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Fluid accumalation in the stomach as part of a problem related to cirrotic liver?

Fluid accumalation in the stomach as part of a problem related to cirrotic liver?

Is called ascites: And is a sign of liver disease and cirrhosis, along with many other signs. If younhave this you should be followed periodically by your doctor to make sure you are avoiding alcohol and potebtially dangerous drugs and are on the right medications. ...Read more

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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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Can an anatomical abnormality in the large intestine cause a delay in transit of food , and can this delay over time cause kidney disease?

Can an anatomical abnormality in the large intestine cause a delay in transit of food , and can this delay over time cause kidney disease?

Yes, no: It is possible to have an anatomic variant or a tumor in the large intestine which could slow transit or cause constipation. It is important to have a colonoscopy at age 50 to assess for possible polyps or tumors. However, a partial blockage of the large intestine does not cause kidney disease. If you have not yet had your colonoscopy, get it right away. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a brain tumor cause problems in other parts of the body? (ex: stomach ulcers, sickness) if a brain tumor is present near the optical part of the brain, can it cause problems in the body such as sickness?

Can a brain tumor cause problems in other parts of the body? (ex: stomach ulcers, sickness) if a brain tumor is present near the optical part of the brain, can it cause problems in the body such as sickness?

Yes and no: The tumor itself does not cause other problems but the side effects of the medicines used in treatment, like steroids, can. Optical tract brain tumors do not usually cause symptoms other than visual disturbances unless they are very large in size. ...Read more

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Is bloating up in the stomach a symptom of fatty liver?

Is bloating up in the stomach a symptom of fatty liver?

Bloating/Fatty liver: The majority of patient with fatty liver disease might not have any symptoms at all. Few can have some discomfort at the ruq. Feeling bloatedness is likely related to other causes, such as the type of food you consumed and unlikely to be your fatty liver.. ...Read more

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Can a pancreatic mass cause inflammation in the gallbladder without affecting the liver until a later stage?

Can a pancreatic mass cause inflammation in the gallbladder without affecting the liver until a later stage?

Not likely.: Pancreatic mass can cause jaundice along with elevated liver function tests when it obstructs the common duct. Inflammation in the gallbladder is usually caused by gallstones. Acalculous cholecystitis can occur, but it is rare. ...Read more

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Survival chances of my brother with esophagus cancer leading to jaundice. Water accumulates in the stomach which needs to be removed daily?

Survival chances of my brother with esophagus cancer leading to jaundice. Water accumulates in the stomach which needs to be removed daily?

Bleak: Esophagus cancer does have a survival/cure rate but only when it is localised to the esophagus and treated aggressive at that time. Once it spreads outside into the abdomen or liver, then it is far advanced and rarely curable. It looks like your brother has very late stage disease now, so it is unlikely that he has much time left especailly if has already gone through the regular treatments.. ...Read more

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A plaque like coating over part of the liver, could this spread into the liver. My wife is an ovarian cancer sufferer aged 54?

A plaque like coating over part of the liver, could this spread into the liver. My wife is an ovarian cancer sufferer aged 54?

Ovarian cancer: Tumor coatings of the liver are very frequent in ovarian cancer. They are readily ablated safely at the time of primary debulking. Ovarian cancer can invade the liver but happens through blood-borne spread not direct invasion. ...Read more

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Pathology of my gallbladder showed granulomatosis is this likely to be in other parts of the body?

Pathology of my gallbladder showed granulomatosis is this likely to be in other parts of the body?

Granulomatosis of GB: Are you sure its granulomatosis or is it adenomyomatosis. If it's the latter don't worry, if there are multiple granulomas than this can have many causes and would be unlikely that it was isolated to the gallbladder. The causes of granulomas include tb, histoplasmosis, sarcoidosis, to name a few of the most common. ...Read more

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Part of the gall bladder peritoneum is continuous with a reflection of peritoneum on the liver's surface: what does this mean?

Part of the gall bladder peritoneum is continuous with a reflection of peritoneum on the liver's surface: what does this mean?

GB part of liver: The GB is embedded into the liver structure. The back wall of the GB is in direct contact with the liver cells. The front of the GB which wall has no submucosa has a peritoneal surface which courses onto the surface of the liver. When doing a GB resection, this peritoneal surface is incised on the top of the GB, and the GB then mobilized from the bed of the liver, leaving a raw surface behind. ...Read more

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in the walls of the stomac & in the tail of the pancreas a solid formation 12cm, a tumor. can be a gist?can be operated?what to do?

 in the walls of the stomac & in the tail of the pancreas a solid formation 12cm, a tumor. can be a gist?can be operated?what to do?

