Diet Fatty Liver

Liver Cirrhosis is no laughing matter. It is possible to relieve quite a few of your symptoms by adopting a normal liver cirrhosis diet.

One promising factor, for all those suffering from cirrhosis, is that the liver has been blessed with an incredible capability to regenerate itself. Even right after your diagnosis, there is desire for repairing the harm performed. Your liver will, if offered the probability by ingesting the appropriate nutrients within the correct ratios, return to it is previously healthful condition. Here are a few of the best foods it’s best to be eating when you are following the liver cirrhosis diet.

The most necessary foods that one should be eating when subsequent this particular diet are contemporary fruits, contemporary greens and plenty of refreshing salads also. The nutrients in these new meals will allow your liver to make wonderful repairs to itself- antioxidants, nutritional vitamins along with other elements in these foods function within your favor. A further way to speed up the healing method would be to eat these foods by juicing your fruit and veggies and obtaining them into your program in juice type.
You also need to get plenty of top quality protein foods in your diet plan at the same time. From poultry to nuts, fish and other lean sources, you’ll be doing your liver a huge favor in providing it what it needs to obtain superior swiftly. These extraordinary food items will support strengthen and increase your immune system although also repairing the harm cells that are existing in your liver. Excessive body fat intake will be the opposite of what you want to repair your liver, so make sure to monitor this closely- Omega three fatty acids, accessible in fish and other sources, are an excellent choice. These wholesome fats can support restore any of your damaged cell membranes.

1 subsequent a liver cirrhosis diet need to be consuming lots of healing nutrients and herbs that could aid totally reverse the damage which was carried out for your ailing liver. Milk Thistle, gotu kola and artichokes supply quite a few of the herbs your body wants to recover. Also, make note of the vitamins and micronutrients your body requirements to recover your liver- most notably Zinc and vitamins B, C and E.

Obviously, with a specialized liver cirrhosis diet plan, you will also need to exclude specific meals. That is why you want to go along with refreshing food items and prevent processed merchandise along with the widespread feeling to keep away from alcohol. Refined carbohydrates- typically found in past, bread and cereal- are to become averted whatsoever costs. Maintaining these out of one’s program will avoid the inflammation that arrives with processing these nutrients bodily. That’s why you should reduce the intake of those food items, and better but remove them totally out of your diet plan to obtain the very best healing achievable.

Maintain the previously mentioned guidelines in thoughts when preparing your liver cirrhosis diet plan and you’ll be within the street to recovery. Your possibilities of healing your liver and residing a wholesome lifestyle are considerably greater after you get these suggestions and stick to them to the letter.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is the recommended diet for fatty liver(non alcoholic) and stones?
    After being diagnosed with CT scan & Ultra Sound,result found was fatty liver & stones( chronic cholecystisis +cholelithiasis).
    what is recommended diet plus any good health guide website you know?
    your help please
    merci.

    • ANSWER:
      avoid all dairy
      Avoid ALL margarines and similar type spreads
      • Avoid deep fried and fatty foods.
      • Avoid sugary processed foods and drinks
      • Limit chicken and turkey that is not free range as this contains artificial growth hormones, antibiotics and steroids that increase the livers workload.
      • Drink 2 liters of water each day.
      • Avoid artificial sweeteners see www.dorway.com

  2. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a good cleansing diet for a fatty liver?
    My daughter was diagnosed with a fatty liver. She is overweight and we are working on that with diet and exercise but I have read that cleansing diets are very helpful but would like to find one that doesn’t require me forking out lots of money for supplements that I have no idea what they actually contain.

    • ANSWER:
      I have a fatty liver too
      well all of me is fatty actually

  3. QUESTION:
    What is the best diet for a “fatty” liver?
    I have multiple lipomas (benign fatty bumps) that I understand are due to a “sluggish” liver. What diet will help get and keep my liver healthy?

    • ANSWER:
      The best (and easiest and cheapest!) thing you can do is to eat a diet of at least 75% raw foods. (Fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, fresh juices, lots of filtered water.)

      Keep the colon clean to facilitate toxin elimination from the liver: Eating plenty of raw fibrous vegetables, like carrots, celery and cauliflower, will sweep out your colon nicely.

      Foods high in Vitamin K (leafy greens, alfalfa sprouts) are especially beneficial.

      Eat plenty of raw almonds, Brazil nuts, coconut, walnuts, cashews, sunflower seeds, or pumpkin seeds. These contain arginine, an amino acid which helps to detoxify ammonia, a by-product of protein digestion.

      Best of luck.

  4. QUESTION:
    Fatty liver diet? Is it ok?
    I stopped eating fast food, I’m eating oatmeal, yogurt, cereal, fruits and all that. I don’t know if I can eat cheese too? Or if you recommend any diet for fatty liver please.

    • ANSWER:
      it coudlnt hurt. avoid all sugars & High fructose corn syrup. dont drink ANY soda pop (even diet the sweetners are bad too) . avoid certain medicines and alcohol

  5. QUESTION:
    Non Alcoholic-Fatty Liver diet?
    Please tell me weight loss diet for Fatty liver? I am non Alcholic person and the diet should be popular and effective?

    • ANSWER:

      http://www.weightcontroldoctor.com.au/index.php?page=az&subpage=fattyliver

      This link has everything you need to know

  6. QUESTION:
    What is fatty liver? what kind of diet should he take?
    My father has been diagonised with fatty liver. Is it serious? What kind of diet should he take?

    • ANSWER:
      People who consume too much alcohol over too long a time period develop first a fatty infiltration of their liver cells, then inflammation that progresses to fibrosis, then ultimately, if the drinking doesn’t stop, to cirrhosis and possibly even liver cancer. This same exact progression takes place in the livers of many people who are overweight and/or insulin resistant. It is indistinguishable from the alcoholic variety, and is diagnosed only by the fact that the patient doesn’t drink to excess. The disorder is called non-acoholic fatty liver disorder (NAFLD) and is widespread. How widespread? A recent study in the American Journal of Physiology determined that 33.6% of subjects from an ethnically diverse population in Dallas County (Texas) had fatty infiltrations of their livers to a significant degree. Thats one third of the people!

      How is it treated? In my opinion it is treated most effectively with an Eat stop Eat diet (see source for link). My husband and I have both treated many hundreds of patients with NAFLD with a ESE diet. And we’re not the only ones who believe in this kind of nutritional therapy.

      Read about the diet here:

      http://snipurl.com/pnkj6

  7. QUESTION:
    Any special diet for non alcoholic fatty liver, grade 1?
    I am a 46 year old lady.One month ago I felt discomfort on my right side above the abdomen(heaviness) and fullness on my stomach.In ultra sound scanning they found Grade 1 fatty liver.Is this curable,any special diet for this? Doctor prescribed Livomyn and Forliv capsules for three months.Still I have discomfort on my right side.
    I am waiting for precious answers.
    Thank you
    Beena

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  8. QUESTION:
    Fatty Liver Diet?
    I am 14 years old . I went to the Hospital on Friday night. i went in with a fever of 101 and my tummy was hurting so the Doctor did a CT scan and noticed I had a Mild enlarged liver … basicaly it was Fatty liver I AM over weight and iv been working on it before i went into the doctor I have lost 10 pounds from “sweating to the oldies” with Richard Simmons, So i am determined to get a heathy liver! I need Help.Anything I went to wal-mart andbought a bunch of veggies with my mom I was also wondering are Can veggies ok? for my liver, Any help like websites good Books Diets anything Please help i fell lost
    No i dont Drink or Smoke… Duh

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry to not agree with your diagnosis, but a CT scan is NOT able to diagnose a Fatty Liver (FL). Only an actual tissue biopsy of the liver with a special stain and microscope examination by ba pathology physician (pathologist) can make that diagnose which is commonly seen in heavy drinkers of alcohol and nother rare diseases. I suggest you ask your parent to get from your doctor a copy of the actual report tghat says your diagnosis of FL. I am certain you’ll be surprised – for the better.

  9. QUESTION:
    What should be the proper diet for patients suffering from fatty liver? Give detailed diet chart?

    • ANSWER:
      fatty liver can be cured only by avoiding fatty food from your diet like oil butter etc

  10. QUESTION:
    diet for fatty liver disease?
    I have a reading of 202 for elevated gamma GT enzymes in the liver, it is not alcohol related; besides no red meat, oily fish, crustacean’s, is there anything else to avoid. I have been prescribed a pill to take at night for high cholesterol and I know I must lose weight and do more exercise, I am 70 years old so going mad at the gym is out!

    • ANSWER:
      You should avoid high-glycemic carbohydrates such as white bread, white rice, butter, most prepared breakfast cereals (the ones high in sugar, anyway), sugary/starchy foods, carbonated drinks, anything fried/greasy.

      Your diet should be rich in vegetables, fruit (other than bananas…they have a lot of glucose in them), beans and legumes, whole grain breads, skim milk, high protein/low fat meats (chicken, low fat fish, turkey).

      Some doctors recommend a glass of red wine a day when and if triglyceride levels are normal. You may wish to ask your doctor about that.

  11. QUESTION:
    what is a good diet plan for a person with fatty liver?
    I already know the basics like fruit and beans and vegetables, but what should i really avoid and what should i eat more of. like yogurt? bread? what’s ok?

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    Are protein shakes bad for me if I’m trying to go on a diet due to a fatty liver?
    Oh and no, I’m not drinking the shakes recreationally. The shakes supplement my breakfast

    • ANSWER:
      Carbs, sugar & alcohol create a fatty liver, not protein & fat. Studies show that saturated fat encourages the liver cells to dump fat content.

      SEVEN REASONS TO EAT MORE SATURATED FAT -

      1) Improved cardiovascular risk factors

      Saturated fat in the diet reduces the levels of lipoprotein (a) abbreviated Lp(a)—that correlates strongly with risk for heart disease. The only dietary means of lowering Lp(a) is eating saturated fat. Eating fats raises the level of HDL, the so-called good cholesterol.

      2) Stronger bones

      Saturated fat is required for calcium to be incorporated into bone – According to expert in human health, Mary Enig, Ph.D., as much as 50 percent of the fats in the diet should be saturated fats.

      3) Improved liver health

      Studies show that saturated fat encourages the liver cells to dump fat content. Saturated fat has been shown to protect the liver from the toxic insults of alcohol & medications and even to reverse the damage.

      4) Healthy lungs

      For proper function, the airspaces of the lungs have to be coated with a thin layer of lung surfactant. The fat content of lung surfactant is 100 percent saturated fatty acids. Replacement of these critical fats by other types of fat makes faulty surfactant & potentially causes breathing difficulties, collapse of the airspaces & respiratory distress.

      5) Healthy brain

      Your brain is mainly made of fat & cholesterol. Though highly unsaturated essential fatty acids found in cold-water fish (EPA & DHA) are important for brain & nerve function, most of the fatty acids in the brain are actually saturated. The brain needs saturated fats to function optimally.

      6) Proper nerve signaling

      Certain saturated fats, found in butter, lard, coconut oil, & palm oil, function directly as signaling messengers that influence the metabolism. Without the correct signals to tell the organs & glands what to do, the job gets done improperly.

      7) Strong immune system

      Saturated fats found in butter & coconut oil (myristic acid & lauric acid) play key roles in immune health. Loss of sufficient saturated fatty acids in the white blood cells hampers their ability to recognize & destroy foreign invaders, such as viruses, bacteria, & fungi. Myristic & lauric acid have potent germ-killing ability. We need dietary replenishment of them to keep the immune system vigilant against the development of cancerous cells & infectious invaders.

      http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2009/06/06/saturated-fat/

      http://www.drbriffa.com/blog/2010/01/15/two-major-studies-conclude-that-saturated-fat-does-not-cause-heart-disease/

      FINALLY they admit – no difference in the risk of heart disease even with highest intake of saturated fat & eggs are a superfood & have no effect on cholesterol

      http://blogs.webmd.com/heart-disease/2010/03/low-fat-diet-trojan-horse-of-heart.html

      Eggs ‘should be considered a superfood’ say scientists

      Nutrition scientists have found that eggs are one of the most nutrient-dense foods available and are recommending that we eat at least one egg a day to get the optimum benefits.

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7397849/Eggs-should-be-considered-a-superfood-say-scientists.html

  13. QUESTION:
    If you have a fatty liver, will the Atkins diet make your body burn the fat in the liver also??
    Just diagnosed and need to lose about 50 lbs.

    • ANSWER:
      Is it non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)? Have you talked to your doctor about your diagnosis and treatment options?

      Here is a really good article about it. Then talk to your doctor.

      http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=46582

  14. QUESTION:
    a perfect diet for cholestrol & fatty liver, for 3 meals a day?
    i have got cholestrol in the border line, i m 29, male. i got to know that animal fats, dairy products, oils contains cholestrols. so i m going to avoid meat, poultry, all dairy products. i believe soy milk can replace milk (dont know if it contains cholestrol). i m ready to follow a strict diet.

    • ANSWER:
      Try the diet of “eat when I am hungry and stop when I am full!!”
      It’s mind over matter.. your mind has to control your eating habits…

      You have to learn how to change your eating habits and lifestyle permanently…

      Find foods that are good for you that satisfy your cravings…

      Pizza? – Try making your own pita pizza w/ lots of spices
      Icecream? – Try frozen yogurt or frozen fat free ricotta cheese
      Cookies/cakes – Everything in moderation – have 2 instead of 10

      Once you commit to it – you’ll fee so much better! You won’t feel deprived or like you are suffering – You’ll fee empowered!

      Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels… Just wait until you get that first feeling of… ooh I feel thinner… it’s contagious! You’ll want it to continue

      A good tool is to.. think about what you are going to eat first… Drink a glass of water before your meal. Have your meal, and if after 20 min you are still hungry drink a glass of water. At night after dinner, have a little snack then, tell yourself “I am not going to eat after this”. Brush your teeth. If you’re hungry – have some water or tea/decaf coffee (even a diet rootbeer or diet cream soda if you’re really craving a sweetie).

      The first night is the worst!! But the next morning when you wake up you will feel lean! That feeling will help motivate you the next day… you will want to maintain that lean feeling.

      Good Luck

  15. QUESTION:
    Did any body known a diet for a fatty liver tissue?

    • ANSWER:
      Depends on the cause, but generally a low fat diet, no alcohol.

  16. QUESTION:
    ok serious question here? Is it possible fatty liver disease within 12 months can to do?
    the beginning of liver failure? expexially of your diet has gotten worse and worse like fats after fats?and I know levels can rise in a liver funtion test in that time as mine has within 3 months. so will a fatty liver go to liver failure if the fatty diet does not change? I need to know. becasue I crave pasta with stacks of cheese on it and sugar etc. will this lead to liver failure in the not too distant future?
    by the way I do not drink or have hep

    • ANSWER:
      The doctors do different tests to see how much fats you have in your body…like cholesterol and triglycerides. By these tests, he can tell if the liver is sufficiently handling these fats. It they are elevated…then it “can” lead to fat being developed in the liver cells. He can also do an ultrasound or Ct scan to confirm this fat in your
      liver.
      This might not sound serious, but it can turn into a disease that becomes very serious in nature. The Fat inside the liver puts pressure on the cells of the liver, that is surrounded by a membrane capsule. It can push the nucleus of these cells out of place and cause damage to them. When this happens, then it changes from having simple fatty liver into a more serious condition. When the cells of the liver become damaged, the immune system responds to this and causes inflammation also inside the liver. This adds to the pressure. If a person loses
      weight (if that is the cause of it) and the inflammation is treated, then the cells of the liver can heal. If the inflammation continues on..it can lead to the cells dying off and forming scar tissue
      inside the liver that blocks the flow of blood, not only to the cells of the liver, but also stops the flow of blood through the liver. This is then known as Cirrhosis of the liver and it cannot be reversed then and the cells of the liver will continue to die off– it is a progressive disease.

      Nash or Non Alcoholic Steatohepatitis…
      It means that the patient has a non alcoholic cause of the development of fat (steato) inside the liver that causes the immune system to react and cause inflammation (hepatitis) in the liver cells.
      Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver cells. Cirrhosis is the death of the liver cells that causes fibrosis and scar tissue development.

      There are many different causes of fatty liver disease…if it is non alcohol in nature, it could be caused by weight, hereditary conditions, metabolic problems and there are others. Following what the doctor tell you to do is best. He has your past and present medical history and testing results to determine the cause and how to help you.

  17. QUESTION:
    DIET FOR A FATTY LIVER PERSON AGED65 YRS WITH GOOD HABITS & GALL BLADER REMOVED CONDITIONED?

    • ANSWER:
      that,s me, too. i do weight watchers. before that , i ate what i wanted. i exercise. my son has a fatty liver. seems to be hereditary. i never had any problems after my gallbladder was removed.

  18. QUESTION:
    What is the best diet/activity for a 34 yrs old guy who has been diagnosed of having a fatty liver?

    To add up:

    For over 10 yrs now, He’s not drinking alcohol and never smoke in his entire life ;)

    • ANSWER:
      breakfast

      glass of milk
      with 2 boiled egg

      lunch

      steam chicken or steam meet
      soap

      Dinner
      take some non fat diet
      glass of milk or shake

  19. QUESTION:
    I might have fatty liver, i got a few diet questions?
    My doctor found high alt and ast enzymes in my blood and she said its most likely fatty liver because im vaccinated for hepatitis B and i’m 98% sure i dont have C or A.

    Anyway what changed should i make in my diet if i had fatty liver? my mom already said that’s it you should stop eating ketchup and don’t keep cooked food in fridge more than 3 days because it’s bad on your liver. Is this true?
    What else should i be careful with, not counting the obvious alcohol.

    p.s. im 5’5 and i weight 125 pounds 22yrs old

    • ANSWER:
      First: No one blood testing is 100% accurate. Many things can effect the
      results of these tests like: exercising before the test was done, an
      intramuscular injections, muscle injury, etc. Only one of the liver enzymes,
      the ALT is most specific to the liver itself because it is made mostly by
      the liver cells as the others enzymes can be made in other parts of the
      body also.
      More tests will be done to see if you truly have a liver problem.
      The blood tests would include the liver function tests and liver viral
      tests. Ultrasounds or Ct scan to look at the liver itself.

      Second: there are many causes of liver cell damage:
      alcohol consumption, medication toxification,
      chemical exposure, auto immune disease,
      mushroom poisoning, cardiac/vascular problems
      biliary obstruction/malformation/infections,
      viral or parasite infections, hereditary conditions,
      tumors/cysts/growth/cancer, fatty liver disease and
      others.
      So this may not be fatty liver…the cause of the liver
      cells have to be determined. If you look over this
      list then you might see if any of these apply.
      There is no vaccination for Hepatitis C, but they
      still have blood tests to check to see if you have it.

      Third:
      Fatty liver disease also has many causes:
      weight gain or fast weight loss, malnourishment,
      diabetes, certain types of medications,
      high cholesterol/triglyceride levels, insulin
      resistances and others. The cause has to be determined
      here also. And of course alcohol consumption.
      It would be best to not drink alcohol now and not
      take any medications that are not approved of
      or prescribed by your doctor. (this includes
      over the counter, herbs, vitamins, minerals,
      supplements, etc)

      If this is a liver problem, ask to be referred to either
      a gastroenterlogist or hepatologist.
      You are not overweight because of your height.

      You do not state how high these levels are. The doctor
      may do more blood testing in a few months to see if these
      levels stay elevated. Some times they will return into the
      normal range. This is a more of a wait and see type thing.
      Best wishes. I hope this information has been of some help.

      Ketchup and cooked foods in refridge doesn’t have much to do
      with a liver problem. (though, keeping foods this long can make
      you sick if you eat them) Heptatis A can be caused by feces in
      the food or drink…unclean water, shellfish, uncooked foods, etc.
      Hepatitis B and C are usually contacted from body fluids and
      blood transfusion or contact with another persons blood.

  20. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of anything good for fatty liver and a diet plan also. No, before someone ask, I do not drink
    had all blood work come back clear
    ultrasound showed today, slightly fatty liver

    • ANSWER:
      The 2nd link may be the most useful as it is specific to Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

  21. QUESTION:
    Paralyzed Intestines, Fatty Liver, Liquid Diet, Swollen Stomach, Upper GI tomorrow. Any encouragement?
    Okay, last Saturday night (8 days ago), I went to my local ER because I was violently vomiting. I had not eaten much that day and had vomited all of that up. After seeing the triage, I started having to run into the ER bathroom and was vomiting up (what I later found out was) BILE. It was oily and green colored. Anyway, they gave me fluids and kept me overnight for observation. I didn’t throw up again after being on the fluids. In the last few hours of being in the hospital I had diariah once and started running a low grade fever. They let me go anyway and said it was just a stomach virus going around.
    The following day, I started having the weirdest diariah it was almost all liquid, tan colored and ‘frothy’ if that makes any sense. I didn’t have a since solid movement all week. Friday morning, my boss looked at my stomach and noticed it was POKING out, sent me to the doctor. They did an xray, said my intestines were paralyzed & I had a kidney infection and sent me straight over to the ER again. I’ve now been here since Friday morning (it’s now Sunday night). They did an ultrasound on me today and said I had fat on my liver. I’ve only had a little food and still no solid movement. They’re doing an upper gi tomorrow, but I’m really scared about what they might say.
    My gallbaldder had been removed in 2005 after I was notified of my gallstones my OB saw during one of my last ultrasounds. It was taken out a few days after the birth of my son.
    I’m just hoping someone out there might have been thru what I’m going thru. I’ve tried to ‘google’ for help but there’s so much ‘junk’ out there.
    anything would be appreciated
    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    was my incorrect diet the cause of my fatty liver diagnosis 2 years ago?
    I was diagnosed with fatty liver a few years ago I didn’t drink much back then only on the weekends and holidays and sometimes I would have 1 or 2 beers on one of the weekdays (16 ounce can) but I also had an incorrect diet I never exercised and ate fatty foods and would eat a lot of mayonnaise
    the doctor said I had a fatty liver after a blood test and prescribed me Lovaza which is not really a drug more like fish oil and Metformin because my blood sugars were high he said that most likely the cause of my fatty liver was the stuff I was eating. I ate a lot of ice-cream and a bunch of candy frequently and used to order huge 16 ounce steaks and large samplers (which was way too much food for only one person) and used to drink lots of soda and sweet drinks the doctor said I was a pre-diabetic and prescribed me metformin he said it was a preventive medicine against me getting diabetes is my fatty liver caused by the things I ate?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there, I have just been diagnosed with exactly the same things as you. I have PCOS and Insulin resistance and have been pre-diabetic for the last 15 years. But the fatty liver came out of the blue, I didn’t associate bad diet with it as I was under the false presumption liver disease was something alcholics had! Yes, my bad fast food loving diet caused my poor fat liver and high cholesterol! The silver lining is that at least now you know, and you can take steps to rectify it with diet and exercise. Good luck.

  23. QUESTION:
    What does “Mild fatty Liver” means?.Is it serious, any treatment and diet for this please answer?

    • ANSWER:
      There are different types of fatty liver.
      If the fat develops around the outside capsule
      of the liver…it may be simple fatty liver disease.
      This type usually doesn’t cause a patient
      alot of problems. However, if the fat is in the
      cells of the liver…it definitely can cause a
      problem.
      Let me explain:
      It is like a room full of people and the walls
      start closing in. You are stuck in the corner,
      you cannot get out, you can’t get nourishment and the oxygen around you start to get
      depleted. This is what happens inside the
      cell because of the fat that develops there.
      That fat can actually push the nucleus of
      your liver cell out of place from where it should
      be. You could say that the cell becomes
      damaged. When the cell is stressed and
      becomes damaged…the immune system
      in the body will respond and this causes
      inflammation of the liver cells…which puts
      even more pressure on the cells. It is like
      trying to get more people into already
      closed up space.
      Treatment depends on what caused the
      fatty liver. Sometimes it is hereditary.
      Sometimes it is caused by being overweight
      and other times it is caused by drinking
      alcohol. Once it is truly determined what
      the cause it…then you can do something
      about it.
      If the doctor says to go on a diet…then follow
      his advice. The diet ought to be adjusted to
      a person’s personal chemistry, though.
      They should either talk to a nutritionist or
      someone who know all their medical conditions
      as many times a standard diet could be
      harmful to them otherwise. The doctor looks
      at your blood chemistry all the time and will
      direct you with the kind of diet he recommends.
      If the problem is because of drinking alcohol,
      this should be stopped immediately.

      Usually, a liver problem will start out as
      inflammation of the liver cells. If the cause
      is removed and treatment is followed, the
      liver cells can heal. However, if these things
      are not done…then it can lead to death of
      the liver cells which lead to continuation of
      more cells dying until the liver is completely
      destroyed. This is known as cirrhosis.

      I hope this information helps you to understand
      this much better.

  24. QUESTION:
    Would a low carb diet be good to do when diagnosed with fatty liver?

    Obesity was the cause of my diagnosis and my doc said to lose weight, no certain way to do it.
    Obesity was the cause of my fatty liver. Enzymes were high in a blood test and then ultrasound revealed fatty liver .

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, the liver has far more to do with the processing of proteins, than carbohydrates and starches (those are covered by the pancrease). It depends what is causing your fatty liver. Is it diabetes, alcoholism, non-alcoholic fatty infiltrates, obesity, etc?
      Actually, any weight loss regimen is generally considered to be beneficial in FLD (fatty liver disease), especially when combined with exercise. You need to speak with your doctor to get a referral to a dietician who will have access to your medical history to help educate you about what diet regimen (high carb?, low protein?) would be best for you.
      I have also included a link about non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and what some of the treatment regimens are.

  25. QUESTION:
    diet for a fatty liver?

    • ANSWER:
      Low glycemic, low in saturated fat, low-calorie diets. Stay away from fried food, fast food, white rice and white bread, carbonated drinks, and high cholesterol foods.
      Many diets like ediets, offer low-glycemic diets and food delivered to you so it’s easier to stay on the plan. Bistro MD is good too, so is the diet solution, and the best is probably the Fatty Liver Solution.

      Try looking for them here:

      http://dietplanforfattyliver.com/dietplans.php

      Fatty Liver Solution can reverse the disease:

      http://www.squidoo.com/fatty-liver-solution

      Some other sites:

      http://dietplanforfattyliver.blogspot.com/

      http://www.squidoo.com/the-diet-solution

      Hope that helps!

  26. QUESTION:
    Alt liver function are high..just fatty liver?
    Im a 45 year old male,approx 70lbs overweight. my ALT’S fluctuate every few months . on my complete metabolic panel and lipid panel everything was normal except my ALT (SGPT) which was 63. last year it was 54,57,50,63 . I am tryin to lose weight and lift weights 4 days a week but its tough. Not eating out as much either .Doc suspects a fatty liver due to a bad diet but also said it could always be hep-c or cancer . With a normal blood panel except the ALT(SGPT) is this most likely a bad diet fatty liver or could it be something else like cancer ? also ,outside of 21 year old weekend partyer never much of a drinker.thanks !
    i do take lipitor and atenelol and yes i should be able to lose the weight . been living on fast food the past couple months which is why i figured it was elevated

    • ANSWER:
      kapkrusader,
      The “normal” range for ALT (SGPT) is from 7 to 56 units per litre of serum. I must emphasized that higher-than-normal levels of the ALT enzyme should not be automatically equated with liver disease. The value of 65, which you quote is only marginally elevated, as you so rightly mention and the reading may mean liver problems or it may not. For example, elevations of the enzyme can occur with muscle damage. Moreover, the precise level of this enzyme does not correlate well with the extent of liver damage or the prognosis (outlook). Thus, the exact level of ALT (SGPT) cannot be used to determine the degree of liver disease or predict the future. It is, therefore, worth mentioning that the liver enzymes AST and ALT do not give an indication of the function of the liver. Sometimes they are mistakenly referred to as “liver function tests” or LFTs, but it is a misnomer commonly used even by most doctors. Mild to moderate elevations of the liver enzymes are commonplace. They are often unexpectedly encountered on routine blood screening tests in otherwise healthy individuals. The AST and ALT levels in such cases are usually between twice the upper limits of normal and several hundred units/litre. One of the most common causes of mild to moderate elevations of these liver tests is a condition called fatty liver. The most frequent cause of fatty liver is alcohol abuse. Other causes of fatty liver include diabetes mellitus and obesity. Chronic hepatitis C is also becoming an important cause of mild to moderate liver enzyme elevations. You have mentioned that you are 70 pounds overweight. Should you be able to reduce this excess, it is very likely, excluding disease(s), that your level will lower and all will become “normal.” I wish you well.

      ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. – MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED.

      It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms.

      The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.

      Hope this helps
      matador 89

  27. QUESTION:
    If you have a cat prone to fatty liver syndrome or pancreatitis, what diet do you keep them on?
    We have a female cat, 7+ with a repeated history of fatty liver syndrome, (3 bouts – she was nursed through each time with forced feeding through a naso-gastric tube). Today we realized she was having pain, took her to the vets and he believes she is having an attack of acute pancreatitis due to a change in her diet.
    I checked on-line and am curious about Hill’s Science Diet I/D….but would welcome any advice from someone who has either used this product or some other food successfully with a kitty prone to these issues.
    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi

      Hi

      First of all pancreatis can only be diagnosed by something called a PLI test. I very much doubt your vet did that as results have to be sent away for to texas and it takes a few days to get them back. Ask your vet if he did that test and if not, get one done.
      If your cat does have it, the main thing is diet. I know the vet will want to prescribe prenisone which can cause other problems but if you work and get the diet right then it may not be needed. With your history of hepatic lipidosis, you want your cat to eat no matter the food and that is the first priority
      Dry foods are NOT good for any cats and especially for this disease and you do not want to feed the crap the vet sells.
      Many cats do well on a quality low fat diet. You want to keep the fat content under 35%-40% of calories or 4% fat if you use the labels instead of the link for a food chart I will give you. The problem with lowering fat is that usually raises the carb levels in the food. To combat this you can add some chicken breast to the diet which will lower the fat content. You want high quality food like merrick if possible Also, get some acidoupholous from a health food store and sprinkle a bit over the food. If you really want to do what is best then a raw food diet that you make is best for a pancreatis cat. I do not do this but many people I know do that have cats with pancreatis and have had alot of success. There is work and an initial investment as you would have to buy a grinder. If interested in this, I will send you a link on how to prepare it
      Next thing
      If you get this diagnosed properl and you are sure about it, you will want to learn about pancreatic enzymes, get b=12 shots and also learn how to do sub-q fluids which can be done at home. Also keep some pepcid ac in the house for flareups and upset stomachs. You can give 1/4 tab of it 2x a day or the vet can sell you injectable pepcid,
      Don’t mean to scare you with all of this. Realize that with the proper diet, it is possible to never see pancreatic fllareups again
      Link to the food charts

      http://www.geocities.com/jmpeerson/canfood.html

      Making a raw food diet

      http://www.catinfo.org/makingcatfood.htm

  28. QUESTION:
    I recently went to the Dr. and found out I have osteoperosis and I have a fatty spot on my liver due to diet?
    I get realy bad head aches because of my spine from the osteo I was wondering if celebrex would hurt your liver .

    • ANSWER:
      I think the celebrex is okay, take with food as it can be hard on your stomach, however I would check with your doctor to be certain. Their are better medications for headaches that can be prescribed, talk to Doc about options. You should also take a calcium supplement daily.

  29. QUESTION:
    HOW is fatty liver aggravated by diet and exercise??

    • ANSWER:
      Nope,diet & exercise will not aggrevate fatty liver, on the opposite they may improve it if the cause of fatty liver is diabetes.
      what aggevate fatty iver depends on its cause.

  30. QUESTION:
    Is fatty liver part of the ageing process? can it be reversed with diet or medication?

    • ANSWER:
      Fatty liver disease can develop from different causes:
      weight gain, obesity, malnourishment, insulin resistance,
      diabetes, certain kinds of medications (like steriods),
      having Hepatitic C makes a person more susceptable to have
      this, metabolic disorders, being in the third trimester of pregnancy,
      and more. Alcohol consumption is another main cause.

      It depends on what has truly caused the disease.
      Let me explain a little about it.
      When the fat first starts to develop inside the liver, it may not
      cause any problems…however, as more fat develops it can
      and will put added pressure inside the liver that will damage
      the liver cells. When the liver cells become damaged,
      the immune system of the body then responds to this.
      It then goes from simple fatty liver to Steatohepatitis
      (steato means fat, hepat means liver, and itis means
      inflammation0. The inflammation inside the liver also causes
      more liver cell damage and more pressure in the liver and
      will cause the liver to start to enlarge in size.
      This can be seen on an ultrasound or Ct scan.

      If caught early on and the problem is stopped: either by
      changing medications, being on a low cholesterol/triglyceride
      diet, stopping the consumption of alcohol, and what ever else
      is the cause…the problem could be reversed.
      However, if this isn’t done OR cannot be done…
      it can lead to where the liver
      cells start to die off and form scar tissue inside the liver.
      It then becomes a progressive, irreversible disease known
      as Cirrhosis of the liver. Fatty liver is not a part of natural aging
      process.

      You should be seeing either a gastroenterologist or hepatologist.
      Many times a fatty liver disease can be reversed. I hope this
      is so in your personal case. I hope this information has been
      of some help to you. Here are a few links to learn more about
      this disease:

      http://yourtotalhealth.ivillage.com/fatty-liver.html

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatty_liver

      http://www.gastro.com/Gastro/liverdisease/fatty_liver.aspx

      http://www.medicinenet.com/fatty_liver/article.htm

      http://www.liverdoctor.com/index.php?page=fatty-liver

      Best of wishes

  31. QUESTION:
    Do diet and exercise aggravate a fatty liver??

    • ANSWER:
      NO.
      what aggrevate fatty liver depends on the cause of the “fatty liver”.
      if its associated with diabetes then its a harmless condition & indeed exercise & dieting may improve it since it will improve the diabetes itself.

  32. QUESTION:
    can diet pills make you have a fatty liver?

    • ANSWER:
      Not that I am aware of. Never heard of that happening

      Good question though

  33. QUESTION:
    Can fatty liver syndrome on a budgie be reversed?
    I have a Budgie who i brought not long ago as an adult. And he is showing signs of fatty liver syndrome.. maybe he was fed an all seed diet before i got him. I changed his food to low fat healthy crumbles stuff but no improvement. How long will it take? I think he is pretty sick… He sleeps all day fluffed up. He is still eating and drinking. I hope he will pull through with a healthier diet.

    • ANSWER:
      The usual remedies are improved diet with lots of fresh foods,a compound of lactolace and milk thistle or aloe detox . I had a quaker with fatty liver disease and he never showed any signs of illness at all even on the eve of the day he died. I found out in a routine avian exam. He lived a happy life for several years after diagnosis. His enzyme readings were quite high but he never seemed sick. We played games every night. The only sign was an overgrown beak. You need vet help for this bird.I don’t know if the disease can be reversed but it can be improved and your bird can be pretty comfortable.

  34. QUESTION:
    Anyone got Fatty liver syndrome who can advise on diet/ supplements ?
    Hi, I’ve a friend who has just been diagnosed, anyone had this ? what investigations did you have please and how do you deal with it, diet supplements ? Cheers,
    ps, abusive answers will win a prize… the report abuse button ;) thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      following a diet for those with diabetes type 2 is the best for fatty liver (nash). have your friend stay away from iron. iron is found in some supplements as well as vitamins and other herbal remedies, meats, egg and some leafy greens as well.
      avoid alcohol, lower sodium intake and cut out all sugars and artificial sugars.

      drink water, tea and coffee-limit caffiene intake if she has a tendency for panic attacks or anxiety issues. a cup of juice is okay as well as fruits and veggies-infact fruit and veggies are easier to digest than any type of meat.

      limit the use of over the counter meds. have her alert all doctors to her issue so they can, if need be write a prescription that will be less burden for the liver.

      milk thistle may help. it has anti-inflammatory properties, but as always, with liver disease, ask the doctor first.

      last but not least, mild exersize three times a week.

  35. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of a fatty liver?
    Im about to go to college and ive got a fatty liver. The doctor told me it runs in my family’s line of genetics, and didn’t really give me any other direction. I know im supposed to diet and exorcise but can anyone give me some examples as to what im supposed to do? I don’t want to have the liver of an alcoholic and never have gotten drunk.

    • ANSWER:
      If this is a hereditary condition…then doing things to
      try and prevent this from happening is the best.

      Don’t drink alcohol. Alcohol taken in over a period
      of time can cause fat build up inside the liver.

      Try to maintain a good weight and exercise:
      Being overweight or having obesity, losing weight fast,
      or being malnourished can also cause this.
      Bake, broil, or boil your foods. Use good fats like
      olive oil or canola oil. Remove all skin from poultry
      before you eat it. Avoid preservative, prepackaged,
      or fast foods. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables (be
      sure to wash them)…frozen is ‘next’ best…avoid
      canned.

      Diabetes or having high cholesterol/triglyceride levels
      are two more things that can cause a fatty liver.
      See if this is also hereditary. There are special diets
      for both of these…but, if this is hereditary…the doctor
      may start you on Statin drugs to keep the cholesterol
      down. He can see on your blood tests whether you
      have this problem.

      Check with the doctor about any medications you take.
      This includes over the counter, herbs, vitamins, minerals,
      supplements, prescription drugs, etc. Some medication
      can cause a fatty liver problem….(example: steriods).

      You stated that you have fatty liver.
      This is what can happen:
      Some fat may be in the liver and not cause a problem
      to begin with (simple fatty liver). If the cause can be
      found and stopped, then the problem may reverse.
      However, as fat build up inside the liver…it causes
      pressure in the liver and can damage the liver cells.
      When the liver cells become damaged, the immune
      system of the body will start to respond to this.
      The liver may start to develop inflammation inside
      of it. (The liver is surrounded by a tight membrane
      capsule). This adds to the pressure and can further
      damage the liver cells and the inflammation will start
      to cause the liver to enlarge in size. It is then known
      as Steatohepatitis. Steato stands for fat, hepat stands
      for liver, and itis stands for inflammation.

      This then becomes more serious. If the inflammation
      and the problem cannot be resolved, it can lead to where
      the liver cells start to die off and form scar tissue inside
      the liver…it is then a progressive disease known as
      Cirrhosis of the liver.

      If you want to be sure about what you are to do; you
      should contact the doctor office. They should direct you
      personally with this. (ask for the nurse that works with
      the doctor) She may arrange for you to see a dietitian
      or nutritionist that will take into account all your medical
      conditions and make up a diet based on your personal
      needs. They will make sure that you get all the vitamins,
      minerals, proteins, etc that your body needs from the foods
      you eat. Or she may have pamphlets on a special diet,
      right in their office.

      Here are some links on fatty liver disease that you
      can click on:

      http://yourtotalhealth.ivillage.com/fatty-liver.html

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatty_liver

      http://www.gastro.com/Gastro/liverdisease/fatty_liver.aspx

      http://www.medicinenet.com/fatty_liver/article.htm

      http://www.liverdoctor.com/index.php?page=fatty-liver

      http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/175472-overview

      http://www.healingedge.net/store/page369.html

      Brochure: http://www.liverfoundation.org/downloads/alf_download_20.pdf

      Best wishes…hope this is some help to you.

  36. QUESTION:
    Can you heal a fatty liver?
    I don’t mean cirrhosis but just a fatty liver caused by diet/cholesterol etc…or is this permanent damage?

    • ANSWER:
      If the cause is alcohol consumption, weight gain,
      cholesterol/triglyceride related…following the doctors
      instructions can cause this problem to be reversed.
      Medication from the doctor can be given to treat
      any inflammation that may have developed.
      The liver cells can heal. Up to this point…the answer
      is YES.

      However, if the damage of the cells get to the point
      where the liver cells start to die off…it is not
      reversible. The reason is, that when the cells die,
      scar tissue forms inside the liver that blocks the
      flow of blood to any healthy cells left and they die
      also (this includes the ones that try to regenerate).
      That is Cirrhosis.

      Simple fatty liver doesn’t always cause a problem
      in the liver. However, if damage occurs to the
      cells (from the fat build up) that causes the immune system to respond to this and this causes inflammation in the liver..it is becoming quite serous then.

      NASH is Non Alcoholic Steatohepatitis
      Steato means fat, hepat means liver, itis means
      inflammation.

      You already know about Cirrhosis.

      Hope this information is of some help to you

  37. QUESTION:
    How common is NASH (fatty liver) in the population today?
    How common is NASH (fatty liver) in the population today? And what (if any) progress has modern medicine made toward treating NASH, beside diet and excersice

    • ANSWER:
      About 2-3% of Americans have NASH. (Non Alcoholic Steatohepatitis.) 10% of those with NASH develop cirrhosis.
      There is also NALFD (Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease) which is mostly non life threatening.

      Since over 80% of patients with NAFLD are obese, the focus is on diet and exercise to help with weight loss. Fatty liver is reversible if the cause is taken away. So if it is caused by obesity then getting at an optimum weight will drastically improve the condition.

      Besides diet and exercise there are medicines that can help if the cause is determined like diabetes etc. Vitamin E has shown to improve it in some populations. But this is an unconfirmed study. Some cholesterol lowering drugs have shown to reduce inflammation in NASH/NAFLD patients.
      There is also bariatric surgery.

      But the best course of action is diet and exercise and weight loss. If a proper BMI can be achieved this in most cases improves the condition.

  38. QUESTION:
    How to you get a “fatty liver” healthy?
    Hubby is Stubborn!! He has a fatty liver..and since he doesn’t give a crap about himself, I need to put into action ways to help him without him realizing it.

    Any ideas about what I can do to help him? Diet and so on?

    No heavy work outs because he has a previous spinal injury so running is out of the question.
    well excuse me for not wanting my husband to die!!

    • ANSWER:
      Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is a term used to describe the accumulation of fat in the liver of people who drink little or no alcohol.

      Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is common and, for most people, causes no signs and symptoms and no complications. But in some people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, the fat that accumulates can cause inflammation and scarring in the liver. This more serious form of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is sometimes called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. At its most severe, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease can progress to liver failure.

      No standard treatment for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease exists. Instead, doctors typically work to treat the risk factors that contribute to your liver disease. For instance, if you’re obese, your doctor will help you to lose weigh through diet, exercise and, in some cases, medications and surgery. If a medication is causing your fatty liver disease, your doctor will try to switch you to a different medication.

      Lifestyle and home remedies
      Along with your doctor’s help, you can take steps to control your nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. You can:

      Lose weight. If you’re overweight or obese, reduce the number of calories you eat each day and increase your physical activity in order to lose weight. Aim to lose one or two pounds a week. If you’ve tried to lose weight in the past and have been unsuccessful, ask your doctor for help.

      Choose a healthy diet. Eat a healthy diet that’s rich in fruits and vegetables. Reduce the amount of saturated fat in your diet and instead select healthy unsaturated fats, such as those found in fish, olive oil and nuts. Include whole grains in your diet, such as whole-wheat breads and brown rice.

      Exercise and be more active. Aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise most days of the week. Incorporate more activity in your day. For instance, take the stairs instead of the elevator. Walk instead of taking short trips in your car. If you’re trying to lose weight, you might find that more exercise is helpful. But if you don’t already exercise regularly, get your doctor’s OK first and start slowly.

      Control your diabetes. Follow your doctor’s instructions to stay in control of your diabetes. Take your medications as directed and closely monitor your blood sugar.

      Lower your cholesterol. A healthy plant-based diet, exercise and medications can help keep your cholesterol and your triglycerides at healthy levels.

      Protect your liver. Avoid things that will put extra stress on your liver. For instance, don’t drink alcohol. Follow the instructions on all medications and over-the-counter drugs.

      Alternative medicine
      No alternative medicine treatments have been found to be helpful in treating nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

      Vitamins for liver protection
      Researchers have studied vitamin supplements for the treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, but results have been disappointing. In theory, vitamins called antioxidants could help protect the liver by reducing or neutralizing the damage caused by inflammation. But studies of vitamin supplements haven’t supported this.

      The safest way to increase the antioxidants you get is to eat more fruits and vegetables. If you’re interested in vitamin supplements, though, talk to your doctor about the benefits and risks. Large doses of vitamin supplements could interfere with medications or cause other complications.

