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How do you tell if your liver is failing?

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

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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 do you know if your apendix is hurting?

How do you know if your apendix is hurting?

Pain: First if you have no pain your appendix is not hurting. I am not sure if I am missing the point of your question. But, appendicitis causes severe right lower abdominal pain and is often accompanied by a fever. ...Read more

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How do you know if your liver or kidney is going out?

Need evaluation: If you mean by "going out" not functioning well. There are several blood tests that will give an answer. Specific kidney tests include the blood creatinine, bun, and electrolytes. Specific liver function tests include liver enzymes called transaminases and bilirubin. There are of course symptoms related to dysfunction of each of these organs, including retention of fluid and swelling. ...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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How do you know if your breast hematoma is infected?

How do you know if your breast hematoma is infected?

Need more info..: Why do you have a hematoma? How do you know it is a hematoma? Recent surgery or injury? Generally there would be a significant increase in breast pain, heat ; redness with spreading heat ; redness away from the hematoma ; maybe increasing bresst swelling. Need to see a doctor for an exam if you are concerned to be able to tell what you have. ...Read more

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How do you know if your foot is really broken?

How do you know if your foot is really broken?

Broken foot : If your not sure if its broken and have had an xray and an exam that was negative but you still think its broken get either a bone scan 3 phase or a MRI or ct scan. ...Read more

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What is fibromyalgia and how do you know if you have it?

What is fibromyalgia and how do you know if you have it?

Complicated: ? definition & diagnosis of fibromyalgia (FM). FM is "umbrella label" for group of symptoms (chronic widespread pain, fatigue, depression, confusion, restless sleep) without single proven cause. Associated causal factors (femaleness, obesity, childbirth, hypermobility, mechanical injury, prolonged inactivity) vary among sufferers. Diagnosis is as much artistry as science. ...Read more

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How do you know if your finger is broken?

How do you know if your finger is broken?

Pain, swelling, loss: Of motion, deviation, rotation, stiffness, throbbing, numbness, discoloration, tightness all can be symptoms of a finger fracture. If one suspects a fracture, then elevation, ice , splinting and urgent evaluation is needed as many seemingly simple fractures in the hand require a detailed understanding of what to do to optimize healing and return of function. ...Read more

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What to do if I have emphysema. if you have it too will you tell me what meds your md has you on and how they are working?

What to do if I have emphysema. if you have it too will you tell me what meds your md has you on and how they are working?

Treatment...: COPD treatment includes smoking cessation since, if you continue to smoke, the disease will progress faster. Bronchodilator and steroid inhalers are typically prescribed to alleviate symptoms. If your oxygen level is low enough, supplemental oxygen is prescribed and this will also decrease disease progression. See a lung doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How do you know if your hymen is still there?

How do you know if your hymen is still there?

Use a mirror: Separate your thighs as widely as possible then separate labia minora with with forefinger ; middle finger of your dominant hand and inspect. Hymen usually looks like a perforated disc of skin at open end of vagina. ...Read more

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How do you feel when your liver is enlarge?

Liver enlargement: Most patients with an enlarged liver have no symptoms. With massive enlargement they may have a sense of heaviness in the upper abdomen. If there is liver inflammation associated with the enlargement,there may be some aching discomfort. Rarely there may be severe discomfort with large tumors. Acutely enlarged livers as may be seen with acute hepatitis or if bleeding has occurred can be painful ...Read more

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How can you know if your cancer is spreading?

How can you know if your cancer is spreading?

Work with oncologist: Cancer is such a diverse disease, that one would be best served by working with a specialist ( oncologist) who can follow you up on a regular schedule of visits, exams, tests, scans and focused questions to determine if a particular form of cancer is recurring or spreading. One can become paranoid about every symptom that occurs following a diagnosis of cancer. Talk to your oncologist! ...Read more

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How do you tell if your submandibular gland is swollen?

How do you tell if your submandibular gland is swollen?

Feel it: Normally, you are able to feel both of your submandibular gland's just behind the midportion of your jaw on each side. They should be of similar size and consistency, and neither one should be tender or enlarged. If one of them is bigger or more tender than the other, then it is likely swollen. If the swelling does not go down you should be seen by an ENT doctor ...Read more

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How do you know if your lip piercing is infected?

How do you know if your lip piercing is infected?

Piercing infection: If the site is red, swollen, hot to touch or pus with yellowish discharge and you start having fever. Thanks. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell if your appendix is bursting?

What can you do to tell if your appendix is bursting?

Severe pain: Sometimes the pain from an inflamed appendix can start around your naval. The pain usually worsens over time and moves to mcburney's point which is in the right lower quadrant of your abdomen. Usually the area is tender when touched or when pressure is released. Things which are jolting like walking or coughing can increase the pain. You likely don’t feel like eating if you have appendicitis. >. ...Read more

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What do u do if you think your nose is broken?

What do u do if you think your nose is broken?

Nose broken?: If you think your nose is broken, you need to see your primary doctor or ENT as soon as possible. Some fractures can be reset in the office within a few days of the accident. A septal hematoma (blood between the septal cartilage and lining) needs to be ruled out. ...Read more

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What is premenapause and how do you know if you have it?

What is premenapause and how do you know if you have it?

Before menopause.: Apparently, this is a time before menopause that a woman experiences changes from fluctuation in hormones, which can occur over a wide time range in a woman's life. This manifests as irregular periods, and with symptoms like hot flashes, weight gain, night sweats, headaches, sleep problems, breast tenderness, and vaginal dryness. Emotional changes, like irrtablity, and depression also occur. ...Read more

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How do you tell if your kidney is starting to fail?

How do you tell if your kidney is starting to fail?

See below: The doctor can order a serum creatinine, and calculate the GFR [glomerular filtration rate] if the rate is lower than normal then your kidneys correspondingly are not clearing the blood of all waste generated. ...Read more