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Does Having Scared Liver Mean That I Will Get Worse
I have what look like skin tacts on my vagina i was told I have lgsil what does this mean how do I get rid of them? Does this mean it is getting worse
Two different issues: Skin tags in the vaginal/vulvar area are common, and an exam is needed to distinguish these from warts. Your gyn can remove them and even send a biopsy if it is not clear what they are. An lgsil pap would be due to an hpv infection on the cervix, which is at the top of the vagina and well away from where skin tags and external warts are. An office colposcopy would be needed to check this problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 did my doctor mean when he said that I am borderline positive for sjrogrens? Will i get it eventually? Can i prevent it?
You have to ask doct: We can not answer as we do not have any information as to your symptoms and any tests done and results of physical exam you have to ask this question to your doctor, what does he/she means by borderline positive and will you eventually get it it is an inherited condition and can not be prevented to diagnose you have to have symptoms and elevated sed rate, ANA antibodies, ssa;ssb antibodies and creac. ...Read more
Could you tell me if my abdominal pain from my fatty liver is gone, does that mean its getting better?
Let me clarify for U: When the heart "skips", it's called arrhythmia. When a person feels their heart "skip", it's called palpitations. Sometimes there is arrhythmia with no palpitation (ie, it's not felt). Sometimes there is palpitation with no arrhythmia (ie, a false alarm). Both situations are very common. ...Read more
Not nec coronary dz: Heart damage can occur for many reasons and often when people think of heart disease, they have in mind damage to the heart from blocked arteries. However, there are causes of heart damage not involving disease in the blood vessels around the heart. Toxins, inflammation, emotional stress, medications, and primary muscle weakess, among others, can lead to damage of the heart with normal vessels. ...Read more
Does heart pain mean your pregnant . I know i'm not I just want to make sure because I haven't have heart pain for a while
Multiple reasons: There could be many possible causes for this. It could be related to anxiety before sex, fear of pain during sex, 'motion sickness' caused by movement during sex, reflux issues. Remember to relax, laugh, smile and BREATHE and see if that helps your nausea. You can also try changing positions, avoiding those activities that may be putting you off. Try lighting some scented candles as well ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have emphysema like changes on my cat scan I lost my insurance so I can't afford treatment what does that mean for me and will I get worse?
What does it mean when your stomach feels numb does that mean am pregnant but I've haven't had sex?
Not Necessarily.: It means you have a sexually transmitted disease. HIV is also a sexually transmitted disease. It means you were exposed to a patient that had sexual intercourse with the HPV virus. Which means you are at risk for other STDs. You should go to your doctor or an STD clinic to check you for other possible STDs. ...Read more
My doctor told me I have HSV 1 and not to worry! but I don't understand what he means donthat I have it can I die from it?
Anger: It is laudable that you recognize that you have a problem like that and I recommend that you consult a psychologist or psychiatrist who will evaluate what kind of mood disorder you have and help you with anger management and stress management as well. Treatment may require some medication as well. ...Read more
How can you get rid of a uti? Does it mean you have waited to long when you start having really bad stomach pains.?
What to do if I have blood in my stools sometimes, does that nescesarily mean I have colon cancer?
Barretts ..I was told today I have it but its not dysplasia. Is there anything i can do to get rid of it or? Im so scared and worried.
Barrets esophagus: By definition barrett's esophagus is a form of metaplasia, which is a change in the normal cell type in that portion of the esophagus. It is caused by continual exposure to gastric acid (reflux) into the esophagus and it is the esophagus's way of trying to protect itself for the damaging acid in our stomach. It can lead to cancer and needs to be watched very closely. Initial tx is reflux meds. ...Read more
What does it mean if your kidneys ache sometimes, I am a recovering alcoholic. Would that have anything to do with it. I have been sober for a month.
Kidneys?: There's lots of stuff in there besides your kidneys. This is going to require a physical exam and some blood tests. Do it for your own peace of mind. And keep up the good work on your sobriety! ...Read more
Can your liver cause pain? If so is there a cure to stop the pain? What cause hemangionomas in the liver and are they dangerous? Im scared cause I don't want my liver to fail. I was never a drinker or drug user so why does the liver get attacked if you do
Liver pain.: Yes, problems with your liver can cause pain - stretching of the capsule surrounding the liver from inflammation is an example. Liver hemangiomas (can also cause pain, but many of them cause no symptoms. In cases where the pain is directly attributable to the hemangioma, surgical removal can be considered. They're definitely not a common cause of liver failure, however. ...Read more
Cysts usually benign: Given the duration, presumably imaged 15 yrs ago, it is likely a benign liver cyst. But given you have some liver tissue conditions, like fatty liverr and lupus, an evaluation for other concerns from a gastroenterologist may be useful, especially if you are symptomatic now. The other issue is being scared without action, and consultation directly to your primary doctor may be in order. ...Read more
I have sharp stabbing pains in the liver that seem to get worse with certain pain killers. What could it be?
