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If you had hep a and your liver is enlarged from drinking what will happen?

If you had hep a and your liver is enlarged from drinking what will happen?

Hep A: Hep a is usually self limiting. It very very very rarely cause damages in normally healthy people with normal immune system. If your liver is already enlarged from alcohol = late stage failure, an acute hep a can worsen the liver final stage and launch it into a downward spiral. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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What do you suggest if my mom is still smoking after being diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver. will this cause her to die sooner?

What do you suggest if my mom is still smoking after being diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver. will this cause her to die sooner?

Higher cancer risk: she really should try to stop. in a cirrhotic, 4 fold higher risk of liver cancer in smokers. sounds like you might be a great support for her. ...Read more

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Can your liver cause pain? If so is there a cure to stop the pain? What cause hemangionomas in the liver and are they dangerous? Im scared cause I don't want my liver to fail. I was never a drinker or drug user so why does the liver get attacked if you do

Can your liver cause pain? If so is there a cure to stop the pain? What cause hemangionomas in the liver and are they dangerous? Im scared cause I don't want my liver to fail. I was never a drinker or drug user so why does the liver get attacked if you do

Liver pain.: Yes, problems with your liver can cause pain - stretching of the capsule surrounding the liver from inflammation is an example. Liver hemangiomas (can also cause pain, but many of them cause no symptoms. In cases where the pain is directly attributable to the hemangioma, surgical removal can be considered. They're definitely not a common cause of liver failure, however. ...Read more

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I been a big drinker with liver failure or any liver disease what are the first to last stages you go throw and if i can have some symptoms please?

Cirrohsis: All you need to know that if you have liver failure with a history of heavy drinking pray to god there is a donor to give their liver to you. And stop drinking otherwise your quality of life is not existent. ...Read more

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Would 2 nights of heavy drinking cause an enlarged spleen? If the liver is perfectly healthy? If so would it go back to normal not drinking alcohol?

Would 2 nights of heavy drinking cause an enlarged spleen? If the liver is perfectly healthy? If so would it go back to normal not drinking alcohol?

No: and am not sure how you know your spleen is enlarged. If you had some kind of scan or ultrasound, you need to be asking the doctor who ordered that test. The spleen does not enlarge in alcohol-related disease until the liver is very very sick (cirrhosis). Many things can cause splenic enlargement, and only your physician can figure it out with full history, examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more

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How can a person have cirrhosis of the liver if he is not a drinker or drug user?

How can a person have cirrhosis of the liver if he is not a drinker or drug user?

Most aren't!: There are a number of causes of cirrhosis including: too much fat in the liver (a.K.A. Nash), viruses that were not necessarily contracted by using drugs (hepatitis b/c, others), metabolic diseases (hemochromatosis, wilson's disease, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, etc), autoimmune processes (autoimmune hepatitis, pbc, psc) and medications. ...Read more

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If you had consumed a large amount of alcohol just prior to having a liver function test, would the results likely be affected by this? Thanks.

If you had consumed a large amount of alcohol just prior to having a liver function test, would the results likely be affected by this? Thanks.

Liver functions: Large amounts of alcohol will cause a temporary rise in AST and ALT that usually resolves within a week of not drinking. If liver tests are still elevated, usually an ultrasound and blood tests for hepatitis are done. ...Read more

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Accoding to the fda if you had hep a after you were 11 you are permantly defered from donating blood, why? When hep a is out of the blood after a yea

Accoding to the fda if you had hep a after you were 11 you are permantly defered from donating blood, why? When hep a is out of the blood after a yea

Hepatitis and blood: The red cross disqualifies anyone who has had any hepatitis (a, b, c, d or e) or jaundice after the age of 11. Exceptions include non-viral causes of hepatitis or jaundice such as gilbert's disease. Presumably the reason is to cast a wide net over all cases of viral hepatitis to ensure not missing a case of non-a hepatitis. ...Read more

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If I had hepatitis a when young and get another hepatitis later, will my liver be able to handle it and heal?

If I had hepatitis a when young and get another hepatitis later, will my liver be able to handle it and heal?

It should: Hepatitis a is a self limited disease meaning that your liver was infected and cleared the virus without any long-lasting bad effects. A second liver virus should be infecting a healthy liver. That being said, acute hepatitis b or c can be very dangerous (more b then c). I actually worry more about the other scenario, a pt with hep b or c getting hep a later in life. These pts need vaccinations! ...Read more

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If you have hep c in late stage is that called cirrosis? Can you take the medication :lansoprazole" if you have cirrosis of the liver?

If you have hep c in late stage is that called cirrosis? Can you take the medication :lansoprazole" if you have cirrosis of the liver?

Complicated : Lansoprazole is broken down by the liver and if the liver has cirrhosis and a lot of damage full doses may not be appropriate. Cirrhosis is advanced scarring and you can have a liver that still works pretty well or one that is failing (decompensation). It is important to be evaluated to see if there is cirrhosis. If so, all medications, incl over the counter, have to be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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If you have a pancreas cancer and touched the liver can you get rid of the cancer ? And how long will you remain alive in this situation thanks

Stay hopeful: Dear mattea, i'm sorry to say that pancreatic cancer is very difficult to treat especially if it has traveled to another organ. There is a type of pancreatic cancer, called net, that is much better. Patients with net can live many years with it and there are effective treatments. If not, when it is in the liver, there are effective treatments but patients on average live less than a year. ...Read more

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If you became iinfected with hep b would it cause your liver to be slightly enlarged? My body fought the hep b . How long will it take to be normal

If you became iinfected with hep b would it cause your liver to be slightly enlarged? My body fought the hep b . How long will it take to be normal

It can: But the inflammation should subside in a couple of months. In about 15% of cases, this does not and develops into chronic active hepatitis which can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer, so you should montor this carefully. ...Read more

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Will liver failure or liver disease shrink your testicles even if i stop drinking if so what are the symptoms for that disease?

Will liver failure or liver  disease shrink your  testicles even if i stop drinking if so what are the symptoms for that disease?

See below: The chronic drinking lowers testosterone levels & thus causes testes to shrink. Suggest aa & detox program to get off alcohol. Damage may be permanent, but perhaps testosterone replacement can help. Ask urologist/endocrinologist. But must stop drinking to prevent further damage & side effects. ...Read more

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After i got dengue i had liver inflammation .....Is it due to the virus or other reasons...... Thank you.....

After i got dengue i had liver inflammation .....Is it due to the virus or other reasons...... Thank you.....

No way to tell: However, i'm concerned about your history -- 14 drinks of alcohol per day is, in my opinion, too much for anybody. And you've continued despite knowing you have liver trouble. I think most folks here will agree you should cut back or stop. It's no wonder your liver is inflamed. Please get re-tested after you stop the alcohol and if still inflamed, get hepatitis, iron overload and more testing. ...Read more

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What happens if one of your parents has had cirrhosis of the liver does the child have a more likely chance to get it?

What happens if one of your parents has had cirrhosis of the liver does the child have a more likely chance to get it?

Depends: there are certainly some genetic/hereditary causes of cirrhosis but for vast majority of people the answer would be no. ...Read more

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Fluid in abdomen and liver is normal what else could cause this? Seen doctor and he is waiting a week to check it again.

Fluid in abdomen and liver is normal what else could cause this? Seen doctor and he is waiting a week to check it again.

Several possibilites: The most common causes of fluid in the abdomen are liver disease, kidney disease, and heart disease. But in a young person inflammation (irritation) of an abdominal organ is a possibility and in women a ruptured ovarian cyst is on the list as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
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Hepatitis A (Definition)

A viral infection of your liver usually food born that will resolve over time with ...Read more