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Doctor insights on: Can Your Liver Enlarge When You Have Drink After Hepatitis

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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If i had elevated liver enzymes and enlarged spleen due to mononucleosis, how long do I need to wait to drink alcohol?

If i had elevated liver enzymes and enlarged spleen due to mononucleosis, how long do I need to wait to drink alcohol?

How do you feel?: You'll know when you're ready because you'll feel fully recovered. I hope you're not in any hurry, and that for the rest of your life you'll drink sensibly. ...Read more

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Will liver failure or liver disease shrink your testicles even if i stop drinking if so what are the symptoms for that disease?

Will liver failure or liver  disease shrink your  testicles even if i stop drinking if so what are the symptoms for that disease?

See below: The chronic drinking lowers testosterone levels & thus causes testes to shrink. Suggest aa & detox program to get off alcohol. Damage may be permanent, but perhaps testosterone replacement can help. Ask urologist/endocrinologist. But must stop drinking to prevent further damage & side effects. ...Read more

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How to get a fatty liver when your not obese or have elevated liver enzymes?

How to get a fatty liver when your not obese or have elevated liver enzymes?

Hereditary: The New England Journal just published a big article on the genetic basis of non-alcoholic fatty liver. I'm going to assume you're not a drinker. While we're learning about this, you might be doing yourself a huge favor by getting back into a fitness-focused lifestyle. ...Read more

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If you had hep a and your liver is enlarged from drinking what will happen?

Hep A: Hep a is usually self limiting. It very very very rarely cause damages in normally healthy people with normal immune system. If your liver is already enlarged from alcohol = late stage failure, an acute hep a can worsen the liver final stage and launch it into a downward spiral. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol when your kidney use to be yellow when you was a baby and now your kidney is better and not yellow?

Can you drink alcohol when your kidney use to be yellow when you was a baby and now your kidney is better and not yellow?

Alcohol affects the: Liver more than the kidneys. See your dr for a comprehensive evaluation including liver and kidney function before you indulge in your passion. Take care ! ...Read more

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If I had hepatitis a when young and get another hepatitis later, will my liver be able to handle it and heal?

If I had hepatitis a when young and get another hepatitis later, will my liver be able to handle it and heal?

It should: Hepatitis a is a self limited disease meaning that your liver was infected and cleared the virus without any long-lasting bad effects. A second liver virus should be infecting a healthy liver. That being said, acute hepatitis b or c can be very dangerous (more b then c). I actually worry more about the other scenario, a pt with hep b or c getting hep a later in life. These pts need vaccinations! ...Read more

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If you became iinfected with hep b would it cause your liver to be slightly enlarged? My body fought the hep b . How long will it take to be normal

If you became iinfected with hep b would it cause your liver to be slightly enlarged? My body fought the hep b . How long will it take to be normal

It can: But the inflammation should subside in a couple of months. In about 15% of cases, this does not and develops into chronic active hepatitis which can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer, so you should montor this carefully. ...Read more

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If you have cirrhosis or liver disease, can your enzymes go back to normal levels?

If you have cirrhosis or liver disease, can your enzymes go back to normal levels?

Sometimes: It depends how bad the cirrhosis is. The liver is one of the body's best organs at regenerating. Also, a liver transplant can sometimes restore normal function. ...Read more

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Does fatty liver generally turn into cirrosis and if so how long do you have to live?

Does fatty liver generally turn into cirrosis and if so how long do you have to live?

Usually not: Fatty liver is most often due to excess weight and usually does not progress to cirrhosis. Work on regular exercise, weight reduction and eliminating other sources of liver irritation such as alcohol. It's usually a good idea to get vaccinated against viral hepatitis as well. ...Read more

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When after you stop drinking does it take the liver to get back to normal?

When after you stop drinking does it take the liver to get back to normal?

Liver is a remarkabl: Liver is remarkable organ and does regenerate and recover from many insults and does so fairly quickly at least if it is not damaged severely already. Acute hepatitis is usually reversible but chronic hepatitis is not fully reversible. Liver starts getting better within a few weeks after stopping alcohol use and can recover fully in 2 months to 6 months. ...Read more

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Why might my liver enzymes be enlarged when I am otherwise fit and do not drink alcohol often?

Why might my liver enzymes be enlarged when I am otherwise fit and do not drink alcohol often?

Find cause: Something as simple as taking Ibuprofen can raise them. Other possibilities include being an extreme athlete, having hepatitis b or c on board, having hemochromatosis or wilson's (don't miss those) or despite your fitness level having metabolic syndrome. ...Read more

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How can you not feel pain when cancers are eating up your liver?

Incorrect assumption: You assume that if there is something wrong, if someone is unhealthy, that there would be pain... That is not true. High blood pressure and diabetes can be present without pain, and are diagnosed with proper medical testing. In many, many instances, when you feel the pain from a major illness, your condition is critical. All the best.. ...Read more

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If you suffer from alcoholic hepatitis and stop drinking will the liver ever fully recover back to normal from this? And if so how long?

If you suffer from alcoholic hepatitis and stop drinking will the liver ever fully recover back to normal from this? And if so how long?

Alcoholic hepatitis : The liver is a very hardy organ. Having alcoholic hepatitis means the alcohol was causing some damage to the liver cells. If you stop drinking alcohol this should recover fully. However repeated drinking over time can lead to more permanent damage to the liver resulting in cirrhosis. This damage is not reversible. It is difficult to determine the extent of damage with blood work for this. ...Read more

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Can your liver cause pain? If so is there a cure to stop the pain? What cause hemangionomas in the liver and are they dangerous? Im scared cause I don't want my liver to fail. I was never a drinker or drug user so why does the liver get attacked if you do

Can your liver cause pain? If so is there a cure to stop the pain? What cause hemangionomas in the liver and are they dangerous? Im scared cause I don't want my liver to fail. I was never a drinker or drug user so why does the liver get attacked if you do

Liver pain.: Yes, problems with your liver can cause pain - stretching of the capsule surrounding the liver from inflammation is an example. Liver hemangiomas (can also cause pain, but many of them cause no symptoms. In cases where the pain is directly attributable to the hemangioma, surgical removal can be considered. They're definitely not a common cause of liver failure, however. ...Read more

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If you were to stop drinking alcohol, can your liver repair itself?

If you were to stop drinking alcohol, can your liver repair itself?

Yes, but...: Only to a certain point...Since it appears that cirrhosis, once established is irreversible...Though progression can be halted. ...Read more

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How do you feel when your liver is enlarge?

Liver enlargement: Most patients with an enlarged liver have no symptoms. With massive enlargement they may have a sense of heaviness in the upper abdomen. If there is liver inflammation associated with the enlargement,there may be some aching discomfort. Rarely there may be severe discomfort with large tumors. Acutely enlarged livers as may be seen with acute hepatitis or if bleeding has occurred can be painful ...Read more

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Can you pancreas function normally again if you stop alcohol consumption?

Can you pancreas function normally again if you stop alcohol consumption?

Yes: It's certainly possible for your pancreas to heal faster if you stop alcohol consumption, but it depends on why your pancreas is not functioning normally. Alcohol can put a strain on your pancreas, so drinking can make a damaged pancreas worse. Please consult with your physician. Hope this answer helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the liver, which can be caused by many things, such as alcohol overuse, excess sugar consumption, viral infections, autoimmune disorders, certain medications, ...Read more