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Doctor insights on: Hyperenhancing Foci On Liver

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Does 11 mm foci in liver need further follow up?

Does 11 mm foci in liver need further follow up?

Usually yes: There are features on your test that can give you an idea if these lesions are concerning or not. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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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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I am a trainee of radiology & have a query. "what can be the reasons of multiple tiny echogenic foci throughout the liver both central & peripheral.

I am a trainee of radiology & have a query. "what can be the reasons of multiple tiny echogenic foci throughout the liver both central & peripheral.

Tiny echogenic foci: The most common cause of "tiny echogenic foci throughout the liver" is punctate calcification secondary to prior granulomatous infection. Certain organisms are more common depending on what part of the world the patient has lived. Alternative considerations include gas bubbles within the biliary tree (pneumobilia) or the portal veins. There are differentiating imaging features. ...Read more

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Is liver showing diffuse increased parenchymal echogenicity with 2 small calcific foci in right lobe measuring about 2.5mm each is something to worry?

Is liver showing diffuse increased parenchymal echogenicity with 2 small calcific foci in right lobe measuring about 2.5mm each is something to worry?

Concern: This question is best answered by a gastroenterologist or hepatologist (liver specialist). I would be concerned about chronic liver inflammation or fatty infiltration. I assume that you have been instructed to abstain from alcohol. A liver biopsy may be indicated for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Code on record was 574.20, K80.20. gall stones foci 6mm? Liver/ gall bladder normal. No pain. Does this mean cholestasis too? Why code it this way?

Code on record was 574.20, K80.20. gall stones foci 6mm? Liver/ gall bladder normal. No pain. Does this mean cholestasis too? Why code it this way?

I believe you've. ..: ...asked this almost exact question a few hours ago, and received a directed answer. Was there something else we can do for you regarding this matter? ...Read more

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Ultrasound said gall bladder, liver, spleen normal. Few tiny foci 6mm in gall bladder. Should I be concerned about cholestasis? Will stones get bigger?

Ultrasound said gall bladder, liver, spleen normal. Few tiny foci 6mm in gall bladder. Should I be concerned about cholestasis? Will stones get bigger?

Cholestasis: Is the slowing down or blockage of bile flow from the liver to the small intestine via the bile ducts, and can have various etiologies. A gallstone can result in obstructive cholestasis by exiting the gallbladder and getting stuck in the common bile duct, thereby causing an obstruction. Gallstones can get bigger with time. ...Read more

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Liver cirrhosis- demostrates heterogenous coarse echotexture with nodular outline, echogenic foci are seen, what does it means and need advise.

Liver cirrhosis- demostrates heterogenous coarse echotexture with nodular outline, echogenic foci are seen, what does it means and need advise.

Cirrhosis: It means that the liver is not functioning well. You need to be evaluated soon by a liver specialist and will need further testing to find out reason why you developed this condition. Also you need to get evaluated to find if there are any complications has developed due to cirrhosis. ...Read more

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I was found on recent CT of the abdomen with IV contrast to have hypoattenuating foci of my liver with thickening of my adrenal glands. What is it?

I was found on recent CT of the abdomen with IV contrast to have hypoattenuating foci of my liver with thickening of my adrenal glands. What is it?

Consultation: It sounds like your medical issues have already had some evaluation. Start with the doctor who ordered the test. For a second opinion from a doctor on HealthTap the "inbox consult" allows you to message back and forth like email, and is good when a lot of information needs to be exchanged (like prior test reports, etc.) ...Read more

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Had ultrasound that indicated gall stone foci (6mm). Liver and gall bladder normal. No pain. Coded as cholestasis. Why not say minor gall stones?

Had ultrasound that indicated gall stone foci (6mm). Liver and gall bladder normal. No pain. Coded as cholestasis. Why not say minor gall stones?

Coding error?: I agree. Sounds like the more appropriate ICD-10 code for your finding was K80.20 = Calculus of gallbladder w/o cholecystitis w/o obstruction. Perhaps your provider has however other data that supports a diagnosis of cholestasis (K71.0, K83.1). ...Read more

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Do the selcept increase the livers anzyme?

Do the selcept increase the livers anzyme?

It can: You are asking about cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) or mycophenolate, correct? Elevation of the liver enzyme transaminases sgot/ast and sgpt/alt is fairly common. Your physician knows about this and can guide you on what to do. ...Read more

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My liver size is 14.4?

That's normal: Up to 15 cm on the right is perfectly fine, a taller person's liver may be several cm taller itself, and some folks have an odd-shaped liver with a much bigger span but that works fine. ...Read more

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What is a gressy liver?

