomfort since they delayed her treatment anyway, which still is unfair for her.
    I have the greatest respect for doctors – I’m hoping for a career in medicine myself, so i apologize for any offence
    I’ve asked my boyfriend if I could come with him when he takes him mum for her chemo, but he never lets me. I feel a bit offended to be honest, I just wanna be supportive.
    Again, I apologize for being a bit mean. I’m only 17! lol, I’m allowed to be naive :P
    Thankyou for your answer though, Spreedog. I’ll ask him again if I can come with him. :)
    If I’m honest, my brother died two months ago from a massive asthma attack. When my mum took him to the doctors about it, they just told her it was panic attacks, and that he needed to get a job and sort his life out. So right now I feel a bit failed by my doctor. :(
    and sweethearttheangel, I hope you’re mum gets better real soon sweetie. My prayers are with you. xo

    • ANSWER:
      To be totally honest with you. If I was your BF I’d be going ballistic right now. I’d be mad enough I’d be talking to a lawyer about suing the doctors who ignored Sue’s condition so long.I lost a good friend to ovarian cancer in June 2008. She fought a four year long all out, knock down, drag out, cat fight with it. Eighteen months earlier she was diagnosed with large ovarian cysts. Not once was surgery even suggested. When she was finally operated on the pathologists found stage 4 cancer. She was just 32 and had a husband and two little girls when she passed on. So now you know why I’d be furious with those quacks.

  18. QUESTION:
    Which test is more accurate?
    Which is more accurate? A CT or a Nuclear Scan?
    I had both done on the same day and I have different results. I was just wondering which one is more accurate. The CT was with contrast. The CT says my spleen and liver is not enlarged and I have a hypodense focus which is likely an incidental cyst or hemangioma on my spleen. My nuclear scan of spleen and liver says I have hepatosplenomegaly. My liver is 18 cm in the mid anterior clavicle line and my spleen is 14 cm. Which would you go with and is a hepatosplenomegaly serious and how is it treated?

    • ANSWER:
      No one testing is 100% accurate. It also depends alot on who looked at
      the final films testing of your organ and how much knowledge they had.

      Most doctors, when there is a difference like this, will request the films
      so they can see for themselves and also show other doctors for a final
      decision to be made.

      It depends on whether you are a man or woman and your size, weight, and
      height….what size organ would considered to be normal for you.

      If the liver cells become damaged, the immune system of the body
      would respond to this and cause inflammation to develop inside the liver…
      this would cause the liver to enlarge in size. If the blood isn’t flowing
      well through the liver because of this…then it can back up into the spleen and
      the spleen can enlarge, also.
      Some of the causes of liver cell damage is:
      alcohol consumption, medications toxification, chemical exposure,
      mushroom poisoning, biliary obstruction/malformation/infection,
      viral or parasite infections, cardiac/vascular problems,
      auto immune disease, hereditary conditions, metabolic
      disorders, fatty liver disease and others.
      Treatment: if the cause can be determined and stopped, the liver cells
      may heal and the problem could be reversed. Any inflammation that
      develops…the doctor can prescribe medications to help with this.

      Cysts can be fluid filled, complex (meaning they have other things inside
      the capsule, or sometimes can be cancerous (rarely). Hemangioma is
      a group of blood vessels that form together. The doctors just usually
      watch a cyst to see if it enlarges in size. If it starts to cause a problem
      in the organ, they may remove part of its wall so that it can drain out and
      be absorbed by the rest of the body.

      Hepato means liver, Spleno means spleen, megaly means
      enlargement. As long as the liver cells do not die off and form scar
      tissue inside the liver (known as Cirrhosis), then there is hope of
      being cured.

  19. QUESTION:
    I don’t know what to do?
    I have been having pain in my lower left side of my abdomen for about 4 weeks. My other symptoms are…

    *I really don’t have much of an appetite anymore
    *When I do eat, I don’t like to eat much before I feel incredibly full (1/2 of a sandwich)
    *I am constantly tired
    *Sometimes it feels like someone is pressing on my pelvis, it just feels like pressure.
    *I have been urinating more than normal.

