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Dr. Peter Ihle
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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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Does liver disease cause parotid swelling?

Does liver disease cause parotid swelling?

Usually not: Generally no, but there are many things which can cause swelling of the parotid glands (spit glands in the cheeks). You should have it checked out by your md, but in general, painful swelling of the parotid glands can be initially treated with hot compresses, good hydration (lots of water) and sour foods/liquids taken 5-10x/day (vinegar, lemon juice, sour candies, etc). ...Read more

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Does celiac disease cause chronic pelvic pain?

Does celiac disease cause chronic pelvic pain?

No: Celiac disease is a autoimmune , digestive disease, causing malabsorption , due to gluten sensitivity initial symptoms with abdominal bloating, pain diarrhea, followed by other symptoms, including depression .Chronic pelvic pain is not one of them, if occurs it is very rare. ...Read more

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Does alcohol cause liver disease?

Does alcohol cause liver disease?

Yes: Chronic or excessive alcohol use is a major cause of liver disease worldwide. ...Read more

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Can addison's disease cause abdominal pain?

Can addison's disease cause abdominal pain?

Yes, GI symptoms: Acute adrenal crisis in addison's disease occurs when the body needs much higher levels of 'stress steroid hormones' (cortisol) than is in blood-- e.g. When steroid dose is missed or in severe illness, stress or after surgery. Symptoms of adrenal crisis include gastrointestinal (severe abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite) , dehydration (dizziness, low blood pressure), salt craving. ...Read more

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Can fatty liver disease cause low back pain?

Can fatty liver disease cause low back pain?

UNLIKELY: Liver pain does not refer to low back and fatty liver doesn't really cause pain. Discuss with your doctor about another cause for that pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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Why does anemia cause progression of chronic kidney disease?

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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Why does anemia cause progression of chronic kidney disease?

Reversed sequence: Progression of chronic kidney disease results in development of anemia because kidney is no longer able to produce erythropoietin, a hormone enhancing red blood cell production from bone marrow. ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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Does kidney cancer usually cause many symptoms?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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Does kidney cancer usually cause many symptoms?

It depends: It depends on the extend of disease. Patients with kidney cancer can present with a range of symptoms; unfortunately, many patients are without symptoms until the disease is advanced.Clinical manifestation may include- blood in the urine, weakness, low grade fever, decreased apetite, abdominal /pelvic discomfort , etc. ...Read more

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How does chronic liver disease affect the heart?

How does chronic liver disease affect the heart?

Pressure: The liver performs many vital functions including filtering toxins and produicing things like natural anti coagulants. Impairment of these affects the heart along with other organs. When the liver is affected by things like cirrhosis, it can cause abnormal filling pressures within the heart. This, if untreated, can lead to failure of the right side of the heart. ...Read more

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Why does the liver cause inflammation?

Why does the liver cause inflammation?

It does not: Liver does not cause inflammation any more than the heart or brain or muscle or any other organ. ...Read more

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What does liver disease pain feel like?

What does liver disease pain feel like?

Ranges: This pain can range from sharp to dull, almost always in the right upper quadrant of your abdomen or in the right upper quadrant of your back. This pain sometimes can radiate other places such as mid abdomen or right shoulder. There may also be bloating, ascites which can cause pressure through out the abdomen. Pain may be colicky if it is related to gallbladder issues. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Why does back pain occur with pancreatic diseases?

Why does back pain occur with pancreatic diseases?

Pancreas: Is an organ that lies directly on the spine, closer to your mid back than to the front of abdomen. That is why inflammation of the pancreas or tumors of the pancreas commonly cause pain there. ...Read more

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Is lower back pain related to liver disease?

Is lower back pain related to liver disease?

Sure: Any abdominal problems, liver included, can cause back pain, including gallbladder, kidneys, peptic ulcer disease. Don't delay seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Can liver disease cause cholestasis?

Can liver disease cause cholestasis?

Sure, but...: Liver disease comes in many varieties and manifestations: cholestasis (either intrahepatic or extrahepatic) with jaundice; infiltrative (like fatty liver, amyloidosis); fibrotic (trending toward cirrhosis); congestive (blood backs up into the liver); ischemic; shock injury; toxic (either metabolic or drug-related); hepatitis (infectious or otherwise, the liver cells are sick); familial; cancer... ...Read more

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Does diabetes cause kidney pain?

Does diabetes cause kidney pain?

Usually not: Always try to distinguish between "kidney" pain and back pain. The kidney lies behind lots of back muscles that are usually more likely to cause pain than the kidneys themselves. Of course problems like kidney stones could cause kidney pain but diabetes is not know to be a cause of kidney pain despite its ability to cause kidney disease. ...Read more

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Does kidney disease cause scrotal edema?

Does kidney disease cause scrotal edema?

Scrotal edema: If a person has heavy proteinuria, low serum albumin, and generalized edema with fluid in the abdominal cavity, then scrotal edema can result. Other kidneys of kidney disease do not typically cause localized fluid retention in the scrotum. ...Read more

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Does pelvic inflammatory disease cause bloating and pain?

Yes it can: Pelvic inflammatory disease (pid) can cause abdominal pain and even bloating but the later maybe less common. Other symptoms can include vaginal bleeding, vaginal discharge, back pain, painful urination and painful intercourse. Systemic complaints can include fever, nasuea, and vomiting. ...Read more

Dr. Anne Larson
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Liver Diseases (Definition)

Liver disease = hepatic disorder = condition associated with decreased ...Read more