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Doctor insights on: Bruised Liver Symptoms

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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

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Diagnosed with GERD, have tender abdomen from belly button to breast bone & painful, cramp like symptoms when bending or leaning over. GERD related?

Diagnosed with GERD, have tender abdomen from belly button to breast bone & painful, cramp like symptoms when bending or leaning over. GERD related?

Gerd and could have: Gastritis. Usual management will be 4 to weeks of trial proton pump inhibitor, GERD standard precautions, if smoker consider quitting, Upright after meals, regular small meals, use of antacids. If treatment fails GI evaluation is indicated ...Read more

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What does liver count off and easy bruising mean?

What does liver count off and easy bruising mean?

Low platelets: I don't understand what liver count off means. But easy bruising could be a sign of low platelet count. ...Read more

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What kind of genetic liver disease can cause abnormal bruises?

What kind of genetic liver disease can cause abnormal bruises?

Any: Abnormal bruising can be from problems in clotting cells (platelets), clotting factors (vitamin k, plasma proteins), iron deficiency, marrow problems. Chronic liver diseases of any cause, i.e. Infectious (viral hep), autoimmune, medication related, alcohol related, metabolic abnormalities (iron, copper diseases), others, can cause problems with clotting. Acute liver diseases inf., etc. Can do too. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with mild fatty infiltration of liver in july 13 enzymes keep fluctuating and easy unexplained bruising does this mean cirrhosis?

Diagnosed with mild fatty infiltration of liver in july 13 enzymes keep fluctuating and easy unexplained bruising does this mean cirrhosis?

Not necessarily: Mild fatty infiltration is common in patients who are overweight. High liver enzymes can be caused by many things, such as certain medications, infection (hepatitis), excessive alcohol use and other liver or biliary problems. Easy bruising can be caused by liver issues, certain medications and other hematologic conditons. Please see a doctor for evaluation and close followup. ...Read more

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Is a deep 'bruised'-feeling pain near bottom-right ribs that can be provoked with twist/stretch likely to be muscular, not liver-related? Had 3 weeks.

Pain near ribs: This pain with a twisting motion is much more likely to be muscle or skeleton related versus liver or gallbladder. If the symptoms continue, I would highly recommend you see your physician for further testing. ...Read more

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Which type of genetic liver disease can cause abnormal bleeding and bruises?

Which type of genetic liver disease can cause abnormal bleeding and bruises?

Genetic liver: Liver cirrhosis from several causes can be associated with abnormalities in blood clotting and that can present with bleeding and bruising. No known genetic causes of liver disease as being passed from generation to generation. Some disease can be due unknown causes such as biliary sclerosis, biliary atresia, hemangioma of the liver, focal modular sclerosis, autoimmune hepatitis, etc. ...Read more

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Why does clotting and excessive bruising occur in hepatocytes (liver cells) during alcohol abuse?

Why does clotting and excessive bruising occur in hepatocytes (liver cells) during alcohol abuse?

Metabolic toxin: Alcohol produces a number of metabolic effects that damage liver cells, cause fat accummulation in liver, liver cell necrosis/death, cirrhosis and liver cancer. Clotting and bruising are not medical terms with reference to hepatocytes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if throughout alcohol abuse, why does clotting and excessive bruising occur when alcohol damages hepatocytes (liver cells)?

Can you tell me if throughout alcohol abuse, why does clotting and excessive bruising occur when alcohol damages hepatocytes (liver cells)?

Alcohol: Affects multiple organ systems, not just the liver. To your question, though, fibrinogen and other clotting factors are produced in the liver. Alcohol interferes with their production and activity in various ways, to the effect that alchol has both a procoagulant (which would increase clotting) and anticoagulant (the opposite) effects. Whichever pathway dominates will determine the net effect. ...Read more

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Alt 142 ast77 diagnosed mild fatty liver infiltration in july could cirrhosis develop this quick? Easy unexplained bruising to all other blood work ok

Alt 142 ast77 diagnosed mild fatty liver infiltration in july could cirrhosis develop this quick? Easy unexplained bruising to all other blood work ok

See below: Those labs and an ultrasound showing fatty liver does not mean cirrhosis. Fatty liver can progress to cirrhosis but usually it does not. You may want to speak with a liver specialist. ...Read more

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I'm waitin to see doc for scan on my liver and my legs r itching that bad that they r bruising is this anything to do with my liver?

I'm waitin to see doc for scan on my liver and my legs r itching that bad that they r bruising is this anything to do with my liver?

May be liver problem: The liver has been functions such as producing proteins, blood clotting factors, modulating your blood glucose and excreting bilirubin. If you have liver dysfunction, there can be a variety of symptoms. Itching can result if you have liver dysfunction and a high bilirubin level. Bile salts can deposit in the skin resulting in itching, though the mechanism is unclear. Bruising is also related. ...Read more