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What is sarcoidosis?

What is sarcoidosis?

Sarcoidosis: Dear jbennett, sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown etiology which can affect almost any part of a patient's body. It is known for the granulomas it produces--non-caseating--which can form commonly in the lungs. About 50% of the patients are african or hispanic origin, there is also a large % from northern europe. It has been found that a patient's immune response creates the granulomas. .. ...Read more

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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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Hi I was seeing all these checklists and one I didn't see was for sarcoidosis I wonder if any of you doctors had thought about doing one this?

All systems.: A list of common symptoms and systems affected in patients with sarcoidosis is difficult because it can affect every system and be different in each patient. The most commonly affected systems are the skin, the eyes and the lungs. The disease is rarely fatal unless the heart is involved. Treatment depends on which systems are affected and usually by a specialist. ...Read more

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Can sarcoidosis cause the liver to spasm on regular basis? What to does this mean?

Not a medical term: Liver spams is not a recognized medical term. Sarcoidosis can affect the liver. Sarcoidosis is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown cause. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001140/. ...Read more

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Hello i have been recently diagnosed with sarcoidosis of the liver. Lately I have been have right side stomach pain that radiates to my back. Ty?

Hello i have been recently diagnosed with sarcoidosis of the liver. Lately I have been have right side stomach pain that radiates to my back. Ty?

Liver sarcoidosis: Unfortunately, pain is fairly common with your diagnosis. Its important for you to be followed closely. If this pain is a new issue, I would suggest you need a CT scan or at a minimum an ultrasound of the right upper quadrant. If your skin begins to turn yellow, see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Pain right hand side within 30 minutes of eating last ultrasound clear for fall bladder.Sarcoidosis spread to liver ?

Pain right hand side within 30 minutes of eating last ultrasound clear for fall bladder.Sarcoidosis spread to liver ?

Still could be gallbladder: People can have gallbladder symptoms without gall stones. The presence of sarcoidosis makes this issue more complex. Ask your physician to see if you could have gallbladder disease despite a normal gallbladder ultrasound. ...Read more

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Ace levels high, liver enzymes high, possible sarcoidosis dx, can sarcoidosis cause fatty liver on ultrasound. Dr scheduling liver& lymph biopsy.

Ace levels high, liver enzymes high, possible sarcoidosis dx, can sarcoidosis cause fatty liver on ultrasound.  Dr scheduling liver& lymph biopsy.

Sarcoidosis - Liver: The most common radiographic finding of hepatic sarcoidosis is hepatomegaly. Ultrasound can show diffuse increased homogeneous or heterogeneous echogenicity in hepatic sarcoidosis appearing similar to fatty liver. Focal liver nodules (thought to represent coalescence of small granulomas) can also be seen in hepatic sarcoidosis. Liver involvement by sarcoidosis typically responds well to steroids. ...Read more

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Hello I've been diagnosed with liver sarcoidosis. Is it common to loose weight with this diease?

Hello I've been diagnosed with liver sarcoidosis.  Is it common to loose weight with this diease?

Sarcoidosis: I understand your distress. Symptoms of Sarcoidosis can be-loss of appetite and weight loss. At age 42, stresses and medical illness can cause Depression with loss of weight. See Pulmonologist for Assessment and Treatment See Psychiatrist for Therapy and Medication for coping with stresses and to improve functioning.. Your Health is Precious! ...Read more

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Diagnosed with sarcoidosis. Have pain on right and left side of ribs. not continual, just wicked twinges. MRI showed a prominent liver. Twinges cause?

Diagnosed with sarcoidosis. Have pain on right and left side of ribs. not continual, just wicked twinges. MRI showed a prominent liver. Twinges cause?

No: Liver sits on the right side in the upper portion of the abdomen. It would not cause symptoms on your left side. Sarcoid is a difficult disease to deal with. Can have many symptoms. Make sure you follow up with your treating doctor regarding these complaints. Sorry this was not more helpful. Best of luck ...Read more

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My liver on an MRI showed craniocaudal dimension 18cm and was termed prominent. I have sarcoidosis. would it be due to that?Should I be worried? thank

My liver on an MRI showed craniocaudal dimension 18cm and was termed prominent. I have sarcoidosis. would it be due to that?Should I be worried? thank

Sarcoidosis: Sarcoidosis can effect the liver, kidney, lungs and sinuses. Usually liver involvement is asymptomatic but sometimes it can cause changes in liver blood tests and lead to severe liver disease. The slight increase in liver size probably is nothing to worry about. You should have blood tests to see what your liver function is. If there is an abnormality a liver biopsy should be done. ...Read more

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Sarcoidosis (Definition)

Sarcoidosis is a medical condition in which nodules form in various organs including lymph nodes, lungs, eyes, and liver. Common symptoms include cough, chest pain below the breast bone, fatigue, ...Read more