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Doctor insights on: Liver Irritation Symptoms

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
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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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I have just being told that I have liver irritation from a blood test I had. Have had quite a few infections this year. Low white cells as well. I am?

I have just being told that I have liver irritation from a blood test I had. Have had quite a few infections this year. Low white cells as well. I am?

Hepatitis: The number of potential reasons for liver cell inflammation is very large, and the only way to work this out is through extensive testing. One of the most common sources for elevation of hepatic enzymes is non-alcoholic hepatic steatosis (fatty liver). Your doctor should be able to work this out effectively. Best wishes. ...Read more

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The drape for the wound vac is causing redness, irritation and pain, is there anything else I could use for cover? I have a wound vac to lower abdomen

The drape for the wound vac is causing redness, irritation and pain, is there anything else I could use for cover? I have a wound vac to lower abdomen

Hypoallergenic: Tape, adhesive, cloth or gauze. I suggest sterile Telfa, covered by 1-2 layers of sterile gauze, held in place by hypoallergenic tape= sterile pressure dressing. Consult your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have irritation in the lower abdomen, if I eat spicy foods then it irritates more, and also tendency to pass gas. I feel like not eating?

I have irritation in the lower abdomen, if I eat spicy foods then it irritates more, and also tendency to pass gas. I feel like not eating?

Several..: Use less spicey food. Get your stool examined for Ova, parasites. Maintain strict food hyzine, particularly water. Take Ranitidine 150mg twice a day.........may need to be tested for H Pylori. ...Read more

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I have upper abdomen bloating more than 2 weeks and feel pain when pressed with some movements and also have back pain. Feeling irritation?

I have upper abdomen bloating more than 2 weeks and feel pain when pressed with some movements and also have back pain. Feeling irritation?

Various causes: Upper abdominal bloating with tenderness and associated back discomfort could be due to simple dyspepsia, gastritis, peptic ulcer, hiatal hernia, gall bladder disorder and even pancreatic problems. If symptoms persist, see your pcp examine you and order appropriate tests. ...Read more

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I have degenerating discs in thoracic spine can it cause nerve irritation/pain that radiates to upper abdomen and chest? How would you test for this?

I have degenerating discs in thoracic spine can it cause nerve irritation/pain that radiates to upper abdomen and chest? How would you test for this?

If there is a: Herniated thoracic disc, then you could have thoracic radiculopathy, which would result in pain wrapping around from your back to sides to the front of the abdomen and chest. Getting a thoracic MRI will inform you if there is a disc pushing on any of the exiting thoracic nerve roots. See a spinal specialist to get evaluated and see if your symptoms may be resulting from your thoracic spine. ...Read more

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From past few days im having frequent urination&while urinating my left abdomen hurts. I've no burning sensation or irritation while urinating.what's it?

From past few days im having frequent urination&while urinating my left abdomen hurts. I've no burning sensation or irritation while urinating.what's it?

Infection/stone: Urinary frequency can be a sign of bladder irritation. Because you are also having pain, I would see your doctor to get your urine checked to make sure that an infection is not present that might contribute to your symptoms. In addition, a renal ultrasound may be helpful to assess for stones/kidney obstruction as well. ...Read more

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Hi . One time I had a sudden irritation in my upper left abdomen under my breast. It felt like a ball or someone is holding that organ n squeezingit?

Hi . One time I had a sudden irritation in my upper left abdomen under my breast. It felt like a ball or someone is holding that organ n squeezingit?

Need more info: The area in question is most likely your stomach. Your complaint could be because you ate too fast and swallowed a lot of air. If this discomfort happened only one time chances are that the problem is benign. If it happens again then you should see your family physician. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, I feel mild pain and irritation on upper abdomen below rib cage when i have breakfast. Is sign of ulcer ?

Hello doctor,
I feel mild pain and irritation on upper abdomen below rib cage when i have breakfast.
Is sign of ulcer
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Possible: Hi
By the brief description of the location and association with eating, it could be. Would be happy to discuss further with you over an inbox consult. I need to go over a few more questions with you and get more info about your medical history but would be happy to help you get treated and feeling better. ...Read more

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My 60 yrs old Mother is suffering form irritation & pain of abdomen She is crying loudly from 2 PM to all day We consulted many doctors but not result?

My 60 yrs old Mother is suffering form irritation & pain of abdomen She is crying loudly from 2 PM to all day We consulted many doctors but not result?

Puzzling.: Irritation: does that mean the skin feels irritated? Is there a rash on the abdomen? Crying loudly for so many hours is quite unusual. Is there a history of psychological problem? If the pain in the abdomen is internal, she should see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What causes strong smelling discharge after periods and pressure in lower abdomen? No pain, irritation or in vagina. Period every two weeks too

What causes strong smelling discharge after periods and pressure in lower abdomen? No pain, irritation or in vagina. Period every two weeks too

Infection-GYN: Consult your GYN and have vaginal testing for lovaginal bacteria and if you are sexually active, STD check.w grade infection or overgrowth of normal female, Have GYN put you on BC pills to regulate your cycle. ...Read more

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My fiancé and I both have been itching uncontrollably all over the body for a few months now. No visable symptoms except irritation from the scratchin?

