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Color Of Stool With Liver Disease
In Kidney Disease or kidney failure what color of urine is produced, white, pale yellow or dark 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
How and why is there an increase in urobilinogen levels in hepatocellular dysfunctions like alcoholic liver disease, cirrhosis and malignancy of liver?
Obstruction: When the liver is prevented from doing it's job due to disease it shows itself through elevation of certain chemicals in the blood because it is being blocked by physical disruption of the anatomy and bile goes into the blood causing yellowing of the skin ( jaundice). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Advanced: When the liver cannot deal with the bilirubin breakdown product of red cell metabolism, it circulates in the blood stream and stains all the tissues. It is more obvious in the eyes which are normally white and exposed. This requires a more advanced dysfunction of the liver such as later stage cirrhosis, some genetic disorders and advanced cancer. ...Read more
I have gastropathy secondary to bile fluid & mild melanosis coli with looping of sigmoid colon. My value bumps bile into stomach not bowel. treatment?
Dumping: You would be best to find a surgeon or gastroenterologist who could help you with your problem. ...Read more
I have fatty infiltration of the liver substance the pancreas appers unremarkable and the liver gallb;adder and biliary appears normal.?
Many possible causes: "fatty liver" can be seen in many situations such as obesity, alcohol use, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, problems with high triglycerides. However, it can eventually lead to problem called nash and ultimately to cirrhosis of the liver if not treated. Treatment usually involves identifying the reason for the problem and treating accordingly. ...Read more
If 'pencil' stool and 'narrow' stool are signs of colon cancer but exactly how thin of the stool consider as pencil stool or narrow ?
What is the difference between liver cancer & cirrhosis of the liver? I have been diagnosed with primary biliary ciffhosis stage 4.
Different problems: Cirrhosis is a complex scarring of the liver that results in disruption of both the liver cells, which must accomplish a large number of tasks, and the flow of the "rivers" in the liver that help accomplish that, by putting scars across them. The cells inside these inflamed and scarred areas are more prone to mutate and become cancerous, so that cirrhosis may lead to cancer of the liver.Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Melenic stool: Dark-colored stools may result from foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggest bleeding. When blood is denatured by the acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, your stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums, etc. But persistent melena is a "red flag" warning for which you need fast medical care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High level liver enzymes jaundice in the eyes and coughing up small amounts of blood with mucas neg to hepatitis a b & c non alcoholic 36 yo male?
Many Things: This is serious and you should have further evaluation. Other causes of elevated liver enzymes and jaundice are drugs (antibiotics, herbal products, etc), genetic liver diseases, autoimmune liver diseases, and other viral infections besides abc (like mono). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ultrasound shows normal panc, galbldr, and liver. Clay color stool. Internal vibration. Clarithromycin and metronidazole causing discoloration?
What's the question?: Sorry, i'm not sure what you are asking. Clay-colored stool is normal. What does "internal vibration" mean? What sort of "discoloration" (of what?) are we talking about? Please clarify. ...Read more
Pellet stools covered in mucus with blood. Always lots of mucus with this kind of stool.is this. Bowel cancer?
Probable IBS: The finding of pellet like stools frequently covered with mucus and sometimes some blood is more indicative of irritable bowel syndrome than malignancy where small stools are frequently narrowed due to bowel obstruction rather than pellet shaped. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common gut disorder. The cause is not known. If symptoms persist colonoscopy indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is visible mucous in stool typical with diverticular disease? No fever or pain. Amount varies daily.
No: Divericular disease of the bowel is most common on the left side of the bowel, ie sigmoid. It represents benign outpouchings which when inflammed is termed diverticulitis. There is localized pain and potential for performation which may require surgery. Presence of mucus unrelated to diverticular disease. ...Read more
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