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Dr. Arthur Heller Dr. Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
39 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Is it possible for 4000 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) a day, for 1 week straight to cause chronic liver disease?

Is it possible for 4000 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) a day, for 1 week straight to cause chronic liver disease?

Acute: Tylenol (acetaminophen) toxicity is acute inflammation that basically rots the liver. Alcohol intake can cause chronic liver disease as can some infections, genetic problems. Those can worsen the toxic effects of tylenol; doses need to be limited. ...Read more

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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. Matthew Smith Dr. Smith
Psychiatry
36 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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I have liver disease from overdosing on Tylenol (acetaminophen) (not treated) benadryl and xanax in teen years, how is this treated/managed?

I have liver disease from overdosing on Tylenol (acetaminophen) (not treated) benadryl and xanax in teen years, how is this treated/managed?

More informaton: There are blood tests that can indicate liver damage. This information would be needed. Benadryl and Xanax would be unlikely to contribute to liver damage. Tylenol (acetaminophen) might, but it would depend on the dose. You need medical verification of liver damage; and then the question of treatment can be addressed. ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
26 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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I have Gilbert's disease and was prescribed Lortab after tonsillectomy. How can I tell if my liver will tolerate the Acetaminophen well? Eyes r yellow

I have Gilbert's disease and was prescribed Lortab after tonsillectomy. How can I tell if my liver will tolerate the Acetaminophen well? Eyes r yellow

Icterus = yellow eye: Jaundice refers to yellow tinge in skin tone while icterus refers to whites of eyes turning yellowish, both due to excess bilirubin, a consequence of Gilbert's syndrome, which is typically considered benign. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gilberts-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20024904. Most folks w/GS should be able to tolerate acetaminophen but keep ...Read more

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Dr. Raj Borade Dr. Borade
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
15 years in practice
Bombay University, Dr D. Y. Patil Medical College
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Symptoms of liver disease?

Symptoms of liver disease?

Multiple symptoms: Liver disease has a multitude of symptoms. In the early phases it can be nonspecific like tiredness, lack of appetite ; energy, distaste for cigarettes, yellowish discolouration of eyes ; urine. With increasing loss of liver function, 1) fluid retention (belly/ankle swelling, 2) mental changes(confusion), 3) bleeding from the mouth or rectum, on in the skin. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner Dr. Hoepfner
Surgery
35 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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Is liver disease really serious?

Is liver disease really serious?

Could be: There are many varieties of "liver disease." hepatitis c can cause eventual cirrhosis. Alcohol excess can cause cirrhosis. Some liver disease caused by hepatitis a or b or from some medications can fully resolve with no further problems. Fatty liver damage can rarely progress to a serious problem. So it depends. Your doctor would know best what a person's future risks may be. ...Read more

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Dr. Diane Minich Dr. Minich
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
University of Toledo College of Medicine
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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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I am having liver disease, what to do?

I am having liver disease, what to do?

Learn ; comply: Insist on knowing exactly what's wrong, then learn all you can. Be smart, and distinguish the scientific websites from the phony ones. Comply with your treatment as prescribed and offer suggestions and state your preferences based on your growing knowledge of your illness. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
8 years in practice
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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What does liver disease pain feel like?

What does liver disease pain feel like?

Ranges: This pain can range from sharp to dull, almost always in the right upper quadrant of your abdomen or in the right upper quadrant of your back. This pain sometimes can radiate other places such as mid abdomen or right shoulder. There may also be bloating, ascites which can cause pressure through out the abdomen. Pain may be colicky if it is related to gallbladder issues. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Ankush Bansal Dr. Bansal
Internal Medicine
13 years in practice
Creighton University School of Medicine
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What is the incidence of liver disease?

What is the incidence of liver disease?

Too broad: That's too broad of a question. There are many types of liver disease - some primarily from the liver, some secondary to causes elsewhere. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Uyeda Dr. Uyeda
Surgery
41 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Dr. Addagada Rao Dr. Rao
Surgery
52 years in practice
Andhra University, Guntur Medical College
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What could cause me to die from liver disease?