      Prevention
      To reduce your risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, try to:

      Choose a healthy diet. Choose a healthy plant-based diet that’s rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and healthy fats.

      Maintain a healthy weight. If you are overweight or obese, reduce the number of calories you eat each day and get more exercise. If you have a healthy weight, work to maintain it by choosing a healthy diet and exercising.

      Use chemicals carefully. Follow the directions on household chemicals. If you work with chemicals, follow the safety measures required by your employer.

      What new treatments for fatty liver are being studied?

      Fatty liver is currently the focus of intense research to provide us with better tools for treatment in the future. Scientists are studying whether various medications can help reduce the inflammation on your liver, including new diabetes medications that may help you even if you don’t have diabetes.

  39. QUESTION:
    Is blueberry juice help with fatty liver?
    I have a fatty liver due to my obese weight, I have tried exercising but cant seem to keep it up not even walking but I read where blueberry juice is good. I have changed my diet and trying to eat healthier, I lose weight but put it back on.

    • ANSWER:
      I have heard the info for it, I hope so. Blueberry is good for our health.

      Congrats for you and good luck!

  40. QUESTION:
    How do I combat FATTY LIVER?
    Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver. Any tips on specific foods for diet or exercise?
    THANKS A BUNCH! I had an ultrasound today and just got the call back with the results. Im actually kinda relieved because I had worst case scenario fears.

    • ANSWER:
      First and foremost, you should always consult your doctor before starting any diet or exercise regimen. Obviously, a low-fat diet is a must here. The idea is for you to allow your liver to gradually burn off the stored fat. Exercise of a light to moderate nature on a regular basis, say two to three times a week at least, along with plenty of water hydration to help flush the fat and stored toxins from the liver. If your doctor concurs, I’d suggest getting some vitamin/mineral related liver detoxification supplements, available at health stores like GNC, and many drug stores. They’re all-natural and do work given time. As far as specific foods, I’d see if your doctor can recommend a dietician who could help you formulate a diet that will help meet your needs. Hope this info helps.

  41. QUESTION:
    Could a fatty liver go back to it’s. size. with a good.diet d ?

    • ANSWER:
      Diet for Fatty Liver
      The most effective diet for fatty liver should be:

      High in fiber
      Low in calories
      Low in saturated fat
      Total fat of no more than 30 percent of total calories.
      Don’t be overly anxious to lose weight fast because rapid weight loss could lead to worsening the disease. Instead, take it slow and try to lose 10 percent of your body weight over six months as you cleanse your liver.

      Take care
      Tin

  42. QUESTION:
    im 24 years old female and my doctor diagnosed me with a fatty liver?
    im 5’5 189lbs not obese, not too heavy of a drinker. how could my liver have gotten like this? is there medication or a special diet? any other info?

    • ANSWER:
      sorry you are OBESE a female who is 5 feet 5 should should weight more like 119 lb
      you are 70lb over weight.
      why are you 189 lb? that is a hippo weight not a short female one
      has your GP told you to lose weight? you are morbidly obese

      you are 1.64 m and 85.73 kg and that gives you a BMI of 31.87 Well over NORMAL or FAT its CLINICALLY OBESE

  43. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know the cause of fatty liver? And anyone know a remedy?
    I’m just interested in what I can do to make my liver better. Any cleansers you know of, or diet changes?

    • ANSWER:
      My husband suffers from fatty liver. The GI doctor told us that in these current times, there is a problem with fatty liver even in children. He blames our diets, saying that red meat is a culprit. His prescription for my husband was to reduce his red meat to twice a week, and add more fish and chicken to our diets. He also recommended reducing alcohol consumption to social occasions only, reducing the amount of tylenol and advil to only when completely necessary, lose weight and drink plenty of water.

      By the way, those cleansers and tonics don’t work and can cause even more problems — believe me, we know!

      For more information, check out some websites that can guide you to positive lifestyle and diet changes that will help with your fatty liver:

      Mayo Clinic
      WebMD
      Emedicine

  44. QUESTION:
    What does a significantly fatty liver mean?
    I am kind of scared when the nurse told me that. She said the doctor wants me to go on a low fat diet. I do not have hepititis she said . They told me this after I had my ultra sound. What can I do to improve these results. I never have been a big drinker. I did use drugs for a few years. I nead to have my mind at ease.

    • ANSWER:
      I also suffer from this disorder, I’m assuming you had a full blood screen and your LFTs (liver function test) came back irregular. Having a fatty liver means that it has had to process too much fat injested here are some thing you can do to help improve it.
      Lose weight – safely! That usually means losing no more than one or two pounds a week.
      Lower your triglycerides through diet, medication or both
      Avoid alcohol
      Control your diabetes, if you have it
      Eat a balanced, healthy diet
      Increase your physical activity
      Get regular checkups from a doctor who specializes in liver care

  45. QUESTION:
    What can be causing my fatty liver?
    My ATL count was at 74. (Normal range in this test was below 60) After a sonogram My doctor told me I have a fatty liver and that he’ll keep an eye on it. This scared me, cause it sounded as if he thought he suspected something else.He told me we will re-test in 6 months and He pud me on a diet.Now I never drank before in my life. My body fat is at 22.5%, and body mass at 27%. I work out 3 times a week (Do weight training) , im in good shape and have a good muscle tone body. I do admit I eat a lot of fast food, lots of burgers and lots of fried foods. Can this be causing my fatty liver?
    I forgot to mention that my cholesterol is within normal limits and all blood test came out fine.

    • ANSWER:
      There are two types of fatty liver disease, you can read about
      them on this link…I believe it will answer many questions
      you may have….it is more than one page.

      http://www.medicinenet.com/fatty_liver/article.htm

      There are many causes of liver disease that are not
      because of something someone did, like too much
      alcohol….some are hereditary or biliary problems,
      viral hepatitis, etc.

      I do know that if it is because of weight, that losing weight
      can help the liver heal and possibly be cured.

      Eatting alot of fatty foods isn’t good. It causes the
      liver to work harder, since bile that is made in the liver
      flows to the intestines to help in the digestion of fats and
      these fats can build up inside and outside the liver also.

      The best oils to use are olive oil or canola oil. But,
      since you have this problem, it might be good to start
      and bake things or have other method of cooking what
      you eat. Most liver patients are told to eat a healthy
      diet with fresh fruits, vegetable, and lean meats and
      to try to slow down on Salt intake. You seem to be
      doing everything right except for your diet.

      Any medication that you are taking should be told to
      the doctors. This includes vitamins, minerals, over
      the counter, herbs, herbal teas, special muscle
      development things like protein powders, and
      any drugs prescribed by other doctors. Right now
      you should only take medication or supplements that
      the doctor prescribes. The reason for this is that
      all medications go through the liver first for
      processing before it goes out to other parts of the
      body. You don’t want more strain put on the liver and
      to take something that may cause more cell damage inside
      the liver.

      I hope this information helps you.

  46. QUESTION:
    Diagnosed with Fatty Liver…….. How to reverse or cure it?
    Blood test and ultrasound confirmed fatty liver. I have since lost 20 pounds through diet and exercise in 1 month.

    I am still 60 pounds overweight. So if I keep losing weight will i be cured or is this irreversible and only get worse??

    • ANSWER:
      good luck!

  47. QUESTION:
    How is a cat tested for fatty liver disease/hepatic lipidosis at the vet’s?’?
    She’s been losing weight fairly rapidly, mostly cause I’ve changed her diet. And upon recommendation from some other “answers”, I’m going to take her to the vet to get it checked out. But specifically how do they test for this? Is it a blood test, and what do they test for? I’d appreciate knowing in advance some of this stuff so that I’ll be better prepared to ask questions when the vet sees the cat.

    Any vets out there??

    • ANSWER:
      They would do a blood chemistry panel. There are several values on there related to the liver that they can see if something is going wrong. The liver enzyme SAP is usually up as are. ALT and AST. Bilirubin may also be above normal. There are some other things that it is common to be out of whack in a cat with HL.
      They could also do a bile acid test.
      And they will physically examine her for signs of jaundice. (which you can do yourself) and will palpate her abdomen (liver may be enlarged)
      And taking the history is very important so the vet will talk to you about what has been going on , just how much has she been eating and how does that compare to the amount she ate before, and if you know how much weight she has lost in what time. and will ask if she has been vomiting.

      The definitive diagnostic test is a liver biopsy via fine needle aspirate. That would be taken guided by Ultrasound. The U/s itself would show typical signs of the disease in the liver and could also be helpful to see if there is anything else going on with nearby organs. You can discuss whether that is something that would give enough additional information to be worthwhile. or ask them to go ahead and treat based on a dx from the history, physical exam and blood values.

      If your cat is eating you are way ahead. The biggest difficulty is the cats who have totally stopped eating. then the only way to save them is to put in a feeding tube. (not as drastic as it sounds, but it is a minor surgery.. and you then have to feed them through it. it’s a lot better than trying to force feed with an oral syringe though.

      There are a lot of things they can do depending on what is going on with your cat , whether she is anorexic, vomiting, dehydrated etc

      And they might give you a liver support medicine – - For my cat Denamarin was very helpful and his liver was able to heal itself. (He did not quite have HL . I guess it was not quite to that point, but did have liver damage related to pancreatitis and not eating enough. )

      When changing a cat’s diet one has to be very careful and not try to starve them into it if they are refusing the new diet . cats WILL refuse to eat to the point of making themselves ill.
      in the main article at http://catinfo.org, Dr. Lisa Pierson, DVM, discusses this in the part about transitioning diet. She mentions among other things how to estimate how many calories a cat needs per day to safely avoid HL when trying to switch diets or lose weight.

      Good luck, I hope things will go well.

  48. QUESTION:
    fatty liver or chronic liver? is it the same?
    I am a 29 yrs. old female. I drink only occasionally (of course there are times when I gotten drunk when I hang out) I don’t do drugs or smoke. I had a gastric bypass last year and lost a lot of weight. On february this year I was complaining of abdominal pain and they did a sonogram, a HIDDA scan (to check if it was my gallbladder) but everything was ok. After that they did an abdominal CT scan to check. In the CT scan everything was ok but it said:

    ” the liver is somewhat heterogeneous in attenuation without discrete biliary tree dilatation or masses. There is subobtimal examination due to lack of IV contrast. The underlying coarse atrenuation may be related to fatty changes ”

    and in the area of impression it said:

    1. CT of the abdomen without contrast demostrates attenuation and coarse underlying hepatic parechyma which may correspond to chronic hepatic disease.

    When I read this I was scared as hell thinking I might have something irreversible on my liver so I went to my internist so he could interprete the results. He send me a liver profile and everything was fine and he also send me a coagulation lab test and everything fine. He told me that he was sure it was fatty liver and with diet modification everything was going to be normal in no time. After visiting my doctor I was relieved but I still can’t stop thinking why did they write on my CT chronic liver disease if its just fatty liver? My internist told me fatty liver is a liver disease but its reversible. What do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      Fatty liver disease is caused by:
      weight gain, obesity, fast weight loss, malnourishment,
      diabetes, insulin resistance, high cholesterol/triglyceride
      levels, and others.

      Simple Fatty liver doesn’t usually cause a problem in
      the liver. Diet or changes to medications can reverse
      the problem. (It would be best not to drink any
      alcohol and not to take any medications that are
      not approved of or prescribed by your doctor now)
      However, if the fat continues to build
      up inside the liver, it can lead to damage to the liver
      cells. The liver is surrounded by a tight membrane
      capsule. When the liver cells become damaged,
      the immune system of the body can respond to this
      damage and cause inflammation to also develop
      inside the liver. This is then known as
      Steatohepatitis. Steato stands for fat, hepat stands
      for liver, and itis stands for inflammation.
      This is, then, much more serious as the inflammation
      can lead to death of the liver cells and scar tissue
      formation inside the liver that will block the flow of
      blood.
      Apparently, the one that looked at your
      scan could not determine the cause of the problem
      or wasn’t sure how far advance this would go later
      on without treatment being done…only your doctor
      could do that. He said it “may” correspond to
      Chronic (ongoing) hepatic disease.

      Your doctor feels that this can be reversed, since
      he knows your medical background. It would be
      best to follow any advice he gives you. Don’t
      be afraid to ask him any questions about this.
      If he deems it necessary, he may refer you to a
      gastroenterologist.

      Best wishes…Hope this information has been of
      some help.

      Here are a few links, you can click on, to read
      more about this disease:

      http://www.aafp.org/afp/20060601/1961.html

      http://yourtotalhealth.ivillage.com/fatty-liver.html

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatty_liver

      http://www.gastro.com/Gastro/liverdisease/fatty_liver.aspx

      http://www.medicinenet.com/fatty_liver/article.htm

  49. QUESTION:
    Is it possible for a fatty liver (non alcohlic) to start to develope liver?
    failure in a short time? I do not drink and I do not have hep.so I am just woundering if a non alcoholic liver disease what I have can to to liver failuer in a short time? expecially if you keep eating fats in your diet? any advice?
    thomas thank you for your answer but that is not what I asked. I asked if you can develope liver failure if you have a fatty liver with continuing to eat fats. I believe you do

    • ANSWER:
      Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) describes a range of conditions involving the liver that affect people who drink little or no alcohol.

      The mildest type is simple fatty liver (steatosis), an accumulation of fat within your liver that usually causes no liver damage. A potentially more serious type, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), is associated with liver-damaging inflammation and, sometimes, the formation of fibrous tissue. In some cases, this can progress either to cirrhosis, which can produce progressive, irreversible liver scarring, or to liver cancer.

      Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease affects all age groups, including children. Most often, it’s diagnosed in middle-aged people who are overweight or obese, and who may also have diabetes and elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

      With the increasing incidence of obesity and diabetes in Western countries, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease has become a growing problem. Although its true prevalence is unknown, some estimates suggest it may affect as many as one-third of American adults.

      Because early-stage nonalcoholic fatty liver disease rarely causes any symptoms, it’s often detected because of abnormal results of liver tests done for unrelated issues. Treatments for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease include weight loss, exercise, improved diabetes control and the use of cholesterol-lowering medications.

  50. QUESTION:
    fatty liver secondary to alcholism mcq?
    Fatty liver 2ndary to alcholism mcq?
    2) The pathophysiology of a fatty liver secondary to alcoholism entails all of the following except:

    A. increased influx of fatty acids from adipose stores.

    B. enhanced hepatic synthesis of triglycerides from fatty acids derived from the diet.

    C. decreased fatty acid oxidation.

    D. enhanced hepatic lipoprotein synthesis

    i thought it was d

    • ANSWER:
      A. Hepatic alcohol processing results in products that induce lipid synthesis and inhibit lipid degradation. There is no recruitment of fatty acids from adipose cells.


Cyst On Liver Treatment

Ovarian cysts affect women of all ages, especially during a woman’s childbearing years. Most ovarian cysts are functional and benign but some can become cancerous. Some ovarian cysts can cause bleeding and pain such as endometriomas/chocolate cysts and surgery is required for any cyst larger than 5 cms in diameter or if the cyst has interfered with the extruding of mature follicle. Traditional Chinese medicine defines ovarian cyst is a medical condition caused by excess-dampness (caused by blood and fluid stasis) accumulated in the abdomen and gradually coalesces into phlegm, that can manifest as that can manifest as ovarian cysts or various kinds, including chocolate cysts.

I. Symptoms

There is ONLY A slight difference between traditional Chinese medicine and conventional medicine when comes to symptoms of ovarian cysts
1. Lower abdominal pain
2. Irregular menstrual periods
3. Pressure and pain in the abdomen
4. Long-term pelvic pain during menstrual period
5. Pelvic pain after strenuous exercise or sexual intercourse
6. Pain or pressure with urination or bowel movements
7. Nausea and vomiting
8. Vaginal pain or spots of blood from vagina
9. Infertility
10. Painful sex
11. Breast tenderness
12. dizziness
13. Fatigue and tiredness
14. Added on symptoms according to traditional Chinese medicine
a) Pale tongue
b) Poor appetite
c) Loose stool
d) Pale face and bright face
e) Sweating with little exertion
f) Shallow breathing
g) Prolonged headache
h) Chest distention
i) Hypochondriac pain
j) Diarrhea or consipation
k) Depression and mood swing
l) Etc.

II. Causes of ovarian cysts
1. Stress
Since liver is opened to the spirit factors, prolonged period working or living in high stress environment will cause abnormal function of liver in moving blood in the vessels as a result of qi stagnation, leading to blood stasis in the abdomen cavity, including the ovaries.

2. Cold and raw food diet
Cold and raw food diet damage the stomach function in food qi and essence absorption, thus decreasing the transformation of above to spleen, leading to spleen deficiency.

3. Oilly and greasy food diet
Oilly and greasy food increases the risk of accumulated of turbid and dampness in the body caused by stomach’s inability to digest food properly, leading to kidney qi deficiency in distributing and moving fluid upward.

4. Environment toxin
Environment toxins decrease the body function in regulating the cells oxidation, leading to abnormal cell growth, including the ovarian cysts.

5. Artificial ingredients
Artificial ingredients are harmful to our body organs. They besides reduce our immune system in fighting against the forming of free article, but also damage the stomach function in food qi and essence distribution as well as increasing the risk of turbid accumulation.

6. Working environment
Working environment either too hot or too cod will affect the kidney function in fluid distribution, as a result of the depletion of either yin or yang in the body.

7. Excessive alcohol drinking
Excessive drinking damages the liver function in blood formation and blood storing and interferes with the stomach proper function.

8. Etc.

II. Differentiation
1. Spleen qi deficiency
Spleen is a vital organ in absorbing food essence and distributing qi and fluid to body organs. If for what ever reason (due to prolong period intake of raw and cold food or working in cold environment, etc.), causing deficiency of kidney in fluid distribution and lung and liver qi in moving blood in the vessels, leading to fluid retention and blood stagnation

2. Kidney yin or yang deficiency
As kidney no longer received enough qi to move fluids up to nourish the body organs and qi upward, it causes fluids accumulated in the admen, leading to pathogen of excess -dampness, resulting in heat being generated, leading to phlegm, the major causes of lumps and cysts.

3. Blood stasis
If liver function in blood formation and transporting blood to the heart vessels are distorted due to liver qi stagnation, then blood can not move freely and smoothly through the blood vessels, leading to blood stagnation.

IV. Treatments
A. Spleen deficiency
AA. With Chinese herbs
1. Codonopsis (Dang shen)
It is one of the most used herb that reinforces the spleen, nourishes blood.

2. Ginseng (Ren shen)
Ginseng is a very powerful qi tonic herb and used to tonify original Qi and extreme qi deficiency.

3. Astragalus (Huang qi)
it has been used in traditional Chinese medicine in tonifying spleen and lung qi and raising spleen and stomach qi.

4. Jujube Dates (Da zao)
It is a good herb for tonifying spleen qi and short of breath and nourishing blood.

A.B. Acupuncture
Acupuncture suggested points
1. CV12 (Zhong wan)
2. ST36 (Zu san lin)
3. SP6 (San yin jao)
4. SP3 (Tai bai)
5. UB20 (Pi shu)
6. UB21 (Wei shu)
7. CV6 (Qi hai)
8. Etc.

3. Foods
a) Pumpkin
b) Carrot
c) Lamb
d) Ginger tea
e) Brown rice
f) Avoid intake of raw, cool, cold foods and foods with artificial ingredients.

B. Kidney deficiency
B.A. With Chinese herbs

1. Rehmannia glutinosa (shu li huang)
Rehmannia glutinose besides has been used in traditional Chinese medicine in treating kidney disorder, it also helps to restore the balance of yin yang qi of the kidney resulting in lessening the symptoms of water retention, weight gain for women with pre menstrual syndrome. It is said to contains substances which help to improve sexual desire before and after ovulation.

2.Morinda root ( ba ji tian)
Morinda root besides has been used in traditional medicine in treating yang kidney qi deficiency, it also helps to improve immune system before ovulation resulting in lessening the nervous tension for some women with PMS.

3. Cuscuta (tu si zi)
Cuscuta is a kidney tonic medicine, it helps to balance the yin and qi of the kidney resulting in reducing symptoms of water retention for women with PMS. It is said to help in improving the sexual desire for women caused by yang kidney qi deficiency and reducing nervous tension.

4. Cinnamin bark (rou gui)
Cinnamin bark is qi tonic herb, it helps to release the qi stagnation of our body including liver and kidney, it also promotes the kidney yang qi circulation and healthy adrenal gland resulting in lessening the symptoms of nervous tension caused by over production of certain hormone in the adrenal gland.

5. Etc.

B.B. With acupuncture

Suggested acupuncture poimts

1. BL23 (Shen shu)

2. BL25 (Da chang shu)

3. BL 52 (Zhi shi)

4. DU4 (Governing meridian 4)

5. REN4 (Conception meridian 4)

6. REN6 (Conception meridian 6)

7. KD3 (Tai xi)

8. BL60 (Kun lun)

9. Etc.

B.C. With Foods

C.C.1. Kidney yin deficiency

a) String beans

b) Celery

c) Parsley

d) Grapes

e) Plum

f) Berries

g ) Sea salt

h) Etc.

C.C.2. Kidney yang deficiency

a) Onion

b) Radish

c) Pistachio nuts

d) Walnuts

e) Leek

f) Shrimp and lobster

g) Black pepper

h) Wheat germ

i) Etc.

C. Liver qi deficiency
1. With Chinese herbs
a) Chai Hu (Buplerum)
The cool herb has been used in traditional Chinese medicine in treating menstrual disorder ( including cramps and pain), chest pain and bloating caused by liver qi stagnation and spleen and stomach deficiency.

b) Bai shao (White peony root)
Bai shao has been used in nourishing blood, regulating menses due to blood deficiency caused by liver qi deficiency and alleviating pain.

c) Zhi ke (Bitter Orange Peel)
It is one of best herb used to move qi and reduce distention with deficiency by nourishing kidney and spleen.

d) Chuan qiong (Lovage root )
This herb is special good in invigorating blood, promoting qi flow, treating irregular period and painful period by tonifying liver, gallbladder.

e) Xiang fu (Nut grass )
Xiang fu is one of the herbs used to sooth and regulate qi, especially for liver qi deficiency, reduce abdmen cramps and pain caused irregular menses.

2. With acupuncture
Suggested acupuncture points
a) BL18 (Gan shu)
b) CV12 (Zhong guan)
c) CV17 (Shan zhong)
d) LR3 (Taichong)
e) SP4 (Gong sun)
f) ST36 (Zu san li)
g) LI4 (He gu)
h) Etc.

3 With Diet
a) Chicken
b)Tofu
c) Squash
4) Red and black date
5) Sweet potato
6) Garlic
7) Ginger
8. Etc.

I hope this information are helpful, if you need more information of women health, please visit

http://medicaladvisorjournals.blogspot.com

or Infertility And PCOs

http://steady-health-1.blogspot.com/

or http://ovairancysts.blogspot.com/

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is a hypodense liver cyst?
    My friend had really bad abdominal pain and went to the ER. She had a CT scan and just received a letter stating that they found a 4mm hypodense cyst on her liver. She was instructed to contact an OB-GYN. But she saw an OB-GYN right after the CT scan and was cleared of any issues. Can you tell me what this kind of cyst means, any treatment that will likely follow, etc. It is Sunday and all of the offices are closed and she is really upset. Thanks!
    Also, what causes liver cysts?

    • ANSWER:
      Cysts can be fluid filled, (complex) filled with other things, or
      rarely can be cancerous. 4mm is less than 1/4 of a inch.
      If this cyst is in the liver, they should of referred her to a
      gastroenterologist not an OB-GYN
      .
      They usually do not do anything about liver cysts,
      unless they start to enlarge in size. They will keep a close
      eye on it to see if it does. If it does enlarge, it may push on
      surrounding liver cells and damage them. If they believe
      this is taking place, they will operate and remove the wall
      of the cyst and let the fluid drain and be absorbed by the body.
      They won’t just poke a needle in it, as this can heal up and fill
      up with something again.

      Here is a link about this:

      http://www.thelivercentre.com.au/development/otherDiseases/default.htm

      Another link to click on:

      http://www.surgeryplanet.com/gastroenterology/treatment-for-liver-cyst.html

      Best wishes

  2. QUESTION:
    My father 69yrs has a cortical cyst of 20mm size on the upper pole of the right kidney. left kidney,liver norm?
    uretras not dilated in Scan. What treatment we should do normally

    • ANSWER:
      There is no treatment that I know of to handle
      this. The doctor would probably continue
      to take ultrasounds or CT scan to see if
      the cyst is still enlarging. They would take
      note if it is fluid filled or a complex cyst and
      decide if it needs to be drained or removed.

      They will continue to test his blood to see
      how the kidney is functioning: this is the
      Creatinine level, the Bun (Blood Urea
      Nitrogen) level and possibly the Glomerus
      filtration rate (GFR). They will also test
      to urine to see if there is blood/ protein in it.

      I hope this is of some help to you.
      Older people do tend to develop kidney
      cysts…they are common

  3. QUESTION:
    Cyst in uterus and ovary?
    I recently had a pelvic scan. the report said there is a cyst on the uterus(1×1.8 cm) and another in ovary. it also said I hava a fatty liver. but my Dr. says that they are small cysts and no treatment is required and I am normal. is this true. because I have been having pain for the past 4 years while having sex.

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve had cyst on the ovaries off and on since I was 18…and I’m 44 now.
      Most of the cyst are just fluid filled that may disappear on their own.
      I was recently told I have a complex cyst, and that one requires surgery.
      The fluid ones are called simple cyst.
      You will probably have to go for another ultrasound in 3-4 months for comparison. If the pain becomes unbearable, contact your doctor.

      With sex, try taking the “top” position as you can take control over where the pain is, and how to avoid it.

      Good luck!!

  4. QUESTION:
    What are my liver cysts from?. Prognosis?
    I am a 52 year old male recently diagnosed with Bacterimia /Septicemia. After 8 days in the hospital I was released and I am still taking Cipro and Flagel. During my stay in the hospital I received a triple thoracic CT scan a Gallium scan. It was determined that I have over 100 small cysts spread through out my liver and a small polyp in my bile duct. They also mentioned an abcsess in the Liver lateral to the gallbladder and “uptake” into both lungs. There was no mention or concern of cysts in the Kidneys or any where else. The diagnosis at that time was that the cysts resulted from the infection. After a months treatment of antibiotics I had a MRI of the Liver. The Liver MRI shows no sign of change in the number of cysts or size. My doctors now believe that the cysts were not caused by my infection and another pathology may be present.

    I am going to see my doctor for more consultations and lots more tests but it will be almost two weeks before I get the results from the next round of tests. I know that they want to look at my entire gastrointestinal tract. Recent colonoscopy and endoscopy showed no problems I have a slightly enlarged prostate and three cases of prostatitus in the last 7 years.

    What I would like to know is what tests may be indicated and what possible diagnoses and treatments I may expect. I know I can’t be diagnosed on line but want to prepare myself for whatever is coming.

    Please help.
    Thanks for your time..
    Blood tests for my liver are normal. Parasitic infections have been ruled out.
    Thank you for your answer. Shortly after I got your answer I received an MRI report that has the same diagnosis on it. If you are willing I would love to communicate with you to get a better idea of what I could expect and what resources are available. May God bless you and the person under your care.

    • ANSWER:
      You have a polycystic liver. Poly means many.
      Cysts can be fluid filled or complex. Fluid
      filled doesn’t usually cause a problem…the
      complex ones can mean they have particules
      in them or even, rarely, cancer.

      It is good that they are not increasing in size.
      If they do start to increase, they could cause
      damage to the surrounding cells in the liver.
      If this takes place, it would be best to
      discuss with the doctor about being
      evaluated for placement on the transplant
      list.
      The abscess in the liver can be drained by
      placing a tubing that comes from the abscess
      to the outside skin and then to a bag, on the
      outside of the body, to collect the contents.

      It would be very important to notify the
      doctor immediately if you develop even
      a mind fever.

      If the cells become damaged in the liver,
      the immune system will respond to this
      and cause inflammation to develop inside
      the liver, also. This usually causes the
      liver to enlarge in size. An ultrasound or
      Ct scan would show this enlargement.

      I do know that people can inherit polycystic
      kidney disease, but I’m not sure about
      the liver having this. You may want to
      talk to others in your family about whether
      they had liver problems of any sort.

      They sometimes do a liver biopsy in
      people who have cell damage…but I’m
      not sure they would do it to someone that
      has cysts there or not…I think more likely
      not.

      Wish I could be of more help…this is
      about all I can give you on this.
      Best wishes

  5. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to have a cyst in your kidney?I have one in each kidney and have had cancer before in the left.?
    I always have blood in my urine,protein,and most of the time i have kidney stones.I’ve also had kidney failure in the past but i no longer have to get that treatment.I’m just wondering if i should go back to the cancer doc.I’m always in pain from my kidneys and i’m only 27.My liver has also shut down on me before but i got that back 100%,i started having seizures in 2002 just out of no where.Please somebody help me i’ve been tested for lupus but thats always neg.I know it can take awhile to get a postive one if u have it but does anybody else have anything they can think of?Help would be wonderful. bren

    • ANSWER:
      NO IT IS NOT NORMAL YOU MAY HAVE TO GET IT SURGICIALLY REMOVED…PLZ SEE A DOCTOR

  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:
    Natural treatment for blackheads and redness?
    I went to a naturopathic doctor and I was diagnosed a bad case of candida, IBS, colon and digestive problems, hormonal imbalances (estrogen and progesterone levels-I”m a gal btw) plus anemia. I am doing liver detoxification by a chinese accupressure method using a chinese machine. The doc put me off milk products which cleared my red cystic acne dramatically even when I had my period and i might be allergic to milk because when I drink it sometimes – my jaw clicks and it hurts so bad. I also had back acne flare up so badly a few weeks ago on my back that it was big cysts and so painful even when I sleep on a mattress or when my back leans on to something..but after completely quitting milk it disappeared and there’s just small coloured brown spots of remenants of acne but no bumps or anything! One thing though- I still have really big pores and blackheads, and red spots of the cystic acne that cleared up almost everywhere on the face and i was wondering how I could get rid of them in the short term using a cheap method. In the past week I have been transitioning into a vegan diet..I think these blackheads maybe because of my bad candida or digestive problems- is this true? and please suggest cheap short term remedies or methods I can use to reduce the size of pores and get rid of blackheads (without extraction)?

    • ANSWER:
      I’m not surprised that drinking dairy milk caused horrible acne for you. It is filled with toxins and hormones that are not good for us. Stay off the milk for sure. You can just substitute Almond Milk which is really good. Since you’re trying to detox your liver, a good supplement to take to boost liver function is called Milk Thistle. And despite its name it has no milk in it.:) It’s good that you’re going to a vegan/vegetarian diet. Just be sure to educate yourself on the nutrition aspects so that you don’t develop any vitamin deficiencies. It’s been discovered that most people who suffer from chronic acne lack adequate amounts of Vitamin A and Vitamin E in their diet. You might try taking these supplements for awhile and see if you get any results. Another good way to clear body acne is a hot bath in sea salt. It opens up the pores and kills the bacteria. Also, witch hazel is good natural toner for the skin. You could add several drops of essential oil that help fight acne to the bottle of witch hazel before applying to the skin. Some good antibiotic essential oils to use for this would be Tea Tree, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lavender or Rosemary.

      The good thing is you don’t have to use chemicals like Benzoyl Peroxide or Salicylic Acid to treat acne. Nature has always had our cures for us and they are more powerful than American medicinal methods. American doctors don’t want people catching on to this fact though. They are out to boost pharmaceutical sales and nothing more. Rather than address a simple vitamin deficiency or recommend natural remedies, they’d rather put people on expensive Accutane medication.

  8. QUESTION:
    Can MRI scan tell cancer apart from cysts?
    Hi my mum who had kidney cancer 12 months ago and was given the all clear in Jan 08 after removing her right Kidney, they didn’t remove lymph-nodes as cancer was contained to kidney and she had no further treatment. She had a ct scan 2 wks ago which found a 15mm spot on centre of liver which was not there in Nov 08 on her routine ct scan.

    She a had a mri scan a wk ago, what I want to know is when we go back to see her Dr should he from the results of the mri be able to tell us if its just a cyst or something else like cancer. And what are the chances this is going to turn out to be cancer.

    Because I though if it is just a cyst they will be able to tell from the MRI, otherwise whats the point of the MRI.

    • ANSWER:
      First, let me say that my father has kidney cancer so I know how it feels to have “scanxiety” prior to hearing the results of the MRI.

      Yes they can tell a difference between a cyst and a tumor by MRI, but not always. The MRI can pick up certain characteristics of a growth and those features help radiologists determine wether it could be cancer or not. Notice that I said could be cancer since the only way to determine for sure if a cancer is present is through biopsy.

  9. QUESTION:
    Am I right to be a little scared of starting Accutane? Also… question about Yaz and acne/mood changes?
    I have an appointment with my doctor on Tuesday to start get a prescription for Accutane.

    Today, I had an appointment to change from Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo to Yaz, because Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo made my acne worse and made me emotional and anxious. How common is it for Yaz to clear up acne (particular the cyst-like blemishes… the painful kind that are “under” the skin)? And, how common is it for Yaz to make you emotional? I’m really hoping that it’ll be a good pill for me, and I know everyone is different, but I’m just wondering.

    Also, what can I expect if I start Accutane? I’ve been reading horrible things about it – hair loss, dry skin, lips, etc… bad sunburns… liver problems… brain swelling?! Is it worth it? Because I’ve heard that a lot of people have their acne return just six months after the treatment.

    I’m just so very tired of having bad skin. It’s not pretty. And I’ve got excellent self-esteem, but the last couple of months, I’ve kind of just felt like hiding, because I can’t get rid of these zits.

    Is there an alternative to Accutane that works?

    My doctor prescribed me Differin today, so I’m going to be using that, as well… but… I don’t know. I’m kind of debating whether I should cancel the appointment and wait to see if Yaz and Differin make a big enough difference. But part of me just wants to start some kind of major treatment immediately so I can get rid of it as soon as possible, you know?

    Any advice would really, really be appreciated… if you can answer either the question about Yaz or about Accutane, I’ll love you forever.

    Oooh and one more question. My doctor told me that on Accutane, two forms of birth control are a MUST. So sue me, I don’t enjoy condoms… sorry. Don’t lecture me about STD’s, because I’m in a very committed relationship and neither of us have any… so… are condoms just something that’ll have to be worn if I start this treatment, or is there another option?

    • ANSWER:
      Yaz has very low doses of hormones so it usually doesn’t cause mood changes. It’s even recommended for people who have bad PMS. I would recommend trying it. As for the accutane, I would recommend exhausting all other resources before trying it. It is a hard-core drug. Make sure you discuss all other options first, if you haven’t already I’d recommend seeing a dermatologist. The reason for 2 forms of birth control is that the medication can cause serious birth defects. You’ll have to take a pregnancy test at your Dr’s office every month and enroll in the ipledge program before you can get refills. The FDA has a fairly comprehensive list of side effects you can find here:

      http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/InfoSheets/patient/IsotretinoinPT.htm

  10. QUESTION:
    MRI scan what does it show?
    Hi my mum who had kidney cancer 12 months ago and was given the all clear in Jan 08 after removing her right Kidney, they didn’t remove lymph-nodes as cancer was contained to kidney and she had no further treatment. She had a ct scan 2 wks ago which found a 15mm spot on centre of liver which was not there in Nov 08 on her routine ct scan.

    She a had a mri scan a wk ago, what I want to know is when we go back to see her Dr should he from the results of the mri be able to tell us if its just a cyst or something else like cancer. And what are the chances this is going to turn out to be cancer.

    Because I though if it is just a cyst they will be able to tell from the MRI, otherwise whats the point of the MRI.

    • ANSWER:
      The MRI sends waves though tissue and recieves them when they get to the other side. therefore making a picture cancerous material look different than the surrounding tissue so yes they should be able to tell but always get a second oppion

  11. QUESTION:
    what could this be? abnormal vaginal bleeding?
    im 19, not sexually active, never have been. don’t plan on until i’m in a really serious relationship.

    height 5”6
    weight: 260

    I have polycystic ovarian syndrome, fatty liver disease, and sleep apnea.

    My problem is this:

    From july 2008 – may 4th 2011 i hadn’t gotten a period, and from may 4th-july 5th i was having abnormal vaginal bleeding everyday,lots of clotting, and i would have to change my tampon AND pad every 45 minuets ( it was light at the begining, and coming into july, it got so bad)

    I went to my doctor, and she said its just because of the ovarian cysts that i’m having all of this bleeding, anyways she put me on the birth control called try-ceclyn lo?? (spelling..)
    and i was taking it for about a week, nothing had stopped, so then i went to the ER, (my doctor doesn’t really do anything..)
    they sent me to a gynocologist,he put me on these hormone pills called : PROMETRIUM 100MG
    and the bottle says ” TAKE 3 CAPSULES ONCE DAILY FOR 2 WEEKS OF EACH 4 WEEK CYCLE AS DIRECTED”

    so i took those for about 2 weeks, and had really really bad night terrors, so stopped.

    Went back to my doctor, and she put me on these birth control pills called:MARVELON

    So i started taking those 28 days ago, it stopped the bleeding for about 1 week, but then i started slowly spotting everyday again.. and ive never had it this bad before! i went to USA for the weekend, and its so embarrasing, i had to go to the bathroom to change my tampon like every 45 minuets, or else i would soak through.

    (i know im being graphic.. sorry..)

    over night is the worst, i would wear a Big Tenna pad, plus a tampon (super plus)
    and i would wake up in the hotel room, and my shorts were soaked with blood!

    i also have these unbareable pains in my lower abdominal area.
    its not a ruptured cyst..
    but i don’t think that this bleeding is normal what soever. its affecting me socially, and physcially.

    what could be a treatment,and causes of this?

    i plan on calling my gynecologist ASAP tomorrow morning, i just wanted to know if anyone else has had problems like this, or knows anything about it.

    thanks very much,

    s.

    • ANSWER:
      They definitely should be doing blood testing on you to be sure of
      your Red blood cells, iron levels, and also your hormone levels.

      People who have liver disease and those who have polycystic
      ovarian disease can develop problems with their hormones.

      I would ask to be referred to a More advanced Hospital in your
      area or outside that area, that deals more on the Specialist side
      of Gynecology. You need a second opinion with someone who
      understands more about these problems together.

      I do know that a woman who is overweight tend to produce more
      estrogen. That blood tests can show if your ovulating, and have
      a hormone imbalance. A D&C can sometimes stop someone
      from bleeding much if the lining of the uterus is thick.

      Wish I could be of more help.
      Losing alot of blood for long periods of time is not good at all and
      is causing your bone marrow to do what it can to replace the cells.
      You are a good candidate for becoming anemic.

      Write down all your questions, take any doctors records and films
      with you, and be bold about telling the doctors your symptoms, pains,
      etc. Make sure you don’t leave there with an explanation that you
      don’t understand or a reason why this is all taking place and how the
      drug, you are given to take, is suppose to work to stop this flow.

  12. QUESTION:
    Colon Cancer?
    My brother-in-law has just been diagnosed with colon cancer. Apparently it’s already spread to his liver and lungs. He also has some cysts formed on his kidneys and pancreas. They’ve told him it’s terminal and he has about 3 years to live. The man is only 41! He has 4 young girls, the youngest being 3. He hasn’t started any treatment yet, but they’re going to do a colonscopy, and will remove the colon, then he’ll start chemo. My question: Is there anything out there that could possibly fix the damage done? Any sort of herbal remedies he could try before the doctors start their treatment? What about life insurance? Does anyone know of a company that will cover him? Has anyone recovered from this illness personally? If so, how? We refuse to let him die without first trying every available resource possible. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      This is a very diffucult situation, and hope the very best for all of you.

      I hate diagnosing cancer like this. It’s always hard, and your comments are not unlike virtually each and every case I’ve ever heard from patients and their family. Everyone wants to try everything and anything possible. But most don’t know which way to turn, and what to do. Along the trail, your likely internet research will reveal a host of “potential cures,” and “treatments” that target cancer. A lot of this will be overseas, and out of reach in many ways. Yet, many of the “cures” are also completely unsupportable and hold no merit. They are poorly conducted, and the average person (layman/woman) doesn’t know any better. It will give you hope, but inevitably, and letdown.

      You brother-in-law’s cancer is a bad one, and I know you understand this. The likelihood he survives it will be a true miracle, and only time will tell.

      My suggestion would be to get him to a cancer institute (like MD Anderson in Houston, TX, or the like) and let them take a look at things. These places are on the cutting edge of treatment and research, and are often able to use some newer medications that are still in the study phase. Treatments he could not find anywhere else through most basic oncologists where he currently lives.

      For his liver metastasis, I would CERTAINLY recommend liver radioablation therapy. I’ve seen this work for several people — quite well, but not all.

      In the meantime, I would suggest that he eat as healthy as possible — avoiding too many processed foods. Stick to organic fruits and veggies, and very lean meats like fish, poultry, etc.

      Don’t run out and but a bunch of unresearched herbs either. Wait on that.

      Consult with the doctor on everything. Let them guide you through this time. They have the knowledge and the insight.

      My very best and humble support to you all. God bless.

  13. QUESTION:
    Ok my doctor has tried everything…secondary amenorrhea. sucess stories please!?
    Befor january i didn’t get my period for a year so she did all kinds of tests such as my pituitary, prolactin, thyroid, liver/kidney function, LH and FSH ect and everything was perfect. The only thing is I have a slight hyper thyroid but not enough for treatment and i have high glucos levels i think she said it was but i am not certain..Anyways she diagnosed me with secondary amenorrhea and told me the only thing to treat it would be birth control, so she proscribed me provera (tablets) to take every month for 4 months to see if that helps regulate my periods however i don’t really want to get on birth control, my husband and i would like to have a child..
    She is ordering an ultrasound for me to check for possible cysts however PCOS has been ruled out by my blood tests and she is also wanting to check for HIV and hepatitis just because of my weight i am 5’3 104lbs. however much i eat ect i still cannot gain weight only loose it..BC the only option? how well will it work?

    • ANSWER:
      I have a very similar situation. My Husband and I have been TTC for a year now. I didnt have a period for 6 months, so my Gyno put me on Provera, its works great!!! I would advise you to try it for a couple of cycles to regulate yourself. I also had every test known to man, and everything was totally fine. So its just a waiting game now…. but get your body back on track, and dont be scared to take the provera, it really works, and will not build up in your system, so you can still totally get pregnant. Ask your Dr. to give you a 5 day dose instead of a 10 day dose. (which is the normal) and your period should come within 10 days after stopping the last pill. So good luck with everything, and Baby Dust to you!!!

  14. QUESTION:
    Acne Help: Deadly Meds? Be Serious, Please?
    Ok so everyone gets acne, right? You know you’ve had a zit at one point. But some people get a different type of acne, like cystic or nodular acne. This type of acne is more aggressive than regular and usually can develop cysts under the skin, which are hard lumps.

    So I went to a dermatologist almost a month ago and I was told about this program, the “iPLEDGE” program. It’s really a program developed around this prescription for cystic/nodular acne called “Isotretinoin”. The whole “pledge” part of this program is mainly focused around female patients, because you have to “pledge” that you won’t have sexual contact with a male during the time you are on this medicine because it has a great chance of giving your baby birth defects. Pretty much, they are so serious about this to females because if you were to say get pregnant and have a babe while on this medicine, the baby would definitely have serious issues. But for male patients, it just talks about the risks associated with this medicine.

    So I have another appointment with this dermatologist soon, and I need to decide if I want to go on this program. Being a guy, I only have to worry about the risks associated with the medicine. Which there are a lot of, and they are sort of scary. Pretty much everything that could go wrong with your body, can go wrong. But they tell me that it probably won’t happen, they just have to warn me about it. But I can’t trust anyone, they might only want my money :/.

    Some of the side effects of “Isotretinoin”:

    -Depression
    -Psychosis (seeing or hearing things that aren’t real)
    -Suicide
    -Crying spells
    -Loss of interest in acitvities you once enjoyed
    -Sleep too much/trouble sleeping
    -Become more irritable/aggressive
    -Change in body weight
    -Withdrawal from friends/family
    -Thoughts about hurting yourself or taking your own life

    Those are some of the side effects, but not the issues that can arise.

