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Treatment for Hydatid cyst - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, My mom has some liver problem. When we check the doctor they told there are some water bubbles in liver and there is no medicine for this disease. Now stomach has been enlarged only in the liver portion. Please let me know whether there is some treatment for this and also suggest me good hospital to check with liver problem.
Thanks in advance.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   fine
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know her age, gender, height and weight?
Doctor :   Sorry, gender I know
User :   her age is 45
Doctor :   Ok
User :   height 5.3
User :   weight 50
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Was it detected on an ultrasound abdomen?
User :   i dont know the exact details
Doctor :   Like a scan in simple terms
User :   initially they take the scan
Doctor :   Ok
User :   then they did some laproscope test
Doctor :   and then, any other tests?
User :   they took test for cancer also and finally they told she is affected by this
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   what was the reason for all these tests?
User :   actually in initial stages they are not sure which disease she is affected by... so they took all the test
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   What was her symptoms, I mean to ask?
User :   she is feeling for some in the liver portion
User :   now the portion starts enlarging
Doctor :   pain?
User :   ya.. sometimes she is getting pain in that portion
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Was it diagnosed as a Fatty liver?
User :   before somedays only it started enlarging
Doctor :   ok
User :   at the time we check with doctor it was normal
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how about fatty liver, did any doctor comment like that?
User :   no..
Doctor :   ok
User :   just they told they are some bubbles in liver... once it burst it will be a big problem
Doctor :   that is one possibility with your description abou the condition
Doctor :   or was it said that it is some cyst like?
User :   sorry... i dont know the details... i dont have the reports right now..
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Now, it would be better to know them
Doctor :   so I would recommend you to send in those scanned copies to YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   Mention it as to Dr.XXX
User :   ok..
Doctor :   I shall reply to the mail
User :   ok
Doctor :   Also, if you want a specialist opinion
Doctor :   you can take our Gastroenterologist's opinion
User :   wat are the possible disease when a person have water bubbles in liver??
Doctor :   It can be 1.Fatty liver
User :   can i chat with some Gastroenterologist's doctor
Doctor :   2.Cysts in the liver
Doctor :   You can consult him by mail or phone
Doctor :   I shall give you the link
User :   ok..
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW
User :   are those diseases more dangerous to health
Doctor :   It should be diagnosed properly
User :   ok.. now i call my mom and it is confirmed as cyst..
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   among cysts there are again certain types
Doctor :   like if it is due to a parasitic cause
User :   hyatid
Doctor :   or a non parasitic cause
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   It is Hydatid cyst
User :   ya..
User :   ok ok
Doctor :   It is a parasitic infestation
User :   ok
Doctor :   It does require surgical removal most of the times
Doctor :   did the doctor tell about that?
User :   no...
User :   u mean liver transplantation??
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   surgical removal of the cyst
User :   ok..
User :   she has multiple cyst..
Doctor :   Ok
User :   she has some 20 to 30 cyst..
Doctor :   It is not a simple condition
User :   so is it possible to remove the cyst now
Doctor :   I recommend you to take our Gastroenterologist's opinion on it
User :   ok
Doctor :   as he is the better person to answer it
User :   ok
Doctor :   it is a special case for me to handle
User :   how much it will cost for the operation??
Doctor :   But before consulting him, send the report
Doctor :   or keep it handy while consulting him
Doctor :   Cost depends on the hospital set up
User :   ok..
Doctor :   Can vary anywhere b/w 40 to 80 thousand
User :   which is the best hospital to cure this??
User :   ok..
Doctor :   Any big hospital, with Surgical Gastroenterologist
Doctor :   is the right place to do it
Doctor :   Hospital with ICU facility is required
User :   how about XXXXXXXX hospital in .XXX??
User :   Dr..XXX
Doctor :   Yes, it is a good hospital, but I dont know anything in specific
User :   ok..
Doctor :   .XXX, I am well aware of
Doctor :   Also .XXX as well
User :   we can cure this disease for sure right??
User :   ok
Doctor :   It should be decided after seeing the patient along with the complete reports by the Gastroenterologist
User :   ok..
User :   did u face any other case like this multiple cyst?
Doctor :   Multiple cysts does occur in Hydatid form
Doctor :   and surgical correction with chemotherapy would be required
User :   ok..
Doctor :   For further details, do get in touch with Dr..XXX
Doctor :   whose link I have provided
User :   ok..
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting, bye for now
User :   ok thank u bye
Doctor :   I wish your mother a speedy recovery
Doctor :   All the best
User :   thank u..
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