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If you have liver disease will jaundice always appear?

If you have liver disease will jaundice always appear?

No: Usually only very late liver disease, when liver failure has developed, jaundice will develop. There are exceptions however, as some temporary marked hepatitis conditions will have transient jaundice that will resolve spontaneously. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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Typically, where does jaundice first appear as a result of liver disease? Thanks.

Typically, where does jaundice first appear as a result of liver disease? Thanks.

Sclera: The white of the eye is usually the first place jaundice becomes visible, especially when viewed in natural day light. ...Read more

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Why does liver disease make you jaundiced?

Bilirubin: The liver is in charge of the body's bilirubin. As the liver gets sick, the levels of bilirubin rise in the blood to abnormal levels. Bilirubin over a certain level causes jaundice. ...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Lots of choices: In esld (end-stage liver disease), much of liver has been replaced by scarring & may not repair itself.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?

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?

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?

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

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Why is lactalose used in chronic liver disease?

Why is lactalose used in chronic liver disease?

Lactulose: Generally used to treat condition known as hepatic encephalopathy. There is ammonia build-up in the system due to malfunctioning liver. The encephalopathy is associated with mental confusion, tremor, disorientation, drowsiness which can progress to coma. Lactulose aids in lowering the ammonia level and thus prevent progressive encephalopathy. ...Read more

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What are causes of encephalopathy in liver diseases?

Ammonia: Ammonia is the waste product that is normally utilized by a healthy liver. When the liver is sick, it will not process ammonia and it will poison the brain. ...Read more

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What is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (or nafld)?

See below: This is a disease where fat is abnormally deposited in the liver. It can lead to inflammation and ultimately cirrhosis. It is the most common liver disease in the US and is related to obesity, diabetes, elevated triglycerides and genetics. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of liver disease iin pregnancy?

Depends: There are some liver diseases that are related to pregnancy (common). On the other hand, someone may have pre-existing liver disease. Symptoms of pregnancy related liver disease vary from no symptom (only blood work will show abnormal liver tests) to itching, nausea/vomiting, belly pain, leg swelling, high blood pressure and signs of liver failure etc. ...Read more

Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more


Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more