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How Do You Know If You Have Liver Scaring
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
Ultrasound: The most commonly used method to detect gallstones is with an abdominal ultrasound. The indication for testing are symptoms such as post-eating abdominal pain (often in the right upper quadrant or mid abdomen, sometimes going to the back), nausea. Occasionally, patients are found to have them incidentally on x-ray. There are other tests, but more costly and inconvenient. ...Read more
Everyone different: Sarcoid can have many different manifestations. Characteristically you can have some of the follwoing: swollen lymph nodes, rashes, lung spots, eye changes, liver changes, skin rashes, etc. Each person is different and the diagnosis is made depending where the granulomas (the sarcoid biopsy inflammatory change) are found and if there is no other cause found. Your doctor can guide you here. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Appendicitis : The classic scenario will be vague pain that starts around the umbilicus and eventually migrates to a very focal point in the right lower quadrant of your abdomen. This is usually accompanied by fever/chills, nausea/vomiting, and loss of appetite. Laboratory findings will generally show an increase in your white blood cell count. ...Read more
Eye symptoms: You will have some sort of symptoms like decreased vision for unclear reason that is also likely associated with headaches, or eye pain, sometimes with redness, edema or asymmetric bulging of the eye. However, those symptoms can also be caused by other conditions. So an eye examination by an ophthalmologist is very important . Eye cancer is a rare disease - this usually more in childhood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You don't!: There are many things that can cause memory problems! stress is one of the most common. If you have concerns, do not try to diagnose yourself! make an appointment with your family doc and if medically cleared, see a geriatric psychiatrist in your area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
By symptoms&signs: Symptoms are confusion vomiting seizures irregular breathing slow breathing less than 8 breaths a minute blue tinged or pale skin low body temperature stuper and coma, can not awake the person and can be a risk for dying not all symptoms have to be present but one can diagnose alcohol poisoning by observing the person and need to seek medical help stat-----------911. ...Read more
Pain: Biliary colic is abdominal pain usually located in the right uppwer quadrant of the abdomen under the ribs. It can be precipitated by eating a meal high in fat. The pain may radiate to the back and be associated with nausea and vomiting. The pain may occurr several hours after the meal. ...Read more
Thyroid: Most people do have a thyroid gland -- but it can develop problems of being either underactive (hypothyroid) or overactive (hyperthyroid). Hypothyroidism may result in sluggishness, weight gain, depression, hair loss, etc. Hyperthyroidism can cause anxiety/agitation, weight loss despite increased eating, bounding pulses, etc. Your doctor can feel your thyroid and also test its function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can't miss it: Exclusively seen in young children, rickets occurs for different reasons, but most commonly in this country - vitamin d deficiency. Bones faily to properly mineralize so legs may become bowed as bones soft. The toddler might have leg pain and refuse to walk. The soft spot on top of the head of a baby may not close on time. Rickets are easily identified on long bone x-rays and through blood tests. ...Read more
Symptoms...: COPD usually is caused by smoking. Symptoms include shortness of breath, wheezing, cough (either productive or not), weight loss or gain, cyanosis (blue discoloration of skin, lips, etc.), etc. COPD includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. If you have ever smoked and you have some of these symptoms, see your doctor for a pulmonary function test to diagnose copd. It is treatable, not curable. ...Read more
See a plastic surgeo: Gynecomastia or excessive breast tissue in males can be predominantly adipose or glandular. Your surgeon will help you differentiate this and help you decide if breast reduction techniques such as liposuction or open resection vs general weight loss or altering your medications or concomitant disease processes is most appropriate for you. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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