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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. Payam Mehranpour
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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