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Doctor insights on: What Causes Hand Flapping With Fibrosis Of The Liver

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Can liver fibrosis due to drinking be reversed?also does acute liver failure cause long term damage over time as it heals?biopsy revealed fibrosis.

Can liver fibrosis due to drinking be reversed?also does acute liver failure cause long term damage over time as it heals?biopsy revealed fibrosis.

Not likely : Fibrosis of the liver is staged as 1-4. Stage 4 is cirrhosis. The problem with fibrosis is that it represents scar tissue formed within your liver due to repetitive damage to the hepatocytes (liver cells). Fibrosis may not be diagnosed after several years of repetitive acute damage. Review your pathology report and see what stage of fibrosis you are: early (1-2) or late (3-4). ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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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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Is hand flapping in 6 month old any cause of concern?

Is hand flapping in 6 month old any cause of concern?

It depends: on the rest of the picture. In an otherwise healthy infant with normal development and muscle tone, hand flapping is likely a transient expression of excitement. Abnormal hand movements that persist for months, worse, occur during sleep or are associated with other developmental problems is always a cause for concern until proven otherwise. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hand flapping?

What is the definition or description of: Hand flapping?

Hand flapping: Movement involving flapping one or both hands. It is a stimming behavior. Although often associated with autism - this behavior can also occur with people who don't have autism. ...Read more

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Is this normal for trisomy 21. Hand flapping?

Is this normal for trisomy 21. Hand flapping?

Yes: Hand flapping can occur with a variey of conditions, including trisomy 21 and many forms of intellectual disability. It typically occurs as "overflow, " when the child is excited or frustrated. It is not dangerous, per se; if it occurs so persistently that it interferes with more desirable activities, antipsychotics sometimes are used to diminish the frequency; behavioral approaches may work too. ...Read more

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Do people with ADHD have hand flapping?

Do people with ADHD have  hand flapping?

No: Hand flapping is not an expected behavior in children with adhd. When excited, they may briefly jump up and down and possibly flap their hands, but extended hand flapping is suggestinve of some other condition, among them, autism spectrum disorder and stereotypic movement disorder. Persistent hand flapping is not an expected normal behavior at any age. ...Read more

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Can liver problems cause pulmonary fibrosis?

Can liver problems cause pulmonary fibrosis?

No: Cirrhosis is associated with two other lung disorders which can cause similar symptoms to pulmonary fibrosis. These are called hepatopulmonary syndrome and portopulmonary hypertension. These only occur if cirrhosis is present. If it goes on long enough without treatment, portopulmonary hypertension can cause permanent injury to the lung. ...Read more

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Hand flapping and crossing eyes. Part of trisomy?

Hand flapping and crossing eyes. Part of trisomy?

Not necessarily.: Trisomies are generally severe genetic syndromes comprising many effects from the nervous and psychiatric sphere. What you describe may be seen in trisomy 18, but is not sensitive nor specific for trisomies. ...Read more

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Do people with ADHD have the symptom of hand flapping?

Do people with ADHD have the symptom of hand flapping?

No: Hand flapping is not an expected behavior in children with adhd. When excited, they may briefly jump up and down and possibly flap their hands, but extended hand flapping is suggestinve of some other condition, among them, autism spectrum disorder and stereotypic movement disorder. Persistent hand flapping is not an expected normal behavior at any age. ...Read more

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My almost 4 yr old son does strange spasms and noises when excited. Grunting - hand flapping - tensing up and all of a sudden shouting/grunting. Why?

My almost 4 yr old son does strange spasms and noises when excited. Grunting - hand flapping - tensing up and all of a sudden shouting/grunting. Why?

Hard to say?: This could be normal behavior, would be helpful to see a video and understand the context of the rest of his developmental history. Does he have speech delay? Is he smiling? What is his face doing? Do you have other concerns about his development? Was his birth history uneventful? Is there a family history of delay, autism, or seizure disorder? See a pediatrician for advice! ...Read more

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Is it possible that consensual agressive sex could cause an injury to the liver resulting in fibrosis?

Is it possible that consensual agressive sex could cause an injury to the liver resulting in fibrosis?

No it is not: No it is not possible to cause injury to liver causing fibrosis by having aggressive sex. ...Read more

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Is hand flapping normal?

No: It is not normal. May be neurotic or OCD mannerism, but may be organic. ...Read more

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Autism and hand flapping?

Autism and hand flapping?

Self-stim: "hand-flapping" is a prominent form of self-stimulation. It is not clear why it is common in autism, but may have to do with anxiety, an inability to "connect" meaningfully outside of oneself (which seems to be what autistics have in common with blind or deaf persons, who also hand-flap and "stim" a lot), and/or difficulty with effective communication (like retarded persons, who often also "stim"). ...Read more

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Can "hand flapping" be from something besides autism?

Can "hand flapping" be from something besides autism?

Yes: I am not clear what you are seeing. The impt.Thing is to do is speak with your doctor and clear this up. ...Read more

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Hand flapping and crossing eyes?

Hand flapping and crossing eyes?

Needs eye exam: Your question has very little information. Nevertheless, crossing of the eyes is not normal. It is more worrisome in a child since their brain is developing so i suggest a pediatric ophthalmologist exam. Arm flapping is non-specific so i suggest a neurologist exam. ...Read more

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Do people with asperger's or autism do hand flapping?

Do people with  asperger's or autism do hand flapping?

Sometimes: This movement can be common, can be present all the time or can only be there a little bit, or sometimes not at all. Each individual with autism is an individual. If it is present, i consider it significant. If it is absent it doesn't mean autism is not present. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could stop autistic type hand flapping/motor movements?

Movements: these repetitive hand movements seen both in autistic and Rett syndrome is at times considered " self stimulating" if, it also involve increase masturbation. No particular specific medication helpful, however worth mentioning would be Beta Blockers( Inderal) Another med Tegretol may help (Temporal lobe connection). Paxil, SSRI may decrease the obsessive intensity. small dose Haldol (haloperidol) ...Read more

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If the underlying cause of nonalcoholic bridging fibrosis in the liver is found, will I still eventually need a liver transplant?

If the underlying cause of nonalcoholic bridging fibrosis in the liver is found, will I still eventually need a liver transplant?

Needs follow up: Not every patient with also. hepatitis or Nonalcoh.hepatitis progress into cirrhosis liver. Do you have non alcoholic steatofat) hepatitis(inflammation of the liver)or have already the scarring- setting as you have mentioned bringing fib. Did you have a biopsy confirming it. Based on how much % of liver is affected ,how bad is scarring of liver,signs and symptoms u have needs decision of T.plant ...Read more

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Diagnosed with giant hemagioma 17.6cm with MRI back in 2010 would MRI also detect back then a fatty liver caused by alchohol or fibrosis thanks?

Diagnosed with giant hemagioma 17.6cm with MRI back in 2010 would MRI also detect  back then a fatty liver caused by alchohol or fibrosis thanks?

It somewhat: depends on the technical sequences utilized for the particular MRI, but in general, yes, the MRI should be able to detect fatty infiltration. ...Read more

Dr. Wendy Askew
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Hand Flapping (Definition)

Movement involving flapping one or both hands. It is a stimming behavior. Although often associated with autism - this behavior can also occur with people ...Read more