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Is shortness of breath and hard lump in the abdomen the result of end stage liver disease?

Is shortness of breath and hard lump in the abdomen the result of end stage liver disease?

It can be.: Ascites is a condition commonly associated with end stage liver disease where the abdominal cavity is filled with fluid that seeps out of the liver. Medication can help, sometimes supplemented by draining the fluid with a needle-catheter. With severe ascites, the abdomen gets large, making it difficult to take deep breaths. Also, it is common for umbilical hernias to develop, causing a hard lump. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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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I've Shortness of breath hardly and I taken picture of my liver& my head. My doctor said its just allergy. I concern about it I think its bigger problem?

I've Shortness of breath hardly and I taken picture of my liver& my head. My doctor said its just allergy. I concern about it I think its bigger problem?

Consultation: It sounds like you have a complex set of issues & have already had some evaluation. For personal attention to a medical concern, consider a second opinion consult with a doctor on HealthTap. The "inbox consult" allows you to message back and forth like email, and is good when a lot of information needs to be exchanged (like prior test reports, etc.) Heart or lung issues can cause your symptoms. ...Read more

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Spitting up fresh blood with chunks of what looks like liver, can that be bronchitis I don't have a cough, shortness of breath, but I do smoke lightly?

Spitting up fresh blood with chunks of what looks like liver, can that be bronchitis I don't have a cough, shortness of breath, but I do smoke lightly?

Possibly: You're describing "gross hemoptysis with clots" - this can be caused by bronchitis but if one of those clots gets stuck in your breathing passage, you're going to have trouble breathing. You need to go to an ER for this now. ...Read more

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Is having some breathing problems associated with fatty liver disease? I have moments were I have 2 take a deep breath because I lose my breath.

Is having some breathing problems associated with fatty liver disease? I have moments were I have 2 take a deep breath because I lose my breath.

Fatty liver: This should not have anything to do with any issues you have breathing. Having to take a deep breath every now and then can be normal. ...Read more

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What do I do? Swelling of abdomen and shortness of breath. What could it be?

What do I do? Swelling of abdomen and shortness of breath. What could it be?

Shortness of breath: Abdominal swelling could be from fluid accumulation. If so youn could be havingh fluid in thge lungs too. If not increased girth of the abdomen could impair movements of the diaphragm and causes shortness of breath. You need full physical exam and work-up. Oplease consult your physician. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a weak diaphragm? Is it possible hunching over the abdomen can force the diaphragm up, relieving shortness of breath?

What are the symptoms of a weak diaphragm? Is it possible hunching over the abdomen can force the diaphragm up, relieving shortness of breath?

Weak diaphragm: Hello No. Diaphragm supplied by phrenic nerve (C4) and is under autonomic control. No need to think breathing, you do automatically. There is no weakness of diaphragm. Either it works it it doesn't as in cervical spine injury at C4 level (Christopher Reeves injury) If you bend and push abdominal contents into chest+ have restriction this gives lower O2 in the blood bec. Less lung expansion. OK? ...Read more

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Shortness of breath, especially at night, gas on my lower left abdomen. My B12 is 240, is that what's causing the problem?

Shortness of breath, especially at night, gas on my lower left abdomen. My B12 is 240, is that what's causing the problem?

B12 not likely cause: Your B12 level is not a likely cause for the symptoms.
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Could I be pregnant? I have been experiencing of what seems like early pregnancy symptoms. Bloating of abdomen and shortness of breath.

Could I be pregnant? I have been experiencing of what seems like early pregnancy symptoms. Bloating of abdomen and shortness of breath.

Pregnancy Sxs: Sxs can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of a period; increased frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings; passing gas; enlarging waist line. Etc. There may be an increase in white vaginal discharge. The best way to determine if you are pregnant is by taking a pregnancy test. You can take a pregnancy test now. ...Read more

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Is ascitis serious? My abdomen full of fluid and fells wavy like when push on it. Also nauseated, vomiting, no appetite, shortness of breath

Is ascitis serious? My abdomen full of fluid and fells wavy like when push on it. Also nauseated, vomiting, no appetite, shortness of breath

Ascites: Yes. Anything that causes increased pressure inside of the blood vessels of the abdominal cavity called the peritoneum or irritation to the membrane can cause fluid to leak out and accumulate. Liver disease such as cirrhosis, obstruction of the veins going into the liver, cancer, heart failure, kidney disease, diseases of the pancreas, ovarian cancer, infections are causes. See your doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Top left rib cage and left side abdomen feels heavy and tight, painful to bend over& rolling ball sensation, can't eat, shortness of breath?

Top left rib cage and left side abdomen feels heavy and tight, painful to bend over& rolling ball sensation, can't eat, shortness of breath?

Indigestion?: You are young so chances of serious heart conditions are lower. This could be indigestion, gas, asthma, or a virus in the ribcage. If you are in that much pain though, you should get checked out. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath dizziness and pain near hips and lower abdomen?

Pain: Please get examined. The symptoms of pain in lower abdomen plus shortness of breath may be kidney related or you may have an ectopic pregnancy. Please seek help ...Read more

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Dull pain in lower right abdomen, cough, shortness of breath, and also found a small lump on left testicle. What could it be?

Dull pain in lower right abdomen, cough, shortness of breath, and also found a small lump on left testicle. What could it be?

Don'tIgnoreFamJewels: I entered "dull pain+lower rt abd+short of breath+lump left testicle" into Watson, the super-super computer and after 45 minutes of beeps and flashes it came-up with "BURPO." So much for super-computers. So, back to the drawing board. If I were you, I'd focus on that testicle lump right now (i.e. ASAP) and get that figured-out and at the same time you can tell them all about everything else. ...Read more

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Moderate to severe Shortness of breath. Severe Chest pain. Severe Upper abdomen pain. What could this mean? Should I be concerned?

Anxiety: Symptoms are not a sign of illness, they are the mind's ability to produce the "flight or fight" response which gives rise to many physiological changes include nausea, sob, insomnia, dry mouth, aphasia, tremor and sweating. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can recommend appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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The last 3 days my stomach has been extremely bloated (entire abdomen most pressure in upper area). Very uncomfortable, shortness of breath. Any idea?

The last 3 days my stomach has been extremely bloated (entire abdomen most pressure in upper area). Very uncomfortable, shortness of breath. Any idea?

Depends: It could be too many things. Benign like IBS or more serious like patial bowel obstruction or fluids in the abdomen. Be seen by your doctor for exam to determine the appropriate work up ...Read more

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In the last 3 days ive had blood with BM's, cramps in my abdomen, no noticable hemmoroids, shortness of breath, BP slightly up HR down, ammonia smell?

In the last 3 days ive had blood with BM's, cramps in my abdomen, no noticable hemmoroids, shortness of breath, BP slightly up HR down, ammonia smell?

Blood in stool: Indicates a need to see a doctor ASAP. He/she will help you figure out the reason for the blood which can be very serious or less so. In any case, please see doc right away. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Correction:pain near left collarbone and left side of upper abdomen below breast, shortness of breath, chills BP normal?

Correction:pain near left collarbone and left side of upper abdomen below breast, shortness of breath, chills BP normal?

Didn't catch your: Earlier question. Chest pain, shortness of breath, chills - I would seek medical evaluation. If you have any significant difficulty breathing you need to be seen emergently. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Fatty Liver (Definition)

A condition where fat makes up more than 5% to 10% of the weight of your liver/ In some cases, this disease can ...Read more


Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Shortness Of Breath (Definition)

Breathlessness is the sensation of not being able to catch one's breath. It may be seen in asthma, heart failure, ...Read more