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Ruptured Liver Treatment
Stop medication!: Liver is a pretty resilient organ. You need to be followed closely by your family physician who will monitor your liver function via regular blood tests. It's probably a good idea to be followed closely by your gastroenterologist, if not a hepatologist (liver specialist), too. But the key is to stop the offending agent. And no Acetaminophen (tylenol), which is found in many products and no alcohol.
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
Restricted activity: If there is not loss of bowel/bladder/sexual function, progressive loss of motor or sensory function, or intractable leg pain the treatment is a period of restricted activity with or without medications followed by progressive return to activity. The return to activity may include physical therapy.
Emergency surgery: If you bladder ruptures, it needs to be repaired. Although urine is usually sterile, when it leaks into your abdominal area due to a ruptured bladder it can cause serious problems. Furthermore, what ever caused the bladder to rupture may have caused other trauma. Check with your surgeon.
Usually: If it's from alcohol, stop drinking -- you've gotten your wake-up call that it's time to stop. If you have hepatitis c, get it treated -- good luck. If neither -- your physician can guide you, and it's time to get back into a heavy-duty fitness-focused lifestyle. It'll be a great gift to give yourself and your liver too.
TWO DIFFERENT THINGS: Fatty liver-is just fat deposited in liver tissue, no treatment. Weight loss helps. As far as hep b talk to your doctor or a hepatologist.
Variable: The answer depends on the severity of the injury. Minor injury to the spleen can sometimes be managed without surgery by monitoring the patient for on-going bleeding, and operating only if bleeding persists. More severe injury to the spleen, or if it is associated with other injuries, is usually managed by removing the spleen surgically.
Depends: The best treatment for liver cancer is a liver transplant, but not all patients with liver cancer are transplant candidates. If the cancer is too large or spread outside the liver, chemotherapy like nexavarr can be used. Some liver tumors are also treated with freezing-cryoembolization or embolization where chemicals are directly injected into the hepatic artery.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends on type of injury, blunt. Or penetrating, small laceration or extensive laceration, what is involved major vessels like hepatic vein or vena cava are involved. Simple injuries are by simple repair with contol of bleeding area of liver, complex injuries require like resection of liver lobe, ligation of hepatic artery, or repair of complex vascular reconstruction etc.
Surgery: Liver cancer usually results from chronic hepatitis. Certain countries have much higher incidences of liver cancer than others. The best treatment is surgery if the cancer is able to be operated on. Otherwise, there are several options that can be effective. These may include injection of drugs into the liver through the liver's blood supply (hepatic artery), or other medications.
Don't Drink!: The best thing is to avoid toxins, such as alcohol. Your doctor should also monitor your liver studies to make sure you're doing OK. Most people tolerate the TB medications without trouble.
Find the cause: These are always worrisome. If they're still up after no alcohol, meds or marathons for two weeks, you'll be tested for the viral hepatitis group, autoimmune hepatitis, hemochromatosis, wilson's, and antitrypsin deficiency. If none of these are a factor, a lifestyle change to a focus on aerobic fitness may well bring them down & bring other benefits as well.
Only one option...: ...Emergency surgery. However, gallbladder rupture is very rare, occurring in only a small subset of patients who present with acute inflammation of the gallbladder. Also, this is almost-never diagnosed outside the or. In contrast, rupture of the appendix assc w/appendicitis is much more common. Are you certain of the diagnosis?See 1 more doctor answer
Excision: Most liver cysts are benign and require no treatment at all. About 1 in 20 people have liver cysts. If they are enlarging or symptomatic (pain, fullness, bleeding) treatment is suggested simple cysts can often be treated by laparoscopic cystotomy complex cysts carry a higher risk of malignancy. Open resection might be needed.
Start: With your family doctor to get a referral to a medical oncology specialist. They can help determine best treatment choices and if surgery would be helpful. Depends on what type of cancer it is, if it is primary in liver or metastatic from another source, cirrhosis or not, etc.See 1 more doctor answer
Find the cause: One needs to first know the cause of the hepatomegaly before embarking on a treatment. Talk with your family doctor, internist, or liver specialist first.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends: When one has "liver problems", we need to be careful in what medications are prescribed. Not knowing what specifics and severity of the liver problem, it is best to avoid all medications that can affect the liver, such as tylenol (acetaminophen) and advil. Also, not knowing the specific type of coccyx problem, it is difficult to suggest a specific treatment. Best to see your doctor to make a diagnosis.
Splenic injury: The length of time required for a splenic injury to heal will invariably depend on the grade on the injury (i.e. Severity of the injury). It can take six weeks to several months for a complete recovery.See 1 more doctor answer
Achilles rupture: It depends on whether this is treated nonsurgical vs. Surgical and the degree of the tear.See 5 more doctor answers