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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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Muscle, liver or kidney? Pain starts in upper back, wraps around lower right ribs to the front. Very sharp by only mild pain in front under ribs.

Muscle, liver or kidney? Pain starts in upper back, wraps around lower right ribs to the front. Very sharp by only mild pain in front under ribs.

Wide range: The symptoms you describe really need to be worked up and be a health danger. Right side makes be think gallbladder disease but yes liver and duodenum are also in the area. See a physician have a work up, a gastroenterologist may b of help as well ...Read more

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Is there a good strong pain killer that doesn't harm kidneys/heart/liver, I only have one kidney pain is from degeneration of discs, neck &spine?

Is there a good strong pain killer that doesn't harm kidneys/heart/liver, I only have one kidney pain is from degeneration of discs, neck &spine?

Careful: Most of the narcotics have Acetaminophen in them. You want to limit yourself to 3 grams of Acetaminophen a day, otherwise it can harm your liver. Roxicodone has no tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen in it, however. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain below my left shoulder. X-ray, CT scan, and EKG show nothing but small cysts on liver and kidneys. Where could pain radiate from?

I have sharp pain below my left shoulder. X-ray, CT scan, and EKG show nothing but small cysts on liver and kidneys. Where could pain radiate from?

Systematic workup: Pain under left shoulder could come from several causes. Your doctor should take a detailed history and physical exam, then order appropriate tests. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with a diseases liver and kidney?

How long can a person live with a diseases liver and kidney?

Survival depends: Survival from any disease is difficult to predict. Important factors include the disease, patient age, baseline health status, and quality of medical care. Some patients can live for many years with liver and kidney disease. However, chronic liver disease (cirrhosis) is terminal and will lead to death. Use internet to calculate meld score - the closer you get to score 40, the higher risk of death. ...Read more

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Why is there such a shortage of liver and kidney transplants?

Need>>supply: There are more people with the diseases that need organs than there are available organs. It is that simple. There are fewer "healthy" people dying now with working organs. Not every person or family is willing to donate organs after death either. ...Read more

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Possible for very small benign liver and kidney cysts to have grown over the course of a year and a half??

Possible for very small benign liver and kidney cysts to have grown over the course of a year and a half??

Cysts: Since you know you have them, I assume you have had an ultrasound or CT scan.
Yes they could have gotten bigger or even multiplied.
Repeat scanning is indicated for follow up.
Your primary care physician should be able to order an ultrasound unless you are seeing an Urologist for the renal cysts or Gastroenterologist for the liver cysts.
But YOU do need a follow up exam! ...Read more

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I am a male 22y that wants to cleanse my liver and kidney, what over-the-counter meds can I take to get this done?

I am a male 22y that wants to cleanse my liver and kidney, what over-the-counter meds can I take to get this done?

Why do you want do: It does not make any sence. There is no therapy, no need and whole question does not make any sence.
If you are in good health, eat proprly, get regular exercise, regular chech ups
dont smoke and do not drink excessively,
all that will keep you liver and kidney healthy and clean. ...Read more

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Does xenical destroy liver and kidney? Or will it just destroy the kidney if you are overdosing yourself with this drug

Does xenical destroy liver and kidney? Or will it just destroy the kidney if you are overdosing yourself with this drug

Xenical: First, xenical can cause hepatitis and elevated liver enzymes, as well as liver failure and necrosis. I have not read of kidney destruction. Still, if tempted to overdose on it or anything else, please talk to your doctor, call 911, or go to an er for urgent help. Xenical can also cause you to lose fat-soluble vitamins such as vit. D -- which can exacerbate depression. ...Read more

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What else can cause high ammonia levels besides liver and kidney functions? I need someone to help me. No one can tell me what is going on.

What else can cause high ammonia levels besides liver and kidney functions? I need someone to help me. No one can tell me what is going on.

Family practice: Elevated ammonia levels is cause by liver and kidney disorders. It can be hereditary or caused by drugs and medication it sometimes is self limiting but it may progress and cause brain damage. ...Read more

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What foods or vitamins are good for your liver and kidney?

What foods or vitamins are good for your liver and kidney?

