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Can a CT scan without contrast detect a fatty liver or cysts in liver and kidney?

Can a CT scan without contrast detect a fatty liver or cysts in liver and kidney?

Yes,: It can, although in the case of the cysts, the contrast enhancement helps with the detection and diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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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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Can a gallbladder sludge and cyst in liver cause kidney problems?

Can a gallbladder sludge and cyst in liver cause kidney problems?

Kidney problems: Not usually. However gallbladder sludge can lead to pancreatitis which can cause acute kidney injury. Also cysts in the liver can also be associated with cysts in the kidneys, so if there is anything abnormal with the kidney function, an ultrasound of the kidneys may be helpful. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder sludge and cyst on liver affect kidney because my lower back is hurting and starting to go towards front stomach?

Can gallbladder sludge and cyst on liver affect kidney because my lower back is hurting and starting to go towards front stomach?

Referred pain: Gallbladder pain often radiates to the back and sometimes into the shoulder blade area. This pain is likely from your gallbladder problems and not related to your kidneys at all. Have the gallbladder removed and this pain should go away. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain below my left shoulder. X-ray, CT scan, and EKG show nothing but small cysts on liver and kidneys. Where could pain radiate from?

I have sharp pain below my left shoulder. X-ray, CT scan, and EKG show nothing but small cysts on liver and kidneys. Where could pain radiate from?

Systematic workup: Pain under left shoulder could come from several causes. Your doctor should take a detailed history and physical exam, then order appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Had a CT enterography done to look for crohn's, and it showed subcentimeter lesions (likely cysts) on my liver and kidneys. Concerning that these didn't show on a CT scan I had done a year and a half ago? Or could they grow in that time?

Had a CT enterography done to look for crohn's, and it showed subcentimeter lesions (likely cysts) on my liver and kidneys. Concerning that these didn't show on a CT scan I had done a year and a half ago? Or could they grow in that time?

Cysts: Possible they were not mentioned. You should ask your doctor to recheck the scan. Cysts of solid organs are not uncommon and usually benign. Following with an ultrasound in 6 months or so would be way to recheck. ...Read more

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How can I have a couple of small liver cysts and kidney cysts at only age 35?

How can I have a couple of small liver cysts and kidney cysts at only age 35?

Okay for most...: Liver cyst occurs in some 5% of general population and usually is inborn benign cyst less than 3 cm, which requires no active care, but a certain degree of clinical assessment with history and follow-up imaging studies like US or CT or MRI as clinically deemed necessary. The information on How to Handle Sickness in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html would help understand what to do now & on ...Read more

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Possible for very small benign liver and kidney cysts to have grown over the course of a year and a half??

Possible for very small benign liver and kidney cysts to have grown over the course of a year and a half??

Cysts: Since you know you have them, I assume you have had an ultrasound or CT scan.
Yes they could have gotten bigger or even multiplied.
Repeat scanning is indicated for follow up.
Your primary care physician should be able to order an ultrasound unless you are seeing an Urologist for the renal cysts or Gastroenterologist for the liver cysts.
But YOU do need a follow up exam! ...Read more

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Just found out I have 10 follicles on left and 15 on Rh ovaries + cysts...Can these be surgically removed? Family hist cysts on ovaries, kidney + liver

Just found out I have 10 follicles on left and 15 on Rh ovaries + cysts...Can these be surgically removed? Family hist cysts on ovaries, kidney + liver

Yes, but not helpful: Practically, it's not a good idea and unnecesary to surgically remove the cysts you have unless having cyst-related complications such as bleeding, infection, large size, etc. For detail, check with your gynecologist timely. ...Read more

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Read that most liver and kidney cysts appear in people over age 50, so why do I have them at age 35?? (found incidentally on CT scan)

Read that most liver and kidney cysts appear in people over age 50, so why do I have them at age 35?? (found incidentally on CT scan)

Who knows?: These are one of the minor mysteries of medicine. When they occur together at a young age, I've thought perhaps it's a minor variant at the genetic locus for polycystic kidney disease (which often features liver cysts). It's not worth even thinking about. Older folks get more kidney cysts because of vascular changes (maybe) and mutations (maybe). Or it could be dumb luck. Don't worry about it. ...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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How long can a person live with a diseases liver and kidney?

How long can a person live with a diseases liver and kidney?

Survival depends: Survival from any disease is difficult to predict. Important factors include the disease, patient age, baseline health status, and quality of medical care. Some patients can live for many years with liver and kidney disease. However, chronic liver disease (cirrhosis) is terminal and will lead to death. Use internet to calculate meld score - the closer you get to score 40, the higher risk of death. ...Read more

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Why is there such a shortage of liver and kidney transplants?

Why is there such a shortage of liver and kidney transplants?

Need>>supply: There are more people with the diseases that need organs than there are available organs. It is that simple. There are fewer "healthy" people dying now with working organs. Not every person or family is willing to donate organs after death either. ...Read more

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I am a male 22y that wants to cleanse my liver and kidney, what over-the-counter meds can I take to get this done?

