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Posted on Thu, 14 May 2015
Question: My daughter is 36 with 2 children that were born ceserion. She was in bad auto wreck at 13.She lost her spleen. She is now having pain in her side as though it is gall bladder. Gall bladder removed appox 10 yrs ago. They found a cyst the size of an orange on her liver and aspirated that. That is where they have left her. Now she does not know what to do. What type of doctor should we be looking for?
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Answered by Dr. Hari Charan Perigela (40 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You should consult a Surgical Gastroenterologist.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
As per your description, she needs consultation of Surgical gastroenterologist.
Pain on one side doesn't indicate any intra abdominal disease always.
Aspiration is one of the option for Simple liver cyst.The progression of the cyst should be confirmed by Ultrasound abdomen.

I prefer to get an Ultrasound abdomen. If Ultrasound is normal, then the pain could be due to musculoSkeletal cause. I prescribe Skeletal muscle relaxant tablet containing Thiocolchicoside to my patients with similar complaints.

Please consult a Surgical Gastroenterologist and get examined.

Nothing to worry.

Hope I answered your query. If you have any questions, I will clarify further.
Wish you good health.
Regards
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Follow up: Dr. Hari Charan Perigela (13 hours later)
She has already had a colonoscopy and EDG. They found nothing,except a hieatal hernia. She had the ultra sound of liver and found the cyst on her liver. So now they have aspirated it and there is no relieve. The surgeon sent her back to her pcp who does not know what it is. Where to now?
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Answered by Dr. Hari Charan Perigela (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Pain could not be due to Liver cyst.

Detailed Answer:
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Orange sized Liver cyst will not cause severe pain.
As the cyst is aspirated,nothing more could be done.
You should get an Ultrasound abdomen to rule out other causes of abdominal pain. Liver cyst area should also be examined for any infection.
CT SCAN of the Abdomen will give exact picture.
Please consult a Surgical Gastroenterologist and proceed accordingly.
Hope I answered your query.
Regards
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Brief Answer: You should consult a Surgical Gastroenterologist. Detailed Answer: Hi As per your description, she needs consultation of Surgical gastroenterologist. Pain on one side doesn't indicate any intra abdominal disease always. Aspiration is one of the option for Simple liver cyst.The progression of the cyst should be confirmed by Ultrasound abdomen. I prefer to get an Ultrasound abdomen. If Ultrasound is normal, then the pain could be due to musculoSkeletal cause. I prescribe Skeletal muscle relaxant tablet containing Thiocolchicoside to my patients with similar complaints. Please consult a Surgical Gastroenterologist and get examined. Nothing to worry. Hope I answered your query. If you have any questions, I will clarify further. Wish you good health. Regards