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Dr. Milton Mintz
Board Certified, Geriatrics
62 years in practice
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My mend has end stage cirrhosis of the liver diagnosed 6 months ago, now has endocarditis, leaky mitral valve & bells palsy what should we expect?

Dr. Milton Mintz
Board Certified, Geriatrics
62 years in practice
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My mend has end stage cirrhosis of the liver diagnosed 6 months ago, now has endocarditis, leaky mitral valve & bells palsy what should we expect?

Very sick: Individual, probably in no fit condition for valve repair- prognosis with advanced cirrhosis is poor. ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Board Certified
9 years in practice
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
137M people helped
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How do you clean out your liver?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
137M people helped

You don't: Forgive my frankness. The internet is full of claims that people need to "detoxify" their livers for whatever reason. People who feel unwell (often due to undiagnosed physical disease or emotional / situational distress) are told the problem is "chemicals" or whatever and are given weird protocols and horrible things to ingest that can end them in the hospital. Ignore this nonsense. ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Board Certified
9 years in practice
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
22 years in practice
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What symptoms would I have if my liver wasnt functioning right?

Dr. Sidney Vinson
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
22 years in practice
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What symptoms would I have if my liver wasnt functioning right?

And jaundice: I agree with the above but would add yellow eyes and/or skin to the symptoms listed above. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
177M people helped
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What are the causes of increase fats on liver?

Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
177M people helped
What are the causes of increase fats on liver?

Fatty Liver: Liver compromised by alcohol or toxin.

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Board Certified
9 years in practice
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
28 years in practice
8M people helped
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Where is the liver located ?

Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
28 years in practice
8M people helped
Where is the liver located ?

Liver: The liver is located in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen, immediately below the right lung/diaphragm. It is beneath the lower margin of the rib cage. ...Read more

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
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Liver is full of fat .What can I do.

Dr. Dan Fisher
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
78M people helped

Many things.: First and foremost is avoidance of any potential liver toxin such as alcohol or acetaminophen. Second need to get immunized against hep a, b to prevent additional insult. Third need to lose weight. Fourth need to control any underlying metabolic disease (i..E. Diabetes). Fifth need to consider medications that might be indicated for you. Lastly need to monitor liver for progression of disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Ralph Layman
Board Certified, Transplant Surgery
15 years in practice
506K people helped
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What exactly are liver lesions?

Dr. Ralph Layman
Board Certified, Transplant Surgery
15 years in practice
506K people helped

Masses: Liver lesion is another way to describe a mass in the liver. There are many different types of masses and they can be benign or malignant. Cyst can sometimes be referred to as lesions. Most of the time a mix of differnent types of x-ray tests and possibly a biopsy can figure out what it is. ...Read more

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Dr. Keshab Paudel
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
14 years in practice
1M people helped
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Is your liver supposed to be homogenous?

Dr. Keshab Paudel
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
14 years in practice
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Is your liver supposed to be homogenous?

Yes: If this is not homogenous, then I might indicate some issues. Did you get any ultrasound? Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Brittany Chan
Board Certified, Pediatrics
5 years in practice
148K people helped
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Can you survive without a liver?

Brittany Chan
Board Certified, Pediatrics
5 years in practice
148K people helped

No.: The liver is a power house. Other functions include: it stores carbs, helps regulate blood sugar, amino acids, carbohydrates, and fats; metabolizes many drugs and hormones; produces blood clotting factors and plasma proteins; and makes bile for the digestion of fat. However, you can live with part of your liver removed; the organ will eventually regenerate and recover full function. ...Read more

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David Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
5 years in practice
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What does the liver do?

David Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
5 years in practice
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What does the liver do?

Synthetic plant: Along with detoxifying, as dr. Proffitt said, the liver is a major site of protein synthesis for the body. It make albumin, the protein in your blood that maintains osmotic balance. It also makes many of the clotting factors that keep you from bleeding to death. That's why when you liver fails you bloat (due to loss of osmotic balance) and bleed (due to loss of clotting factors). ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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