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Doctor insights on: Liver Attack Symptoms

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Dr. Scott Keith
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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 are the symptoms of liver problems?

What are the symptoms of liver problems?

Several: Vomiting, abdominal pain, changes in the character of stool, bleeding, and a yellow color to the skin and eyes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of liver problems?

What are the symptoms of liver problems?

Subtle: The familiar jaundice, itching, dark urine, fluid in the abdomen (ascites), easy bruising, and loss of ability to focus on spatial relationships (pouring the booze into the lap rather than the bottle) usually announce themselves late, except in acute hepatitis or reactions to medication. Lab testing's a way to pick up treatable developing liver disease early. Good luck. ...Read more

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Wat r the symptoms of liver haemingioma ?

Wat r the symptoms of liver haemingioma ?

Likely none: Liver hemangioma may not be associated with any symptoms. If it does cause symptoms it may cause right upper abdominal pain, nausea, decreased appetite and feeling of fullness. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of liver problems?

What are the most common symptoms of liver problems?

None.: Most liver problems are evident with lab or imaging studies long before symptoms are present. The liver has lots of extra capacity. When it gives symptoms you are already in a world of trouble....... If you do get symptoms it might be right upper quadrant pain or fullness, vomiting, jaundice, fatigue, white stools or very dark urine, generalized itching, generalized swelling. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms if I have problem with my liver?

What are the symptoms if I have problem with my liver?

Liver disease: There are numerous type of liver disease, infectious, inflammatory, auto immune, cancerous, ....
The patient might have no symptoms in case of hepatitis c for a long time to coma and being unconscious. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms when you have a problem at your liver?

Often none...: Liver disease is frequently a silent one. If symptoms do occur they can include RUQ pain, jaundice, itching, fatigue, or nausea and vomiting. The exact manner in which liver disease presents on the particular disorder. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is some symptoms if something is wrong with your liver?

What is some symptoms if something is wrong with your liver?

None to many: Some liver problems do not have any symptom at all and found accidentally . Common liver problem presentations are nausea , vomiting , weakens , yellow urine , eye and skin . Sometimes , itching . When liver disease advance , you may have distended belly due to fluid in the peritoneum . There are numerous signs and symptoms depending on the cause and the effect it has on various organ -system. ...Read more

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What are the things symptoms that your liver is shutting down?

Serious symptoms: Worsening mental status, swelling of the entire body, intestinal bleeding w/ easy bruising. ...Read more

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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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What are hallmark neuro/systemic symptoms of wilsons besides liver dmg?

What are hallmark neuro/systemic symptoms of wilsons besides liver dmg?

Nonspecific symptoms: Neuropsychiatric manifestations include behavioral changes, psychosis or a Parkinson disease-like syndrome (tremor, slow movement, lack of coordination). Depression or anxiety may occur. The eyes may have Kayser–Fleischer rings. ...Read more

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What symptoms would I have if my liver wasnt functioning right? come one come all or on and off?

What symptoms would I have if my liver wasnt functioning right?  come one come all or on and off?

Wide variation: so many symptoms can be associated with liver disease... but early on, fatigue, abdominal pain/tenderness, musculoskeletal pains probably most common. with more advanced liver disease, jaundice (yellow eyes/skin), swelling in legs and abdomen, higher risk of bleeding. usually persistent/ progressive sxs rather than off and on - but there are always exceptions as well. ...Read more

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Its been teo weeks know I do hve a pain in liver area ... No other symtopms at all just pain ... What coul it be ? ... Thank u

Its been teo weeks know I do hve a pain in liver area ... No other symtopms at all just pain ... What coul it be ? ... Thank u

Go to MD: Pain in the right upper quadrant can be from several things: liver, lungs, ribs, stomach kidney in the back, gallbladder, pancreas intestine or other referred pain. It is best to have it evaluated and the proper test done to find out what is wrong. ...Read more

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Would you only hurt in your back on the right upper side if you may have something wrong with your liver or would you have more symptoms?

Would you only hurt in your back on the right upper side if you may have something wrong with your liver or would you have more symptoms?

Other possibilities : It could be gall bladder, lungs, muscular, other? See a doctor for a physical evaluation and perhaps labs or imaging studies as judged appropriate by your doctor. ...Read more

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Symptoms of liver disease?

