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Liver is full of fat .What can I do.

Many things.: First and foremost is avoidance of any potential liver toxin such as alcohol or acetaminophen. Second need to get immunized against hep a, b to prevent additional insult. Third need to lose weight. Fourth need to control any underlying metabolic disease (i..E. Diabetes). Fifth need to consider medications that might be indicated for you. Lastly need to monitor liver for progression of disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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How to indirectly detect zn cu levels via cbc, full liver profile tests. Like ceruloplasmin, wbc, etc. Thanks for the help.

How to indirectly detect zn cu levels via cbc, full liver profile tests. Like ceruloplasmin, wbc, etc. Thanks for the help.

Need specific tests: To determine zn and cu levels you need to test directly for these elements. CBC and liver function tests will not provide useful information. You should discuss the matter with your doctor as zn and cu levels are not usual tests. ...Read more

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How big is too big for an enlarged liver? My liver is a full fingers length past my rib cage & causes me a lot of pain

How big is too big for an enlarged liver? My liver is a full fingers length past my rib cage & causes me a lot of pain

Big is not problem: Ur liver seems large, but the fact that it is painful is worrisome & and needs 2 b evaluated. U need 2 c an internist or gastroenterologist & find the cause which r many. Hepatitis etc. Get in 2 b cn. ...Read more

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Would a small dose of estrace (estradiol) used internally two times a week be considered safe for someone who has had a full liver transplant?

Would a small dose of estrace (estradiol) used internally  two times a week be considered safe for someone who has
had a full liver transplant?

You need to ask your: Liver transpalnt doc or the doc who is taking care of u know that ?, you are right 90%+ would stay in the vagina, but they would have to decide if the 10% of the small dose is too much to go into your circulation. ...Read more

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Hx of metastatic pap thy cancer with hashimotos and rheum arth. Poss liver mass found on no contrast CT. Nausea loss appetite feel full..liver cancer?

Hx of metastatic pap thy cancer with hashimotos and rheum arth. Poss liver mass found on no contrast CT. Nausea loss appetite feel full..liver cancer?

Need evaluation: Hi. The liver needs to be evaluated and if mass is confirmed, it needs to be biopsied. Papillary thyroid cancer is not likely to metastasize to liver, so that history is probably unrelated. You should see a gastroenterologist, and have that questionable liver mass evaluated. Good luck! ...Read more

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Not sure if related but had gallbladder out 2 years ago and getting pain in liver area. Feeling of fullness near liver.Hurts when bend to the side ?

Not sure if related but had gallbladder out 2 years ago and getting pain in liver area. Feeling of fullness near liver.Hurts when bend to the side ?

Good thought: It could be related but usually complications are pretty soon after surgery, not years. It could be a hernia from one of the incisions as well. Having someone look at it and possibly an ultrasound of the liver area might be a good start. This far out, however, it is more likely to be unrelated. ...Read more

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New spot found on liver thru ct.Early bt show increase liver enzymes.Us show fullness kidney & cyst on gallbladder.What does this mean?

New spot found on liver thru ct.Early bt show increase liver enzymes.Us show fullness kidney & cyst on gallbladder.What     does this mean?

Hard to say: Have you had a colonoscopy? It is hard to say what the spot on your liver is without looking at your films... This could be a simple cyst, but if it is new, it could be a colon cancer (or other kind of tumor). You need a proper exam, including a colonoscopy if you haven't had one yet. If that is negative, it may require a biopsy. ...Read more

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35 yo f U.Q ab pain/fullness esp. @night comes and goes Normal liver bw and ab us. Moderate to heavy drinker for 10+ years. Next steps?

35 yo f U.Q ab pain/fullness esp. @night comes and goes Normal liver bw and ab us. Moderate to heavy drinker for 10+ years. Next steps?

Endoscopy: It may be a Stomach problem. Endoscopy will help evaluating that. If endoscopy is negative then Cat scan of abdomen will be needed for further evaluation ...Read more

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I had a full pysical and blood tests done would the blood tests show any damage to the liver?

I had a full pysical and blood tests done would the blood tests show any damage to the liver?

