how can you tell if your liver is damaged

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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

How do you tell if your liver is failing?

You'll know

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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.
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Dr. Mary Maluccio answered:

How can you tell if you damaged your liver?

Bloodwork and images

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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.
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How can you tell if liver is swollen?

Exam and labs

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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.
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Dr. Olivia C. Liao answered:

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

Not that easily

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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
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How can you tell if somebody is a liver transplant match for another person?

Size matters, and...

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...blood group. Livers are matched by size and blood group. No other atching is necessary.
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38 f obese. have lost 41lbs. how can you tell if fatty liver is getting worse or better?

Lab test

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The normalization of the liver function tests is one way to know it. Congratulations on your weight loss! Really remarkable!
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Dr. Alan H. Ali answered:

Can anyone tell me the symptoms of liver damage?

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

See your doctor

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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.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

Can you tell me if a person's liver was damaged, would they get sick from just a few alcoholic drinks?

Possibly

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An individual with preexisting liver disease should never drink alcohol.
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Dr. Troy Reyna answered:

How to tell if I have liver damage?

Look in mirror

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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.
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