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How bad is it to have a small liver?

How bad is it to have a small liver?

Liver disease: A small liver that is caused by scarring is called cirrhosis. There are many causes, but primarily related to chronic alcohol use or viral hepatitis infection. The effect of cirrhosis causes impairment in production of proteins from the liver. It also causes impaired blood circulation thru the liver, which can make fluid build up in the abdomen (ascites) and create dilated veins in the esophagus. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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 long can I live with a small liver?

The rest of ur life!: This is yet another situation where 'size does not matter'--as long as your liver is functioning properly. If it has been damaged by infection, cirrhosis, tumor, etc., then you will need to discuss specifics with your dr, as humans can survive with 10% functioning liver. Good luck. ...Read more

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How is it possible that relatively small <5cm benign lesions in liver can cause discomfort when liver has no pain reporting nerves?

How is it possible that relatively small <5cm benign lesions in liver can cause discomfort when liver has no pain reporting nerves?

The liver capsule: Which is the thin layer of internal "skin" that surrounds and encloses the livwer does have nerves that sense pain. So if there are areas where the liver is expanding due to smaller lesions or these are close to the liver's capsule then there will be visceral, usually dull vague pain. Other internal structures, like the biliary system (bile ducts) can cause pain if they are blocked. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is 15x16 mm focal liver lesion considered small?

Is 15x16 mm focal liver lesion considered small?

Liver Lesion: It is small and need to know benign or malignant ...Read more

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Taking vibramycine while I have very small heamangoma on liver is it ok...?

Taking vibramycine while I have very small heamangoma on liver is it ok...?

Should be OK: Liver hemangiomas are quite common (benign/not serious) finding on ultrasound/ct and typically don't have adverse effect on liver functions. Vibramycine (doxycycline) is typically used for 10-14 course, or could be 28 days for chronic lyme etc. But Doxycycline should not affect the hemangioma. Unexpected reaction can occur, so if u experience significant side effects, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I have a couple of small liver cysts and kidney cysts at only age 35?

How can I have a couple of small liver cysts and kidney cysts at only age 35?

Okay for most...: Liver cyst occurs in some 5% of general population and usually is inborn benign cyst less than 3 cm, which requires no active care, but a certain degree of clinical assessment with history and follow-up imaging studies like US or CT or MRI as clinically deemed necessary. The information on How to Handle Sickness in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html would help understand what to do now & on ...Read more

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How long can you live with a small liver and my blood work returned to normal?

The Liver is Amazing: The liver is an amazing organ and can regenerate itself as long as the toxic problems are taken care of. I would believe you would have a normal life span with a fully functioning liver as demonstrated by normal liver blood testing. ...Read more

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Since liver itself does not produce pain sensation. Then how some small liver cysts cause pain?

Since liver itself does not produce pain sensation. Then how some small liver cysts cause pain?

They don't: Small liver cysts that do not stretch the capsule of the liver should not cause pain. Large or multiple cysts can stretch the capsule, which can lead to pain. ...Read more

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What to do if my mum has been told to have 5 or six small snaks a day because she has liver disease?

What to do if my mum has been told to have 5 or six small snaks a day because she has liver disease?

End-stage liver dz?: Often people with advanced cirrhosis lose their appetite and or get easily bloated/ their stomachs can get compressed with fluid buildup in the stomach (ascites). then having small frequent meals (=grazing) is indeed the way to go. Did you have a more specific question? ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a small prominent diaphragmatic slip in the posterior part of the liver? But within normal range

What does it mean to have a small prominent diaphragmatic slip in the posterior part of the liver? But within normal range

No idea what this is: Check with the person who told you about this and used the term "diaphragmatic slip". You may not have gotten the term correctly. ...Read more

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I have several hemangiomas on my liver had u/s and only said small fat infiltration but no mention of hemangiomas could the fat really ve the hemang?

I have several hemangiomas on my liver had u/s and only said small fat infiltration but no mention of hemangiomas could the fat really ve the hemang?

Its possible: U/s may have missed flow through lesions making it seem like fat. Hemangiomas here are benign and should be little cause for concern. ...Read more

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I am small build and weigh 110 pounds. Don't drink or do drugs. Having pains where liver is. My liver they say is fatty and my liver levels are elevat?

NAFLD: You have a reversible liver disease where there is an accumulation of fat ir trglycerides in your liver cells. There are many csusesbut with proper diet it can be teversed. ...Read more

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Which food avoid for liver cyst I have small cyst in my liver I have pain?

