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Doctor insights on: Liver Position In Human Body Picture

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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Has 'branched chain amino acids' (bcaa) diet suplement some negative affects on human body? (kidneys, liver etc.?)

Has 'branched chain amino acids' (bcaa) diet suplement some negative affects on human body? (kidneys, liver etc.?)

? beneficial: Likly to be beneficial in variety of conditions as source of protein. I am not sure the price you pay. Is worth it as egg white is as good a protein which comes. In natural form. ...Read more

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I've Shortness of breath hardly and I taken picture of my liver& my head. My doctor said its just allergy. I concern about it I think its bigger problem?

I've Shortness of breath hardly and I taken picture of my liver& my head. My doctor said its just allergy. I concern about it I think its bigger problem?

Consultation: It sounds like you have a complex set of issues & have already had some evaluation. For personal attention to a medical concern, consider a second opinion consult with a doctor on HealthTap. The "inbox consult" allows you to message back and forth like email, and is good when a lot of information needs to be exchanged (like prior test reports, etc.) Heart or lung issues can cause your symptoms. ...Read more

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Why are there red areas on an abdomen ultrasound picture?

Why are there red areas on an abdomen ultrasound picture?

Doppler: When the tech turns on the doppler then movement towards the probe will usually show up as red and away will look blue. These can be reversed. ...Read more

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(fatty liver)delayed post infusion images1cm hyperenhancing lesion posterior segment right lobe liver image dr said watch diet should there be concern?

(fatty liver)delayed post infusion images1cm hyperenhancing lesion posterior segment right lobe liver image dr said watch diet should there be concern?

Liver lesions: Liver lesions or "spots" are very common and most of the time are not something to worry about. Many lesions can be safely characterized and watching via imaging studies such as CT scans and ultrasound. Rarely, biopsy of a liver lesion is indicated. ...Read more

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I'm going to lose both big toenails (see pic). I was close to liver failure 8months ago & malnourished ever since. Podiatrist appt on Wednesday.

I'm going to lose both big toenails (see pic). I was close to liver failure 8months ago & malnourished ever since. Podiatrist appt on Wednesday.

Liver failure: Liver disease make you have abrupt changes on ur nails. These are nail manifestations of systemic diseases. I think ur hepatologist has answers for you (more than podiatrist would) ...Read more

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CT SCAN of abdomen says, the dome of the liver is partially excluded. The liver is normal in size and attenuation, on noncontrast image. What does it mean?

CT SCAN of abdomen says, the dome of the liver is partially excluded. The liver is normal in size and attenuation, on noncontrast image. What does it mean?

Didn't get to see it: "Excluded" means it wasn't in the pictures. Somehow, the tech or someone made a mistake and didn't get enough pictures. The abdomen starts at the diaphragm (which covers the top, or dome, of the liver on the right side). A CT of the abdomen should go from the diaphragm through the pelvis. However, in your case they started lower down - missing the top (or dome) of the liver. ...Read more

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Have blood in sputum took a pic, have liver enzmes going up and down, just had mastectomy for breast cancer stage 2 it's gone now, also just diagnosed di?

Have blood in sputum took a pic, have liver enzmes going up and down, just had mastectomy for breast cancer stage 2 it's gone now, also just diagnosed di?

Recent Stage II: Treated breast cancer, will not have blood in the sputum, elevated liver enzymes you need to see your doctor work up, speak to your doctor need further work up for your condition, may not be related to your breast cancer ...Read more

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I have pink frothy sputum every night, I'm not coughing blood but it's in my spit I took pictures, my liver enzymes go up and down, had a CT.

I have pink frothy sputum every night, I'm not coughing blood but it's in my spit I took pictures, my liver enzymes go up and down, had a CT.

See below: I understand you have blood in your saliva, pink frothy sputum, abnormal liver enzymes, a CT of some part of your body and you took pictures of? Something? . If your looking for advice on what your problem could be it's not possible to tie together the bits of information in your question to give an answer. Discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Testical prob- a week ago experience pain in left ball\low abdomen. No pain now but both my ball hang too low more than use to be. Can I send pics?

Testical prob- a week ago experience pain in left ball\low abdomen. No pain now but both my ball hang too low more than use to be. Can I send pics?

