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Doctor insights on: Can Having Kidney Or Liver Problems Display Bruising On Skin

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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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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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Weird sagging sensation on the right side below the rib cage when laying flat on my back. Feels like an organ (liver, kidney) is resting against skin?

Weird sagging sensation on the right side below the rib cage when laying flat on my back. Feels like an organ (liver, kidney) is resting against skin?

Get a medical eval: This could be a variety of things. I recommend making an appointment with your primary care to have a good physical exam and taking it from there. ...Read more

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FIL has RCC Stage4, w/mets to head, liver& lungs. Has rt. Kidney only. Now diagnosed with stage 3 CKD. What does this mean and what can we expect ?

FIL has RCC Stage4, w/mets to head, liver& lungs. Has rt. Kidney only. Now diagnosed with stage 3 CKD. What does this mean and what can we expect ?

Sorry: Sorry to know this. I do not think you need me to tell you that the prognosis is quite guarded. Your doctors will discuss treatment options(targeted radiation,embolization,interleukin-2 and others) that may help but none will be curative. The main goal will be keeping him comfortable. Stay strong as much as possible. ...Read more

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Why does liver and kidney failure lead to eyes turning yellow and skin jaundiced?

Why does liver and kidney failure lead to eyes turning yellow and skin jaundiced?

Bilirubin : Bilirubin will accumulate because the liver cannot metabolize it and the kidneys cannot excrete the bilirubin, hence the yellow jaundice. ...Read more

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In law diagnosed w/ kidney cancer in 2005. Had 1 kidney removed. Now has 5-6 lumps on head, 5 tumors in lung & 1 in liver. What can we expect & time?

In law diagnosed w/ kidney cancer in 2005. Had 1 kidney removed.  Now has 5-6 lumps on head, 5 tumors in lung & 1 in liver.  What can we expect & time?

A workup: Your physician will need to get tissue to see what these masses actually are. If they are recurrent kidney cancer, there is no predicting either its natural course or its response to treatment. Be strong and good luck. ...Read more

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Ana320 homogeneous, sed rate 5, CRP 5, skin rash from sun, hx. 1996 of ana80, CMV igg58, EBV igg>90, liver and kidney cysts, mild splenomegaly?

Ana320 homogeneous, sed rate 5, CRP 5, skin rash from sun, hx. 1996 of ana80, CMV igg58, EBV igg>90, liver and kidney cysts, mild splenomegaly?

No simple answer: A postive ANA is not a true marker of disease. Your photosensitivity may be a sign for Discoid lupus. I would suggest seeing a Rheumatologist fresh, and let them perform a full history and physical and not just test. The probability of a severe disease with normal ESR and CRP is lower. They are nonspecific but can be increased in most rheumatological disease. See a good MD, a full exam and history ...Read more

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Hx of crohns, kidney failure, enlarged liver-14cm, skin issues, ^ in alt,ast,crp, extreme fatigue for 10yrs and unexplained fevers. maybe lupus?

Hx of crohns, kidney failure, enlarged liver-14cm, skin issues, ^ in alt,ast,crp, extreme fatigue for 10yrs and unexplained fevers. maybe lupus?

? Uncontrolled Crohn: Uncontrolled Crohn's can cause all this, either directly or indirectly, kindly revisit your Gastroenterologist for re-evaluation before considering other diagnosis, wish you wellness ...Read more

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What will an oncologist suggest for a patient with 16 lbs weight loss, CT with small masses on liver and one on kidney, swollen lymph nodes, and scarring skin rash?

What will an oncologist suggest for a patient with 16 lbs weight loss, CT with small masses on liver and one on kidney, swollen lymph nodes, and scarring skin rash?

First, biopsy: The oncologist will likely recommend a biopsy to establish a diagnosis. Choice of therapy depends on (1) whether patient has cancer, (2) where it began, (3) where it has spread, and (4) overall health of the patient. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back from falling on ice when skating. No visible bruise on the skin?

Pain in lower back from falling on ice when skating.  No visible bruise on the skin?

Need Xrays.: As my old professor used to say, "we doctors don't have xray vision!" you'll need to get some xrays to make sure you haven't broken anything. ...Read more

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5-6cm Bruise appeared without any trauma on lower left abdomen. top of bruise is pea size lump under skin, tender to touch.. Should I be concerned?

