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Doctor insights on: Liver Spots Removal

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Are scope gallbladder removal scars big?

Are scope gallbladder removal scars big?

No: Most gallbladder removal scars are small. That's why they call it "bandaid surgery!" they should be less than an inch in length, although the one in the umbilicus can be a little larger if the gallbladder is full of stones or has a really large stone. There is now no reason to fear removing the gallbladder because of the scar as most people can have endoscopic removal. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Are my white wart removal scars permanent?

Are my white wart removal scars permanent?

Posible: Any procedure will leave a scar , some times visible , or non visible microscopic scar. ...Read more

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Could laser tattoo removal cause cancer?

Could laser tattoo removal cause cancer?

So far no: The immune system eats at your ink and if you look at your nodes they will have tiny flecks of ink in them. Tattoos have been around thousands of years no notable cancers. Lasers break up the ink into small particles ad speed up the immune process. There is no proof tht the inc load causes cancer however some speculation a to yellow ink causing some cellular chage. ...Read more

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Does laser treatment work on brown spots or liver spots?

Does laser treatment work on brown spots or liver spots?

IPL photofacial: While it isn't exactly a laser by definition intense pulsed light referred to as ipl works very very effectively in this area and often under a service term called photofacial. Look for these services under either term at a reputable med spa or plastic surgeon's office in your area. Ideally i would recommend med spa with a plastic surgeon on staff. ...Read more

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Can laser tattoo removal cause cancer?

Can laser tattoo removal  cause cancer?

No: There are a variety of lasers in use today, used to remove tattoo ink, and to treat brown spots, spider veins, wrinkles, and skin tightening. Some lasers are useful to treat pre-cancerous lesions. These lasers do not increase the chance for cancer. ...Read more

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Does gallbladder removal affects liver?

Does gallbladder removal affects liver?

Removal : Or cholecystectomy, should not affect your liver. In fact, it would probably make it better if you had abnormal liver function before the surgery, it should make it better. ...Read more

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Can mild diffuse fatty liver infiltration cause elevated bilirubin? Gallbladder was removed with no stones.

Can mild diffuse fatty liver infiltration cause elevated bilirubin? Gallbladder was removed with no stones.

Maybe: Multiple causes of elevated bilirubin. Liver inflammation, hepatitis, acquired gilbert's syndrome, postoperative status, etc. Should not remove a gallbladder without stones only for a blood test finding, which hopefully was not your situation. ...Read more

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Does Fordyce spots be removed with laser?

Does Fordyce spots be removed with laser?

Yes, it can be ...: Yes, they can be removed with laser vaporization, but it's largely unnecessary. Oftentimes, such procedure for fordyce is merely to serve political correctness with no practical medical merits. So, talk with doc so to finalize a decision... ...Read more

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Still yellow after gallbladder removal. My liver enzymes were elevated?

Still yellow after gallbladder removal. My liver enzymes were elevated?

Workup continues: Jaundice at any time is a problem in differential diagnosis. Entities that your physicians are considering include a common duct gallstone, pancreatic cancer, cholangiocarcinoma, damage or occlusion involving the common duct during surgery, hepatitis / cholestasis from a medication or anesthesia, delayed hemolysis after transfusion or from a rx. They need to sort it out. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I have laser hair removal and isotretinoin simultaneously? Black American skin. Past laser mole removal while on isotretinoin w/o scarring.

Can I have laser hair removal and isotretinoin simultaneously? Black American skin. Past laser mole removal while on isotretinoin w/o scarring.

There should: be no problem with skin treatments while on isotretinoin. That being said, because you are more prone to scarring due to your skin type please make sure you are being treated by an expert. That means a Board Certified Dermatologist, Plastic Surgeon, or Cosmetic Surgeon. ...Read more

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What causes elevated bilirubin and liver enzymes after gallbladder removal with ERCP and stent placement after?

What causes elevated bilirubin and liver enzymes after gallbladder removal with ERCP and stent placement after?

ERCP: Many laboratory values can be elevated after manipulation of your biliary tract with ERCP and stent placement since it is an invasive procedure. Your laboratory values are all relative and your provider can trend them. The important thing is to have close followup with your gastroenterologist regarding these lab values and/or any new symptoms like abdominal pain or nausea/vomiting after ERCP. ...Read more

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I've read enlarged spleen from fatty liver only occurs after extensive liver damage.Can a "mildly fatty liver" cause a painful enlarged spleen?

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Shouldn't: Cirrhosis causes splenomegaly through portal hypertension and splenic congestion; a mildly fatty liver should be well before this stage, and should not be the cause of a painful enlarged spleen. You should see a doctor for further evaluation and testing. ...Read more

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Can liver cancer be detected during gallbladder removal?

Can liver cancer be detected during gallbladder removal?

Frequently: If a well defined lesion primry to liver such as hepatoma or a unsuspected metastasis be present, in an open GB procedure where porta hepatis is examined and the surface of the liver palpated at the time of surgery a lesion that is present is frequently noted. Biopsy followed by resection along with the GB can help improve survival. ...Read more

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Dr. Willscott Naugler
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Liver Spots (Definition)

Liver spots = age spots = solar lentigines, = flat, brown, gray or black lesions that occur where skin ...Read more