Here are some. ..: For your testicular pain. etc, if recurring, please watch, collect, & bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, progress, other related discomfort of the symptoms over time to Doc for analysis, physicals, tests as needed to make sure of no testicular torsion, hernia, etc. As to the low-hanging scrotum, most likely, that is a normal anatomical variation, which usually requires no Rx ...Read more

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What does a cat scan image of the abdomen and pelvis reveal?

What does a cat scan image of the abdomen and pelvis reveal?

A CAT scan: With contrast provides 3d slices of all of the organs, today every 3mm, and these can be reconstructed to provide coronal (front to back) and saggital (right to left from the side) views. These were developed 40 years ago and incredibly changed medicine. ...Read more

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Could you give me any information about what my cat scan image of the abdomen and pelvis reveal?

Could you give me any information about what my cat scan image of the abdomen and pelvis reveal?

Need to see: Since there was no way to look at the scan, can't really say what it saw. Plus why did you have it. Best thing is sit down with your doctor. Have a heart to heart to get the answers ...Read more

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Can someone explain to me how come the human body so amazingly resilient?

Can someone explain to me how come the human body so amazingly resilient?

Yes and No.: The human body is pretty resilient and can right itself even when pushed far from equilibrium. However, it can be brought down by something as simple as the Ebola virus, a bullet, a fall, a small dose of any number of toxins, or exposure to the elements overnight. Body resilient: death inevitable. ...Read more

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What is the acceptable alluminum content in a human body and what are symtims of excessive alliminum?

Unreliable: Aluminum is stored mostly in bone, and doesn't circulate much in blood; aluminum levels are notoriously unreliable. If your doctor has a concern for this, he can order a Deferoxamine infusion test, and interpret to see (it is not as simple as a simple high/low value). Aluminum toxicity classically results in an anemia picture due to its effect on blood cell generation. ...Read more

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What does sodium do to the human body?

What does sodium do to the human body?

It's uses are many.: Everything from contributing to fluid balance to conducting electric impulses along nerves and muscles. ...Read more

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What does thimerosal do to human body?

How long thiomersal: Thiomersal does not stay in the body long enough to accmulate like other mercry and there is no build up of mercury level. So the thiomersal in the vaccines is in such small amounts and there is not much accumulation for long term to cause any harm to the children who are vaccinated with vaccines containing thiomersal in small amounts as preservatives. ...Read more

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What does anthrax do to the human body?

What does anthrax do to the human body?

Severe inflammation: Anthrax causes severe inflammation of the affected organ. In terms of seriousness are infections of skin, GI tract and lung. Anthrax pneumonia has very high mortality. ...Read more

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How many lymp nodes does a human body have?

Unknown but a lot: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Can cocaine be beneficial to the human body?

Can cocaine be beneficial to the human body?

Coca vs Cocaine: For centuries south americans had been chewing coca leaves for energy. Then drug companies developed Cocaine in the 1880's -- much more powerful than coca leaves. Initially it was hailed as a cure-all for all kinds of complaints: fatigue, depression, indigestion, pain. Cocaine's dangers weren't appreciated until later. Http://www. Cnn. Com/2011/health/07/22/social. History. Cocaine/index. Html. ...Read more

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How to reduce the creatinine level in the human body?

How to reduce the creatinine level in the human body?

CONTROL DIABETESE/BP: All you can do is to control diabetese and blood pressure, and modify your diet
having said that you have to reduce the total amount of protein you are consuming if your kidneys are not functioning right. ...Read more

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Does the human body have a pain limit? Does it vary from person to person?

Sort of: Pain definitely varies from person to person. As far as the pain limit, usually people lose consciousness when they reach their pain limit. ...Read more

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What does a virus do to the human body?

What does a virus do to the human body?

Virus: Attaches to cell membrane, cross membrane then depending on type of virus makes you sick. Great wikipedia question. ...Read more

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Sir how many lipoma can arise in human body?

Unlimited: A lipoma is simply an organized benign growth in the subcutaneous fatty layer. There is no limit on the number that can occur, just like freckles on the skin. Normally one only removes a lipoma if it is symptomatic or of if it suddenly begins to grow very quickly. ...Read more