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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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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 exactly is lily-liver?

What exactly is lily-liver?

Coward: Being lily livered a colloquial expresion for being coward, "lacking blood in the liver". ...Read more

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What does the liver do exactly?

What does the liver do exactly?

Detoxifies: The simplistic answer is that it detoxifies blood that is returning to the heart & lungs. ...Read more

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How commonly are liver lesions benign?

How commonly are liver lesions benign?

It depends: Benign liver lesions are found in routine imaging studies in more than 50% of adults. Even in adults with cancer, only 10% of liver lesions are cancerous. The characteristics of the lesion on the imaging study, the type of imaging study, and the size and number of lesions all play a part in determining the chance a lesion is benign. Radiologists are trained to decide when more tests are needed. ...Read more

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What exactly happens when the liver is inflamed?

What exactly happens when the liver is inflamed?

Many things: Weak eye muscles, causing crossed, misaligned or "lazy eyes" can be caused by many things-most are unknown; however, they can occur in people who are very nearsighted, or farsighted without proper glasses, with certain brain tumors, diabetes, and after injury and after certain types of eye surgery (scleral buckle repair of retinal detachments). ...Read more

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How common are low-level density lesions in the liver?

How common are low-level density lesions in the liver?

Liver lesions: Liver cysts are actually fairly common, there are other causes that are not so benign. Often it is best to have complimentary studies such as an ultrasound and MRI to best evaluate the cause. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what occurs when the liver is inflamed?

How do I know exactly what occurs when the liver is inflamed?

Inflammation ...: Is caused by the infiltration of white blood cells into the liver. If there is an infection or injury, then the cells become "activated" to kill the bad cells. The which cells sent out chemicals which can injure the liver cells further and call in more white cells. If this goes on long enough, then scarring (fibrosis) can develop. ...Read more

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How can I examine my liver manually ? Where exactly can I press ?

How can I examine my liver manually ? Where exactly can I press ?

Not reliably: The liver is a difficult organ to feel, simply because it lives under the rib cage on the right side. This protects the liver from physical damage. Thus, the physician can only reliably feel the liver if it is enlarged and then only under the rib cage border. A more reliable test is the liver ultrasound or other imaging, such as CT scan or MRI. Blood tests are also useful to assess liver health ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms if any of liver lesions and hemaginomas?

Not a problem: Liver hemangiomas don't cause trouble. They're Gorbachev birthmarks of the organ and you're free to ignore them. ...Read more

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I have complex lesions with internal septation within the liver... What that mean ?

I have complex lesions with internal septation within the liver... What that mean ?

Liver lesions: Liver lesions could be cysts or some other lesion . Hemangioma a, tum our and cysts or abscess can be there. Please see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more