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Doctor insights on: Dry Liver

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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Light brown- yellow dollar coin size spot between index finger & thumb. Not raised, not itchy nor dry. Not a liver spot. 2-3weeks to disappear.

Light brown- yellow dollar coin size spot between index finger & thumb. Not raised, not itchy nor dry. Not a liver spot. 2-3weeks to disappear.

Need more info: Hard to tell what the problem was due to without seeing it. But if it went away without a trace and you feel well i would only continue to inspect your body for any other outbreaks then if it happens again you should see a physician right away. ...Read more

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I(31-yrs) vomited after just 3 drinks. After one dry month later my blood showed high alt(76). I am wondering if my liver was worse before a month.

I(31-yrs) vomited after just 3 drinks. After  one dry month later my blood showed high alt(76). I am wondering if my liver was worse before a month.

Possible: It is possible that your liver enzymes was worse one month ago, but the fact that you have not been drinking and the alt now is 76 which is almost normal ( upper normal is 56 ). I would recheck your liver in 2 to 4 weeks to make sure that is is normal and continues with not drinking so that you would not cause inflammation in your liver. ...Read more

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I had gallbladder surgery a month n had some complication where my liver was cut, i m not itching and have dry skin?

I had gallbladder surgery a month n had some complication where my liver was cut, i m not itching and have dry skin?

Several possiblities: Your gallbladder is located under your liver. They share a common space that can measure up to 10 x 5 cm. It is not uncommon for bleeding in this common space or its edges. Usually your surgeon will make intra-operative maneuvers to control any bleeding before ending the operation. Okay to ask your surgeon for details of your case. If your recovery is on tract, it may be a normal variant. ...Read more

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Can liver, or kidney problems be cause for dry eyes?

Can liver, or kidney problems be cause for dry eyes?

Not directly : But liver and kidney problems may be a sign of autoimmune disease like lupus or sjogrens. These diseases can be associated with dry eyes. ...Read more

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What are the causes of yellowish eyes beyond liver disease? I just have dry eyes, but still I have them. Are these reversible?

What are the causes of yellowish eyes beyond liver disease? I just have dry eyes, but still I have them. Are these reversible?

"Yellowish" eyes: or "muddy sclerae" can be completely normal (genetic) Yellow eyes (lemon scalerae can be due to overuse of carotene (as in carrots), Renal failure can yellow the sclerae Google it for more! BTW Dry eyes may be due to a disease ...and may respond to eye medication! See your opthamologist! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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If I lay on my back about 10 minutes I feel hot pain in my chest my mouth get dry only water or food will help stop the pain? I have fatty liver.

If I lay on my back about 10 minutes I feel hot pain in my chest my mouth get dry only  water or food will help stop the pain? I have fatty liver.

Possible GERD: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach contents can lead to irritation or the esophagus with chest pain. You should avoid eating late at night and make sure that you avoid acidic foods and alcohol, and sleep with you head elevated on a couple of pillows. See your MD for testing and if symptoms persist, you may need to see a surgeon for definitive repair. ...Read more

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Sevr scalp itch w lrg dry patches, bleed if peeled. Tried OTC shampoos & a topical cortisone liquids. No relief & can't use immune meds do to liver.?

Sevr scalp itch w lrg dry patches, bleed if peeled. Tried OTC shampoos & a topical cortisone liquids. No relief & can't use immune meds do to liver.?

Psoriasis: Sounds like psoriasis and you are miserable! prescription products like at taclonex solution or dermasmoothe oil should be helpful. ...Read more

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If I have a slow leakage (liver clot) after tooth extraction, (even with an hour of applied gauze) is this a bad thing? Could dry socket occur?

If I have a slow leakage (liver clot) after tooth extraction, (even with an hour of applied gauze) is this a bad thing? Could dry socket occur?

Really?: Sometimes we get what we are looking for. How long ago was the tooth extracted? An hour of gauze with light pressure isn't enough to determine a problem. While a dry socket is possible it is not likely. I suspect you are worrying too much and disturbing the area too much. ...Read more

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I want to take fish oil for my dry eye and to improve overall cardio and neuro health. What is better cod liver oil or Omega 3? Any recommendations?

I want to take fish oil for my dry eye and to improve overall cardio and neuro health.  What is better cod liver oil or Omega 3?  Any recommendations?

Both has omega 3: Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid that our body needs and it's a healthy fat. Both fish oil and cod live oil has omega 3, however cod liver oil has additional Vit A and D. Code liver oil may have less omega 3 but pls compare the level of omega 3. Pls watch out for mercury. Check for reputable source or use vegi table source like flax seed, chia or nuts. ...Read more

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I have had an xray of my abdomen and found nothing wrong yet i still have dry heaves, what do I do?

I have had an xray of my abdomen and found nothing wrong yet i still have dry heaves, what do I do?

Prob. medical issue: Sometimes radiographs do not show cause of vomiting which can have many etiologies including gastroenteritis, electrolyte imbalance, etc. Radiographs sometimes can show bowel obstruction. Most clinicians order this study to rule out possible obstruction and surgical abdomen. Medical treatment is used for most gastrointestinal problems. ...Read more

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I still think i could be with child ..I have pains in my abdomen and i feel sick after dry humping, i'm very worried, any help?

I still think i could be with child ..I have pains in my abdomen and i feel sick after dry humping, i'm very worried, any help?

Please do a urine pr: Preg test and whether it is + or - please see a gyn as u shold not have pains or feel sick and a blood preg can be done to make sure and u may need a pelvic ultrasound. ...Read more