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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

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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 exactly are liver lesions?

What exactly are liver lesions?

Masses: Liver lesion is another way to describe a mass in the liver. There are many different types of masses and they can be benign or malignant. Cyst can sometimes be referred to as lesions. Most of the time a mix of differnent types of x-ray tests and possibly a biopsy can figure out what it is. ...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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What exactly are liver cysts?

What exactly are liver cysts?

Benign findings: Liver cysts are just small empty pockets in the liver. They are common and not usually indicative of any disease or problem. ...Read more

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What are spots on baby kidneys?

What are spots on baby kidneys?

Kidney spots: Spots on baby kidneys may be cysts. An ultrasound is important ...Read more

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Can you explain what are these white spots on my tonsils?

Can you explain what are these white spots on my tonsils?

Probably tonsilliths: While you can get an exudate on your tonsils when there is an infection, more likely what you have are tonsilliths, or tonsil stones. There are the excretory product of the tonsils that form in the crypts ("pockets"). There are more common in younger people, and often will occur more after an inflammatory process, like a cold or upper respiratory infection. ...Read more

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What are those black spots on skin called?

What are those black spots on skin called?

See doctor: to have black spots evaluated to make sure they are not cancerous moles. ...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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What are freckles?

What are freckles?

Freckles: Freckles are flat, tanned circular spots that typically are the size of the head of a common nail. The spots are multiple and may develop randomly on the skin, especially after repeated exposure to sunlight. ...Read more

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My teeth are looking transperent, what causes this?

My teeth are looking transperent, what causes this?

Varies: If you are not whitening your teeth, the first thing to consider is wear. If the edge of the tooth is thin, it becomes more transparent. Best to check with your dentist to make sure the wear is not excessive or damaging in nature. ...Read more

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What are mongolian spots and where?

What are mongolian spots and where?

See below:: Mongolian spots are very common in any part of the body of dark-skinned babies. They are flat, gray-blue in color (almost looking like a bruise), and can be small or large. They are caused by some pigment that didn't make it to the top layer when baby's skin was being formed. They are harmless and usually fade away by school age. They are commonly located on trunk/extremities. ...Read more

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Small white bumps on penis what are they and what treatments are offered?

Small white bumps on penis what are they and what treatments are offered?

Penile lesion : It's hard to tell without examining you, it could be STD or an allergic reaction. Please see a provider for further investigation. ...Read more

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What are signs of fatty liver disease?

What are signs of fatty liver disease?

Abnormal LFTs: there's NAFLD (nonalcoholic fatty liver disease) which is just fat in the liver, and more of it than usual - and NASH (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis) which is when that fat gets inflamed. the latter if not controlled, can lead to cirrhosis over time. Signs are typically elevated ALT (more so than AST) and increased echogenicity on ultrasounds. often associated with 'metabolic syndrome'. ...Read more

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What are hemangiomas?

What are hemangiomas?

Collection ofvessels: A complex collection of blood vessels that usually are benign, and usually have a bening history. ...Read more

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What exactly are tiny red birthmarks?

What exactly are tiny red birthmarks?

Tiny hemangiomas: I think you are probably asking about something that is often referred to as a hemangioma of infancy. These are benign collections of blood vessels cells that usually disappear on their own. They typically appear during the first weeks of life and resolve by age 10. ...Read more

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What are small red spots on legs that are not itchy?

What are small red spots on legs that are not itchy?

Rash: Rashes are impossible to diagnosis without looking at them. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What are cysts on the liver?

What are cysts on the liver?

Liver cysts: Liver cysts are usually benign and about 15% of the population will be found to have a cyst on exam. A cystic structure on exam can be a hematoma, abscess or parasite, ovwever these are usually asociated with other symptoms. If you have a cyst with no symptoms probably a reasonable thing to do is get an ultrasound and see if its size changes or time. ...Read more

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What are birthmarks and what causes them?

What are birthmarks and what causes them?

They are...: ...Any mark or discoloration anywhere on the skin, head to toe. They can be made of blood vessels, the pigment forming cells in skin, or other types f cells. Most are harmless, some are cosmetically disfiguring, a few reflect an underlying problem. Your doctor can tell the difference. ...Read more

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Liver Spots (Definition)

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