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Liver laceration

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Cut or Tear: The liver is the largest organ in the body; although well-protected by the rib cage, it is prone to injury via blunt (car crashes, falls) or penetrati ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
35 years experience Gastroenterology
1: Pain, bleeding, low blood pressure and low blood count.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Layman
19 years experience Transplant Surgery
See below: Pain is the most common symptom. This is due to bleeding. If the live capsule is intact the bleeding will be contained in the liver and the pain wil ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience General Surgery
Several weeks : A grade v liver laceration is severe. It will take several weeks to heal. Not only is the liver lacerated but you may have blood loss and it will ta ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
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 rev ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually yes: so go ahead
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A 25-year-old male asked:
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Could but always: Yes tumors on the liver or kidneys can cause abnormal lab values but not always.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Could be: From the gallbladder if it is not functioning properly and giving you symptoms. Numbers alone really don't tell much without the story behind it.
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Absolutely!: You have asked the right question and I am very happy for you -- it sounds as if a life is about to be turned around. The liver regenerates wonderfull ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Haehl
45 years experience Family Medicine
? Cause: It is imperative to know the cause of the liver disease because that could guide the treatment. It could be viral, toxins ie medications, alcohol, ac ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Usually: Primary liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma, or HCC) can usually be seen on modern ct scan, or PET-ct scan. It is usually seen as a separate mass w ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Liver hemangiomas occur at random and are harmless.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Shouldn't: Cirrhosis causes splenomegaly through portal hypertension and splenic congestion; a mildly fatty liver should be well before this stage, and should no ... Read More
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Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
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 whet ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: Steatosis, or fatty liver, can lead to steatohepatitis (inflammation of fatty liver cells) which can lead to cirrhosis (scarring of the liver) and ult ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Reference ranges are set up so that several percent of healthies fall outside. If the low 'zymes meant anything, you'd already know you have massive l ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Elevated liver enzymes indicate damage to liver cells usually from alcohol, hepatitis, and some medications. Fatty liver means accumulation of fat in ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Occult bleeding?: He should be checked out. He may be bleeding under the liver capsule.
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terri Washington
15 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: Weight loss is the best treatment to improving fatty liver but vitamin e can sometimes help the inflammation.
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
16 years experience General Surgery
Most heal: If during acute period the surgery is avoided, then it takes few weeks for liver to heal. Some can get abscess, may develop fevers and jaundice while ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unlikely: Cirrhosis affects the whole liver and a biopsy is unlikely to miss the lesion. Steatosis is one manifestation of alcoholic liver disease. If there is ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Liver lacerations: A liver laceration is caused by blunt force trauma; a transfer of energy. Car crashes, falls, beatings, boxing and sports injuries are most common cau ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
25 years experience Dermatology
And?: "liver injury post hysterectomy" is not a question. If you want an answer, you need to ask a question.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Not related: Fatty liver is not related to removal of gall bladder or its dysfunction. Most of the time fatty liver is due to nutritional , chemical ( drugs alcoho ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Drug-induced LFT: No. Usually drug-induced elevated liver enzyme (lft) is reversible when the offending drug is removed. Of note, drug-induced elevated lft can be very ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Depends on type of injury, blunt. Or penetrating, small laceration or extensive laceration , what is involved major vessels like hepatic vein or vena ... Read More

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