    I went to my doctor 4 weeks ago when the pain started. He has been running tests for my kidneys, liver, and spleen. All of them have come back negative. So, he sent me for a CT scan yesterday and the doctor who looked at it called my doctor and said the discovered an “abnormal growth” on my left ovary. My doctor said to not worry about it because it was probably just a cyst. He gave me some antibiotics because he thinks I may just have an infection.

    I just have trouble believing him. I don’t know what to do.
    My doctor hasn’t told me to do anything. I’m going to go see a gynecologist next week because I think they can do more for me than the doctor right now. What should ask? I’m 19 so there is a good chance it may not be serious, but I want to be sure. Thank you sooo much.

    • ANSWER:
      I hope You get well soon.. I’m doing my best to help every1 to cure their illness including you.. with my Islam Prayers.. You don`t have to vote me for the best answer.. im doing this for free.. I only hopping we all get bless & Cure from Allah the most Mercyfull..Loveing & Careing.. See the improvement result.

  20. QUESTION:
    Please guide – liver cancer ?
    My father , 56 y, is suffering from Hep. B and is on Adefovir (Hepsera) , recently he had undergone MRI which reported as under :

    ” The study shows ultered signal intensity of lvier parenchyma. Focal Lesion measuring 24×21 mm is seen in Seg. 6 of right lobe of liver appearing Hypointense in T1W & hyperintense in T2WI with tiny hyper intense focus in T1WI. The lesion shows heterogenous enhancement post contrast study with small non-enhancing areas within. The intra hepatic biliary radicals are not dialated. The prota hepatis is normal, the spleen is normal ”

    The reports for other organs revealved normal except a small cyst on right kidney.

    IMP. THING 1m AGO ALSO HE HAD UNDERGONE A SONOGRAPHY WHICH REVEALED EVERYTHING IS NORMAL IN LIVER AND THE VIRAL COUNT FOR HEP. B WAS ALSO UNDER NORMAL RANGE. BUT IN 1m VIRAL COUNT HAS ALSO INCREASED TO 5.82 AND THE MRI REVEALED AS ABOVE.

    HIS CHILD PUGH SCORE IS 10.

    Pl. guide to go for transplant/rfapi and whether in 1m this can hap.

    • ANSWER:
      liver tumour or hepato-cellular carcinoma is grave thing to happen to someone. There are various modalities for treatment. including tumour resection , chemotherapy , laser ablation of tumour and percutaneous alcohol injections. your report indicates that it is still confined to one segment of liver which can be resected and you can achieve good 5 year survival rates. So u better hurry and show it to a good hepato-biliary surgeon to get desired results.

