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Cause of discomfort and pain around liver - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have a scan result showing a dilated common bile duct that is 1.7 that very large and what is the normal size it should be and what are the causes of dilation?
Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
User :   I also have a 7 mm lesion in the posterlateral liver....likely a hemangima or cyst
Doctor :   ok. what symptoms are you having at present?
User :   i get some discomfort and pain around the liver area
Doctor :   are your liver function tests normal?
Doctor :   please provide your age
User :   i have had a mrcp a few days ago and am awaiting an ercp
Doctor :   the measurement varies from age to age
User :   i am 45
Doctor :   ranging from 4-12 mm outer diameters
User :   ok so that is then 17 mm right?
Doctor :   it is dilated
Doctor :   and the cause for this should be looked for
Doctor :   to correct it
User :   can a systemic illness maybe cause a inflammation there? yes it is dilated
Doctor :   no, usually systemic infections wil not cause it to be dilated
Doctor :   it will more of a local cause
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