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Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more


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What body organ is on left side under rib cage?

See below: Spleen, stomach , bowel, pancreas , rib are a few organs of concern . A thorough history and physical examination of your condition by a medical physician would be helpful good luck thank you. ...Read more

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Which part of our body organ or cell wont be infected by tuberculosis?

TB: It is doubtful that you can find a single organ system in which tuberculosis has not been described. This disease spreads early to all parts of the body to which there is blood supply and can recur in those areas if the immune system allows escape of the tubercle bacilli from the granulomas formed around them. ...Read more

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My wife had a C-section 1.5 months back. Her tummy is not going inside and she can feel some body organ near her naval. Is it critical?

My wife had a C-section 1.5 months back. Her tummy is not going inside and she can feel some body organ near her naval. Is it critical?

Incisional hernia: The description suggests a possible incisional hernia which can occur whenever one has had an abdominal incision. It would be best to ask the surgeon for an examination to determine the exact cause. In addition, were a hernia to become incarcerated (caught) with an inability to push the abdominal contents back in, that could represent an emergency. ...Read more

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Hepatitis affects what organ of the body?

The liver: Hepatitis simply means inflammation of the liver. Many things can cause hepatitis, autoimmune disease, toxins including alcohol, fat, viruses (hepatitis a, b, c, d, e, g and other viruses), trauma including shock and lack of oxygen. In addition, some diseases of the bile duct can secondarily cause hepatitis since bile backup can injure the liver. ...Read more

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If I have contracted hepatitis b, is it still possible for me to be an organ donor?

If I have contracted hepatitis b, is it still possible for me to be an organ donor?

Yes: If you are HBV positive you can donate organs. They are then reserved to be transplanted into indivduals who are also hbv(+). Livers from patients with HBV are routinely biopsied prior to being accepted for transplant. For living donation the answer is a bit more difficult. Most likely no for a partial liver donation and possibly pending a converstion with surgeons and both patients for kidneys. ...Read more

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