Could be, need test: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are be either malignant or benign. However a 12 cm lesion is more likely to be malignant and needs additional testing including an endoscopy with ultrasound and biopsy (usually done by a gastroenterologist). Depending on pathology analysis, either Glevac can be used alone or with surgery. See a surgical oncologist if this is a malignant GIST. ...Read more

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A voluminous lesion in the tail of the pancreas also encompassing the greater curvature of the stomach,12cm tumor.is dangerous fibroscopy?operated?

A voluminous lesion in the tail of the pancreas also encompassing the greater curvature of the stomach,12cm tumor.is dangerous  fibroscopy?operated?

Cystadenoma: This size lesion expanding to stomach can not be the classic adenoCa. It is probably an islet cell neoplasm or more likely cystadenoma. Since the latter almost always converts to carcinoma, resection of distal pancreas, spenectomy since splenic vein always involved and partial gastectomy must be performed. Laparotomy should be used and depending on path, chemo may be needed PO. ...Read more

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What is the name of the disorder of the liver could result in excess vitamin B12 in the body?

What is the name of the disorder of the liver could result in excess vitamin B12 in the body?

Cirrhosis: Cirrosis, chronic hepatitis, may cause artifically elevated B12 as the liver store vit B12 and also prodcue the proteins that bind vit B12 in the blood. If the liver is sick, it can not produce the binding proteins and when measured vit B12 appears as it is elevated, as only the un-bound form of vit B12 is measured. ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone in the lower part of the ureter cause diarrhea or am i catching the virus going around?

Can a kidney stone in the lower part of the ureter cause diarrhea or am i catching the virus going around?

If you have a stone,: The intense localized pain will be unequivocal. But physical reactions to this could include a feeling of a need to dedicate, but not usually diarrhea. Recommend you discuss your challenges with your doctor as there are many causes for diarrhea. ...Read more

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How could a cancerous condition in the body be related to the development of severe reduction in bone mass?

How could a cancerous condition in the body be related to the development of severe reduction in bone mass?

Steroids: Some tumors produce acth like chemical that increases production of corticostoids and the later cause bone loss. Other facots may be cancer related cachexia, inadequte intake of calcium and vitamin d. ...Read more

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Patient is diagnosed with acute panchreatitis panchreas failed completely infection in lungs and selling in body due to retention of fluids?

Patient is diagnosed with acute panchreatitis panchreas failed completely infection in lungs and selling in body due to retention of fluids?

What is the question: It sounds as if the patient described is critically ill and without more information there is no way in which to predict outcome. There are numerous causes for pancreatitis and the complications of pancreatic failure can be life-threatening. I wish the patient the best. ...Read more

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In cirrhosis does the presence of ascites always indicate decompensation and is this considered a serious complication and stage of the disease?

In cirrhosis does the presence of ascites always indicate decompensation and is this considered a serious complication and stage of the disease?

It is concerning: Ascites- buildup of fluid in the abdominal cavity- can be a sign of serious decompensation in the liver function. This is usually seen in the later stages of liver failure. If this is seen you should let your doctor know right away. This is associated with decreased survival. However if the cause of the liver damage is found early-& treated this can delay progression. Cirrhosis can't be undone. ...Read more

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I need help, is the lack of peristalsis in the esophagus the same as a paralyzed esophagus? If not, what is the medical term for the lack of peristals

I need help, is the lack of peristalsis in the esophagus the same as a paralyzed esophagus? If not, what is the medical term for the lack of peristals

Esophagus: Peristalsis is a coordinated normal contraction of the esophagus as a person swallows. It may sound like the word paralysis but it is a term used to describe a normal way the esophagus contracts and relaxes. The lack of peristalsis can be associated with swallowing difficulty. Physicians will diagnose the underlying causes using tests such as an endoscopy to take a look at the esophagus. ...Read more

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What is the brown substance that appears in the mouth due to failure of the liver?

What is the brown substance that appears in the mouth due to failure of the liver?

Variceal bleed: If you are talking about dark brown, coffee-ground like material in the mouth, it's probably coming from bleeding in the esophagus or the stomach due to varices, which is enlarged veins. End-stage liver disease as in cirrhosis is often associated with esophageal or gastric varices. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more