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Spots on the liver

A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Not sure: The liver is inside the body, so it always stays moist. There would be no dry spots on the liver. However, on the outside of the body, at the right si ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
37 years experience Gastroenterology
Tissue density: Basically speaking, the darker the area the lower the density. Air would be the darkest, water less and bone the lightest. In a non contrast CT, bil ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
34 years experience Internal Medicine
No idea: Get mri.
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Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Impossible to: say with limited info. "Black spots" could mean anything from liver/kidney cysts(usually of no concern) to more serious abnormalities. Statistically ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Liver spots: Liver spots have nothing to do with the liver. The increased color may be due to aging, exposure to the sun or other forms of ultraviolet light, or ot ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Hepatologist: This question is best answered by a hepatologist or gastroenterologist who will review your ultrasound with the radiologist who interpreted the study. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Skin pigmentation: "liver spots' also called age spots are solar lentigenes, i.E, uv induced skin pigmentation. These are harmless, other than being a cosmetic issue. ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Blacks and lentigos: Skin discoloration in african americans can be the result of overexposure to the sun, healing blemishes or healed injury to the skin. This discolorati ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
40 years experience Dermatology
Sun Protection: Sun exposure increases the size, number, darkness, and distribution of solar lentigines (liver spots) in predisposed individuals. Therefore, sun avoi ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Freckles: Genetics are one of the most common causes of freckles. Some people are born with a certain gene that causes freckles. These people will generally not ... Read More

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