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Doctor insights on: Spots On Liver Diagnosis

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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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20 week scan showed up baby has 3 dark spots on his liver should I be worried?

20 week scan showed up baby has 3 dark spots on his liver should I be worried?

Impossible: To say..."dark spots" is not very specific. Normal blood vessels show up as black and look circular in cross section, so it may be nothing. However, talk to your doc about the results. ...Read more

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What are liver spots?

What are liver spots?

Skin pigmentation: "liver spots' also called age spots are solar lentigenes, i.E, uv induced skin pigmentation. These are harmless, other than being a cosmetic issue. The spots are not due to liver disease. For more information consult the following website:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/age-spots/ds00912. ...Read more

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Do blacks get liver spots?

Do blacks get liver spots?

Blacks and lentigos: Skin discoloration in african americans can be the result of overexposure to the sun, healing blemishes or healed injury to the skin. This discoloration is brought about when excessive amounts of skin pigmentation, called melanin, is distributed to the affected area. Thus, african americans can get liver spots. ...Read more

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Does sun make liver spots worse?

Does sun make liver spots worse?

Sun Protection: Sun exposure increases the size, number, darkness, and distribution of solar lentigines (liver spots) in predisposed individuals. Therefore, sun avoidance and the routine use of sun protective clothing and sunscreens are the best preventative measures. ...Read more

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Do people with freckles get more liver spots?

Do people with freckles get more liver spots?

Freckles: Genetics are one of the most common causes of freckles. Some people are born with a certain gene that causes freckles. These people will generally notice the skin spots during their childhood or teenage years. Most people with this gene have fair complexions and a reddish hair color. When the cause of freckles is genetic, they cannot be prevented. You will get more liver spots, avoid sun. ...Read more

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What's the best way to remove liver spots/brown?

What's the best way to remove liver spots/brown?

Sun Protection: Liver spots are not actually a result of liver function or disease, but are flat, brown-black spots on the skin in sun exposed areas of the body (hands, arms, chest, back, shoulders, and face). For cosmetic reasons, they may be lightened with topical skin-bleaching products or removed with lasers or liquid nitrogen. The best prevention is with sun avoidance and routine use of sunscreens. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Liver spots?

What is the definition or description of: Liver spots?

Liver spots: Liver spots = age spots = solar lentigines, = flat, brown, gray or black lesions that occur where skin is exposed to sun. ...Read more

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Good day. .. what do I do cure the liver spots on my body?

Good day. .. what do I do cure the liver spots on my body?

Liver spots: These can be treated by bleaching creams and a number of different lasers. See a good dermatologist and begin a treatment regimine ...Read more

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What is the cream used for liver spots?

What is the cream used for liver spots?

Most bleach creams..: ...Have hydroquinone as the active ingredient. Remember, though, that it is also important to apply a good broad-spectrum sunscreen lotion every day, or the liver spots will come right back. ...Read more

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I was wondering are spots on liver ultrasound cancer?

I was wondering are spots on liver ultrasound cancer?

Spots?: Need to see the scan to know what you are seeing. "spots" just doesn't supply enough information for a reasonable answer. You could have seen blood vessels, cysts, or anything. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause faint "liver spots"?

Sun exposed skin: Liver spots are flat usually brown spots that appear on the skin in areas of the body that are exposed to the sun. They have nothing to do with the liver or liver function. ...Read more

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What can spots liver mean on ultrasound?

What can spots liver mean on ultrasound?

Depends: Spots in the liver detected by ultrasound are usually further characterized as anechoic, hyper-echoic, calcific, fluid filled or solid. These additional descriptive terms can help better identify the 'spots'...These areas could be cycts, benign growths, malignant growths, scars, nemangiomas or abcesses as some possibilities. Sometimes additional tests are need to figure this out. ...Read more

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Are there long-term effects of liver spots?

Are there long-term effects of liver spots?

Liver Spots: Liver spots are changes in skin color that occur in older skin. The increased color may be due to aging, exposure to the sun or other forms of ultraviolet light, or other unknown causes.
Liver spots are very common after age 40. They occur most often on areas that have the greatest sun exposure: back of hands, face, forearms, forehead, shoulders. ...Read more

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Sudden outbreak of liver spots, what's wrong?

Sudden outbreak of liver spots, what's wrong?

Lay term: That is not a medical term and it is not possible to know what you are referring to or where they are. For healthy skin in general drink plenty of water, avoid the sun, avoid alcohol, get sleep, and avoid stress. ...Read more

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What could cause spots on both pancreas and liver?

What could cause spots on both pancreas and liver?

Cancer, infection: By "spots" I assume you mean lesions were seen on an imaging study like an ultrasound or ct scan. Cancer is a possibility. Infections can sometimes present like this too. You need yo speak to whichever doctor ordered the test. ...Read more

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Is it bad luck or bad genes that made me develop liver spots?

Is it bad luck or bad genes that made me develop liver spots?

Neither: Liver spots are no big deal. They are caused primarily by prolonged sun exposure. I suppose you could make a case for "bad genes", since fair-skinned people are more prone to get them. But there is nothing "bad" about them; they are a mark of maturity. ...Read more

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Brown spots on the skin? What does liver have to do with them?

Brown spots on the skin? What does liver have to do with them?

Liver spots: Liver spots have nothing to do with the liver. The increased color may be due to aging, exposure to the sun or other forms of ultraviolet light, or other unknown causes.
Liver spots are very common after age 40. They occur most often on areas that have had the greatest sun exposure, such as the:backs of the hands, face, forearms, forehead, shoulders. ...Read more

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Dark spots on liver were found during ultrasound. What does this mean?

Need to see image: Can't really give a definite answer without seeing the study. A round, solid black spot could be a cyst. You also might have seen blood vessels in cross section. Could be any number of things. What did the report say? You should just ask your doctor. ...Read more