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What is a liver lesion and how does it affect people with cirrhosis?

What is a liver lesion and how does it affect people with cirrhosis?

A mass : "lesion" is a non-specific term for any tissue that shouldn't be where you are finding it. It is used as a synonym for a mass or tumor in the liver, and what it means depends on what it is. In cirrhosis, one would worry about any mass lesion representing cancer, since cirrhosis predisposes sufferers to getting liver cancer. However, they can also be the result of injury, infection and other things. ...Read more

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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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Anyone know what is a liver lesion and how does it effect people with cirrhosis?

Anyone know what is a liver lesion and how does it effect people with cirrhosis?

Depends: Those with cirrhosis can develop liver lesions over time and that is why it is recommended to get an ultrasound and AFP lab test every 6 months to screen for this. Small liver lesions can be benign, or turn into dysplastic nodules that can turn into hepatocellular carcinoma (hcc) which is the most common primary liver cancer in those with cirrhosis. Other liver lesions could be vascular. ...Read more

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What will happen if a person is having enlarged liver. Does it cause any harmful symptoms. Does this leads to liver cancer?

What will happen if a person is having enlarged liver. Does it cause any harmful symptoms. Does this leads to liver cancer?

Hepatitis: Enlarged liver is seen with liver disease due to various causes, common ones being viral, fatty infiltration or adverse drug effects. A basic evaluation with blood tests and an ultrasound should be initiated by your doctor. Depending on the cause found there may or may not be an association with cancer or cirrhosis. ...Read more

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What exactly is urticaria and how does is effect your daily life and can it be treated? How does it effect someone with cialiacs(sp) disease?

What exactly is urticaria and how does is effect your daily life and can it be treated? How does it effect someone with cialiacs(sp) disease?

Many reasons: urticaria (hives) are pruritic, pink vs pale swellings of the skin.They may be small lesions or large. Can come on acutely and last 2x/week for months) or episodic. Causes include allergic reactions, immune response, systemic disease are only a few. Treatment depends on cause. Life effect=cause.Rare, but celiac disease can present with urticaria & gastrointestinal problems ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a liver disease with cirrosis of liver is called eropathy-brain fog what is it?

Can you tell me if a liver disease with cirrosis of liver is called eropathy-brain fog what is it?

Hepatic: Encephalopathy happens when liver fails and cannot clear ammonia from blood. Ammonia and other toxins affect the brain and interfere with the functioning of the brain. See these sites for more info. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000302.Htm. ...Read more

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How exactly does gluten afflict a person with celiac? How does it manifest neurologically? Can it affect other organs like liver and heart?

How exactly does gluten afflict a person with celiac? How does it manifest neurologically? Can it affect other organs like liver and heart?

Gut inflammation: The gluten ramps up the immune system in the gut which actually creates conditions that make it hard to absorb nutrients. Systemic symptoms would be due to nutrient malabsorption and include weak bones and anemia. Effects on the liver and heart would be rare. ...Read more

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Elevated AST=48 ALT=83 with diffused fatty liver and slightly small liver size. What does it mean and how can it be treated?

Elevated AST=48 ALT=83 with diffused fatty liver and slightly small liver size. What does it mean and how can it be treated?

Reverse risk factors: Fatty liver is incredibly common, predominantly due to: high alcohol intake, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity. The more of these risks you have, the greater the chance of fatty liver. Addressing these risks is an important step to correcting fatty liver. Distinguish hepatosteatosis (fatty liver) from steatohepatitis (fatty liver with abnormal liver tests that risks cirrhosis & liver cancer). ...Read more

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What is chronic heart disease and how long can you live with it is there a cure?

What is chronic heart disease and how long can you live with it is there a cure?

Nonspecific: "chronic" is just med-speak for "long-term." so what you're saying is "how long can i live with long-term disease." the answer, of course, is "a long time." there are thousands of heart diseases, and each has its own impact on life expectancy, ranging from none at all to much more severe. Without a specific, named condition, nobody could give you a more specific answer. ...Read more

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How long can a person with cirrhosis of the liver and mild hepatic encephalopathy live if transplant is not an option ?

