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Doctor insights on: Severe Liver Damage Symptoms

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What can cause severe liver damage?

What can cause severe liver damage?

Many things: including alcohol use, overdose of acetaminophen (tylenol), certain genetic disorders, metabolic disorders, autoimmune liver disorders. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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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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Can liver damage cause pain?

Can liver damage cause pain?

NOT ALWAYS BUT: Not always but depends on the cause, if it is due to cancer, it will cause pain, cirhosis liver can cause pain as well in the abdomen.But earlier stages of liver damage due to alcohol or drugs or infections may not cause any pain. ...Read more

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Severe chronic pain! poss cirrhosis? Any med. Does not cause further damage

Severe chronic pain! poss cirrhosis? Any med. Does not cause further damage

Need more info.: Where is your pain and what is the cause of it? That would help determine the answer to your question. Consider a consultation with a pain specialist. ...Read more

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Can severe hypothermia cause brain damage? Or any long-term damaged if left untreated?

Can severe hypothermia cause brain damage? Or any long-term damaged if left untreated?

Confusing question: Hypothermia is actually used in centers to reduce brain metabolism after a stressful event and has a brain protective effect. Gradual rewarming is eventually done. Patients will either re-warm and survive or secumb to their problem.I fail to understand what treatment someone could omit and still have a surrvivor. ...Read more

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Is severe jaundice always present with severe acute liver failure?

Is severe jaundice always present with severe acute liver failure?

Yes: Jaundice, or yellowing of the skin and especially the whites of they eyes, is a visible feature of increased bilirubin in the blood, which is always present in the event of liver failure. ...Read more

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Can morphine cause liver damage?

Can morphine cause liver damage?

Yes, w/chronic use: With long-term use, morphine can cause liver toxicity. Liver enzymes may become elevated and there may be some anatomical damage too. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15886461. ...Read more

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What pain meds can be taken with liver disease without causing more liver damage?

What pain meds can be taken with liver disease without causing more liver damage?

Ask your doctor: There many types of "liver disease." you have to ask your gi/liver doctor what meds are best/worst for you. Your doctor will be able to give you a very clear list. ...Read more

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What can cause kidney and liver damage?

What can cause kidney and liver damage?

Broad question: Damage to liver by alcohol, hepatitis infections/drugs can affect kidney function. Certain disease like lupus, sarcoidosis, cystic disease , Wilson disease, can affect both organs.The list is long.. Need a specialist to evaluate the cause ...Read more

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Can liver metastases cause fever and vomitting ?

Can liver metastases cause fever and vomitting ?

Unlikely: Fever is due to a breakdown in the presence of a malignant lesion. Vomiting is due to reverse peristalsis of the GI tract. Liver metastasis regardless of origin is clonal in origin and cant spread from liver to involve GI tract. Liver mets are well vascularize and fed from hepatic artery so to damage tumor one must embolize the arterial branch feeding tumor. ...Read more

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Does ADHD medications cause liver damage ?

Does ADHD medications cause liver damage ?

Not Particularly: The stimulants are safe. If there is already liver disease, strattera (atomoxetine) dose should be lowered. ...Read more

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Could hydrocodone cause liver and kidney problems?

Could hydrocodone cause liver and kidney problems?

Yes to liver problem: Hydrocodone when in combination with tylenol (acetaminophen) can be injurious to liver. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is the culprit in this regard and the guidelines are that the ingested tylenol (acetaminophen) quantity should not exceed 4 gm/day. I am not aware of any known tylenol (acetaminophen) injuries to the kidneys. ...Read more

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Can kidney problems cause elevation of lipase?

Can kidney problems cause elevation of lipase?

Sort of: Renal failure can result in mild elevations of amylase and lipase, but by then renal failure is a serious enough issue and elevated lipase is a side issue. ...Read more

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Can mild to moderate cough cause brain damage?

Can mild to moderate cough cause brain damage?

Feels like but no: inflammation (e.g., trauma) or infection ( viral) can sensitize tissues around the brain and make it very sensitive to rapid movement..so cough can cause headaches , sometimes quite severe, but not causing damage. If you combined severe high blood pressure with moderate cough, you might cause an aneurysm to rupture. ...Read more

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Can naltrexone cause liver damage?

Can naltrexone cause liver damage?

Yes: There is a risk of liver damage, this risk is increased with preexisting liver problems or very high doses of the med. Usually your doctor will make that assessment and monitor your liver enzymes before and while you are on it. Properly monitored the risk is low. ...Read more

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Can severe brain damage reverse or resolve itself?

Can severe brain damage reverse or resolve  itself?

Potentially yes: Physical injury to brain, or damage due to infections, toxins, chemical imbalance, once stabilized, can progressively heal over 18 to 24 months. Some recoveries are quite remarkable. The ultimate outcome though depends upon extent of injury, age, and medical co-morbidities. Best projection is that ultimately patient will be better over time if supportive medical and psychological care done. ...Read more

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What cause liver damage?

What cause liver damage?

Multiple causes: There are many causes of liver damage. Excess alcohol use is a major cause. Hepatitis and abnormal iron storage can also be the reason. Fat storage in the liver may be a problem if it becomes extensive. Autoimmune diseaes is also a possibility. If you have abnormal liver tests or suspect a problem, you should discuss the situation with your doctor now. ...Read more

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Can anaphylaxis cause liver damage in humans?

Can anaphylaxis cause liver damage in humans?

If really severe: Anaphylaxis is the most severe type of allergic reaction. If the reaction is so severe that blood supply does not reach vital organs including brain, heart, liver etc, there can be damage. This type of severe reaction would include loss of consciousness, collapse, shock, convulsions, incontinence, etc. Thankfully, most mild-moderate anaphylactic reactions will not result in permanent damage. ...Read more

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Can liver disease symptoms go away with alcohol?

Can liver disease symptoms go away with alcohol?

No, alcohol: Will make your liver worse. Don't drink if you have liver disease already. ...Read more

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Can people infected with severe oesophagitis and chronic kidney disease (ckd) die?

Can people infected with severe oesophagitis and chronic kidney disease (ckd) die?

Yes, but how soon : Depends on the cause of these diseases. Oesophagitis due to disseminated herpes infection in a person with late stage kidney failure would be a bad sign. ...Read more