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What causes hypodense liver lesions?

What causes hypodense liver lesions?

On a CT scan?: The differential diagnosis for hypodense lesions on a ct scan of the liver is quite expensive. This would include everything from benign lesions such as hemangioma, liver cyst and benign tumors to liver cancer and metastasis. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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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 is parenchymatous liver disease? What causes it?

What is parenchymatous liver disease? What causes it?

What kind hepatitis?: "hepatitis" means inflammation of liver--due to viral infection (cytomegalovirus, epstein-barr virus, a, b, c, d, etc), familial diseases (hemochromatosis, wilson's, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, etc), infiltrative disease (steatohepatitis from fatty liver, granulomatous hepatitis, foreign body reaction), toxic (alcoholic, tylenol), ischemic, congestive, pregnancy-related, etc. Cause determines ...Read more

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What causes a liver hemangioma?

What causes a liver hemangioma?

It's mostly congenit: Nothing "causes" it. It's usually congenital? Except u don't see it bc it's inside you and it's usually a fortuitous finding. ...Read more

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What causes liver enlargement?

What causes liver enlargement?

Are you drinking: not milk , the alcohol , drugs is the first thing doctors will ask if they find enlarged liver in 18 yr old number one cause , several others like infections of all types , poor nutrition tumors etc., If unchecked ( not corrected ) lead to serious consequences . ...Read more

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What causes vascular lesions?

What causes vascular lesions?

Depends: It depends on what type of vascular lesion one is dealing with. ...Read more

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What causes cirrhosis?

What causes cirrhosis?

Most common alcohol: Most common cause of cirrhosis is alcohol. Other causes included virsus such as hepatitis. There is also non alcoholic casuse aka nash. Other causes include billiary cirrhosis where bile backs up in the liver. Overall the liver eventually becomes fibrotic and no longer functions. This in itself leads to many other problems. ...Read more

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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 causes eye lesions?

What causes eye lesions?

Common lesionss: Are caused by dryness, exposure to the sun, salt air, polluted air . Etc. ...Read more

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What are causes hepatosplenomegly?

What are causes hepatosplenomegly?

Many causes: Hepatosplenomegaly is the simultaneous enlargement of both the liver (hepatomegaly) and the spleen (splenomegaly). There are many causes for this, including infectious, malignant and metabolic causes. The most common infectious causes are viral infections leading to acute & chronic liver disease and malaria, depending on the part of the world. Lymphomas and leukemias make up malignant causes ...Read more

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What usually causes getting liver damage?

What usually causes getting liver damage?

See details: Really too numerous to mention. Causes increase infection (especially the various hepatitis viruses), toxins (especially alcohol) and medications. ...Read more

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What causes liver pain?

What causes liver pain?

Swelling: The most common cause of a painful liver is swelling causing stretching of the capsule, or outer portion of the liver. Many times "liver pain" is really pain in the belly from another cause. You should talk to your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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What causes fatty liver?

Obesity/bad fat: Obesity is the main cause of fatty liver disease which is now #1 liver illness in america. Excessive food, especially fats causes obesity and thus fatty liver disease. It is reversible if no cirrhosis yet. So, if u have been told so, wt loss, minimize alcohol, avoid drugs will reverse the fatty liver. Live healthy, live well, live long. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes an liver nflammtion?

Many things ...: There are many causes of liver inflammation - hepatitis viruses, fatty liver, alcohol, genetic diseases, autoimmune diseases - to name some of them. If your liver enzymes are elevated, the cause should be determined. Longstanding liver injury can sometimes lead to cirrhosis. ...Read more

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What kind of genetic liver disease can cause abnormal bruises?

What kind of genetic liver disease can cause abnormal bruises?

Any: Abnormal bruising can be from problems in clotting cells (platelets), clotting factors (vitamin k, plasma proteins), iron deficiency, marrow problems. Chronic liver diseases of any cause, i.e. Infectious (viral hep), autoimmune, medication related, alcohol related, metabolic abnormalities (iron, copper diseases), others, can cause problems with clotting. Acute liver diseases inf., etc. Can do too. ...Read more

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What could cause renal cancer?

What could cause renal cancer?

Smoking: Cigarette smoking is associated with many cancers including renal cancer. Certain inherited disorders may also increase the risk of developing kidney cancer. ...Read more

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Hi doc's what causes "multiple sclerosis"? What signs it appears?

Hi doc's what causes "multiple sclerosis"? What signs it appears?

Current thinking: Ms is an autoimmune disorder, which occurs in genetically susceptible folks, associated with environmental influences. But to date, we don't have all the information to prevent the onset. Various presenting signs provide clues of the onset of the disease. Since this is so complex, recommend going to mayo clinic site, wikipedia, or www.Aan.Com. ...Read more

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What can cause adult liver hemangiomas?

Usually born with: Benign tumor of blood vessels. Usually congenital, but not discovered until noted on a test done for other reasons; usually no symptoms (unless large and/or bleed); may be associated with hormonal changes, e.g. Birth control pills, ivf rx. ...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