5-6cm Bruise appeared without any trauma on lower left abdomen. top of bruise is pea size lump under skin, tender to touch.. Should I be concerned?

Abd Bruise: This is a large area to just "appear" without any trauma. The pea size lump could be an accumulation of blood/bleeding. Not sure of your age. I would have a Health Care Professional take a look ...Read more

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Black and blue mark on my husbands right side of his lower abdomen he doesn't recall getting a. Bruise and this never happens Has had lower back pain?

Black and blue  mark on my husbands right side of his lower abdomen he doesn't recall getting a. Bruise and this never happens
Has had lower back pain?

Consider eval: Hi, thanks for reaching out. Even with people the "bruise easily" we expect most bruising to occur in the arms/legs because in the even of trauma, we try to protect our core body from injury. Spontaneous bruising in the core/abdomen can potentially be worrisome. If it is fairly large and he has back pain, I would try to get examined by a doctor or at least speak with one soon in more detail. ...Read more

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Yellow bruising mostly on arms. Yellow watery diareha. Seeing the color yellow. Some abdomen discomfort.Itchy skin?

Yellow bruising mostly on arms. Yellow watery diareha. Seeing the color yellow. Some abdomen discomfort.Itchy skin?

Yellow: The cause can be something as simple as eating a lot of foods high in vitamin a (carrots, yellow peppers) or as serious as hepatitis or liver cancer. See your doctor for an evaluation of your liver. ...Read more

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I have numbness on my lower back and abdomen and my skin is crawling. Im on adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) could that be causing these sensations?

I have numbness on my lower back and abdomen and my skin is crawling. Im on adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) could that be causing these sensations?

Not usually: Numbness and skin crawling sensations are not likely to be caused by Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and aren't listed as a side effect. But that doesn't mean this side effect is impossible. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can increase anxiety in some patients which could result in abnormal skin sensations. More often than not, "skin crawling" sensation is anxiety/stress related. The same for the numbness in abdomen and back. Call your Dr. ...Read more

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I have pains in my hips, lower back & abdomen in am not pregnant my skin is also very sensitive and tender and can be very itchy with no rash?

I have pains in my hips, lower back & abdomen in am not pregnant my skin is also very sensitive and tender and can be very itchy with no rash?

Pain: Vague symptoms. Hard to determine the diagnosis without physical examination. Pain can be due to an underlying musculoskeletal problem or a somatic manifestation of a psychiatric problem such as depression/fibromyalgia. Abdominal pain can be due to a lot of things. Have yourself checked by a physician. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do you treat a wide spread fungal infection that as infected a large area of the skin including scalp, neck, chest, abdomen, lower back and groin?

How do you treat a wide spread fungal infection that as infected a large area of the skin including scalp, neck, chest, abdomen, lower back and groin?

First diagnosis: Health Tap clearly states that we do not treat or offer treatment advice. Your situation is extremely unusual and I would not trust anyone willing to give you medical advice without a thorough exam and significant blood testing. Then if this really is just a fungus then the professional diagnosing this twill know what to do. ...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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What kind of doctor treats liver and kidney problems?

What kind of doctor treats liver and kidney problems?

See below: A general internist may treat both. Gastroenterologists specialize in problems of the GI tract, including the liver. Nephrologists specialize in kidney problems. Infectious disease experts treat infections of both organs. Oncologists treat tumors/cancers of both organs. ...Read more

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I have spots on my stomach please help? Could it be liver or kidney problems?

What kind of spots?: Spots may mean many things for many people . We need some description of what the spot look like . We would be interested to know the size , the color , the border , whether it is itching or not . The location and the number of spots . I can list the condition that can be reason to have spots . However , i would like to tell you that you need to be concerned if the spot is changing in color & size. ...Read more

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My brother is in the hospital with a bad liver and kidney problems. What does a creatin level of 5.2 mean?

My brother is in the hospital with a bad liver and kidney problems.   What does a creatin level of  5.2 mean?

Poor renal function: It means his kidneys are not functioning well. One would have to know his previous numbers, his urine output and some other numbers before one can decide whether this number means his kidneys have totally shut down or not; a single number is not enough. ...Read more

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)

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