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Doctor insights on: Liver Disease Urine Odor

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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Are lighter urine and increase in energy and appetite levels signs of recovery from liver disease?

Are lighter urine and increase in energy and appetite levels signs of recovery from liver disease?

May be: Jaundice (yellow pigment) in the skin accompanied by dark urine, light color of stool are classical signs of liver problem. These signs become less obvious as the liver function improves, so the lighter urine and increased appetite suggests recovery; however, it is best to check liver function studies to assess what is going on. ...Read more

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I have orange urine every morning. It is clear after an hour. Is this a sign of liver disease or would the urine be darker all the time? Heavy drinker

I have orange urine every morning. It is clear after an hour. Is this a sign of liver disease or would the urine be darker all the time? Heavy drinker

Drink more water and: Less alcohol. The dark color of your urine is likely due to dehydration and your alcohol intake is at least partly to blame for that.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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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I have liver disease from alcohol abuse and did quit. I started drinking beer. Now I have blood in my urine. What could be wrong?

I have liver disease from alcohol abuse and did quit. I started drinking beer. Now I have blood in my urine. What could be wrong?

Bladder or kidney: The bleeding could be from from the kidneys or the bladder. Make sure you go see your doctor for evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My liver enzymes atl is 1600 stl 625 strong urine smell does this mean im in trouble?

Liver tests: Why are your liver tests elevated. Are they rising or improving? Is your bilirubin elevated. Fevers? These are important factors. ...Read more

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Wife has strange urine smell to her and she thinks her liver swells throughout the day. She is always hungry and fatiqued.

Needs urinalysis: First UTI needs to be ruled out. Also requires to see her primary care health provider for a complete evaluation including medical history, physical examination & likely some blood tests. Possibly something to do with her liver, more likely something else like gall bladder, right kidney or intestinal problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a liver disease cause bad body odor?

Can a liver disease cause bad body odor?

Yes: Yes it can specially advanced liver disease. ...Read more

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What can be done for liver disease?

What can be done for liver disease?

See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of liver disease?

What are some symptoms of liver disease?

Lots of choices: 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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Could mage4 be positive in liver diseases?

Could mage4 be positive in liver diseases?

Not likely: Melanoma associated antigen 4 is usually present in squamous cancers and melanoma, and found in testes and placenta. It is not known to be found in liver disease or liver cancer. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of liver disease?

What are some of the symptoms of liver disease?

Varied: In mild cases, the only symptoms may just be mild fatigue. More severe cases can result in jaundice (yellowing of the skin), ascites (fluid accumulation in the abdomen and legs) and encephalopathy (mental status changes). ...Read more

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What are some tell tell signs of liver disease?

What are some tell tell signs of liver disease?

Many signs: There can be many signs. Jaundice or yellowing of the skin and eyes is common. Feeling tired, bloating in your abdomen and sometimes confusion can happen as well. The best thing to do is to see your doctor and get appropriate blood tests. ...Read more

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I am curious to know all symptoms of liver disease?

Variable: 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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Can you describe the initial signs of liver disease?

Usually nothing: It is only with advanced chronic liver disease or with severe acute live injury/failure does on start to develop signs of jaundice, confusion, pruritis and possibly ascites. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is parenchymatous liver disease?

Can you tell me what is parenchymatous liver disease?

Liver cell disease: The liver parenchyma is the hepatic cells that comprise the liver itself. Alcohol can cause scaring in the form of cirrhosis. Viral disease will cause inflammation of the liver cells known as hepatitis. ...Read more

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What is parenchymatous liver disease? How common is this?

What is parenchymatous liver disease? How common is this?

Most of them: The hepatitis family, autoimmune hepatitis, hemochromatosis, wilson's, antitrypsin deficiency, and most drug allergy all hit the liver parenchyma. Gallstones, tumors, and a few others are non-parenchymatous. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are all the symptoms of liver disease?

Can't name them all: Here, but right upper abdominal pain, nausea, weight loss, jaundice, aversion to cigarette smoke, easy bruising. Signs of liver failure are abdominal fluid collection, GI bleeding, neurologic signs, palmar erythema, spider like red rash. Liver damage is serious problem, because you can't live without this organ. ...Read more

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Itching cause by liver disease?

Itching cause by liver disease?

Yes: If liver disease includes a rise in billirubin level, itching can become unbearable. I saw a pregnant woman once with elevated billirubin from pregnancy related liver stasis. Her itching was so intense that she would use coat hangers on the bottoms of her feet until they bled from her scratching. Obviously, the itching can be miserable in this situation. ...Read more

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How to reverse fatty liver disease?

NAC: N- acetyl cysteine, b complex vitamins esp b6, milk thistle, co-q 10 (ubiquinol), glutamine gives more energy to liver to replenish itself. If you can use pemf protocol daily (pulsed magnet rx) you can regenerate liver. ...Read more

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Chances of developing chronic liver disease?

Chances of developing chronic liver disease?

Live a clean life: You can avoid chronic liver disease by not drinking alcohol in excess and by avoidance of hepatitis b and c by getting tested and vaccinated. This will prevent most of the commons causes of chronic liver disease. ...Read more

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In a nutshell, what is chronic liver disease?

In a nutshell, what is chronic liver disease?

Injured liver: In the USA the common forms of chronic liver disease are cirrhosis from alcohol use, chronic fatty liver from obesity and liver damage after viral hepatitis. Ongoing liver inflammation or scar from one of these is called chronic disease. The liver helps so many natural processes that people with liver damage have many troubles. Water retention, bleeding, food intolerance, low blood counts etc. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is chronic liver disease?

What sort of disease is chronic liver disease?

Many diseases: Chronic liver disease is an generalized term to describe any liver condition that affects the liver over time, of which there are many. Concerns regarding this are that if the condition is not treated, it may progress to liver scarring, otherwise known as cirrhosis. ...Read more

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What are the different types of cholestatic liver disease?

Cholestasis: Huge number. Anything that can cause disruption of hepatic injury. See a board certified hepatologist. These are often treatable. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have liver disease what type of hepatitis would you have?

Can't answer: There are many types of hepatitis, and hepatitis is just one type of liver disease. So if you have liver disease, you may or may not have hepatitis. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Liver Diseases (Definition)

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