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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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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Possible causes of intermittent burning pain in lower right abdomen, radiating down leg? Ultrasound negative for cysts, IUD problems.

Possible causes of intermittent burning pain in lower right abdomen, radiating down leg? Ultrasound negative for cysts, IUD problems.

Consider femoral: Abdominal pain radiating into the leg is not usual. It is good that the ultrasound is negative. Compression of the femoral nerve can cause this, it is in the back of the abdomen, and it cannot be seen by ultrasound. What part of the leg is affected? ...Read more

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Horribel debilitating mentrual cramps in my lower abdomen and back and leg cramps so bad that it cause bowel problems and vomting?

Horribel debilitating mentrual cramps in my lower abdomen and back and leg cramps so bad that it cause bowel problems and vomting?

You need GYN eval: To find out why sx's are so severe. NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain ...Read more

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Bilatral leg odema, more on rt. Side, normal liver, heart, kidneys. Causes?

Bilatral leg odema, more on rt. Side, normal liver, heart, kidneys. Causes?

Edema: Need to be concerned about veins, varicosities, venous insufficiency, venous obstruction all are possible. Are you obese? An exam to look for mechanical obstruction and checking the proteins in your blood as well as any meds your taking will also be needed. ...Read more

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What causes swollen feet, legs, calves, thighs, groin, stomach, liver for 4 months?

What causes swollen feet, legs, calves, thighs, groin, stomach, liver for 4 months?

How exactly : Would you know your liver is swollen? You should see your internist! Swelling all over like that needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Does Vitamin D deficiency cause severe itching and eczema in hands and legs? Or could it signify an issue with the liver?

Does Vitamin D deficiency cause severe itching and eczema in hands and legs? Or could it signify an issue with the liver?

No: Vit D deficiency isn't a cause for eczema/itching or a cause for liver disease, can it be seen in people having those conditions? Yes, but not a cause. Vit D deficiency is usually related to insufficient vitamin D intake or insufficient sun exposure, a very common condition can lead to osteopenia or osteoporosis, (weak bones) if long-standing, treatment is easy, good luck ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! Will liver cancer cause swelling in a leg?

Need doctor's help! Will liver cancer cause swelling in a leg?

Yes it can: Swelling in the legs can occur due to many liver ailments such as liver failure, blood clots in the legs or blood clots in the veins of the abdomen as well as veins in the liver itself as these veins are often compressed or invaded by the liver cancer resulting in swelling in the abdomen and in the legs. ...Read more

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I get tingling in my legs & feet. Mri says I have L5 problems plus I have lesions on kidneys & liver. I had very bad back pain.?

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I get tingling in my legs & feet.  Mri says I have L5 problems plus I have lesions on kidneys & liver. I had very bad back pain.?

Leg tingling: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... It sounds like you are experiencing symptoms from nerve impingement.
If your pain persists, you should seek help from a health care provider. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes swollen lymph nodes for 2 years, night sweats, spots on spine mri, severe pain in back chest legs, rash on stomach, liver probs unrelated?

What causes swollen lymph nodes for 2 years, night sweats, spots on spine mri, severe pain in back chest legs, rash on stomach, liver probs unrelated?

It might be a Lympho: A lymphoma is one likely diagnosis. But it requires a biopsy of the lymph node and also of the bone marrow before we can be certain. You need to see a hematologist or medical oncologist to help you arrive at a proper diagnosis and then treatment for your problem which is likely to be a lymph node cancer /lymphoma. ...Read more

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I have a slight pain in my lower right abdomen which radiates through my right leg. What causes that?

Could be many things: Like sacro-iliac joint inflammation, nerve compression in the spine or another problem such a blood clot. See your doctor for an exam if pain persists or your leg swells. ...Read more

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What causes pain radiating from abdomen around right side to the back down right leg and pain starts at height of waist?

What causes pain radiating from abdomen around right side to the back down right leg and pain starts at height of waist?

Hard to tell without: A physical exam as this pain does not follow any specific dermatomes or nerve patterns. That's not to say it is not, just difficult to say without exam. It could be a number of things from a kidney stone to referred facet pain to a psoas spasm to multiple nerve entrapments. Are you having any other abdominal symptoms? Recommend seeing a dr. For a thorough exam. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What causes itchy dry patches on my abdomen & legs, body?

What causes itchy dry patches on my abdomen & legs, body?

