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Doctor insights on: Dry Liver

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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