  21. QUESTION:
    trying to get pregnant and have tryed clomid from my consultant at the hospital?
    I am 23 years old, marryed and trying to get pregnant, I have endrotrmois and pcos, I have been given clomid I was on 50 grams, I was on it for 2 cycles then I got took of it partly cause it didn’t work but I also got rushed into hospital and they thought it was down to the clomid tablets, I have had MIR scan which shows I have enlarged spleen, enlarged liver, which is fatty and relising musc, enlarged ovari which has a cyst on it, I have had a pelvic scan which showed that I have pcos, I had key hole surgery last year which showed that I have endromtiros. I am desperate for a baby, and I would love to fall pregnant, I have irregualr periods as well which can be a night mare, I have tired almost everything, by getting advice from my GP, reading books about it, losing abit of weight even though I aint that big any way, but I thought it would help never did. I am on verage of giving up and I don’t want it put a strain on my marraige with trying to get pregnant and then getting let down when nothing happens. We have been told we can go for IVF but I want to give it ago and get pregnant natural until we can have IVF. We both a baby, but nothing is happening. any help or advice will be greatfully recieved.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, when I was younger 19 to be exact. My husband & I tried also. My Dr discovered that I was not ovulating monthly. & I had irregular periods. So we did 2 cycles of the clomid (50mg). I got pregnant with the 2nd cycle. When my daughter was 3 we wanted to try again. This time we did 3 cycles with an increase in each one. 50mg 1st cycle, 100mg 2nd cycle, & 150mg 3rd cycle(3 pills). & still nothing. It didn’t work like it did the 1st time. So we tried IUI which didn’t work. After years of trying we finally tried IVF as a last resort. It worked the 1st time we tried it. My daughter was 9 when I had my son. After that pregnancy came easy for me. My son was a few months old when I found out I was pregnant again. So for 8 days in Dec they are the same age until his birthday. We figured it was just luck. Then in 2008 I found out I was pregnant again. Then we decided on birth control which I have never needed in the past. I have heard of this happening a lot, women getting pregnant easily after IVF. This may be your best option if you are starting to give up on trying as we were. But be careful afterwards, you may be able to get pregnant easily as I have been able to. It is also expensive depending on the medication you need. Hope this helps you. By the way I am 34 yrs old now, my husband is 37. We have 4 children ages 13, 4, 3, & 1

  22. QUESTION:
    Is it something serious?
    I have been getting some crazy symptoms lately. I have been sleeping 10 hours every night and still feeling tired all day. I have been getting pains in my arms all the way down to my hands usually just in my left arm. The front of my neck sometimes hurts. Sometimes my legs or my arms flinch for no reason so does my head, my lips tremble when I talk sometimes. I get mild headaches at least once a week, both my ears hurt on the inside, my eyes hurt everyday, I have stomach pains, as well as weird chest pains that only last for a few moments and sometimes when I inhale it feels like my heart is gonna explode so I cant inhale at all usually only lasts 20-30 seconds. I also noticed that if I eat hot sauce I poop blood. Have diharea once every two weeks. I constantly sneeze everyday, my body temp is usually above average, shortness of breathe seems like I can never take a deep breathe, I have about 20 red spots on my stomach chest an back, white spots on my neck and arms. I also have what I thought was cysts but now think is swollen lymph nodes on my face and back of my ears and armpit , have trouble swallowing my saliva not food, I always seem shaky and cold and shake when im not even cold, I am 6″3 140 lbs and cant gain any weight. I am a 20 yr old male. Hope I didnt miss anything and also I noticed I am not mentally the same as I used to be. Oh and when I was a kid both my liver and spleen were lassirated or however u spell it. And had to have a spinal tap.

    • ANSWER:
      This sounds serious; go to a doctor. Depression (you do not even have to be depressed) or anxiety attacks/ stress seem to cover about half the symptoms. It could also be gastro-intestinal, perhaps a stomach ulcer. My immediate recommendation would be to avoid caffeine and sugar (caffeine is in fizzy drinks, tea and choolate as well as coffee), and to go to a doctor because your symptoms sound potentially serious (that does not mean they are, but it is better to be safe). It might even be flu.

  23. QUESTION:
    Can someone please translate this medical report? Could this indicate cancer? Lymph problems?
    “Superiorly in the medial segment of the left liver lobe there are two or three attenuation nonenhancing regions, which appear to be a number of tiny cycst. There are no enhancing liver nodules. There may be an additional tiny cyst in the inferior right liver lobe. There is possible layering of some minimally radiopaque gallstones in the low gallbladder neck. The wall is not thickened. There is no pericholecystic fluid. There is no gross bile duct dilation. The spleen and pancreas images are unremarkable. The adrenal glands are normal in size.The kidneys are not obstructed.There are no significant renal masses. There are no dominant renal stones. There is a peripelvic cyst on the left measuring approx 12mm. There is minimal aoritc calcification. There is no aneurysm. There are a few shotty periaortic lymph nodes in the infrarenal region. None are individually pathologic. The number has slightly increased. The bowel loops are grossly normal in appearance. The mesentary is unremarkable. The small bowel loops are normal in distribution and appearance with no signs of dilation or wall thickening. There is no ascites. There is no free air. There is a small hiatal hernia. There is mucosal thickening questioned through the GE junction. There was no discrete mass and EGD study is suggested to exclude malignancy here. The lung bases are clear with no infiltratesor effusions. There appears to be wall thickening of the terminal ileal loop, as it inserts into the cecum. The wall here is somewhat succulent. The mucosal folds are featureless.This is probably a terminal ileitis. There is no fluid or inflammation surrounding soft tissues. Prostate gland is enlarged, however, there is no discrete dominant mass.

