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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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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Had a sore close to clitoris it only hurted when touched nor did it form little blisters, doctor say it didn't look like herpes. What are the odds?

Had a sore close to clitoris it only hurted when touched nor did it form little blisters, doctor say it didn't look like herpes. What are the odds?

See below: HSV 2 doesn't always present as tiny blisters. Best way to tell is to test fluid or smear from the lesion. If this isn't practical then a serologic antibody test for HSV 2 can be helpful IF you have never had HSV2 before this. It can take up to 2 weeks to turn (+) after contracting HSV2. if the test is (-) then it isn't HSV2. If (+) it suggests it is Herpes. ...Read more

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Missed period, no symptoms. Slightly sore nipples when touched this morning. Neg test two days ago.Should i test again? Or go to doctors?

Missed period, no symptoms. Slightly sore nipples when touched this morning. Neg test two days ago.Should i test again? Or go to doctors?

Home pregnancy tests are very accurate.: They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period.  if you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Have a sore on my labia minora looks kind of like a blood blister. Hurts when touched. How long should I monitor before i see a doctor? Possible dx?

Have a sore on my labia minora looks kind of like a blood blister. Hurts when touched. How long should I monitor before i see a doctor? Possible dx?

You need an exam: It is important with these symptoms that you schedule a visit for testing. This sounds like you may be having a herpes outbreak. It can cause blisters or areas that feel like cuts surrounded by itching or burning. Certainly other things are possible like an infected hair follicle, a small abrasion and others. Don't wait. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is focal fatty infiltration of the liver?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is focal fatty infiltration of the liver?

Uneven distribution: of fat in the liver - more in some areas than others. on imaging, this can often be mistaken for a lesion - but is indeed a benign entity. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor treats tongue sore?

What kind of doctor treats tongue sore?

Dentist: You can see your dentist for a sore on your tongue. ...Read more

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How will my doctor know if I have liver cancer?

How will my doctor know if I have liver cancer?

Scan: The best test to detect liver cancer are MRI with special enhancing contrast. Triple phase ct scan is also a good test at finding liver cancer. Occasionally a blood test AFP can be elevated in liver cancer, but there is not a perfect correlation. ...Read more

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Why would a doctor want to sonogram of my liver?

Why would a doctor want to sonogram of my liver?

Abnormals labs?: The most common reasons for liver ultrasound is abnormal liver function tests or abdominal pain. During this exam the gallbladder, bile ducts and pancreas are usually evaluated . Symptoms of disease in these in any of these organs often overlap. ...Read more

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Are doctors working toward a cure for cold sore?

Are doctors working toward a cure for cold sore?

Pesky virus!: Right now no medication exists that will kill a virus, including the herpes virus that causes cold sores. Research is being done in this field, and anyone who develops such a medication will probably get the Nobel prize! ...Read more