Healthy diet, many: The best foods for your liver ; kidneys are organic fruits ; vegetables. Avoid fried foods, genetically modified foods ; limit sugars ; starches. Also avoid too much protein. All vitamins are necessary, esp. For your liver- it's best to get from diet but a quality multivitamin ; 5-8000 iu of d3 is reasonable. Acetaminophen causes liver damage- limit use ; take nac with it. See http://bit. Ly/19xax7e. ...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 (acetaminophen) can be injurious to liver. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is the culprit in this regard and the guidelines are that the ingested tylenol (acetaminophen) quantity should not exceed 4 gm/day. I am not aware of any known tylenol (acetaminophen) injuries to the kidneys. ...Read more

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How long can you live with liver and kidney failure?

Depends: There has been a large amount of literature that has come out regaarding the elderly with advanced kidney disease and delaying dialysis. People actually do bette rwithout dialysis if they have no symptoms related to kidney failure (volume overload, uremia, etc). Some patients can live years without significant symproms or compromise, while others may need dialysis earlier. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with liver and kidney failure?

How long can a person live with liver and kidney failure?

Depends.: Depends on the severity and reversibility of these. This is a dangerous combination of organs to be failing and should be followed closely by doctors. ...Read more

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I have soiling under my eyes my liver and kidney both are good. What can I do.

Soiling?: Not sure what you mean. Dark circles? Not much can help that except for injectables maybe and possible retin a (tretinoin). ...Read more

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Is it possible for doctors to check my liver and kidney function with my blood?

Is it possible for doctors to check my liver and kidney function with my blood?

Blood tests results: A comprehensive chemistry panel will check, bun, creatinine, potassium and co2. It will also check, ast, alt, which are liver enzymes, as well as bilirubin and albumin. The first 4 tests are measures of kidney function and the last 4 are a measure to measure liver function. Additional tests for kidney function as phosphorus and intact pth, other liver function studies are ammonia and ldh. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if a person forgets to take his medication after a liver and kidney transplant?

Could you tell me what happens if a person forgets to take his medication after a liver and kidney transplant?

Rejection risk: Unless the txps came from an identical twin or clone, they are genetically different from you. Your immune system is tricked into ignoring their presence by meds prescribed to prevent rejection. Not taking a med, lets the drug level drop, and the portion of the immune response that should be blocked, to begin functioning. Take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is mult. Doses, call your md. ...Read more

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Magnesium creatine chelate how dangerous is it on liver and kidney on the long run? I'm taking 1000mg of it everyday before work out. Started 2days ago

Magnesium creatine chelate how dangerous is it on liver and kidney on the long run? I'm taking 1000mg of it everyday before work out. Started 2days ago

Unsure: Most of the few available safety studies of creatine have been done on rat models, with very few good placebo-controlled human studies available. Having said that, I'm not aware of any definite liver or kidney safety concerns. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does lemon water help liver and kidney function?

Does lemon water help liver and kidney function?

Of course not: It tastes good, though. There are several sites promoting it as a 'miracle food' that are so silly that I think they must have been written as parodies or practical jokes. ('if we don't break down our water molecules to smaller sizes...') if you actually have some concerns about your liver and/or kidneys (perhaps some abnormal labs), your best guide is your physician. ...Read more

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What is the best food for heart liver and kidney?

Variety: A well balanced diet. The mediterranean diet (which you can google for details) is associated with lower all-cause mortality over the long run. ...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 sgpt is 73 and ggtp is 93. Rest is all normal on liver and kidney function test. Please suggest?

My sgpt is 73 and ggtp is 93. Rest is all normal on liver and kidney function test. Please suggest?

Abnormal liver tests: These two tests are often tests of liver function. When they are found to be abnormal, the most important thing is to avoid alcohol and to have them retested in a month or two to see if they are still elevated. If they are, then you will need further blood testing and maybe an ultrasound of the liver as a starting point to diagnosing the problem. Good luck. ...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?

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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Is fentanyl dangerous for liver and kidney I used codeine before which of these is best for the liver and kidneys?

