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How would I be able to tell if my liver were not functioning properly?

How would I be able to tell if my liver were not functioning properly?

Blood test: Early liver dysfunction will not have symptoms. A blood test may be the only indicator of abnormal function. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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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How can I tell if my liver damage is not healing?

How can I tell if my liver damage is not healing?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my liver or spleen is swollen?

How can I tell if my liver or spleen is swollen?

Physical exam: Perhaps the best place to start with determining if your liver or spleen is enlarged or abnormal is with a physical examination from a skilled provider such as a primary care physician. Such a person can take a history from you and then examine your body. If after that, there are questions left unanswered, imaging studies such as an ultrasound and/or a few lab tests might be helpful. ...Read more

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Could a 'coag screen' which I assume includes pt be useful for ruq pain and ^ alt. Will it tell if my liver is doing okay?

You can do better: The pt / prothrombin time only becomes prolonged when the liver is gravely damaged. If you have elevated alt, and it's not just muscle enzyme from your extreme-fitness activities, you owe it to yourself to get a proper workup -- hepatitis b and c, hemochromatosis, wilson's, and autoimmune hepatitis. If metabolic syndrome, returning to your fitness lifestyle may be key. Glad you're not drinking. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my liver enzymes are elevated from taking aspirin and not from alcohol use?

How can I tell if my liver enzymes are elevated from taking aspirin and not from alcohol use?

Halt the injury: Liver enzyme elevation results from destruction of liver cells. Alcohol is a toxin that can severely damage the liver and stopping alcohol use will certainly reduce liver damage. A typical baby Aspirin should not have much impact on a previously healthy liver, but alcohol will. ...Read more

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I have Gilbert's disease and was prescribed Lortab after tonsillectomy. How can I tell if my liver will tolerate the Acetaminophen well? Eyes r yellow

I have Gilbert's disease and was prescribed Lortab after tonsillectomy. How can I tell if my liver will tolerate the Acetaminophen well? Eyes r yellow

Icterus = yellow eye: Jaundice refers to yellow tinge in skin tone while icterus refers to whites of eyes turning yellowish, both due to excess bilirubin, a consequence of Gilbert's syndrome, which is typically considered benign. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/gilberts-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20024904. Most folks w/GS should be able to tolerate acetaminophen but keep ...Read more

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Tell me a diet for an inflamed liver/?

Tell me a diet for an inflamed liver/?

Why inflamed?: What is the cause of your liver inflammation? Avoiding alcohol is mandatory to prevent further damage. Refrain from using tylenol (acetaminophen). Diet, other than avoiding alcohol, in not likely to treat an inflamed liver. See your doctor to determine the cause of liver problem and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How do you tell if your liver is failing?

You'll know: You'll feel terrible, you'll be sick to your stomach and you will notice the whites of your eyes being unmistakably yellow when viewed in the sunlight. You may have discomfort in the right upper quadrant. None of these are specific. Early liver disease is often discovered on labs. If someone has warned you but scientific labs are normal & you feel okay, seek another opinion. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have liver problems?

No: Please ask a more detailed?, can you tell me what the weather will be like where I live? Well, where do I live, what time of year is it, ect, ect, ect. We here would like to be of assistance to you but my ouija board is broken. Help us help you. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you damaged your liver?

How can you tell if you damaged your liver?

Bloodwork and images: Depending on what the insult to the liver was, we can often see changes in the patients bloodwork. In patients who have had chronic damage to the liver due to alcohol or hepatitis, the bloodwork can remain fairly well preserved until late in the course of the disease. Ultrasound, MRI and ct are used to look at changes in the appearance of the liver architecture and bloodflow. ...Read more

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Please tell me what happens when the liver swells?

Inflammation: Swelling is usually due to inflammation of the liver - and that can cause dull, achy pain due to stretching of the capsule (the liver itself has no nerve endings). uncontrolled inflammation can lead to scarring or cirrhosis in time. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are signs of liver problems?

Could you tell me what are signs of liver problems?

Several: Fluid retention is a sign of liver problems due to a diminished ability to either make the proteins that keep the fluid in the correct space or nutritional consequences being able to metabolize things adequately. Jaundice is a late stage sign of liver insufficiency and failure. Confusion is a sign that the liver is struggling to deal with the naturally occuring debris. Fatigue. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I eat with a liver problem?

Please tell me what can I eat with a liver problem?

Liver and diet: What you should eat if you have liver disease mostly depends on how severe the disease is. With mild disease, you can eat just about anything. If it is severe, you may need to limit protein, salt, and fluid intake. With cirrhosis, one should also avoid raw shellfish. Talk to your liver specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how concerned should I be for my liver?

