Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

176 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

What does this ultrasound report indicate?

Answered by
Dr. Mukund Savaskar

General Surgeon

Practicing since :1978

Answered : 3607 Questions

Posted on Mon, 9 Nov 2015 in Lump
Question: I am a 50 year old woman. 4 weeks ago I began having a dull pain and pressure on my left side to the middle of my abdomen under the rib cage. I had a US abdomen complete ultrasound and the finds were a complicated septated cyst in left lower right lobe of liver measuring 5.3cm x 3.9cx x 2.7 cm in diameter that was not seen on my prior ultrasound 5 years ago. Also a complicated cyst along the dorsal aspect of the right lobe measuring 2.5 x 3.0 cm in diameter. A small hypoechoic area seen along the inferior margin to the left lobe of the liver measuring 1.1 x0.7 nonspecific. Also a hemangioma that I have had for several years that has increased in size by 0.7 cm. My doctor has ordered a ct scan which I have not had yet. My concern is the larger complicated septated cyst and what it could potentially be and if there is cause for concern. Could any of these findings be cancerous. I do not have a history of any types of cancer.
Answered by Dr. Mukund Savaskar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Dull abdominal Pain with Multiple Liver Septated Cysts/ Under Investigation

Detailed Answer:
Brief Ans-Dull abdominal Pain with Multiple Liver Septated Cysts/ Under Investigation

Hi,Welcome for your query to HCM.
I studied your query and reviewed with your attached report.I understood your concern for the Liver lump on US study with complicated septated cyst.
I would like to know more information about-
a-What are the complaints for which you got this Liver-US done?
b-Please give me the brief on how the abdominal complaints progressed over a time and how long,before you did US study.
c-Your doctor is right in advising CT study to get more detailed study of these Liver Septated Cysts,because there are many reasons for such a cyst.

-Suggestions to Reduce Anxiety for multiple Septated Liver Cyst-
Till the time you update more information on the complaints for which you got this US done and
Till the time You get CT done, its very difficult to comment on Cancerous Cause of these Liver Cysts.
CT guided FNAC biopsy would be needed to confirm the Cancerous nature of these Multiple Liver Cysts

Advise in your case-
Don't worry for the cancerous risk,which seems to be less,as you don't have any family history and
As you seem to have this US study done for dull abdominal pain with Diarrhea,as I got from your US study, attached report.

Hence Don't worry till the time investigation with your doctors study is complete.
Please update me above information, to be studied and reviewed in next session.

Welcome for any further query in this regard.
Waiting for more information as above.
Good Day!!

Dr.Savaskar, XXXXXXX Surgical Specialist

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina
Follow up: Dr. Mukund Savaskar 22 minutes later
4 1/2 weeks ago I suddenly became sick with yellow pale greasy diahrrea and abdominal pain also weakness, difficulty standing without feeling like I might pass out, i thought it may be food poisoning, so I waited three weeks and then set up appt, with my general practitioner who ordered the ultrasound, the ultrasound was done about 1 week ago, I am waiting for ct appt. To be set. The diaherra has continued until now with pressure on left to middle of lower ribcage. I will update when I get the ct. This was a sudden occurance that started 4 1/2 weeks ago, I am a small framed person normally weighing 105 lbs, I have lost there pounds. 102 lbs now, can keep good on my stomach without it passing through quickly. Thank you.
Answered by Dr. Mukund Savaskar 20 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Multiple Liver Cysts with Diarrhea,left abdominal pain/Under Investigations

Detailed Answer:
Brief Ans-Multiple Liver Cysts with Diarrhea,left abdominal pain/Under Investigations

HI,Dear,Thanks for the updates.
Based on the updates I stand by my suggestions given to you in my last reply.

In My Opinion -Chances of Benign Multiple Cysts seem to be more in your case
?Hydatid Cyst from Entameba Histolytica? or Chronic Liver Amoebic Abscesses.
But CT study and evaluation for Cancer presence by CT/US guided FNAC Biopsys of the Liver Cysts
A check with Gastro-enterologist / CT study and FNAC biopsy of the Liver Cysts are needed in time to come.
Get treatment of the diarrhea from your doctors,which You might be taking already, hope so.

Please Keep Me updated after those investigations.

I appreciate your thanks for the last reply.
Welcome for any further query in this regard.
Don't worry, I would help you till you get relieved of this anxiety.
So Don't worry till investigations on above line are completed.

Will appreciate You,to write excellent feedback comments about this experience,to help needy patient visitors like YOU,at HCM services.

Good Day!!

Dr.Savaskar, XXXXXXX Surgical Specialist

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,  
Medical Procedures
Medical Topics ,   ,  

Recent questions on  Rib cage

doctor1 MD

I was recently diagnosed with Saphenous Vein Disease and now have tiny red/brown spots on my ankles and feet that come and go. I woke up Tuesday morning with five bruises on my left arm and two on my right. There were no bruises there the night before. Yesterday afternoon I noticed two bruises on my stomach. I have also been developing knots. One over my rib cage upper left and the others are in my arms, legs, and one on my rib cage lower back right. Is this all connected to the Vein Disease?

doctor1 MD

I feel like I have something stuck in my upper abdomen . It extends from the middle to right side, just underneath my sternum and rib cage. I have had this for 2 months now, the ultrasound showed nothing wrong. I have noticed that I have diahhrea and my flatulence is horrible (sorry, that sounds unpleasant). Do you have any ideas what s wrong?

doctor1 MD

I m getting short quick stabbing pains under left lower rib cage also and lower back rib cage simultaneously I am concerned pancreatitis pancreatic cancer runs and family and I ve done a lot of smoking and drinking in the last 10 years also as of lately my urine is the T color unless I drink more water than it seems to go away but it does come back this is a recent thing what could that mean?

doctor1 MD

i get pain whenever i consume any type of food even liquid in the left upper portion behind rib cage, in the center below rib cage and even sometimes associated with heartburn. i underwent upper endoscopy and everything was found normal and no defects found. Doctor has prescribed me nexpro and it helps me in my pain and if i consume that drug i am alright and when i am without it i feel the pain. he advised me to take ione tab alternate day before half an hour of my lunch for 2 months and stop it. He did not tell me what is the exact problem i have. i am curious to know what is happening inside my stomach. kindly help me.

doctor1 MD


doctor1 MD

I have a stinging sensation under my skin in the abdominal area from bottom of the rib cage basically all over the abdomen. Fluctuates during the day. When I press my fingers over the area I can feel the discomfort under my skin. Feels fine after...

doctor1 MD

I have a very sudden and sharp pain under thr left side of my rib cage which worsens with a deep breath and while laying down. Has been coming and going for a while but lately is more frequent. Usually the discomfort ends within a few minute but...