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Doctor insights on: Bruised Liver Symptoms

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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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 thats growing, what could cause this? My liver is swollen.

I have a bruise on my arm thats 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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