Many causes: Sometimes eczema, but visual exam is very important. Rashes can not be diagnosed through words as pictures speak more than a thousand words. ...Read more

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What causes heaviness at my lower abdomen months after cs and sometimes it extends to my legs?

What causes heaviness at my lower abdomen months after cs and sometimes it extends to my legs?

Could be a hernia : A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall that could be caused by the sutures pulling through the tissue over time. No fault of yours or the surgeon. Could be due to scar tissue as well. See you OB or a general surgeon for a physical to make sure. ...Read more

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What's the cause of pain underneath the skin of the abdomen, legs, thighs back and hands.?

What's the cause of pain underneath the skin of the abdomen, legs, thighs back and hands.?

Vague: You would needed to be more specific. What kind of pain, where on the body, and how long does it last. The causes vary — from having a flu, to having some more specific diseases. It could be as simple as having pain post exertion. If the pain persists, seek a doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause pin pokin feeling in abdomen, sides & back & radiating to the legs At the moment it is more on the left side?

What can cause pin pokin feeling in abdomen, sides & back & radiating to the legs At the moment it is more on the left side?

Spine: Sounds like something compressing part of your spine or the nerve roots coming out of your spine. You need testing. Go see your doc ...Read more

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After the 3rd IUI, it got positive, I got pain in my abdomen, back pain and in my leg, please tell me what to do next? Any problem

After the 3rd IUI, it got positive, I got pain in my abdomen, back pain and in my leg, please tell me what to do next? Any problem

See your doctor: You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office. Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better. ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain in lower left abdomen, on left side of lower back, and on left leg down to the knee?

What causes sharp pain in lower left abdomen, on left side of lower back, and on left leg down to the knee?

Pinched nerve: Sometimes this pain can be caused by a pinched or irritated nerve. Sometimes a pulled muscle can also cause this type of pain. If it persists or worsens seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What could cause lower back pain that is accompanied with pain shooting down the left leg and in the lower left abdomen area?

What could cause lower back pain that is accompanied with pain shooting down the left leg and in the lower left abdomen area?

Many Things: Back injury
back trauma
twisting the back muscle injury
spinal disc disorder
ligament injury
too soft mattress
too hard mattress. ...Read more

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Which Dr. for a disc ballooning out to side, part in spl canal, now low abdomen numb. Touch causes Strong tingling down legs, bladprob?9wks not betr?

Which Dr. for a disc ballooning out to side, part in spl canal, now low abdomen numb. Touch causes Strong tingling down legs, bladprob?9wks not betr?

Here are some ...: To realistically managing your current health-related issues, please take time to peruse the article in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html and some in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter.html. Thereby, you will gain useful ideas on how to collaborate with treating doc for heightening the merits of healthcare. Best wish... ...Read more

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Does a mass in your abdomen cause one varicose vein in one of your legs?

Does a mass in your abdomen cause one varicose vein in one of your legs?

Abdominal Veins/Mass: Varicose veins are due to malfunctioning valves (reflux) of the saphenous system of veins. It would be most unlikely for an abdominal mass to cause varicose veins unless the mass is large enough to cause blockage of the deep system of veins on the same side as the varicose veins. An abdominal mass may cause deep vein system problems but not varicose veins. ...Read more

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What kind of lower abdomen/pelvic pain will cause pain in legs as well? I have doc appt on Tues. I'm just kinda worried it might be something serious

What kind of lower abdomen/pelvic pain will cause pain in legs as well? I have doc appt on Tues. I'm just kinda worried it might be something serious

Sacroiliac joint: Late teen female with abdominal and pelvic pain associated with leg pain might have concern for IBS, sacroiliac joint disorder and sciatica. These symptoms as well as PMD, also called PMS, can arise in women with Joint Hypermobility
Syndrome. An Osteopath evaluation might be useful. ...Read more

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Random sharp pains throughout entire body? No identifiable cause. Head, arms, legs, abdomen, chest, feet, hands.

Random sharp pains throughout entire body? No identifiable cause. Head, arms, legs, abdomen, chest, feet, hands.

Consider...: Get plenty of sleep on a comfortable mattress. Have your Vit D level checked. Drink plenty of water, and avoid sugary or processed drinks and alcohol. If you smoke, stop now. Try some gentle stretches or a beginner yoga class. Detoxify your diet (ditch the processed and fast foods in favor of mostly fruits and veggies with lean protein). ...Read more