How long can a person with cirrhosis of the liver and mild hepatic encephalopathy live if transplant is not an option ?

Depends.: If encephalopathy is manageable with lactulose and everything else is stable (no variceal bleeds, normal protime and albumin) - could be years. If drinking continues, could bleed out tomorrow. ...Read more

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What is alcoholic liver disease and how can it be prevented?

What is alcoholic liver disease and how can it be prevented?

Liver Cirrhosis/stop: Alcoholic liver disease ends up causing irreversible cirrhosis of liver and is preventable by stoping the alcohol ingestion, thats the only way. ...Read more

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My partner has just been diagnosed with asymptomatic multiple myeloma what does that mean and how dangerous is it. How long does it take to progress.

My partner has just been diagnosed with asymptomatic multiple myeloma what does that mean and how dangerous is it. How long does it take to progress.

Multiple Myeloma: I am sorry to hear this. This site will likely answer many of your questions: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/multiple-myeloma/ds00415. ...Read more

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How can a person have cirrhosis of the liver if he is not a drinker or drug user?

How can a person have cirrhosis of the liver if he is not a drinker or drug user?

Most aren't!: There are a number of causes of cirrhosis including: too much fat in the liver (a.K.A. Nash), viruses that were not necessarily contracted by using drugs (hepatitis b/c, others), metabolic diseases (hemochromatosis, wilson's disease, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, etc), autoimmune processes (autoimmune hepatitis, pbc, psc) and medications. ...Read more

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What are the last stages of cirrhosis? How long does a person generally have to live?

See below: You may consult this site for information in this topic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cirrhosis/home/ovc-20187218 ...Read more

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How is penicillin metabolised by the liver? And if iver used what effect does it have on the liver

How is penicillin metabolised by the liver? And if iver used what effect does it have on the liver

Penicillin and liver: Penicillin uses the cyp450 pathway in the liver, a very common pathway for many medications and substances. In normal therapeutic doses, penicillin has no lasting ill effects on the liver. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a person has ascites?? Is it dangerouse and what can be the cause ??

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What does it mean when a person has ascites?? Is it dangerouse and what can be the cause ??

Could be serious: it could be caused by significant liver problem, heart problem, kidney problem, malnutrition, cancer, etc. please discuss further with doctor to get more proper evaluation. ...Read more

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What is vonwillybrand blood disorder and what does it mean to live with it?

What is vonwillybrand blood disorder and what does it mean to live with it?

Clotting disorder: This condition is well known. There is absence of a blood clotting protein called Factor-9 which makes you more prone to bleeding. There is a good treatment for this condition. You should seek help from a hematologist (a blood specialist). ...Read more

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Thanx very much Dr .. but if u may explain more about the relationship between cretinism and jaundice ... I mean how does cretinism affect the liver?

Thanx very much Dr .. but if u may explain more about the relationship between  cretinism and jaundice ... I mean how does cretinism affect the liver?

Doesn't : Congenital hypothyroidism is associated with Jaundice causally, that is, there is a direct relationship between congenital hypothyroidism and in conjugated hyperbilirubinemia, that is not associated with any measurable degree of liver damage or malfunction ...Read more

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Cat scan results say Geographic Heterogeneity throughout the Liver and is likely Geographic Fatty Infiltration.What does it mean and how can i treatit?

Cat scan results say Geographic Heterogeneity throughout the Liver and is likely Geographic Fatty Infiltration.What does it mean and how can i treatit?

Diet: What you eat can affect the way the liver looks on CT. Fatty tissue deposits in different locations around the liver called geographic fatty deposits. The food we eat will affect the way the liver appears on imaging. Best to talk to your doctor for details ...Read more

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What is a bezoar and how does it affect human?

What is a bezoar and how does it affect human?

Hair ball.: Some people pick hair and eat it. The ball can collect and enlarge in the stomach or intestine. Worst case, blockage, at which point it must be removed! ...Read more

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Wounds (Definition)

Wound = injury to tissue. May include ...Read more