Symptoms of liver disease?

Multiple symptoms: Liver disease has a multitude of symptoms. In the early phases it can be nonspecific like tiredness, lack of appetite ; energy, distaste for cigarettes, yellowish discolouration of eyes ; urine. With increasing loss of liver function, 1) fluid retention (belly/ankle swelling, 2) mental changes(confusion), 3) bleeding from the mouth or rectum, on in the skin. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Symptoms of liver regeneration?

I agree however: I agree w/the previous answer, however we need more information. If you are asking about being a donor or recipient of a living donor liver transplant, the liver can regenerate back to nearly a full size liver in about 6 weeks depending on many factors. In general, with this situation, lab tests can be followed to see how much "liver regeneration" is occurring; you should start feeling stronger. ...Read more

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Why HCV attack on liver?

Hepstitid: Because these viruses evolved to preferentially attack the liver. Probably for nutritional needs and metabolic needs of the virus, . ...Read more

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Symptoms of liver disease in girls?

Same as in boys: In esld (end-stage liver disease), much of liver has been replaced by scarring & may not repair itself. Has higher risk of liver cancer. If compensated, asymptomatic; get symptoms if progressive disease +/- alcohol. In acute liver disease however, common complaints include: jaundice (yellow eyes, skin; dark urine, light stool), itching, liver enlargement & RUQ pain, ascites, fluid build-up, more. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver?

What are symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver?

This depends: as Patients with compensated cirrhosis may have no symptoms. However, by the time symptoms develop they have what is called decompensated cirrhosis and can develop abdominal distention from development of abdominal ascites, lower extremity edema, yellowing of the yes, gastrointestinal bleeding from esophageal or gastric varices, confusion or coma, muscle mass loss, infections etc. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver?

What are the symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver?

Cirrhosis: Weakness, decreased appetite, weight loss, nose bleeds. More serious are jaundice, confusion, impotence, swelling of abdomen & legs. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hemangioma of the liver?

What are the symptoms of hemangioma of the liver?

Depends on size: Most liver hemangioma s are small and are a incidental finding during an ultrasound or ct exam. Small hemangiomas are not symptomatic. Occasionally large hemangiomas, termed cavernous hemangioma, can bleed and cause pain in the right upper abdomen over the liver, but this is unusual. The great majority of hemangiomas never bleed and never cause symptoms and do not become malignant. ...Read more

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Iwhat are the symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver?

Iwhat are the symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver?

Variable: Usually asymptotic at first but as synthetic dysfunction occur patients may notice jaundice, swelling of belly or legs, confusion, bruising, throwing up blood. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of infectious liver disease?

What is the symptoms of infectious liver disease?

Hep A,B,C, CMV, EBV: In esld (end-stage liver disease), much of liver has been replaced by scarring & may not repair itself. Has higher risk of liver cancer. If compensated, asymptomatic; get symptoms if progressive disease +/- alcohol. In acute liver disease however, common complaints include: jaundice (yellow eyes, skin; dark urine, light stool), itching, liver enlargement & RUQ pain, ascites, fluid build-up, more. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver that are terminal?

Cirrhosis signs: End stage cirrhosis usually presents with jaundice, ascites, varices, bleeding, or profound weakness. It can be managed with palliative care and/or hospice. ...Read more

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What're the symptoms of a tumor in the liver if you have or may have gynocomastia?

What're the symptoms of a tumor in the liver if you have or may have gynocomastia?

May not be related: Gynecomastia is caused by hormonal imbalances of many causes. One of these is liver diseases such as cirrhosis. Other causes are medications. This problem is not clearly related to a tumor in the liver. Liver cancer is associated with cirrhosis, but gynecomastia is not a major sign typically. ...Read more

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What are physical symptoms of having high liver enzymes?

Several: Liver enzyme elevation can result in several things, depending on which enzymes and how high. For example, itching as a result of high bilirubin levels; rashes may be seen; nausea and vomiting; diarrhea, etc. So, depending on which enzyme is elevated and to what extent will determine the symptoms. Usually 2-4 x normal does not give symptoms. ...Read more

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What are sorosis of the liver symptoms

Cirrhosis: Weakness, decreased appetite, weight loss, nose bleeds. More serious are jaundice, confusion, impotence, swelling of abdomen & legs. ...Read more