    • ANSWER:
      You don’t mention what your lymph problems are, your symptoms or your age, but there is nothing unusual about your lymph nodes according to this report. Your next test may be an EGD, as the only thing in the report that is concerning is the mucosal thickening in the GE junction. The doctor who ordered this test should have gone over the results with you.

  24. QUESTION:
    Help with these MRCP Results please!!!?
    FINDINGS:The Extrahepatic bile ducts are mildly dilated for the patients age,with the common hepatic duct measuring up to 9mm on a series 10 image 9.

    *There is also mild prominence of the central intrahepatic duct. No intraductal filling defects are seen. The pancreatic duct is non-dilated and pancreatic duct is nondilated and the pancreatic ductal anatomy appears classic.

    *There is a duodenal diverticulum seen just anterior to the to the distal common bile duct adjacent to the pancreatic head. The gallbladder is normal in appearance with no gallbladder stones seen.

    *In the inferior right hepatic lobe is am 8mm T2 hyper intense lesion which is not fully characterized best seen on the M.R.C.P. images,

    *tiny foci of markedly bright T2 signal likely representing hepatic cysts seen in the liver dome,lateral left hepatic lobe,and in the more inferior left hepatic lobe. These measure 3 to 4 mm in diameter. No focal pancreatic lesions are seen on this non contrast study.

    *The spleen, adrenal glands, and kidneys are normal. There is a rectus diastasis and evidence of a prior mid-line surgical incision with probable mesh repair, not fully imaged.

    *Abdominal wall incisional hernia with complete rectus diastasis with significant progression in comparison with prior CT study done on 3/7/2011

    IMPRESSION:
    1) Mild biliary ductal of unclear etiology. No evidence of choledocholithiasis or

    cholecystics. Suggest correlation with liver function studies.
    2) Duodenal diverticulum seen just anterior to the to the distal common bile duct adjacent to the pancreatic head.
    3) nonspecific T2 hyperintense lesion in the inferior right hepatic lobe. The absence of any history of malignancy. this is likely to represent a hemangioma. Several tiny hepatic cysts are incidentally noted.
    4) Rectus diastasis with the probable prior mesh repair of the anterior abdominal wall. hernia also present

    • ANSWER:
      Background:
      The liver has different lobes. The main right lobe is larger
      and more to the right side of the patient. The left lobe is
      smaller in size, connected to the right lobe, and extends
      over toward the middle of the body. The other lobes are
      not mentioned here (so I will omit them).

      Cysts can be fluid filledsacs, complex(meaning they have
      something inside them more than just fluid), or [rarely] they can be
      cancerous. Cysts are just usually watched closely to see if
      they enlarge in size. If they stay the same…it is good.
      If they enlarge to a certain size where they may damage the
      liver cells around them…they may have to be removed or
      a portion removed to drain them.

      Now, about the ducts:
      The liver makes bile. This bile flows through tube like structures,
      known as ducts. The ducts inside the liver are the intrahepatic
      duct (intra means inside and hepati means the liver).
      ***Your ducts, inside the liver, are well seen, and the bile
      is flowing through them okay***
      The bile flows through these ducts to the outside of the liver
      to the gallbladder to be stored and concentrated.
      When you eat, the food moves from the mouth, to the
      esophagus, to the stomach, and then over to the first
      part of the intestines (known as the duodenum).
      Hormones are then released, and this makes the
      gallbladder contract and push the bile into the “common
      bile duct” [the main extrahepatic duct outside the liver…
      extra mean outside)
      ***The ducts outside the liver appear to be dilated.***
      The bile flows to the intestine (the first part known as
      the duodenum) to help emulsify the fats we eat so they
      can be digest and absorbed.

