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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Polycystic Liver Disease

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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I have polycystic kidney, liver disease my right lobe is not functional will I need transplant soon?

I have polycystic kidney, liver disease my right lobe is not functional will I need transplant soon?

When to get checked: Poly cystic kidney disease can lead to renal transplant. A period of time on dialysis usually occurs before the transplant. Okay to ask your renal doc or your regular doc for a referral to a transplant coordinator to see if you should start the process of getting onto a transplant list. ...Read more

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I ve few liver cysts, do I need a repeat ultra sound or repeat CT scan? in order to establish if its polycystic liver disease or something eles?thanks

I ve few liver cysts, do I need a repeat ultra sound or repeat CT scan? in order to establish if its polycystic liver disease or something eles?thanks

Liver cysts: No further studies needed now. Liver cysts are quite common and usually benign. To be sure I would get a liver function panel. If normal I would get one more liver ultrasound 6months to a year later and if there is no change, no further assessment is necessary. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of liver disease ?

What are some symptoms of liver disease ?

Lots of choices: In esld (end-stage liver disease), much of liver has been replaced by scarring & may not repair itself. Has higher risk of liver cancer. If compensated, asymptomatic; get symptoms if progressive disease +/- alcohol. In acute liver disease however, common complaints include: jaundice (yellow eyes, skin; dark urine, light stool), itching, liver enlargement & RUQ pain, ascites, fluid build-up, more. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of liver disease?

What are some of the symptoms of liver disease?

Varied: In mild cases, the only symptoms may just be mild fatigue. More severe cases can result in jaundice (yellowing of the skin), ascites (fluid accumulation in the abdomen and legs) and encephalopathy (mental status changes). ...Read more

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I am curious to know all symptoms of liver disease?

I am curious to know all symptoms of liver disease?

Variable: In esld (end-stage liver disease), much of liver has been replaced by scarring & may not repair itself. Has higher risk of liver cancer. If compensated, asymptomatic; get symptoms if progressive disease +/- alcohol. In acute liver disease however, common complaints include: jaundice (yellow eyes, skin; dark urine, light stool), itching, liver enlargement & RUQ pain, ascites, fluid build-up, more. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are all the symptoms of liver disease ?

Could you tell me what are all the symptoms of liver disease ?

Can't name them all: Here, but right upper abdominal pain, nausea, weight loss, jaundice, aversion to cigarette smoke, easy bruising. Signs of liver failure are abdominal fluid collection, GI bleeding, neurologic signs, palmar erythema, spider like red rash. Liver damage is serious problem, because you can't live without this organ. ...Read more

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Symptoms of liver disease in girls?

Symptoms of liver disease in girls?

Same as in boys: In esld (end-stage liver disease), much of liver has been replaced by scarring & may not repair itself. Has higher risk of liver cancer. If compensated, asymptomatic; get symptoms if progressive disease +/- alcohol. In acute liver disease however, common complaints include: jaundice (yellow eyes, skin; dark urine, light stool), itching, liver enlargement & RUQ pain, ascites, fluid build-up, more. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chronic liver disease?

What are the symptoms of chronic liver disease?

Maybe none: In esld (end-stage liver disease), much of liver has been replaced by scarring & may not repair itself. Some esld causes: viral infection (b, c, CMV are common), familial (hemochromatosis, wilson's, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, others), toxic/environmental/occupational, alcohol related. Has higher risk of liver cancer. If compensated, asymptomatic; get symptoms if progressive disease +/- alcohol. ...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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What is the symptoms of infectious liver disease?

What is the symptoms of infectious liver disease?

Hep A,B,C, CMV, EBV: In esld (end-stage liver disease), much of liver has been replaced by scarring & may not repair itself. Has higher risk of liver cancer. If compensated, asymptomatic; get symptoms if progressive disease +/- alcohol. In acute liver disease however, common complaints include: jaundice (yellow eyes, skin; dark urine, light stool), itching, liver enlargement & RUQ pain, ascites, fluid build-up, more. ...Read more

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So what are the early symptoms of metastatic liver disease?

Usually nothing: Commonly without symptoms. May cause jaundice or changes in liver tests. Pain rare. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of chronic liver disease?

What are the most common symptoms of chronic liver disease?

Usually nothing, but: The liver can handle a lot of abuse before you start seeing symptoms. This can take years of abuse sometimes. When the liver becomes so scarred that you develop something called "cirrhosis", or end stage liver disease, then many things will start happening, including jaundice (yellow skin/eyes), bleeding from your GI tract, confusion, fluid buildup in the abdomen and other things. ...Read more

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For 55+ female, what are the typical physical symptoms of early/mid stage liver diseases ?

For 55+ female, what are the typical physical symptoms of early/mid stage liver diseases ?

May be none: Early liver disease most often has no obvious symptoms and is usually more of a laboratory test finding. Symptoms of fatigue, itching, jaundice, dark urine, light colored stools, certain skin vessel findings, fluid build up, confusion after eating much protein, gastrointestinal bleeding are some symptoms of late stage liver damage. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of liver disease iin pregnancy?

Depends: There are some liver diseases that are related to pregnancy (common). On the other hand, someone may have pre-existing liver disease. Symptoms of pregnancy related liver disease vary from no symptom (only blood work will show abnormal liver tests) to itching, nausea/vomiting, belly pain, leg swelling, high blood pressure and signs of liver failure etc. ...Read more

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Symptoms of liver disease?

Symptoms of liver disease?

Multiple symptoms: Liver disease has a multitude of symptoms. In the early phases it can be nonspecific like tiredness, lack of appetite ; energy, distaste for cigarettes, yellowish discolouration of eyes ; urine. With increasing loss of liver function, 1) fluid retention (belly/ankle swelling, 2) mental changes(confusion), 3) bleeding from the mouth or rectum, on in the skin. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of liver disease?

What are common symptoms of liver disease?

Nothing to a lot: Acute liver disease: no symptoms or: flu-like sx, fatigue, nausea, distaste for cigarettes and meat, dark urine, light stool, jaundice, joint aches, loss of appetite, mental change weight loss, and others. Chronic: no symptoms, the above, also abdominal swelling, lose libido, lose pubic hair, red palms, tremor, jaundice, weight loss, blood vessel changes on skin, mental changes, men get breasts. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms of the end stage of liver disease?

Please explain what are some symptoms of the end stage of liver disease?

End stage liver: Some of the symptoms include: 1. Uncontrolled as cite (fluids in the abdomen) 2. Confusion (hepatic encephalopathy) 3. Kidney failure 4. Bleeding those are the most common ones. ...Read more

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Similar symptoms and symptoms of related diseases of liver disease (including Liver disease) Can you list them for me??? Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!

Similar symptoms and symptoms of related diseases of liver disease (including Liver disease) Can you list them for me??? Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can you be more: Specific as to what you are looking for? Liver diseases are an entire medical specialty. What you are asking would fill a textbook. ...Read more

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Can liver disease symptoms go away if you quit alcohol?

Yes and no: If liver disease is caused by alcohol and damage is still reversible, yes. Sometimes, if cirrhosis is severe enough, nothing will reverse it, and only treatment is transplant. If liver disease is caused by viral hepatitis, fatty liver, or any other cause, probably not. ...Read more

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Dr. Anne Larson
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Liver Diseases (Definition)

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