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Doctor insights on: Actinomycosis Of Liver

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What are the most common causes of actinomycosis?

What are the most common causes of actinomycosis?

See below: Actinomycosis is a slowly progressive bacterial infection most commonly caused by actinomyces israelii. These bacteria normally colonize the mouth, colon, and vagina and disruption of mucosa may lead to infection. Most common location is around the jaw followed by the lungs. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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


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Can actinomycosis cause post nasal drip?or can be allergies?

Can actinomycosis cause post nasal drip?or can be allergies?

Actinomycosis: This is a fungal infection and can cause serious sinus infections. Yes one symptom from it may be post nasal drip. Post nasal drip is very common in allergies. But if you think you have actinomycosis you see your MD. ...Read more

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Can you get abdominal discomfort as a symptom of actinomycosis? What are the other symptoms?

Can you get abdominal discomfort as a symptom of actinomycosis? What are the other symptoms?

It depends: Actinomycosis, which is a bacterial infection, is most common under the jaw can also cause lung and intestinal infection and can be linked to IUD use. The two latter conditions can cause abdominal discomfort ...Read more

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My liver size is 14.4?

My liver size is 14.4?

That's normal: Up to 15 cm on the right is perfectly fine, a taller person's liver may be several cm taller itself, and some folks have an odd-shaped liver with a much bigger span but that works fine. ...Read more

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What is a gressy liver?

Fatty liver: Extra fat storage in the liver is a result of obesity. In the same way we store fat in the obvious parts of our body (arms, abdomen, legs, face) when we gain weight, we will store fat in our organs inside of us. ...Read more

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Can you feel your liver?

Can you feel your liver?

Hopefully not: Most individuals cannot feel their liver. It can be difficult for physicians to feel the liver unless it is enlarged. Normally on exam we may feel the distal edge, however, it is sometimes easier to percuss the size. In thin patients it can be easier. If someone has liver disease the liver edge can be found as low as the iliac crest or hip. Hope this helps, good luck. ...Read more