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Doctor insights on: Bruised Liver Symptoms

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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


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My lower left abdomen feels bruised. Is this a symptom of early pregnancy? Also I usually have 7 day periods. Then suddenly had a 2 day one.

My lower left abdomen feels bruised. Is this a symptom of early pregnancy? Also I usually have 7 day periods. Then suddenly had a 2 day one.

My adivse is to: Get a home pregnancy test and go from there. You sound like you could be pregnant assuming your sexually active, which I assume you are or wouldn't be asking :-) If your worried about family and friends, share with those you trust. If you are pregnant, it's important ot have support people in place. Best to you and be well! ...Read more

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I have had a liver infection, ultrasound revealed my spleen bigger than normal, my left leg swelled up, tender and read thought it was a DVT but ultrasound said the lymph nodes were swollen extremely tender. These have been my symptoms my PCP says everythi

I have had a liver infection, ultrasound revealed my spleen bigger than normal, my left leg swelled up, tender and read thought it was a DVT but ultrasound said the lymph nodes were swollen extremely tender. These have been my symptoms my PCP says everythi

Too nonspecific.: Good to have the u/s exclude a DVT but doesn't answer the broader picture. Enlarged lymph nodes and spleen suggest simply an infection is going on in the body though your PCP will also check your blood profile (CBC) to make sure there isn't an underlying problem with the blood cells and their production in the bone marrow. ...Read more

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Can you bruise your liver?

Can you bruise your liver?

Yes: When your liver moves up against the rib cage when your body stops (quickly like in a car accident). Blunt force applied directly to the right upper quadrant can push the ribs down against the liver. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods can I eat if my liver is bruised?

Please suggest what foods can I eat if my liver is bruised?

As you wish: Enjoy what tastes good and is sensible during your recovery. I'm glad it wasn't worse -- congratulations on your recovery. ...Read more

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Is bruising associated with liver diease?

Is bruising associated with liver diease?

It can be: If liver disease has progressed to cirrhosis and the platelets are low because of this, then patients can bruise more easily. However, liver disease in general doesn't do this. ...Read more

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Can you get a bruised liver in a car accident?

Can you get a bruised liver in a car accident?

Yes you could: You could bruise your liver in a car accident. ...Read more

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Do people with liver disease get bruised easily? If so, what disease would cause that?

Do people with liver disease get bruised easily? If so, what disease would cause that?

If advanced disease: If liver disease has progressed significantly to cause a decline in production of clotting factors, or if there is low platelet production with cirrhosis, easy bruising may develop. ...Read more

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The last 2 days I've been experiencing pain on my right sight around my liver n gallbladder. It is swollen. There is now small bruise in that area.

The last 2 days I've been experiencing pain on my right sight around my liver n gallbladder. It is swollen. There is now small bruise in that area.

Right sided abdomina: Liver and/or gall bladder problems would not cause a bruise to form on the abdominal wall unless there was marked pressure on this area during an examination. Is there a history of some injury to your right upper abdominal muscles? Nevertheless in view of your persistent symptoms, you should be examined by a physician who will order any appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a bruise on my arm that's growing, what could cause this? My liver is swollen.

I have a bruise on my arm that's growing, what could cause this? My liver is swollen.

Be seen: An expanding bruise is an expanding bleed under the skin. If your liver is not working properly to make blood coagulation proteins, it could be a sign of a more serious problem. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Since turning 32 around/during ovulation my lower abdomen is tender to touch or when move & have to pee allot. Is this a true symptom of ovulation? : (

Since turning 32 around/during ovulation my lower abdomen is tender to touch or when move & have to pee allot. Is this a true symptom of ovulation? : (

Not necessarily: Although you can have lower abdominal pain around ovulation you don't usually have urinary problems. You should see your doctor to rule out an infection or another problem that may be causing your discomfort. ...Read more

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I'm 53. Last 2 days with lower left abdominal pain. Persistent, cramp like, somewhat tender abdomen. No bowel issues, no other symptoms?

I'm 53. Last 2 days with lower left abdominal pain. Persistent, cramp like, somewhat tender abdomen. No bowel issues, no other symptoms?

Diverticulitis: Left lower quadrant crampy pain with tenderness is concerning for severe constipation or even possible diverticulitis. Age over 50 with these symptoms increases the concern for diverticulitis. Medical attention should be sought right away with symptoms as described. ...Read more

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What causes tender aching skin and muscles especially on lower left abdomen? Other symptoms include blood, undigested food and lots of mucus in stool

What causes tender aching skin and muscles especially on lower left abdomen? Other symptoms include blood, undigested food and lots of mucus in stool

Your Doctor can help: Blood in the stool is always worry some. You can go and see your gp and ask him to examine you and check you blood for any problems. For a young person, you are already affected by more problems than I would expect. You need to exercise daily and eat healthy diet (this is just general advice which may get your mind off the illnesses that are affecting you a bit sooner than later). ...Read more

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Could I be pregnant. I had my last depo shot on the 3rd of March. Symptoms is period like pain, tender breasts, abdomen feels heavy but no period yet?

Could I be pregnant. I had my last depo shot on the 3rd of March. Symptoms is period like pain, tender breasts, abdomen feels heavy but no period yet?

Yes: Depo-Provera is intended to be used/given/taken every 3 months to be effective as birth control. Your March 3rd injection would have run out around July 3rd (actually you get a few days leeway). So if you've engaged in unprotected sex since then, you could now be pregnant. Best way to find out if you're pregnant is to take home pregnancy test, which is readily available at most pharmacies. ...Read more

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How likely is it to have PID after d&c with no fever/discharge? Only bloating & some tender and soreness in abdomen, uti like symptoms & low back pain

How likely is it to have PID after d&c with no fever/discharge? Only bloating & some tender and soreness in abdomen, uti like symptoms & low back pain

Not likely: PID is not particularly common after a D and C unless gonorrhea, chlamydia were present at the time f surgery and were not treated. Schedule a follow up with your surgeon. Have your urine tested for urinary tract infection and they can do an exam to make sure all is well. ...Read more