      Right before the common bile duct connect to the
      intestines, the duct from the pancreas connects to the
      common bile duct. It appears to be normal, not dilated.
      The pancreas is located more toward the center of
      the abdomen…behind the stomach area.

      A duodenum diverticulum is an outpouching of the
      intestines. If you think of the skin being irritated and
      a blister forms on the surface that seems to fill up…
      this is what it may look like in the intestines. However,
      the blister is more like a open place where the
      contents of the intestines can gather into.
      They see the diverticulum is located to the front of
      where the bile duct comes down to connect to the
      intestines…but, it is about even with the Pancreas
      head, which would be above it. (they are trying to
      state here, the approximate location). Your pancreas
      appears to be just fine.

      The right lobe of the liver, they see a lesion which
      they believe to be a Hemangioma. Though, they are
      not sure. An Hemangioma is a group of blood vessel
      in a cluster like form…they are usually not a cause of
      true concern..if this is what it truly is. They do see
      cysts in different areas of the liver.

      They do not see any stones (choledocholithiasis),
      growths, malformation, infections anywhere.
      However, they do see a hernia.
      And you may of had some other repair done, that they
      have taken notice of.

      Your spleen, kidneys, and adrenal glands appear to be
      fine.

      I hope this better explains things to you. Best wishes
      Only the doctor, with further testing or looking at your past
      tests done…can determine your diagnosis and “true” results.
      No one test, by itself, is 100% accurate.

  25. QUESTION:
    I got my CT Scan Results, can anyone help interpret this?
    I finally was able to get a CT scan as a follow up for a liposarcoma that I had in 2000. Here is the radiology report:

    CT chest, abdomen and pelvis
    Findings: Lungs are clear. Scattered thin walled lucent cysts in the lung bilaterally. No pleural or pericardial fluid or mediastinal abnormality.
    The liver is prominent and mildly fatty with caudal edge of the liver extending below the lower pole of the right kidney and transverse dimension of the liver from right to left measuring about 28 cm. Several scattered small hypo densities are noted in the liver which are too small to characterize including one on image #160 in the left lobe and one in the posterior right lobe on image #158 and another at age image#155 and also image #150. These are probably preexisting benign lesions or cysts.
    The spleen, pancreas, adrenal glands and kidneys are unremarkable.
    There is no intraabdominal mass or evidence of recurrent fatty tumor. Normal appendix. There is a small enhancing nodule in the right fundus of the uterus consistent with a fibroid. No pelvic mass or cyst. No ascites.
    ——————-

    I don’t understand something… How can someone look at a picture and know right away that something is a cyst?
    My problem with this is because I was misdiagnosed for 7 years before they finally removed the tumor that ended up being a liposarcoma. I know that liposarcomas like to go to the lungs, so the fact that there are “cysts” there really bugs me…
    Any opinion would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      A contrast enhanced CT scan is quite good at telling the difference between a fluid filled item, a solid item that has the equivalent density and blood flow as fat, and a solid item that has lots of blood flow.

      One of the simplest ways to tell the difference between the characteristics of various findings on a CT scan is to compare them to tissue or material of a known character. If, for example, a mass is found inside the abdomen, and it has about the same density or gray shade as the fat under the skin, then it’s probably a fatty mass. If it’s a brighter gray and looks more like the shade of the abdominal muscles, then it has a lot more blood flow and tissue density than fat… it’s more like muscle.

      This is a very simplistic explanation, but it’s the first thing one notices about an unknown mass on a CT scan.

