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Dr. Rawhi Omar
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Liver Injury (Overview)

There are different forms of damage/ injury to liver such as contusions or lacerations.


Dr. Rawhi Omar
28 doctors shared insights

Liver Injury (Overview)

There are different forms of damage/ injury to liver such as contusions or lacerations.


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What could be a result of my liver injury?

What could be a result of my liver injury?

Bleeding: Is the main issue, but if that goes away on its own, long term complications can include hemobilia, a connection between an artery and a bile duct. So it's important to be followed for a year or two and be aware of the long term consequences. ...Read more

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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get help or see a doctor right away
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See a doctor for diagnosis; do not diagnose yourself
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Don't drive a vehicle with a head injury; have someone else drive you
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Ice the area, if you can
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Dr. William Dieck Dr. Dieck
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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse your eye with water for 15 minutes
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Do not rub your eye
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Can recover liver damaged by alcohol?

Can recover liver damaged by alcohol?

Depends, often yes: Alcohol harms the liver in stages, and until the very end stages (cirrhosis = scarring), the damage is reversible if one stops drinking. First is alcoholic hepatitis, which can show just on lab tests, or can cause right upper abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, bloating, jaundice (yellow skin), bruising/bleeding, and hormone changes. Quitting drinking at any stage will improve health & decrease risks. ...Read more

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Can liver repair, minor scarring caused by fatty liver?

Can liver repair, minor scarring caused by fatty liver?

Yes - minor scarring: The liver does have regenerative capacity in a healthy individual. Limiting calories under the supervision of a nutritionist may help to limit and reverse the damage caused by fatty liver which is commonly associated with being overweight. ...Read more

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Treating a Rotator Cuff Injury (Checklist)

See your orthopedic or sports medicine doctor
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Pathophysiology of liver cirrhosis?

See below: Scar tissue in the liver as a result of different kinds of injuries. The significance is related to the chronicity for the injury and especially whether the injury is ongoing. ...Read more

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Mild diffuse fatty infiltration of liver ALT 142 AST 77 low function gallbladder bilirubin fluctuates can this mean cirrhosis or coild it b from gb?

Mild diffuse fatty infiltration of liver ALT 142 AST 77 low function gallbladder  bilirubin fluctuates can this mean cirrhosis or coild it b from gb?

Separate problems: Fatty liver, a health risk, associated with elevated liver enzymes. It's treatable with weight loss n monitoring. Low function gallbladder typically means no gallstones, but irritated gallbladder. This can be managed, (not cured) with low fat diet, extra hydration and monitoring. Cirrhosis, permanent damage to liver, usually from toxins like alcohol. Stay with your doc, a low fat diet and be well. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert Dr. Seibert
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Treating Liver Failure (Checklist)

Avoid raw seafood and shellfish
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Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
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I've read enlarged spleen from fatty liver only occurs after extensive liver damage.Can a "mildly fatty liver" cause a painful enlarged spleen?

Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
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I've read enlarged spleen from fatty liver only occurs after extensive liver damage.Can a "mildly fatty liver" cause a painful enlarged spleen?

Shouldn't: Cirrhosis causes splenomegaly through portal hypertension and splenic congestion; a mildly fatty liver should be well before this stage, and should not be the cause of a painful enlarged spleen. You should see a doctor for further evaluation and testing. ...Read more

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how to heal diffuse liver parenchymal disease

how to heal diffuse liver parenchymal disease

Depends on the cause: The term means a disease process affecting the entire liver. The ability to heal liver disease depends on the specific cause in a given patient and the degree of damage thats occurred to the organ. If the condition is early and hasn't progressed to an advanced stage of cirrhosis(scaring and destruction of liver tissue) it may be partly reversible. There are MANY causes of liver disease. ...Read more

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Mild kidney liver and pancreas diss function?

Mild kidney liver and pancreas diss function?

Unclear question: Would you please restate your question? For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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Wouldn't a tumour on the kidney or liver cause abnormal CMP (liver enzymes & kidney functioning)?

Wouldn't a tumour on the kidney or liver cause abnormal CMP (liver enzymes & kidney functioning)?

Could but always: Yes tumors on the liver or kidneys can cause abnormal lab values but not always. ...Read more

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Can a fatty liver cause liver cancer?

Can a fatty liver cause liver cancer?

It's a start: Fatty liver = steatosis can lead to non alcoholic steatohepatitis which is a chronic inflammation of the liver, this in return can lead to liver cirrhosis which in itself is really the risk factor for liver cancer. This process takes aproximately 20 yrs. ...Read more

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Is fatty liver irreversible?

Dietary modification: Several things can contribute to fatty infiltration of the liver including 1) excess weight over a long period of time, 2) pregnancy, 3) diet 4) medical conditions like diabetes, and 5) medications including chemotherapy. Depending on the contributing factors, some of the problem may be treated effectively with weight loss, tight glucose control, and/or dietary modification. ...Read more

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Rare liver injury reduced wbcs. Why?

Rare liver injury reduced wbcs. Why?

Leukopenia: Reduced wbcs are termed "leukopenia" and can occur during any organ injury. For the liver, this can occur during a more chronic phase that results in cirrhosis of the liver. At that point we see the effects of cirrhosis on other organs, specifically the spleen. The spleen enlarges (splenomegaly) and sequesters white blood cells (wbcs) as well as rbcs and platelets. This results in pancytopenia. ...Read more

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Is liver damage reversible?

