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Do I need to be concerned with an aneurysm found in my 8 year olds liver?

Do I need to be concerned with an aneurysm found in my 8 year olds liver?

Need to know more: Is it aneurysm or a hemangioma? An aneurysm is an abnormal dilatation of an artery and would be cause for concern, where as small hemagiomas in the liver are quite common and generally harmless. ...Read more

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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I been having pulsation in my right side of my ribs. I have a right renal aneurysm and an aneurysmal dilation in my liver. Can be related?

I been having pulsation in my right side of my ribs. I have a right renal aneurysm and an aneurysmal dilation in my liver. Can be related?

Here are some ...: The bruit from blood flow turbulence in arterial aneurysm or stenosis may be felt as pulsation but very unlikely from that in the deep seated area like renal and hepatic arteries. The possible issue of linking pulsation in right ribs with renal / hepatic aneurysm should be directed with the Doc who ordered the imaging studies and has taken care of you. Online speculation would not be sure for such ...Read more

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Is a sodium level of 134 low? I have an atrial septa defect & atrial septal aneurysm could it be heart failure ? I also had fatty liver but don't now

Is a sodium level of 134 low? I have an atrial septa defect & atrial septal aneurysm could it be heart failure ? I also had fatty liver but don't now

Barely: Normal lower limit of serum sodium is 135, so 134 is technically low but it will not do you any harm. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Do i need to thin out my blood if I have brain aneurysm 8ml? I have stopped cod liver oil + aspirin ijust take two glasses of red wine each night.Than

Do i need to thin out my blood if I have brain aneurysm 8ml? I have stopped cod liver oil + aspirin ijust take two glasses of red wine each night.Than

No: People usually use the term "thin blood" to mean anticoagulate or make the blood less likely to clot. This would be the last thing you would want to do with a cerebral aneurysm. If it were to burst, you want it to clot asap and not keep bleeding. Is anyone talking about fixing it? ...Read more

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Whats the dangers of having gallbladder removed and liver biopsy if I have PFO and intra atrial septal anuerysm?

Whats the dangers of having gallbladder removed and liver biopsy if I have PFO and intra atrial septal anuerysm?

Air in intravenous: You are having a gallbladder removal and liver biopsy. You have a patent foramen ovale (pfo). You biggest risk for the pfo during surgery is an air embolism traveling from the right side to the left side of the body. Talk to your anasthesiologist. He/she will take extra precautions to prevent this. Care also when insufflating the abdomen. ...Read more

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What if any would be the symptoms if your splenic aneurysm is growing? Is it a slow or fast growing condition?

What if any would be the symptoms if your splenic aneurysm is growing? Is it a slow or fast growing condition?

Often nothing: ill defined upper abdominal pain can be caused by splenic aneurysms but most are asymptomatic. Also most splenic aneurysms don't grow and we are rethinking when to treat them At present the indications are size>2 cm, patients with liver disease or a woman who can become pregnant. Best way to follow is ultrasound or CT scan. ...Read more

Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is a condition where there is weakness in the wall of a blood vessel. A clot can form in the vessel as the vessel widens or expands. An artery with an aneurysm can ...Read more