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Sarcoidosis Of The Liver
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
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
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
Pain right hand side within 30 minutes of eating last ultrasound clear for fall bladder. Sarcoidosis spread to liver?
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
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
Was recently diagnosed with Sarcoidosis. Liver/spleen enlarged, alk levels 253. Any suggestions? Milk thistle/black seed oil been taking what can I do
Sarcoidosis: 42 F of unknown ethnicity and past medical Hx: Was recently diagnosed with Sarcoidosis. Liver/spleen enlarged, alk levels 253. Any suggestions? Milk thistle/black seed oil been taking what can I do. ANS: Yes you need to see someone who is an expert in Sarcoid to get the best and most current treatment for this. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with liver sarcoidosis. Mri stated I have liver fibrosis and scarring. Been have painful dull aching pain on my right side of my stom?
Sarcoidosis: This rather complicated situation is best managed by a collaboration between a liver specialist (hepatologist, gastroenterologist) and a rheumatologist or infectious disease specialist. I would want to be clear as to the actual cause of your abdominal discomfort and whether treatment for the sarcoidosis is indicated at this time. Both specialists would provide follow-up care. ...Read more
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
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
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
Hello Dr's 3 years ago was diagnosed with liver sarcoidosis. Now I have cirrhosis with portal hypertension. Was is the life expectancy with this?
Please discuss the feasibility of getting a liver transplant to treat your illness, with your doctor.
Wish you good health. ...Read more
Lymph nodes every where side of face, neck, belly, chest, and unknown mass in between liver&pancreas thinking it's sarcoidosis but could it be cancer.
Biopsy: Very difficult to guess without more information. The biopsy will give important clues. ...Read more
See below: Tests many times are directed at the symptoms or physical findings. There is a blood test called an ace level which is positive in 2/3 of patients with sarcoid. Chest xray may show abnormalities. Biopsy of enlarged lymph nodes or other organ biopsy such as the lungs may be needed. Some patients will have anemia, increased inflammation markers such as a sed rate or crp. ...Read more
Sarcoidosis: There is no known cure for sarcoid. Historically, steroids have had some use, some newer drugs like Methotrexate and others have helped. There are some integrative methods but there has been limited success. Sometimes, after a patient has active sarcoid for a few years they will go into remisssion. A few patients have a chronic form which does not improve & needs intensive medical treatment. ...Read more
Sarcoidosis: Sarcoidosis is not considered a cancer. It is a disease of unknown etiology. It can be described as a non-casesating granulomatous disease. It is difficult to diagnose. It was thought that having sarcoid increased a patient's chance of cancer, esp. Lymphoma, but several recent articles dispute this claim. The absolute diagnosis is made by biopsy of a nodule, possibly in the lung region. Etc.... ...Read more
Sarcoid of the lung!: Pulmonary sarcoidosis, frequently mild, but potentially severe, is sometimes called respiratory sarcoid, but this is an archaic term. Diagnoses by clinical hx, chest x-rays, and sometimes needing a biopsy. You should be under the care of someone in rheumatology or pulmonology. Sarcoid is an auto immune disease which caues characteristic granulomata! ...Read more
Rash with sarcoidosi: 25% of patients have rashes as the presentation. The rashes are more common in lower extremities. It can be erythema nodosum, which is raised painful bumps more common in lower extremities, or plaque like rash or reddish brown maculopaoular rash. The rash usually disappear without any treatment I 2 to 4 weeks. ...Read more
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