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Can Liver Cirrhosis Cause Blood In Urine
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
What is the prognosis of liver cirrhosis with stage 4 liver cancer? Why people with liver cirrhosis/liver cancer have low hemoglobin, red blood cells?
Need to ask your ono: Your oncologist can help. Anemia can be caused by blood loss(which is common in patients with cirrhosis(GI blood loss due to varices). Poor blood formation is also common(Anemia of chronic disease). Blood transfusion can help the pateint. Keep Hemoglobin near 10 Grams. There is some treatment for Liver cancer that could be tried(the medicine is called Nexavar(Sorafenib) ...Read more
My ammonia level was 179. Toxins in blood. Sonogram shows enlarged liver. Does this mean I have liver cirrhosis as i was told. If so, what type?
Cannot say w/o...: ...Much more history at minimum. However, if mucomyst (acetylcysteine) brings ammonia down and liver given chance to recover, can often improve function. Need to avoid any non-essential taxes to liver function--like alcohol and non-essential drugs/meds. Gi or hepatology (/liver specialist) can help guide management if not rapidly improving. ...Read more
Why is it a liver cirrhosis patient find it hard to swallow foods leading to his death due to low blood pressure?
Last stages: At the end, the liver is unable to remove small molecules that cause the blood vessels to relax and not return blood to the heart. Appetite goes around this time. The pathology community is talking about dropping the word "cirrhosis" as it conveys a sense of hopelessness; in fact if the cause can be rx'd, it often at least partly reverses itself. If not, wishing a peaceful & dignified end. ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with nonalcoholic fatty liver, have multiple kidney stones.I have blood in urine for 5months now its bright red blood, no ins.
Blood in urine: Kidney stones can cause plenty of problems and can cause some blood in the urine. But bright red blood in the urine is a possible sign of something worse, such as bladder cancer. If you are unable to get in to see a urologist, you should consider going to an E.R. Btw, ultrasound is terrible at diagnosing kidney stones. You need a ct-urogram and cystoscopy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have loose yellowish stools(sometimes w/ bright red blood), high liver enzymes(alt-103), low creatinine(7.3), blood in urine & frequent k. Stones?
Etoh, hepatitis, etc: Alcohol and hepatitis c are the most common causes of cirrhosis in the us. Worldwide, hepatitis b is #1 etiology. Other causes include toxins, heart failure, inflammatory autoimmune diseases, or unknown causes in about 30% of cases (idiopathic). Hepatocellular cancer (primary liver ca) can occur in long standing cirrhosis from any cause but more so in a background of hepatitis b or c infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Altered function: Palmar redness can be seen with lots of things including pregnancy, birth control pills, liver tumors, etc. Cirrhosis from whatever cause can affect hormonal balance (more estrogenic), causes decrease in pubic hair, hair in armpits, beard, men get breast development.Can also dilate blood vessels. Can also cause palmar redness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does cirrhosis cause liver cancer? I have liver cirrhosis, and i’ve read that increases my risk of getting liver cancer. How does that work?
Nobody knows fully: Cirrhosis is both a degenerative and an inflammatory disease. The nodules of abnormal liver tissue are growing abnormally because they are inflamed by whatever caused the cirrhosis (hep viruses, alcohol, auto immune disorder etc.). Chronic inflammation can lead to malignant transformation, and does in 10%+ of cases of long-term cirrhosis. Reducing the inflammation, when possible, is what helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
Hematuria is the presence of blood in the urine. When you can see the blood, it's called gross hematuria. When the blood can only be seen under a microscope it is known as microscopic hematuria. Hematuria can be caused by kidney stones, kidney infections, urinary tract infections, an enlarged prostate, cancer, certain medications, and ...Read more
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