Which food avoid for liver cyst I have small cyst in my liver I have pain?

Doubt relationship: Many people have little cysts in the liver; they are usually harmless and if the radiologist is not concerned, I would ignore it. If this was found on imaging for pain that you are having, and the capsule is not stretched, seek the cause of the pain elsewhere. Diet's not going to affect a benign liver cyst. Trust it is not echinococcus. ...Read more

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What if there is small (0.5cm) whitish spot in liver during ultrasound?? Everything else in norm

What if there is small (0.5cm) whitish spot in liver during ultrasound?? Everything else in norm

Nothing serious: A "spot" of this size is rarely significant especially at your age. I am wondering why the Ultrasound was ordered? ...Read more

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What is the difference in quality of a whole cadaver liver vs a small portion of a living donor's liver?

What is the difference in quality of a whole cadaver liver vs a small portion of a living donor's liver?

Variable: It would depend on the size an health of the living donor. A segment of a younger living donor liver may be just as effective in reversing liver failure as an entire cadaver liver from an older donor who had some infirmities. ...Read more

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Possible for very small benign liver and kidney cysts to have grown over the course of a year and a half??

Cysts: Since you know you have them, I assume you have had an ultrasound or CT scan.
Yes they could have gotten bigger or even multiplied.
Repeat scanning is indicated for follow up.
Your primary care physician should be able to order an ultrasound unless you are seeing an Urologist for the renal cysts or Gastroenterologist for the liver cysts.
But YOU do need a follow up exam! ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 27. I have had hepc since I was 20. My liver biopsy showed a very small amount of damage last year?

What to do if I'm 27. I have had hepc since I was 20. My liver biopsy showed a very small amount of damage last year?

F/uwith hepatologist: Meds are getting better and better every year, you may not need to be treated yet. Have at least annual f/u with your hepatologist, follow fibroscan results and blood tests. Treat when risks/benefits are favorable. ...Read more

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8 months ago I had my GB removed and a u/s showed NO liver mass. Yesterday, I had a u/s which is now showing a small liver mass. What could this be?

8 months ago I had my GB removed and a u/s showed NO liver mass. Yesterday, I had a u/s which is now showing a small liver mass. What could this be?

Need investigation: Of this liver mass, in young people contraceptives can cause liver adenomas, speak to your doctor, may refer you to a specialist for further investigate, possible image guided biopsy. ...Read more

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What does - liver- low attenuation lesions too numerous to count. Lesions throughout the liver nonenhancing. Statistically represent small cyst versu?

What does - liver- low attenuation lesions too numerous to count. Lesions throughout the liver nonenhancing. Statistically represent small cyst versu?

Haemangioma/metastas: Blood vessel malformations can present in liver. Metastasis of cancer can occur. Certain parasites can form cysts in liver. Hematogenous spread of infection can seed in liver. See PMD for correlation. ...Read more

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Liver segment V shows an ISO/hypoechoic focal lesion mesring 28x18 mm with slitly irregulr margins. No incrsd vasularity on colr doplr? Is it considered small or not so small?

Liver segment V shows an ISO/hypoechoic focal lesion mesring 28x18 mm with slitly irregulr margins. No incrsd vasularity on colr doplr? Is it considered small or not so small?

Primary or met: Angiomas or fibromas may present as such. Hepatic angiogram showing specific arterial blood supply more common with malignancies since hepatic cells derive major blood supply from portal system. If Hep C present think of hepatoma. Microwave ablation frequently can eliminate such lesions but bx should be obtained first. ...Read more

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On an ultrasound can a hemagioma give the appearance of small fatty liver infiltration?

On an ultrasound can a hemagioma give the appearance of small fatty liver infiltration?

Possibly: Most typically hemangioma appears echogenic (bright) on ultrasound. However, have seen cases where there has been abnormality on ultrasound that looks like a mass (possibly even hemangioma), that on further evaluation on mr turned out to be area of focal fatty change or area of focal fatty sparing (in the background of a fatty liver). ...Read more

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If a met in liver, node and sub pleural are they best ablating if chemo not responding? The mets are small

If a met in liver, node and sub pleural are they best ablating if chemo not responding? The mets are small

Treatment of mets: The ablation of these spots mainly helps improve the symptoms they cause. Sometimes being small make it difficult to ablate. Multiple spots also tell us there are other areas are affected but did not show up yet. Finally ablation helps local control of the spot but usually has no effect on the overall survival. The will of fighting the cancer carries 50% of the cure. Keep fighting ...Read more