FAQ - Focal Nodular Hyperplasia
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What are they symptoms of a ruptured Focal Nodular Hyperplasia?

I was diagnosed with Focal nodular hyperplasia, which is a type of benign tumor on the liver. I've been having a lot of pain lately. Along with tingling sensations that just started today. I was wondering if anyone knew the symptoms of a ruptured Focal nodular hyperplasia. I can't find any info online about it. Thanks so much.

Pain is the only symptom. If you look under
"presentation"of this web page, you will see it mentioned.
I definitely would have it checked out right away. From the second article that
talks about rupture...it is very rare.
Usually what symptoms a patient has
with a tumor, will only increase if there
becomes a problem with it.

Wish I could tell you more.  (+ info)

Hello! Does anyone have something called focal nodular hyperplasia? Its a benign growth on the liver?

I'm just curious to see if anyone else has had it and details about it etc. Like did you have surgery to get it removed or did their diet impact on what happened? Did you get pains at all? Its usually found by accident by an ultrasound or CT scan thats being done for other problems like stomach pains or problem with gall bladder etc. Mine was found on a ultrasound and i'm waiting to see a specialist. Any help would be really great! I'm just scared about what it might be or if I have to get surgery. Mine is pretty big (7.5 x 6.5 cm) and i've been getting really bad pains after i eat etc. So i think i may have to get it removed.

Thanks! ;-)

It is a very common thing and you dont have to worry...

Read on....

Focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) is the second most common tumor of the liver, surpassed in prevalence only by hepatic hemangioma. FNH is believed to occur as a result of a localized hepatocyte response to an underlying congenital arteriovenous malformation. FNH is a hyperplastic process in which all the normal constituents of the liver are present but in an abnormally organized pattern. Results of liver function tests in these patients usually are within the reference range.

While the use of contraceptive agents is not implicated in the pathogenesis of FNH, their use is associated with an increased rate of complications in patients with FNH, and they may be a factor in the development of FNH. In symptomatic females, hemorrhagic foci or infarctions may occur within the FNH; these are aggravated by administration of contraceptive agents. The rare complication of a spontaneous rupture into the peritoneum has also been associated with contraceptive use.

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focal nodular hyperplasia?

I have had an ultrasound and ct scan on my liver and they diagnosed this as focal nodular hyperplasia.I have 3 lesions all under 3cm each.Should i have more tests to confirm or leave it at that.i feel fine,never felt ant pain either.does anyone know what causes it.i was on the contraceptive pill for 20 yrs,but stopped 2 years ago.

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Recurrence of hepatic adenoma/focal nodular hyperplasia?

I recently had a 6cm by 6cm tumor removed from my liver, along with 25% of healthy liver - scans could not determine what the mass was but it was thought to be a hepatic adenoma.

Pathology was completed on the tumor and they still could not determine what exactly it was. They could confirm it was benign but remain unsure if it were hepatic adenoma or focal nodular hyperplasia.

I was wondering, now that it is completely gone, is there any chance that it may re-occur and another will grow back?

Also I had my gallbladder removed 18 months ago and suffer from haemachromatosis (iron overload) - these are both liver issues - are these related to what could have caused the tumor?


as you said that pathology report determined ur tumor as benign then u should not worry about it..because a benign tumor does not invade other tissues and does not metastasize and is non progressive disease. so there is no chance for u to get a similar problem in the future. now as long as the cause for the tumor...there are lot of factors affecting the growth. it could be know or unknown...u cannot give a reason leading to a growth..its a secret as of now....have a healthy life and stop worrying..  (+ info)

Focal Nodular Hyperplasia?

Has anyone ever been diagnosed with FNH? If so, what kind of tests were preformed to come to that diagnoses? Also, has anyone ever had it dianosed when it was actually something else?

FNH can be seen at any age and either sex, though most commonly in a female between 20-50 years old. Most of the time it is incidentally found during surgery or in some imaging study, like a CT or Ultrasound. Either that, or it is found at atopsy (completely independent of cause of death). Usually causes no problems at all. Sometimes while pregnant or when on birth control pills, they can grow...and possibly lead to problems from this...