      A more sophisticated way to make the determination is to actually read the “Hounsfield units” measurement at that given position. HU measures the density of an object based on how much it stops the x-rays used in the CT scanner. The result is obtained with nothing more than a couple of “point and click” choices on the computer.

      Often, when CT scans are done, we actually get TWO or MORE scans in rapid succession. Sometimes we get one set of images, inject the contrast, and then get another set of images, and then sometimes we wait and get even more sets of images! These serial imagings are useful to detect the variation of blood flow in different tissues. Certain types of tumors have characteristic patterns of enhancement with IV contrast over time.

      However, liposarcoma isn’t one of them. You probably had a single CT series obtained with IV contrast, and probably oral contrast as well.

      A large portion of radiology expertise is really familiarity and pattern recognition. Having seen metastatic sarcoma to the lung, the radiologist just knows what it looks like. Cysts have a different appearance.

      Cysts are generally fluid filled sacs with a wall that is made of living tissue. The living tissue has blood flow and shows up with enhancment on the CT scan. The fluid inside has a density basically equivalent to water and has no enhancement. If the radiologist saw something like that, they’d call it a cyst.

      Radiologists are generally scared to “under-read”. If the radiologist is aware that you had a history of liposarcoma (and the report suggests that they ARE), they know that you have a risk of metastatic recurrences that could occur at the original site, in the lung or even in bone. They’d LOOK for that. If they saw anything that was questionable, they’d put the onus of responsibility back on the surgeon to make a genuine determination.

      They’d use terminology such as “masses observed in the lung cannot be fully characterized, biopsy recommended”, or “lesions of unknown significance found in the lung fields, clinical correlation required.” These would be signals to the surgeon that the radiologist is not willing to be responsible for non-intervention.

      In your case, the fact that the radiologist is being clear in their CT diagnosis is very reassuring.

      Sarcomas are best characterized in terms of “grade”. They will be referred to as “high grade” or “low grade” depending on the microscopic evaluation. This helps predict their behavior over time. Sarcomas tend to recur at the original site because it’s often difficult to get the whole thing. Less commonly, they crop up in distant sites, but when they do, it’s often because they are high grade, aggressive cancers.

      You appear to have been cancer free for over 7 years. You’re doing really well! Congratulations on kicking butt on some bad disease. :)

      Edit:

      I was going to refer you to a recent liposarcoma question I answered for some further info, but…

      IT WAS YOUR QUESTION! :D

      I guess this is the internet equivalent of “continuity of care” !

  26. QUESTION:
    Can you still have cancer if your CBC tests results are normal?
    I have had an enlarged spleen, high bilirubin count, liver function tests have doubled in 6 days. AST was 50; today it is 101; ALT was 54; today it is 121. My platelets were a little low, I have a cyst on my ovary and an enlarged gut. I am so fatigued all the time, I am using the bathroom a whole lot more, but been constipated as well (prob more info than you care to read – sorry) However, a different dr took a whole new round of cbc tests and those came back normal. Does anyone have any insight as to what is going on? I can’t sleep b/c I am worried about what is going on in my body and I feel like I am about to lose my mind.

    • ANSWER:
      A CBC is not a cancer screening test. It only indicates organ functionality based on the levels of various chemicals in the blood.

      Many cancers, particularly in their early stages, will have absolutely no direct or indirect impact on CBC results.