    Isotretinoin can cause:

    -Serious brain problems:
    Pressure on the brain that can lead to permanent loss of eyesight, and in “rare cases”, death.
    -Stomach area (abdomen) problems:
    Internal organs can be damaged. These include the liver, pancreas, bowel, and esophagus.
    -Bone and muscle problems
    -Hearing problems:
    Hearing loss may be permanent.
    -Vision problems:
    Isotretinoin can affect your ability to see in the dark. And after taking Isotretinoin this may persist and be permanent.
    -Lipid problems:
    Isotretinoin can raise the level of fats and cholestrol in your blood.
    -Serious allergic reactions
    -Blood sugar problems
    -Decreased red and white blood cells

    So that is pretty much the summary I took about this medicine from the booklet they gave me. Pretty scary and serious stuff, huh? So should I go through with it? Is it worth risking my life to clear up my face, when I’m 17 and it may possibly clear up within the next few years anyways? I’m not as embarrassed by my face as I was when I was younger, but I am conscious of my acne. I’m not a recluse or anything but I’m not as confident as other people because I feel like people look at me for my acne.

    So leave your thoughts on what I should do. PLEASE don’t give me any stupid advice like “oh just put rubbing alcohol on it, it’ll go away!” Believe me, I have tried and I don’t have your regular acne, regular treatment isn’t going to work for me.

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:

  15. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had any problems with getting a dark brown color (permanent) on their forehead while taking Seasoni?
    I was switched from Ovcon 35 to Seasonique in Feb of this year and by June, my whole forehead was covered with a dark brown color. Kind of like age or liver spots but mine is not just spots, it covers my whole forehead! I ended up having surgery to drain cysts from both ovaries & was changed back to Ovcon 35 in June. Since then some of the discoloration has disappeared but not all of it. I know it’s called “melasma” which is due to hormones, birth control, pregnancy, etc… but i’m afraid that i will have to go to a dermatologist to have it lasered off because it is not going away. People actually stare at me like i’m a freak because of this & it has really frustrated me. Living in Michigan, we have a state law that you can not sue any drug company, period! What do i do? I don’t have the money to have laser treatment done & i have tried a cream for 3 months but the brown color is still covering my whole forehead??
    Anyone else have this happen while taking Seasonique?

    • ANSWER:

  16. QUESTION:
    Acne/Skin Diseases and The Evil Eye?
    There are many causes of acne and various treatments for it, for example a woman suffering from oestrogen dominance can develop acne and taking Agnus Castus can clear this problem up. People with a weak liver can place a magnet over the liver and within a month have a much stronger liver and hence clearer skin and a better functioning body. Some people never know the cause of their acne, but simply taking antibiotics seems to do the trick.

    But what about when you’ve tried the western medicine approach, herbal and chinese, magnetic therapy and acupuncture, what about when you’ve tried everything but still you have persistent skin problems… acne seems like a curse, and so can rosacea, eczema, and the list goes on… but what if it actually is a curse.

    The Evil Eye is one such curse, it’s belief is still very much alive in countries such as Italy and Spain. It can be caused intentionally or unintentionally, and happens when a person purposefully wishes bad luck on a person through envy or jealousy, sometimes it can just happen through a compliment or staring with envy, if you google Evil Eye it will explain I’m not very good at explaining.

    I just find this interesting, it could all be nonsense, but I find that most of the time, I’m not saying always, but ALOT – acne and other skin disorders affect attractive people… I see some people, they are fat, drink, smoke and they have a fine complexion, where as others are drinking gallons of water, eating well, taking Dr pills and still have terrible oil and cysts. And it’s like, gosh, he/she would be so pretty with clear skin… and suddenly average people are now more attractive just because they have clear skin.

    Maybe these beautiful people were envied by someone with the Evil Eye, and in turn ended up cursed with a skin disorder, because let’s face it, that would be the ultimate revenge or want, to destroy their looks! And not just the attractive, but the clever, there’s always the spotty geek in school, had people envied his/her ability’s? And now his/her success is jeopardised by taking away their confidence?

    I’m not saying I believe in this, it’s just something that has come to light and I’m wondering what others think, have people ever felt they were cursed or have they had experience of curses and removing the evil eye?

    Comments welcomed : )
    LOL yeah I agree with the Hollywood thing, though I know Brad Pitt battled with acne and acne scarring for a long time. And some celebs have had their downfalls, just not all in the form of skin problems.

    • ANSWER:
      In that case.. half of Hollywood would have hideous skin diseases. Utter rubbish sorry.

  17. QUESTION:
    Ok my doctor has tried everything…secondary amenorrhea. sucess stories please!?
    Befor january i didn’t get my period for a year so she did all kinds of tests such as my pituitary, prolactin, thyroid, liver/kidney function, LH and FSH ect and everything was perfect. The only thing is I have a slight hyper thyroid but not enough for treatment and i have high glucos levels i think she said it was but i am not certain..Anyways she diagnosed me with secondary amenorrhea and told me the only thing to treat it would be birth control, so she proscribed me provera (tablets) to take every month for 4 months to see if that helps regulate my periods however i don’t really want to get on birth control, my husband and i would like to have a child..
    She is ordering an ultrasound for me to check for possible cysts however PCOS has been ruled out by my blood tests and she is also wanting to check for HIV and hepatitis just because of my weight i am 5’3 104lbs. however much i eat ect i still cannot gain weight only loose it..BC the only option? how well will it work?

    • ANSWER:
      HMMMMM…..I would get a second opinion something tells me she is over looking something. Just a gut feeling. You were very descriptive in your question by the way. You said that she ruled out PCOS because of your blood test, so that means your insulin level was tested and was in normal range??? That is the dead give away if you have PCOS. However if you have high glucose levels (you could be borderline diabetic) and this can throw of your periods as well.

      Something tells me you need to see someone else like an Endocrinologist. That is who I go to treat my PCOS. Since it effects your endocrine system they are very knowledgeable in the situation. However, if you are trying to get pregnant you may want to see an infertility specialist. A lot of these problems are out of the scope of practice for an ob/gyn or a regular md. I hope this helps. Good luck

  18. QUESTION:
    Ok my doctor has tried everything…secondary amenorrhea. sucess stories please!?
    Befor january i didn’t get my period for a year so she did all kinds of tests such as my pituitary, prolactin, thyroid, liver/kidney function, LH and FSH ect and everything was perfect. The only thing is I have a slight hyper thyroid but not enough for treatment and i have high glucos levels i think she said it was but i am not certain..Anyways she diagnosed me with secondary amenorrhea and told me the only thing to treat it would be birth control, so she proscribed me provera (tablets) to take every month for 4 months to see if that helps regulate my periods however i don’t really want to get on birth control, my husband and i would like to have a child..
    She is ordering an ultrasound for me to check for possible cysts however PCOS has been ruled out by my blood tests and she is also wanting to check for HIV and hepatitis just because of my weight i am 5’3 104lbs. however much i eat ect i still cannot gain weight only loose it..BC the only option? how well will it work?

    • ANSWER:
      What were your cortisol, estrogen, testosterone and progesterone levels? I would be reluctant to take provera without knowing the cause of your amenorrhea. I lost my period for a year and tried taking provera which gave me severe headaches. It turned out I had a pitutiary condition. If your cortisol is low it could cause weight loss, repro hormones being low could cause amenorrhea. Even if your thyroid is a little out of range it should be treated. If everything is normal (and thyroid is treated) and for whatever reason your period is just got off track then maybe provera would be ok to take to “jump start:” your period, but you shouldn’t need it long term if there is nothing else wrong going on. If that is all you need your periods will be on track again and you should be able to get pregnant.

  19. QUESTION:
    Ok my doctor has tried everything…secondary amenorrhea. sucess stories please!?
    Befor january i didn’t get my period for a year so she did all kinds of tests such as my pituitary, prolactin, thyroid, liver/kidney function, LH and FSH ect and everything was perfect. The only thing is I have a slight hyper thyroid but not enough for treatment and i have high glucos levels i think she said it was but i am not certain..Anyways she diagnosed me with secondary amenorrhea and told me the only thing to treat it would be birth control, so she proscribed me provera (tablets) to take every month for 4 months to see if that helps regulate my periods however i don’t really want to get on birth control, my husband and i would like to have a child..
    She is ordering an ultrasound for me to check for possible cysts however PCOS has been ruled out by my blood tests and she is also wanting to check for HIV and hepatitis just because of my weight i am 5’3 104lbs. however much i eat ect i still cannot gain weight only loose it..BC the only option? how well will it work?

    • ANSWER:
      Okay, bare with me here. I’m sorry, I can’t say that I personally have been through the same thing, however, I have done some reading and despite my initial thought when I read your question (which was something like, “What the heck is this doctor putting this poor woman through all this for?) it appears that you doctor has been taking all the right steps.

      I’m not to crazy about birth control pills either, and I can see if you and your husband want to start a family why you would not want to use it. If birth control is an absolute must, perhaps you should discuss a more natural alternative like Wild Yam with your doctor.

      Other than that, I do know somebody else that had secondary amenorrhea, she was a rail (very thin also, and could eat like a horse), so-to-speak. Here’s what she told me, “I put on a little weight, and I got pregnant!” Needless to say she was thrilled. Hopefully the same will happen for you when you want it to. If I happen to see her soon, I’ll ask her how she managed to gain weight.

      I know you said you’ve been having a hard time putting on weight (I have been there too). Take a good hard look at the foods you eat and the supplements you take and tweak it so that you get the calories you need as well as the nutrition necessary to keep your glucose and thyroid under control. (I believe wild yam may be good for thyroid too, but I’m not certain). I had to stop taking Chromium Picolinate, to gain weight, that stuff made me maintain a low weight and my midwives were a bit concerned about my being underweight. Luckily, my husband and I figured it out on our own because my midwives didn’t really know much about it at the time.

      I’d tell you something like “buy your food at Wal-Mart” (because my family always gains weight when we do, it’s weird), but when you factor in the glucose and thyroid thing, I think a closer analysis and careful grocery shopping are in order.

      I know it may be hard, and yes, it is time consuming, but learning what it is that you are really eating helps tremendously. Example: Do you know how many forms of MSG there are? They are released glutamic acids, processed proteins which are flavor enhancers and obesity creators which tend to trigger headaches in many people, me included, like migraines.

      Hang in there, and if I can help any other way, please let me know.


Cyst On Liver Removal

Natural Removal of Gallstones

The pain due to gallstones is very severe. Over upper part of abdomen and between the shoulder blades you will have crippling pain. Nausea and indigestion also will make you to suffer a lot. Total removal of the gallstones will give you complete removal. A surgical removal of gall bladder itself is not advisable as it may make things from bad to worse.

Don’t worry

Natural removal of gallstones will ensure complete relief with no risk.

Gallstones are solidified bile. Fats are digested by the enzyme called bile which is produced by liver and stored in gall bladder. Bile flows through bile duct. Bile solidifies due to excess of cholesterol or bilirubin content in it. When gallstones block the bile duct, free flow of bile is stopped leading to inflammation and severe pain.

Excess of cholesterol in bile causes formation of cholesterol gallstones and excess of bilirubin in bile causes formation of pigment gallstones. Natural removal of any type of gallstones in both men and women is possible through Home Remedies.

Pregnancy, obesity and excess of estrogen make women more prone to gallstones formation. Other reasons are low-fiber high-fat diet, old age, fasting, diabetes and frequent constipation.

Common symptoms of gallstones are indigestion, nausea, abdominal pain and pain between shoulder blades, clay colored stools, dark colored urine and yellowing of skin and eyes.

Healthy life-style and healthy diet prevent gallstone formation. Diet should consist of vegetables, fruits, nuts, less carbohydrate and no junk food. You must do physical exercises and drink plenty of water. Drink coffee and take calcium phosphate.

Different methods of home remedies are there for natural removal of gallstones. They are safe methods of treatment ensuring complete removal of the gallstones.

Drink two teaspoons of Quebra Pedra herb in 500 ml water for two months daily.

Eat pear, beets, carrot, grapefruit and grapes as raw and also drink their juices daily.

Rosemary and wild yam can reduce gallstones pain immediately.

Home Remedies for quick removal of gallstones

Home Remedies are very effective for natural removal of gallstones. They are very quick, safe and ensure complete flush out of the gallstones so as to get permanent relief from the pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Liver Cyst Removal??
    A relative of mine, had been suffering from abdominal pain, and was diagnosed with liver cysts..
    What is the procedure to deal with it?
    Surgery – If so, what goes on and how long is the recovery time?

    Thanks in advance!!

    • ANSWER:
      Typically cysts on the liver are caused by something. The treatment should be for the cause not the symptoms. If the cause can be cured then the pain should go away unless the person is to the point that the liver can’t recover.

  2. QUESTION:
    What are liver cysts and how do they affect you ?
    I recently underwent gland removal looking for cancer in my lymphatic system while doing Mir scans and ct scans they found a number of cyst in my liver the surgeon told me not to worry they would keep a check on them once a year by ct scan. What are LIVER CYSTS?

    • ANSWER:
      liver cysts ,a cyst is a fluid filled space within a tissue lining ,liver cysts are derived into ,,,1)congenital 2)acquired ,,and the acquired could be due to many causes like infections ,e.histolytica,hydatid cysts ,trauma,of course the classification is wide and many varieties these are just some of them ,the importance of the cysts is their pressure effect on liver tissue,they can induce also blockage of bile secretions ,atrophy ,options are wait and see as long everything is fine like your case ,or surgical removal ,or drainage ..and therapy for related infections if any

  3. QUESTION:
    Could there be a link between all of my medical diagnosis?
    I am only 24, but over the past 4 years I have been diagnosed with a multitude of problems to cover the vast majority of the symptoms I have. I will first tell you a little about my health, and then list what I have been diagnosed with. If you have any suggestions as to how to find out if there is a link (such as something online) that would be great. I am not looking for an online symptom diagnosis.

    I am 24, 5’1” and weigh 170lbs (I am overweight). I had my first period in grade 8, and ever since have had irregular periods (occasion 2 in a month, often going 8 or 9 months without one.). I began having chest pain that came and went in my late teens, which followed with sensitivity to my sternum, which over the years have spread to my ribs, forearms, back, and lower neck. For this I have been diagnosed with

    -Costochondritis
    -Fybromialgia

    During an echo cardiogram it was also evident that I have

    -Mitro Valve Prolasp (very minor, nothing that will need surgery)

    My diagnosis have continued to grow, and now include.

    -Keratosis Pilaris – Over production of Keritin in skin, causes bumps on arms and thighs
    -Gallstones = Galbladder Removed due to blockage of bile duct
    -Ganglion Cyst Removal (most likely caused by injury to my rist)
    -Hemangiomas (notice many of them on my arms a couple months ago)
    -Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    -Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Syndrome
    -Low estrogen
    -Low iron
    -Low vitamin D
    -Eczema (recently been given this diagnosis to answer why I have a patch of skin on my back that feels tingly from time to time. I think there is a chance that it’s a misdiagnosis.)

    I feel I have so many problems to cover my symptoms. I am hoping there is something more simple or a solution to some of these problems.

    • ANSWER:
      I wonder if poly cystic ovary syndrome is the cause of the weight, period irregular low hormone levels and the skin problems?

      The Mitral valve prolapse and can be something that your were born with, and it can cause fatigue in some people, if its bad enough. But thankfully as you said yours very minor and wont need surgery. (I have mitral valve prolapse, but I need medication)

      Its not unusual for people with fibromyalgia to have CFS too, however some people with fibromyalgia & CFS can have low vitamin D levels, but once they start treatment many of the fibro/cfs symptoms disappear and some may only have a mild improvement of fibro/cfs symptoms.

      It is very thrusting to have all these problems, and not have a good reason as to why. I would ask the doctor about the PCOS, especially if your periods are very irregular, the weight gain etc.

      Join a CFS & Fibromyalgia support group, they can offer a lot of support and friendship, from people who have similar problems as you.

      I have cfs, fibro, Raynaud’s disease, IBS, Mitral valve prolapse, multiple food & chemical allergies, severe asthmatic and hey fever sufferer (related to the food & chemical allergies) and rashes, low iron, hormone and thyroid levels (medication has not helped with the CFS & fibro). I have had to have my gall bladder removed and had a hysterectomy. MRI test for MS was inconclusive so have to have another one, my ANA blood test is very high but not high enough, but I have been told I definitely have a auto immune disease.

  4. QUESTION:
    Right Upper Quadrant Pain after gall bladder removal – scar tissue??
    I had my gallbladder removed 3+ yrs ago, long term history of elevated liver enzymes not constant but several times over 10+ yrs with no found cause. I have been having pain for months, off and on. Recently had ultrasound, CT, MRI, all normal. I am wondering if anyone else is still having pain in that area after having the gall bladder removed?

    I have a big problem with scarring internally so I am wondering if my gall bladder surgery left scar tissue behind that is now causing problems. I recently had an ovarian cyst removed and they couldn’t get to the ovary because of the scar tissue left from three c-sections. They told me I have “massive amounts” of scar tissue left in my lower abdomen so it got me thinking about the RUQ pain.

    I see the GI specialist in a couple more weeks but this has been going on for a while and I am curious if anyone else has the same problem.

    • ANSWER:
      I had my gallbladder removed due to attacks. Four months later I had exact same symptoms as my previous attacks. After many visits to the ER I was finally turning jaundice from elevated liver enzymes. At every ER visit they did x-rays and cat scan, and found nothing each and every time. I had to be admitted to hospital and had an emergency ERCP. Even with the ERCP procedure they kinda x-ray it, they still didn’t see a thing. Once they cut open the sphinter of oddi they said several stone fragments and sludge came out. About 2 weeks later I had to have this done again and they found more sludge.
      You could possibly have a stone causing the pain, or even like you mentioned scar tissue. If you haven’t seen a good GI doctor, I really suggest you do. Make sure it is one that can perform ERCP or MRCP. The latter is I believe more exploratory. You can look up each and find out more.
      Hope this helps!

  5. QUESTION:
    please anybody tell me what I can do about this surgery that happen to me and the abusive I received?
    I went in at a hospital that will admit they only do minor surgery so I rested asure that if anything happen I be transfered to advanced hospital, and in no way did I give informed consent for this type surgery or either was I ever told that this could even be a possiability to even be a slight chance of happening especially at this hospital that says they only do minor surgery because thats all there able to handle due to there recources they are available to them. I went in for removal glabladder and even mother was in waiting room right out side that I got down as emergecy contact in case emergecy he failed even to get her approval it not like he had to make a split second decision nor my life was in no danger at all clearly thats in my records.when came to in hospital I had a 15 inch cut not 15 staples 15 inch cut and this was a glabladder surgery the surgeon says he had to do open surgery because of adhesion he should could have stopped with a small 3 inch incision that laparscopy was used then that gave me my only chance to make informed decision on with the facts and risk.but this surgeon went ahead made decision to do major surgery on me thats changed my life for ever and has done damage to not only one part body but severtal am 41 years old he cut my vagus nerve also my family doctor had took exray of my liver before surgery and then after surgery put them side by side before surgery the liver was clear after surgery even I see that they was a scar on liver about 3 inches long and about week later devolp a cyst on liver 7.9 cm due to this also after the surgery he gave me wrong kind of medication pain medication that was given in shot form that hit me all one time causeing me to halicate badly 2 out ever 4 hours for 5 days had 4 different nurses 2 different doctors and all them seen the effects the pain shots was doing to me should have none of all these people seen that I was not getting enough oxygen to brain causeing me halicate and was completly out my mind and I was not able to tell nobody that something was bad wrong resulting in passive atelcatisis thats was not on chest exray before the surgery I was not even told about this much less treated for it and the same amounts massive amounts of pain medication 75 to 100 demiral with 25 and 50 mg of phengition together.this went on for 5 days even own first day I halicateing so badly I ripped out both Iv out both arms blood all over room bed they came in cleaned up but failed to change medication even after this so I lay there for 5 day night day out my mind from this and at same time the damage to lungs from not being able breath deep enough to produce enough oxygen to brain lungs heart and first day atelcatisis showed up on exray but surgeron or hospital doctor or any of 4 differnt nurses all the different medical people takeing blood doing test all seen me in this condition and did nothing to help me so I left in room suffering so bad not able eat drink at all also on ct scan showed that had several loops in colon filled with filled with fluild 4.9 cm says if over 3 cm consiter dilated ever what that means on this problem not for sure what dilated means but not only did not get treated for this I was not even told about it found it out in my hospital records that was not filled out by the surgeon did the surgery it was from the hospital doctor so he abdon me turning me over to hospital doctor after this major surgery and the hospital doctor did not does not have no experience in what to look for after a major surgery like this something he might think was not important the surgeon if was told about it might seen this could been something real serious when hospital doctor only thought minor problem not worth mention to nobody I devolp fever right away after surgery fever no less that 101.3 wbc of 24,000 infection in lungs so much fluild inform loops in colon several them they did nothing to help this or even tell me about it also had to find all this out in records and all records was typed out by the hospital doctor not the surgeron that did the surgery on me so not even sure what information he evn given about all these condition resulting in me being the sickest on 5 day than was the whole 5 days in hospital not tolerateing nothing no food no water nothing at all seateing running down my back haveing cold chills so bad even I feezing or buring up to top off this surgeron dismised me with ne less than 101.3 fever wbc of 16,000 infection in lungs so much fluild in colon filled with fluild several them 4.9 cm says if over 3 cm its concired dilated not sure what dilated means about this condition but says if dilated need to be trained to prevent it from causeing damage to other organs as it did causeing damage to liver putting so much pressure on liver it caused it to tire all this I got records before the surgery that says my lungs was clear no fluild incolon filled with fluild inseveral loops 4.9 cm putting pressure on all organs of stomach d

    • ANSWER:
      Sweetie, you need to break your question up into sentences so we can understand what you are talking about. A sentence means you start the first word off with a capital letter and end it with a period. See how my thoughts are broken up into sentences with a capital letter and period? You just need to learn how to make sentences. I’m not saying this to be mean. It’s just constructive criticism that will help you if you listen. Please try again.

  6. QUESTION:
    Did the Lidocaine not work right?
    It’s been about 5 hours since I had a chalazion (cyst in my eyelid) removed surgically in-office. This is the second time I’ve had one removed, but this time I feel something went wrong. The procedure was the same and I was given 2 injections of Lidocaine to numb the area, the cyst was removed, and a patch was placed over my eye.

    The procedure itself definitely hurt a lot more this time than the last time, even after the area was supposed to be entirely numb. But it wasn’t until about 20 to 30 minutes afterward when I arrived home, that things started falling apart. It felt as though the Lidocaine had completely worn off, but I know from many many many past procedures that it is typically supposed to last about 2 or 3 hours. The pain was agonizing. To put it in perspective, I’ve had kidney stones (which had to be surgically removed), a broken leg, 3 liver biopsies, I get an upper GI endoscopy every year, and have had probably hundreds of other hospitalizations and procedures in my life. This was BY FAR the most excruciating thing I have ever dealt with – and I know from the last chalazion removal that this sort of pain is not normal.

    It took about an hour after the procedure before the oxycodone they prescribed kicked in (I had to take 15mg to feel ok), but until that point my body was uncontrollably shaking from the pain, I was rocking back and forth debating on going to the ER, and I could not move my eyes to look at things without severe pain shooting through my head. It was so bad, that whole side of my face hurt. Definitely level 10 pain.

    So my question is – am I wrong in thinking that this level of pain is abnormal for a procedure like this? Like, is it possible there was something wrong with the Lidocaine, since it seemed to be weak in the first place and only lasted about half an hour? Also curious if anyone else has experienced the same thing as me. Thanks in advance
    It occurred to me that it might have something to do with the eye patch possibly being too tight against my eyelid…though it still seems like it shouldn’t hurt as bad as it did.
    Talked to my doctor when it was all happening and he seemed to think it was all in my head. Told me to darken the room and put a cold towel on my head… He also said it was probably a bad idea to go to the ER for pain management because I had (at that point) already taken the oxycodone. I should add that I feel significantly better now, but that is primarily because of the pain-killers I’ve been taking – my eye still hurts a bit even with the narcotics.

    • ANSWER:
      Oh, I’m sorry you went through this.

      I’ve had many chalazions removed, and never needed anything other than the local, which wore off in about half an hour. So I wonder what else was happening that caused the pain. Opening a cyst should provide almost immediate pain relief, even in the eyelid.

      All the best.


Cyst On Liver Symptoms

Ovarian Cyst Symptom – A natural cure to get rid of pain!

This article is about Ovarian Cyst Symptom.

There is a natural cure for ovarian cysts, and it has been around for centuries.

Women can use a tool, which nature provides, it is an easy and cheap way. One of the first things to do, if you are in a heavy pain, is to relieve some of the pain by reducing the pressure of your bladder. It may sound stupid, but you will be surprised – how much pain can be generated just because of excess weight sitting on your bladder. You must drink a lot of water and go to the bathroom now and then.

Another natural cure for ovarian cysts is good old fashioned fiber. It is never a fun experience to have constipation, and just as excess pressure on your bladder will cause discomfort, so will having a backed up colon. It will also cause you major pain and discomfort.

It might be, that constipation will actually worsen an ovarian cyst and then make the ovarian cyst symptom even worse. Get as much fiber intake as possible.

Some great resources of fiber are found in fruit and vegetables. Try apples, pears, and peas.

Drinking tea is also a great way of getting nutrients and antioxidants into the body, which will flush out toxins and maintain a steady health.

To sum up; A combination of a better diet and drinking plenty of herbal tea and water will do you a lot of good, and it will help you avoid a costly surgery.

Try these above mentioned guidelines, if you do experience ovarian cyst symptom or symptoms.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    I have had an ultrasound probably kidney stones and possible bladder calculus?
    Then I had a CAT scan with Contrast–PYELOGRAM. It showed no kidney stones and no bladder stones. Only a small cyst on the liver. I still have symptoms though. Is there a need for a cystoscopy to view the bladder? Could this CAT scan miss cancer which is what the doctor is looking for due to my symptoms and the shadowing in the bladder they could not identify on the original ultrasound.

    • ANSWER:
      As you have symptoms you need first simple urine examination to rule out infection.
      Ie it shows blood then cystoscopy is needed to see and asses.

  2. QUESTION:
    Could something be seriously wrong with me even if I feel fine?
    So here’s my story.

    I thought I had an ovarian cyst in February – felt pressure in my vaginal area. Went to the doctor who felt around and said she thought my gall bladder is enlarged.

    Off for an ultrasound I went. No cysts but my liver was mildly enlarged at 17.5cm. Had blood tests and everything was normal except my ERC level, which measures inflammation in the body was elevated to 22. It should be no higher than 20 for someone my age. My doctor said she can classify it as normal.

    Now, for the past 2 months still I have not been feeling great, but I don’t have any liver disease symptoms like yellowing, fatigue, itchiness, bloating etc.

    My problems now are a mild ear ache, my lymph nodes in my neck feel mildly swollen, my liver feels mildly enlarged etc. I have no pain, I just feel that something is not right.

    I have another doctors appointment, but that’s not until May.

    What do you think?? Think I could have something wrong with me?? The fullness / swelling I feel is on my right side near my ribs, towards my back.

    I’m a thin, 24 year old woman who is active, doesn’t drink or smoke, and I have no other health conditions.

    • ANSWER:
      I would get in touch with the doctor office and talk to the
      nurse there. Tell them your symptoms. The doctors leave
      room, for a certain time period, to see patients who need
      immediate care. If not, then you can request that any
      cancelation they have, to notify you, so you can see them
      sooner. Having swollen glands in the neck area and an
      enlarged liver could mean you have a virus like
      mononucleosis or it may be coming from an ear infection.
      However, a real diagnosis has to be made on this.
      You should have more blood testing done…no one blood test
      is 100% accurate.

      Hope this information is of some help to you. Best wishes and
      I hope you start to feel better.

  3. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of cervical cancer? I understand it sometimes has no symptoms. But does it ever?
    Is it painful? The doc says I have cysts on my uterus and ovaries as well as my liver and pancreas and in my breasts. I’m getting an endoscopic ultrasound soon but wanted to know from others’ experience.

    • ANSWER:
      the most important thing to do when you are at risk for cervical cancer is to get your regular annual pap smears….EVERY YEAR! This documents abnormal changes in your cervical cells. Your doc could also do some blood tests that actually test for cancer. Good luck.

  4. QUESTION:
    Enlarged liver – what does this mean?
    Before I begin my little story here’s some info about me
    22 y/o female, moderate drinker on the weekends, diagnosed as hypoglycemic at 17 (no explanation as to why), meds: birth control and paxil, 20 mg

    On Wednesday I was admitted to the ER with severe stomach cramps. The cramps were worse on Tuesday night but I promised my bf I’d get it checked out the next day if I still felt crampy. Long story short, the nurses at my college didn’t think it was anything severe but the pain in my lower right abdominal area couldn’t be ignored. They wanted to make sure I didn’t have appendicits. A CT scan of my abdomen showed a possible liver cyst, so they sent me in for a ultrasound to check it out. That turned up a small cyst on my right kidney (not surprising since I had nasty recurrent UTIs) and a slightly enlarged right lobe of my liver (normal = 15-17 cm, mine = 18.6 cm).
    My questions for any medical professionals out there is … what in the world does this mean? I have a follow up with a physician at my school for some bloodwork. My original bloodwork at the ER turned up normal, although my urinalysis showed some ketones (80). The kidney cyst should clear up but I have no idea what would cause a slightly enlarged liver (although I’ve heard Paxil can be deterimental). Any ideas??
    Also, my stomach pain has cleared up and I have no other symptoms (no swelling, fever, jaundice, etc).

    • ANSWER:
      kidney problems from diabetes? Avoid sugar. get the a1c test.

  5. QUESTION:
    Right abdominal pain, CT scan and ultrasound on liver and everything else.?
    Woke up one morning with severe right abdominal pain below the rib cage. okay maybe I pulled something. 17 days later still dull aching pain there but very severe when I cough or sneeze. Otherwise its so to speak “there” throughout the day. I go in to the Dr. and tell him my symptoms. He goes through the routine examine, pushes here pushes there. I get blood drawn and urine sample. Calls me back later I have blood urine and liver enzymes are a bit high. Schedules me for Ct scan. Scan comes back normal. Schedules me for a ultra sound and some nuclear dye for my gallbladder to make it do funny things. I deny that but okay with the ultrasound. Go to ultrasound. Ultrasound tech opens mouth and tells me I have a liver cyst. I say uhmmmm ok? Later the Dr’s nurse calls me back and tells me looks like ultrasound came back great and asks me “are you still in pain?” I tell her yes. So I ask her thats it nothing else? Nothing found? She says no. So I decide to tell her about liver cyst found on ultra sound? She says she does’nt know anything about that and will consult with the DR. Well after reading on the internet cause Im curious I see that people do get them and 95% of paitents do not experience pain. But 5% do and it needs to be addressed. Well here I am still in pain since June 26. If I strain like having a bowel movement, sneeze, cough or even bend a certain messed up way it hurts. Anyone heard of this? Is this why I had a blood in my urine? Do they bleed? Im kinda dissapointed in my Dr that they wouldnt relay the info that was found and I had to open my mouth up about the tech showing me the cyst. I dont know what to do I feel kinda helpless here. Waiting on Md to call me monday.

    • ANSWER:
      When a cyst is found in an individual, that person should submit themself to medical testing to rule out any serious diseases or conditions that may be the root cause. Hepatic cysts are symptoms of a variety of serious diseases that can lead to renal failure.

      Read more: Causes of Liver Cysts | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_5063213_causes-liver-cysts.html#ixzz1SQ0sow6z

      They can also be caused by parasite larvae.

  6. QUESTION:
    Hepatic Hemangiomas-Liver problems?
    I had an ultrasound which showed a cyst on my liver. I am going for a CT scan this week. My doc said that it’s possible that it is a hepatic hemangioma which is always benign. In checking on different websites I found that people who have these don’t have symptoms and this is usually found during a routine ultrasound. However, I have been experience intense discomfort from under my rib cage to the back and up to my neck area. Has anyone had a hemangioma with discomfort and is surgery always indicated? I know my doc will advise me upon test results; but I am rather anxious. I am a 56 yr.old healthy, non drinking woman taking estrogen replacement.

    • ANSWER:
      In my experience, hepatic hemangiomas are just an incidental finding. But the experts say: Large hepatic hemangiomas do occur, can cause symptoms — pain, nausea, or enlargement of the liver — and even rupture (a rare event) causing severe pain and bleeding into the abdomen that can be an emergency. http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=9920

      Hemangiomas may cause bleeding or interfere with organ function, depending on their location. Most cavernous hemangiomas do not show symptoms. In rare cases, a cavernous hemangioma may rupture. (The only symptom may be an enlarged liver.) http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000243.htm

  7. QUESTION:
    abdominal pain, possibly related to ovarian cysts?
    I have a history of painful ovarian cysts. I also only have one ovary (right side; left never formed).

    Last Saturday, I began feeling the usual pain in my lower right abdominal area. Within a few hours, that pain had progressed up to the bottom of my ribcage (right side), then wrapped around my ribs and up my back to the right shoulder blade.

    I was admitted to the ER, where I explained my history. They insisted that it was gall bladder issues and, after a clean blood test & liver test (no abnormalities), sent me home w/ a request to follow up with my GP. She arranged for an ultrasound of the upper right abdominal quadrant. The ultrasound came back as normal (no issues w/ gall bladder)

    I do have an appointment with my OBGYN on Friday. I was just wondering if anyone else had experienced pains similar to what I’ve described and have those pains associated w/ something other than gall bladder issues? Is it a weird cyst symptom?
    I was also surprised, given my history, that my GP refused to have them scan my lower abdominal quadrant. I should have insisted on it, but I was in too much pain to think clearly.

    • ANSWER:
      I had the same symptoms when I found out that I had a cyst on my ovary!! See what you ob thinks it is could be anything from a cyst to gastritisnitus sorry sp aka gas!!

  8. QUESTION:
    Anyone with knowledge about colon or liver cancer, please help me with this question?
    My father is 56 yrs old, and he has just been diagnosed with colon cancer. The size of the tumor is the size of a golf ball. It was caught early, i was told anyways. He went in to see if the cancer had spread and had a full body ct scan done and they found a cyst that is the size of the top part of your thumb. The dr.s believe it is cancer. My father did have hepatitus b once before because of the vietnam war. Also has high blood pressure, and thats his only health issues. He is 5-10, 170wt. My dad tells me little, i looked on internet and it sounds like Metastatic liver disease except that he has not had any of the symptoms yet. My ? is what is fixen to happen, what is his chances of surviving all of this, and how long. Please no b.s. I would really like to know from some doctors on here or someone with experience.They did a biopsy on the colon tumor and it came back inconclusive, but the doctors said that they believe it may be cancer. What do u think?

    • ANSWER:
      I am not a doctor, but I am a nurse. Keep in mind that this is only my opinion.

      For colon cancer (which usually stays encapsulated in the colon itself) it may be possible to remove the cancerous section of the colon and create a colostomy (where part of the colon is placed through the skin onto the outside of the body and bowel movements would be caught in a bag). This is, of course, dependent upon how far his cancer has progressed and what type it is. If his cancer is a fast growing, progressive type, the doctors are also most likely going to do chemotherapy.

      If the spot on his liver is cancer, it is possible to do a liver resection (where they remove a wedge of the liver). You cannot live without your liver, so they couldn’t remove it all.

      Hepatitis B can cause cirrhosis of the liver and if you have Hep B you have an increased chance of developing liver cancer.

      So, in answer to your question, it depends on what type of cancer your father has and how the doctors treat it. I cannot tell you how long he has to live, but I would suggest you love him each and every day.

  9. QUESTION:
    I have had some symptoms that concern me about 3 months now and I have no health insurance.. They include….?
    I have had some symptoms that concern me about 3 months now and I have no health insurance.. They include….?
    Chronic Diarrhea that lasts a couple weeks and then disappears and reappears a couple days later. I also have dizziness. I dont mean to be too graphic but the diarrhea that I do get is yellow and looks like it has little white lines in it… They are very small lines (Looks like string) but you can see them with the naked eye. I had a double blood transfusion in March due to severe Anemia.. Any ideas on what this could be??? No fever or vomiting accompanied.

    I also had a CT Scan of my abdomen (When I had insurance) and the Dr. found that I had an enlarged liver and a Cyst on my Kidney.

    • ANSWER:

  10. QUESTION:
    Do people with Gilberts Syndrome usually have tumors on their liver?
    I was diagnosed with Gilberts Syndrome in March of 2009 after my Doctor found what he thought was a cyst (7mm) on my liver and elevated conjugated Bilirubin levels. In November of 2009 I had a full body scan and that November scan revealed the “cyst” had grown to 2cm (20mm). When I went in for the biopsy today the doctor ruled out a cyst and said it was a tumor because of metbolism found in it. Are tumors of this (or any) size consistent with Gilberts Syndrome?
    I should mention that I am experiencing tachycardia, flushing of the face and neck and coated tongue. From what I have read those symptoms are consistent with a Carcinoid tumor.
    Any input is welcome, I understand that there may or may not be doctors on this board and am just looking for others input.
    Basically does what I describe sound like Gilberts and does people with Gilberts have tumors and what are the sizes?
    Thank you!!!! : ) : )

    • ANSWER:
      No – they do not – in my experience.
      I am a cancer specialist doctor with twenty years of experience.
      And there are other doctors on this site frequently.
      Carcinoid malignancies / carcinoid syndrome is rare. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/282515-overview

      https://health.google.com/health/ref/Carcinoid+syndrome

      Of course your doctor – who has your entire medical history, has examined you, and has hopefully looked at the scans and biopsy slides himself or herself – should be answering this question. He or she should know the biopsy report. We don’t even know your age.

      The Gilbert’s syndrome is probably unrelated to this 2cm liver lesion. There are other tests for carcionoid syndrome if the biopsy is not conclusive. See the web sites listed above.

  11. QUESTION:
    is it ovarian cancer?! HELP!?
    i have two large cysts on my ovaries, and a bunch of weird symptoms – flushing, anxiety attacks heart palpitations, high blood sugar, high blood pressure, tiredness and pains in my liver area,these symptoms all started after i found out about the cysts, im 30 yrs old, what are the chances it is cancer or that it has spread ? my doctor says he wont know until i get surgery next month,,,,, anxious here….

    • ANSWER:
      There is much less than a 1% chance you have cancer. In fact, most ovarian cancer produces no symptoms. Since you are so young (and I assume still menstruating), these are highly likely to be cysts. If you have a history of ovarian cancer in your family, however, I’d pay closer attention and perhaps even consider having your ovaries removed after you are done having kids. I am battling ovarian cancer (but I am in my 50s and have a family history). I wish now that I had had them removed years ago. Your doctor has to be cautious which is why he has to tell you he won’t know if this is cancer until surgery. Good luck and God bless you; you will be fine!

  12. QUESTION:
    What can cause Pressure in Head and Miscellaneous Symptoms?
    Alright from the top: About a month ago I went into the ER because I had performed a self-examination and felt that one of the sides of my scrotum felt larger to me than the other and was therefore afraid that I had cancer. As a side note this intensified after I had worked out extra hard for the first time in about 6 months. They had diagnosed me with a Varicocele and had also noted what they called a benign cyst on the right side after performing an Ultrasound. Therefore, I was much relieved as I got a report of no cancer and my blood work came back normal along with the other normal tests (i.e. kidney, thyroid, liver, pancreas).

    However, since that time I have experienced the following symptoms both on an occasional and constant basis:

    Occasional

    Jabbing pain in armpit
    Pressure in Back of Head
    Pain in Shoulder Blade
    Pain in side
    Dull feeling in Groin
    Pelvic Pain
    Sweating at palms

    Constant

    Fatigue in legs
    No strong desire to eat – do so because I should
    Feel hot but no fever – actually temperature lower than 98.6 (i.e. 97.6)

    It just seems a little weird to me that all of these started. I was actually running on the treadmill about a week ago and I had to get off because the pressure in the back of my head had built up so much it felt like it was going to explode. My headaches are always in the back of my head now and they do not throb, they are just like a dull sensation. I have went to 5 doctors and they are telling me that I am fine and it is related to anxiety. However, I have not been sick in like 5 years and I know how to separate the mental from the physical. None of them have ordered a CT/MRI and therefore they are going off of the blood work and the ultrasound. However, I am still concerned and it is driving me crazy. Please provide me some guidance!

    • ANSWER:
      Your symptoms don’t fit into a category and that is the problem with doctors. Though it doesn’t mean you are not suffering. But if the ultrasound abdomen & pelvis, blood tests etc are normal, you shouldn’t stress over it. Eat healthy and go for daily exercises to keep fit. You may suggest your doc to get CT done on brain, just to rule out things. Have a second opinion.
      Good luck!

  13. QUESTION:
    How do I know if a cyst burst on one of my ovaries?
    I was experiencing pain a few weeks ago that caused bloating and other gastrointestinal related symptoms. I was first sent in for an ultrasound because my doctor thought that I may have gall stones. Nothing came back with my gallbladder, liver or kidneys. I recently went to another doctor and he suggested that a cyst had burst on one of my ovaries (I have PCOS). I am due for another ultrasound in the next few weeks.

    I have been dragging a bit today and while showering this evening I experienced a sharp pain in my lower left abdomen. It has subsided, but I feel tired and sore all over. Any thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like it. Burst ovarian cysts hurt a lot…I’ve had more than a few over the years. Call your doctor.

      EMT

  14. 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.

  15. QUESTION:
    Why could I be having these pains and symptoms?
    Just over a week now Ive been having pains in my side and lower abdomen pain near my ovaries, an odd time Ive been getting jagged pains but not all the time, Ive been feeling unbelievably tired and cold and just generally unwell. Im due my period next week but because Ive been having these pains over this past week I no its not just because Im due next week as my periods would be quite regular. I take my vitamins and cod liver oil on a daily basis too.

    October 2007 I had a casearan section operation to remove a 10cm cyst they found on my left ovary and the doctors just thought I had a tummy bug. Ive been to the doctors and she is sending me for a scan which takes between 3-4 weeks waiting list and Im worried and dont think I should wait that long and Im not too sure what to do.

    Please serious answers only!

    • ANSWER:
      If you are very concerned or the symptoms get worse you should speak to your doctor , get a second opinion (from another GP) -or call NHS direct.

  16. QUESTION:
    does this sound like liver cancer?
    Hi,
    I have been having a dull ache under my right rib cage for the past 10 months. 8 months ago when I had a CT scan, it was noted there were two tiny lucencies, too big to characterize, likely cysts. My doctor said these would not be causing the pain. I have liver function tests usually once a month, and they have come back normal each time. Recently, I have had pain in my left and right back shoulder blades, as well as my left rib cage and under my left rib cage. It is pretty much pain all over my chest. It is not excrutiating, just a dull ache, and it comes and goes. I just had an ultrasound that showed no masses, even the lucencies from the CT scan they could not find. My question is, does this sound like liver cancer to you? the tiny lucencies scared me, but my doctor said they were too small at that time to cause any pain. If this pain is so wide spread over my chest, wouldn’t an ultrasound pick up anything causing this? And I also have normal liver function tests. My gallbladder also looked normal on the ultrasound. Other symptoms include sometimes pale stool, loose stool with undigsted food, and a lot of gas. I have had a colonoscopy and endoscopy come back normal. Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Lucencies is an unusual term I assume it means cysts? Cysts are not cancer and cancer would have been seen and your liver panels would not be normal. However, not anything that may be wrong would be seen on ultrasound. Ultrasound views a small area a CT views a wider area and a better overall diagnostic tool and it appears nothing was seen there either. Keep going back to your doctor and tell them all of your symptoms keep a diary if you have to. Write down all medications you are taking or have taken in the past year and when you started and/or stopped. Any changes in your life, any illnesses you have had and any trips you have made. Take this and all of your medical records and get a second opinion. I’m not saying your doctor has done anything wrong and any good doctor will not mind and should welcome a fresh set of eyes on the case.

