There are a few types of liver cysts:
Other causes could include:
Most of the time, liver cysts do not cause any symptoms. But after some time, liver cysts may start to grow and become bigger, this is when symptoms are usually observed. Symptoms include:
Most of the time, liver cysts do not produce any symptoms, so you may not feel any pain or discomfort at all. However, in some individuals, the cyst might grow exponentially, causing some pain in the upper right side of the abdomen.
On rare occasions, the cyst might grow too big until it ruptures, that would cause a sudden sharp pain and be accompanied by a fever.
While most liver cysts are congenital, there are some factors that might increase your risk of liver cysts:
As liver cysts do not usually cause symptoms, they are often discovered by chance during screenings for other conditions. However, liver cysts are observable on imaging techniques, such as:
Since most liver cysts are asymptomatic, they usually do not require any treatments. If your liver cysts are causing symptoms, the following treatment options are available: