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CT scan said fluid in abdomen and cyst in liver. Is that why my right stomach pains? Genetic?

Hello my name is bethsny andi got my ct scan results today and the said i have fluid in abdomin and a cyst on my liver. My questions are how do they tell if they are cancerous and my next is thati have four children and with each pregnancy at the last two months of pregnancy i would complain with my right side would hurt so bad. My last child is 8months old and the past 6 months the pain is almost constant and went to the dr alot and they always told me i had a pulled muscle well i went back yesterday to dr and they did a ct scan and found these results. I have two aunts with liver cancer and i want to know if it is hereditary? Thank u
Asked On : Sat, 11 Aug 2012
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hello.fluid in abdomen requires other associated details as well such as the quantity and along with it the details of the other organs on the scan which cause this problem should be known eg.details of liver, spleen, portal circulation etc.

cyst on liver can be a simple cyst or a hydatid cyst caused by a parasitic infection but is very rare.

liver cancer is a different entity and is not related to cyst as cysts are usually benighn.

if there is sufficient amount of fluid then its needle aspiration and analysis of fluid can give diagnosis regarding etiology.

similarly cyst in the liver can be aspirated if its asimple cyst under CT guidance.

get yourself examined by a gastroenterologist or a physician and corelate your CT report.

and some cancers are hereditary not all, depends exactly on the type.

hope i have helped you.
Answered: Tue, 21 Aug 2012
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