  17. QUESTION:
    Right side pains that come and go..is that due to my cysts?
    Right side pains that come and go..is that due to my cysts?
    Hello everyone. I asked this in Pains etc..but I think this is where this question should be asked.
    A few months ago I started feeling a numb like back pain. From there I started having upper abdominal pains and nausea. Now I have pains in my right side ranging from any where on top to bottom and even back right side.
    I have cysts on my ovaries and the last doctor I’ve been seeing hasn’t done a thing but give me provera! This was about 7 months ago.
    Sorry…back to current status.
    I constantly feel bloated; I have bowel movements very often these last couple weeks.
    I feel like I don’t digest my food properly and I don’t have a regular period. (Irregular since 18)
    The pain isn’t unbearable but it’s extremely uncomfortable as I feel a sharp sting on my right side. It comes and goes and I’m just sick and tired of being concerned.
    Last time I saw my doctor I wasn’t having these pains…I did however tell her my husband and I are preparing to start a family. (reason for her proscribing prover)
    My mom had cysts…she couldn’t have children till they were surgically removed. I asked my doc and she said NO SERGURY WOULD BE PERFOMED UNLESS IT’S LIFE THREATNING.

    I guess what I’m looking for is has anyone experienced what I’m going through? Is it possible I have a ruptured cyst? What type of symptoms did you have?
    I’m also stressed what I’m experiencing may not even be linked to my cysts…what if it’s my liver or kidney or even gallbladder!
    I’m really stressed and just looking for any sort of information I can get.

    Thank you for reading.

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  18. QUESTION:
    birth control er liver disease ?!?
    heres my symptoms:

    -EXTREMELY fatique. (i wake up at 11;30ish/noon DAILY. and i get tired by like 3 oclock…)
    - nausea. (i am right now. i wake up that away aalot too. im taking nauzene? its chewable for the relief of itt.)
    -stomach pains ! INTENSE. (i went to my gyno to see if its like a girl problem uk? and im on birth control…)
    - i think my skin is turning a little yellow? especially my back..
    -idk if this has anything to do with it but headaches? i get alot.

    now, since im on birth control ik nausea is like a side affect but its been going on since before i started? + for my stomach pains and stuff we assumed it was ovarian cysts before for the past few months so i would take motrin every 6 hours for a while. 3 tablets? could this like contribute to liver problems?
    my moms calling the doctor soon but i just want some feedback? is this normal for being on birth control? or should i get it checked? thanks<3

    • ANSWER:

  19. QUESTION:
    Birth control side affects or liver disease ?
    heres my symptoms:

    -EXTREMELY fatique. (i wake up at 11;30ish/noon DAILY. and i get tired by like 3 oclock…)
    - nausea. (i am right now. i wake up that away aalot too. im taking nauzene? its chewable for the relief of itt.)
    -stomach pains ! INTENSE. (i went to my gyno to see if its like a girl problem uk? and im on birth control…)
    - i think my skin is turning a little yellow? especially my back..
    -idk if this has anything to do with it but headaches? i get alot.

    now, since im on birth control ik nausea is like a side affect but its been going on since before i started? + for my stomach pains and stuff we assumed it was ovarian cysts before for the past few months so i would take motrin every 6 hours for a while. 3 tablets? could this like contribute to liver problems?
    my moms calling the doctor soon but i just want some feedback? is this normal for being on birth control? or should i get it checked? thanks<3

    • ANSWER:
      Some of your symptoms could be normal with trying to adjust to the pill depending on how long you have been on it (an example only), but I would recommend having this checked out by your doctor to see what they say.

  20. QUESTION:
    upper right abdominal pain..any ideas?
    about two months ago i began having extreme abdominal pain just below my ribs on the right side. the pain was so intense i couldnt breath and had to walk bent over at the waist. i went to the er and had all the tests done and to this day they cant find anything “substantial” and im still being tested.

    heres all my symptoms: nausea with some vomiting. dizziness. stiff neck and sometimes pain in my shoulder blade (right side). pain on upper right abdomin area kinda under my rib cage..pain also goes lower on my right side and on my back. sometimes my stomach hurts in the center just below my ribs. it kinda gets worse after eating and moving around alot. my breathing becomes hard cuz when i inhale i have sharp pain that prevents me from breathing deeply. at night i cant sleep on my stomach or sides cuz of the pain, sleeping on my back helps a little.

    also they ruled out appendicitis, kidney and gallbladder stones. and originally they said my stomach lining was inflamed and swollen but that went away. they did find a liver cyst and 3small masses they arent concerned about right now. ive been trying to research and find out what i can since the doctors dont seem to know much either..any help or personal accounts is greatly appreciated!!!
    thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      Its most likely associated with your liver… if they’ve done a liver function test LFT and didn’t diagnose something such as hepatomegaly or liver damage, then they might suggest a biopsy to establish the damage, as LFTs dont always show up abnormal when the damage is gone so far.

  21. QUESTION:
    What is wrong with me? Could it be Gallbladder, Liver, Reproductive or even Fibromyalgia?
    I’m a 24 year old female. I am overweight and have two children. I have been experiencing a lot of different symptoms lately, but am tired of going to the doctor and getting no answers.

    I have two major symptoms that I deal with every day. I have widespread pain that is never in the same spot. It doesn’t always hurt badly, but it is always there. Mainly in my lower abdomen, sides or back. Sometimes I get sharp or shooting pains that make me curl over and even cry. I am also ALWAYS tired. Despite that I get 7+ hours of sleep at night and take vitamin and iron supplements daily (I thought my fatigue was because I am anemic, but I take my pills!).

    I’m just going to list my other “symptoms”, now:
    -Irregularity…..Switching back and forth from constipation and diarrhea (today it was yellow colored diarrhea…multiple times…Even had two “accidents” on the way to the restroom)
    -Neck spasms….Starts in neck and shoots down spine (Thought it could be from a car accident in ’03 when I got whiplash)
    -Carpal Tunnel and joint pain….Diagnosed in ’07
    -Depression…..Diagnosed in ’02 after father’s death and again after having my first child, but not medicated
    -Gastroesophageal Reflux w/ Ulcers in esophagus…..Diagnosed in ’06
    -Hypertension….Diagnosed in ’03, but not medicated
    -Iron Deficiency Anemia…Diagnosed in ’03 during first pregnancy

    I have been told I have gallbladder “issues”, multiple cysts on my ovaries and fallopian tube (I had a large one removed during my first pregnancy, they took my left fallopian tube with it.), and an abscess infection in my gums (that I have seen a dentist about).

    I, also, want to mention that I did have the Mirena IUD put in in Jan. ’08. And, that I am always under a lot of stress and worry A LOT. I don’t work and my husband barely makes enough to pay bills, and we are ALWAYS arguing about money.

    I’ve browsed the internet for a while now and the best “answer” I can come up with is Fibromyalgia. Everything just seems to fit. It could even be side effects of my Mirena (except some of my “symptoms” had been going on before I had the Mirena put in).

    I’m only 24 years old. I really want to know what is wrong with me. I want to be able to get up and take better care of my little boys and play with them without being too tired or having too stop because the pains come back. If anyone has ANY suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.

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  22. QUESTION:
    Abdominal pain for a long time! Can someone please help!?
    I have been having pain all over my abdomen for nearly 6 months now. It is generally a burning sensation. Sometimes it hurts in the entire upper abdomen (directly below rib cage), sometimes it only hurts the right side, sometimes the left, other times my lower abdomen has this same burning sensation and sometimes its everywhere at once. I also belch A LOT and I am constipated. I have found no correlation between this pain and what I eat. I have taken Tums, Pepcid, Zantac, Prilosec, Aciphex and Nexium and nothing helps. I have had blood work, Upper GI, Ultrasound and an Endoscopy and everything has come back normal. The other day I had a CT scan and it was normal except for a small cyst on my liver that my doctor says probably isnt causing my symptoms.

    Does anyone have any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like stomach ulcers or gallbladder problems to me. Get a second opinion if you haven’t had any success with your own doctor. A friend of my family had all those tests done too and they kept telling him they could find nothing. He got so sick and lost so much weight that he was really in danger of dying. His daugther rushed him to the hospital one night in fear of his life. The hospital said it was his gallbladder right away and did and emergency surgery. He got better right away and back to good health. I don’t know how it was missed since he had gotten not once, but several tests were even repeated and they still told him nothing was wrong.

      The area you are talking about really does point towards being the gallbladder or ulcer. Both are truly miserable and can make you very sick and really hurt. Both can cause a lot of belching, but constipation is really not a symptom of either. Maybe that is coming from something else like a med you take. Ulcers can cause that burning sensation along with gallbladder problems plus a hiatal hernia will also do that. The tests are not picking up what is wrong. I know my husband had something similar to your symptoms long ago and every doctor told him his tests were normal also. He got to the point where he could not even work anymore and was severely sick like you for many months. It turned out to be a bleeding ulcer. None of the testing picked it up. He lost so much blood that he became anemic and then they finally found the problem. Hang in there and keep fighting to get the right diagnosis.

  23. QUESTION:
    Upper right flank discomfort?
    I have had this pain since Oct. I thought it was alcohol consumption b/c I had increased drinking so stopped and pain continued. Along with upper right flank pain (more like discomfort/tightness) that worsens throughout the day, I have constipation and hemorrhoids. I have had increased stress, and been less active. I went to my docs and they found increased red blood cells, and low Vit D. They gave me Vit D booster that did help with the fatigue but no other symptoms. Went to ER in Jan, CT Scan said everything was within normal limits besides what may look like endometriosis and cyst in liver (too small to characterize) and kidneys. Went to endometriosis specialist since my Aunt had the same condition and they said I had Stage 1 endometriosis around my rectum and bladder. Relieved I waited after my surgery to see if condition would improve. Surgery was in Feb. and still same symptoms. I have lost a lot of weight and already a petite women, my appetite has decreased as well. I had a friend who had a lot of “stomach problems” and her boyfriend has bile gastritis and taking antibiotics. I have just made an appt with an gastroenteritist, but unfortunately that is not until April. I have an appt with primary who is also hard to see at the end of month. My quality of life is decreased and stress, anxiety, and depression has set in. I do not drink anymore and have been a smoker since 14 on and off. I am a 28 y/o stay at home mom. I feel bad that all this health issues have made it difficult to have the energy and motivation to continue all the activities with my 2 1/2 year daughter. Also concern it may be contagious and should worry about my husband and daughter. I just want a resolution and stop being passed from dr to dr. I also in Jan saw my original OB/GYN and urologist. Anyone have any ideas or suggestions.

    • ANSWER:
      Have you been checked for Fatty Liver disease? You sound like you are having the same symptoms and struggle my daughter had (she’s now 30 y/o). Like you, she struggled with all kinds of symptoms, upper right pain, bowel problems, fatigue, cysts, menstrual problems, lots of pain, etc etc. which led to a lot of anxiety and depression, too. She was diagnosed with Fatty Liver disease.

      I did a bunch of research, and came up with some pretty good info about the how’s and why’s of diagnosing and treating it. Here’s just a few websites with more info for you:

  24. QUESTION:
    is this a joke or what? cancer question?
    Every time I have CT, X-RAy, MRI and/or Ultrasound, I get different results and seems that no one knows what they are talking about. Can you tell me or give me an idea using simple words. (please do not tell me to ask my Doctor or give me any non-sense answer)

    Here I go: Mosaic Perfusion, Mosaic Attenuation, Hypoechoic Nodules of Liver, Complex Cyst w/protenaceous liq., Cystadenoma of Biliary, echogenic liver, echogenic kidney, fat infultration, infiltrated liver, benign cyst, 45mm hypoechoic nodules of liver.

    It is driving me crazy not knowing what is going on. Of course I have symptoms (chest pain, lower and mid abdomen, lower back, under armpit and under ribcage)

    Please just give me your opinion. (can it be cancer? how serious can it be? it is commum symptoms and diagnosis? why radiology use terms that makes things so confused?

    thank you

    • ANSWER:
      On the reports they have to use the medically correct terms. I dont know everything that they are saying, but you should b e able to google each word or look in a medical dictionary to learn its meaning. Then put together what all that means.

      The first person is right though, its a lil complicated. But going this way you will learn a lot and hopefully come to a conclusion about what they are saying.

  25. QUESTION:
    Scared it’s ovarian cancer?
    For 6 weeks now I’ve been having lower abdominal pain (period type cramping constantly so it never goes) with the occasional sharp stabbing pain on the right side of my abdomen with other symptoms such as
    fatigue
    pelvic pain
    lower back pain which starts from the kidneys and goes right down to my bum
    groin pain
    leg pain which effects the whole tops of both my legs
    Heartburn (recently)
    Bloating in both my stomach area and lower pelvic area
    and even my neck hurts. My periods are still regular usually every 28 days give or take a few days but i have noticed there a lot more painful and no spotting in between.

    I have been to the doctors several times and had 2 full blood counts done, diabetes test, I’ve had my thyroid and liver function tested and have been tested for inflammation all of which have come back clear oh and iv also had a cervical smear which again was normal. My doc doesn’t seem worried but I have a transabdominal and transvaginal ultrasound on the 4th march (earliest date they could give me) but until then i’m scared things are going to get worse.

    Has anyone else had these symptoms with ovarian cysts because im so scared that it might be cancer? Its making me feel awful although the worryings probably not helping.
    By the way I’m 25 years old. Thanks in advance, will pick best answer :)
    I’m not pregnant, forgot to add that in
    Oh and weight loss

    • ANSWER:
      I’m sorry you are having all these abdominal problems but you are right, many of those symptoms are those of ovarian cancer. You are doing the right thing though, getting these exams as this can be cured if caught early enough. I know it’s hard not to worry, but try to look at it this way, either you have cancer or you don’t. Nothing is going to change that and it’s better to know than let it go if you do have it. I’m betting it’ll be nothing serious from what you’ve said about the exams you’ve had so far so try and relax until March, okay?

      My wife did have some of these symptoms with ovarian cysts and it was just cysts, nothing serious though she did have serious abdominal cramps.

      Good luck! :)

  26. QUESTION:
    So I have been having these “stomach aches” for the last month or 2. On my right side under my rib cage?
    They do not hurt a lot but it’s more of a discomfort that is there. I let it go for about a month and then had some pretty severe pains about a month ago. I went to the doctor and he thought it was my gall bladder so I had an ultrasound done. No gall stones. They did find a cyst on my liver that they are not concerned about. So I went back to my doctor and he still thought it was my gall bladder because of my symptoms and when he pushes on that area it hurts. He then decided I should see a general surgeon to assess the situation. The general surgeon ordered a HIDA scan to test my gall bladders function. That came back fine.
    So it’s obviously not my gall bladder, but the pains come and go. It’s nothing that I can’t live with, but it just doesn’t seem like it should feel that way. Sometimes it hurts worse with certain foods, sometimes I get a pukey, pitty feeling, it hurts during sex or to lay on my right side. Also if you put pressure on it-it makes me feel like I am going to puke.
    I am sick of getting tests and no results. I have to meet with the general surgeon on Monday for a follow up (for why I don’t know) maybe to help get a second opinion.
    Anyone have any ideas? I am totally open for suggestions.
    It doesn’t hurt depending on the amount of exercise. It’s so random it’s hard to keep track.

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  27. QUESTION:
    2 weeks of stomach flu?
    I’ve seen multiple docs and ER staff but still don’t have an official diagnosis. For 3+ weeks I’ve had diarrhea. It started as loose stools (which I attributed to a high dose Vit C that I was taking at the time… not anymore), but then progressed to diarrhea about 5 times daily. It didn’t seem to bother me much at first, just a little bit of discomfort, slight nausea before I had to “go”.

    Then 13 days ago it got much worse. Any solid food I eat gives me nausea, and uncomfortable bloating. Then I started getting what felt like blood pressure changes, dizziness, light-headedness, and discomfort which would precipitate a complete emptying of my bowels ->right now I only feel decent when my stomach is totally empty. It’s gotten so bad that it awoke my panic disorder (I had been unmedicated and effectively cured of panic for the last 8 years). So on top of everything else, when I start getting that nausea/bloated feel, my heart starts pounding and my fight or flight chemicals go mad.

    The ER gave me a CT scan and only found an inconsequential cyst on my liver. They gave me bentyl for nausea… and it helps, but it’s been 10 days since I was there and I still need it. They also took a fair amount of blood but I didn’t ask what they tested at the time… but it was all normal they said.

    My primary doc found the beginning of an ear infection and put me on antibiotics exactly a week ago (this did help with the nausea I was getting whenever I turned my head). She took blood to test for celiac and other things, and also stool samples, but so far I have no results from that yet. She also put me back on anti-anxiety meds (I’m back to seeing my cognitive behavioral therapist to deal with the panic and eventually plan to wean the anti-anxiety meds).

    So for the most part I am keeping the panic sensations away, but still I absolutely cannot eat solid food. It starts with basic acid indigestion, but then turns to bloat and nausea, and then a trip to the bathroom where my bowels empty.

    Pretty sure I’m starting to get a little dehydrated (throat feels dry), but if I drink too much at once my stomach gets really uncomfortable. I’ve been mostly living on whey powder drinks which usually don’t bother me much.

    And I am taking a probiotic 6hrs after each antibiotic. Especially since I suspect all this diarrhea just destroyed all the bacteria in my gut.

    So does anyone have thoughts on what this could be? Part of me kinda likes the fact that I dropped 6 pounds in a week, and I feel totally normal when I’m empty. But I’m starting to get a little scared that it’s been 2 weeks of this inability to comfortably eat (3 of diarrhea) and while I can manage my symptoms, I don’t appear to be getting better. And since I can’t eat properly I think I’m getting weaker.

    Any help is appreciated.
    Nice thought, but the hospital already tested me for that. No babies here (unless there’s gross medical incompetence going on).

    • ANSWER:
      The following works for simple cold, running nose, sore throat and strep throat, when the throat is hurting.

      The most visible thing about sinus is swelling.

      The easiest way to control swelling is to give up water and all other liquids for 24 hours. In 24 hours there will be no significant dehydration to cause organ failure. But to be double sure one can stay indoors for 24 hours.

      Now if you decided to try it the next problem is that one who is used to drinking water or other liquids feel thirsty quite often. They find it very difficult to manage without water for more than 6 hours. For that follow one of the following routines. The option 1 is better then 2 and 2 is better then 3.

      1). Start drinking 1 glass of water 1 hour before each meal. So in all there will be 3 glasses of water in 24 hours. Give up all other liquids. After 3-4 days this will help u to stay without water for 24 hours or more.

      2). Start drinking 2 glasses of water with 1/2 spoon of salt 1 hour before each meal. (Those with very high blood pressure – may do so at their own risks. But others who do not suffer from very high blood pressure may do so by taking their blood pressure every day). After 4-5 days you can stay without water for 24 hours or more without water and other liquids.

      3). First thing in the morning drink tea (on empty stomach). It should be normal tea not too strong nor too light. One should not take anything with tea. No water or anything before or after tea for atleast 2 hour. Tea on empty stomach leaves a bitter taste in mouth. Resist drinking water or any other liquid for next 3-4 hours. After this the bitter taste will be gone. AFter this there will be no thirst signals. For the next 48 hours there will be enough fluid in your mouth and food pipe. You can eat your normal meals minus any liquids for next 24 hours. This will resolve all health issues including poor digestion.

      In 24 hours the reduction in the fluids will be about 3 litres or about 5% of the total body weight of a normal adult.

      Never the swelling due to sinus or cold and cough is more than 5% of the body volume.

      During this period of 24 hours the lose of water from the body does not reduce even by 1% to offset reduced water intake.

      The reduction in loss of body water thru urine or sweating starts after 48 hours in most of people. But to be on safe side giving up water and liquids for 24 hours will do the trick.

      The reduced swelling will give immediate relief from pain. It will make is much more easier to eliminate the cough thru nose without any pain.

      That will also improve the blood acid levels by about 10%. This makes changes at the cell level as well. Blood acid levels are the first line of defense against the infections.

      So swelling gone, pain gone, cough moving out, infections taken care of. Now what remains in the body for the next change of season time. Obviously nothing.

      So it has already given u long term relief from sinus. But in some cases one may get sinus during next change of season and may have to do this again. The reason is during change of season the body must adjust the water that is stored in the body. Due to some cell level changes the ability of the body to bring those changes is lost. But after 2-3 seasons that ability of the body will be restored and there will be complete relief from sinus.

      You may refer to Kole on yahoo answers. He posted that he got lot of relief. You may check his comment on my best answers of 14.8.2011

      To decide whether the above is right or not, you may comment whether u are in the habit of regularly drinking water and other liquids or out of work or other reasons u remain without water and other liquids for long periods of time. Those who are very regular in drinking water and other liquids are more prone to sinus and related complications. People who are extremely dehydrated are also very likely to face sinus and related complications. Those who are on and off with water are not likely to face this sinus thing.

  28. QUESTION:
    Pain in the tip of penis upon urination?
    My husband is having pain in the tip of his penis when he urinates. We have been to several MD’s he & I are diease free we have been with no other partners. He has had a Cat Scans the showed a small cyst in his Liver but nothing harmful. We have been back and forth to the Urologist and they are trying to figure out what is wrong. He was givin Cipro, Paridium on Monday symptoms have not changed. He was checked for ever possible thing we can think of and if the pain stays he will have to be admitted for IV antibiotics. Has anyone experienced this before if so what was the cause.

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like he has a UTI girl… or even a really bad blatter infection. Here is what I suggest. Go to the local ER. There are really a lot better at solving things like this, rather then just “bandaiding” it. Like the walk in clinics do… There is a possibility that maybe you have a UTI too, and during intercourse you two might be sending it back to one another… know what I mean? Cause Cipro is what they give me when I have a UTI-blatter infection. Also Peridium is also what they give as well. Sometimes your body builds up an immunity to the Cipro, and it doesnt do the trick. So, tell the doc in ER its not working, the meds he has been on, they will give him a different course of antibiotics and something for the pain. I know what he is going through. I get the WORSE UTI-blatter infections. It makes me CRY at times…. Sometimes they say its cause of my diet… But I dont know. Tell him to drink a lot of water to flush the system. And take some tylenol for pain, of if you have any motrin around the house, that sometimes works too, but just go to the hospital, they need to correct this right away, or he can get a bad kidney infection

      Hope all is well with you, havent chatted in a while! Take care, ok? :)

  29. QUESTION:
    I am a 29 yr old F with hemmoraging cysts, with small blood clots around them…ovarian cancer?
    A yr ago I was diagnosed with IBS but have always disaggreed with the diagnosis because I got better for a few months, eating anything I wanted for 5 mos with no symptoms and then had a recuurence of symptoms just out of the blue, for mos now even eating only fiber cereal and strawberries I have gotten no better. Anyway when they initially diagnosed me with “IBS” the cat scan showed a hemangioma on my liver as well as one cyst on right ovary. I followed up in end of March 08 with ultrasound still seeming harmless hemangioma as well as small considered water filled cyst right ovary. Yesterday repeat ultrasound showed the hemangioma on my liver had grown some, as well as now I have sveral small hemmoraging blood filled cysts, with small blood clots on both ovaries, instead of just the right, dr said it is either endometriosis or ovarian cancer..I feel soo young to have cancer, am soo scared, and think they may have nissed diagnosed me with IBS in the G.I. dept all along. My symptoms include occasional bloating, tightening all across my lower abdomen, and a fist like feeling in my lower back, bottom area, however it is usually, not always, after I eat something. I would like to hear from anyone with endometriosis, or ovarian cancer, and what ur opinion is, my dr also ran the CA 125, as my great grandmother died of ovarian cancer. Please help!! I go back for repeat ultrasound in 4 wks after my next menstrual period. Also found was a very smal 2cm cyst on right kidney.

    • ANSWER:
      Hard when you are not getting definite answers…the mind will just wander to all kinds of scenarios.

      First off…Regardless of what the diagnosis is – there is no reason not to think that all can/and will be ok. I do not believe we have to follow in our family history of anything if we choose not to! Secondly..if you are not getting answers that feel right (more definite) don’t hesitate to seek out a different doctor! In the meantime I would suggest looking for a Naturopathic Doctor in your town/city. Call their office and explain your situation. Unfortunately most are not covered by insurance…so I’m not sure how that works for you…but I am suggesting it as it is an option available that can help as much or maybe more than your current health care provider.

      Your symptoms are many and could mean a variety of issues…try not to go to the worst case scenario if you can help it. Educate yourself as much as you can so you can ask questions that get to the bottom of the matter Not sure this is an answer you were looking for, but wanted to give you something more positive to focus on!

  30. QUESTION:
    My doctor said I have PCOS but I don’t agree! [please help]?
    My doctor thinks I have PCOS.
    But I looked up the symptoms and I don’t have alot of them, but I do have some.
    I also seen that they say the ovaries are larger then normal and there are groups of follicles on/in the ovary. The doctor that diagnosed me with PCOS has never seen what my ovaries look like… I think he just automatically assumed I have PCOS due to my high levels of testosterone. I’ve had an ultrasound done of my ovaries/uterus many times (by another doctor) and they’ve never said anything about PCOS. They’ve never even said they are larger then normal. I do however have a cyst on one of my ovaries that comes and goes.

    I put beside the list of symptoms which ones I have:

    Multiple ovarian cysts (No, just one.)
    Irregular or absent menses (Yes my period is irregular but I get it ever month)
    Infertility (Yes, but I’ve been pregnant twice – both miscarriages.)
    Acne (No, but I do sometimes get spurts of pimples here and there)
    Obesity or inability to lose weight (No, I’m under-weight)
    Excessive body or facial hair (Some what. But I am italian.)
    Insulin resistance and possibly diabetes (No.)
    Thinning of scalp hair (Yes, but due to Alopecia Areata)
    Velvety, hyperpigmented skin folds (No.)
    High blood pressure (No.)
    Polycystic ovaries that are 2-5 times larger than healthy ovaries. (No.)
    Multiple hormone imbalances, commonly including:
    Androgens testosterone (Yes.)
    Cortisol (No.)
    Estrogens (No.)
    FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) (No.)
    Insulin. (No.)
    LH (luteinizing hormone) (No.)
    progesterone (No.)
    Prolactin. (No.)
    Thyroid hormones. (No.)
    Impaired lung function. (No.)
    Sleep apnea. (No.)
    Fatty liver degeneration (No.)

    Do you think I could still have PCOS or did he just diagnose me with that due to my high levels of testosterone?

    Also, what else could be causing my high levels of testosterone if I dont have PCOS???

    • ANSWER:
      I think the doctor, as you suspected, was probably looking for the easy answer and did not dig at all below the surface.

      High testosterone can come come many reasons and the diagnosis of PCOS should come after other diseases are firmly ruled in or out – so just looking at one test is pretty useless.

      I would find another doctor and get more testing. Just for your information, testosterone can be effected mainly by cortisol, LH, FSH, thyroid, DHEA sulfate, estradiol and SHBH. Testosterone can come from estrogen and from DHEA so the other hormones must be tested.

      The fact that you have alopecia means that you likely do have some sort of hormonal imbalance. I would see an endocrinologist.

  31. QUESTION:
    “vibrating” sensation in neck, severe sudden unilateral headaches (feels like !@#$#$ stroke, spasms&twitching?
    I’ve had some crazy symptoms but my doctor never listens. So, does anyone have any idea what this could be???

    PLEASE READ the whole thing

    Symptoms:
    -I’ve lose ~30lbs over last few months
    -”vibrating” sensation in neck, like blood is flowing too fast???
    -heart palpitations from inexplicable low potassium that comes and goes
    -severe sudden unilateral headaches (feels like !@#$#$ stroke): It makes me lightheaded and literally put me on my hands and knees. Always in same spot. At first I’d get the same feeling of lightheadedness, but over the last month the “stroke like” feeling comes along with pain. If I lay down feels like blood stays on one side of head and I need to move. I also twitch more, especially my eyes.
    - Sometimes it feels like I can’t hear as well on right side… And only recently was I diagnosed with APD
    -spasms&twitching, worse at night
    - I feel dumber and can’t concentrate or remember things
    - Fibrocystic/lumpy breasts
    - Swollen lymph nodes, some times painful other times not an neck, clavical, behind and in front of right ear (these are firm and don’t hurt), really painful ones under arms/armpits
    - thyroiditis that comes and goes sometimes it hurts other times it doesn’t
    - mood swings
    - random cysts
    - sometimes it feels like something is pushing on the tips of my (left hand) fingers
    - hair loss
    -sometimes my tendons feel tight and painful for some inexplicable reason
    - arms and legs fall asleep way easier than they used to
    - Joints really hurt sometimes, especially my TMJ
    - severe pain on right side near ribs… feel a bump/cyst like thing there (kidneys OK, Liver OK)
    - I experience sudden muscle weakness and fatigue and sweat a lot (could be due to jacked up potassium???)
    - Sharp pains in right side of neck
    - started to develop panic attacks from headache and palpitations scaring the Sh*t out of me.
    - I feel off balance and disoriented at times
    - mild night sweats
    - Early on there would be popping sounds in my ear at night.
    - recently bad pressure like feeling and headache when I stand up
    - I’ve always had irregular periods
    - vision in my right eye worse than left– this is new and I sometimes have double vision if I don’t wear my glasses. developed over few months

    - Lyme Disease negative
    - No thyroid antibodies, but TSH and T4 levels change a lot
    -Consistently Low WBC with High lymphocyte %, but not way off charts, other things also H and L, but I don’t remember what they were.
    - mono negative
    - no UTI
    - not associated with PMS

    I’m 20-25yrs old. All of this developed over ~4months, got way worse after a flu shot, I had a sore develop on my lip and low grade fever after the shot.

    Any ideas??? My doc did refer me to endo but I don’t see him for 3 months! Symptoms come and go so doctor thinks I’m nuts…
    Is this just stress? Am I freaking out over nothing? I feel like a hypochondriac because my doctor says I’m fine and that some symptoms, like potassium, were probably due to “an infection of some sort.” and the rest is stress.
    I usually have low BP around 100-110/50-70, but at times it sky rockets when I start freaking out over my symptoms.
    I actually get lightheaded easily
    Oh, AND, never had I experienced panic attacks and palpitations until recently. My doc prescribed me a benzo, which helped with my so called “panic” (I still have my doubts I was actually panicking) but I still have the other strange symptoms.
    ALSO, I’ve never had headaches like the ones I’m getting now. They hurt more than anything I’ve ever felt in my head
    My ears and around my ears always twitching

    • ANSWER:
      where you checked for lyme by a good lad

      the elisa test most dr use is a joke..it said i was negative is well

      you sound like u could have lyme. u need to see an LLMD (Lyme literate medical doctor) ASAP

      Some help here

      http://www.curelymedisease.com/resources/

  32. QUESTION:
    Abdominal/Digestive or Something More?
    26 y/o female.
    I’m feeling scared and kinda lost on the entire subject, but I’ll explain as best as I can!
    August/Sept. 2010: Noticed a swelling in my right armpit. PCM ordered an axillary ultrasound. Results were normal. (Tail of Spence extended breast tissue)
    November 2010: Felt lump in right breast. PCM sent me to the General Surgeon and she said it felt very normal to her, not attached to any tissue or surrounding structures. Concluded it was a cyst.
    December 2010: Currently, I suffer from abdominal bloating, decreased appetite, nausea, a feeling of indigestion and increased V/D. I was seen by doctor for this and blood was drawn. Levels came back normal, all except for amylase level being “slightly” raised. I was told it’s no cause for concern. I just had a gallbladder, liver and pancreatic ultrasound done 7DECEMBER and the results came back normal.

    Now I was diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis about a yr ago. I am currently taking antibiotics for a UTI. I also am scheduled for an upper GI series15DECEMBER. I am noticing I suffer from a very uncomfortable “burning” feeling nearest my navel. (I have discovered a pea-sized lump there recently.) Going to the doctor again tomorrow to have this checked out.

    I suffer from Panic & Anxiety disorder, and the IC. I am not sure how much of my symptoms can be contributed to these conditions. I have read up recently on the “silent killer” known as ovarian cancer. The symptoms of indigestion, nausea, bloating, decreased appetitie, UTI, can also be symptoms of this disease. I have been diagnosed with ovarian cysts years back, in my teens. I am concerned that these are tell-tale signs of it, and they’re being missed. I have expressed my concerns to the doctor and will do so again tomorrow, but I cannot force anyone to do any further testings if they don’t see fit. I have occasional twinges of pain in both ovaries, but I am also supposed to be ovulating now. I don’t want to sit on this any longer if it’s at all possible it could be OC. What am I to do?
    I have no family history of breast cancer or ovarian cancer in my immediate family and have been pretty healthy otherwise. Had similar symptoms 5 years ago and had an endoscopy/colonoscopy done. Both with normal results.
    In recent years, I have had kidney scans, bladder scans, cystoscopy, laparoscopy…but am concerned now that this is something more. I have been to the doctor about 6 times in the past 2 weeks. I feel if I don’t stay on this, something will be missed.

    I know special blood tests must be ordered to mark tumors from OC, but there is no way they’ll order a CA-125 for me. And I have had endometriosis, so this is something that could affect the outcome of the test. What scares me most is knowing there’s really no test out there that can detect this. We have to be our best advocates.

    Am I making a big deal of this, if things are being done or should I push more?

    Any advice would be appreciated. THANKS!

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds to me like your panic disorder talking. There’s no cause for alarm about ovarian cancer here.

  33. 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.

  34. QUESTION:
    I woke up last Thurs. vomiting. Ended up at the hospital where they did a utrasound and CT scan with ?
    contrast. Findings so far are that I have a ovarian cyst 2.6 cm (I think, it wouldn’t be in. would it?) and fatty liver. Seen my doc. today and she ordered a MRI. I asked her if it could e cancer and she said she needed to rule it out. And something about the 2 being connected? Right now, my stomach is so distended and hurts. Even under my ribs. It feels like Im hungry and it needs to growl. It burns and it also hurts in my middle of my back. Feels like MAJOR gas. Been going on for about 1 wk.now. With symptoms getting worse. I feel just a bit of pain where ovary is. Already had on removed because of a cyst. I also have graves and take 150 mcg synthroid. and some sort of arthritis. Not sure if its Fibro, RA and psoatic (?) The bloating and burning is not just the rt. side now. The woe upper belly. Into my ribs. Does this I noticed after I eat. Im just scared. Im a widow with 5 kids and Im only 36. What luck eh? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I am so sorry you are going through this hun BUT it may well not be cancer at all. Docs will always need to rule out other things such as cancer etc.
      I am sure once the cyst is removed you will start to feel better again. I would imagine your abdominal distention is due to the cyst as some can be huge.
      I wish you well xx

  35. QUESTION:
    Could there be a link between all of my medical diagnosis?
    I am only 24, but over the past 4 years I have been diagnosed with a multitude of problems to cover the vast majority of the symptoms I have. I will first tell you a little about my health, and then list what I have been diagnosed with. If you have any suggestions as to how to find out if there is a link (such as something online) that would be great. I am not looking for an online symptom diagnosis.

    I am 24, 5’1” and weigh 170lbs (I am overweight). I had my first period in grade 8, and ever since have had irregular periods (occasion 2 in a month, often going 8 or 9 months without one.). I began having chest pain that came and went in my late teens, which followed with sensitivity to my sternum, which over the years have spread to my ribs, forearms, back, and lower neck. For this I have been diagnosed with

    -Costochondritis
    -Fybromialgia

    During an echo cardiogram it was also evident that I have

    -Mitro Valve Prolasp (very minor, nothing that will need surgery)

    My diagnosis have continued to grow, and now include.

    -Keratosis Pilaris – Over production of Keritin in skin, causes bumps on arms and thighs
    -Gallstones = Galbladder Removed due to blockage of bile duct
    -Ganglion Cyst Removal (most likely caused by injury to my rist)
    -Hemangiomas (notice many of them on my arms a couple months ago)
    -Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    -Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Syndrome
    -Low estrogen
    -Low iron
    -Low vitamin D
    -Eczema (recently been given this diagnosis to answer why I have a patch of skin on my back that feels tingly from time to time. I think there is a chance that it’s a misdiagnosis.)

    I feel I have so many problems to cover my symptoms. I am hoping there is something more simple or a solution to some of these problems.

    • ANSWER:
      I wonder if poly cystic ovary syndrome is the cause of the weight, period irregular low hormone levels and the skin problems?

      The Mitral valve prolapse and can be something that your were born with, and it can cause fatigue in some people, if its bad enough. But thankfully as you said yours very minor and wont need surgery. (I have mitral valve prolapse, but I need medication)

      Its not unusual for people with fibromyalgia to have CFS too, however some people with fibromyalgia & CFS can have low vitamin D levels, but once they start treatment many of the fibro/cfs symptoms disappear and some may only have a mild improvement of fibro/cfs symptoms.

      It is very thrusting to have all these problems, and not have a good reason as to why. I would ask the doctor about the PCOS, especially if your periods are very irregular, the weight gain etc.

      Join a CFS & Fibromyalgia support group, they can offer a lot of support and friendship, from people who have similar problems as you.

      I have cfs, fibro, Raynaud’s disease, IBS, Mitral valve prolapse, multiple food & chemical allergies, severe asthmatic and hey fever sufferer (related to the food & chemical allergies) and rashes, low iron, hormone and thyroid levels (medication has not helped with the CFS & fibro). I have had to have my gall bladder removed and had a hysterectomy. MRI test for MS was inconclusive so have to have another one, my ANA blood test is very high but not high enough, but I have been told I definitely have a auto immune disease.

  36. QUESTION:
    This is long, plz sum1 giv me ur thoughts. Young mum scared for her life :(?
    i had a baby 6 minths ago. I hard a tough 3rd trimester so once he was born i wasnt well. i didnt eat properly or sleep properly. Now for the past 4 months ive felt really sick, at the start it wasnt to bad but now my whole body aches. I have anxiety now cos my doctors dont help me so i try and self diagnose and it just makes things worse.
    Ive had lots of blood tests, full blood counts, thryroid check, liver and kidney fuction and everything is normal besides having a little low vitamin d which i had since the pregnancy. But im taking ostelin and the level is going back up now. Ive had a chest xray, 5ecgs, ct scan on my urinary tract, urinalysis, upper abdominal scan, pelvic ultrasound, pap smear and pelvic exam, so yes lots of tests, some in hospitala nd some reffered by my gp.

    Since i had my pap smear ive had blood in my urine on and off, no infection can be found, i had a ct scan and no masses are seen or obstruction of my oragns. They think it may be from alot of exercise, bladder inflammation ( i dnt go as soona s i get theh urge) or because i was taking ibprofen for 2 months.
    All my muscles aches, ive lost weight cos i only have an appetite at night time, i get mild headaches, my ribs feel tender at times and i get pains in my stoamch which i take pariet and tums for, i also have swollen glands in the back of my neck, i can also feel balls deep in my armpits ( seen 3 docs and they say its cos im skinny)
    I had a blood test to see if id ever had glandular fever (mono) and i have, although i dont have it now.

    Could this all be dragging on symptoms?? Im worried sick all the time, im scared im dying, i know thats my anxiety but how can i stay calm when ihave all these things wrong with me. Even today i noticed another ball down my neck but more closer to the shoulder, it moves around like a cyst that i have behind my ear..
    Doctors are getting sick of me, i just want answers.
    If i had a dealdy disease like lymphoma or something, would one of the scans or blood tests seen this or gave the doctors some sort of indication.

    Im so scared, im only 18. I dont want my baby to grow up without a mum and plain and simple im not ready to die.
    So anyone gotten sick after having there baby, and anyone with mono, how long did ur glands stay swollen for.

    My guess, I caught it back in septemebr or it could have been earlier and the symptoms look longer to show.

    • ANSWER:

  37. QUESTION:
    I’ve been sick for 5 years, why havent my doctors checked for Cancer or even brought it up?
    I first got sick when I was 16 out of nowhere.
    It started off with Nausea, loss of appetite and dizziness.
    About a year and a half later the symptoms got less severe.
    Then I started having severe fatigue, shortness of breath, pain behind the eyes, wounds that dont heal well, purple toes, gas, occasional stomach pain, anxiety, and chronic runny nose.

    I’ve been to alot of doctors and they can’t seem to find anything.
    I’ve been diagnosed with IBS..which doesnt explain anything.
    They’ve tested for:
    Diabetes
    Thyroid issues
    Celiac disease
    Lupus
    Adrenal issues
    Vitamin levels
    Liver blood test (I’m not sure if that included Hepatitis.)

    I have cancer in my family and I worry sometimes that my problem could be something serious… it’s been going on long enough and no one can tell me whats wrong..

    I do have a cyst on my ovary and a polyp on my gallbladder…what makes my doctors so sure that they arent cancerous?

    I just wish I could get better

    • ANSWER:
      IBS can lead to worse diseases, like cancer, but let’s hope you aren’t there. we have had great results treating people with IBS with natural supplements: Morinda Supreme and Melia Supreme, as well as an anti-fungal diet for 2-3 weeks. Learn more about IBS at http://fibromyalgia-irritable-bowel-candida-support.com/about-irritable-bowel-syndrome.aspx

      You would be surprised how well the protocol works. We have had people recovering from cancer do the protocol and have their white blood cell count increase.

      the best of luck.

  38. QUESTION:
    Would an upper ab scan show a pregnancy?
    I am having alot of naseua and trouble eating. I am also having abdominal pain on both sides. My doc had me do an upper ab scan of my gallbladder, liver and other organs last week. I have been having problems like this at least since june. In may I had to have a pelvic lapscopry surgery due to endo and an ovarian cyst. Since then my periods have been very light which i supposed was due to the surgery and getting older-i just turned 36. However my fiance and I have been trying to get pregnant for years with no success. I also have bipolar disorder. Is it possible to have neg pregnancy tests but be pregnant? Also would an upper ab scan even show a pregnancy? I see to have alot of symptoms but i feel it may just be because of the bipolar. Or
    I realize i could have gallstones or something else. I really wish i was not a crazy person because it makes it so much harder to figue out.

    • ANSWER:
      Honestly? There’s no one on yahoo answers that will be able to answer this. The ONLY thing you can do is go to your doctor and get a blood test done. Blood tests are waaaay more accurate than home kit pregnancy tests. They can detect much lower levels of hCG. Good luck! Hope you hear some wonderful news from the doctor!

  39. QUESTION:
    I’ve been sick for 5 years, why havent my doctors mentioned or checked for Cancer?
    I first got sick when I was 16 out of nowhere.
    It started off with Nausea, loss of appetite and dizziness.
    About a year and a half later the symptoms got less severe.
    Then I started having severe fatigue, shortness of breath, pain behind the eyes, wounds that dont heal well, purple toes, gas, occasional stomach pain, anxiety, and chronic runny nose.

    I’ve been to alot of doctors and they can’t seem to find anything.
    I’ve been diagnosed with IBS..which doesnt explain anything.
    They’ve tested for:
    Diabetes
    Thyroid issues
    Celiac disease
    Lupus
    Adrenal issues
    Vitamin levels
    Liver blood test (I’m not sure if that included Hepatitis.)

    I have cancer in my family and I worry sometimes that my problem could be something serious… it’s been going on long enough and no one can tell me whats wrong..

    I do have a cyst on my ovary and a polyp on my gallbladder…what makes my doctors so sure that they arent cancerous?

    I just wish I could get better

    • ANSWER:
      Since you have a cyst on an ovary, I’d be suspicious of PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). It commonly gets overlooked because the symptoms can be quite similar to diabetes, digestive disorders, autoimmune disorders, etc. The symptoms can vary greatly from person to person which makes even more difficult to diagnose. Also, PCOS can be connected to gallbladder issues which leave me to wonder if the polyp on your gallbladder is due to stones which could also cause many of your symptoms.

      Given the age of onset of your symptoms, a diagnosis would lean toward PCOS since onset is typically within a few years of starting your period.

      Good luck and take care – I hope you’re able to get a diagnosis soon so you can focus on treatment and feeling better.

