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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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 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 can cause red spots on legs and arms?

What can cause red spots on legs and arms?

Can't diagnose w/o: Eval. See dermatologist for accurate assessment.

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What causes blotches on the arms?

Many possibilities!: There are hundreds of kinds of skin diseases which can produce blotches on the arm. Many kinds of contact can produce irritation (poison ivy, insect bites and stings, etc.) if there are no symptoms that go along with these blotches on the skin they are probably a normal variant and have no significance. ...Read more

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What causes rashes on palms and soles?

What causes rashes on palms and soles?

Eczema: It could be eczema or warts, or an allergic reaction to something. Rashes are best treated in person so the doctor can see and feel to determine what it is. ...Read more

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What causes yellowish spots on face?

What causes yellowish spots on face?

Depends: One of the most common cause is sebaceous hyperplasia which is a benign overgrowth of a glad on the face . They are usually small and raised. Another possibility are xanthelasma which are just fatty deposits under the skin most commonly around the eyes. ...Read more

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What are common causes of itchy skin on your arms and hands only?

What are common causes of itchy skin on your arms and hands only?

Itchy Arms and Hands: As one of the most exposed areas of the body, the arms are a frequent site of skin rashes. Infections, allergic skin reactions and contact with environmental irritants commonly cause skin rashes on one or both arms. Although most rashes do not pose a serious health threat, infectious skin rashes often require treatment to prevent potentially serious complications. ...Read more

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What causes yellow spots on the eyeball?

What causes yellow spots on the eyeball?

Pinguecula: These are normal structures on either side of the colored part of the eye. They are the eyes response to environmental wind, light and dust. Most subtle, but some can be quite large. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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What are common causes of skin discolouration on your hands?

What are common causes of skin discolouration on your hands?

Get examined: It could be vitiligo, reaction to certain chemicals/agents, thyroid/ adrenal disorder etc. Only your dr can make an accurate dx. Have a nice week! ...Read more

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What causes purplish mouth and body spots?

What causes purplish mouth and body spots?

Many possibilities: There are several resaons that may cause this. From minor issues to severe medical issues. You need to see your physician asap to have this issue addressed. They can range from vitamin deficiencies all the way to certain cancers. ...Read more

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What can cause itchy spots on my hand?

What can cause itchy spots on my hand?

It could be: eczema, fungal infection, pustulosis. Please consult a physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What std causes red and white spots on palms and burning sensation on palms of hands?

What std causes red and white spots on palms and burning sensation on palms of hands?

Probably no STD: Syphilis can cause a skin rash that involves the palms and soles, but unlikely to cause burning; and syphilis is rare in women in your part of the country. Probably this is something other than syphilis or any other STD. But STDs wouldn't be on your mind if you weren't at risk, so get tested. Play it safe and see a doctor for diagnosis and possible treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes mottled skin on legs?

What causes mottled skin on legs?

Many things: You may be shaving and then scratching (most common), skin diseases, skin rashes, circulation, heart conditions, and more. See your doctor and review your medical history to determine which pertains to you. ...Read more

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What causes yellowish skin on hands, feet, face?

What causes yellowish skin on hands, feet, face?

Jaundice: Jaundice is the yellowing of the skin and eyes and forms when there is too much bilirubin, which is a yellow pigment that is formed by the breakdown of dead red blood cells in the liver. Jaundice can indicate a serious problem with the function of your liver, gallbladder, or pancreas. ...Read more

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What could these spreading red spots on legs and feet be?

What could these spreading red spots on legs and feet be?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Very itchy reoccurring & slightly raised type of rash on both palms of hands. What could be the cause? Thanks

Very itchy reoccurring & slightly raised 
type of rash on both palms of hands. What could be the cause? Thanks

This is in all: liklihood hand dermatitis or eczema. People can be genetically susceptible, or be in frequent contact with an irritant, or have allergies. Irritants include water, detergents, solvents, cold, heat, friction. Dermatologist can pinpoint cause. Then minimize contact with irritants, use non-soap cleanser, minimize water/dry well, use moisturizers, possibly cotton gloves and topical steroids. Good luck ...Read more

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What causes itchy dry patches on my abdomen & legs, body?

What causes itchy dry  patches on my abdomen & legs, body?

Many causes: Sometimes eczema, but visual exam is very important. Rashes can not be diagnosed through words as pictures speak more than a thousand words. ...Read more

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What can cause random spots on the skin?

What can cause random spots on the skin?

Needs to be: visualized. These lesions would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Willscott Naugler
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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