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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
How long can a person with cirrhosis of the liver and mild hepatic encephalopathy live if transplant is not an option ?
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: You may consult this site for information in this topic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cirrhosis/home/ovc-20187218 ...Read more
How is penicillin metabolised by the liver? And if iver used what effect does it have on 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?
Cat scan results say Geographic Heterogeneity throughout the Liver and is likely Geographic Fatty Infiltration.What does it mean and how can i treatit?
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