Liver cyst and fatty liver

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hpymomof3
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   Posted 4/24/2016 3:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had right upper quadrant pain for the past month or so. I had a CT and ultrasounds. My gallbladder is fine but they found a 5 cm cyst in my liver and non alcoholic fatty liver. The cyst is somewhat complex with septations. I saw a gastroenterologist. He said the cyst would not cause me pain and that he was not concerned about it. I've done some research and I know that hepatic cysts are common but I've also read that if they have septations or are more complex there might be a concern. It also seems like 5 cm is pretty big and would cause some pain and pressure. Has anyone had any experience with this. Also he said nothing about my fatty liver even though it has enlarged my liver.

ppm guy
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   Posted 4/25/2016 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   
hi hypmomof3,
i had cirrhosis and a cyst on my left kidney.
i have a ultrasound yearly to check my status..

your fatty liver can be reversed, thru life style changes. your
doctors team should set you on the right road.

discuss with your dr what surveillance methods will keep you safe from cyst

welcome to our forum, and ask any and all ?s

MamaLama
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   Posted 4/26/2016 7:27 PM (GMT -6)   
hypmomof3

Welcome to the liver forum of Healing Well.

I am sorry to hear of your diagnosis of fatty liver. Since your scans don't suggest major problems at this time, I agree with ppm guy, that lifestyle changes are all you may need to do. In talking with my partners Hepatologist recently he told me that unchecked, fatty liver can lead to very serious liver symptoms...so getting it under control NOW is important. (Don't be like folks who won't quit smoking til they have advanced lung cancer.)

I also cannot say why you have rt quadrant pain, though pain can sometimes be "referred", ie not in the exact place where the problem is. MY partner has burning, pins and needles in his FEET, but the problem has been determined to come from 3 pinched nerves and bulging disks in his lower spine!

What do your liver enzymes look like? Did they do a complete metabolic profile? Did someone test your amylase and protease to see if your pancreas is having some issue? That can cause all kinds of pain. They could do an upper endoscopy and take a look at what is going on.

By the way, my partner (who had has very serious liver issues, see below) has a cyst in his rt kidney and one in his liver, but no one is worried about those either. I have one in each also, and one septated in my pancreas that does have my doctor attention, but he just does an MRI every 6 months and takes pretty pictures of it.

Sorry you are going through all this...don't drop it,, get to the bottom of it!

Hugs,
Mama Lama


YOu might want to talk to the GI doc for a follow up if you continue to feel
MamaLama, Forum moderator - Hepatitis
Partner received liver transplant (May 1, 2011) FL
Hep C 1a Treatment - Sovaldi/Olysio (March - May 2014)
Undetected since week 4. Undetected 12 weeks post treatment.
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