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Ultrasound showed cyst in liver. Feeling nauseated after eating cabbage. What treatment should be done?

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I believe that I may have a cyst in my small intestine in between my stomach and liver. An ultrasound result stated that I had a cyst on my liver. Since January, I have had a re-ocurring cyle of 2 weeks of pressure pain just to my left of my right rib cage by my liver. Next I would have a burning pain for 1 to 2 weeks with an accompanying dead animal smell for 1 to 2 days after what would appear to me to be a cyst bursting. About 1 month ago, I took an anti-biotic for my sinuses and my pain began going away for the abdomen as well. About 2 weeks ago, I ate a cabbage dish and felt like I poisoned myself. I felt severely nauseated, achey all over, and a liitle weak. I ate as little as possible, mostly drinking frozen mango juice and soft food. The pain then felt like a bag of dull razor blades was in that location where the alleged cyst is. I have begun eating more different and solid food now. I have been eating mashed potatoes as mashed potatoes seems to pull out food that have been stuck in the lining my digestive system before. I seem to feel somewhat better, but not completely. What can I do to clean out the cyst and heal the cyst? Will I be able to do this without medical treatment? If not, what is the medical treatment for this type of condition?
Posted Thu, 19 Jul 2012 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Dinesh Kumar Singal 4 hours later
Dear Dmalfese,

Thanks for contacting Healthcare Magic for your query.

I will need to see the detailed ultrasound report before commenting on the cyst in liver. Can you please upload the ultrasound report, and I will get back to you again.

Hope to hear from you with the detailed report.

Best wishes,

Dr Dinesh Singal
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Follow-up: Ultrasound showed cyst in liver. Feeling nauseated after eating cabbage. What treatment should be done? 7 hours later
I have many blood results and the ultrasound result. I will have to scan them and then upload them for you. I don't remember anything being too detailed. Just the size and general location of the cyst. I don't think the report is going to be very helpful, but I will send the results that I have. The mayo clinic is who performed the ultrasound. I may be able to request more information from the test from Mayo? Would they have the actual ultrasound and would that actually help?
Answered by Dr. Dinesh Kumar Singal 3 hours later

Your symptoms do not appear to be related to cyst in liver. Your symptoms are more like dyspeptic symptoms and may be related to reflux disease (I can see that you had Barrett's), food allergies or peptic ulcer disease.

Most cysts in liver are simple benign cysts and do not need any treatment. They don't heal with medicines. They may require surgical or ultrasound guided aspiration only if they keep enlarging and cause symptoms due to its size or pressure on adjacent organs. Other common type of liver cyst is a Hydatid cyst in some geographical areas of the world which may require drug or ultrasound guided or surgical treatment.

You should not unduly worry about your cyst, particularly if you have already seen a physician for this. At the most you can get an follow-up ultrasound at 3 - 4 months period to monitor the size of cyst.

Best wishes.

Dr Dinesh Singal
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