  27. QUESTION:
    Can anyone here read Ct Abdomen & Pelvis lab results?
    My labs come in & i have a few questions;
    Ct Abdomen & Pelvis,lung base=normal,Liver=Mild farry infiltration change. No discrete lesion. Spleen=Normal. Kidneys=Several small subcentimeter low densities in both kidneys. Probable cysts, no worrisome lesion is suspected. The ureters are not dilated. Peritoneum= No free air; Cholecystectomy clips.
    Bowel=No Obstruction. Appendix=normal, 16mm folicle on left ovary
    Findings=Multiple small low densities in both kidneys have the appearance of small cysts. This is more than we see in a patient this age. Recommend family history of possible cystic renal disease in family.
    Follow up tests showed=
    Right kidney=Mid one third of kidney is a echogentic density w/o definite acoustic shadowing could be a cyst or ectatic calix with some debris within it, non shadowing calculus. Superior Pole a sonolucent mass with echogentic posterior wall felt to represent a cyst about 8mm in diameter. The mid one third of kidney has another lesion with same characteristics constitent with a cyst that is about 8 to 10 mm in diameter & Left kidney= sonolucent mass consistant with a cyst, good shadowing, distally about 1.4×1.4x 1 cm in size. More low density lesions seen. Benefit to do follow up on these parent cysts. Both kidneys normal in size and contour. no evidence of hydronephrosis.
    I’m not really worried except the lab said i have to many cysts for my age. My family doctor told me i don’t. Is this to many cysts?
    Mild fatty not farry it’s late..
    It doesn’t say that you have polycystic kidney disease or other major pathology. One person I know has to talk to the ultrasound technician every time that a kidney ultrasound is done.
    >>>>>>>>>>>
    The tech told me i had to many my family doctor said i don’t it just made me confused a little. I have pain in my right side so much i can’t walk and it is very painful. I had so many tests but they are finding nothing. I guess i just want to stop hurting all the time.

    • ANSWER:
      There are multiple cysts described by the imaging studies, however in cases of polycystic kidney disease there are usually MANY MANY more cysts than the 3 or so you have.

      I think your family doctor is right and I don’t think you need to be investigated for polycystic kidney disease.

      It would, however, be prudent to keep an eye on the kidney function – to take a urine test and blood test from time to time (?annually) to keep an eye on things.

  28. QUESTION:
    What is the procedure our patient had?
    FINDINGS: On bimanual exam, the uterus was found to be anteverted at approximately six weeks in size. There were no adnexal masses appreciated. The vulva and perineum appeared normal. Laparoscopic findings revealed normal appearing uterus, fallopian tubes bilaterally as well as ovaries bilaterally. There was a functional cyst on the left ovary. There was filmy adhesion in the left pelvic sidewall. There were two clear lesions consistent with endometriosis, one was on the right fallopian tube and the other one was in the cul-de-sac. The uterosacrals and ovarian fossa as well as vesicouterine peritoneum were free of any endometriosis. The liver was visualized and appeared normal. The spleen was also visualized.
    INDICATIONS: This patient is a 34-year-old gravida 4, para-4-0-0-4 Caucasian female who desires permanent sterilization. She recently had a spontaneous vaginal delivery in June and her family planning is complete.

    PROCEDURE IN DETAIL: After informed consent was obtained in layman’s terms, the patient was taken back to the operating suite and placed under general anesthesia. She was then prepped and draped and placed in the dorsal lithotomy position. A bimanual exam was performed and the above findings were noted. Prior to beginning the procedure, her bladder was drained with a red Robinson catheter. A weighted speculum was placed in the patient’s posterior vagina and the 12 o’ clock position of the cervix was grasped with a single-toothed tenaculum. The cervix was dilated so that the uterine elevator could be placed. Gloves were exchanged and attention was then turned to the anterior abdominal wall where the skin at the umbilicus was everted and using the towel clips, a 1 cm infraumbilical skin incision was made. The Veress needle was then inserted and using sterile saline ______ the pelvic cavity. The abdomen was then insufflated with appropriate volume and flow of CO2. The #11 bladed trocar was then placed and intraabdominal placement was confirmed with the laparoscope. A second skin incision was made approximately 2 cm above the pubic symphysis and under direct visualization, a 7 mm bladed trocar was placed without difficulty. Using the Hulka clip applicator, the left fallopian tube was identified, followed out to its fimbriated end and the Hulka clip was then placed snugly against the uterus across the entire diameter of the fallopian tube. A second Hulka clip was then placed across the entire diameter just proximal to this. There was good hemostasis at the fallopian tube. The right fallopian tube was then identified and followed out to its fimbriated end and the Hulka clip was placed. snugly against the uterus across the entire portion of the fallopian tube in a 90 degree angle. A second Hulka clip was placed just distal to this again across the entire diameter. Good hemostasis was obtained. At this point, the abdomen was desufflated and after it was desufflated, the suprapubic port site was visualized and found to be hemostatic. The laparoscope and remaining trocars were then removed with good visualization of the peritoneum and fascia and the laparoscope was removed. The umbilical incision was then closed with two interrupted #4-0 undyed Vicryl. The suprapubic incision was then closed with Steri-Strips. The uterine elevator was removed and the single-toothed tenaculum site was found to be hemostatic. The patient tolerated that procedure well. The sponge, lap, and needle counts were correct x2. She will follow up postoperatively for followup care.

