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Swollen Abdomen Liver Cancer
Enlarged liver, enlarge pancrease, (pancrelipase) swollen nodes on MRI of abdomen, abdominal pain?
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Not usually: Liver cancer is usually not painful. The condition that leads to liver cancer (chronic hepatitis/cirrhosis) can cause vague pain in the right upper quadrant of the belly. Most liver cancer is picked up in asymptomatic patients by lab tests or by scans. Occasionally a patient will have painless yellowing of the skin due to liver cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Endoscopy EUS showed several enlarged lymph nodes between pancreas and liver. Pancreas has inflammation and scar tissue. What could cause lymph nodes?
I have stage4 cirrhosis would that cause several swollen portal lymph nodes in pancreas and spleen
Cancer with unknown primary tumor. Enlarged lymphnodes under armpits. Tumor find in breastbone. Ok ct Scan of lungs, abdomen, breast. Lymphoma?
Need biopsy done: A biopsy of one of the axillary lymph nodes may provide some guidance about the primary source of this tumor. It could be breast Cancer which sometimes would not show on a Mammogram(it is called an Occult Primary). Without obtaining tissue for microscopic exam it is difficult to proceed further. Ask his oncologist to provide you some answers and an understanding of this problem. ...Read more
Cure varies: Beyond the obvious differences in organ and cell type as well as the various treatment approaches, the most important patient difference is really the chance at cure. Early stage prostate and renal cell (kidney) cancers can be very curable. Even really early stage pancreatic cancers can be quite deadly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
Ct scan showed enlarged lymph nodes in neck and between liver and pancreas. I'm nauseous, fatigue, abdominal swelling & pain. What is causing this?
Erythema nodossum, granulomas in lung, liver, spleen. Now chest pain, sternum pain, liver enlarged -fatigue & flushed cheeks often. What could this b
Pain in right RLQ, swollen lymph nodes abdomen wall via CT, appendix not visible. No Gallbladder, no ovarian cysts. Hematuria, labs ok. Disdended abd?
May still be apendix: Pain in RLQ concerning for appendicitis, ectopic pregnancy & ovarian torsion. A simple pregnancy test rules out ectopic. CT us usually the tool for appendicitis. Did they use oral and IC contrast? (Oral is chalky stuff you drink, IV makes you feel hot all over). If contrast given, appendicitis less likely.. Lymph nodes likely "mesenteric adenitis", which is OK. if worsens, go back to doc ...Read more
My aunt is alcoholic CT showed Atypical Hepatoma hypodense lesion in lobe 4 of liver abutting gall bladder splenomegaly varices & portal HTN. Rx?
Have enlarged spleen&liver;low liver enzymes;hypocholesterolemia;pain in left shoulder front&back;extreme fatigue.Could liver disease cause this?
Serious: You should see your doctor asap. You are describing something serious, liver is mafunctioning secondary to something else. Pain in the shoulder is radiating there from something in the abdomen. Any weight loss, night sweats? You need an abdominal ct and blood tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does fatty liver disease cause constant pain and discomfort? Alt=84. Us of liver shows excess fat in liver. Worried.
Fatty liver painless: Fatty liver does not cause pain & discomfort classically. Did they do hepatitis panel & alphafetoprotein ? You must see a liver specialist- gastroenterologist. In the meantime lose weight. Avoid fructose,sucrose,trans fatty acids & brominated vegetable oils. Choose foods rich in lysine- Google for details or drhoffman.com Other supplements are omega3 fish oil capsules, Beet root,Vitamin B complex ...Read more
Pancreatic cancer. Whipple. Chemo 7 months. Tumors in pancreas and liver. Recent blood clot. Pain. New intestinal blockage. Is my body shutting down?
Difficult disease: Some blockages are due to scar tissue inside the abdomen (called adhesions), and other blockages are due to cancer growth. A CT scan may be able to tell the difference between the 2. If the blockage is cancer-related, then it may be time to think about a different chemotherapy regimen. But if it's just adhensions, then sometimes an operation helps. Talk to your doctor to investigate further ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pelvic pain bk pain and swelling abdomem shows liver hemangioma a fibroid and gallstones in the gall bladder severe abmormal smear , could it be cancer?
Muliple retroperitoneal nodes, Intermediate Uveitis,Petechiae, liver upper limits,left leg swelling, nodes in neck less 1cm, Lower back pain.Thoughts
Sarcoid vs lymphoma: Retroperitnoeal lymph nodes and uveitis remind me of sarcoidosis we should also think of lymphoma which could have infiltrated the bone marrow and caused petechiae due to low platelets i advise you to check with your physician to start looking for the cause and stop guessing ...Read more
I've read enlarged spleen from fatty liver only occurs after extensive liver damage.Can a "mildly fatty liver" cause a painful enlarged spleen?
Doctor suspects pancreatitis elevated bilirubin swollen bile ducts on liver gall bladder removed in 2009 pain unbearable. What can I do?
With liver enzymes over 400, now pain in my liver area. Ct and MRI showed enlarged nodes around the bile ducts. I had a 101 fever, nasua and vomiting
Hepatobiliary diseas: Without knowing more of the history and result of tests impossible to speculate on the cause. On the other hand, sounds like infection in the biliary tract and possibly the liver. ...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
An enlarging abdomen over what is normal for you, can develop over a period of hours to weeks. This excludes obesity, common causes are gas in the intestine, fluid in the abdomen, pregnancy, and rarely cancer. A CAT scan or ultrasound will show what is going on. Would be helpful to know if there are other symptoms, such as pain, ...Read more
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