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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

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Why do old people get bigger liver spots and young people just have freckles?

Why do old people get bigger liver spots and young people just have freckles?

Large liver spots: On areas of the skin that have years of frequent and prolonged sun exposure, age spots appear when melanin becomes "clumped" or is produced in particularly high concentrations. In addition to sun exposure, simply becoming older can cause the extra production of melanin. Thus, the aging process and repeated sun exposure over the years increases the size of the liver spot. ...Read more

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What can be done for a 6.1 cm liver metastases? Plus other 3 spots under 1 cm

What can be done for a 6.1 cm liver metastases? Plus other 3 spots under 1 cm

Resect if possible: Liver metastases are an unfortunate consequence of some cancers. Sometimes they are can be removed with surgery if the patient can tolerate it.
Many times surgery is not possible, so patients need to take chemotherapy. Chemotherapy would be chosen depending on the original cancer.
Combinations of surgical removal and chemotherapy have led to long prognosis in colorectal cancer, for example. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there is any connection between liver spots and liver disease?

None: The brown spots on older folks' hands simply remind the superstitious of the human liver. ...Read more

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White spots on my liver ultra sound?

White spots on my liver ultra sound?

Hard to say: Usually they are hemangiomas which are benign but without seeing the picture, I can't say for sure. Check the report and see if they made any recommendations. ...Read more

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I had an ultra sound for cysts on my ovary and they found 5 spots on my liver what could that be?

Hemangiomas: A little more detail on the spots found on the liver can narrow down the possibilities.
A collection of blood vessels (hemangiomas) can sometimes be identified on ultrasound.
Alternatives include fluid filled cysts such as liver cysts, parasitic infections (echinoccocus infections) etc.
Talk to your physician for appropriate evaluation. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of liver spots?

Benign: "liver spot" is the antiquated name for solar lentigo, which develop with age and exposure to ultraviolet light. Despite being a benign condition, some patients consider them unsightly and have them removed with liquid nitrogen cryotherapy or lasers that target melanin. The name "liver spot" developed because the blemishes were once thought to indicate underlying liver disease. ...Read more

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What could cause dark spots on the liver during a cat scan?

What could cause dark spots on the liver during a cat scan?

Tissue density: Basically speaking, the darker the area the lower the density. Air would be the darkest, water less and bone the lightest. In a non contrast CT, bile filled areas such as the ducts gall bladder or cysts may be the darkest. This will change if an IV contrast is added during the examination. There are always variations to this based on different pathologies ...Read more

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Ugly liver sun spots. Please tell me how to get rid of spots fast?

Ugly liver sun spots. Please tell me how to get rid of spots fast?

See dermatologist: Dermatologist can likely laser them. Need to avoid sun exposure to prevent ongoing skin problems in the future, including crow's feet, wrinkling, cancer, and melanoma. ...Read more

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How can I treat liver spots on my 11yr old neck spreading to is back?

Tinea versicolor?: If your 11 year old is healthy, I doubt these are liver spots. It sounds more like either pityriasis rosea, a rash of unclear cause, or tinea versicolor, a common fungal rash. Your child's medical provider can differentiate them. Treatment depends on which rash it is. So I suggest an appointment. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of my liver spots that are getting more noticeable?

Liver spots: Age spot treatments include: topical prescription medication like hydroquinone used alone or with tretinoin, laser therapy, cryotherapy, dermabrasion, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion. Sun protection with an SPF of 50 is required to keep the pigment from returning. ...Read more

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The doctor told me they found three spots on my liver. Should I be concerned?

I am concerned.: You haven't shared more of your medical history here, but I think this is worth a call to your doctor's office. What does your doctor think the spots are, and what kind of follow-up care is he/she advising? They may recommend doing a follow-up ultrasound, for example, to see that the spots haven't changed. They also may recommend blood tests to assess your liver function. Don't be afraid to ask! ...Read more

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The white spots on the skin are caused by sun exposure or has any connection with the liver or nervous?

The white spots on the skin are caused by sun exposure or has any connection with the liver or nervous?

White spots on skin: White or pale circles or circle like patches on the skin is most likely to be a fungal infection. If it is wide spread you may need oral medication for this. ...Read more

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Does a few yellowish white spots on the back of 57+ yr Indian female indicate any liver or kidney issue?

Does a few yellowish white spots on the back of 57+ yr Indian female indicate any liver or kidney issue?

Jaundice: If there is any abnormal pigment from liver disease it would be jaundice and would discolor the whites of the eyes and make the urine brownish and stools clay colored. Kidney disease does not cause yellow jaundice. If you have further concerns, see your physician. ...Read more

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Do liver spots on my face mean that my liver is not working promptly? If so, what functions of liver are not working promptly?

Do liver spots on my face mean that my liver is not working promptly? If so, what functions of liver are not working promptly?

VisualDX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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Post resected right liver lobe, 2 clean scans, new left lobe 6 spots 1.3cm rest much smaller, portacaval 2.2x3.2 enlarged. Everything else normal?

Post resected right liver lobe, 2 clean scans, new left lobe 6 spots 1.3cm rest much smaller, portacaval 2.2x3.2 enlarged. Everything else normal?

Talk to Dr.: Who ordered the tests. The best person to speak to is the Doctor who knows your clinical picture. That doctor knows your case; medical conditions, medications, surgeries, family history etc. That Dr and can talk to the radiologists, surgeons, Hepatologist and other consultants to give you the best answer regarding the results of your scan. ...Read more

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What are these spots under my boobs that look like a cluster of liver spots. They dint itch and don't have a texture. Just in this area. What and why?

What are these spots under my boobs that look like a cluster of liver spots. They dint itch and don't have a texture. Just in this area. What and why?

Tinea versicolor: It's impossible to be sure from a written description, but it sounds like you might have tinea versicolor. This is a fungal skin infection, and can be treated. To be sure, i'd recommend you see a doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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1999 diagnosed MRI w/ spots on liver 1cyst 1hemangioma& possible other one as well I have u/s yearly one is saying anechoic w/ septation is that bad?

1999 diagnosed MRI w/ spots on liver 1cyst 1hemangioma& possible other one as well I have u/s yearly one is saying anechoic w/ septation is that bad?

Unclear; need biopsy: 1st advice: base treatment on SYMPTOMS since we not sure what these "spots" represent (they could be benign). Anechoic means no echoes - consistent with a fluid-filled cyst. A septation is a thin membrane within the cyst - not sure what that could be; only way to know is a biopsy, but if you're not having symptoms (pain, jaundice, weight loss), it may be best to avoid surgery. Use HealthTap Prime. ...Read more

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My mother has liver spots. Should I be worried for what this means?

Lentigos or seb k's: There are two common skin spots that are often called liver spots, although neither is related to liver disease. The lentigo is like a dark freckle and can vary a lot in size and shape. They can respond to cryotherapy or bleaching. Seborrheic keratoses can look similar but are more varied in color and are usually raised. They often look warty. Cryotherapy may clear these, bleaching doesn't help. ...Read more