I am a male 22y that wants to cleanse my liver and kidney, what over-the-counter meds can I take to get this done?

Why do you want do: It does not make any sence. There is no therapy, no need and whole question does not make any sence.
If you are in good health, eat proprly, get regular exercise, regular chech ups
dont smoke and do not drink excessively,
all that will keep you liver and kidney healthy and clean. ...Read more

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Does xenical destroy liver and kidney? Or will it just destroy the kidney if you are overdosing yourself with this drug

Does xenical destroy liver and kidney? Or will it just destroy the kidney if you are overdosing yourself with this drug

Xenical: First, xenical can cause hepatitis and elevated liver enzymes, as well as liver failure and necrosis. I have not read of kidney destruction. Still, if tempted to overdose on it or anything else, please talk to your doctor, call 911, or go to an er for urgent help. Xenical can also cause you to lose fat-soluble vitamins such as vit. D -- which can exacerbate depression. ...Read more

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What else can cause high ammonia levels besides liver and kidney functions? I need someone to help me. No one can tell me what is going on.

What else can cause high ammonia levels besides liver and kidney functions? I need someone to help me. No one can tell me what is going on.

Family practice: Elevated ammonia levels is cause by liver and kidney disorders. It can be hereditary or caused by drugs and medication it sometimes is self limiting but it may progress and cause brain damage. ...Read more

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What foods or vitamins are good for your liver and kidney?

What foods or vitamins are good for your liver and kidney?

Healthy diet, many: The best foods for your liver ; kidneys are organic fruits ; vegetables. Avoid fried foods, genetically modified foods ; limit sugars ; starches. Also avoid too much protein. All vitamins are necessary, esp. For your liver- it's best to get from diet but a quality multivitamin ; 5-8000 iu of d3 is reasonable. Acetaminophen causes liver damage- limit use ; take nac with it. See http://bit. Ly/19xax7e. ...Read more

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Could hydrocodone cause liver and kidney problems?

Could hydrocodone cause liver and kidney problems?

Yes to liver problem: Hydrocodone when in combination with tylenol (acetaminophen) can be injurious to liver. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is the culprit in this regard and the guidelines are that the ingested tylenol (acetaminophen) quantity should not exceed 4 gm/day. I am not aware of any known tylenol (acetaminophen) injuries to the kidneys. ...Read more

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How long can you live with liver and kidney failure?

Depends: There has been a large amount of literature that has come out regaarding the elderly with advanced kidney disease and delaying dialysis. People actually do bette rwithout dialysis if they have no symptoms related to kidney failure (volume overload, uremia, etc). Some patients can live years without significant symproms or compromise, while others may need dialysis earlier. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with liver and kidney failure?

How long can a person live with liver and kidney failure?

Depends.: Depends on the severity and reversibility of these. This is a dangerous combination of organs to be failing and should be followed closely by doctors. ...Read more

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I have soiling under my eyes my liver and kidney both are good. What can I do.

Soiling?: Not sure what you mean. Dark circles? Not much can help that except for injectables maybe and possible retin a (tretinoin). ...Read more

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Is it possible for doctors to check my liver and kidney function with my blood?

Is it possible for doctors to check my liver and kidney function with my blood?

Blood tests results: A comprehensive chemistry panel will check, bun, creatinine, potassium and co2. It will also check, ast, alt, which are liver enzymes, as well as bilirubin and albumin. The first 4 tests are measures of kidney function and the last 4 are a measure to measure liver function. Additional tests for kidney function as phosphorus and intact pth, other liver function studies are ammonia and ldh. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if a person forgets to take his medication after a liver and kidney transplant?

Could you tell me what happens if a person forgets to take his medication after a liver and kidney transplant?

Rejection risk: Unless the txps came from an identical twin or clone, they are genetically different from you. Your immune system is tricked into ignoring their presence by meds prescribed to prevent rejection. Not taking a med, lets the drug level drop, and the portion of the immune response that should be blocked, to begin functioning. Take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is mult. Doses, call your md. ...Read more

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Magnesium creatine chelate how dangerous is it on liver and kidney on the long run? I'm taking 1000mg of it everyday before work out. Started 2days ago

Magnesium creatine chelate how dangerous is it on liver and kidney on the long run? I'm taking 1000mg of it everyday before work out. Started 2days ago

Unsure: Most of the few available safety studies of creatine have been done on rat models, with very few good placebo-controlled human studies available. Having said that, I'm not aware of any definite liver or kidney safety concerns. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does lemon water help liver and kidney function?

Does lemon water help liver and kidney function?

Of course not: It tastes good, though. There are several sites promoting it as a 'miracle food' that are so silly that I think they must have been written as parodies or practical jokes. ('if we don't break down our water molecules to smaller sizes...') if you actually have some concerns about your liver and/or kidneys (perhaps some abnormal labs), your best guide is your physician. ...Read more

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What is the best food for heart liver and kidney?

Variety: A well balanced diet. The mediterranean diet (which you can google for details) is associated with lower all-cause mortality over the long run. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...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