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hepatic hypodensity

i was in the er last night for vomiting, stomach pain and severe muscle pain. on a cat scan they found a left hepatic lobe 1.3 hypodensity that measures slightly larger than simple fluid. I had this in 2011 and this report says it is enlarged from that cat scan in 2011. I was told to follow up with a gastroenterologist. im not sure exactly what this is. if someone can explain this to me it would be very much appreciated!!  
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piper111,

If you do not have advanced liver disease with fibrosis/cirrhosis, you shouldn't worry. Focal liver lesions in people without advanced liver disease are almost always benign.

Having an MRI followup in 6 months is the best course of action. MRI imaging is the best way to characterize focal liver lesions. The combo of the CT with the MRI will allow your doctors to assess things.

Hope all will be well. Keep us informed.
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thank you so much!! ive had pain in my liver but have never had any health issues concerning my liver. thank you so much for your reponse!!
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Do you have any associated blood work that you might wish to share? ALT, AST, ALP, Bilirubin,Albumin & Globulin levels - A/G ratio, INR, Platelet count, Creatinine, etc .... these can help us understand where you stand, liver health wise ... not all are needed of course, just a few - I just listed the numbers of interest.
I ask because I see you too have autoimmune issues.  I have advanced autoimmune diseases, multiple and I deal with liver, biliary and colon manifestations.
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ive been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and im always anemic or borderline anemic. when I was younger I had juvenile rheumatoid arthritis so my dr is always checking me for other autoimmune diseases but they always come up negative. my sister has lupus and so does my mom. besides the stomach pain I am in enormous amount of muscular pain. I have a drs appointment on Tuesday ill keep u posted. thank you!
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If they haven't completed an auto-antibody testing blood panel, then you might want to have them do this. It could help narrow down the types of autoimmune diseases that you may have to deal with in your health battles moving forward.
If they haven't completed an auto-antibody testing blood panel, then you might want to have them do this. It could help narrow down the types of autoimmune diseases that you may have to deal with in your health battles moving forward.
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