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Dr. Kristel Hunt
Board Certified, Hepatology
18 years in practice
404K people helped
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Can you tell me what number of cells are present in liver?

Dr. Kristel Hunt
Board Certified, Hepatology
18 years in practice
404K people helped
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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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
34 years in practice
40M people helped
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What can cause abnormal cells in the liver on a blood test?

Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
34 years in practice
40M people helped
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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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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25 years in practice
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Dr. Leena Varughese
Board Certified, Pathology
8 years in practice
163K people helped
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Just had a liver biopsy? Positive pas kupffer cells portal marothphayes. What does this mean?

Dr. Leena Varughese
Board Certified, Pathology
8 years in practice
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Just had a liver biopsy? Positive pas kupffer cells portal marothphayes. What does this mean?

Non specific: These are nonspecific descriptors without your clinical history and reason for the liver biopsy, it's difficult to know exactly what it means. In general, elevated liver enzymes may indicate liver injury and with the biopsy findings doctor can figure out where the injury is occurring within the liver and what cells or liver structures are affected. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
30 years in practice
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Why do the liver cells of people who abuse alcohol and drugs have an increased amount of smooth tissue?

Dr. Andrew Seibert
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
30 years in practice
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Why do the liver cells of people who abuse alcohol and drugs have an increased amount of smooth tissue?

Alcoholic liver : Not sure what you mean by smooth tissue. Generally, early in the disease alcoholics get more fat in their liver, followed shortly by liver inflammation, and eventually by fibrosis or scarring of the liver. At that point the liver appears shrunken. and hard in texture. .Best to try to quit drinking now. Your doctor can provide help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
27 years in practice
19M people helped
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Is igf-1 responsible for bone growth cell growth and much more in the body secreted by the liver ?

Dr. Kathy Robinson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
27 years in practice
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Is igf-1 responsible for bone growth cell growth and much more in the body secreted by the liver ?

Yes: IGF-1 is manufacture and released from the liver. ...Read more

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Dr. Leena Varughese
Board Certified, Pathology
8 years in practice
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Alp 170 liver biopsy positive pas kupffer cells portal macrothphyes?

Dr. Leena Varughese
Board Certified, Pathology
8 years in practice
163K people helped
Alp 170     liver biopsy positive pas kupffer cells portal macrothphyes?

Not specific: These are nonspecific descriptors without your clinical history and reason for the liver biopsy, it's difficult to know exactly what it means. In general, elevated liver enzymes may indicate liver injury and with the biopsy findings we can make figure out where the injury is occurring within the liver and what cells or liver structures are affected. ...Read more

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Board Certified, Hospital-based practice
22 years in practice
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Why do the liver cells of some people who abuse alcohol and drugs have an increased amount of smooth ER?

Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Board Certified, Hospital-based practice
22 years in practice
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Why do the liver cells of some people who abuse alcohol and drugs have an increased amount of smooth ER?

Induced effect: EtOH induces proliferation of smooth ER in hepatocytes in order to detoxify the body. Specific drugs will do the same. ...Read more

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Dr. James Blachly
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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What does the liver have to do with red blood cell levels?

Dr. James Blachly
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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What does the liver have to do with red blood cell levels?

Iron: The liver is a store of iron, and is also responsible for production of the protein hepcidin, which, when present in high levels, prevents your body from making enough red blood cells -- red blood cells require iron. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hepcidin ...Read more

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Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
25 years in practice
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Is it true a lot of legal over-the-counter drugs kills your liver and brain cells more than majruwana?

Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
25 years in practice
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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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Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Board Certified, Urology
4 years in practice
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