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Could you tell me what are signs of liver problems?

Could you tell me what are signs of liver problems?

Several: Fluid retention is a sign of liver problems due to a diminished ability to either make the proteins that keep the fluid in the correct space or nutritional consequences being able to metabolize things adequately. Jaundice is a late stage sign of liver insufficiency and failure. Confusion is a sign that the liver is struggling to deal with the naturally occuring debris. Fatigue. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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What kind of liver disease or signs of liver problems does a contrast CT find?

What kind of liver disease or signs of liver problems does a contrast CT find?

Liver disease: The CT scan without contrast will reveal cysts, masses, liver size and heterogeneity vs homogeneity of liver parenchyma (scar or inflammation). Adding contrast allows vascular structures to "light up" and this would indicate tumor or hemangioma. Also, texture of liver is better pictured with contrast - to determine scar or inflammation. ...Read more

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Is eating ice a sign of liver problems?

Is eating ice a sign of liver problems?

Eating ice: No eating ice means you have a condition known as pica. Pics can be caused by anemic conditions so see your doctor for blood work ...Read more

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I might have liver/gastrointestinal problems. What are the signs?

I might have liver/gastrointestinal problems. What are the signs?

Many: Problems with the liver are often associated with symptoms of nausea, taste disturbances, certain food intolerance, and pain. These will often overlap with intestinal problems with the addition of bloating, intermittent vomiting, or changes in bowels (most often loose) occurring with intestinal issues. ...Read more

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Is having velvety skin a possible sign of liver problems?

Is having velvety skin a possible sign of liver problems?

Very unlikely: If you are diabetic, it is more of a sign of poorly controlled diabetes. If you are not, you need to see a dermatologist for it is difficult to comment on a rash unless a picture is available. A petechial rash may be more worrisome. ...Read more

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What are signs to look for regarding kidney or liver problems/failure?

What are signs to look for regarding kidney or liver problems/failure?

Look for Swelling: Edema happens in both kidney and liver disease. However, edema could happens in other conditions too like in heart failure. In liver failure, the skin and eye white turn yellow. In kidney failure, the skin turns to earthy look. In both, however, blood work is the only way to make the diagnosis of either kidney or liver disease. ...Read more

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I am a Canadian female in my sixties and have liver problems. I can't seem to get a diagnosis from the Drs. Where can I go to get a quick diagnosis ?

I am a Canadian female in my sixties and have liver problems.  I can't seem to get a diagnosis from the Drs.  Where can I go to get a quick diagnosis ?

Liver doctor: You have not mentioned who you have seen It is important to mention that if are you drinking alcohol , using illicit substances or have use in the past, this could be the problem.. One concern could be something like hep b or c. The best consideration I can give is to see a GI doctor or hepatologist. I am not sure where in Canada to go. See your local doctor first for referra. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the signs of early or already kidney problems or failure or liver problems or failure?

Can you tell me the signs of early or already kidney problems or failure or liver problems or failure?

See below: I can try and answer since it is a very broad qs. Kidney failure and liver can be measured by labs/blood tests, eg creatinine for kidney and liver enzymes and bilirubin for liver. Early on in kidney failure there can be no symptoms until kidney function is quite low ie less than 15 %.Before that there may be anemia, hypertension, bone metabolism etc at 10-15 % there may be anorexia, nausea vomiting. ...Read more

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Can skin burning/ flushing be a sign of liver, gallbladder or some other problem? Had a baby 3 months ago and I'm experiencing burning/ flushing skin.

Can skin burning/ flushing be a sign of liver, gallbladder or some other problem? Had a baby 3 months ago and I'm experiencing burning/ flushing skin.

Yes, late stages: Liver dysfunction in advance stages can cause your eyes to turn yellow, skin to change hue and be associated with significant itching. See your primary care physician to get some preliminary test and exams to assess the reason behind your skin condition. It may not be due to a liver cause. Regards Dr M ...Read more

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What can be used for pregnant woman to strenghten liver as it was s big problem during first pregnancy and caused a too early birth?

What can be used for pregnant woman to strenghten liver as it was s big problem during first pregnancy and caused a too early birth?

Strenghten liver: If reason for liver weakaning was hepatitis make sure gets treated( if it was hepatitis b or c) have healthy diet. If it was, hellp sdr, preeclampsia, fatty liver of pregnancy, there isnt much that can be done, you are at higher risk with the second pregnancy. If it was cholestasis of pregnancy there are some meds outthere that can help release the symptoms, but not progression of disease.Hope it helps. ...Read more

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