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How would I know if I have liver or kidney problems?

How would I know if I have liver or kidney problems?

You might not: Chronic liver or kidney disease is often asymptomatic until it approaches end stage (near death). You could have swelling of feet, turn yellow, have itching, tiredness, low energy level, short of breath. Risk factors include family history, viral hepatitis infection, diabetes, hypertension, ; liver and kidney function is easily and cheaply tested. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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 could i tell if I have liver or kidney problems problems?

How could i tell if I have liver or kidney problems problems?

See your Doctor: Most accurate way is to see your doctor and tell them any symptoms you may have developed. They can order appropriate blood tests or radiology tests if indicated. ...Read more

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Can liver, or kidney problems be cause for dry eyes?

Can liver, or kidney problems be cause for dry eyes?

Not directly : But liver and kidney problems may be a sign of autoimmune disease like lupus or sjogrens. These diseases can be associated with dry eyes. ...Read more

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I have spots on my stomach please help? Could it be liver or kidney problems?

I have spots on my stomach please help? Could it be liver or kidney problems?

What kind of spots?: Spots may mean many things for many people . We need some description of what the spot look like . We would be interested to know the size , the color , the border , whether it is itching or not . The location and the number of spots . I can list the condition that can be reason to have spots . However , i would like to tell you that you need to be concerned if the spot is changing in color & size. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the signs of early or already kidney problems or failure or liver problems or failure?

Can you tell me the signs of early or already kidney problems or failure or liver problems or failure?

See below: I can try and answer since it is a very broad qs. Kidney failure and liver can be measured by labs/blood tests, eg creatinine for kidney and liver enzymes and bilirubin for liver. Early on in kidney failure there can be no symptoms until kidney function is quite low ie less than 15 %.Before that there may be anemia, hypertension, bone metabolism etc at 10-15 % there may be anorexia, nausea vomiting. ...Read more

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Can a gallbladder sludge and cyst in liver cause kidney problems?

Can a gallbladder sludge and cyst in liver cause kidney problems?

Kidney problems: Not usually. However gallbladder sludge can lead to pancreatitis which can cause acute kidney injury. Also cysts in the liver can also be associated with cysts in the kidneys, so if there is anything abnormal with the kidney function, an ultrasound of the kidneys may be helpful. ...Read more

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Could hydrocodone cause liver and kidney problems?

Could hydrocodone cause liver and kidney problems?

Yes to liver problem: Hydrocodone when in combination with tylenol can be injurious to liver. Tylenol is the culprit in this regard and the guidelines are that the ingested tylenol quantity should not exceed 4 gm/day. I am not aware of any known tylenol injuries to the kidneys. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor treats liver and kidney problems?

What kind of doctor treats liver and kidney problems?

See below: A general internist may treat both. Gastroenterologists specialize in problems of the GI tract, including the liver. Nephrologists specialize in kidney problems. Infectious disease experts treat infections of both organs. Oncologists treat tumors/cancers of both organs. ...Read more

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My brother is in the hospital with a bad liver and kidney problems. What does a creatin level of 5.2 mean?

My brother is in the hospital with a bad liver and kidney problems.   What does a creatin level of  5.2 mean?

Poor renal function: It means his kidneys are not functioning well. One would have to know his previous numbers, his urine output and some other numbers before one can decide whether this number means his kidneys have totally shut down or not; a single number is not enough. ...Read more

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Safest stool softener for long term use in patients with heart, liver & kidney problems?

Safest stool softener for long term use in patients with heart, liver & kidney problems?

Prunes...: ...Or cherries. Hard to go wrong with them, and when taken in the right quantity, will keep things moving (just may take a little adjustment to figure out what that "dose" is). ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


Dr. George Klauber
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Kidney Problems (Definition)

Kidney problems are clinical findings that are likely due to kidney issues and include mid-back pain on one side, pain with urination, decreased urination, bubbly ...Read more