Depends: It depends what type of blood tests you had done. If this was for a complete physical, it is most likely that they were included though. So if this was a primary concern, you should review your results with them for more clarification. The most common labs that would indicate liver and/or biliary status are ALT, AST, bilirubin and alkaline phosphatase. ...Read more

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If you do not have full cirrhosis of the liver, does the liver repair itself if it has been damaged? What are the symptoms once damage begins?

If you do not have full cirrhosis  of the liver, does the liver repair itself if it has been damaged? What are the symptoms once damage begins?

Cirrhosis: The liver can repair itself to some extent but chronic inflammation of the liver (hepatitis) can eventually lead to cirrhosis. Most symptoms only occurr at late stage. One symptom that can occurr early is redness of the palms of the hands which can indicate chronic disease. Late signs are fluid in the abdomen, edema, bleeding and altered mental status to list a few. ...Read more

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I have a drink once every week usually quite a few and now it's feels like my liver is swollen laying on my side is uncomfy and I can feel fullness ?

I have a drink once every week usually quite a few and now it's feels like my liver is swollen laying on my side is uncomfy and I can feel fullness ?

I think: you are CONCERNED about how much you are drinking! Are you describing BINGE drinking?? How many are "quite a few"????? However the liver is usually not enlarged by binge drinking (It can develop "fatty changes" but these are reversible if you do not drink in between bijnges. BINGES are unhealthy for a LOT of reasons! Talk this over with your PCP ASAP (Primary Care Provider) Good Luck Z ...Read more

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Cbc all normal, alp 67, AST 17, ALT 16, bilirubin 1.0, exercise a lot... Upper right under rib fullness w/drink alcohol, liver disease w/#'s okay?

Cbc all normal, alp 67, AST 17, ALT 16, bilirubin 1.0, exercise a lot... Upper right under rib fullness w/drink alcohol,  liver disease w/#'s okay?

Many things: Right upper abdomen pain could be many things, including gallbladder, kidney, liver, colon, or small bowel disease. A good sonogram would show gallstones, liver conditions, kidney issues. Might need endoscopy to rule out ulcers. Make sure you are not just constipated. ...Read more

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Recently my hubby had done a full check up on his health, all is fine except his liver enzyme reading shown 367! n he is still drink n smoke. I'm worry?

Recently my hubby had done a full check up on his health, all is fine except his liver enzyme reading shown 367! n he is still drink n smoke. I'm worry?

Alcoholic hepatitis: The meaning of 367 depends on which enzyme test this is for. If this is for the most common test (sgot/sgpt or alt/ast) then it means there is inflammation and damage to the liver. There are many possible causes of this, but too much alcohol is a common cause of hepatitis. Prolonged drinking with elevated enzymes leads to cirrhosis, liver failure and many severe (often fatal) consequences. ...Read more

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Had a alcoholic drink friday night was fine Saturday but sunday had fullness, bloating and pain when bending over in liver area is drinking the cause?

Pain in the liver: Hello ~ I certainly hope not because it will create havoc amongst the "sun-downer set" in the world! It sounds as though you had some indigestion of some kind. Try taking a bit of antacid and if you do have a heavy cocktail schedule in the offing, perhaps better not to indulge till this settles thanks ...Read more

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Had full bloods done. Liver & thyroid fine. Everything was perfect apart from slightly low neutrophils. Should i be worried?

Had full bloods done. Liver & thyroid fine. Everything was perfect apart from slightly low neutrophils.  Should i be worried?

Probably not: 5% of people are out of the normal range on any lab test, so if you have 20 tests the average person has one thing out of range! slightly low neutrophils are seldom significant. This is a test that can change day to day so on another day it might be fine. But lab tests don't give a complete picture; some with thyroid or liver problems have "normal tests." perfect tests don't mean perfect health! ...Read more

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Could alcohol have the same effect on the liver while having mono in its incubation period versus while having full symptoms of mono?

Could alcohol have the same effect on the liver while having mono in its incubation period versus while having full symptoms of mono?

Alcohol: Is likely to have the most adverse impact on liver health in a liver that has already been damaged by mononucleosis. ...Read more

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Would taking my prescribed medications on a full stomach mitigate any risks for liver problems? Oxycontin and oxycodone.

No: Medications are usually taken on a full stomach to avoid side effects, however this will have little effect on drug metabolism which is responsible for causing liver problems. ...Read more

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