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Liver cyst recommendations?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 31, 2013 at 11:23 PM

My best friend was just diagnosed with a fast growing liver cyst. Do you know why those things might grow? Any supplements / vitamins? Diet?

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on June 04, 2013
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It is only one cyst. She has never ever taken any contraceptive pills or hormone therapy.

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on June 04, 2013
at 12:59 PM

The reason I recommended Vitamin A was because the liver is like the body's main storage site for the vitamin, however after doing some research it looks like doctors recommend against Vitamin A supplementation so, *shrugs*. However as for the iodine, I've read convincing data for iodine fighting ovarian cysts and breast cysts so maybe it would also fight liver cysts, here's a study showing iodine on breast cysts: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8221402 . She should ask her doctor though before she decides to supplement anything recommended here.

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on June 04, 2013
at 02:42 AM

Thanks a lot!!!

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Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on June 04, 2013
at 12:06 AM

Just to get the ball rolling I'll say:

  • Vitamin A
  • Iodine

But I'm not making those recommendations based on any scientific data, that's just what my gut says. I'll try to come back here later when I have more free time and get sources, just trying to get the ball rolling for now.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on June 04, 2013
at 02:42 AM

Thanks a lot!!!

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10979)

on June 04, 2013
at 12:59 PM

The reason I recommended Vitamin A was because the liver is like the body's main storage site for the vitamin, however after doing some research it looks like doctors recommend against Vitamin A supplementation so, *shrugs*. However as for the iodine, I've read convincing data for iodine fighting ovarian cysts and breast cysts so maybe it would also fight liver cysts, here's a study showing iodine on breast cysts: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8221402 . She should ask her doctor though before she decides to supplement anything recommended here.

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on June 04, 2013
at 06:32 PM

Is she on oral contraceptive pills or hormone therapy? Estrogen can influence the development of hepatic adenomas and cysts.

Is it one cyst or multiple? Multiple would make me think of an infection or an inherited condition.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on June 04, 2013
at 07:34 PM

It is only one cyst. She has never ever taken any contraceptive pills or hormone therapy.

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