  40. QUESTION:
    Medical mystery – swelling of left calf for over 12 months and intermittent leg pain?
    Hi there,
    I am not sure if anyone can help me but I have symptoms that have baffled a lot of medical professionals.I have had a swelling in my left calf since May 2010 – previous to this I never had any swelling,however from my late teens I did get an awful pain every once in a while in my leg, around my knee & downwards during the night and it actually brought me to tears, the only thing to get rid of it was strong painkillers. Thankfully, I worked within the health service in research and a senior consultant had a look at my leg and told me to go straight to the out of hours doctor which I did after work.The doctor told me to go to the hospital the next day which I did, they carried out a D-dimer test to rule out a blood clot and they confirmed that I thankfully did not have one, however they where a bit confused and sent me for an x-ray to see if I had somehow maybe chipped the bone, it came back clear. I was then referred back to my GP and she referred me to a consultant rheumatologist – after waiting over 6months for the appointment with him last November he suggested I had a bakers cyst and suggested an mri, I then decided to avail of my private medical cover through work given the 6month at least, waiting list for the mri. I was then referred to a private rheumatologist and sent for an mri of the left tib and fib that week – the mri came back and it wasn’t good news – I had a lot of fluid and there was also evidence of intramuscular oedema in the calf muscle and peripheral oedema in the deeper soleus muscles, digitorum and peroneus muscles, the consultant radiologist suggested possibly fascilitis and myositis (both very rare muscle disorders). The day I had the MRI, I was also sent for a chest x-ray which came back clear.My consultant then told me I had to have a biopsy as soon as possible (this was now christmas week) and I had the appointment at the very beginning of this year with the plastic surgeon, by that stage the consultant had told me that I was to have two biopsies at the same time. I had the operation successfully and they took a biopsy of my calf muscle and the fasicia around the muscle – these both came back clear thankfully and the surgeon informed me post operation that my muscle looked normal when he was preforming the operation however the mri ‘lit up like a beacon’ . I was then sent for a battery of blood tests including bloods to look for evidence of fascilitis, myositis, systemic inflammation,liver, thyroid and kideny disease as well as my plasma proteins and immunoglobulins and all came back normal. After the operation I was unable to walk unsupported for a month. My consultant was at a lost and suggested I tried a sports massage to help relieve the swelling and tightness of the calf. I went for my sports massage and he suggest that I had shin splints and told me that it was no point me going back to him as all he could do was relieve the swelling on a temporary basis and suggested I go to see a sports injury doctor. My consultant then referred me to one of the top sports injury consultants in N. Ireland and he examined me and was dumb struck and informed me that he had never in his entire career seen an MRI like mine and in sports medicine he would referred a lot of patients for MRI’s. He then consulted his text books and also consulted his colleague who was a consultant orthopedic surgeon – he stated that he had also never seen a case like mine and said it was definitely not bone related. The consultant then informed me that he could not treat me simply because it was not a sports injury and he did not know what it could be. He followed up in the hospital with his colleagues the following weeks after my appointment with him and he informed me that nobody else knew what it could have been. I returned to my GP & was referred for a pelvic and abdominal ultrasound which came back clear & she informed me that I may just have to live with it
    It has been nearly 15 months now of having a swelling in my calf everyday now and I get pain in it at least 3times a week and have to take painkillers.I am only in my mid-20′s, I have a perfect BMI, I am a normal size 10 girl and 5ft 2inches, I don’t smoke and never have, I have the odd drink every now and again when socialising,my only other alignments would really just include tiredness. In the past three months I have also been experience a sharp pain at the front lef side of my head & a dull ache behind my left eye but I have been putting this down to work stress.

    I have never used Yahoo answers before,but I feel that I have reached the end of the road & although I do appreciate all the wonderful & thorough work my consultants and GP have done over the past number of months,I cannot accept that a young girl of my age gets a clear and obvious swelling in a limb and pain for simply no apparent reason.If anyone has any suggestions please let me know. As one consultant has stated already I am a “medical conund
    ooh it cut off there – he referred to my case as a “medical conundrum” sorry!
    Hi thanks for your suggestion – I had mentioned to the consultants etc that I do have cold feet and hands which they did take into account and they did do so many blood tests and I would think that it would include a test looking at my circulation and they did state that they felt that it wasn’t a circulation issue. So I am still none the wiser unfortunately. Thank u for the well wishes as well! :)
    Hi thank you for you suggestions – I had a look at those links, the doctors have already ruled out DVT and from looking at the PMR sight, I don’t feel that the pain would be as bad as what they are describing, my pain is a constant ache but it is not deblitating, I can still walk etc but my leg just aches and feels so heavy due to fluid. I have had night sweats and they are aware of this, I had one this week but I am not drenched with sweat to the extent I need to change my bed sheets. They did mention Hodgkins to me, which I am aware of as I had an uncle who passed away with it a number of years ago, but this is not genetic and they did the pelvic and abdominal ultrasound to check for inflammed lymphnodes and also did a physical examination of my underarms, neck and stomach area. They did not feel anything obvious. Thank you for your suggestion though!

    • ANSWER:
      DVT or PMR

      Try

      http://www.pmrgcauk.com/

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1262172/Wendy-thought-muscle-aches-signs-ageing–fact-days-going-blind.html

  41. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever heard of P.C.O.S.?
    It has something to do with cysts on the ovarys and or liver.
    My question is has anyone ever had this problem and had it takin care of?I have all the symptoms but haven’t been to the doctor yet.The system has all these pills you have to take to treat it and it takes anywhere from 6 months to a year.Also would this have anything to do with urinary track infections?I have had this burning for 4 years now,ever since my son was born and not one doctor so far has told me the problem.Everyone keeps telling me its a yeast infection but its not,trust me I have had enough of those too to tell the difference.Has anyone ever experienced anything like this?plz help.

    • ANSWER:
      Doesn’t ring a bell.

  42. QUESTION:
    Has anybody been to a pain clinic? What can I expect?
    Hello all! I have an appointment at a pain clinic tomorrow and I am unsure of what to expect and if it will help my situation out at all. I have always had pain. My entire life is full of pain. I suffer from horrible migraines that last from 2 hours to a week and they make it so I can not function at all. I have ovarian cysts that are always super painful and had one removed and part of a falopian tube to the cysts and it still comes and goes just as severe. Recently I was pregnant and had pain right where my gallbladder is. It was horrible. They did an edoscopy that showed ulcers lining my esophagus so they did another endoscopy to do a biopsy and found nothing. They believed this would go away when the pregnancy was over and prescribed me dilauded and promethazine for pain management while I was pregnant. Through my pregnancy more symptoms appeared. …..my bones hurt when I woke up at night. It felt like my knees were swollen to the size of basketballs and my elbows hurt like hell to move. I get electric shock like feeling in my fingertips and toes. I get severe pain whenever I go to the bathroom. I have occasional cramping when I eat. I injured my back during pregnancy when I carried my son into a subway bathroom and they had just mopped but forgot to put the sign up so I injured my lower back and possibly my spine. After pregnancy it all got worse and not better. They did a scan (HIPA OR HITA or something H like) and found nothing. I started having lots of blood when I had a bowel movement so they are going to do a colonoscopy on the 5th. I had several blood tests that show that my liver enzymes are high and they are concerned and would like to find the problem but they are unsure of where to start. I have been taking 24 mg. of dilaudid a day and 50 mg. of promethazine a day due to nausea and vomiting any time I eat. My OBGYN who was watching my symptoms during pregnancy has referred me to a pain clinic and my first appointment is tomorrow. Has anybody ever been to one? Did it help? And what did they do for you?

    If any of you have had any of my horrible symptoms can you tell me what caused them? I am miserable at the moment and can’t wait for them to find the problem. It is no fun chasing after a 16 month year old little boy and a 5 week little girl with all this going on and I really hate being on dilaudid. I know the withdrawls are horrible so I am hoping that the pain clinic can help me get off of them as easy as possible but is that even possible? Please help! If anyone has a story or advice I would appreciate all of your answers but please do not judge me bc I took pain meds while pregnant. I did not want to but the pain was so severe that I had no choice and now I am afraid of what is going to happen to me. Thank you all!

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    Elevated LFTS with an unknown cause? Help!?
    My friend Beka has been sick for many many months. She has been going for testing and the Doctors cannot find a reason as yet to what is causing her issues. We are concerned that there is a hidden disease that is being masked by smaller aliments that are a symptom rather than the cause itself. If anyone has experienced the following issues or know of anything to test for please let us know. We’ve tried www.webmd.com and other such sites but we can’t point to the origin yet so we don’t know what to search under. Here’s a time-line.

    Oct. 2010 (7 months ago)
    First symptoms:
    -Developed Singles, given antibiotics (acyclovir and ciproflaxen) which cause C-Diff. Have had intermittent rectal bleeding since.

    Feb 2011 (3 months ago)
    -developed Pneumonia, was given the antibiotic Z-Pak.

    All during this time line she had experienced abdominal cramps (bad cramps), frequent vomiting, night sweats, general weakness, anemia, dizziness. She has also experiences around 3 times, both hands suddenly turning smurf blue for several minutes and then returning to normal.

    She was referred to a gastroenterologist in feb, and the doctor has ordered multiple tests and here are the results
    First Tests
    Blood test and EGD, stool:
    Results were severely elevated ALTS and LFTS, and the EGD found erosion of the esophagus, a hiatal hernia [moderate]. And stomach was very inflamed- Doctor took a biopsy of the stomach. Confirmed H.Pylori.
    Was Prescribed amoxicillin and vancymyocene(?). Initial blood test did not show the infection from H. Pylori and neither did a stool test.

    Start of March
    Colonoscopy, blood:
    ALTS and LFTS were still elevated
    Colonoscopy showed internal hemorrhoids (small).

    April
    Sigmoidoscopy
    Hemorrhoids are now moderate (increased in less than 2 weeks), Hiatal Hernia increased in size as well to just under sever.

    Hydascan-
    gallbladder was functioning at a slow but normal rate (40% were 35% is considered normal)

    Between the Colonoscopy and the Sigmoidoscopy (2 week time frame) she lost 8 pounds, and when the hemorrhoids and hernia increased in size as well.

    *******************************
    Patient History
    Beka is Rh(neg) and has had 3 children. She has also has bacterial Pneumonia that has left her lungs with scarring but has not affected her life style, weighs 125 currently, is 33 yo, and does not smoke or drink. deadly allergic to bees. She was diagnosed with ovarian cysts in early 2010 when one ruptured while she was at work and had to be taken to the hospital. Her urine is really dark (almost orange) all the time.

    Family History-
    father died of leukemia before she was born.
    Grandfather on maternal side- died of prostate cancer.
    Paternal Grandfather died of throat cancer.
    Maternal Uncle currently has colon cancer
    *******************************************

    Beka’s sister in law is an OBGYN, her Doctors, and all of us think there is some underlying disease or issue that caused the Shingles to appear. She is scheduled for an upcoming Liver Biopsy and MRCP.

    Right now her Doctors are at a loss and the bloods tests are not pointing to anything. They are concerned about moving to fast with her, but me and her sister in law think they need to get more aggressive. They have ruled out hepatitis.
    If anyone has known anyone with similar experiences or know of other diagnostic testing that might pinpoint an issue please reply! The Doctors just aren’t finding anything and I’m afraid where we’re in a small rural community that they might be missing something that is not common here or isn’t seen as much due to small populations! We’ve checked the Liver, gallbladder, colon, small bowel, stomach, esophagus and haven’t found anything!

    I am also concerned about the validity of the results of these tests since the H.Pylori was only found due to the stomach biopsy, if some infection or something could be hidden and the blood, stool tests just missing them completely.

    Not to borrow trouble but if it is something serious we want to find out now and fight it before it becomes life threatening. Any help is greatly appreciated. If anyone needs more info please just ask.
    thank you for the response what do you mean it is not standard i was given 2 different antiobiotics to take for 10 days and have to go have a breath test done to confirm if the h plori is gone and i believe the other prescribtion was clarithmicin… i still have the nausea and the abdominal cramps, my liver is still highly elevated .. again i am not a doctor but i do not seem to be finding the answers …. and what is crohns ? by the way this is beka speaking

    • ANSWER:
      Have you considered Li-Fraumeni Syndrome? Read my explanation and you’ll see why I though about this…

      When I saw the family history, Li-Faumeni is the first thing that came to my mind. Li-Fraumeni is an autosomal dominant cancer syndrome (1 person in every generation has it) that involves a mutation in the tumor suppressor gene p53. p53 is known as a “guardian of the genome” because it’s the major inducer of cell cycle (growth) arrest and apoptosis. This is the gene that prevents the inappropriate growth of cells ALL over the body.

      When a person with Li-Fraumeni is born, every single cell in there body has two sets of p53 genes per cell. One of those genes is mutated (non-functional), and the other is normal. This is fine because our cells only need 1 functioning p53 gene for it to suppress the over growth of cells. Many cells in our body undergo DNA mutations all the time and if it’s a threatening mutation, p53 is responsible for triggering cell death. However what if that mutation occured TO the p53 gene in a person who already has one of those genes mutated… then you have nothing telling the cell to stop growing… So then you get the growth of a tumor since p53 isnt there to inhibit it and other mutations will usually occur causing abnormal morphology of the cell, etc.

      My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  44. QUESTION:
    How much time does my grandfather have left?
    He had colon cancer 3 years ago. It removed but came back in his liver last year..but recently (he still doesn’t know) the doctor found he had “progressive liver mestastases”…there are multiple of them…and they are pretty big..like7.5 *10* sumthing cm….. :O there are also “multiple bilateral cortical cysts”

    I found these out because my mum laccidentally eft these documents on the table..i doubt she’d tell me about it or how much time he has left… But I need to know…PLEASE give me a rough figure! how many months he has left?will his condition worsen rapidly??????? what symptoms he will face??? right now..there are COMPLETELY no symptoms or whatsoever…so i wanna preparedBut he’s still pretty strong. He excersises everyday by walking on the park(no wheelchair or walking stick…but there’s a nurse holding his hand just in case he falls)yeah…he’s looks like a healthy man to me..

    Please be as frank as possible….I am already prepared for his death anyway (since its been 3years now) and plus he’s 92….he has already lived longer than most ppl ~

    • ANSWER:
      No one can give an exact time. The doctor above is probably right with an “educated guess”; however, we are not God. Your grandfather does not expire! He has no expiration date! I have seen people that have curable cancer die; and people with advanced cancer live. You never know. Just enjoy the time you have with him, but prepare for the worst. Understand that it could be any time now, but don’t lose hope.

  45. QUESTION:
    Advice about abdomen pain.?
    I have been having sharp pains in my abdomen.. mostly on my right side but sometimes also on my left. I have already been to the ER and I am cleared of appendicitis, cysts, etc anything that is urgent. IBS isn’t likely, I don’t think, because the ONLY symptoms I have are pain, nausea, and vomiting. Pregnancy and STDS have also been ruled out. I was thinking possible endometriosis.. which scares me, but everyone is saying it would not make me nauseous. Do any women out there have any advice? I have to wait 2 weeks before I can get further tested.. that’s when I will obtain real health insurance (My current insurance is maxed out & sucks- I’m a recent college graduate ;/ )

    Oh yeah, and I’m a 23 year old thin female, with only a history of slightly elevated liver enzymes & possible a fatty liver. But my liver is currently fine, according to last week’s cat scan.

    The waiting game is just stressing me out.. and I’d like some advice.

    Thank you ladies!

    • ANSWER:
      It could be IBS, the only way to know is to see a gasroenterologist. (I probably spelled that wrong lol) But I had a similar problem, the ER kept saying “nothing is wrong” I finally saw a gastro. and was tested for celiac’s disease, but it turned out to be IBS. (IBS is stress induced also, so they say)

  46. QUESTION:
    Intermittent lower abdominal pain?
    I was woken up from a deep sleep very early this morning by a long and extremely painful ache in my lower abdomen. The pain disappeared after a couple of hours, but has reappeared throughout the day. I can only describe it as being very similar to the ache you get on a heavy “time of the month”. Soon after the pain starts I feel a rush to go the toilet, but I do not have loose stools.

    I am not due on, and 2 weeks have passed since my last period. But I do have irregular periods and can go without one for up to three months. I also have IBS, but have never had pain from it this bad. I am not constipated, as I have been going to the toilet regularly. It also cannot be my appendix as it was removed 4 years ago.

    The pain has worried me a little, as it’s not like any other normal pain I have had in that area.

    I have no cysts on my ovaries, as I recently had a scan to check. This was due to having symptoms of Poly-cystic Ovary Syndrome. My results came back fine apart from 2 abnormalities in my liver and my androgens.

    I’m stumped as to what could be causing the pain. I haven’t eaten anything irregular and do not want to see the doctor again this week as I only went Wednesday about my chest infection.

    Just wondered if anyone could help me out?

    I have used heat patches on the area and taken paracetamol, but it has only lightened the pain, rather than stopping it.
    No I haven’t been checked for fibroids? What are they?
    Im 19 and I am on steroid anti-biotics, but have been since Wednesday. This morning was when the pain first started.

    • ANSWER:
      Sadly, I have these kind of “pain attacks” A LOT.

      I’ve been seen in the ER for a pain I swore was a 9-10 out of 10. They even had me on morphine because I was trembling from the pain and so light-headed…they thought it was something really serious!!

      Turns out, it was my IBS and a 4cm cyst on my ovary. They removed the cyst and the pain came right back.

      My gastroenterologist prescribed an antispasmotic for the pain. Maybe see your specialist that diagnosed you and they’ll help you out!!!

  47. QUESTION:
    Ovarian Discomfort (?)?
    Okay, so I am back!
    26 years old.
    For about a week now I’ve been experiencing bloating of the abdomen after eating. I am down to eating one meal a day because the bloating scares me, more than anything.
    Now I have panic and anxiety disorder and I believe some of the symptoms are brought on by that: constantly having to take deep breaths, clammy/cold hands, waking at night with a racing heart and mind, sweating. (The night sweating I am experiencing is nothing like true night sweats. I keep it 74 degrees in the house and sleep with like 3 blankets!) I believe the small amount of sweating is due to waking anxious.
    Back to my problem! I have been experiencing some abdominal discomfort in my lower abdomen/pelvic area. (Been diagnosed with ovarian cysts years ago.) The discomfort comes and goes and will be one side, then the other.
    Went to the doctor last week for indigestion but that has since subsided. I do have a feeling of pressure on my bladder, but I was diagnosed with IC about a year ago. A CBC was done and everything was within normal range except my amylase level which I was told was “slightly” elevated and not really a cause for concern. I go tomorrow for a GB scan and Thursday for an upper GI series.

    Everything I’ve read on ovarian cancer seems to be a symptom I have, but can also mimic other conditions and diseases. I’m a thinking mess! I don’t have the severe abdominal pain described in most cases of ovarian cancer, but I am concerned that this is the starts of it simply because my amylase level is slightly raised. Would one say I am over-reacting. 26 years old; no family history of breast, ovarian, lung, liver, any cancer. I have one child. (3) Husband is deployed. Mother has diabetes. Other than that, I’d say maybe I am a bit of a hypochondriac, maybe?
    Should I push for more tests? Am I on the right track? Any info would be great!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, you’re overreacting. Your symptoms don’t sound anything like ovarian cancer. Like, your bloating is connected with eating, so almost certainly has something to do with digestion. And those arent’ night sweats–you’d be kicking off all your blankets and everyone else would be freezing and you’d be hot. Having to take deep breaths is a clear anxiety symptom. The ovarian disomfort you describe sounds like it could just be ordinary ovulation pain, or perhaps a cyst. Ovarian cancer pain doesn’t come and go and go from one side to the other–cancer is always there, not going away and coming back. Cysts might come and go, though. And the ovarian cancer symptoms of pain and bloating and such really only apply to women who are menopausal. There are just too many logical reasons why a menstruating woman would have those issues.

  48. QUESTION:
    unknown medical condition, possibly gall bladder issues?
    On Dec. 30th, I went to the ER because I was in extreme pain. It started just below my right rib cage, wrapped around my ribs and went straight up my back to my right shoulder blade. I was also nauseous. Everyone was telling me that it was “classic gall bladder” symptoms.

    Did an upper abdominal quadrant ultrasound with normal results. Had a full blood CDC run, as well as a liver function test, and those were normal. I’ve also had an ultrasound of my lower rt. abdomen (I’m prone to painful ovarian cysts) and still completley normal results.

    I’ve noticed that the pain does intensify after I eat, particularly spicy foods, which again is a “classic gall bladder symptom”. I’m so frustrated with my doctors. If I hear one more say “you shouldn’t be any pain”, I may lose it. Something is definitly wrong and I’m tired of dealing with the pain.

    Are there any other tests, X-Rays, blood panels, etc that can be used to rule out or find the gall bladder issue? Is it even my gall bladder?
    I was reading online that a change in estrogen levels can sometimes cause gall stones. I recently (as in, in November) switched to the Yaz birth control. Could this switch be related somehow?

    • ANSWER:
      JessiC, When I finally had my gall bladder attack, I ran 104* -105* fever. I was so sick and I slipped in and out of consciousness. Instead of the small incisions so commonly done today, they had to actually cut across the stomach. I am so thankful. Like Pooch’s daughter, the duct leading from the gall bladder was so small, it could not be seen and caused the surgery to take a little longer. Still, it went without a hitch. I had a good doctor who didn’t fool around and the surgeon was just as good. I suggest you push for better screening. It really sounds like gall bladder, but your doctor is the best source for diagnosis. Don’t get so hung up on this diagnosis that you ignore something else your doctor may be looking for. Hope you feel better soon.

  49. QUESTION:
    Abdominal pain and nausea for 3 months?
    I am a 32 yr. old female. My pain started in my center abdomen a little above my belly button. Sometimes it moves to the right, when it moves to the right it is a more extreme sharp pain.When it is in the center it changes from pain to uncomfortable to bloaty , not in that order. The pain is not always the same. I have been checked for appendicitis, that was negative. Had ultrasound and blood work, which found nothing wrong besides cysts on my ovaries and cervix. (my ob said, it was fine) Ultrasound and bloodwork included my liver, pancreas and looking for gallstones. I had a gallbladder function test,which showed my gallbladder function at 65%. In the mean time , I was put on Prilosec 20 mg. I had a GI scope done, at the time I was taking the Prilosec for a little over a month. The scope found a hiatal hernia and reflux. My Prilosec had been increased to 40mg. My GI doc ordered a Gastric emptying scan, which is scheduled in 4 days.
    My pain comes and goes, being worse in the late morning and evening about 2 hrs before I go to bed, and I usually fall asleep in discomfort. Since I have been taking Prilosec, i have had no heartburn, but I still get nausea with or without stomach pain and the stomach pain. My abdominal pain has increased in intensity since the Prilosec dosage has been increased. Yesterday, it almost felt as if I was having a heart attack. The pain went up high in my center abdomen to my rib cage in the middle.
    My question is should I still be having all these symptoms while taking the Prilosec? I’ve had a headache and a general not well feeling for a week (the timeframe my dosage was increased)
    Any suggestions to help? I am tired of being nauseated and having stomach pains.
    I have cut out spicy foods completely and no alcohol.

    • ANSWER:

  50. QUESTION:
    Why can cause ab pain/distention for 6 months?
    Hello everyone, great support this forum here.
    I have looked around to see some similar cases to mine, but couldn’t really find any.

    I don’t know where to start, at this point I could cry or scream maybe someone will hear and help me.
    I’ve got this pain in my stomach for 6months now. I feel neglected at my clinic and they don’t seem to pay attention to details. I’m scared and don’t know what to think. This is the reason I try to put All my symptoms, maybe it will make more sense if put together.

    Female, 31yo, 5’6″ 114-118 lb. Good appetite, eat healthy, fibrous meals, “cheat days” on weekends, daily exercise. Get full feeling easily but I am still hungry.
    No previous digestion problems.
    Ovarian cysts found around 6 months ago, cycle irregular, 5 months btw. current and last.(pcos suspected) Not my current issue.
    No vomiting, nausea rarely and only recently -in the mornings while I am :still” asleep. (not pregnant and not active)
    No diarrhea or constipation.
    Funny feeling in throat sometimes, like something climbing up and then sliding down.
    Headache -never had headache.
    Sometimes I have to pout extra salt on my food, just tastless even when I thin I put enough.
    Pea size ball behind left ear for years, sometimes get bigger, than shrinks back to almost normal, little pain around it.
    Some concentration issues, mood swings.
    Some smaller spider veins on legs, sm. broken vessels (dots) on arms.
    Sometimes my calves cramp in the mornings.

    Pain for 6 months upper abd. kind of sharp, lower around belly is sort of dull and like heavy weights are inside, pressing down and out. Stomach fully distended. When I gain weight, I do not gain on stomach but on thighs, so I know it’s not fat. Past few days pain in chest and around breasts.
    Pain: sitting is the worse, laying on couch I do not feel it (and I do get dizzy sometimes), laying on stomach is the best, I feel it when I run and even when I just walking on street.

    H.Pylori test negative, too Nexium for 3 weeks, made it sort of worse, took Doperidone changed nothing. Taken maalox, mylanta but now I know it didn’t help. Phazyme used to help a little in the beginning.

    Full ab ultrasound: tech. says somewhat larger liver Dr. says it’s normal..There is a “dead area” stripe around navel that has never been scanned, where I have the pain and fullness. (between ovaries and belly button)

    Blood tests few months ago: No diabetes/glucose normal, no cealiac. Dr. says everything is normal, but I don’t find it this way:
    Glyco hgb 5.8%; A1c 5.1; MBG 93mg
    Syphillis igG non reactive
    DHEA-Sulfate: 200
    Rubella IgG:reactive; Ab INTR: React
    I only put the ones in here where I found L. or underscore
    RBC 4.20; Hgb 12.6; Hct 37.6; Mch 30.1; Eos % 0.3 Eos # 0.0

    Thank you SO much, and I appreciate any input!

    • ANSWER:


Cyst On Liver Causes

The foods we eat have a massive impact on our health and well-being and eating the wrong types can often be one of the triggers which causes certain conditions for form. This leads many women to wonder if there is a specific ovarian cysts diet to follow, particularly when they discover that conventional treatment can be far from a satisfactory solution.

Foods can certainly help to reduce cysts on the ovaries but it is important to put this into context. Dietary modification can certainly help, but to cure the condition completely, you will need to implement other protocols, including detoxification and cleansing regimes, stress management and symptomatic relief.

* The first general principle is to use your common sense. Eating too much food, even if it is healthy, can overload the liver and cause the body not to function properly. Therefore, exercise portion control. You should also try to eat as much food as possible in its raw state, where this is appropriate
* Keep your fat intake down. Ensure that fats do not make up more than 20-30% of your daily calorific intake

* Eat around 40gm of complex carbohydrates daily

* Eat organic foods whenever you can. Also, eat foods in their peak of freshness

* Eat only small quantities of lean, organic meats

* Only eat fish which is free from contaminants

* An ovarian cysts diet should include plenty of sprouting vegetables, non-starchy vegetables

* Eat fruits in moderation

* Avoid sugar and artificial sweeteners

* Avoid dairy produce

* Avoid caffeine, alcohol and smoking

* Drink plenty of filtered water-around 2 liters daily

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This includes full details of the ovarian cysts diet. The unique feature of this excellent system is the personal one-to-one email counseling given by the devoted creator of the system, herself a former sufferer, who is totally committed to helping as many women as possible be free from this condition.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What could cause a cyst in a cat’s liver?
    My 16 year old cat was diagnosed with either a tumor or cyst in his liver, as seen on an ultrasound. I’ve been reading it’s very rare for a cat to have a liver tumor unless cancer metastasizes there from another site. No other cancer is known in this cat though. If it’s a cyst, what would cause it in a cat? Can a liver cyst be caused by worms, as I heard could cause this in other animals? Or is it most likely something else?

    • ANSWER:
      A tumor and a cyst aren’t quite the same thing, particularly on the liver. Cysts on a cat’s liver are usually benign, and treatment frequently involves removal of the cysts. However, at 16, your vet may not think surgery is wise, or he may think the condition is not serious enough to warrant surgery. Who knows what causes liver cysts; some think there is a genetic predisposition or an old age condition that is only being recognized as cats are living longer. Diet could be an issue. Some parasitic conditions can cause liver issues and cysts, and as the cat has gotten older his immune system isn’t as strong as it used to be. 16 is getting up there so you need to be prepared for more age-related issues.

      Hopefully your cat has a good prognosis and will have many more wonderful years.

  2. QUESTION:
    can a liver cyst cause a swelling or mass in ur upper abdomen?
    i have a soft mass on the upper right of my abdomen does any one know what this is its soft and like pokes out but kinda round and hurts if i sit awhile

    • ANSWER:
      Could be a hernia. At any rate you should have it checked out as it certainly doesn’t sound normal.

  3. QUESTION:
    how do u get a cyst on the liver and what causes it?

    • ANSWER:
      Check out this article for extensive and detailed info on hepatic cysts.

      http://www.emedicine.com/Med/topic2716.htm

  4. QUESTION:
    I have found out from my doctor that I have possible cyst on my liver what would cause this?
    I also have an enlarged heart but I am ok because my doctor said that I do not suffer with high blood pressure or high cholestrol

    • ANSWER:
      normally found in some individuals.

  5. QUESTION:
    Liver Cysts, Cancer, and Tylenol?
    Just out of pure curiosity:

    It’s obvious Tylenol can cause liver damage, due to the fact it has acetaminophen. However, can long term (but not overdose amounts) use (and I mean 40 years and such) of the medication, especially on a frequent basis for ailments such as severe migraines, pain, etc cause liver CYSTS or CANCER. Quite clearly, it can cause liver DAMAGE, but specifically, what does that damage encompass?

    As well, can cysts be a warning sign of liver trouble, and possible liver cancer in the future?

    • ANSWER:
      If one has to take acetaminophen for long term say 40 years , he should also prepare his mind to handle such a case
      Also ,for migraine ,one need not depend on that for 40 years, you can also try to adopt the alternative methods to reduce the frequency of migraine ,thus you can reduce the dose of medicine

  6. QUESTION:
    What does it mean to have a benign cyst?
    My mom just found out she has three benign cysts on her liver. What exactly does this mean? Could they turn malignant? What can she do about the pain that these cysts are causing her? She won’t give me details because she’s afraid to worry me, but I really want to know how bad this could get. Does anyone out there have experience with this? Any help would be very much appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Benign cysts are just that. Benign, as in friendly. They are not malignant, not cancerous. This is good news. They are unlikely to become malignant. There are several types of hepatic cysts and neoplastic cysts are rare. As far as her pain, she can request an analgesic from her doctor if she doesn’t already have a prescription for one. A treatment approach depends entirely on the type of cysts she has.

      Sit her down and tell her you’re already worried. She needs to share this with you instead of keeping you in the dark about it. That causes more worry. I realize she’s trying to protect you but you sound to me like you can take it. Tell her that and tell her you love her and want to help in any way you can.

  7. QUESTION:
    Simple Liver Cyst Problem?
    Hi all I am a 19 year old Male from Wales in the UK, I posted on this forum back in June 2008 when I was experiencing some terrible abdominal problems. In light of these problems the doctor arranged for me to have a US scan where they found a leision of 1.2cm on my liver.

    This worried me to death at first as he said that he couldn’t make out what it was but it could be cancerous. He therefore ordered me to have a contrast MRI, the results of this were ambigous and he said it turned out that they could see it better on the US.

    He wanted it monitored, so he arranged for another US in November 2008 which I had, this revealed that the “leision” had grown 0.1cm which isn’t much but he said growth meant that he would need to do another scan a year later in order to keep an eye on it.

    I had this scan as planned in November 2009 and much to my relief it had not changed a single bit in about a year which was a massive weight off my shoulders. The doctor was happy with the way everything had been and was convinced by the growth rate that it was nothing nasty. He therefore said he didn’t want to see me again. I asked if it was an hemangioma and he said “they normally appear bright so if it is then it’s not a typical one”,

    However recently I have been getting some right side pain, I think it could mean that I have a simple cyst that is causing this and I may need to have it drained, is this a plausible explanation if not is it possible that the leision really was malignant after all and I need emergency attention.

    I had some fantastic advice on here in 2008.

    Thanks all

    • ANSWER:
      If this had been cancer, it would have gotten larger
      in size. Cysts can be fluid filled, complex (meaning
      they have a different content than fluid) or rarely,
      it can be cancer.
      Cysts are usually only watched to see if they may
      grow in size. It they start to grow in size where
      they are causing damage to the liver cells around
      them…then they can be surgically operated on
      to remove a portion of the cyst wall…the
      reason for this is because just sticking it with
      a needle to drain the fluid, the fluid may build up
      again. Most people don’t know they have a cyst
      in the liver. Pain in that portion of the abdomen
      should be checked out for probable cause….
      Usually, the pain is caused by the liver enlarging
      in size from inflammation due to liver cell damage.
      I think I would request a second opinion to be
      sure this is a liver cyst problem. Only the specialist
      doctors could tell you for sure what this is…no
      one here can do that.

      I hope this information is of some help. Best wishes

  8. QUESTION:
    Liver Lesion on CT scan?
    My husband has been having gastrointestinal problems (gas, change in bowel habits, constant cramping feeling in upper right quadrant) since Christmas and we always thought he just had a sensitive stomach. It’s gotten progressively as time’s gone on and he went to see an GI. The GI did a HIDA scan, colonoscopy and endoscopy and everything turned out fine. He issued him a prescription for intestinal spasms and left it at that. My husband didn’t want that answer and went back to his family doctor who issued a CT scan. They found a lesion on his liver, unfortunately they did not say where or how big. He’s going to get a MRI done now so we will know more soon. I’ve been trying to look into what causes liver lesions, what all it could be (cyst, tumor, etc) but only one thing keeps popping up and that’s liver cancer. Does anyone have any idea or can you give me more insight? It’s much appreciated.

    • ANSWER:

  9. 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 !

  10. QUESTION:
    Manageing Multiple liver cysts?
    i have been diagnosed with multiple liver cysts which are causing immense pain. the surgeon doesntnwant to operate because he says they may return again(some are very large in size). The pain management consultant has me on morphine which neither relieves the pain and makes me very ill. I am on the verge of loosing my job because of the amount of sick leave i have. PLEASE HELP. Some days i cant move at all because of the pain. I am desperate

    • ANSWER:
      You should be with a gastroenterologist or hepatotologist.

      Liver cysts can be three things: fluid filled, complex (meaning
      they have another substance in them, or cancer.

      Normally, liver cysts are watched to see how much they
      enlarge in size…if the doctor think it is one of the first two things
      I mentioned. If they become too large, they can damage the
      cells around them. If this takes place, the immune system of
      the body will respond to the damage and cause
      inflammation inside the liver which causes the liver to enlarge
      in size. When this is done, the doctor has an option to remove
      the cysts. However, it is a surgery. The doctor has to go in
      and take out the wall of the cyst, not just a puncture of it so
      the fluid will drain. Removing the wall helps prevent the cyst
      from healing and filling with fluid once again. Considering
      you have multiple cysts…only the largest ones would probably
      be removed and others there would be left to grow larger.
      It depends on where the cysts are located.

      I would get a second opinion. I would request a copy of
      any ultrasound, Ct scan, etc to take to another doctor. The
      pain you are having has to be addressed.

      Best wishes to you…hope this is of some help.

  11. QUESTION:
    What causes a cyst to develop in your stomach? Can one get rid of it? If so, how?
    My doctors found a cyst on the right side of my stomach. They run all sorts of tests – ultrasound, kidney, gallbladder, liver, etc. All came negative. However, they said that the cyst is nothing to worry about and that I will just have to live with it for the rest of my life. It doesn’t hurt, but I sometimes feel someone had just kicked me on my stomach (tightness). So, should I just accept what the doctors said and just ignore it?

    • ANSWER:
      Cysts can be removed surgically, but often doctors will wait to see if they grow larger. My niece has one in her abdomin that is huge and the doctor asked her why she waited so long to come in and be seen. Cysts should be removed when they get too large because they can burst. I think you may want to get a second opinion. Good luck to you.

  12. QUESTION:
    I was just wondering if anyone had insight on liver cysts and their correlation with medication?
    I had 5 epidurals in 2 yrs, skelaxin, flexeril, celebrex, lidoderm patches and trigger point injections for a car accident. My 2004 MRi’s didn’t show anything. Now that I have been taking these Rxs for 2 yrs I have 5 or more liver cysts… I think the Rxs must be inter-related. I rarely drink, and don’t take much other meds except for the occasional advil.
    If anyone has any experience with this or can directly me to a website, advice, supplements or books on the subject would be greatly appreciated. I need to prove the Rxs are the cause of these cysts since I have never taken any of these drugs prior to the accident or had liver problems previously. Thanks any info would be helpful.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, there is a site that has really good natural product’s for your liver. I will let you check out the site and read the valuable information.

      http://www.nativeremedies.com/liver-dr-hepatitis-c-treatment.html?img=507&kbid=2809

  13. QUESTION:
    My cat had surgery to remove a cyst on his liver. he’s ok but still has a little fever? What could be going on
    The vet thinks that the cyst is non-cancerous. He is active and livley just a day after surgery. The only thing is he’s running a temperature of 103.5-8 when a normal temp is closer to 102.5. They say he could still be dehydrated. He’s been on 2 kinds of broad spectrum antibiotics for 2 days now. Is there anything else that could be causing his temperature to be that high?
    Thanks, Jeff

    • ANSWER:
      The most common causes of fever in these period are

      1) A natural inflammatory response to the stress of surgery
      2) Manipulation of a source of infection eg. Liver cyst in your cat’s case.

      These are NOT dangerous and should resolve in time.

      Other causes of fever that you should be worried about generally only kick in at least 3 to 5 days after the surgery. Considering that the surgery was only a day ago and that the fever is mild, I’d say you probably do not have to be too worried.

      I suggest that you continue the antibiotics as prescribed and watch the fever for now. If the fever persists beyond tomorrow and if your cat becomes increasingly drowsy and unlike its usual self then bring him to your vet to have a look.

  14. QUESTION:
    What happened in my woMb? Can a cyst cause this?
    I have pcos but I am on a weight loss prog. And I think I conceived but later saw some thick blood n a broken egg sort of. I bled for days could this be my menses or has anyone had history of misscarriage with any of these drugs: metformin, cod liver oil, I was told cod liver was responsible for the miscarriage, and my hcg kit proves I was preg(no shows neg) but scan says no gestational sac seen. And a cyst meas. 25 mm was seen on the left ovary. What does this cyst do to my baby n wat can it still do, can I still be preg without miscarriage again, help me please

    • ANSWER:
      Nothing to worry! For next pregnancy planning, first see that cyst will be cleared by medicine or by removal of cyst then plan for happy conceiving.
      First moms health must be taken care then next. Don’t frustrate yourself, cyst is nothing but formation of tiny bacterias.
      If your healthy, then baby will be conceived healthily.

  15. QUESTION:
    Liver cyst found after ultra sound?
    I had a physical on the Monday before Thanksgiving and I had all the usual blood work done. My liver enzymes were high so my doctor re-ordered the blood work and an ultrasound on my pancreas-gallbladder. The liver came back and showed 1 cyst on the liver on the right lobe. Now he wants me to go for a ct scan tomorrow. I am very scared about this cause I never was expecting this and I don’t know what to think. Can anyone give me some advice about this or if anyone has had this before?

    • ANSWER:
      Cysts can be fluid filled, complex( meaning they have something
      other than fluid inside of them, or cancerous (very rarely).

      They may try to be deciding what type of cyst this really is.
      The most common is the fluid filled one. They normally will
      not do much as long as the cyst stays small, in this case.
      They will wait and do an ultrasound or Ct scan again in the
      future. However, if the cysts starts to enlarge in size…
      they will watch it more closely. You see, as the cyst
      enlarges in size it can place pressure on the healthy
      cells around it and cause damage to them. It depends
      on how big it may get. They can go in and remove one
      the the walls of the cyst, so that the fluid can drain out
      into the body and be absorbed. They don’t normally
      just poke a needle in it..as this can heal up and start
      to form more fluid in it.

      This is more of a wait and see. Many people develop
      cysts in their bodies as they grow older.

      It is unlikely to be cancer…but if it is and it is just in the
      right lobe of the liver and hasn’t gone to another place in
      the body or come from another place in the body…they
      can do what is known as a resection, and remove that
      part of the liver. The part of the liver that remains,
      will grow back to normal size again as it regenerates
      new cells. (that depends on where it is located in the
      right lobe).

      I hope this information has been of some help to you.
      Best wishes
      A link to click on:

      http://www.surgeryplanet.com/gastroenterology/treatment-for-liver-cyst.html

  16. QUESTION:
    Problems with the mirena.?
    i had the mirena inserted in march 09, since then i have had pelvic pains frequently. i was told that this is normal since i just had it inserted 7 months ago. my periods are lighter and i enjoy that part of the mirena, but within the past two months, i have had severe stomach pains, first thing i did was have an ultrasound to see if the mirena moved or if it caused any cysts. there were no problems. then i went to my family dr who did tests and found out my gall bladder was the cause for some of the pains but he could not figure out what the other pains were from. well when i went to get my gall bladder taken out they said for some unknown reason my bilirubin level was high, so they did an internal xray and found nothing. they are still doing test after test on me and are finding nothing but my bilirubin is still high. then i was reading the warning signs for the mirena and see that severe pelvic pain and pain when making a bowel movement are signs something could be wrong with the mirena. now im wondering, could my raised bilirubin levels mean the mirena caused liver damage?. Any thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      No idea really. but if this all started when you got the iud, take it out
      I had awful cramps from the IUD for a month straight.. then a damaged stomach lining from taking too many IB profen.. so i was sick for another month.. all from the Iud
      I still have it in .. I stuck out the couple of months .. knowing that my body just needed to get used to the iud.
      I still have cramps sometimes that I can tell are from the IUD and not period cramps (they just feel different – worse) but its bareable
      If I was still in pain or having problems now.. about a year after .. Id have it taken out.. I still may.. just because Im so iffy about it

  17. QUESTION:
    Enlarged liver – what does this mean?
    Before I begin my little story here’s some info about me
    22 y/o female, moderate drinker on the weekends, diagnosed as hypoglycemic at 17 (no explanation as to why), meds: birth control and paxil, 20 mg

    On Wednesday I was admitted to the ER with severe stomach cramps. The cramps were worse on Tuesday night but I promised my bf I’d get it checked out the next day if I still felt crampy. Long story short, the nurses at my college didn’t think it was anything severe but the pain in my lower right abdominal area couldn’t be ignored. They wanted to make sure I didn’t have appendicits. A CT scan of my abdomen showed a possible liver cyst, so they sent me in for a ultrasound to check it out. That turned up a small cyst on my right kidney (not surprising since I had nasty recurrent UTIs) and a slightly enlarged right lobe of my liver (normal = 15-17 cm, mine = 18.6 cm).
    My questions for any medical professionals out there is … what in the world does this mean? I have a follow up with a physician at my school for some bloodwork. My original bloodwork at the ER turned up normal, although my urinalysis showed some ketones (80). The kidney cyst should clear up but I have no idea what would cause a slightly enlarged liver (although I’ve heard Paxil can be deterimental). Any ideas??
    Also, my stomach pain has cleared up and I have no other symptoms (no swelling, fever, jaundice, etc).

    • ANSWER:
      kidney problems from diabetes? Avoid sugar. get the a1c test.

  18. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had a cyst on their liver? Should I be worried?
    I have recently been having horrible pain throughout my upper right side underneath my breast all the way around to my back. After several trips to the ER, they finally did x-rays, ultrasound, & CT scan. I was told that I had a 27x21mm (2.7cm) mass (cyst) in segment 7 of my liver. They told me that it was most likely benign but they didn’t think it was causing my pain. They didn’t find anything else. I am supposed to go see a family Dr. after the beginning of the year. Has anyone ever had a mass (cyst) on their liver?If so, what happened? Did you have to get it taken out? A man my husband works with had one and had to have major surgery to get it out. I am 26 and a mother of 2 small boys and am very scared. Please help! Thanks!!!

    • ANSWER:

  19. QUESTION:
    What Causes Nausea, stomach pain, bloating, gas, Clay colored poop, Painful bowel movements?
    I have been sick for over about two weeks and been to ER twice. Every thing makes me sick. They have done a CT, and Pelvic exam. They have given me Darvocet and Phenegran. Nothing is helping and all they have found is a Cyst on my liver and one on my ovary. What do I do? They are sending me to a OB/GYN. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      there are LOTS of reasons for clay colored stools. Go here:

      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003129.htm

      for me it was because I had celiac disease and it took me asking for the test myself in order to “solve” my condition.

