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Suffering from stomach pain. gas, jaundice, growth in liver. Treatment?

my mother in law was suffering from stomach pain frm two weeks.. we did the check ups.. doctors told its gas trouble.. later we checked..thn we got to knw jaundice s there.. nw whn we took to hospital 2 days bk till today mrng they told its curable with medicine.. but now they r telling there s a growth in lever .. surgery has to be done,, but no hopes it will be successful
Asked On : Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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Gastroenterologist 's  Response
Hello, dhanyaplakkat,
Thank you for contacting HCM.
Your mother-in-law has jaundice and the doctors say that she has a
liver tumor . There can be several types of growths or tumors of the
liver. There are cysts, benign tumors and also cancerous tumors.
If she has a cystic growth which is more than 5 cm. in size , they have
to do surgery. Results are very good and she can recover completely.
If she has growths called Adenomas , which are usually benign , if they
are big, then surgery is necessary to remove it. Liver has tremendous
regenerating power and a person can have half the liver removed and
still lead a normal life. Cancer of the liver is more serious and it would
have to be confirmed by special tests and biopsy. There are several
options depending on how advanced the cancer is.
Cysts and Adenomas generally do not cause jaundice unless they
are near the channel or duct that carries the bile thus blocking .
I cannot comment without knowing the specifics either CT-Scan
or MRI ,ultrasound etc. We also need to know all her blood tests to
find out the liver functions.
I hope she will be under care of a competent surgeon who has performed
liver surgeries in the past with good results. You may have to enquire
around to find out.
I really wish her the very best.
Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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General Surgeon Dr. Hari Charan Perigela's  Response
There are many lesions in the liver like Hydatid cyst,Abscess,Cancer etc which present as growth .
You did not mention the complete diagnosis of the condition in the liver.
If the growth is not related to cancer,then the results will be good.
If you comeback with complete diagnosis,i will clarify further
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