Fatty liver: Extra fat storage in the liver is a result of obesity. In the same way we store fat in the obvious parts of our body (arms, abdomen, legs, face) when we gain weight, we will store fat in our organs inside of us. ...Read more

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Can you feel your liver?

Can you feel your liver?

Hopefully not: Most individuals cannot feel their liver. It can be difficult for physicians to feel the liver unless it is enlarged. Normally on exam we may feel the distal edge, however, it is sometimes easier to percuss the size. In thin patients it can be easier. If someone has liver disease the liver edge can be found as low as the iliac crest or hip. Hope this helps, good luck. ...Read more

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What is liver shrinkage?

What is liver shrinkage?

Likely Cirrhosis: I suspect you mean that the liver has become smaller. A liver which has cirrhosis will become smaller and shrunken. This is a bad sign of advanced disease. ...Read more

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Where is your liver?

Where is your liver?

Right upper belly: The liver is in the right upper belly, actually protected by the lower ribs of the right side of the rib cage. ...Read more

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How to cleanse your liver?

How to cleanse your liver?

Avoid meds/booze!: To improve liver functioning, stop alcohol and any recreational drug abuse. Avoid a lot of supplements and over the counter meds. Take meds only as prescribed. There is no way to detoxify using any supplement that promises to "clean your liver." Ads that say their diet or supplement will do so are all a bunch of malarkey. ...Read more

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What is a wraparound liver?

Wrap around liver: This is a normal variant where the left lobe of the liver is enlongated and wraps around the spleen. ...Read more

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What is good for the liver?

Body respect: The liver is a cleaner for toxins, creates essential proteins, has a large part in digestion, and stores glycogen for energy. These are just a few of its vital functions. It is important to avoid fatty foods, excessive alcohol, street drugs, infections such as hepatitis A/B/C/D/E, and unhealthy diets. Drinking water and even coffee in moderation can help. Proper nutrition is essential. ...Read more

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What is a high riding liver?

What is a high riding liver?

Not a diagnosis: You should ask whoever told you someone had this, or whoever ordered the study if it was seen there, what it means to them. ...Read more

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How can the liver regenerate?

How can the liver regenerate?

Nicely if you let it: The liver's ability to self-heal is amazing. If a person who's been poisoned and lost 99% of the liver cells can be brought through the acute episode, the liver cells will have replaced themselves and the organ returned to near-normal in a few weeks. Don't get over-confident -- if the architecture is damaged (cirrhosis), the regeneration is useless. ...Read more

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What does the liver feel like?

What does the liver feel like?

Its firm...: ...but to better illustrate, envision it as a meaty organ predominantly under the ribs on the right side of the abdomen, reddish-brown in color, & rubbery to the touch. ...Read more

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What foods are good for liver?

Mediteranian diet: Avoid high carb, high fructose corn syrup and excess calorie. ...Read more

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Was is the best foods for liver?

Was is the best foods for liver?

Healthy living: There is no magic bullet for liver health. Eating a balanced and healthy diet is probably the best approach. ...Read more

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What foods are good for the liver?

What foods are good for the liver?

Healthy diet: A low calorie, low fat, high fiber diet is best for overall health of the body and liver and alcohol should be limited to 2 'drinks' a day. A high fat/ high calorie diet promotes fatty liver disease, diabetes, and atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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Liver failing, can u die from this?

Liver failing, can u die from this?

Absolutely: Once the liver starts to fail there are several consequences that can and will contribute to other organs starting to fail. Unlike the kidney, we don't have broad applications for liver replacement therapies like dialysis, so once a liver starts to fail, transplant becomes the only option. If alcohol is the main contributing factor to the liver damage, abstaining from alcohol can improve function. ...Read more

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Could a split liver be regenerated?

Yes: If a liver is broken but the blood doesn't pour out through the capsule, the injury usually heals uneventfully. ...Read more

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How to know if my liver is damaged?

How to know if my liver is damaged?

Liver function tests: You would need to get liver function tests (blood test), which include ast, alt, alkaline phosphatase, bilirrubin, albumin. Also other proteins such as coagulation factors reflect how the liver is working. An ultrasound of the liver is a good starting imaging study to assess the liver. ...Read more

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If liver failing can it be treated?

If liver failing can it be treated?

Depends on cause: This depends on cause of liver failure. Be careful using that term. Liver failure is life threatening condition. Your doctor should explain to you the the status of your liver function ...Read more

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Which foods are good for your liver?

Which foods are good for your liver?

Liver: There are no foods or supplements which are specifically good for your liver or which "detox" the liver. Having said that, if you have liver disease, you should avoid alcohol, certain medications, and raw seafood and shellfish. Otherwise, a diet high in vegetables and fruits and low in fatty fried food is probably your best bet. Good luck. ...Read more