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Can you tell me what number of cells are present in liver?

Can you tell me what number of cells are present in liver?

10 to 10-12th: hard to measure exactly but in the ballpark of 10 to the 12th. ...Read more

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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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What can cause abnormal cells in the liver on a blood test?

What can cause abnormal cells in the liver on a blood test?

Test for high LFT's: There are 2 kinds of liver enzyme abnormalities--that signal disease of the liver cells or of the bile ducts. Abnormal liver tests may reflect fatty liver, too much alcohol, toxic exposure, occupational exposures, lot's of viral infections, metabolic problems, familial liver diseases, as well as problems with gallbladder, bile ducts, and pancreas. Start with blood tests to identify possiblities. ...Read more

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Is it true a lot of legal over-the-counter drugs kills your liver and brain cells more than majruwana?

Is it true a lot of legal over-the-counter drugs kills your liver and brain cells more than majruwana?

Liver maybe: In moderation, most otc meds are very safe. If taken all the time, and outside the norm of the packaging instructions (eg; "if taken for more than x amount of time-consult with physician") than some meds like Acetaminophen may cause liver problems. Don't try to rationalize smoking illegal substances with this argument!...It's a losing battle. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the incidence of liver tumor cancer cells and some cells traveling thru the bloodstream when there is early stage cancer?

Can you tell me about the incidence of liver tumor cancer cells and some cells traveling thru the bloodstream when there is early stage cancer?

Unclear Question!: Please give background of why you ahve this question and then ask a simple questions so that we can explain and simplify your query ...Read more

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Germ cell cancer on spine, liver, ribs?

Germ cell cancer on spine, liver, ribs?

Could betreated: Simple explanation they are remanents of embryonic cells, now these tumor cells are in the spine, liver , ribs, origin could be from gonads ( testis or ovary ) or non gonadal . In spite of spread , due to excellent chemotherapeutic agents will assure reasonably good prognosis, cyclist lou armstrong is the best example. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with giant liver hemagioma my hemogloblin went a little lower 140 to 126 could hemagioma cause this by sequestering my red blood cells?

Diagnosed with giant liver hemagioma my hemogloblin went a little lower 140 to 126 could hemagioma cause this by sequestering my red blood cells?

Not likely: The hemangioma has probably been there for years and is not the likely cause of your drop in hemoglobin. Please consult your doctor for an evaluation. It is important to exclude loss of blood in the intestine. ...Read more

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I have just being told that I have liver irritation from a blood test I had. Have had quite a few infections this year. Low white cells as well. I am ?

I have just being told that I have liver irritation from a blood test I had. Have had quite a few infections this year. Low white cells as well. I am ?

Hepatitis: The number of potential reasons for liver cell inflammation is very large, and the only way to work this out is through extensive testing. One of the most common sources for elevation of hepatic enzymes is non-alcoholic hepatic steatosis (fatty liver). Your doctor should be able to work this out effectively. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a 4.8 centimeter spot on your liver and your white blood cell count be abnormally high?

What does it mean to have a 4.8 centimeter spot on your liver and your white blood cell count be abnormally high?

The spot could be : anything from a tumor to hematoma ..it needs to be worked up with an MRI..a high WBC can mean infection or inflammation ...Read more

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My cousin has large cell non hodgkins lymphoma. She has an infiltration of her liver. How is this treated & side effects? She's in stage 3.

My cousin has large cell non hodgkins lymphoma. She has an infiltration of her liver. How is this treated & side effects? She's in stage 3.

Multi-drug chemo: The standard treatment regimen is rchop chemotherapy given outpatient every 3 weeks for a total of 6 doses. Sometimes physicians will add an additional drug Methotrexate to protect the brain. ...Read more

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