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Doctor insights on: Liver Picture

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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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Liver ultrasound revealed 'mildly coarse liver in a subtle finding' - end stage cirrhosis?

Liver ultrasound revealed 'mildly coarse liver in a subtle finding' - end stage cirrhosis?

No: End stage cirrhosis would not be a subtle finding. This could represent many conditions, including early cirrhosis, however. Follow up with your doctor is essential. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Ace levels high, liver enzymes high, possible sarcoidosis dx, can sarcoidosis cause fatty liver on ultrasound. Dr scheduling liver& lymph biopsy.

Ace levels high, liver enzymes high, possible sarcoidosis dx, can sarcoidosis cause fatty liver on ultrasound.  Dr scheduling liver& lymph biopsy.

Sarcoidosis - Liver: The most common radiographic finding of hepatic sarcoidosis is hepatomegaly. Ultrasound can show diffuse increased homogeneous or heterogeneous echogenicity in hepatic sarcoidosis appearing similar to fatty liver. Focal liver nodules (thought to represent coalescence of small granulomas) can also be seen in hepatic sarcoidosis. Liver involvement by sarcoidosis typically responds well to steroids. ...Read more

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My ultrasonography report say : diffusely increased parenchymal echogenicity of the liver of homogenous texture(bright liver) correlation liver functn?

My ultrasonography report say : diffusely increased parenchymal echogenicity of the liver of homogenous texture(bright liver) correlation liver functn?

Liver US result: This means that the ordering physician has to review the blood tests (liver enzyme tests) to interpret the meaning of the ultrasound findings. There is no single cause of increased echogenicity of the liver, so it's not safe for you to guess at a diagnosis online. ...Read more

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Would liver cirrhosis show up on an ultrasound?

Would liver cirrhosis show up on an ultrasound?

Depends: Advanced liver cirrhosis may show up on ultrasound. However, ultrasound can detect fibrosis in the liver even before the development of cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Could elevated liver enzymes be a sign of liver cancer?

Could elevated liver enzymes be a sign of liver cancer?

While it could: Enzymes (alt/ast) indicate liver cell injury/inflammation: hepatitis - from viruses to drugs to alcohol. Alk phos may point to duct obstruction. But these can all be up or none be up in cancer traveled to the liver. ...Read more

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Does CT scan of liver show liver disease or inflammation?

CT of the liver: Can show tumors, cirrhosis, bile duct problems, and overall size. Hepatitis (liver inflammation) can sometimes be suggested by the presence of fluid (edema) around the portal vessels but blood liver function tests are the standard by which liver inflammation is diagnosed. ...Read more

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Liver enzymes elevated AST 50 ALT 78 bilirubin 1.2 us showed very little fat in liver. Could this be thyroid problems? They keep fluctuating.

Liver enzymes elevated AST 50 ALT 78 bilirubin 1.2 us showed very little fat in liver. Could this be thyroid problems? They keep fluctuating.

Very little fat?: You shouldn't have fat in your liver, period. This isn't thyroid disease; everybody's levels fluctuate. If you drink alcohol, you need to stop for a few weeks and get rechecked -- this could be your wake-up call. You'll need hepatitis b and c, medication effect, hemochromatosis, autoimmune hepatitis and wilson's ruled out. If you do have non-alcoholic fatty liver, aerobic fitness is a key. ...Read more

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What liver disease? alkphos548&650,gammaGT526&742,plasma ALT152.liver biopsy waiting results.Had xray,scans MRI.found polys,so gallbladder removed

What liver disease? alkphos548&650,gammaGT526&742,plasma ALT152.liver biopsy waiting results.Had xray,scans MRI.found polys,so gallbladder removed

Stump the chimp: Can't tell from the numbers. Lot's of diseases could do this. If we could tell from the numbers there would be no need to perform a biopsy. Biopsy should be definitive or narrow the list down dramatically. ...Read more

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What causes hypodense liver lesions?

What causes hypodense liver lesions?

On a CT scan?: The differential diagnosis for hypodense lesions on a ct scan of the liver is quite expensive. This would include everything from benign lesions such as hemangioma, liver cyst and benign tumors to liver cancer and metastasis. ...Read more

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Liver biopsy: Section reveals liver parenchyma, shows 12 portal tracts. Scattered portal tracts areas are infiltrated by lymphocytic inflammatory?

?what does Ur Doctor: The doctor who advised you to have a liver biopsy is expected to tell you about this report. What did he/she say about the lymphocytes in the portal tracts? To my mind, it implies some degree of hepatitis going on. But I do not have the results of your Liver function tests(LFT's). That would help us in the interpretation ...Read more

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Answering dr mahnensmith already did MRI 2010 revealed giant hemagioma of liver size of a grapefruit. bile ducts unremarkable could hemagioma cause it?

Answering dr mahnensmith already did MRI 2010 revealed giant hemagioma of liver size of a grapefruit. bile ducts unremarkable could hemagioma cause it?

Ggt elevation: Thank you. Your reply came thru! Yes, hemangioma movement can raise ggtp enzyme. Most likely, that abnormality is the root cause of ggtp elevation. Be sure you also review with your doc. ...Read more

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Liver Cancer patient SGPT(ALT)=84 U/L, SGOT(AST)=121 U/L, BILIRUBIN=10.91 with no bile duct obstrcton in Ultra Sound. Does this mean liver is failing?

Liver Cancer patient SGPT(ALT)=84 U/L, SGOT(AST)=121 U/L, BILIRUBIN=10.91 with no bile duct obstrcton in Ultra Sound. Does this mean liver is failing?

Can't tell w/ these.: The bilirubin level is high (whether direct or indirect bilirubin) & this can lead to jaundice. However, the TREND is more important than 1 lab value - without knowing your history & past lab results better, it is hard to determine. Also, liver "function" is also measured by cholesterol, complement, & coagulation tests (INR, PTT). Even with these blood tests, sometimes a biopsy is needed. TTYD. GL ...Read more

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Mild diffuse fatty infiltration of liver ALT 142 AST 77 low function gallbladder bilirubin fluctuates can this mean cirrhosis or coild it b from gb?

Mild diffuse fatty infiltration of liver ALT 142 AST 77 low function gallbladder  bilirubin fluctuates can this mean cirrhosis or coild it b from gb?

Separate problems: Fatty liver, a health risk, associated with elevated liver enzymes. It's treatable with weight loss n monitoring. Low function gallbladder typically means no gallstones, but irritated gallbladder. This can be managed, (not cured) with low fat diet, extra hydration and monitoring. Cirrhosis, permanent damage to liver, usually from toxins like alcohol. Stay with your doc, a low fat diet and be well. ...Read more

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What's parenchymatous liver disease?

What's parenchymatous liver disease?

Liver Disease: The cells of the liver are called the parenchymal cells and make up the bulk of the liver. Therefore, this means that you have disease of the liver cells. Other cells in the liver include the bile duct cells (cholangiocytes), white blood cells (Kupffer cells), and storage cells (stellate cells). ...Read more

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Mildly enlarged liver, fatigue, itching, liver disease, what to do?

Mildly enlarged liver, fatigue, itching, liver disease, what to do?

You're sick. Why?: You need to demand that your physician tell you what is wrong with your liver. To leave you without an answer is unacceptable. Do you have a medication allergy? Hopefully you're not drinking. Do you have cholestatic jaundice? A viral hepatitis? Missing wilson's or hemochromatosis would be bad but it happens. Nobody here can help you until you get a proper workup from a competent physician. ...Read more