In any event, the "differential diagnosis" includes cancer, cirrhosis, hemangiomas, regnerative nodules, or metastases (cancer originating from somewhere else that travelled to the liver).

This, of course, makes making the right diagnosis important!

Ultrasound all alone CANNOT distinguish FNH from cancer. So if that is all you had, you need more studies!

CT Scan with and without contrast is much more accurate, but depends on how characteristic it appears. But many times, this is all that is nedeed.

If the diagnosis is in question, a couple repeat CT scans later (at 3 months and 6 months, say), can determine if it is stable and benign (i.e. not growing or changing).

A liver biopsy can also aid with diagnosis if things are still unclear...but only surgical resection is definitive.

Hope this helps some!  (+ info)

what can you do to help nodular regenerative hyperplasia?

The first thing to help NRH is to understand it is a descriptive term of the pathology in the liver that has many causes and sometimes occurs alone.

The first step is to find the primary cause, which needs to be treated itself.

This always (100%) starts with a liver biopsy.
I assume you had one to ask the question.

The basic diagnostic process- imaging (CT, MRI), Biochemical tests (liver function,with normal serum albumin, bilirubin and prothrombin time and increased gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase and alkaline phosphatase due to cholestasis)

Find and treat the primary disease causing NRH,

For the problems caused by the NRH itself, which is your question:

Portal hypertension- that in turn causes splenomegaly, esophageal varices and variceal bleeding.

Is treated with-

beta-blockers, sclerotherapy, mesenteric-caval shunt and transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt with satisfactory results.

You are talking high speed differential diagnosis, testing and therapy and need true expert management once that is accomplished.

This is nothing you can diagnose or treat at home or through natural healers etc.

Here is the very best thing you can do to help it:

Below is an extensive site listing all the diseases known to cause or be related to NRH with their descriptions and the treatments.

Educate yourself, it's the best help for NRH you can do for yourself.  (+ info)

Are fibroids, endometrial hyperplasia or polyps a precursor to cancer?

I'm 44 and had heavy menstrual bleeding. Ultrasounds and MRI showed three small fibroids, focal complex hyperplasia and polyps. I've been trying natural remedies which have improved menses dramatically, no longer heavy, nor as painful. Should I still have hysteroscopy or other procedure done, or does the resolution of symptoms mean I'm OK?

Not a precursor to cancer. Chances are the pain and bleeding will return. Interuterine scraping is another option, but I hear it is painful and not always effective. Hysterectomy may be another option for you if you just want to be done all together.  (+ info)

wat is complex hyperplasia with focal mild atypia?

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What is the difference between hyperplasia and dysplasia- and can anyone give me a reference for it?

I can't seem to find a book or journal article that specifically defines the difference between dysplasia and hyperplasia- any help would be much appreciated!

Hyperplasia is a general term referring to the proliferation of cells within an organ or tissue beyond that which is ordinarily seen

Dysplasia is a term used in pathology to refer to an abnormality of development.

Hyperplasia = excessive normal cells which are benign.
Dysplasia = excessive abnormal cells which can become malignant.  (+ info)

I have a benign liver tumor. Is there anything I should avoid?

I have been diagonsed with Focal Nodular Hyperplasia which is a benign tumor of the liver. Is it safe to drink alcohol? Take ibuprofen? Lift weights? These are questions I forgot to ask my doctor and would appreciate some info. I am a 33 yr old female in otherwise very good health.
Thanks in advance!

Hi. I have had an FNH liver tumor also. I am 26 and healthy. Mine actually was removed 2 months ago because it grew from last year. Normally these tumors do not need to be removed. Mine was rather large (size of a grapefruit), and caused me lots of pain. There is nothing that you need to avoid. Alcohol, ibprofen and exericing are fine. Generally these types of tumors don't grow, are rather small, and don't cause any pain or discomfort. I would just get an MRI or CT done (which ever was done originally when it was found) in a year to make sure it is not growing. Hope this helps!  (+ info)

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