Depends but yes: What is the cause of the liver damage (virus, immune system, toxins, drugs)? Is the damage ongoing (alcohol, etc.)? In most cases, the liver has an amazing capacity to repair itself and reverse scar tissue that has formed. A person can donate half their liver to another person and they will both usually be ok. Treat your liver well and it will treat you well. ...Read more

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How can liver cirrhosis and liver cancer be differenciated???

How can liver cirrhosis and liver cancer be differenciated???

Cirrhotic at risk: liver cancer usually happens in a cirrhotic liver. cirrhosis = scarring of the liver, cancer = uncontrolled cell growth. if you really have cirrhosis, you need to be screened for cancer regularly (can happen in 1-3% of cirrhotics per year) ...Read more

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Could rheumatoid arthritis cause liver enzymes to elevate?

Could rheumatoid arthritis cause liver enzymes to elevate?

Not by itself: But the medications, from naids to Methotrexate to some of the new stuff, famously can. ...Read more

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Are there natural drugs to take to treat liver injury?

Are there natural drugs to take to treat liver injury?

No: The liver actually heals quite well if not too severely injured. The worry is the potential for massive blood loss. In liver injury, we mostly wait it out if there is no bleeding. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of liver spots?

Benign: "liver spot" is the antiquated name for solar lentigo, which develop with age and exposure to ultraviolet light. Despite being a benign condition, some patients consider them unsightly and have them removed with liquid nitrogen cryotherapy or lasers that target melanin. The name "liver spot" developed because the blemishes were once thought to indicate underlying liver disease. ...Read more

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Can you drink considerable hard liquor for 50 years and not have liver injury?

Can you drink considerable hard liquor for 50 years and not have liver injury?

Very unlikely: Generally, for men more than three drinks ( in gram more than 30 gm) and female more than two drink ( in gram more than 20 gram) can result in cirrhosis in the long term. However, genetic structure and immune status of a person can also play a role. Some may develop early, in some other people it may take longer time. ...Read more

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What could be a result of my liver injury?

Bleeding: Is the main issue, but if that goes away on its own, long term complications can include hemobilia, a connection between an artery and a bile duct. So it's important to be followed for a year or two and be aware of the long term consequences. ...Read more

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Are there natural drugs to take to treat liver injury?

No: The liver actually heals quite well if not too severely injured. The worry is the potential for massive blood loss. In liver injury, we mostly wait it out if there is no bleeding. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Liver injury?

What is the definition or description of: Liver injury?

Liver injury: There are different forms of damage/ injury to liver such as contusions or lacerations. ...Read more

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Liver injury post hysterectomy.

And?: "liver injury post hysterectomy" is not a question. If you want an answer, you need to ask a question. ...Read more

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Rare liver injury reduced wbcs. Why?

Leukopenia: Reduced wbcs are termed "leukopenia" and can occur during any organ injury. For the liver, this can occur during a more chronic phase that results in cirrhosis of the liver. At that point we see the effects of cirrhosis on other organs, specifically the spleen. The spleen enlarges (splenomegaly) and sequesters white blood cells (wbcs) as well as rbcs and platelets. This results in pancytopenia. ...Read more

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If sgpt level become 89 , is it a liver injury?

If sgpt level become 89 , is it a liver injury?

You have "hepatitis": Hepatitis is defined as inflammation of liver cells, as is indicated by elevation in serum transaminases, like SGPT (alt). Hepatitis can be caused by a variety of issues (infectious, ischemic, metabolic, toxic, infiltrative, alcohol-related, drugs, etc.). It is impossible to say why your liver tests are elevated without more information--so, what tests have been done & what has been ruled out? ...Read more

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Can you drink considerable hard liquor for 50 years and not have liver injury?

Very unlikely: Generally, for men more than three drinks ( in gram more than 30 gm) and female more than two drink ( in gram more than 20 gram) can result in cirrhosis in the long term. However, genetic structure and immune status of a person can also play a role. Some may develop early, in some other people it may take longer time. ...Read more

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Whats the difference of liver injury due to booze and hepatitis a?

Liver Injury: Liver injury can be caused by drinking too much alcohol, which in the end cancause cirrhosis of liver and ultimately liver failure or bleeding varicose veins in esophagus.But any liver disease caused bu infection like hepatitis a, b orc , or any other toxin which causes liver toxicity can result in liver failure. But alcoholism is the commonest all over the world. ...Read more

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Which vitamin taken in large doses , what drugs are associated with liver injury?

Which vitamin taken in large doses , what drugs are associated with liver injury?

Vitamin A: So don't eat that polar bear liver raw (it contains mega-doses of vitamin a)! vitamin a doses greater than 100, 000 iu / day are well known to cause liver damage, and even 25, 000 iu at a time can be dangerous. Beyond that iron can damage the diseased liver (hap c, cirrhosis), and herbal supplements can sometimes contain liver toxins. And you thought valerian was good for you! ...Read more

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Fell off bike. Right ribs hurt so is this a liver injury?

Maybe: I'm answering this 12 days after you asked it...If there were a significant liver injury, it would have become apparent by now (increasing pain, blood loss). Most liver injuries sustained from falls do not require any specific intervention other than pain control; it's important to look for other injuries. When in doubt, go to the emergency department for evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more