What foods should I avoid with a fatty liver from being obese? I am scared to eat anything thinking it will make it worse
No clear ideal: But some hepatologists suggest avoidance of saturated and total fat. In the end, there isn't a clear dietary winner, but a healthy diet with limited processed foods, with sound vegetable and fruit intake will almost always be reasonable. But calorie control is key. As whatever diet allows for safe, controlled weight loss will likely help improve your fatty liver disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a pain in the right side around the liver area. It's been there about two weeks. It seems to get worse when I have gas.
Maybe gas but...: Anatomically, the right upper quadrant (RUQ) of the abdomen includes: liver, gallbladder, pancreatic head, bile ducts and ampulla, c-loop of the duodenum, stomach antrum and pylorus, the hepatic flexure of the colon. Don't forget the diaphragm & lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, &skin can all contribute as well to localizing RUQ pain. Lots to consider here. ...Read more
Last yr liver was 13cm this year 14.6cm. 2 years ago told I had fatty liver enzymes R normal. Does this mean liver is worse or has got more fat?
Liver size: measurements of liver size are not always precise enough to compare values when they don't differ significantly. It is not clear whether this is an increase in size of your liver or not. What I can tell you is that if you have fatty liver, it's important to lose weight and to minimize alcohol use. If the size of the liver keeps trending up, discuss it with your gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Mild diffuse fatty infiltration liver enzymes will raise and lower and raise again is this normal or does it mean it's getting worse? Is this nafld
Ruq pain and dr susp autoimmune hep. Liver bx triggered exact pain but much worse. Does this mean orig pain from liver? Bx was norm. Still same pain
Not necessarily: The cause of RUQ pain can be numerous, gallstones, peptic ulcer disease, liver problems including masses, colitis, pancreas and esophageal disorders may also present. Autoimmune hepatitis does not usually cause liver pain, the pain from a biopsy is due to irritation of the surface of the liver and musculoskeletal pain from the needle. Need more testing, including liver function tests and imaging. ...Read more
I went to the doctor today he said i had a test come back that said i had elevated liver. What could this mean. I'm kinda scared cause i was addicted?
Liver Damage: Elevated liver tests mean that the liver is under stress or strain. This usually happens with exposure to too many medications, too much tylenol (acetaminophen) or Acetaminophen or too much alcohol. If your addiction was alcohol the longer you stay sober the better your liver has a chance to recover and heal. ...Read more
I have fatty liver from being obese. Why would I feel a burning in this area does that mean its getting worse? I am losing weight
fatty liver: If you are having pain in your right upper quadrant, it may not be from fatty liver disease, and may actually be from problems with your gallbladder. You should see a doctor, have a complete metabolic panel drawn, and have a right upper quadrant ultrasound done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alt 142 AST 77 are these bad? Duagnosed with mild diffuse fatty infiltration of liver in july 2013 if enzymes keep rising does it means its worse
With liver cancer if there's pain in the right shoulder blade area when the pain is severe does it usually go away or get worse normally?
Pain in shoulder?: Liver cancer can sometimes cause referred pain in the right shoulder. But it is an uncommon symptom and it is usually not severe. often it fluctuates between mild to moderate pain and may even go away after some time. It is not likely to become severe or unmanageable. So do not worry about its future course because it is not predictable....I would advise you to: wait to worry!. ...Read more
I was just recently told that my mother is in her final stages of liver failure. I'm trying to get a better understanding of what this exactly means.
Serious: I am sorry to hear that. Depending on the reason of the liver failure some treatments are available. For advanced liver failure, where there is little or no liver function, liver transplantation is the option. The options that are available for your mother should be discussed with her physicians. ...Read more
U/s for gallbladder polyp and liver cyst came back fine except said spleen mild enlarge 12.2 cm. I am 48 and 5"9. Scared what does this mean?
Nothing serious: Spleen size is somewhat variable in each person. So there is no serious condition which I can think of ,when a spleen is reported as "mildly enlarged" Any radiology report which says slight or mild abnormaility is mostly insignificant because a radilogist is not always sure of what may be normal or close to normal. So they often place a comment like this to cover themselves...purely defensive act! ...Read more
I am a chronic hep b inactive carrier. Dr said i'll get a liver biopsy at some point in my life. Does it mean liver cancer in my future for sure?
No: According to who, about 25% of people infected as infants with chronic infection develop liver cancer. Needle biopsy will reveal activity of disease allow a better estimate of the risk. See the following for more info. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs204/en/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to get a massage w/an enlarged spleen & liver? I was given a gift certificate but am scared to use it. I heard you can rupture the organ?
I am scared I have liver cancer or tumor? I have been feeling weird for 3 years like disoriented and just not right and uncomfortable, well i got a blood test and it say my liver count is 75 which is slightly high, I am panicing because I have to get an u
Do not panic: I don't know what liver count you are talking about. I suspect you do not have cancer since your symptoms have been going on for 3 years. Talk with your doctor about how you can rule this out with blood tests (afp, afpl3%, dcp) and imaging (ultrasound or ct or mri). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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