      Edited for correct link. Sorry about that.
      The OBGYN will help you with the cyst on your liver, but you probably need a gastroenterologist for your other issue. Ask for a referral please!

  20. QUESTION:
    Bad stomach pains right below my ribs?
    I had to go to the ER on monday because of this horrible pain it was constant and never stopped. They couldnt figure out what it was i got an ultrasound but found nothing. they did find a huge cyst on my liver. Ive had these pains before, its not gas or the food im eating. Could my liver be causing the pains? is it my liver hurting? it doesnt happen often but when it does it hurts!!!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    What are my liver cysts from?. Prognosis?
    I am a 52 year old male recently diagnosed with Bacterimia /Septicemia. After 8 days in the hospital I was released and I am still taking Cipro and Flagel. During my stay in the hospital I received a triple thoracic CT scan a Gallium scan. It was determined that I have over 100 small cysts spread through out my liver and a small polyp in my bile duct. They also mentioned an abcsess in the Liver lateral to the gallbladder and “uptake” into both lungs. There was no mention or concern of cysts in the Kidneys or any where else. The diagnosis at that time was that the cysts resulted from the infection. After a months treatment of antibiotics I had a MRI of the Liver. The Liver MRI shows no sign of change in the number of cysts or size. My doctors now believe that the cysts were not caused by my infection and another pathology may be present.

    I am going to see my doctor for more consultations and lots more tests but it will be almost two weeks before I get the results from the next round of tests. I know that they want to look at my entire gastrointestinal tract. Recent colonoscopy and endoscopy showed no problems I have a slightly enlarged prostate and three cases of prostatitus in the last 7 years.

    What I would like to know is what tests may be indicated and what possible diagnoses and treatments I may expect. I know I can’t be diagnosed on line but want to prepare myself for whatever is coming.

    Please help.
    Thanks for your time..
    Blood tests for my liver are normal. Parasitic infections have been ruled out.
    Thank you for your answer. Shortly after I got your answer I received an MRI report that has the same diagnosis on it. If you are willing I would love to communicate with you to get a better idea of what I could expect and what resources are available. May God bless you and the person under your care.

    • ANSWER:
      You have a polycystic liver. Poly means many.
      Cysts can be fluid filled or complex. Fluid
      filled doesn’t usually cause a problem…the
      complex ones can mean they have particules
      in them or even, rarely, cancer.

      It is good that they are not increasing in size.
      If they do start to increase, they could cause
      damage to the surrounding cells in the liver.
      If this takes place, it would be best to
      discuss with the doctor about being
      evaluated for placement on the transplant
      list.
      The abscess in the liver can be drained by
      placing a tubing that comes from the abscess
      to the outside skin and then to a bag, on the
      outside of the body, to collect the contents.

      It would be very important to notify the
      doctor immediately if you develop even
      a mind fever.

      If the cells become damaged in the liver,
      the immune system will respond to this
      and cause inflammation to develop inside
      the liver, also. This usually causes the
      liver to enlarge in size. An ultrasound or
      Ct scan would show this enlargement.

      I do know that people can inherit polycystic
      kidney disease, but I’m not sure about
      the liver having this. You may want to
      talk to others in your family about whether
      they had liver problems of any sort.

      They sometimes do a liver biopsy in
      people who have cell damage…but I’m
      not sure they would do it to someone that
      has cysts there or not…I think more likely
      not.

      Wish I could be of more help…this is
      about all I can give you on this.
      Best wishes

  22. QUESTION:
    There is a Cyst on my liver?
    What can I do? We are in the process of researching it with the doctors. Had a CT scan yesterday. I may have had it since I was born 45 years ago. But they suspect it of causing severe abdominal pain that we though was in the stomach or digestive tract. It isn’t, but it feels like it. I haven’t had the pain for 18 years and then BLAM. Last year I had an attack and again yesterday. Got to find out what it was like to ride in an abulance though. I also feel like a used pin cushion.
    Just found out the ct scan also indicated a tiny kidney stone. They are now thinking that was the cause of the pain instead of the liver thingy. I’m going to drink a large glass of water now.

    • ANSWER:
      Since liver cysts are normally benign, treatment is generally not indicated. However, in some cases it is necessary to treat the underlying cause. Other diseases can sometimes look like liver cysts, so it is necessary to get a CT Scan & have a biopsy done if needed in order to rule out more problematic diseases.

      A biopsy can be performed and/or a sample of the cyst’s fluid can be removed for analysis. Liver cysts can be surgically removed if they create problems or discomfort. Since your cyst has grown large enough to cause you pain, the doctor will most likely opt for one of the above solutions.

      The exact cause of simple liver cysts is unknown. Some experts say they may be present at birth, while others speculate that certain other conditions could be the cause:

      Caroli’s disease – associated with recurrent bacterial inflammation of the bile duct, stone formation, and dilatation of the intrahepatic bile ducts

      Congenital (at birth) hepatic fibrosis – a rare hereditary disorder characterized by scar tissue with irregularly shaped bile ducts, and associated with an impairment of renal functions

      Choledochal cysts – congenital (at birth) abnormalities of the bile ducts

      In very rare cases, liver cysts may indicate a serious, underlying condition such as polycystic liver disease (an inherited disorder associated with multiple cysts of varying size), echinococcosis (parasitic infection), or liver cancer.

      Glad this was caught. It’s usually a very easy to treat condition. You will feel much better after the cyst is removed or drained. Hope this helps. Good luck!

  23. QUESTION:
    Why would I have an enlarged liver for a year now as well as enzymes getting higher and higher?
    I have an enlarged liver with high enzymes and they are tryin to figure out the cause of this as it is making me very sick and in a lot of pain. The pain is under my right rib and will radiate up into my shoulder baldes and in my back. They said it is the capsule surrounding the liver that is causing the pain as the liver is enlarging butt he capsule is not. My liver enzymes are gettting higher as well. My doctor has refered me to a liver disease specialist because he does not know what is going on. He did how ever tell me that I may have Hep or liver cancer. I have my Hep shots and have never left to a foreign country. I dont use drugs and my husband is not infected so im sure he hasnt cheated. I just am going crazy here. I just turned 30 and feel as if my body is shutting down. I also just found out I have fibromyelgia. I have a 1 year old, 5 year old, and a 11 year old who’s father was killed on July 1st 2010 by a drunk driver. The last thing I want is for something to happen to myself.

    I had a c-section December 9th, 2009
    I had my gallbladder out June 27th 2010
    I had my tubes tied October 20th, 2010
    I had a urethra dilatation on January 25th, 2011( urinating blood for 20 years)

    This is 4 surgeries in a 13 months period.

    I also have stomach ulcers and have been vomitting blood.
    I have 2 cysts in my throid

    And many other issues.

    Any insight as to why this is happening please let me know~

    Thank you in advance

    I just turned 30 last week

    I dont smoke
    I dont drink
    I dont do drugs

    And Most of all I dont know why I am so sick????

    • ANSWER:
      When the liver enlarges in size, it is usually due to liver
      cell damage. Let me explain.

      When the liver cells become damaged, the immune
      system of our body responds to this damage and cause
      inflammation to develop inside the liver. This will
      cause the liver to enlarge in size.
      There are many things that can cause damage to
      the liver cells: alcohol consumption, medication
      toxification, chemical exposure, hereditary conditions,
      viral (hepatitis A,B,C,etc) or parasite infections,
      auto immune disease, cancer/growths/tumors/cysts
      biliary obstruction/malformation/infection/surgery that
      causes scar tissue build up in the tubes,
      metabolic disorders (can include thyroid),
      fatty liver disease, and much more.

      If the cause can be found and stopped, the liver cells
      can heal and the problem can be reversed. However,
      if this is not able to be done…then the liver cells can
      start to die off and form scar tissue inside the liver.
      This scar tissue cannot be removed from the liver and
      can act like a wall there, which can block the blood
      from getting to the functioning liver cells, so they continue
      to die off and can eventually lead to blocking the blood
      flow through the liver on its way back to the heart.
      (This is known as Cirrhosis of the liver)

      http://www.medicinenet.com/cirrhosis/article.htm

      This is very important to know this…as blood not flowing
      through the liver well anymore can cause it to back up
      into the portal vein (which brings blood from all the
      abdomen to the liver) and also backs up into vessels
      not used to handling this amount of blood (known as
      varies). These varies can have weak spots and balloon
      outward and break open. They are usually found in the
      esophagus, rectal area, and belly button area. Any
      blood in the sputum or vomit or from the rectal area is
      an emergency situation. People who do develop
      cirrhosis, the liver doesn’t make clotting factors that helps
      the blood to clot..so they tend to bleed and bruise very
      easily. The doctor can go in and check for varies in
      the esohagus (Endoscopy). The blood will also back
      up into the spleen and can cause it to enlarge, also.

      An ERCP procedure can show if there is a blockage
      or a narrowing of the bile ducts and the doctors can
      widen the bile ducts with the scope and instruments
      to remove any stones, growth, etc. that may be present

      http://www.gihealth.com/html/education/ercp.html

      If you have just had a child, it is possible you could of
      developed fatty liver disease, which can occur in the
      third trimester of pregnancy, rarely.

      Simple blood tests can show if your thyroid is making
      the hormone, thyroxine, well. If it is not making enough
      of this hormone..it is known as hypothyroidism and can
      add to the tired feeling you already have with your
      liver function not being good. Most liver patients feel
      tired all the time.

      These are just some of the things to take into consideration.
      It is best to wait till the liver specialist…either the
      gastroenterologist or hepatologist reviews your blood work,
      ultrasounds, ct scans, MRI, and possible liver biopsy,
      and your other health problems…before a true
      determination can be made.

      I hope this information has been of some help to you.
      Best wishes. You sure have been facing an awful lot..
      I hope that you find out soon what is wrong and that
      you will start to feel much better.

  24. QUESTION:
    Right abdominal pain, CT scan and ultrasound on liver and everything else.?
    Woke up one morning with severe right abdominal pain below the rib cage. okay maybe I pulled something. 17 days later still dull aching pain there but very severe when I cough or sneeze. Otherwise its so to speak “there” throughout the day. I go in to the Dr. and tell him my symptoms. He goes through the routine examine, pushes here pushes there. I get blood drawn and urine sample. Calls me back later I have blood urine and liver enzymes are a bit high. Schedules me for Ct scan. Scan comes back normal. Schedules me for a ultra sound and some nuclear dye for my gallbladder to make it do funny things. I deny that but okay with the ultrasound. Go to ultrasound. Ultrasound tech opens mouth and tells me I have a liver cyst. I say uhmmmm ok? Later the Dr’s nurse calls me back and tells me looks like ultrasound came back great and asks me “are you still in pain?” I tell her yes. So I ask her thats it nothing else? Nothing found? She says no. So I decide to tell her about liver cyst found on ultra sound? She says she does’nt know anything about that and will consult with the DR. Well after reading on the internet cause Im curious I see that people do get them and 95% of paitents do not experience pain. But 5% do and it needs to be addressed. Well here I am still in pain since June 26. If I strain like having a bowel movement, sneeze, cough or even bend a certain messed up way it hurts. Anyone heard of this? Is this why I had a blood in my urine? Do they bleed? Im kinda dissapointed in my Dr that they wouldnt relay the info that was found and I had to open my mouth up about the tech showing me the cyst. I dont know what to do I feel kinda helpless here. Waiting on Md to call me monday.

    • ANSWER:
      When a cyst is found in an individual, that person should submit themself to medical testing to rule out any serious diseases or conditions that may be the root cause. Hepatic cysts are symptoms of a variety of serious diseases that can lead to renal failure.

      Read more: Causes of Liver Cysts | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_5063213_causes-liver-cysts.html#ixzz1SQ0sow6z

      They can also be caused by parasite larvae.

  25. QUESTION:
    What could cause a chest pain on the right side?
    I woke up yesterday with a dull chest pain on the right side under my breast, it is about 1cm above the breast bone. I thought maybe i slept badly but the pain came back later several times, lasted for a few seconds each time. And again today it has been on and off. It doesn’t really hurt, it is just a dull pain but it worries me. What could cause this type of pain? Could it be a cyst in my breast? Liver problem? Lung problem? I am 39, don’t smoke, and not overweight. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I am a nursing student. I recently studied the causes of pain in the thoracic region (chest). If the pain is on the right side it is not your heart and could most likely be gallstones because that is where your gall bladder is located. You should probably get it checked out just to see.

  26. QUESTION:
    Swelling Around Left Rib?
    I have been unwell but tests have come back negative although I have had raised CRP(C Reactive Protein)levels and some blood tests which showed low levels of lymphocytosis.Ive been told that I have a large amount of gallstones and that I have a 4.5cm cyst on my liver which is probably caused by the amount of gallstones I have.

    Recently, I have a dull aching on my left hand side around my rib area and if I stand up and look down I can see that my left rib area seems swollen and sticks out a lot more than my right one.It never used to be like this.It is uncomfortable to lie on my left side as it feels like I am lying on a “lumpy” mattress! My bra also seems to rub on it. If I rub right the way across my chest, under my ribs I can feel little pea sized moveable lumps right across on both sides, but my GP says she doubts this is anything important.

    Has anyone experienced anything like this as this is concerning me a little now and is quite uncomfortable at times? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there!

      I too cannot lie on my front for too long as my left ribs down at the bottom hurt terribly! I have alway had it but because i dont lie that way kinda forgot all about it until recently.

      I get accupuncure for other things and that is when i noticed the pain in the ribs again! then are tender to touch and i too, have lots of little lumps under the skin.

      I actually quieired one in my arm before and was told it was just fatty tissue, like a little nodule.
      I know u can get these if uve got an inflamatory condition i.e Rhuematoid arthritis, so id err on the side of causion and get along to the Dr.

      p.s. let me know wot he says about the rib ache? i keep forgettign to ask when im there and i only back for dr today! LOL

      best of luck

  27. QUESTION:
    does this sound like liver cancer?
    Hi,
    I have been having a dull ache under my right rib cage for the past 10 months. 8 months ago when I had a CT scan, it was noted there were two tiny lucencies, too big to characterize, likely cysts. My doctor said these would not be causing the pain. I have liver function tests usually once a month, and they have come back normal each time. Recently, I have had pain in my left and right back shoulder blades, as well as my left rib cage and under my left rib cage. It is pretty much pain all over my chest. It is not excrutiating, just a dull ache, and it comes and goes. I just had an ultrasound that showed no masses, even the lucencies from the CT scan they could not find. My question is, does this sound like liver cancer to you? the tiny lucencies scared me, but my doctor said they were too small at that time to cause any pain. If this pain is so wide spread over my chest, wouldn’t an ultrasound pick up anything causing this? And I also have normal liver function tests. My gallbladder also looked normal on the ultrasound. Other symptoms include sometimes pale stool, loose stool with undigsted food, and a lot of gas. I have had a colonoscopy and endoscopy come back normal. Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Lucencies is an unusual term I assume it means cysts? Cysts are not cancer and cancer would have been seen and your liver panels would not be normal. However, not anything that may be wrong would be seen on ultrasound. Ultrasound views a small area a CT views a wider area and a better overall diagnostic tool and it appears nothing was seen there either. Keep going back to your doctor and tell them all of your symptoms keep a diary if you have to. Write down all medications you are taking or have taken in the past year and when you started and/or stopped. Any changes in your life, any illnesses you have had and any trips you have made. Take this and all of your medical records and get a second opinion. I’m not saying your doctor has done anything wrong and any good doctor will not mind and should welcome a fresh set of eyes on the case.

  28. QUESTION:
    Can endometriosis be seen through a cat scan?
    I am 17 years old and I’ve had a lot of pain as described in the Yahoo! health site on endometriosis. I’ve had a CT, however, that came up clean, but for a tiny cyst on my liver, which my doctor said was normal and shouldn’t be causing pain. He also prescribed amitriptyline so that my brain doesn’t tell my body that I’m hurting… which is a different story, since the doctor seems to like giving out medication for depression.
    So, my essential question is… would my doctor be able to spot endometriosis from my CT?
    Another detail: I’ve had two ultrasounds and nothing’s turned up. Where specifically would endometriosis show?

    • ANSWER:
      no. you will need a laposcopy, to see it. an ultrasound will only at best show a shadowing and a cat scan will do nothing. Your doctor sounds like a drug dealer, please see a gynecologist.

  29. QUESTION:
    can any one give some advice?
    well i ended up in hospital the other day and found i have gall stones i have to have surgery to have my gallbladder removed that’s all fine a dandy i don’t mind so much!
    Any how when they where doing the ultrasound the tech asked have you ever lived on a farm?
    too that my reply was No but i lived in farming district,
    The Dr in the ER say’s i have a cyst in my liver that needs further investigating.
    I saw my local Doctor and gave him letter from the hospital and asked him why they asked if i grew up on a farm, He said because these types of cysts are usually caused by animals.
    My question is what is the cyst called?
    Is it dangerous?
    will i need surgery on it?
    I know you are not doctors, But maybe give me the name of cysts it’s called so i can look it up.
    Any info will be appreciated thanks.
    Rach.

    • ANSWER:
      me think’s John is spot on.
      you should ask your doctor what it is and everything else.
      i would have before i left the hospital and doctor’s.

  30. QUESTION:
    What’s wrong with me? I’m just not myself lately. I am fat (174 lbs. at 5’5″), lazy and tired all the time.
    I take way too many long naps, don’t get much done, I used to be outside all day taking care of my animals and riding my horse. I am on anti-anxiety meds. for finger-biting, and have high liver enzymes. And a small cyst on my liver. Doc said that’s not the cause of the high liver enzymes. Am I on too much meds.? Am I depressed? I feel very emotional a lot, too, crying at nothing, anything sad happens on TV I cry. I want to cry more but I hold back so as not to look weak. I have nightmares often too. I eat Ice Cream to comfort myself. I am a naturally nervous person, and i find it hard to socialize with others. But I am worried about my health. Is the weight to blame? Any ideas? Any docs or nurses out there who can help?
    I don’t think I’m Bipolar, because I don’t get “Manic” at all.
    I do see a Therapist, but I can’t get in to see her enough.
    It’s not my nails I bite, it’s the skin on the first joint of each finger. I bite them severely, taking out chunks of flesh, with lots of bleeding. And my Thyroid is OK, I had it checked.
    I wear size 16-18. I think that’s fat.

    • ANSWER:
      Depression seems to be the correct word. When you are depressed, you pretty much don’t care what you do and sleeping is the only thing you want to do.
      Try eating more fruit and start out excercising for at least 30 minutes, 3 times a week. Excercising creates enzymes, which make you happy. Fruit gives you more energy. Especially apples, which gives you more energy than a cup of coffee.
      Try taking up a hobby such as baking, painting or drawing, photography, or playing an instrument. Join a support group or club that deals with the same issues you are facing.

      Good luck to you!

  31. QUESTION:
    Will a doctor/fertility specialist prescribe clomid if your BMI is greater than 30?
    Ive already posted a question with the details of my problem but for background purposes ill give the details again……….

    Im 22 years old and I haven’t had a period for 3 months now, Before then they were always regular, same time every month etc, its really getting me down as my partner and I were hoping to try for a baby. To start with I took around 5 pregnancy tests but all came back negative, I then had a pregnancy blood test done which also came back negative, Ive had various other blood tests done now, progesterone, thyroid, liver function, diabetes, different hormone tests and they have all come back normal, except one which gave a slightly higher reading for testosterone level, this made my doctor think that my problem was PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) however after having a scan around 4 weeks ago now this was ruled out, they did however say that I had one 3cm ovarian cyst on my left ovary and that they couldn’t get a clear picture of my right side however all looked normal. At first I though this was the cause however the doctor told me that even if the cyst was causing there to be enough pressure on my left ovary to stop my period the right side should have kicked in as they take it in turns every month. So again I have no answers as to whats happening with my body, I am overweight, I weigh around 16 stone, therefore I thought this could also be the reason but the doctor has told me that im not in this category yet as im not morbidly obese and that the fact I have always been big and my period has always been normal suggests otherwise aswell and I am not under any serious stress. Im due to go for another scan in 2 weeks time to check if the Cyst on my left ovary has shrunk or gone completely and they will hopefully be able to get a clearer picture of my right ovary this time, when I go back to the doctors I am going to ask him to refer me if ive still not got any answers i want but Im not sure whether clomid would be an option for me at the moment as my BMI is higher than 30

    • ANSWER:
      They will definitely prescribe clomid even if your BMI is above 30. I don’t know for sure what my BMI is, but it’s definitely above 30 and I have been prescribed clomid by several doctors over 5 years. None of the doctors even mentioned the fact that they wouldn’t prescribe it because of my weight.

  32. QUESTION:
    My periods have just stopped!!?
    Im 22 years old and I haven’t had a period for 3 months now, Before then they were always regular, same time every month etc, its really getting me down as my partner and I were hoping to try for a baby. To start with I took around 5 pregnancy tests but all came back negative, I then had a pregnancy blood test done which also came back negative, Ive had various other blood tests done now, progesterone, thyroid, liver function, diabetes, different hormone tests and they have all come back normal, except one which gave a slightly higher reading for testosterone level, this made my doctor think that my problem was PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) however after having a scan around 4 weeks ago now this was ruled out, they did however say that I had one 3cm ovarian cyst on my left ovary and that they couldn’t get a clear picture of my right side however all looked normal. At first I though this was the cause however the doctor told me that even if the cyst was causing there to be enough pressure on my left ovary to stop my period the right side should have kicked in as they take it in turns every month. So again I have no answers as to whats happening with my body, I am overweight, I weigh around 16 stone, therefore I thought this could also be the reason but the doctor has told me that im not in this category yet as im not morbidly obese and that the fact I have always been big and my period has always been normal suggests otherwise aswell and I am not under any serious stress. So if anyone has been through i similar thing and can suggest anything please feel free
    Thanks Guys, Im due to go for another scan in 2 weeks time to check if the Cyst on my left ovary has shrunk or gone completely and they will hopefully be able to get a clearer picture of my right ovary this time, when I go back to the doctors I am going to ask him to refer me if ive still not got any answers i want but I dont know if clomid would be an option for me at the moment as my BMI is higher than 30

    • ANSWER:
      you can check yourself – check all possible causes for irregular periods – check all symptoms for PCOS and see all about hirsutism – discover all BELOW

  33. QUESTION:
    What could cause the pain that I have around my left ovary.?
    I have an IUD so it highly doubt I could have an ectopic pregnancy. I just had an ultrasound for my liver and other areas so they may have seen something if there was a cyst. The pains been lasting about 3 days now and it hurts more when I stand. Is there anything else besides pregnancy and cyst that could be going on?

    • ANSWER:

  34. QUESTION:
    What could spots on the liver be?
    My best friend is distraught because her sister had stage 4 melanoma last year. She was treated and things were going well. Well she found a cyst on her wrist and went to get checked again. Due to her history the doctor ordered a CT scan. In the scan they found spots on her liver and now are moving to an MRI. The MRI will be preformed tonight. My friend is worried it is liver cancer. That the melanoma spread. Could it be nothing? What other things will show up as spots on someones liver other than cancer? Just a little more information….The skin cancer was thought to be caused by excessive tanning. Her sister tanned all the time when she was younger and there is no family history of cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      Stage 4 disease is metastatic cancer . . what that means is that the cancer advanced or progressed enough to begin ‘shedding’ hundreds and hundreds of microscopic cancer cells into the blood stream or lymphatic system . . cells that can than lodge anywhere in the body . in multiple places and begin a whole new colony of cancer cells. The most common places that the mets (metastatic cells) lodge are the liver, the lungs, the brain, or the bones but it can be anyplace including the wrist. It is metastatic cancer that is the most difficult to treat successfully because it can hide behind structures or lay dormant in the body for an undetermined amount of time. The worst thing about metastatic cancer is that those hundreds of met cells can all start to grow at the same time and within weeks or months the body is ‘filled with cancer’ . . that is what people mean when they say there is ‘nothing more that can be done because the cancer has relapsed and all those hundreds of mets are now growing at the same rapid rate).

      There are benign conditions that can pop up on a CT . . but in general a radiologist or oncologist will look at it and recognize that it is not a cancerous lesion . .so they would not order an MRI. In your friends case the doctor is not sure what has happened but he probably suspects that it is the cancer that has relapsed . .he won’t say that though until he can make a confirmation. Hopefully he is wrong and this will turn out to be nothing. My son too had spots in his liver, but those particular spots turned out to be nothing cancerous . . . unfortunately his cancer relapsed on the dome of the liver and spred via the diaphragm as well as into the pelvis. We were not able to stop the progression of disease and lost him last year.

      No one really knows what causes cancer . . even though it is suspected that sun tanning places one at risk . . some melanoma occurs in spots that never see the sun shine (vaginal) . . so melanoma can happen with or without sun exposure.

      Hope your friend hears good news and that the spots are nothing . . if it turns out to be disease she might want to consider a treatment called Radiofrequency Ablation which can target each tumor inside the liver and ‘ablate’ or disintegrate it. I know one young man who was able to use RFA for his liver tumors successfully. There is some strict criteria though as not every patient is eligible for this type of treatment.

      RFA

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiofrequency_ablation

  35. QUESTION:
    How do I know if a cyst burst on one of my ovaries?
    I was experiencing pain a few weeks ago that caused bloating and other gastrointestinal related symptoms. I was first sent in for an ultrasound because my doctor thought that I may have gall stones. Nothing came back with my gallbladder, liver or kidneys. I recently went to another doctor and he suggested that a cyst had burst on one of my ovaries (I have PCOS). I am due for another ultrasound in the next few weeks.

    I have been dragging a bit today and while showering this evening I experienced a sharp pain in my lower left abdomen. It has subsided, but I feel tired and sore all over. Any thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like it. Burst ovarian cysts hurt a lot…I’ve had more than a few over the years. Call your doctor.

      EMT

  36. QUESTION:
    I am trying to lose at least 60 pounds, can you tell me if im doing it right?
    Alright so I am going to be 30 on the 21st of this month. I weigh 188 pounds and would like to drop 60 to 70 pounds! I have started zumba classes on Monday nights, Tuesday mornings as well as Wednesday evenings. I then take my children swimming afterwards for an hour. On Thursday and Fridays I go into the gym as well if I feel and have time I will go during the days of zumba as well. I have changed my diet too the following,

    Fat free yogurt with fresh berries every morning with arthurs smoothies
    I will eat a few plain almonds for a snack if I feel like eating junk food.
    I will eat veggies and low fat sour cream with onion soup mix for dinner.
    I will also have the yogurt with fruits throughout the day as well.
    I purchased baby spinach but dont have any good low fat/cal recipes for it, do you have any?
    What else can I eat and/or drink to loose weight more quickly?

    I DO NOT LIKE FISH
    I ONLY LIKE BONELESS SKINLESS CHICKEN

    Thank you for your help! I have an enlarged liver which is causing alot of problems so I need to get this weight down.

    Pre baby weight was 102 when I got pregnant with my first 11 years ago
    Pre baby weight was 123 when I got pregnant with my second 5 years ago
    Pre baby weight was 170 when I got pregnant with my third 1 and a half years ago!

    I also have cysts in my throid which makes things a little harder to loose the doctor has mentioned!

    • ANSWER:
      Check on this website for your BMR. This will help you plan how many calories you need a day.

      Hubby and I have lost 45 lbs and 40lbs each since Aug 8th. I’ve been on a 1200 calorie a day diet, and he has been on a 1600 calorie diet. We limit ourselves to no more than 2 pcs whole grain bread a day. No butter, mayo, sauces etc. Mustard goes on the sandwiches. For meat it’s boneless skinless chicken or turkey, seafood and the occasional steak (3 oz) Lots of fruit and vegetables. Egg whites. Once a week a cheat for lunch.

      Try a spinach salad. Delicious and very low calorie
      Baby spinach
      strawberries, raspberries or Kiwi fruit
      chopped onion
      Chopped celery
      Raspberry vinaigrette dressing

      http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/

  37. QUESTION:
    IS my losing weight method going to work?
    Alright so I am going to be 30 on the 21st of this month. I weigh 188 pounds and would like to drop 60 to 70 pounds! I have started zumba classes on Monday nights, Tuesday mornings as well as Wednesday evenings. I then take my children swimming afterwards for an hour. On Thursday and Fridays I go into the gym as well if I feel and have time I will go during the days of zumba as well. I have changed my diet too the following,

    Fat free yogurt with fresh berries every morning with arthurs smoothies
    I will eat a few plain almonds for a snack if I feel like eating junk food.
    I will eat veggies and low fat sour cream with onion soup mix for dinner.
    I will also have the yogurt with fruits throughout the day as well.
    I purchased baby spinach but dont have any good low fat/cal recipes for it, do you have any?
    What else can I eat and/or drink to loose weight more quickly?

    I DO NOT LIKE FISH
    I ONLY LIKE BONELESS SKINLESS CHICKEN

    Thank you for your help! I have an enlarged liver which is causing alot of problems so I need to get this weight down.

    Pre baby weight was 102 when I got pregnant with my first 11 years ago
    Pre baby weight was 123 when I got pregnant with my second 5 years ago
    Pre baby weight was 170 when I got pregnant with my third 1 and a half years ago!

    I also have cysts in my throid which makes things a little harder to loose the doctor has mentioned!

    • ANSWER:
      Popcorn has fiber which keeps you fuller, longer. Try some unsalted, butter free popcorn for a snack.

      You can use rice to make a meal out of anything. Use brown rice instead of white. Try grilled marinated chicken breast with a cup of brown rice and steamed veggies. Also, when you eat veggies, try eating a variety so you’re not bored. Kind of like eating a bag of skittles; it has different flavours and colours. They would be awfully boring is they were one flavour and colour. Apply this to healthy foods and try to eat a small variety of what you have. It keeps the diet interesting so you won’t give up or be tempted.

      Beans are great for protein and are cheap too. Try making a good navy bean soup.

  38. QUESTION:
    Vicodin And The Liver?
    Hello, I have a question about taking Vicodin. I have what my doc believes is a case of sciatica causing some pretty bad pain in my leg. He thinks some non-cancerous cysts in my upper left leg may be causing it but wants to “wait and see if it’s acute and goes away” first. He gave me a prescription for Vicodin 5-500 of which I can take one or two pills twice a day. Right now I only take two pills a few hours before bed, as I don’t like taking it during the day. I’ve been doing this for two months and may have another couple months before possible surgery options for my problem are looked at.

    My concern is the effects of the APAP on the liver. I’m in good health aside from the sciatica thing. I occasionally drink on the weekends, but I know ahead of time and won’t take the Vicodin the day before so that I have well over 24 hours between taking the pills and drinking. I never take more than the two pills a day regardless. Is that dosage relatively safe for my liver?

    • ANSWER:
      i have been a pharmacy tech for 7 years and the doseage is just fine. basically, taking way too much vicodin over a long period of time can hurt your liver. and you are taking it, it sounds like, as the prescription says and you are NOT drinking with it. so as long as you don’t abuse the medicine and don’t take too much everyday for the rest of your life, i think you will be ok. good luck with your surgery and i hope for a speedy recovery.

  39. QUESTION:
    What goes it mean if your gallbladder is only functioning at 10%?
    My mom has recently had some tests run and found out her gallbladder is not functioning properly. It’s only functioning at 10% percent. Does anyone know what causes this?

    She also recently had some x-rays done and they found a cyst on liver and a mass on her adrenal gland. She is scheduled to get a CT scan of her abdomen next week.

    We are very worried something could be very wrong with her. I am hoping and praying it is nothing serious. I know she can have her gallbladder removed if that is what the issues is. She has complained of nausea and headaches for quite some time now. I wish she had gone to the doctor sooner.

    Does anyone have any insight on any of these issues? I would appreciate it. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      The liver makes a substance, known as bile.
      This bile flow through tube like structures,
      known as ducts, to the gallbladder (located
      under the liver) to be stored and concentrated.
      When we eat, the food goes through the
      esophagus, to the stomach, to the first
      part of the intestine…known as the duodenum.
      Hormones signal the gallbladder to contract
      then and release this bile back into the ducts
      to flow to the intestines to help emulsify and
      digest the fats we eat. Apparently, the
      gallbladder isn’t good enough to do this.
      She may have to have it removed or they
      may place her on a drug to help the bile flow
      better. Usually, they find that stones have
      formed inside the gallbladder that can easily
      move into the bile ducts and block them and
      can cause great pain when it does this.

      Cysts can be fluid filled or complex. The doctors
      have to decide, by testing, what kind your mother
      has. Fluid filled cysts usually do not cause
      problems unless they enlarge in size. The
      complex ones means they have other
      particles inside them that may or may not
      be cancerous. It will take more testing
      to known about the cyst they found and
      the mass on the adrenal gland which is
      located on top of the kidneys.

      Here is a very good link, you can click on
      about gallbladder, gallstones, and surgery
      for them: (it is a couple of pages long)

      http://www.markfuscomd.com/gallbladder.htm

      Cysts are very common growth that they
      come across when doing other testing.

      I hope this information has been of help
      to you. Best wishes to you and your mom.

  40. QUESTION:
    Could there be a link between all of my medical diagnosis?
    I am only 24, but over the past 4 years I have been diagnosed with a multitude of problems to cover the vast majority of the symptoms I have. I will first tell you a little about my health, and then list what I have been diagnosed with. If you have any suggestions as to how to find out if there is a link (such as something online) that would be great. I am not looking for an online symptom diagnosis.

    I am 24, 5’1” and weigh 170lbs (I am overweight). I had my first period in grade 8, and ever since have had irregular periods (occasion 2 in a month, often going 8 or 9 months without one.). I began having chest pain that came and went in my late teens, which followed with sensitivity to my sternum, which over the years have spread to my ribs, forearms, back, and lower neck. For this I have been diagnosed with

    -Costochondritis
    -Fybromialgia

    During an echo cardiogram it was also evident that I have

    -Mitro Valve Prolasp (very minor, nothing that will need surgery)

    My diagnosis have continued to grow, and now include.

    -Keratosis Pilaris – Over production of Keritin in skin, causes bumps on arms and thighs
    -Gallstones = Galbladder Removed due to blockage of bile duct
    -Ganglion Cyst Removal (most likely caused by injury to my rist)
    -Hemangiomas (notice many of them on my arms a couple months ago)
    -Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    -Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Syndrome
    -Low estrogen
    -Low iron
    -Low vitamin D
    -Eczema (recently been given this diagnosis to answer why I have a patch of skin on my back that feels tingly from time to time. I think there is a chance that it’s a misdiagnosis.)

    I feel I have so many problems to cover my symptoms. I am hoping there is something more simple or a solution to some of these problems.

    • ANSWER:
      I wonder if poly cystic ovary syndrome is the cause of the weight, period irregular low hormone levels and the skin problems?

      The Mitral valve prolapse and can be something that your were born with, and it can cause fatigue in some people, if its bad enough. But thankfully as you said yours very minor and wont need surgery. (I have mitral valve prolapse, but I need medication)

      Its not unusual for people with fibromyalgia to have CFS too, however some people with fibromyalgia & CFS can have low vitamin D levels, but once they start treatment many of the fibro/cfs symptoms disappear and some may only have a mild improvement of fibro/cfs symptoms.

      It is very thrusting to have all these problems, and not have a good reason as to why. I would ask the doctor about the PCOS, especially if your periods are very irregular, the weight gain etc.

      Join a CFS & Fibromyalgia support group, they can offer a lot of support and friendship, from people who have similar problems as you.

      I have cfs, fibro, Raynaud’s disease, IBS, Mitral valve prolapse, multiple food & chemical allergies, severe asthmatic and hey fever sufferer (related to the food & chemical allergies) and rashes, low iron, hormone and thyroid levels (medication has not helped with the CFS & fibro). I have had to have my gall bladder removed and had a hysterectomy. MRI test for MS was inconclusive so have to have another one, my ANA blood test is very high but not high enough, but I have been told I definitely have a auto immune disease.

  41. QUESTION:
    Abdominal pain for a long time! Can someone please help!?
    I have been having pain all over my abdomen for nearly 6 months now. It is generally a burning sensation. Sometimes it hurts in the entire upper abdomen (directly below rib cage), sometimes it only hurts the right side, sometimes the left, other times my lower abdomen has this same burning sensation and sometimes its everywhere at once. I also belch A LOT and I am constipated. I have found no correlation between this pain and what I eat. I have taken Tums, Pepcid, Zantac, Prilosec, Aciphex and Nexium and nothing helps. I have had blood work, Upper GI, Ultrasound and an Endoscopy and everything has come back normal. The other day I had a CT scan and it was normal except for a small cyst on my liver that my doctor says probably isnt causing my symptoms.

    Does anyone have any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like stomach ulcers or gallbladder problems to me. Get a second opinion if you haven’t had any success with your own doctor. A friend of my family had all those tests done too and they kept telling him they could find nothing. He got so sick and lost so much weight that he was really in danger of dying. His daugther rushed him to the hospital one night in fear of his life. The hospital said it was his gallbladder right away and did and emergency surgery. He got better right away and back to good health. I don’t know how it was missed since he had gotten not once, but several tests were even repeated and they still told him nothing was wrong.

      The area you are talking about really does point towards being the gallbladder or ulcer. Both are truly miserable and can make you very sick and really hurt. Both can cause a lot of belching, but constipation is really not a symptom of either. Maybe that is coming from something else like a med you take. Ulcers can cause that burning sensation along with gallbladder problems plus a hiatal hernia will also do that. The tests are not picking up what is wrong. I know my husband had something similar to your symptoms long ago and every doctor told him his tests were normal also. He got to the point where he could not even work anymore and was severely sick like you for many months. It turned out to be a bleeding ulcer. None of the testing picked it up. He lost so much blood that he became anemic and then they finally found the problem. Hang in there and keep fighting to get the right diagnosis.

  42. QUESTION:
    i have a swollen mass in my upper right abdomen ive been to a surgeon but hev hasnt told me nothing?
    he said its not a hernia,but hasnt told me what it is.i have a hepatic cyst on my liver and a gallstone.could this be the cause or something else ?has anyone else ever had this problem?someone plzzzzz help?also i have sleep apnea has anyone ever been put to sleep with sleep apnea?im only 29 plz help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      it could be that your gallbladder has become inflamed, is it sensitive?
      you should get to another doctor.

  43. QUESTION:
    The doctors won’t take care of my mother (b/c her drug use caused the problems?)…lawyer?
    My mother is very sick: bad liver, cyst in her pancreas- renders her unable to eat, had 2 strokes while under medical care, semi-incoherent. Doctors send her home again & again while barely able to walk, w/ a feeding tube in her stomach, minimal instructions to my sister. She’s been out of the hosp. almost a week, and the visiting nursedidn’t come for the first couple days. Today, nurse insisted that sister rush my mother to hospital b/c she’s severely dehydrated. The feeding tube pump has NEVER worked, and he thinks the tube is twisted (or maybe clogged) inside her. She hasn’t been able to keep anything down b/c of vomiting.

    Cyst surgery’s been put off since spring, doctors’ explanation: trying to book a time in the OR. My sister has brought her to 3 different hospitals, and received shody care all around. Many nurses are shocked by her care.
    Mother is on Medical, most probs b/c of long term drug/alchohol abuse.
    Can a lawyer force/scare them to treat her? Find affordable lawyer?
    She’s stopped doing the drugs now. She doesn’t have the ability anymore. She’s barely ambulatory, she doesn’t have enough sense to concoct a plot to get to the drugs, she doesn’t have any money. If she was able, I’m sure she’d still be getting them, but she CAN’T.

    My sister and I feel like the doctors are judging her b/c of how she got that way. They frequently say “this is from drinking” and such comments – as if we all don’t know. On top of that, she has a state welfare ‘insurance’.

    My sister can’t afford a lawyer, she’s doing all she can to take care of her fam. and my mother. would legal aid do this? Would a lawyer write a letter for a small or no fee?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, is your mother still on drugs/alcohol or has she quit and is now facing the aftermath of long term use? If she is still on the drugs then your mother needs to start by getting off of the drugs so that the doctors will be willing to help her, being as they can’t force her off of them. If she isn’t on the drugs anymore then I would definitely get a lawyer involved. There’s no excuse for her not to be getting the proper medical attention she deserves.

      I would recommend you sign up with Prepaid Legal Services, it’s cheaper than getting an actual attorney and they might be able to help you out. I’ve had it for a few years and you pay a small fee each month that ranges from – a month (it depends on your plan). They give you a card that you can place in your wallet with a 800 number that you can call whenever you have a problem or a question. It’s very convenient for people who need a lawyers help, but don’t necessarily have a lot of money to spend. I definitely suggest you look into it. Good luck.

  44. QUESTION:
    why are my liver levels high?
    I’m in my mid 30s and have been taking medication for thyroid issues & diabetes (because that runs in the family & have been monitoring levels as well) At the last round of blood tests taken, thyroid & A1C levels are good status. However, my liver is “slightly elevated”. This is the 3rd time in a row they’ve come back high. Doctor sent me for an ultrasound at the 2nd one, and it didn’t show any cysts or masses. Never been advised on what, if anything, can be done to reduce liver levels. She did switch from Metformin to Glipizide after the 2nd “high” reading. so I’m back to “slightly elevated”. but I’m wondering if I have reasonable cause to be concerned, or I’m just being worrisome.

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  45. QUESTION:
    I have chronic severe stabbing right rib pain that shoots to the mid spine?
    For 3 months I have been in severe pain unable to walk much, bend twist , go over a bump in the car etc… I am crying b/c no one can tell me what it is. All my CT and MRI scans are normal in the right rib cage but my test have come back with the following, Degenerative Disc Disease, Large Spinal Bone spurs, Spodylosis of the thoracic spine. Nodule on the liver. Cyst the size of a lemon on my right ovary. Ok diagnosis for the mid spine pain and the pelvic pain but what is this excruciating right rib pain that is disabling me and causing me so much pain for three months that I throw up and have to take pain killers for? HELP! I also had a vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy on 4/29/08 but the surgeon said it has nothing to do with the weightloss surgery.

    • ANSWER:
      Here are two links you should check out. They will help far more than anything I could write here.

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/symptom-checker/DS00671

      http://spine-health.com

  46. QUESTION:
    Need some reassurance…?
    I just went to the doc yesterday with horrible pain in my lower right abdomen all the way to my back. The doctor reffered me to the ER and after blood work and a CT, they came back with 3 things: a “funny” looking appendix with something white in the middle, but not going to do anything about it, a right ovary full of cysts and other material, and a liver with a cyst like thing inside of it. All of which they arent going to do anything about!
    On one hand, I was relieved that maybe they didn’t think it was serious enough to do anything about, on the other hand, what if it only gets worse!
    We want to try and get pregnant this month, but not I’m afraid to even try in case my body gets worse and then causes complications during the pregnancy?!
    I need a hug. :o(

    • ANSWER:
      Talk to your OB/GYN doctor. He/she’d be the best one to tell you about any risks.

  47. QUESTION:
    medical advice needed. mystery chest pain!?
    i am a 33 year old female who suffers from constant chest pain in my lower left rib cage, chest palpatations, low blood pressure ,headaches, insomnia, swollen lymph nodes under both arms and sever weight loss. i have lost 6stone in 14 months without dieting. i have CRPS(complex regional pain syndrome) in my neck and right shoulder and think my pain medication could have been masking this for a while. i have had a laparoscopy and a colonoscopy which have come back mainly ok. nothing to explain the extreme pain i am in. my blood works are clear apart from slightly low on the sugar side. i’ve had 4 short ecg’s that are normal. at present my gastroentrology team believe i have ibs, however they have come this decision as they have no other clue as to what it is, i can’t find any other ibs suffer that has pain in there rib cage! i have long periods of constipation that are caused by pain meds. my ct found a small cyst on my liver, which they say is normal and normally wouldn’t cause anyone any pain . can anyone offer any advice? i’ve been hospitalised 4 times this year already. i’m not a needy attention seeker, i have a very happy home and great family. been with my partner 20 years and have 2 teenage sons, my whole life is passing me by as i am now house bound and worse of all i’m missing out on their lives. thanks for reading
    i am currently under the gastrologist. i had my colonoscopy on saturday and i can hardly move. i have to wait 6-8 weeksbefore i can see my consultant. i have been seeking medical advice and to be honest i think they are stumped! this however isn’t helping me. thanks for the answers so far. i don’t get the anxiety thing. the only thing that worries me is the pain all the time. no pain no stress . i’m not ruling it out, just saying i’m not sure about it.

