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Liver Hemangioma

Hemangiomas are vascular tumors originating from blood vessels and liver hemangiomas are benign (noncancerous) vascular tumors that occur in the liver. They consist of tangled blood vessels. Symptoms of liver hemangioma include pain in the right abdominal region, feeling of fullness after eating small meals, nausea, etc. The exact cause of why these hemangiomas develop is unknown. Liver hemangiomas affect about 20 % of the population.

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I have stomach pain while eating and unintentional weight loss. Is it something serious?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had stomach issues for a long time and had the gallbladder removed around four years back. My stomach issues have gotten worse. Then, ten months back I had started getting this horrible burning sensation on the right side near ribs. The doctor thought it was my liver and did bl...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it is likely to be hemangiomas only. I think your treating doctor is right. Ultrasound is a good investigation for hemangiomas and it definitely shows its presence and also suggested by CT scan. Now, regarding your doubts, firstly ultrasound is a very observer d...  Read Full »

My daughter has abdominal pain. Please review her reports.

Query: Hello doctor,My daughter, 26 years old, has had abdominal pain and is prone to constipation for several years. She recently had an ultrasound which showed hyperechoic results in her liver, possibly due to a hepatitis process. She never drinks alcohol, does not eat gluten, wheat or sugar. Of course, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Singh Smrita

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A hyperechoic lesion in the liver can be due to many causes, both benign and malignant. The most common cause is a hepatic hemangioma, a benign lesion which is present in about 4 % of the population. Other causes could be hepatic adenoma (seen in some w...  Read Full »

I have amyopathic dermatomyositis. Is it dangerous?

Query: Hi doctor, I was just diagnosed with amyopathic dermatomyositis, and I have been put through a lot of cancer screenings as this does not run in my family. All tests are normal, except regular ultrasound of the abdomen showed two non-specific liver lesions up to 3.2 cm. The previous CT scan of the a...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usually, non-specific liver lesions are mentioned as hemangiomas. CT scan without contrast would not pick them that easily, they may have been present then. Even if hemangiomas were not there, they may have developed over time and are benign. Having said that, it is ...  Read Full »

Does my CT scan show liver hemangioma?

Query: Hi doctor, Kindly go through the CT scan report, which shows any lesions or evidence of liver hemangioma. Please clarify it. Also, please advice how serious it is.  Read Full »


Dr. Kagathara Happy Kumar Devkaranbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, these lesions are consistent with a hemangioma. Generally in liver, symptoms due to hemangioma are directly proportional to the size of hemangioma. For such small hemangioma less than 0.39 inches without any symptoms, nothing must be done. There is no risk of fo...  Read Full »

Will hemangioma in the liver cause discomfort and pain in the right side of the stomach?

Query: Hi doctor, A 47-year-old male of height 66.92 inches, weight 163 pounds with normal BP and sugar level, has discomfort in stomach, particularly right-hand side after meals feeling of heaviness for last four months. Presently not taking any medicines. The bowel movement is timely in 15 minutes to 30 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vasavada Bhavin Bhupendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliiq.com. I have gone through your report (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Your pain is most likely due to hemangioma only. Hemangioma are benign tumors that generally do not cause any harm. They require surgical removal when pain is severe. If pain is both...  Read Full »

I have two liver hemangiomas. Could you please give an opinion after going through the reports?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had an ultrasound and was told I have two suspected liver hemangiomas that need follow-up. The scan yesterday discovered a new lesion in my liver measuring 21 mm x 20 mm. They suspect hemangioma but want me to follow this up. I had already been diagnosed with one hemangioma two ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclinq.com. I am reviewing your case history and attached files in detail and will get back to you. Thank you.  Read Full »

Can liver cancer be misdiagnosed as liver hemangioma?

Query: Hello doctor,I started having right sided pain in the rib area around one year and three months ago. It got really bad last week and I went to a doctor. They did an ultrasound and found several hyperechoic nodular foci on the liver. He said this could simply represent hemangiomas but could be mucino...  Read Full »


Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry and do not panic. All your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) are pointing towards hemangiomas. It is easy to differentiate between cancer and hemagioma by a radiologist on CT scan, MRI, or ultrasound. Your reports are clearly indic...  Read Full »

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