What could cause me to die from liver disease?

Easy: By drinking alcohol all the time, poor nutrition, sustenance (drugs ) abuse . Getting hepatitis by syringe sharing, staying next to toxic dumps will get liver diseases and certain parasite infections. . If avoids all these chance of getting liver disease is slim. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Kuhnke Dr. Kuhnke
Surgery
36 years in practice
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
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Please describe the worst signs of liver disease?

Please describe the worst signs of liver disease?

Myriad: Liver disease, at it's worst, presents with a bloated abdomen, from an internal fluid build up called ascites. Also. Jaundice and easy bleeding and bruising are seen. Life threatening bleeding from engorged veins in the esophagus are a horrific problem. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Carlo Contreras Dr. Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
14 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Dr. Abdullah Mubarak Dr. Mubarak
Internal Medicine - Hepatology
24 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Dr. Sidney Vinson Dr. Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
23 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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What is fatty liver disease?

What is fatty liver disease?

See below: Fatty liver is essentially the abnormal deposition of fat in the liver. It can lead to inflammation and ultimately cirrhosis. The causes include alcohol, non-alcoholic fatty liver and medications. Non-alcoholic fatty liver is the most common and is related to obesity, high triglycerides, diabetes and genetic predisposition. ...Read more

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Dr. Kathy Robinson Dr. Robinson
Family Medicine
28 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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Is there a cure for liver disease?

Depends on cause: There are many types of liver disease. Some liver diseases are caused by viruses like Hepatitis A,B,C. Some liver diseases are caused by medications, alcohol or drugs. Some liver diseases usually resolve on their own like Hepatitis A. Some have treatment but no cure and some are curable. You would need to know what type of liver disease you have to know if it is curable. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Symptoms of liver disease in girls?

Same as in boys: In esld (end-stage liver disease), much of liver has been replaced by scarring & may not repair itself. Has higher risk of liver cancer. If compensated, asymptomatic; get symptoms if progressive disease +/- alcohol. In acute liver disease however, common complaints include: jaundice (yellow eyes, skin; dark urine, light stool), itching, liver enlargement & RUQ pain, ascites, fluid build-up, more. ...Read more

Dr. Kristel Hunt Dr. Hunt
Internal Medicine - Hepatology
19 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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What are signs of fatty liver disease?

What are signs of fatty liver disease?

Abnormal LFTs: there's NAFLD (nonalcoholic fatty liver disease) which is just fat in the liver, and more of it than usual - and NASH (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis) which is when that fat gets inflamed. the latter if not controlled, can lead to cirrhosis over time. Signs are typically elevated ALT (more so than AST) and increased echogenicity on ultrasounds. often associated with 'metabolic syndrome'. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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What is the symptoms of infectious liver disease?

What is the symptoms of infectious liver disease?

Hep A,B,C, CMV, EBV: In esld (end-stage liver disease), much of liver has been replaced by scarring & may not repair itself. Has higher risk of liver cancer. If compensated, asymptomatic; get symptoms if progressive disease +/- alcohol. In acute liver disease however, common complaints include: jaundice (yellow eyes, skin; dark urine, light stool), itching, liver enlargement & RUQ pain, ascites, fluid build-up, more. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Kurzweil Dr. Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
46 years in practice
University of Sheffield Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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What are the first signs of liver disease from drinking?

Most common: none.: The liver is most regenerative organ in the body, which means it can take a beating for years, and remains fully able to do its work of digestion, metablism, detoxifying. "early" sx of alcoholic liver disease may be fatigue, loss of appetite, weight loss, jaundice, dark urine, pale stool, ascites (fluid in abdomen), itchy skin. Unfortunately, it's likely already in an advanced stage. Stop, now! ...Read more

Dr. Anne Larson
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Liver Diseases (Definition)

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Acetaminophen (Definition)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more