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Cysts on liver discovered after CT scan. Medication?

i just completed a ct scan on my liver . the GP stated that during a CT scan checking my heart for blockages or anything irregular which they found nothing. they discovered three cysts or what appeared to be cysts on my liver. i thought they ran the scan across my total body from my chest to my groin area. is this normal? and is the cysts question easily answered once i receive the results?
Asked On : Sat, 9 Jun 2012
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Liver cysts are usually asymptomatic, and most people having them are unaware about their condition. It is found that less than 5 percent of people with hepatic cysts develop noticeable symptoms.
When the cysts grows larger to about 7 cm, or if there is bleeding inside the cysts, then only they cause symptoms. Bleeding into the cysts is characterized by sudden pain in the upper right abdomen. 
Since liver cysts don't disturb the normal functioning of the body, there are no significant treatment methods. In case, the cysts are big enough (for example more than 3 cm), it is advisable to go for a follow-up abdominal imaging to check the growth of cysts. People go for treatment of liver cysts only after they experience discomfort symptoms that disturb their normal routine. Treatment for the same is done by aspiration and/or surgical removal of the cysts.To
To conclude, no specific treatment is needed for asymptomatic liver cysts. However, one should be aware about the complications of liver cysts, such as infection, jaundice (yellowing of the skin and sclera), bleeding into cyst (causing pain) and disturbance of the flow of bile juice. If anybody suspects that he/she has liver cysts, it is recommended to consult and seek advice from a physician so as to get proper medical attention. Except for the mild discomfort cases, hepatic cysts do not pose risks for liver cancer and liver failure.
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