Can you tell me how concerned should I be for my liver?

Depends why: If you're leading a healthy life at a good weight and no more than moderate alcohol use, and are at no risk for viral hepatitides, you probably don't need to be concerned at all. If you do have some risk factors though, speak to your physician and get examined. ...Read more

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How can you tell if something is wrong with your liver?

Not that easily: By the time someone with liver disease has symptoms it is probably late or quite serious. Discuss with your doctor about your concerns and if needed he can run some simple blood tests. ...Read more

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Tell me about Trebinafine 250mg tablets vs the liver?

Tell me about Trebinafine 250mg tablets vs the liver?

Liver damage: Trebinafine can cause liver damage and can even lead to liver failure, requiring liver transplant. This has occurred even in individuals without preexisting liver disease. Liver function tests should be monitored while taking trebinafine. There is a new topical medication,
JUBLIA (efinaconazole), used to treat fungal infections, which is much safer for the liver. ...Read more

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Please tell me what happens when a liver enlargements occurs?

Please tell me what happens when a liver enlargements occurs?

Usually inflammation: Typically enlargement is due to fat or inflammation - but can also be due to masses in liver etc. End-stage liver disease typically shrinks the liver, makes it small and hard. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there is any foods to make my liver healthier?

Can you tell me if there is any foods to make my liver healthier?

Really no: Your liver is your most robust organ and seldom gets sick. If you already have liver disease, your physician is your guide. If not, avoid excessive alcohol and get plenty of exercise. Your liver will probably thank you by remaining in perfect working order through what I hope will be a long life. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to know if my liver damaged I need an answer?

Can someone tell me how to know if my liver damaged I need an answer?

Labs and imaging: Get liver function tests (blood test) and an abdominal imaging (such as an ultrasound of the liver, CT or MRI) ...Read more

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Can you tell me if someone stabbed another person in the liver will they die instantly?

There are various: Levels of severity of hepatic injury following trauma, from very minor to lethal. It would be unusual for penetrating trauma to cause instant death, but if a major vessel was transected it could be a matter of seconds or minutes. ...Read more

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I have a complaint of a little amount fat on liver. Could you tell me how to reduce the fat on liver?

Diet and Exercise: Fatty liver is very common. It is generally associated with the metabolic conditions of diabetes, elevated triglycerides, being overweight, or polycystic ovarian syndrome. There are no specific medications for it. The most effective treatment is weigth loss, exercise, and controlling the dibetes and cholesterol/triglycerides. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me what exactly is chirrosis of the liver and what causes it?

Scarring: Cirrhosis of the liver is the result of damage to the organ from alcohol, hepatitis, chemical injury, obesity. The end result is scarring and loss of function and abnormalities in blood flow. See this site for more info.
http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have liver damage?

Look in mirror: If you are jaundiced, yellow pallor to skin or whites of eyes. Redness to palms, itching with no direct cause, loss of taste then I would check with your doctor. Check side effects of any and all medications that you take even supplements. ...Read more

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How can you tell if liver is swollen?

How can you tell if liver is swollen?

Exam and labs: If by swelling you mean enlarged, a physician should ne able to detect it. When in doubt, bloodwork and imaging studies like ultrasound and/or ct scanning will confirm the diagnosis of liver enlargement. However, the liver can be inflammed without being significantly swollen, so a doctors visit is strongly recommended. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have a fatty liver?

No: But a technician with an ultrasound machine can, or a pathologist reading your liver biopsy can do even better. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does your liver do?

Can doctors tell me what does your liver do?

Maintains balance: The liver has three major functions: 1) it synthesizes proteins that help you clot your blood and maintain fluid balance and 2) it metabolizes all the debris that we are exposed to included what we eat, breath, touch, and or take in medication and 3) it makes bile which helps you break down and absorb nutrition from the things that you eat. ...Read more

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What are some tell tell signs of liver disease?

What are some tell tell signs of liver disease?

Many signs: There can be many signs. Jaundice or yellowing of the skin and eyes is common. Feeling tired, bloating in your abdomen and sometimes confusion can happen as well. The best thing to do is to see your doctor and get appropriate blood tests. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me the symptoms of liver damage?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Can anyone tell me the symptoms of liver damage?

Liver damage: Some are spider nevi, palmar erythema, nail changer, finger deformity from contractures, gynecomastia, osteoarthropathy, impotence/infertility/testicular atrophy, large spleen/liver, fluid in abdomen (ascites), musty odor in breath, jaundice, weakness/fatigue/wt. Loss. ...Read more