    Question: What is the procedure our patient had?

    • ANSWER:

  29. QUESTION:
    I feel like I am dying. Am I?
    I have a cyst in a kidney. I have a stone in the other one. I have a spot on my spleen. I have a lesion on my liver. And my kidneys have been infected for 3 plus years. I have haert issues. From a car accidnet I lost most of my stomach. The doctor wants to remove the rest of it And my esphagus needs to be repaired I my ending up eating mush through a feeding tube. I am a chronic intestional bleeder. Fibromyalgia
    Anxiety disorder. Post traumatic Stress syndrom.
    I have a very bad spine. Sometimes I have no idea of why I am still alive
    help?

    • ANSWER:
      I have sympathy and all my best wishes for you.
      I pray to God to bless you with patience, courage and tolerance to deal with so many problems.
      Now, your question, why you are alive.
      There will be many situations when you can do something for someone. It is God’s work that He wants you to do. Then, you may write – articles, stories, novels, anything. You may start with writing diary. Go out, be close to nature, paint, listen to music, play some instrument, sing, find a place you can do charity work. There are so many things you can do, help someone, make someone happy!
      All my best wishes!

  30. QUESTION:
    I need a Dr. to interpret my CT Report. I had an ULQ CT done. I have left upper, and lower quadrant pain.?
    I had an ULQ CT done. I have left upper, and lower quadrant pain. H. Pylori Positive.
    this is a brief detail on my report:
    1. diffuse fatty infiltration of the liver, with an area of focal fatty infiltration adjacent to the falciform ligament.
    2. Low attenuation 2.1 cm splenic mass, most likely a simple splenic cyst or a lymphangioma. Clinical correlation recommeded.
    3. Minimal umbilical hernia, containing only fat.
    The liver is of diffusely diminished attenuation consistent with diffuse fatty infiltration. minimal area of focal hypodensity adjacent to the falciform ligament consistent with an area of focal fatty infiltration.
    The Spleen is not enlarged, but demonstrates a hypodense, near water density of +18HU (mass 2.1 cm size) posterosuperiorly in a subcapsular location. There is no asociated calcification or fill in on the delayed images. This is most likely represents a simple splenc cyst or lymphangioma.
    Please hlp what does this all mean?

    • ANSWER:
      It says that you have a fatty liver. There are many causes of fatty liver, the most common being alcoholism and obesity. This condition occurs when the liver is not metabolizing fat effectively. I found a Wikipedia article that lists some of the causes; see the first link. The condition is reversible if the cause can be treated.

      The radiologist feels that he cyst on the spleen is not a concern. “Lymphangioma” is an abnormal collection of lymph vessels that is present from birth, not anything to be concerned about.

      The umbilical hernia is small. Such hernias are not a concern unless there are associated symptoms. Nothing to worry about.

      It is not common for fatty liver to cause pain, except that some people feel a dull LUQ pain. Since you also have lower quadrant pain, further testing may be necessary to find the cause.

      The positive H. pylori is probably meaningless, unless you have an ulcer. About half the population carries it.

      I have found a bunch of links for you if you want more detail.