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I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to help you with your concerns.
Yes liver cysts are common and harmless in most cases.
Tiny cysts are not concerning.
They can grow within 3 yrs.
These cysts are likely blood filled cysts or hemangiomas.
No further work up is necessary.
The cysts can be followed with liver ultrasound after a yr.
What causes them? and the radiologist didnt recommend follow up..but you think I should?
do you take any medication?
and if there too small to classify...how can they say likely cysts? this whole deal has made me very anxious. I only take ambien
and im a nurse...but this is out of my area...ugh
gallbladder removal in 06
thats me in a nutshell lol
cysts are more commonly seen in women.
they develop presumably due to the hormone influences estrogen mainly.
They are harmless and rarely cause any symptoms.
most of the time they contain clear fluid but sometimes may contain blood.
hmmm, i am going thru the change...havent had a period in 7 mo
These are incidental findings and often do not have any clinical significance.
They are too small to cause any symptoms but can be seen in Ct scan due to the high sensitivity of the test.
yea, i found that on google...just was hoping for a little more insight..as to why.
the reason 'why' is not definite.
is there a way to keep them from growing?
or to get rid of them?
clinically we only worry if the cysts are big or painful or connected to the bile duct.
in these cases there is risk of rupture.
Otherwise in most cases 99% cases, there is no significance.
you cannot get rid of them
there is no medical treatment.
surgical treatment is too risky for small cysts.
so just observation.
I recommended ultrasound for reassurance.
Many patients are understandably worried.
Stable utlrasound is reassuring every yr.
ok..lfts were great...and so was cbc...just hate i have to wait a whole year for piece of mind..thanks for answering.
these normal results suggest the benign nature.
Yes, I understand.
But, that is the current recommendation given the rare chances of any complications.
thanks again...youve been very nice.
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