My fiancé and I both have been itching uncontrollably all over the body for a few months now. No visable symptoms except irritation from the scratchin?

Scabies or crabs?: Assumimg you are sexually active or sharing a bed with your partner, scabies and pubic lice (crabs) are possible. Go together to a doctor or clinic. It shouldn't be difficult to sort this out. In the meantime, don't be worried. It probably isn't serious. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hello, I have a persistent mild irritation in my urethra but no other symptoms. Antibiotics have not worked so far.

Hello, I have a persistent mild irritation in my urethra but no other symptoms. Antibiotics have not worked so far.

Probably all OK: Probably you have no infection; otherwise the antibiotics would have cleared it up. Probably nothing is seriously wrong, but see a doctor if you remain concerned. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have an irritation in my vagina it comes and goes I've been treated for this symptoms but i still have this pronlem it is less and a bad smell?

I have an irritation in my vagina it comes and goes I've been treated for this symptoms but i still have this pronlem it is less and a bad smell?

See your dr: Vaginal irritation can have many causes--from bacterial infections, to stds, to yeast infection, to other causes. If there is a bad odor, it may be bacterial vaginosis--which can be recurrent. You need to let your doctor know that it's come back, and ask for a repeat evaluation. ...Read more

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Do nuts cause bowel irritation for people with a sensitive bowel? If yes, what are the symptoms?

Do nuts cause bowel irritation for people with a sensitive bowel? If yes, what are the symptoms?

It may or may not.: Symptoms include abdominal cramps, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation etc. Be aware of foods that trigger your symptoms & avoid eating them. http://www.drdahlman.com/inflammatory-bowel-disease-diet.shtml. ...Read more

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Hi my 20month old baby went for a tonsillectomy the 16th of september. Still having irritation from pype or is it a new problem? Croup with no symptom

Hi my 20month old baby went for a tonsillectomy the 16th of september. Still having irritation from pype or is it a new problem? Croup with no symptom

Mgt: I would suggest a cool air humidifier and seeing your PCP right away. If he has signs of drooling, respiratory distress or appears ill, please go to the ED right away. ...Read more

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I started taking enbrel (etanercept) 5 weeks ago. Major + response for 2 wks. Now, irritation @ inject site +ra symptoms suddenly worse. Is this typical? Why?

I started taking enbrel (etanercept) 5 weeks ago. Major + response for 2 wks. Now, irritation @ inject site +ra symptoms suddenly worse. Is this typical? Why?

Takes more time: It will take Enbrel (etanercept) usually 3-4 months to reach its maximum effectiveness. Redness at the injection site is common and has no significance. ...Read more

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Differences between irritated meninges and inflamed meninges? — Do their symptoms present the same? I have possible meningeal irritation after a blood patch. Are there tests to know the difference?

Differences between irritated meninges and inflamed meninges? — Do their symptoms present the same? I have possible meningeal irritation after a blood patch. Are there tests to know the difference?

No difference: When you doctor uses the word irritated he's using a common word to approximate the meaning of inflammation, which is a medical term for a protective/reparative process that occurs when parts of the body have been infected or injured. The inflammatory response can involve white blood cells, lymphocytes, chemical mediators working together to remove injurious substances and heal the affected tissue ...Read more

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I bene told have OAB symptoms plus weaker detrusor contractions but constant irritation. Would tolterodine help?

I bene told have OAB symptoms plus weaker detrusor contractions but constant irritation. Would tolterodine help?

OAB: Medications like tolterodine can have modest benefit. May not resolve all the symptoms although if tolerated well by you, the dose can be titrated up to the point where you do feel some relief. ...Read more

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Lately, my urine has a smelly odor. I don't have symptoms of a yeast infection (irritation, discharge). What is it?

Lately, my urine has a smelly odor.  I don't have symptoms of a yeast infection (irritation, discharge). What is it?

Urine Odor: It could be from foods that are ingested. Some foods like asparagus are notorious for this. You also could have s bladder infection. You may want to see you doctor and have an urinalysis to make sure there is nothing wrong. ...Read more

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Should I worry about my childs sinuses/allergies? My 6yr old daughter gets severe symptoms when congestion or allergy irritation occurs (frequently).

Should I worry about my childs sinuses/allergies? My 6yr old daughter gets severe symptoms when congestion or allergy irritation occurs (frequently).

Get her to the doc..: If your child is having frequent and severe symptoms. Of any type. I would have her evaluated for causes and possible treatment etc. Why let her suffer? If allergies, there are plenty of good treatment options. Significant allergies can affect quality of life, sleep, school performance etc... So get her checked... Good luck. ...Read more

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Increase in vaginal discharge causing irritation. No other symptoms but I have eczema. Could it be the eczema being irritated rather than infection?

Increase in vaginal discharge causing irritation. No other symptoms but I have eczema. Could it be the eczema being irritated rather than infection?

Not likely: Eczema is a disease of keratinized skin, like the skin you see on your body that may or may not have hair. The vagina is composed of mucous membranes, similar to the inside of your mouth so eczema will not affect the vagina. It is more likely some type of infection so this will need evaluation. ...Read more