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Liver infection: Hepatitis b is an infection that targets the liver. It is usually transmitted by sharing needles when using drugs or unprotected sex. Chronic hepatitis b can severely damage the liver over time and can also cause liver cancer. Fortunately most people get over the infection on their own but some people do need antiviral medications to try and treat the infection. ...Read more
Yes and no: H.E is a complication of a decompensated liver, mostly due to Cirrhosis. So its a syndrome which can happen in people who have lost their normal liver functionality. Now multiple factors including dehydration, medications, infections can EXACERBATE or throw a person into the state of H.E. ...Read more
Not standard term: Perhaps you mean elevated liver function tests / increased levels of the transaminases in the blood. This is common and always worth seeking an explanation for -- anything from beer to Motrin to not exercising to a hepatitis viral infection to wilson's to hemochromatosis to autoimmune hepatitis to drug allergy. Good luck. ...Read more
ADEM: Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis is a rare autoimmune disease affecting the brain & spinal cord, damaging the myelin & destroying the white matter. Symptoms are similar to Multiple sclerosis. It usually follows viral infection or vaccination. Symptoms start with fever, headaches, drowsiness, seizures. ...Read more
Liver: Hepatic refers to something that is related to the liver. ...Read more
Liver function: One of the things that liver cells do is to either detoxify, inactivate or prepare drugs for excretion. When the liver is damaged the drug concentrations must be adjusted to compensate. ...Read more
Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis is a rare autoimmune disease affecting the brain & spinal cord, damaging the myelin & destroying the white matter. Symptoms are similar to Multiple sclerosis. It usually follows viral infection or vaccination. Symptoms start with fever, headaches, drowsiness, seizures.
Tx is Antibiotics, Corticosteroids & Plasma Exchange, in acute phase. ...Read more
Specialist: At the present time, the treatment of hepatitis c is quite complex, though it will get simpler soon. Hepatitis c is treated by specialists, usually infectious disease specialists or hematologists (liver specialists.). Because improvements in treatment are happening so rapidly, a specialist can advise you whether you need to be treated now or can wait for better drugs. ...Read more
Nothing: If it is inactive, nothing needs be done but you should advise your health care providers of this condition if the disease was ever active at any time and you should not donate blood. ...Read more
I seem to have hepatic hemangiomia, and its size is 1.1 inch. What do I need to care in my daily life? Thank you in advance.
Hemangioma liver: If asymptomatic, hepatic angiomas can be observed at this size with serial ultrasound. Large symptomatic lesions can be treated with resection, RF ablation or angioembolization of feeder vessels where appropriate. You should be assessed by a hepatic surgeon. Pregnant patients and women on hormonal therapy need to be followed carefully with imaging studies. ...Read more
Acute hepatitis B: After being infected with the hepatitis b virus, there is usually an incubation period of 1-4 months. The constitutional symptoms which follow may include loss of appetite, nausea, jaundice, and discomfort in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. Treatment is usually supportive in nature. The symptoms and jaundice typically resolve after 1-3 months, but fatigue may be prolonged. ...Read more
Ultasound, CT, MRI:
Us, ct and MRI allow us to identify different characteristics to help make a specific diagnosis. Occassionally a mass will need to be sampled with a biopsy. This can be guided by ultrasound or ct depending on the situation. There are also times when ct-pet or pet imaging can be utilized.
The decision regarding the appropriate work up will be made by your doctor in consultation with a radiologist. ...Read more
One of many: Things. It could be a benign adenoma seen in patients taking oral contraceptives, or fatty infiltration, or a nodule, or cyst. And lastly it could be a tumor, but that would be unusual in a 25 year old. There's no way of knowing without looking at images and a possible biopsy. ...Read more
NOT to worry:
It's an"incidental" (NOT CLINICALLY SIGNIFICANT) finding!
Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more
Possibly: Low probability, but definitley possible.Get a more detailed answer ›