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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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Surgery: A ruptured gallbladder is a surgical emergency and requires urgent surgical management in the operating room. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Achilles rupture: It depends on whether this is treated nonsurgical vs. Surgical and the degree of the tear. ...Read more
How ?????: Liver is a complex organ, most of the time protects itself by detoxifying chemicals rarely fails, . Remarkable progress has been made in control of infections, b.P. Stroke, cancer, vas dis meta.Diseases etc by use of medications, prolonging life and virtually every drug could be hepato toxic and unavoidable. Watchful fda withdrawn several ( duracet, ruzulin, pemolin etc ) may be more to go. ...Read more
There are no studies: That I am aware of that support this. Of concern is the high levels of mercury found in shark. ...Read more
How fast can we expect the new treatment for HCV and liver cirohsis to be out for general public?
2-3yr: We expect new medications for the treatment of hcv genotype 1 in a few years. It is less clear for the other genotypes. Currently some patients with cirrhosis and hcv can be treated with the new regimen that has become available over the past 2years. We do not known if future treatments will be available for cirrhotics. ...Read more
Must I have a liver biopsy to confirm a diagnosis of hemochromatosis before I can begin treatment?
Does continuous treatment of hypercholesterolemia with statins create any bad effect on your liver?
Usually not: Increased elevations in liver tests may be seen with statin use, but if you're being monitored by your md the. I would not worry about any liver damage. ...Read more
My PPD test is positive!i am not sick what is that means? Is it dangerous?I heard that the treatment may cause liver damage? ? What should I do?
Exposed to TB: Unless you received something call bcg vaccine outside of the us, it means you were exposed to tb. Your doctor will decide if you have active TB or not. If not, the treatment is usually an antitb med or two for a year. With proper monitoring of your liver enzymes, you should be ok. ...Read more
I stop terabinfine yesterday after 3 month treatment. When can I start drinking again? I have been taking liver supplements the whole time. Thank you.
Intracapsular Ruptur: Can u be more specific, if i understood u correctly , it has to be surgical. ...Read more
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