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Doctor insights on: Urine Odor Liver Failure

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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 diseases or conditions can cause liver failure, high blood sugar, and sugar in the urine i know someone that is in the hospital on life support and nobody can figure out what is going on. She has kidney failing, and is getting no oxegen because her f

What diseases or conditions can cause liver failure, high blood sugar, and sugar in the urine i know someone that is in the hospital on life support and nobody can figure out what is going on. She has kidney failing, and is getting no oxegen because her f

Diabetes : Diabetes can cause high blood sugar (glucose) and glucose in the urine. Also infections can raise the glucose level. Kidney failure can be a result of damage to the kidneys from poorly controlled or undiagnosed diabetes. She likely has a viral illness which exacerbated her diabetes and ultimately put her in kidney failure.
I hope she recovers.
Take care. ...Read more

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My liver enzymes atl is 1600 stl 625 strong urine smell does this mean im in trouble?

My liver enzymes atl is 1600 stl 625 strong urine smell does this mean im in trouble?

Liver tests: Why are your liver tests elevated. Are they rising or improving? Is your bilirubin elevated. Fevers? These are important factors. ...Read more

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Wife has strange urine smell to her and she thinks her liver swells throughout the day. She is always hungry and fatiqued.

Needs urinalysis: First UTI needs to be ruled out. Also requires to see her primary care health provider for a complete evaluation including medical history, physical examination & likely some blood tests. Possibly something to do with her liver, more likely something else like gall bladder, right kidney or intestinal problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does the body odor from my alcoholic husband mean liver failure?

Does the body odor from my alcoholic husband mean liver failure?

Possibly: Liver failure can cause foul breath odor called fetor hepaticus but it is a late sign of liver failure. His main problem is his alcoholism and that needs to be addressed. A doctor can perform certain tests to estimate the health of his liver also. ...Read more

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How does one get rid of the ammonia smell from liver failure.

How does one get rid of the ammonia smell from liver failure.

Lactulose?: Unfortunately ammonia accumulates in the blood if the liver fails. Lactulose is often prescribed by your doctor to reduce ammonia in the blood. ...Read more

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How are you tested for liver failure?

How are you  tested for liver failure?

Test: Blood tests, us, ct scan, liver biopsy, examination, GI referral. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have liver failure?

What does it mean if I have liver failure?

Liver failure: It means you could have hepatitis b/c, alcoholic cirrhosis , fatty liver, or autoimmune (your body produces antibody against your liver). It means you could bleed spontaneously. It means you may needs a liver transplant. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have acute liver failure?

How to tell if I have acute liver failure?

See a doctor: "acute" liver failure can be very serious and due to a number of causes, with the most common cause in the U.S. Due to overdose of tylenol (acetaminophen). I would seek medical attention immediately if you overdosed on tylenol (acetaminophen). If you notice any jaundice (or yellow eyes) confusion and easy bruising, that is concerning. See a liver specialist or your pcp so simple blood tests can be checked. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die suddenly from liver failure?

Is it possible to die suddenly from liver failure?

Rapid death possible: Patients with chronic liver failure live a precarious life - they can have a single medical event and be dead within hours or days. A common cause of death is gastrointestinal bleeding - once this bleeding starts, there is a high chance of bleeding related death. Any other illness including infection, kidney dysfunction, lung dysfunction, or injury can precipitate a downward spiral to death. ...Read more

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What happens when someone is dying of liver failure?

What happens when someone is dying of liver failure?

Signs and symptoms: End-stage liver disease patients often have jaundice (yellowing of the skin), ascites (fluids in the abdomen), bleeding (from varicies -- dilated blood vessels in esophagus), confusion, lethargy, and pruritus (itching). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: liver failure?

Acute and chronic: Liver failure occurs acutely (rapid) or chronically (slow onset). Any liver failure is characterized by failure of the liver to perform its functions vital for life. Liver has many functions: cleaning the body of toxins, processing food, producing proteins and blood clotting factors, modulating blood glucose. Failure can be seen: bleeding, fluid accumulation, yellow skin, no energy, confusion. ...Read more

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Need symptoms of liver failure and i need too the symptoms for liver shutting down?

Both the same: Increased confusion, swelling of the body, bleeding/bruising, weight loss. Very serious things! ...Read more

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Is liver failure a death sentence?