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  48. QUESTION:
    hepatic cysts?
    i had a ct scan of my abdomen and pelvis done and the report shows that i have 2 hepatic cysts. one cyst on the left lobe of my liver and the other on the right.
    anyone know what these are and what causes them? i dont see my doctor until the 18th and i am concerned.

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  49. QUESTION:
    Help! just had surgery for ovarian cysts a week ago and drs on vacation!!!!!?
    I have been in and out of the doctors all months to figure out what’s the severe sharp pain in my mid back and my right side would have spasms. First it was a kidney infection and a uti.. got my antibiotics and took that whole prescription like I was suppose to. Next day pains right back. So I go to the doctor again. And then he thought I was sinsitive in my women area and thought it was another infection. He gave me antibiotics again and ordered me to see a gyno asap. So next day I went. And he examined me and I was just really sinsitive. So he ordered a sonagram. So I went the next day and got it. And by this time the pain is unbearable and he looks and sees a lot of fluid around my right ovaries. Then he thinks I have appendicitis and he thinks mu appendix ruptured. So got rushed into surgery. Came back to it. And he told me. I had a ruptured cyst and I was bleeding internally, I’m severely constipated. My livers stuck ( not functioning like it should cause of infections) and I’m probably going to have problems with my liver and my appendix. But my concern is I’m si tired but can’t really sleep. My heads killing me, and all that pain I had in my back before I went to surgery is back and worse. I’m getting so irritable and snappy at everyone and no one wants to be around. I don’t like this and I just want to be better. But idk what to do cause my Dr. On vacation, and I’m so mad at his nurses for sending me back to work 4 days. Later, and I lift 120 + pound people all day. With 3 places. I have stitches including inside my belly button. Am I still suppose to be in this much pain, and tired, and enraged all the time? I need advice PLEASE HELP! !!!!!!!!

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  50. QUESTION:
    Was this doctor negligent?
    In March of this year my doctor did a ct scan when I said I was having a rapid heart rate. He says he found a cyst on my liver. He also said I had Gilbert’s Syndrome because of slightly elevated conjugated bilirubin. A few months later I had a colonoscopy by a different doctor and that doctor removed a carcinoid tumor from my colon and said it was a good thing we caught it.
    So after that I was worried I had other things in my body and requested a full body scan. The full body scan revealed the images of what my doctor said was a cyst but that it had grown from 7mm in march to 20mm in November and that it was NOT a cyst but it was a tumor anpossiblyyy malignant.
    My doctor just told me it was a cyst in March and now after I had to ask for a full body scan the PET doctor and radiologist says it’s a tumor. My doctor could have/ should have? done other tests in March to make sure it wasn’t a tumor shouldn’t he have? Then after I went and got the PET I had to call San Ramon where the warehouse is and ask for the images to compare cause after a month my doc still did had not taken the time to get the images from March to compare with Novembers new images. I am the one who had to ask for the full body scan and I am the one who had to get the images to compare or they would still be in that warehouse! So finally after getting all of the images together and going in to have the doctor give me the results, when I had that visit he basically took my blood pressure, looked in my throat and said OK, well we’ll see you in about another month! He was walking out the door and I had to tell hem WHAT ABOUT COMPARING THE IMAGES???
    He was like, oh yeah, OK, had to shut the door and sit back down and then he realised that the tumor (which wasn’t a cyst as he originally said) had grown alot in that 8 month period. He set up a biopsy right away. My sister said everything that happened is unforgiveable and it sounded like my doctor may be either A. really incompitant or B. Developing dementia
    What should I think? What should I do? I am getting a different doctor because I am scared now that I am going to die from something that has grown (and a nearby lymph node is now involved which was not there in March)

    • ANSWER:
      Since you forgot to mention how long you were already going to this GI then it’s hard to say exactly where his head was at. You do need an attorney that practices medical malpractice. These know both law and medicine and they most aways give free consults. First though you need to concentrate on getting better yourself. This is the most important thing to do and the stress of already going through this once is too much to be trying to deal with it while your body needs everything to help you go through whatever needs to be done to get you healthy again. Since your first thing should be getting a GI you can have confidence in try finding one through word of mouth. You should know someone that either works in or around a hospital and can help you here. What about relatives and/or friends or relatives of friends? Someone must have a name for you to check out, and please check this one out first. Make sure your first impression is that good feeling as first impressions are usually right. Trust in yourself as you’ve gotten this far even if it meant taking things into your own hands. Now, get rid of the stress by getting a new GI first and your health back second. Then if you still want to pursue a malpractice lawsuit, then go for it too. Good luck and God Bless


Cyst On Liver Mayo Clinic

Did you recently experience some pain and discomfort in your body? Did you suspect that something might not be quite right? Know that ovarian cysts symptoms are often very subtle and can, at times, go unnoticed.

Ovarian cysts are much more common then many women even realize. Fortunately, ninety five percent of all ovarian cysts are not at all cancerous. And some can and will go away on their own without direct medical treatment. And understand that having an ovarian cyst is really nothing particularly serious, know that ovarian cysts symptoms are primarily pain and discomfort. They also disrupt your life and can cause you some fear and worry.

The most common type of ovarian cyst is called a “functional” cyst. During a normal monthly cycle, a woman’s ovary produces an egg designed to be fertilized by the male sperm to create a baby. The ovaries, which are located on either side of the pelvis, also produce hormones that regulate the pregnancy and the monthly menstrual cycle.

Occasionally, during this process things go awry and a cyst develops. A functional cyst can develop in one of two ways. A “follicular cyst” develops when the sac that holds the egg and a normal amount of fluid produces more than normal fluid, becomes excessively large and does not release the egg as it should. Follicular cysts usually go away in a matter of weeks and cause minimal ovarian cysts symptoms.

A “corpus luteum cyst,” on the other hand, occurs after the release of the egg. In this case, the follicle that contained the egg, known as the corpus luteum, does not dissolve as usual, fills with fluid and becomes an ovarian cyst. This type of cyst also has minimal symptoms and usually dissolves on its own, in time by making small changes in your lifestyle.

On occasion, a functional cyst grows larger than normal and begins to produce symptoms. An ovarian cysts symptoms usually include pain in the pelvic region and the abdomen. When a cyst grows large enough, it can increase pressure in the area which can cause pain, bloating, bladder problems, constipation and back pain.

Menstrual irregularities are a common symptom of an ovarian cyst. A constant, dull ache in the lower back and thigh area is as well. Pain often begins just before your period starts or in some cases right before it ends.

Some women experience pain during intercourse and bowel movements. A feeling of pressure and fullness in the abdomen or rectum is also common. In some cases, nausea, vomiting and breast tenderness may also happen to you.

If you begin to experience ovarian cysts symptoms it is a good time to become proactive to help your body cope naturally. If your symptoms are extreme or continuous, do have a doctor diagnose your condition. In the meantime, there are many steps you can take at home to help correct the problem and avoid future cysts from developing.

Ovarian cysts often occur as a result of a hormone imbalance that is brought on by stress, poor diet and a buildup of environmental toxins in the body. Making an effort to minimize stress and eat a healthy, well-balanced diet are just two of the things you can do to help keep your hormone levels balanced.

Ovarian cysts symptoms can not only be painful, but they can disrupt your life and sense of well being, not to mention cause a lot of unnecessary anxiety. By restoring your hormones to their appropriate levels, you will greatly improve your health. This will also help you avoid another ovarian cyst in the future.


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..

    • ANSWER:

  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.


Cyst On Liver And Kidney

Detoxification or detox is the process of eliminating toxins from the body, which is mainly carried out by the liver and kidneys. Detoxifying these organs is critical because while they have their own detox process, the body is often exposed to many toxic elements that can build up in the liver and kidneys and may cause various illnesses. If you have been asking yourself “how do I detox my liver and kidneys?” then you are on the right track to achieving and maintaining good health.

How do I detox my liver and kidneys in a natural way?

There are many ways to perform a liver and kidney detoxification, one of which is to go on a detox diet wherein certain foods are eliminated and specific foods are combined that when consumed has the effect of stimulating the waste elimination process of the body. Another common way of cleansing the body is through fasting or abstaining from food. When you fast, you only take in liquids like water or natural juice. Fasting can be done over 1 to 2 days.

How do I detox my liver and kidneys through proper diet?

Changing what you eat is one of the best ways to help your liver and kidneys eliminate toxins. Foods high in antioxidants should be part of your daily diet. Some examples of foods good for detox include beets, which is high in beta-carotene, flavonoids, and carotenoids – substances that help the body restore health. Broccoli, spinach, tomatoes are good sources of essential vitamins including B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E and antioxidants like lycopene (tomatoes) and selenium.The powerful antioxidant beta-carotene as well as Vitamin C is also present in carrots, peppers, citrus fruits, papaya, guava and plantains. Some people undergo a rigid detox diet in addition to making permanent dietary changes to improve the function of their liver.

How do I detox my liver and kidneys using supplements?

Liver aid supplements are designed to assist your liver as it performs its filtering functions. At the same time, liver detox supplements contain ingredients like milk thistle that have properties that protect and restore the health of an overworked liver. There are many liver detox supplements and tonics available in the market and you can choose those that is appropriate for your need. You can use a liver detox supplement either as a preventive measure or as treatment.

How do I detox my liver and kidneys safely?

One of the best ways to ensure safety when undergoing a detox plan, whether you plan to go on a diet or take an herbal liver supplement, is to tell your doctor first about it because you might have medical conditions that could interact with the detoxification routine. There are many over-the-counter liver aid supplements. Again, consult your doctor about them. Read the labels and always take them as directed.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What kind of surgeon I should take my mom to review scan that found cyst on liver/ right kidney?
    Recently, my mom had a CT Scan in Puerto Rico and they found a cyst in her liver and right kidney. She was told to have the scan done in 6 months to check and see if it’s grown. I want to take her to a general surgeon in the states and have them review the results. I am not sure what type of surgeon she needs to see or if a general is ok. She doesn’t have health insurance so it’s not like she can just go to different doctors. Any help would be great!

    • ANSWER:
      Many people as they grow older develop cysts.
      Some of them are just fluid filled…yet, some
      are more complex. The doctors usually check
      with films to make sure that they don’t grow
      in size and press on anything that can cause
      damage. If they stay the same size then they
      “may “not do anything but observe her with
      these kinds of tests. These tests should show
      if there is a problem of the type of cyst.

      There are different doctors:
      A gastroenterologist (someone who deals
      with the entire digestive system) usually does not do surgery. Yet, they can give you an opinion on whether they believe she will need one. If you
      want a real specialist…then choose a
      hepatologist…they are liver specialists.

      Usually, these doctors will turn a patient over
      to a general surgeon for surgery unless they
      would need a liver transplant…then it is
      a transplant surgeon at a Transplant Center.

      With the kidney, doctors usually send
      their patients to a Urologist…many of them
      are also surgeons themselves. Urologist
      deal with the whole urinary system.
      A Nephrologist is one who specializes in
      the kidney.

      Hope this information is of some help to you.

  2. QUESTION:
    What is hypoechoic density in liver?
    I recently went to the emergency room for pain in both my lower right pelvic area and right abdominal. I also had lower back pain. The pain even went down into my right thigh at times. I also had a little discomfort on my left abdomen. They did a CT scan and found that I had a cyst on my right ovary and that was probably the reason for the pain. They said that sometimes after ovulation a cyst doesn’t go away. But they also told me I had a cyst in my kidney and one in my liver. I followed up with my doctor and was sent for both pelvic and abdominal ultrasounds. Now with those results, I have now been told that I have to see my gynecologist for the ovarian cyst, a urologist for the kidney cyst and a GI specialist for the liver cyst. They also told me that I had a Hypoechoic Density in my liver.

    The doctor at the emergency room told me that these cysts (kidney & liver) were common and not usually found until they scan for something else. Everything I have read so far supports that. But it’s still all a bit scary. Would the density be the cyst or a region of the liver? Also, my sister had ovarian cancer and hepatitis. She is fine now. My mother’s history in that area is unclear. Any thoughts? I have not see the specialists yet.

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  3. QUESTION:
    Has anyone been diagnosed with a mass or cyst in your liver?
    I had an mri from my neck down to knees and I never heard much back from it. I went to another doc for another problem. Se was on the computer so I asked if she could run off the report from the mri for me. Well, she started looking at it and said well there are many things but, then she said I think you need to contact your reg internest / family dr as I see a notation that you have a very large mass / cyst on your liver and it needs to be CT’d /determined. She could not give anymore info. I have heard people having a form of cancer with masses on their liver or kidney? Has anyone had this happen to them or someone they know? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I’m not sure why the Dr that ordered the MRI would not talk to you about the cyst/mass they found on the MRI or give you a copy of the radiologist’s summary. You have a right to a copy of the summary of findings from the MRI.

      Liver cysts are relatively common and are usually benign. Hopefully that is what you have going on. Here is an article where you can read up on the subject. Unless you are having symptoms of liver cancer (unexplained weight loss and fevers) I would not worry too much until you get a chance to speak to your family Dr. There is a good chance you have a benign liver cyst and that nothing bad will come from this.
      good luck

      http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic2716.htm

  4. QUESTION:
    I have gained 60 pounds in past 10 months. I am eating less than ever and exercising. What can be wrong?
    I have stretch marks. Doctor tested for Cushings prior to my developing these stretch marks and said it was negative. I also have upper right abdominal pain. I had ct scans which showed pouch in kidney, cyst on liver, and cysts in ovaries. I am barely eating anything but look like I am. Strangers ask me all the time when I am due. Please help.

    • ANSWER:

  5. QUESTION:
    hepatic cyst on kidney?
    Hubby just found out a CT scan shows he has a hepatic cyst on his kidney, and something called “scattered inguinal lymph nodes”. Can’t get hold of his doctor until next Monday. He has an ultrasound scheduled in 2 weeks. We are both basket cases. Can anyone shed any light on this? All I can find is info on hepatic cysts on the liver. Are these usually signs of cancer in the kidney? He is diabetic, therefore a prime candidate for kidney problems related to diabetes. Please, someone who KNOWS what they are talking about. I’m about a millimeter away from a major panic attack and won’t make it until we get the ultrasound results mid July unless I have more info on this. Please help!!!!!

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  6. QUESTION:
    Liver and kidney questions?
    In a recent CT scan, the following were noted: foci of hypervascularity within the liver (possibly due to perfusion defects) and hypodensities on the kidneys. What does this mean? What might it suggest? Note: The patient has been sick lately, but with gastrointestinal issues (constipation, pelvic pain, nausea) that don’t SEEM related…? She was also recently diagnosed with ovarian cysts.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to discuss these findings with the doctor that ordered the test.
      Hypervascularity can be a hemangioma (benign liver tumor), liver cancer, or metastasis.
      Hypodensities in the kidneys can be a cyst.

  7. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to have a cyst in your kidney?I have one in each kidney and have had cancer before in the left.?
    I always have blood in my urine,protein,and most of the time i have kidney stones.I’ve also had kidney failure in the past but i no longer have to get that treatment.I’m just wondering if i should go back to the cancer doc.I’m always in pain from my kidneys and i’m only 27.My liver has also shut down on me before but i got that back 100%,i started having seizures in 2002 just out of no where.Please somebody help me i’ve been tested for lupus but thats always neg.I know it can take awhile to get a postive one if u have it but does anybody else have anything they can think of?Help would be wonderful. bren

    • ANSWER:
      NO IT IS NOT NORMAL YOU MAY HAVE TO GET IT SURGICIALLY REMOVED…PLZ SEE A DOCTOR

  8. QUESTION:
    Mild Caliectasis of the Kidney?
    In a CT scan checking for kidney stones they found Cysts on my liver, and stated I have Calietasis of the right kidney. I am concerned this is an early warning signal of cancer. My mom died at age 51 with stomach and liver cancer and now I have a brother (age 56) with a large rare carcinoma tumor that is in 90% of his liver, right kidney and lung. What can I do to be sure this isn’t happening to me?

    • ANSWER:
      Sheila,
      Caliectasis is a kidney condition characterized by dilation of the calices – structures situated inside the kidney pelvis which divide into two wide, cup-shaped major renal calices, with each major calix subdivided into 7 to 14 minor calices. Urine empties into a minor calix from collecting tubules, then passes through the major calix, renal pelvis, and ureter to enter the urinary bladder. Once in the ureter, fluid can be moved into the bladder and periodically eliminated through the urethra once enough fluid builds up. In individuals with caliectasis, fluid backs up in the kidneys and the calices become distended. Patients diagnosed with this condition are usually treated by a nephrologist/urologist, a doctor who specializes in the care of the kidneys/urinary tract. One reason for caliectasis to develop is a urinary tract obstruction. Stones, growths, and other obstructions can make it difficult for fluid to drain from the renal pelvis. As it builds up, it puts pressure on the calices and they start to expand. This causes caliectasis. Likewise, infections in the urinary tract can cause similar problems. Caliectasis (and pelviectasis) means dilatation of calyx (and pelvis) of the kidney and is usually due to obstruction of urine flow. The dilatation of urinary space of the kidney could be in one – as in your case – or both kidneys depending on the cause of obstruction. The obstruction can be due to kidney stones, blood clot, [prostate enlargement in men], or cancer either within the bladder or cancer compressing from outside compressing on the ureter/bladder/urethra. Obstruction to urine flow at times can lead to irreversible kidney failure if the obstruction is for a long period of time – a few weeks. In the wording of your question you explain that this has been discovered on a CT scan. You make no mention of any further examinations, tests or treatment. It is not usual for there to be no follow-up after this type of discovery. If you have had no future appointments for any of these, you would be advised to ask your doctor/urologist/nephrologist about your future case management. It is very important that you be evaluated immediately by your doctor/urologist/nephrologist to know the reason for the obstruction and the treatment for it. If this is not possible, for any reason, you should report to your nearest emergency room with any reports or paper-work that you may have regarding this matter, plus details of your family history of cancer, which I hope, your doctors/specialists are aware of.

      ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. – MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED.

      It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms.

      The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.

      Hope this helps
      matador 89

  9. 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.

  10. QUESTION:
    Major side pain with high BP? Could it be ovarian cyst?
    My friend is having major pain in her left side. She had an ovarian cyst a few years back. She has cramping and numbness all down her left side. She went to the ER Tuesday night and they didn’t do an xray but referred her to another doctor. They kept her there longer to get her BP down because it was too high. Gave her a script for the pain and sent her home. She then went to the referral the ER gave her and all that doc did was draw blood and gave her another referral for her BP problem. On her left side down to her foot, she gets a tingly numbness. The referral doctor wants to do an ekg, kidney, liver test and etc. Does anyone know what this could be, she doesn’t seem to be getting the answers she needs.

    • ANSWER:
      That is exasperrating! The BP problem seems to have been taken are of, if indeed they intend to have her come back in a month and have it rechecked. High blood pressure can also be generated by pain…which you say she is in.
      Something is causing the cramping in her left side, and frankly the numbness and tingling are of a real concern. She needs a good internist who will examine her head to foot, and address this issue.
      Perhaps wait till the blood tests come back, and let’s see what they say. If there isn’t anything definitive in them to explain her symptoms, it’s time or another doctor. The tingling can be from
      spinal problem (disc) which is impingin on the sciatic nerve…but then again there are a whole host of other things it could be. Don’t sit on this…be proactive!

  11. QUESTION:
    Enlarged liver – what does this mean?
    Before I begin my little story here’s some info about me
    22 y/o female, moderate drinker on the weekends, diagnosed as hypoglycemic at 17 (no explanation as to why), meds: birth control and paxil, 20 mg

    On Wednesday I was admitted to the ER with severe stomach cramps. The cramps were worse on Tuesday night but I promised my bf I’d get it checked out the next day if I still felt crampy. Long story short, the nurses at my college didn’t think it was anything severe but the pain in my lower right abdominal area couldn’t be ignored. They wanted to make sure I didn’t have appendicits. A CT scan of my abdomen showed a possible liver cyst, so they sent me in for a ultrasound to check it out. That turned up a small cyst on my right kidney (not surprising since I had nasty recurrent UTIs) and a slightly enlarged right lobe of my liver (normal = 15-17 cm, mine = 18.6 cm).
    My questions for any medical professionals out there is … what in the world does this mean? I have a follow up with a physician at my school for some bloodwork. My original bloodwork at the ER turned up normal, although my urinalysis showed some ketones (80). The kidney cyst should clear up but I have no idea what would cause a slightly enlarged liver (although I’ve heard Paxil can be deterimental). Any ideas??
    Also, my stomach pain has cleared up and I have no other symptoms (no swelling, fever, jaundice, etc).

    • ANSWER:
      kidney problems from diabetes? Avoid sugar. get the a1c test.

  12. QUESTION:
    alcohol, kidney and live problems, and paranoia help with father?
    My dad is drinking a 32 oz. bottle of Budweiser and i think a bottle of jack Daniels and he has a cancer cyst on his kidney. The doctor says that they would need to remove the whole entire kidney to avoid the cancer from spreading through the body, and the liver is messed up due to a motorcycle accident 2 years ago 33% of the liver is messed up. And I don’t want him drinking under the conditions my dad is a paranoia schizophrenia and i think he is very paranoid about him dyeing cause he says that he will die but I doubt he will cause the cancer has not spread through the body. If any of you can help me out with trying to get mny dad to stop drinking and suggestions and give me more facts about the kidney and the liver would be more helpful also any information will be appreciated thanks.

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  13. QUESTION:
    Im 15 . Help me please ?
    Im 15 amd i have to type this really quick so stuff may be mispelled , i have a dr appt on tuesday with my speacialist for my fatty liver and 12cm kidney cyst . To help solve this problem im supposed to use portion control , excersie and heAlthy eating . So i go to this dr every 6 months , i get into solving it with these things thE first 4-6 weeks , then i see no result or help and i stop because i feel like it doesnt work , how do i tell my dr , please and thanks .

    • ANSWER:
      It’s not that hard. Just let your doctor know that his/her recommendation for you isn’t working. Ask him/her if there’s any other recommendations for you. Let him/her know you see no improvements so you lose motivation to continue to exercise, eat healthy, and use portion control. Your doctor won’t be offended

  14. QUESTION:
    what is the end stages of alcoholism?swelling legs,multiple gallstones and a cyst was found on the kidney?
    My x-husband is a drinker. Only God knows when his time is up but I have two girls I need to prepair. If anyone has gone through this please help…he has multiple gallstones now and they will not take the gallbladder out because they said his liver is to bad. The surgery would be at high risk to do. He is swelling up exspecially his legs. My daughter also noticed his nose was bleeding alittle too. When does the body start to shut down? What are some signs? Thank You!

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like it. I’m so sorry for your girls. Watching someone die from alcoholism is NOT pretty.

      This will give you facts on all the stages:

      http://ezinearticles.com/?Alcoholism-Stages—3-Stages-of-Alcoholism-You-Should-Know&id=129201

  15. QUESTION:
    I have had an ultrasound probably kidney stones and possible bladder calculus?
    Then I had a CAT scan with Contrast–PYELOGRAM. It showed no kidney stones and no bladder stones. Only a small cyst on the liver. I still have symptoms though. Is there a need for a cystoscopy to view the bladder? Could this CAT scan miss cancer which is what the doctor is looking for due to my symptoms and the shadowing in the bladder they could not identify on the original ultrasound.

    • ANSWER:
      As you have symptoms you need first simple urine examination to rule out infection.
      Ie it shows blood then cystoscopy is needed to see and asses.

  16. QUESTION:
    How do I know if a cyst burst on one of my ovaries?
    I was experiencing pain a few weeks ago that caused bloating and other gastrointestinal related symptoms. I was first sent in for an ultrasound because my doctor thought that I may have gall stones. Nothing came back with my gallbladder, liver or kidneys. I recently went to another doctor and he suggested that a cyst had burst on one of my ovaries (I have PCOS). I am due for another ultrasound in the next few weeks.

    I have been dragging a bit today and while showering this evening I experienced a sharp pain in my lower left abdomen. It has subsided, but I feel tired and sore all over. Any thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like it. Burst ovarian cysts hurt a lot…I’ve had more than a few over the years. Call your doctor.

      EMT

  17. QUESTION:
    is this a joke or what? cancer question?
    Every time I have CT, X-RAy, MRI and/or Ultrasound, I get different results and seems that no one knows what they are talking about. Can you tell me or give me an idea using simple words. (please do not tell me to ask my Doctor or give me any non-sense answer)

    Here I go: Mosaic Perfusion, Mosaic Attenuation, Hypoechoic Nodules of Liver, Complex Cyst w/protenaceous liq., Cystadenoma of Biliary, echogenic liver, echogenic kidney, fat infultration, infiltrated liver, benign cyst, 45mm hypoechoic nodules of liver.

    It is driving me crazy not knowing what is going on. Of course I have symptoms (chest pain, lower and mid abdomen, lower back, under armpit and under ribcage)

    Please just give me your opinion. (can it be cancer? how serious can it be? it is commum symptoms and diagnosis? why radiology use terms that makes things so confused?

    thank you

    • ANSWER:
      On the reports they have to use the medically correct terms. I dont know everything that they are saying, but you should b e able to google each word or look in a medical dictionary to learn its meaning. Then put together what all that means.

      The first person is right though, its a lil complicated. But going this way you will learn a lot and hopefully come to a conclusion about what they are saying.

  18. QUESTION:
    What causes a cyst to develop in your stomach? Can one get rid of it? If so, how?
    My doctors found a cyst on the right side of my stomach. They run all sorts of tests – ultrasound, kidney, gallbladder, liver, etc. All came negative. However, they said that the cyst is nothing to worry about and that I will just have to live with it for the rest of my life. It doesn’t hurt, but I sometimes feel someone had just kicked me on my stomach (tightness). So, should I just accept what the doctors said and just ignore it?

    • ANSWER:
      Cysts can be removed surgically, but often doctors will wait to see if they grow larger. My niece has one in her abdomin that is huge and the doctor asked her why she waited so long to come in and be seen. Cysts should be removed when they get too large because they can burst. I think you may want to get a second opinion. Good luck to you.

  19. QUESTION:
    Should I be friends with her even though she smokes…?
    Okai, my friend (Tasha) and me had a conversation a while ago about if either of us started smoking we would totally ditch them.

    I caught her smoking today and she tried to hide it from me but I knew. She is overweight and is just adding to her problems. I cant hang out at lunch with her ’cause she smokes and not in gym ’cause she can’t run (overweight and smokes…). I have a series of health problems that run in my family and cancer is one of them. Also, this disease that is hereditary where cysts (tumors without cancer) grow on your liver, kidney and other organs. I don’t want to weaken my lungs, in case I have this. I dont want her tar in my lungs!!

    Now my other friend is mad at me ’cause she thinks this is a stupid reason. I am not changing my beliefs for either of them. I pick life over them (sorry).
    Should I just get over it and try or should I stick to what I STRONGLY believe in? I have other friends that agree with me and are better friends than both of them.

    • ANSWER:
      I would say lose her. It doesn’t sound like you guys are that close to begin with, and she has a lot of problems. You don’t need somebody who is going to be a negative influence in your life. I don’t smoke either, and I choose close friends who don’t smoke. I have other friends who do, I just make it known that I would rather they didn’t smoke near me (it makes me nauseous).
      And in my experience, most smokers don’t give a damn what you think. They’re going to smoke regardless. So just take yourself away from the situation. Or compromise, and ask her not to smoke when you’re together.

  20. QUESTION:
    RUQ PAIN with on and off diarrhea?
    I had my appendix with peritonitis removed in1980 ,
    I had my gallbladder removed in 2002
    since 2008 I have been suffering RUQ pain with on and off Diarrhea,
    I had a ct of the abdomen, mrcp, ultrasound,showing a right kidney cyst and slight liver enlargement.
    My blood work shows mild anemia,low rbc,hct,hgb and elevated rdw.WBC normal
    My ast and alt were slightly elevated.
    had colonoscope, normal

    still in pain but no answers from the doctors, anyone have an idea as what might be wrong?
    could this be sphincter of Oddi dysfunction ?

    • ANSWER:
      Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction associates problems with common bile duct dilation and episodes of pancreatitis. You did not mention having episodes of pancreatitis.

      I would suggest postcholecystectomy syndrome (PCS).
      The term postcholecystectomy syndrome (PCS) describes the presence of symptoms after cholecystectomy. These symptoms can represent either the continuation of symptoms thought to be caused by the gallbladder or the development of new symptoms normally attributed to the gallbladder. PCS also includes the development of symptoms caused by removal of the gallbladder.

      Removal of the reservoir function of the gallbladder alters bile flow and the enterohepatic circulation of bile.
      Bile is thought to be the cause of PCS in patients with mild gastroduodenal symptoms or diarrhea.
      It causes diarrhea and colicky lower abdominal pain

  21. QUESTION:
    What pain killers can be legally perscribed in the US besides opiates(like codine)?
    I have a friend with a painful kidney disease(Polycystic Kidney Disease), that is allergic to opiate based pain killers. He is not supposed to take advil, aspirin, aleve, or other NSAIDS because of the cysts on his liver and kidneys. He is allowed occasionally to take Tylenol, but again he can’t take it often due to how it is processed by the liver. He does not want to use anything illegal. What other pain meds are legally able to be prescribed in the US?

    • ANSWER:
      Prescription medications almost always have opiates. Just so you’re aware of what’s out there I made a list of the most common prescription pain killers and their active ingredient or ingredients.

      Brand Name – active ingredient(s)
      ————————————————
      Celebrex – celecoxib (COX-2 inhibitor)
      Ultram – tramadol
      Demerol – meperidine HCl
      Lorcet – hydrocodone and acetaminophen
      Vicodin – hydrocodone and acetaminophen
      Lorcet Plus – hydrocodone and acetaminophen
      Vicodin ES – hydrocodone and acetaminophen
      Norco – hydrocodone-APAP, and acetaminophen
      Lortab – hydrocodone and acetaminophen
      Vicodin HP – hydrocodone and acetaminophen
      Percocet – oxycodone HCl with acetaminophen
      Percodan – oxycodone HCl, oxycodone terephthalate, and aspirin
      Oxycontin 40 – oxycodone HCl
      RMS MS Contin – morphine sulfate
      Duragesic Fentora Actiq – fentanyl
      Dilaudid (tabs); Palladone (caps) – hydromorphone hydrochloride AKA dihydromorphinone
      Opana; Opana ER – oxymorphone & extended release

      To answer your question: All but one of these is an opiate. Celebrex is the only one outside the opiate family but it’s derived from NSAID meds. It’s a COX-2 inhibitor. Other NSAIDS inhibit COX-1&2. It’s been suggested that most of the negative effects of NSAIDs come from inhibiting COX-1 and the painkilling effects come from inhibiting COX-2. Another non-NSAID non-opioid is rofecoxib (brand name Vioxx), however in Sept. 2004 it was voluntarily withdrawn from the market due to a discovered risk of serious cardiovascular events, including heart attacks and strokes, among study patients taking Vioxx compared to patients receiving placebo. Celebrex (celecoxib) has similar risks but has been kept on the market.

      If you’re not dead set on a prescription drug and you’d be open to natural alternatives like ginger and other powerful herbs I’d recommend talking with a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).

      Other alternatives to consider: Acupuncture, Cognitive and behavioral therapy, Biofeedback, Hypnosis, and Physiatry.

      Good luck and I think it’s wonderful you are trying to help your friend get some pain relief!

  22. QUESTION:
    Ok my doctor has tried everything…secondary amenorrhea. sucess stories please!?
    Befor january i didn’t get my period for a year so she did all kinds of tests such as my pituitary, prolactin, thyroid, liver/kidney function, LH and FSH ect and everything was perfect. The only thing is I have a slight hyper thyroid but not enough for treatment and i have high glucos levels i think she said it was but i am not certain..Anyways she diagnosed me with secondary amenorrhea and told me the only thing to treat it would be birth control, so she proscribed me provera (tablets) to take every month for 4 months to see if that helps regulate my periods however i don’t really want to get on birth control, my husband and i would like to have a child..
    She is ordering an ultrasound for me to check for possible cysts however PCOS has been ruled out by my blood tests and she is also wanting to check for HIV and hepatitis just because of my weight i am 5’3 104lbs. however much i eat ect i still cannot gain weight only loose it..BC the only option? how well will it work?

    • ANSWER:
      I have a very similar situation. My Husband and I have been TTC for a year now. I didnt have a period for 6 months, so my Gyno put me on Provera, its works great!!! I would advise you to try it for a couple of cycles to regulate yourself. I also had every test known to man, and everything was totally fine. So its just a waiting game now…. but get your body back on track, and dont be scared to take the provera, it really works, and will not build up in your system, so you can still totally get pregnant. Ask your Dr. to give you a 5 day dose instead of a 10 day dose. (which is the normal) and your period should come within 10 days after stopping the last pill. So good luck with everything, and Baby Dust to you!!!

  23. QUESTION:
    My husband had a CT scan last week to qualify him to be a kidney donor.?
    They found a cyst on his liver and want to do further testing, should we be concerned?

    • ANSWER:
      If the cyst is just fluid filled and has not changed in
      size…they usually just use ultrasound or a Ct scan
      to keep an eye on them.

      If, for some reason, the cyst does enlarge in size,
      they will then decide if it is just fluid filled, a complex
      cyst (has substance inside of it) or has cancer.
      Cancer is rare in a cyst. When it enlarges in size,
      then it can start to cause damage to the liver cells
      around it. They will check to see if this may start to
      happen and then may say that they have to go in
      and remove a section of the cyst to drain it. The
      fluid will be absorbed into the body then. They
      usually have to take a section, because if they just
      remove the fluid by a needle…it may just build up
      again inside the walls of the cysts.

      Here are some links to sites about liver cysts,
      that you can click on:

      http://www.ecureme.com/emyhealth/data/Liver_Cyst.asp

      http://my.clevelandclinic.org/disorders/gs_liver_disease/gs_liver_cysts_tumors.aspx

      http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/190818-overview

      Here is a very good site about kidney transplant and
      a couple about the kidney itself (like diseases, dialysis,
      about the transplant, etc)

      http://www.kidney.org/atoz/index.cfm

      http://www.usckidneytransplant.org/patientguide/

      http://www.kidneyschool.org/

      I hope this information has been of some help to you.

  24. 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!

  25. QUESTION:
    What are my liver cysts from?. Prognosis?
    I am a 52 year old male recently diagnosed with Bacterimia /Septicemia. After 8 days in the hospital I was released and I am still taking Cipro and Flagel. During my stay in the hospital I received a triple thoracic CT scan a Gallium scan. It was determined that I have over 100 small cysts spread through out my liver and a small polyp in my bile duct. They also mentioned an abcsess in the Liver lateral to the gallbladder and “uptake” into both lungs. There was no mention or concern of cysts in the Kidneys or any where else. The diagnosis at that time was that the cysts resulted from the infection. After a months treatment of antibiotics I had a MRI of the Liver. The Liver MRI shows no sign of change in the number of cysts or size. My doctors now believe that the cysts were not caused by my infection and another pathology may be present.

    I am going to see my doctor for more consultations and lots more tests but it will be almost two weeks before I get the results from the next round of tests. I know that they want to look at my entire gastrointestinal tract. Recent colonoscopy and endoscopy showed no problems I have a slightly enlarged prostate and three cases of prostatitus in the last 7 years.

    What I would like to know is what tests may be indicated and what possible diagnoses and treatments I may expect. I know I can’t be diagnosed on line but want to prepare myself for whatever is coming.

    Please help.
    Thanks for your time..
    Blood tests for my liver are normal. Parasitic infections have been ruled out.
    Thank you for your answer. Shortly after I got your answer I received an MRI report that has the same diagnosis on it. If you are willing I would love to communicate with you to get a better idea of what I could expect and what resources are available. May God bless you and the person under your care.

    • ANSWER:
      You have a polycystic liver. Poly means many.
      Cysts can be fluid filled or complex. Fluid
      filled doesn’t usually cause a problem…the
      complex ones can mean they have particules
      in them or even, rarely, cancer.

      It is good that they are not increasing in size.
      If they do start to increase, they could cause
      damage to the surrounding cells in the liver.
      If this takes place, it would be best to
      discuss with the doctor about being
      evaluated for placement on the transplant
      list.
      The abscess in the liver can be drained by
      placing a tubing that comes from the abscess
      to the outside skin and then to a bag, on the
      outside of the body, to collect the contents.

      It would be very important to notify the
      doctor immediately if you develop even
      a mind fever.

      If the cells become damaged in the liver,
      the immune system will respond to this
      and cause inflammation to develop inside
      the liver, also. This usually causes the
      liver to enlarge in size. An ultrasound or
      Ct scan would show this enlargement.

      I do know that people can inherit polycystic
      kidney disease, but I’m not sure about
      the liver having this. You may want to
      talk to others in your family about whether
      they had liver problems of any sort.

      They sometimes do a liver biopsy in
      people who have cell damage…but I’m
      not sure they would do it to someone that
      has cysts there or not…I think more likely
      not.

      Wish I could be of more help…this is
      about all I can give you on this.
      Best wishes

  26. QUESTION:
    sulfamethoxazole/bactrim for acne, your experience?
    I just got prescribe sulfamethoxazole for my cystic acne. Its not BAD but i get two to three cyst a month. What was your experience on it? i heard good and bad things about it. how long would have to take it to affect my kidney/liver?? ( i am very iffy on taking this medication )

    • ANSWER:
      My niece had very good results with it.

  27. QUESTION:
    Right side pains that come and go..is that due to my cysts?
    Right side pains that come and go..is that due to my cysts?
    Hello everyone. I asked this in Pains etc..but I think this is where this question should be asked.
    A few months ago I started feeling a numb like back pain. From there I started having upper abdominal pains and nausea. Now I have pains in my right side ranging from any where on top to bottom and even back right side.
    I have cysts on my ovaries and the last doctor I’ve been seeing hasn’t done a thing but give me provera! This was about 7 months ago.
    Sorry…back to current status.
    I constantly feel bloated; I have bowel movements very often these last couple weeks.
    I feel like I don’t digest my food properly and I don’t have a regular period. (Irregular since 18)
    The pain isn’t unbearable but it’s extremely uncomfortable as I feel a sharp sting on my right side. It comes and goes and I’m just sick and tired of being concerned.
    Last time I saw my doctor I wasn’t having these pains…I did however tell her my husband and I are preparing to start a family. (reason for her proscribing prover)
    My mom had cysts…she couldn’t have children till they were surgically removed. I asked my doc and she said NO SERGURY WOULD BE PERFOMED UNLESS IT’S LIFE THREATNING.

    I guess what I’m looking for is has anyone experienced what I’m going through? Is it possible I have a ruptured cyst? What type of symptoms did you have?
    I’m also stressed what I’m experiencing may not even be linked to my cysts…what if it’s my liver or kidney or even gallbladder!
    I’m really stressed and just looking for any sort of information I can get.

    Thank you for reading.

    • ANSWER:

  28. QUESTION:
    Whats wrong with me?
    I have been having off and on stomach problems for the past year and a half. I started goin to the doctor and had an upper and lower GI scope and they biopsied and found nothing. Then I had a hida scan done and showed a slow emptying gallbladder, so I had it removed. I was ok for about two months then I got salmonella good poisoning. I am having more trouble now than ever. I have had Ct scans, xrays, blood tests, and the only thing they found was mesenteric adenitis which is swelling of the lymph nodes. It is usually only found in children but I have been on meds for a month now and it hasnt got any better and the pain is still there and I am having, diarhea, nausea, vomiting, extremely dry skin, dizzyness and severe abdominal and pelvic pains. The Ct scan also showed a cyst on my liver and left kidney and both ovaries. But the doctors have tried several meds and still nothing is better. I have lost 8 lbs in the past month and have been eating soup and crackers. What Is wrong with me?
    When I had my gallbladder out the dr looked at my appendix and said it looked fine. Also when i had the ct scan it said my appendix was filled with gas but nothing else and that it looked normal. I also lead a very healthy lifestyle usually. I do cardio for 30-45 min 5 days a week and i do light weight training 6 days a week and I eat very healthy and well balanced. I have moved to a new dr and he wants to do all the same tests over again.
    I also have severe bloating. I can wake up in the morning and have a flat stomach and I can eat breakfast and my stomach will look as if im a few months pregnant.
    I went to a GI specialist yesterday for an Upper GI scope and I was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia and Gastroparesis. I go back in a few days for a colonoscopy to find out what is causing the lower abdominal pain and diarhea and weight loss.

    • ANSWER:
      Only a Dr. can tell you what’s wrong with you. I read that if your Dr. can’t find the problem it’s time to go to some other Dr. Keep looking for the right one. Sooner or later you will find one that can diagnos what the problem is. Don’t wait too long.

  29. QUESTION:
    Pelvic pain, please help!?
    I have had ovarian cysts which was cuased a great deal of pain for six months now. As all woman get them every month these are not in the norm and stay around for 3-4 months get big then rupture. Sometimes multiple on each ovary. The past few months a new pain has stared. I would best describe it as pelvic pain severe somedays others just painful. Now and then I can fee my ovarys ache (same pain with the cysts) but this new pain is centered around the uterus and pelvic area. ALSO I have along with this pain dull ache in my thighs and lower back. This was never present with the cyst issue.

    The ob/gyn has give me “ponstel” for pain which does not even put a dent into the pain I am having. Next she has suggested I get on “loestrin” which is birth control to see if this regulates the cysts and helps. It has done nothing and I have been on it a week or so.

    Pelvic pain is the same its daily. Causes me to loose sleep and almost in tears at the peaks of the pain. I can compare to contractions as it comes on suddenly and reaches height and slowly goes away then comes back. Not the same pain as a cyst rupturing at all. PLease anyone who has any suggestions or exp share. I am at my wits end with this.

    Test I have had done already:

    blood work to rule out things are blood work to r/o ulcer
    physical exam to r/o appendictis
    ultra sound to check on kidney, liver, ovarys, uterus
    pelvic exam-normal
    pap smear-normal

    • ANSWER:
      If you are having this much pain I would suggest talking to your gyno about possible surgery to remove the cysts therefore while they are in there they can look at your ovaries pelvic appendix etc. I have had a patient recently in who had this problem she got the surgery and is better now. Talk to others in your famly to see if this might be genetic. Please don’t hesitate to email me I would love to answer your questions
      alainajohns@yahoo.com

  30. QUESTION:
    spot on liver, what is it?
    My mum had a ct scan last wk and they’ve found a 15mm spot on the centre of her liver, she did have kidney cancer 12 months and her right kidney removed, and was given the all clear after a ct scan in Nov 2008.

    She has had a MRI on mon and they said it was inconclusive what does that mean, and also would the MRI of ruled out certain things eg infection or cysts. Its 3 wks till we see the consulatant and its driving me mad, is it looking more like cancer if they are saying its inconclusive, as I thought the MRI would be able to tell if it was just a cyst.

    • ANSWER:
      MRIs are not infallible. Although your mother had the right nephrectomy and was given the all clear, cancer cells can remain behind. When cancer spreads to other locations or organs, it called metastasis. (meh-TASS-tis-sis). It’s possible that the cancer had already metasticized to her liver before the nephrectomy and this is a secondary cancer.

      Inconclusive means exactly that. No conclusion can be reached. It doesn’t mean it is but it doesn’t mean it isn’t. MRIs can rule out certain conditions, meaning that if they can show what is, this in turn shows what isn’t. That’s what ruling out is. She may need a biopsy to determine the exact nature of the spot.

      There are options for her such as RFA (radio frequency ablation) and chemo liver perfusion and chemo may be considered. If this turns out be malignant, her oncologist will go over her options with her. In the meantime, during this difficult wait, give her the emotional support she needs and try to keep her and yourself focused on other things.

  31. QUESTION:
    “vibrating” sensation in neck, severe sudden unilateral headaches (feels like !@#$#$ stroke, spasms&twitching?
    I’ve had some crazy symptoms but my doctor never listens. So, does anyone have any idea what this could be???