Is fentanyl dangerous for liver and kidney I used codeine before which of these is best for the liver and kidneys?

Used as prescribed,: Both should be relatively safe for healthy liver and kidneys. To exert it's action, codeine needs to be converted into morphine by the liver, fentanyl acts directly. Biodegradation and elimination of both can be impaired in presence of significant liver and kidney disease, but they shouldn't by themselves be the cause of it. ...Read more

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Dear sir I have soiling under my eyes I also chek up much more doctors but till that problem is as it is. My liver and kidney both are ok please suggest?

Dear sir I have soiling under my eyes I also chek up much more doctors but till that problem is as it is. My liver and kidney both are ok please suggest?

Soiling?: What does soiling mean? This is definitely something an ophthalmologist would have to see to diagnose and treat. ...Read more

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I HAVE CHRONIC HEP C AND ELEVATED LIVER AND KIDNEY ENZYMES IS THIS FATAL?

I HAVE CHRONIC HEP C AND ELEVATED LIVER AND KIDNEY ENZYMES IS THIS FATAL?

Impossible to tell: You will need to follow up with your GI DR closely and follow their instructions

Impossible to give you any other response, without knowing you full medical history, labs-complete, and a physical exam ...Read more

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For what length of time can a person live with liver and kidney failure and they are really bright yellow?

Failure of organs: The person you are describing is clearly very, very sick. He appears to have jaundice due to his bilirubin being elevated with is seen in liver disease caused by many different etiologies. If he has kidney failure, this may be due acute kidney failure caused by hypotension or a less common fatal condition called hepato-renal syndrome. Ask the patient's doctors for more information. ...Read more

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If you are taking a stains, blood thinning, hypertension medication, should your blood liver and kidney profile be normal?

If you are taking a stains, blood thinning, hypertension medication, should your blood liver and kidney profile be normal?

Lab tests: Person of unknown age, gender, ethnicity, medical Hx asks if taking stains (statins?), BP meds, blood thinner should blood liver and kid profile be normal? ANS: usually if all going well and eating correctly they should all be normal. If on Coumadin (warfarin) clotting tests should not be "normal" but in therapeutic range. These? Best answered by your team who know u much better. ...Read more

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Hi. If I have astained from alcohol for 7 days is that long enough to be outta my system for a cbc, lipid, liver and kidney?

Hi. If I have astained from alcohol for 7 days is that long enough to be outta my system for a cbc, lipid, liver and kidney?

Water soluble: EtOH is water soluble and out of your system in 24 hours. If you are a heavy drinker it can take months for your liver enzymes to normalize. It is long enough to give you a realistic picture of your actual health. ...Read more

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Can taking Percocet for back pain cause liver and kidney damage? Been taking for almost a year. Less than prescribed but at least one a day.

Highly unlikely: The oxycodone is Percocet is not the cause of the problem - it is the tylenol (acetaminophen). One tablet contains 325 mg of tylenol, and that is not enough, even daily, to cause harm in someone who is otherwise healthy and not on other medications or substances (like alcohol in excess) that can damage liver or kidney. Look into non-opiate ways to treat pain:physical therapy, weight loss, exercise. ...Read more

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Multiple hypo densities on liver and kidney in AB CT. I haven't felt well for six years been unable to make diagnosis. 30yr F. Follow up on densities?

Multiple hypo densities on liver and kidney in AB CT. I haven't felt well for six years been unable to make diagnosis. 30yr F. Follow up on densities?

Maybe Cysts?: Many things can be hypodensities on liver and kidney. Many are benign and commonly are cysts, benign fluid filled structures that rarely cause symptoms. Usually the next step is ultrasound or MRI. ...Read more

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I have fatty liver and kidney stones what reflux medicine can I take?

I have fatty liver and kidney stones what reflux medicine can I take?

Reflux Rx: 53 F with past surgery for reFLUX GERD with fatty liver and kidney stone asks what reflux medicine ca. I take. The and safest Rx is to put the head of your bed up on 8 inch blocks which you can get in bed and bath or diy stores. Try this or a week more and may not need meds. If not recommended before should maybe see a real GI DR. ...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


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