Depends: On cause and severity. Find a doc who understands the role of nutrients. ...Read more

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Is high bilirubin a sign of liver failure?

Is high bilirubin  a sign of liver failure?

Not necessarily: How high is the bilirubin and what type is it? High bilirubin can be due to bile duct obstruction, genetic causes, and also liver injury. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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My gamma GT was 331 is that near liver failure?

My gamma GT was 331 is that near liver failure?

Depends: Your liver is a critically important organ for long term health. Protect it. Okay to check in with your doc about tests to evaluate for gallstones and other correctable problems. Alcohol is toxic to the liver. If you are addicted to alcohol, get treatment. Be well. ...Read more

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Which is worse -- hepatotoxicity vs liver failure?

Semantics: Hepatotoxicity is exposure of the liver to something that makes it sick. This may be acute, subacute, or chronic. Liver failure, similarly may be acute, chronic and compensated, or chronic and decompensated. A failing liver implies significant loss of liver function. Both scenarios should be avoided. In either case, stay away from alcohol, and ask your doctor for lifestyle, diet, rx advice. ...Read more

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Could liver failure lead to ards?

Possibly: Liver failure may cause ARDS but many other things must be known to determine if this is the case or not. Fluid overload can present like ARDS but is not ards. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis a cause liver failure?

Can hepatitis a cause liver failure?

In some cases: Usually, hepatits a goes away on its own, completely resolving within 3-6 months. However, those with chronic liver disease, especially chronic hepatitis c, are prone to liver failure from hepatitis a. Age also plays a role- children are often asymptomatic while adults can vary from mild disease to liver failure. Death has occurred from hep a. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis b cause liver failure?

Yes: Chronic hepatitis b can cause the liver to develop severe scarring from the longstanding inflammation the virus causes. The scarring, commonly referred to as cirrhosis, can be progressive such that more and more liver function is lost to scarring. Eventually there are too few healthy liver cells to remove toxins from the body and liver failure happens, usually over a period of years. ...Read more

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Can paracetamol cause liver failure?

Can paracetamol cause liver failure?

Yes but: If taken more than the recommended dose.

Protection can be gotten from taking n acetyl cysteine along with the paracetamol. ...Read more

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Liver failure, can I drink coca cola?

Go ahead: If your liver is truly failing, i wouldn't begrudge you this unless the problem is diabetes and this will throw it off. What has your physician told you? ...Read more

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What treatments are for liver failure?

Mucomyst (acetylcysteine): Mucomyst (acetylcysteine) is an available treatment option for acute liver failure. But if not successful then liver transplant is necessary which most times will be an orthotopic. ...Read more

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Are liver failure and cirrhosis the same?

Are liver failure and cirrhosis the same?

Liver insufficiency: Cirrhosis is a chronic condition & means that there is fibrosis constricting the arteries. Veins and billiary ducts of the liver causing dysfunction. Cirrhosis is the end of the spectrum of hepatitis b or c and alcoholism. Cirrhosis may degenerate in cancer of the liver too. Liver failure may be caused acutely by toxicity from drugs, medications, venoms, lack of circulation to the liver, injuries. ...Read more

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Can liver failure be linked with memory loss?

Can liver failure be linked  with memory loss?

Liver disease: Liver failure can cause toxins to build up in the blood and can interfere with normal brain function including memory problems. The good news is that with therapy, brain function can improve. It is important for people with liver failure to be closely monitored by a doctor. ...Read more

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Will pneumonia cause kidney and liver failure?

It can: If it causes severe generalized infection (sepsis) and leads to multisystem organ failure from this. ...Read more

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What blood tests can show signs of liver failure?

What blood tests can show signs of liver failure?

See below: Serum levels of enzymes; AST, ALT, Alkaline phosphatase; bilirubin, albumin, Coagulation factors (INR), and blood ammonia are among the common tests that may be abnormal in liver failure. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Liver Failure (Definition)

A condition characterized by failure of the liver to perform its functions, which are vital for life. Liver has many functions: cleaning the body of toxins, processing food, producing proteins and blood clotting factors, modulating blood glucose. Failure can be seen: bleeding, fluid accumulation, yellow skin, no energy, confusion. Liver failure occurs acutely (rapid) ...Read more