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Dr. Austina Cho
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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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Jaundice skin/eyes. Past kidney problems portion of my kidney removed 2 months ago. Now pain and bruising where my kidney is without being hit.

Jaundice skin/eyes. Past kidney problems portion of my kidney removed 2 months ago. Now pain and bruising where my kidney is without being hit.

Jaudice: Please see a physician (p) for your problem of jaundice. It is never normal to have jaundice (j), j is a symptom and not a diagnosis. See a p for a diagnosis and a treatment plan for your j. Good luck. ...Read more

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Inlaw has got bruises all over him. Doctor said it's eczema under skin and they have diagnosed him with liver problem. He has high bp.How bad is it?

Inlaw has got bruises all over him. Doctor said it's eczema under skin and they have diagnosed him with liver problem. He has high bp.How bad is it?

Complex issue: This is a complex issue in patient with multiple medical problems and we don't have all relevant data about his medical status, age and history to answer your question properly. Severe eczema can present with bruises as well as severe liver disease. Simply being old also has skin bruises. Please discuss with a local physician. ...Read more

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What are signs to look for regarding kidney or liver problems/failure?

What are signs to look for regarding kidney or liver problems/failure?

Look for Swelling: Edema happens in both kidney and liver disease. However, edema could happens in other conditions too like in heart failure. In liver failure, the skin and eye white turn yellow. In kidney failure, the skin turns to earthy look. In both, however, blood work is the only way to make the diagnosis of either kidney or liver disease. ...Read more

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Are kidney and liver infections a serious health problem in the us?

Are kidney and liver infections a serious health problem in the us?

Either can be: Kidney infections are pyelonephritis, kidney abscess or pyonephrosis(pus in kidney) all are potentially serious & potentially life threatening if left untreated. Similarly liver infections, hepatitis, liver abscesses or infected obstructed bile ducts can all be very serious. ...Read more

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Can someone with kidney and liver problem have sex?

Can someone with kidney and liver problem have sex?

Yes.: Yes. And you can still be fertile with kidney and liver problems. Use common sense, however, and don't over-exert yourself. Enjoy! ...Read more

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Could hydrocodone cause liver and kidney problems?

Could hydrocodone cause liver and kidney problems?

Yes to liver problem: Hydrocodone when in combination with tylenol (acetaminophen) can be injurious to liver. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is the culprit in this regard and the guidelines are that the ingested tylenol (acetaminophen) quantity should not exceed 4 gm/day. I am not aware of any known tylenol (acetaminophen) injuries to the kidneys. ...Read more

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Sons urinalysis was negative. Does that mean there isnt any possibilty of liver/kidney/thyroid problems?

Sons urinalysis was negative. Does that mean there isnt any possibilty of liver/kidney/thyroid problems?

No: A urinalysis does not test for thyroid or liver disease. It also does not test for kidney function completely. It gives some indication of infection, hydration and how much protein is in the urine which is an indirect measurement of kidney function at one point in time. Other tests need to be done to look for problems in the areas you asked about. ...Read more

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymoses are bruises. Bruises are purple or red collections of blood under the skin that appear after blood vessels in the skin break, causing the blood to spread through the tissues ...Read more