    PLEASE READ the whole thing

    Symptoms:
    -I’ve lose ~30lbs over last few months
    -”vibrating” sensation in neck, like blood is flowing too fast???
    -heart palpitations from inexplicable low potassium that comes and goes
    -severe sudden unilateral headaches (feels like !@#$#$ stroke): It makes me lightheaded and literally put me on my hands and knees. Always in same spot. At first I’d get the same feeling of lightheadedness, but over the last month the “stroke like” feeling comes along with pain. If I lay down feels like blood stays on one side of head and I need to move. I also twitch more, especially my eyes.
    - Sometimes it feels like I can’t hear as well on right side… And only recently was I diagnosed with APD
    -spasms&twitching, worse at night
    - I feel dumber and can’t concentrate or remember things
    - Fibrocystic/lumpy breasts
    - Swollen lymph nodes, some times painful other times not an neck, clavical, behind and in front of right ear (these are firm and don’t hurt), really painful ones under arms/armpits
    - thyroiditis that comes and goes sometimes it hurts other times it doesn’t
    - mood swings
    - random cysts
    - sometimes it feels like something is pushing on the tips of my (left hand) fingers
    - hair loss
    -sometimes my tendons feel tight and painful for some inexplicable reason
    - arms and legs fall asleep way easier than they used to
    - Joints really hurt sometimes, especially my TMJ
    - severe pain on right side near ribs… feel a bump/cyst like thing there (kidneys OK, Liver OK)
    - I experience sudden muscle weakness and fatigue and sweat a lot (could be due to jacked up potassium???)
    - Sharp pains in right side of neck
    - started to develop panic attacks from headache and palpitations scaring the Sh*t out of me.
    - I feel off balance and disoriented at times
    - mild night sweats
    - Early on there would be popping sounds in my ear at night.
    - recently bad pressure like feeling and headache when I stand up
    - I’ve always had irregular periods
    - vision in my right eye worse than left– this is new and I sometimes have double vision if I don’t wear my glasses. developed over few months

    - Lyme Disease negative
    - No thyroid antibodies, but TSH and T4 levels change a lot
    -Consistently Low WBC with High lymphocyte %, but not way off charts, other things also H and L, but I don’t remember what they were.
    - mono negative
    - no UTI
    - not associated with PMS

    I’m 20-25yrs old. All of this developed over ~4months, got way worse after a flu shot, I had a sore develop on my lip and low grade fever after the shot.

    Any ideas??? My doc did refer me to endo but I don’t see him for 3 months! Symptoms come and go so doctor thinks I’m nuts…
    Is this just stress? Am I freaking out over nothing? I feel like a hypochondriac because my doctor says I’m fine and that some symptoms, like potassium, were probably due to “an infection of some sort.” and the rest is stress.
    I usually have low BP around 100-110/50-70, but at times it sky rockets when I start freaking out over my symptoms.
    I actually get lightheaded easily
    Oh, AND, never had I experienced panic attacks and palpitations until recently. My doc prescribed me a benzo, which helped with my so called “panic” (I still have my doubts I was actually panicking) but I still have the other strange symptoms.
    ALSO, I’ve never had headaches like the ones I’m getting now. They hurt more than anything I’ve ever felt in my head
    My ears and around my ears always twitching

    • ANSWER:
      where you checked for lyme by a good lad

      the elisa test most dr use is a joke..it said i was negative is well

      you sound like u could have lyme. u need to see an LLMD (Lyme literate medical doctor) ASAP

      Some help here

      http://www.curelymedisease.com/resources/

  32. 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.

  33. QUESTION:
    SOMEBODY ON THE BOARDER OF STAGE 4 CLOSE TO JUMP TO DIALYSIS??
    How long does it take approx. to jump to dialysis, just an average. I have multicystic liver and kidneys, I’m 55, they are grown with cysts. I won’t accept to be hooked to a machine so I will reject dialysis. I wish I knew how long approximately I have before I jump. Doctors won’t tell me. According to your experiences with yourselves or others, what could be the estimated time?

    • ANSWER:
      What percentage of function do you have?

      My father-in-law teetered at 12% for years before he finally went on hemo in June (he went down to 9%) He had known for a very long time he would end up on dialysis.

      I can understand why you don’t want to be hooked up to a machine, I wouldn’t either. If I ever had to do dialysis, I would do peritoneal dialysis. Has your doctor discussed it with you?

      With PD, you are hooked up to a machine, usually at night, but it can be during the day and if you did it during the day, you’d only be hooked up every few hours for maybe 10-15 minutes. PD can allow you to be more liberal with your diet and fluid intake and will help you maintain more normal blood chemistries. Many people on PD can still have active lifestyles and continue to work.

      But to answer your question, there really is no time to predict how long it will be. It will depend on your remaining kidney function. Some people will wake up feeling bad one day and find out they have almost no kidney function left. Others, like my father-in-law, knew the day was coming. You can’t make the progession stop, but you can adhere to the diet, that might buy you some time, although no one can know how much.

      Check out this website to find out about other options besides hemodialysis. You might find PD to be something you’ll consider.

      http://www.kidney.org/

  34. 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.

  35. QUESTION:
    This is long, plz sum1 giv me ur thoughts. Young mum scared for her life :(?
    i had a baby 6 minths ago. I hard a tough 3rd trimester so once he was born i wasnt well. i didnt eat properly or sleep properly. Now for the past 4 months ive felt really sick, at the start it wasnt to bad but now my whole body aches. I have anxiety now cos my doctors dont help me so i try and self diagnose and it just makes things worse.
    Ive had lots of blood tests, full blood counts, thryroid check, liver and kidney fuction and everything is normal besides having a little low vitamin d which i had since the pregnancy. But im taking ostelin and the level is going back up now. Ive had a chest xray, 5ecgs, ct scan on my urinary tract, urinalysis, upper abdominal scan, pelvic ultrasound, pap smear and pelvic exam, so yes lots of tests, some in hospitala nd some reffered by my gp.

    Since i had my pap smear ive had blood in my urine on and off, no infection can be found, i had a ct scan and no masses are seen or obstruction of my oragns. They think it may be from alot of exercise, bladder inflammation ( i dnt go as soona s i get theh urge) or because i was taking ibprofen for 2 months.
    All my muscles aches, ive lost weight cos i only have an appetite at night time, i get mild headaches, my ribs feel tender at times and i get pains in my stoamch which i take pariet and tums for, i also have swollen glands in the back of my neck, i can also feel balls deep in my armpits ( seen 3 docs and they say its cos im skinny)
    I had a blood test to see if id ever had glandular fever (mono) and i have, although i dont have it now.

    Could this all be dragging on symptoms?? Im worried sick all the time, im scared im dying, i know thats my anxiety but how can i stay calm when ihave all these things wrong with me. Even today i noticed another ball down my neck but more closer to the shoulder, it moves around like a cyst that i have behind my ear..
    Doctors are getting sick of me, i just want answers.
    If i had a dealdy disease like lymphoma or something, would one of the scans or blood tests seen this or gave the doctors some sort of indication.

    Im so scared, im only 18. I dont want my baby to grow up without a mum and plain and simple im not ready to die.
    So anyone gotten sick after having there baby, and anyone with mono, how long did ur glands stay swollen for.

    My guess, I caught it back in septemebr or it could have been earlier and the symptoms look longer to show.

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    last stages of cirrosis of the liver?
    is this the end? is this persons liver shutting down? Anyone seen a person die from this? His legs are very swellin and is having nose bleeds. He has multiple gallstones and a cyst on his right kidney. The doctor controlled his ammonia level which was at 500. Is this the end stage. I need to know for the sake of my young daughter about their Dad. Thank You

    • ANSWER:
      It could be , depends on the person. My mom died from drinking and cirrohsis, so I feel for you. It was a long time coming . The doctor had told us several different times we should come in to say goodbye, but she kept pulling thru till the last time when I didn’t go in. I’m sorry Mom. Make your peace with him. Find the book “The Fall of Freddy the Leaf” for your daughter and you.

  37. QUESTION:
    How long is the average life span of a male with PKD? Am I going to be widowed by 70?
    Okay first I know that each case of PKD is different than the next…but I tried to do a search of the average life span of someone with it, to see if it means an earlier death, say by age 60? Or something… my fiance is 22, doesn’t smoke or drink, watches his food intake some, but doesn’t get enough exercise… has a history of brain anyeurisms on his mom’s side, but she smoked etc… and he doesn’t. He also is borderline hyptertension already? But I’m just thinking here, if he takes care of himself and his mom’s kidneys hadn’t failed her in her forties yet, does that mean it might be genetically likely that he won’t need a transplant until his 40s or 50s? And once he gets a kidney transplant, shouldn’t that aspect of his life be under control somewhat? So he can live a long time? He also gets cysts in his liver, though neither in his kidneys or liver are often… I guess this is a long drawn out question, but maybe someone knows something? Thanks : )

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    Ladies with PCOS?
    Hi all,
    I recently had a test done to test out my hormones as I am trying to concieve. My insulin, cholesterol, kidneys, liver etc are all fine, my estrogen is also fine. I have a BMI of 18.7, and do not have any trouble controlling my weight. The hormone that is associated with PCOS is higher than normal, so the doctor said that it is possible that I have it. I had a pelvic ultrasound about 2 months ago to make sure nothing was left from a D&C I had and then it said my ovaries looked normal (there was one tubal/adnexl cyst on the left ovary, but that is not associated with PCOS), so if I had lots of PCOS cysts on them shouldn’t they have picked that up? I’m worried that if I get pregnant again I will miscarry because I might have PCOS. How many people have PCOS and have healthy babies? Was it easy or hard to get pregnant? Are there any natural therapies for it? I would love to hear anyone’s experiences. Thank you very much
    Congratulations Lisa and Catherine L! Thats great! It’s good to hear that you are victims of PCOS and are still toddling along your pregnancies nicely! So Catherine, I don’t know if you’ll see this, but you’re not on any treatments for it at the moment?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey! I have about the same body type as you and was recently diagnosed with PCOS. I finally found a doctor that knows his stuff!!

      A little about me…
      I went off the pill last December…my period never came…and never came…and I wasn’t pregant. I finally went to the doctor in Feb. he ran some tests and said that based on my hormone levels he “thought” that I might have PCOS. I gave me Prometrium to shed my lining…and since I started tracking things I noticed that I ovulated. We didn’t really time things that month so the next month I ovulated a little later…but I did ovulate and ended up having a positive hpt! We were SO excited….I had my progesterone checked and my doctor had me on injections because they were low. I had an ultrasound at six weeks and then again at eight weeks. (I was leaving for a trip and a little worried since I felt a little too normal!) Everything turned out fine at the eight week appointment and he assured me that I was worrying for nothing. The baby had a strong heartbeat.

      Four weeks later…at my 12 week appointment…there was no longer a heartbeat=( Four days later I had a D&C. Unfortunately it sounds like you’ve been through a similar situation.

      Well, my period never came back after my D&C. UGH!! Very frustrating! I moved to Indiana and was searching for a new doctor. I came across this super informative website from a fertilty clinic in Indianapolis. It SPECIFICALLY notes THIN women PCOS. This is the first and only research I’ve seen and it totally makes sense. If you read it you’ll notice that women with “thin” women PCOS usually only have irregular ovulation with none of those other awful symptoms.

      http://jarrettfertility.com/PCOS%20patient%20handout.pdf

      I made the appointment and also made an appointment with a local OB/GYN in town. I had such a good experience with my local OB/GYN that I cancelled the appointment with the specialist.

      THe doctor told me that just by looking at my hormone results, history, and looking at me…he was sure that I had it. I fit under the category of “thin” women PCOS…with no other symptoms besides the lack of ovulation. He said that his wife has the same thing….although they went through three years of a specialist and failed invitro. As a last resort they tried Metformin…because they had “nothing else to lose”. Three months later they were pregnant. Now they have two healthy little girls.

      He had me start Metformin that day. I tracked BBT and noticed that I ovulated that same day. Two weeks later I had a positive HPT (Exactly three months after my D&C). I’m now 12 weeks pregnant, have had several ultrasounds and things are looking wonderful.

      I have no idea if I had cysts or not. I took the word from this doctor since he has personal experience with thin women PCOS. (I’ve never known to have cysts before) It certainly sounds like you have the same type of PCOS. I would HIGHLY=) suggest that you start Metformin right away.

      I think my body had been ready to release that egg for awhile. I couldn’t believe that I ovulated right away. I still don’t know if it was the Metformin that did it or it was just a coincidence….but that would be an huge coincidence if it were.

      As you’ll read on this website those with PCOS have a higher risk of miscarriage. (Which we both unfortunatlely had to find out the hard way.) Metformin greatly reduces this risk. My doctor had me stay on Metformin (500 mg…three times a day) until 11 weeks. (he said the placenta takes over at 9/10 weeks.) I also took Prometrium as a suppository every night at bedtime and stopped at 11 weeks as well. He said he usually just uses Metformin alone…but he gave me Prometrium to make me feel better…and just as a precaution.

      So…I hope this is helpful to you! Let me know if you have any further questions.

      Get on Metformin=) (My previous doctor told me not to take it unless I had to….since it was a “hard” drug to take.) The benefits are so worth it! It really wasn’t that bad. I started by taking one a day…then two a day…then three a day. I had to be sure and not take it with carbs…since it upsets your stomach. After a few weeks I could eat anything.

  39. QUESTION:
    Doctor isn’t sure but he’s put me on medication for IBS?
    Since August last year I’ve been getting abdominal pain, I didn’t do anything about it until January when I went to the doctor, I had blood tests which showed I’m amnemic and an ultrasound of my kidneys, liver, womb, ovaries which all came up clear. (I have PCOS but I’m all clear from cyst atm)

    Since January my condition has gotten worse, I’ve lost a lot of weight, I’m down to seven stone and my BMI is 16. I’ve also had bad heartburn, headaches and the pain in my abdomen is very bad. I’ve also become extremely tired and breathless, I find it hard to get up and do things.

    But today the doctor said he isn’t sure I have IBS but he told me try a dose of Mebeverine for a month and then to come back and see him.

    I don’t like the fact he’s trying me on medication when he isn’t sure if I have IBS. I’ve already been on two doses of amoxicillin and two doses of ibuprofen in the last 2 months and I’m also on iron tablets. I don’t feel comfortable taking medication just to see if ‘works’.

    Another thing when I first had my blood tests he said something about my celiac green numbers but I can’t remember how exactly he put it, does anyone know what this is?

    Do you think I should get a second opinion? Please give me your opinion as I’m really upset and I need some reassurance.I’m an 18 year old female btw.

    • ANSWER:
      You have no good bacteria in the gut by the sounds of it. Antibiotics kill all the good and bad bacteria in the gut. Eventually an overgrowth of bad bacteria causes problems and candida overgrowth, abdominal pain, IBS, intestinal problems start occuring. Good bacteria is essential for absorbing nutrients especially vitamin B12. Your iron anaemia does cause fatigue, breathlessness and weight loss. No good bacteria in the gut = abdominal pain, fatigue, headaches, intestinal upsets and weight loss. I would suggest purchasing probiotics from a chemist (make sure the supplement is coated in a enteric coating). Also, digestive enzymes are great for the digestive tract and preventing heartburn/acid reflux. As for celiac “green numbers”, i’ve never heard of it. Celiac disease causes your symptoms also. Always ask for all your blood results. Check out the links for more information:

      http://www.healingdaily.com/detoxification-diet/probiotics.htm

      http://allonhealth.com/digestive-enzymes.htm

      http://www.worldwidehealthcenter.net/articles-264.html

      http://www.ulcer-cure.com/Other_Disorders/dysbiosis.php?sl=7

      http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/celiac/

  40. QUESTION:
    I have had some symptoms that concern me about 3 months now and I have no health insurance.. They include….?
    I have had some symptoms that concern me about 3 months now and I have no health insurance.. They include….?
    Chronic Diarrhea that lasts a couple weeks and then disappears and reappears a couple days later. I also have dizziness. I dont mean to be too graphic but the diarrhea that I do get is yellow and looks like it has little white lines in it… They are very small lines (Looks like string) but you can see them with the naked eye. I had a double blood transfusion in March due to severe Anemia.. Any ideas on what this could be??? No fever or vomiting accompanied.

    I also had a CT Scan of my abdomen (When I had insurance) and the Dr. found that I had an enlarged liver and a Cyst on my Kidney.

    • ANSWER:

  41. QUESTION:
    The CONS of birth control pills (Yaz)?
    First off, I’d like to say that I’m 100% sexually inactive.
    Secondly, I’m the type of person who is very anti-medication & never takes Advil for a headache because it’s bad for your kidneys & liver.

    So, my gyno doctor perscribed me Yaz for a few small cysts outside of my ovaries. I told her I didn’t want to be on birth control medication because I was sexually inactive, and I’ve heard about some TERRIBLE side effects to birth control, such as birth defects in offspring after being taken off the pill, weight gain/loss, etc.
    She told me that Yaz didn’t come with those side effects.
    I kind of don’t know whether or not to believe her. But it’s not like I have a choice, because the only other option for removing my cysts is expensive surgery (or at least, that’s what she told me.)

    So aaaaanyway, all I need is a second opinion on the side effects of Yaz. I’ve tried Googlin’ it, but I can’t really find anything. My main concern is birth defects, ’cause I want to have kids someday.

    • ANSWER:
      First, don’t even worry about birth defects. When you’re off the pill, the effects don’t last long at all. You will have kids perfectly normal as any one else would’ve.

      Second, all birth control will affect every one differently. BUT, that being said, I personally have not heard good things about Yaz. I know a girl who was on it and she said it gave her absolutely terrible mood swings and depression. I also have read other similar stories online. At the same time I have read that some women claim it has helped their PMS symptoms and made them LESS moody. It’s really just hard to tell how it will affect some one.

      Ironically I was prescribed Yaz by my doctor not too long ago too. He just raved about how “great” it was, but after reading everything I did I just didn’t feel safe taking it. I’m the same way you are when it comes to medication – I’m very cautious, and I don’t like to medicate myself unless I absolutely have to. I am going back on birth control because my husband and I aren’t ready for more kids just yet. But I’m going to go back on the pill that I had tried for several years with no problems at all – for me that was Ortho Tricyclen Lo.

      Keep in mind too that if you start Yaz and don’t do well on it, there ARE other options. I’m not sure why she’s choosing to start you on this first, but perhaps because it is a low dose birth control. Just keep an eye out on any side effects you have and report them immediately if they are bad or debilitating.

      Good luck!! Try this site: http://www.wdxcyber.com/ncontr13.htm Tells you the differences in hormone levels in each type of pill

      Real patient ratings and reviews on different types of medications. I believe Yaz is in there: http://www.askapatient.com/rateyourmedicine.htm
      EDIT: Ok Yaz isn’t on this website but Yasmin is….Yaz is basically the exact same thing as Yasmin except it has lower hormones. Look at the Yasmin comments if you’re curious to see what it may do.

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. 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

  45. QUESTION:
    My sister was just diagnosed with the early stages of liver cancer. What can we expect?
    My 40-year-old sister had female cancer several years back and had to have a total hysterectomy. She has been sick for a few weeks and just had a kidney stone surgically removed. They found two cysts on her liver, two spots on her lungs, two spots on her bowels and one of her eyelids is drooping terribly. She has been in a lot of pain but since the kidney stone was removed is feeling somewhat better. A doctor visit today revealed that she is in the early stages of liver cancer. Anyone have any experience with this? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Mimi – “Cysts” in the liver are more often benign while solid tumors are the opposite = filled with solid (white) areas on x-ray. If the liver spots are tumor, then they are possibly a spread of the original tumor in the uterus. There are mainly 2 different types of uterine cancer = squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix and adenocarcinoma of the lining of the body of the uterus. Each is different in its behavior. If her liver spots are cancer which has spread from the liver, there is a chance it has spread elsewhere. Further treatment and her remaining life can’t be determined until the type of cancer, if any, is determined by a possible biopsy which can help determine if future chemotherapy will be of value. It’s hard to know at this moment. Stay as positive as you can now while further evaluation continues. I pray you may be pleasantly surprised.

  46. QUESTION:
    health i can’t get answers?
    i have had 2 endoscopy and it showed suspicious for malt lymphoma it’s been a year and 1/2 now i was suppose to get repeated endoscopies,but because of lack of money i can’t i feel like i’m deteriorating.i have liver cysts i’ve had them for years, but now when i am sitting i feel like something is bloated on my right side i don’t know if it’s liver or pancreas ,kidneys eyes problems spite of glasses, thiegh spasms, hard to give blood hard for them to draw a trickle blood, i can’t afford to get a full workup. i can only go to a clinic and they only do so much.i have all these things going on with your body and they soon think you are a hypocondriac when that is clearly not the case. i feel so depressed and low.
    i live in state of south carolina as far as medicaid or medicare if you have a car or own anything that’s to much they want everything you can’t have a thing poor and destitute before you get help i don’t have insurance .i’m 47 yrs old

    • ANSWER:
      I’m sorry but you’ve lost me there – I dont know what your question is. you shoudn’t be worrying about people thinking you may be a hypochondriac. you really do need to go back to the clinic for another follow up.

      Malt lymphoma is usually very slowly progressive but occasionally if can turn into a more aggressive form. With all the symptoms you are having please go to get it checked out more thoroughly. Your health if far more important than money

  47. QUESTION:
    What can cause Pressure in Head and Miscellaneous Symptoms?
    Alright from the top: About a month ago I went into the ER because I had performed a self-examination and felt that one of the sides of my scrotum felt larger to me than the other and was therefore afraid that I had cancer. As a side note this intensified after I had worked out extra hard for the first time in about 6 months. They had diagnosed me with a Varicocele and had also noted what they called a benign cyst on the right side after performing an Ultrasound. Therefore, I was much relieved as I got a report of no cancer and my blood work came back normal along with the other normal tests (i.e. kidney, thyroid, liver, pancreas).

    However, since that time I have experienced the following symptoms both on an occasional and constant basis:

    Occasional

    Jabbing pain in armpit
    Pressure in Back of Head
    Pain in Shoulder Blade
    Pain in side
    Dull feeling in Groin
    Pelvic Pain
    Sweating at palms

    Constant

    Fatigue in legs
    No strong desire to eat – do so because I should
    Feel hot but no fever – actually temperature lower than 98.6 (i.e. 97.6)

    It just seems a little weird to me that all of these started. I was actually running on the treadmill about a week ago and I had to get off because the pressure in the back of my head had built up so much it felt like it was going to explode. My headaches are always in the back of my head now and they do not throb, they are just like a dull sensation. I have went to 5 doctors and they are telling me that I am fine and it is related to anxiety. However, I have not been sick in like 5 years and I know how to separate the mental from the physical. None of them have ordered a CT/MRI and therefore they are going off of the blood work and the ultrasound. However, I am still concerned and it is driving me crazy. Please provide me some guidance!

    • ANSWER:
      Your symptoms don’t fit into a category and that is the problem with doctors. Though it doesn’t mean you are not suffering. But if the ultrasound abdomen & pelvis, blood tests etc are normal, you shouldn’t stress over it. Eat healthy and go for daily exercises to keep fit. You may suggest your doc to get CT done on brain, just to rule out things. Have a second opinion.
      Good luck!

  48. QUESTION:
    Any risks for my 10 1/2 years old cat being neutered now?
    I have a 10 1/2 years old female cat. She has been an indoor cat and vaccinated regularly. Now the vet found a cyst on her belly (not mammary -fortunately) and he recommended to remove it. Since she will be under general anaesthetic, the vet says that he can neuter her at the same time if I want . Her blood results say that she has good kidney and liver functions and healthy. What will be the risks for a 10 1/2 years old cat to be neutered? I’m pretty worried about putting her under surgery. Is there any benefits for neutering her even at her old age?
    Thank you so much for your thoughts.

    • ANSWER:
      Cats can live up to 18 years or more. I would definitly go with the spay as long as she’s under to prevent uterine infections and any unwanted litters of kittens. (Yes, they can still get pregnant in their old age.) The spay is quick and easy, rarely are there any complications from it.

  49. QUESTION:
    Should I be concerned about probable simple liver cysts-ranging in size 2mm-2.5cm?
    Had a CT to r/o kidney stones. What was found was multiple masses, sizes 2mm-2.5cm, in the right and left hepatic lobes. The report says they appear to be benign cysts with smooth margins. I really don’t like the idea of this and would hate to find out 6 mths later that it was cancer and I should have done something about it. What do you suggest? Primary doc is not concerned. Should I push for further testing? I have no pain, but every once in a while I do feel a stinging like sensation on my abdomen area.

    • ANSWER:
      Liver cysts are very common; no worries.

  50. QUESTION:
    What is wrong with my dad?
    My dad (72 years old) has been undergoing a lot of tests, ultrasound (liver, stomach, intestines,kidneys), CAT scans, colonoscopy and they showed some cysts on the liver, the colonoscopy showed a mark of 7 centimeters (which the doctor said was not alarming). He took all those tests to the specialist (he was referred to an oncologist), but for the last two weeks, this specialist hasn’t said much about a final diagnostic, He only sent him to the lab to have some vitamin IVs (he said it was for the liver) and some blood tests. M dad is going back to see him in two days. What in the world is going on?? And why is this doctor being silent and not saying much? My dad hasd never abused alchohol, has never smoked, no drugs of any kind and has always been very healthy. It’s just this problem with the pain he’s been having for the last year (oh, and the liver is a little enlarged too), he is now feeling very depressed and down, he is not eating right and I can feel he is scared
    Why is the doctor quiet ad not saying much? They only allowed my dad to go inside during the visit, no other family member was alowed to go with him. I am really worried.

    • ANSWER:


Cyst On Liver Alcohol

What are the ovarian cysts on ovaries? Cysts on ovaries are little balloons filled with air or fluid on one of the ovaries, which then exerts pressure on the right or left side of the lower abdomen. These cysts on ovaries can be painful. Besides the ovarian cyst pain in the lower abdomen, some other ovarian cysts symptoms are: Erratic, painful periods, often with much uterine bleeding as a result of elevated estrogen levels, painful intercourse, heel pain, and excessive hair growth.

When the cysts on ovaries bursts the ovarian cyst pain is relieved, though in some cases the cysts on ovaries may reappear.

The incidences of ovarian cysts are on the rise, particularly among women between 14 and 55. Let’s look at some of the main factors that contribute to the development of cysts on ovaries, and then the main things we can do to prevent these ovarian cysts symptoms.
Causes of cysts on ovaries:

Increased use of birth control pills.
Increased consumption of hormone-infused foods such as most commercial meat and milk, to which growth hormone has been added.
Stressful, frantic lifestyle.
Imbalanced, unnatural diet.
Obesity.
A toxic, overburdened liver.

How can we lessen the likelihood of cysts on ovaries and some cyst treatment before experiencing ovarian cyst pain?

Consume healthy, that is, organic meats and milks. Eat lots of fresh vegetables and drink abundant water.
Use a natural progesterone hormone cream.
Increase your liver metabolism and detoxify. Your allies here are the natural tinctures of olive leaf, dandelion, milk thistle seed, and artichoke.
Check your thyroid.
Quit smoking.
Loose weight.

At the end of the day the best thing you can do for every little part of your body and soul is to follow a healthy lifestyle.. Be honest with yourself, don’t wish yourself to be something you are not. Only you can be the best YOU. You can never be the best somebody else.The hard part, oddly enough, may not be acts of ?heroism?. Rather, let go of the past instead of holding on to it and playing it over and over again like n vinyl that’s scratched.You’re in control of your own health and wellbeing. Take excellent care of yourself – you are WORTH it!

Think positive thoughts!

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    During the CT scan for ovarian cyst, they found my liver to be slightly enlarged.?
    I need your help; I have not told the doctors this yet, but I have been on prescription Adderal XL, 10mg, Wellbrutrin SR 100mg, and Paxil, 5mg. Here’s the worst part: I’ve been drinking at least 3 glasses of wine every night for a long time. I know I have to quit all this shit, but I don’t even know how. I lied to my psychiatrist about my alcohol consumption, or she would have never prescribed these meds for my ADD and depression. What can I do? I am scared to death. Can I just stop all this stuff cold turkey?

    • ANSWER:
      An enlarged liver is a sign of early liver damage. You need to see a gastroenterologist and tell him the whole truth. The liver damage is caused by those 3+ glasses of wine every night for a long time. The drugs didn’t cause it, but they didn’t help either. You need to quit drinking.

      You also need to have an honest talk with your psychiatrist. Whatever you do, don’t stop the medications cold turkey. You could have some very bad adverse effects. Talk to the psychiatrist before you stop any of the medications, but please, no more drinking until you talk to her. I would also advise you to do some online research regarding cirrhosis. You are right to be scared.

  2. 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.

  3. QUESTION:
    alcohol, kidney and live problems, and paranoia help with father?
    My dad is drinking a 32 oz. bottle of Budweiser and i think a bottle of jack Daniels and he has a cancer cyst on his kidney. The doctor says that they would need to remove the whole entire kidney to avoid the cancer from spreading through the body, and the liver is messed up due to a motorcycle accident 2 years ago 33% of the liver is messed up. And I don’t want him drinking under the conditions my dad is a paranoia schizophrenia and i think he is very paranoid about him dyeing cause he says that he will die but I doubt he will cause the cancer has not spread through the body. If any of you can help me out with trying to get mny dad to stop drinking and suggestions and give me more facts about the kidney and the liver would be more helpful also any information will be appreciated thanks.

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  4. QUESTION:
    Upper right flank discomfort?
    I have had this pain since Oct. I thought it was alcohol consumption b/c I had increased drinking so stopped and pain continued. Along with upper right flank pain (more like discomfort/tightness) that worsens throughout the day, I have constipation and hemorrhoids. I have had increased stress, and been less active. I went to my docs and they found increased red blood cells, and low Vit D. They gave me Vit D booster that did help with the fatigue but no other symptoms. Went to ER in Jan, CT Scan said everything was within normal limits besides what may look like endometriosis and cyst in liver (too small to characterize) and kidneys. Went to endometriosis specialist since my Aunt had the same condition and they said I had Stage 1 endometriosis around my rectum and bladder. Relieved I waited after my surgery to see if condition would improve. Surgery was in Feb. and still same symptoms. I have lost a lot of weight and already a petite women, my appetite has decreased as well. I had a friend who had a lot of “stomach problems” and her boyfriend has bile gastritis and taking antibiotics. I have just made an appt with an gastroenteritist, but unfortunately that is not until April. I have an appt with primary who is also hard to see at the end of month. My quality of life is decreased and stress, anxiety, and depression has set in. I do not drink anymore and have been a smoker since 14 on and off. I am a 28 y/o stay at home mom. I feel bad that all this health issues have made it difficult to have the energy and motivation to continue all the activities with my 2 1/2 year daughter. Also concern it may be contagious and should worry about my husband and daughter. I just want a resolution and stop being passed from dr to dr. I also in Jan saw my original OB/GYN and urologist. Anyone have any ideas or suggestions.

    • ANSWER:
      Have you been checked for Fatty Liver disease? You sound like you are having the same symptoms and struggle my daughter had (she’s now 30 y/o). Like you, she struggled with all kinds of symptoms, upper right pain, bowel problems, fatigue, cysts, menstrual problems, lots of pain, etc etc. which led to a lot of anxiety and depression, too. She was diagnosed with Fatty Liver disease.

      I did a bunch of research, and came up with some pretty good info about the how’s and why’s of diagnosing and treating it. Here’s just a few websites with more info for you:

  5. QUESTION:
    Pancreatitis, don’t quite fit into any causitive category, but a bit in some … Any GI’s out there?
    6 weeks ago, I went to my PD with what I thought was severe heartburn. I went to pharm. and he suggested Pepcid. I took it, no luck in an hour (like he said). I called and asked PD how long Pepcid takes to take it away, she said an hour, I said it’s been 4 hours and I was in agony. Severe abdominal pain, some vomiting, low grade fever. I had what I thought was the flu for 3 days prior (no pain, just didn’t feel well, diarr and low grade fever. She said come in. She took a blood test … Highly elevated Amylase and Lipase, somewhat elevated ALT, AST. Had weekly blood tests since then, and it’s been going down. Nearly normal Amylase, still 3 times normal Lipase (which is much lower than it was… nearly 3000).

    I read the following on internet as far as causes: 1) Alcoholism: “Alcohol is the leading culprit. Usually, it takes several years of heavy drinking — such as a 12-pack of beer of every day.” I drink, but not more than 3-4 drinks per night, 3-4 nights per week (if that!) however, I had a life altering even a few weeks before attack and did drink a bit more (nightly, maybe 4 drinks), but no ‘binge drinking’. Rarely drunk more than 4 times in the last year, no hangovers. 2) Gallstones: never had a symptom. 3) heridedary: nope, nobody. 4) Meds: rare cases of Lamictal and Ativan have been reported “after market, and reported on ‘compassionate please’ cases. I am on both. (BTW, Lamictal was raised from 150 mg to 200 mg 1 wk before attack, and due to stress, went from 1 ativan per day to 2-3). 5) no traumas.

    The pain was severe (I have little tolerance for pain), but not enough that I felt ER was necessary. Nor did she. I was still walking around and doing what shopping I had to do, etc. OTC painkillers helped.

    Background: 48 yrs old, F, somewhat healthy diet. I feel fine now. Having another blood test Monday. Also have history of ovarian problems…. recently, cysts, fibroids. Any known relation? Any herbal/alternative cures or remedies? Is this permanent? She says never another drink of alcohol, not even cough syrup. Is that true? Even socially, a couple here and there? Due to my two year history of drugs (antidepressants, Lamictal, Xanax, Ativan … all prescribed by Dr’s), I have also taken Milk Thistle and Alpha Lipoic Acid to counteract the med’s effect on liver.

    Just can’t find enough general information on this on the internet. Just doom, gloom, not so great mortality rates, and a future of horror to live with … kidney dialysis, heart failure, liver failure, extreme pain, narcotic addiction, surgeries.

    Please advise… Thank you and God bless.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, she is absolutely correct. You were drinking a lot of alcohol before your onset of acute pancreatitis. It may not seem like a lot, but you really WERE drinking enough to cause pancreatitis. If you continue to drink and you have recurring episodes of it, you could end up with chronic pancreatitis. Anyway, you were very lucky as it seems like you didnt have a severe case of it. But unfortunately, acute pancreatitis can get very dangerous if you have a bad enough case of it (I interviewed a patient the other day who had it and was just getting discharged from the hospital 2 months later). So yes, stay completely away from any alcohol – its not worth the risk.

  6. QUESTION:
    Abdominal pain and nausea for 3 months?
    I am a 32 yr. old female. My pain started in my center abdomen a little above my belly button. Sometimes it moves to the right, when it moves to the right it is a more extreme sharp pain.When it is in the center it changes from pain to uncomfortable to bloaty , not in that order. The pain is not always the same. I have been checked for appendicitis, that was negative. Had ultrasound and blood work, which found nothing wrong besides cysts on my ovaries and cervix. (my ob said, it was fine) Ultrasound and bloodwork included my liver, pancreas and looking for gallstones. I had a gallbladder function test,which showed my gallbladder function at 65%. In the mean time , I was put on Prilosec 20 mg. I had a GI scope done, at the time I was taking the Prilosec for a little over a month. The scope found a hiatal hernia and reflux. My Prilosec had been increased to 40mg. My GI doc ordered a Gastric emptying scan, which is scheduled in 4 days.
    My pain comes and goes, being worse in the late morning and evening about 2 hrs before I go to bed, and I usually fall asleep in discomfort. Since I have been taking Prilosec, i have had no heartburn, but I still get nausea with or without stomach pain and the stomach pain. My abdominal pain has increased in intensity since the Prilosec dosage has been increased. Yesterday, it almost felt as if I was having a heart attack. The pain went up high in my center abdomen to my rib cage in the middle.
    My question is should I still be having all these symptoms while taking the Prilosec? I’ve had a headache and a general not well feeling for a week (the timeframe my dosage was increased)
    Any suggestions to help? I am tired of being nauseated and having stomach pains.
    I have cut out spicy foods completely and no alcohol.

    • ANSWER:

  7. QUESTION:
    Acne Help: Deadly Meds? Be Serious, Please?
    Ok so everyone gets acne, right? You know you’ve had a zit at one point. But some people get a different type of acne, like cystic or nodular acne. This type of acne is more aggressive than regular and usually can develop cysts under the skin, which are hard lumps.

    So I went to a dermatologist almost a month ago and I was told about this program, the “iPLEDGE” program. It’s really a program developed around this prescription for cystic/nodular acne called “Isotretinoin”. The whole “pledge” part of this program is mainly focused around female patients, because you have to “pledge” that you won’t have sexual contact with a male during the time you are on this medicine because it has a great chance of giving your baby birth defects. Pretty much, they are so serious about this to females because if you were to say get pregnant and have a babe while on this medicine, the baby would definitely have serious issues. But for male patients, it just talks about the risks associated with this medicine.

    So I have another appointment with this dermatologist soon, and I need to decide if I want to go on this program. Being a guy, I only have to worry about the risks associated with the medicine. Which there are a lot of, and they are sort of scary. Pretty much everything that could go wrong with your body, can go wrong. But they tell me that it probably won’t happen, they just have to warn me about it. But I can’t trust anyone, they might only want my money :/.

    Some of the side effects of “Isotretinoin”:

    -Depression
    -Psychosis (seeing or hearing things that aren’t real)
    -Suicide
    -Crying spells
    -Loss of interest in acitvities you once enjoyed
    -Sleep too much/trouble sleeping
    -Become more irritable/aggressive
    -Change in body weight
    -Withdrawal from friends/family
    -Thoughts about hurting yourself or taking your own life

    Those are some of the side effects, but not the issues that can arise.

    Isotretinoin can cause:

    -Serious brain problems:
    Pressure on the brain that can lead to permanent loss of eyesight, and in “rare cases”, death.
    -Stomach area (abdomen) problems:
    Internal organs can be damaged. These include the liver, pancreas, bowel, and esophagus.
    -Bone and muscle problems
    -Hearing problems:
    Hearing loss may be permanent.
    -Vision problems:
    Isotretinoin can affect your ability to see in the dark. And after taking Isotretinoin this may persist and be permanent.
    -Lipid problems:
    Isotretinoin can raise the level of fats and cholestrol in your blood.
    -Serious allergic reactions
    -Blood sugar problems
    -Decreased red and white blood cells

    So that is pretty much the summary I took about this medicine from the booklet they gave me. Pretty scary and serious stuff, huh? So should I go through with it? Is it worth risking my life to clear up my face, when I’m 17 and it may possibly clear up within the next few years anyways? I’m not as embarrassed by my face as I was when I was younger, but I am conscious of my acne. I’m not a recluse or anything but I’m not as confident as other people because I feel like people look at me for my acne.

    So leave your thoughts on what I should do. PLEASE don’t give me any stupid advice like “oh just put rubbing alcohol on it, it’ll go away!” Believe me, I have tried and I don’t have your regular acne, regular treatment isn’t going to work for me.

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:


Curing Fatty Liver Naturally

This article helps you to understand the functions of liver and how natural remedies help you to maintain the healthy liver. Above all, I would like to tell you how liver works. Liver is the largest gland in the body and situated at the right side of the body. Liver plays many important functions it helps in regulating, storing, synthesizing, transforming and secreting. Also visit Liver Supplements the major function of the liver is to store the nutrients like minerals, proteins and glycogen.
Environmental pollution, fast foods with artificial preservatives, drugs, alcohol, sedentary lifestyles – all these are factors that influence to feel sluggish and unmotivated during the day! To start feeling fresh and new, there are natural remedies to promote the ability in us to eliminate toxins naturally with detoxification and cleansing of the body!
You can improve the liver health if you haven’t injured it too badly. You liver can regenerate liver cells if any sign of disease can be caught before it becomes a major problem. A life style change may help your liver repair itself. Eating the to much can cause your liver to work over time, if it is necessary to eat in among meals try a salad, piece of fruit, or some juice.
Gokulakanta (Hygrophila spinosa): This herb is used for treatment of several liver problems including jaundice, hepatitis and derangement of the liver. Ayurveda places the liver at the center of the body. It is the house of all the five digestive agnis, or fires, and hence if anything goes wrong with the liver, digestion will be the first activity to come under peril. The liver is also responsible for converting plasma (Rasa dhaatu) to blood (Rakta dhaatu) in conjunction with the spleen. Thus, liver defects can cause serious blood ailments also. Some symptoms which indicate something is wrong with the liver are:-

1 Loss of appetite

2 Diarrhea

3 Flatulence

4 Pain in the abdomen

5 Difficulty in breathing and coughing

Home remedies for liver care: -
a Make a mixture of vegetable juice like spinach vegetable and carrot in the same amount and take a glass of this juice everyday for at least 3-4 weeks.
a Take a roots of dandelion and boil it in a glass of water for 10 minutes, after drink its.
a Make a juice of 2 raw oranges and take it one time in a day for a one week.
a Make a mixture of some roasted cumin seeds to a glass of buttermilk with a little salt and drink it early in the morning.
a Make a mixture of a 1 tbs. of lime juice with papaya seeds extract and take it one time in a day.
Herbal remedies for liver care
a you can take herbal solution for licorice.
a Take milk thistles, turmeric and guduchi herbs.
a Take Indian aloe because it stimulates the liver into carrying out its functions normally.
Tips for liver care: -
a You can take a vitamin E.
a Do not drink an alcohol and tea.
a Do regular exercise and yoga.
a Excess sugar and salt in your diet are avoided.
a Eat an eggs, pulses and fish because which contain a protein.
a You can eat a green vegetables and fruits like cucumber, carrots, palak, spinach, and papaya because which contain a protein.
a Fatty and oily foods are avoided.

Read more on Liver care Cirrhosis. Also Read more on Home Remedies For Liver Care and Triphala for liver disorders

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  1. QUESTION:
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    • ANSWER:
      very informative but what is your question?

  2. QUESTION:
    Why do people say blue is better then orien?
    Blue Ingredients
    Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Potato Starch, Turkey Meal, Whitefish Meal, Salmon Meal, Tomato Pomace (natural source of Lycopene), Chicken Fat (preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols), Oatmeal, Natural Chicken Flavor, Whole Carrots, Whole Sweet Potatoes, Blueberries, Cranberries, Flaxseed (natural source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Barley Grass, Dried Parsley, Alfalfa Meal, Dried Kelp, Taurine, L-Carnitine, L-Lysine, Yucca Shidigera Extract, Turmeric, Herring Oil (natural source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Dried Chicory Root, Black Malted Barley, Oil of Rosemary, Beta Carotene, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Niacin (Vitamin B3), d-Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Biotin (Vitamin B7), Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Ascorbate (source of Vitamin C), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Iron), Zinc Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Zinc), Manganese Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Manganese), Copper Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Copper), Choline Chloride, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Salt, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bacillus subtilis, Enterococcus faecium OrijenINGREDIENTS
    Fresh deboned chicken, chicken meal, turkey meal, russet potato, fresh deboned salmon (a natural source of DHA and EPA), herring meal, sweet potato, peas, fresh deboned lake whitefish, fresh deboned walleye, chicken fat (naturally preserved with vitamin E and citric acid), chicken liver, salmon meal, fresh deboned turkey, fresh whole eggs, fresh deboned herring, sun-cured alfalfa, salmon oil, chicory root, dehydrated organic kelp, pumpkin, carrots, spinach, turnip greens, apples, cranberries, saskatoon berries, black currants, choline chloride, psyllium, licorice root, angelica root, fenugreek, marigold flowers, sweet fennel, peppermint leaf, chamomile flowers, dandelion, summer savory, rosemary, sea salt, vitamin supplements (vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, niacin, vitamin C, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12), mineral supplements (zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, selenium), dried Lactobacillus acidophilus product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product.

    • ANSWER:
      Because EVERY person has their own opinions on dog food & which brand is best, and this brand is best, and this one is crap, and they are all bad, only feed raw!! etc. etc. etc. You have to do your OWN research, and use your OWN common sense & buy & feed YOUR dog what YOU think is the BEST!!! Take Care & Good Luck…