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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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Dr. Ira Katz
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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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Are liver lesions dangerous by themselves, and how would they affect someone with cirrhosis?

Are liver lesions dangerous by themselves, and how would they affect someone with cirrhosis?

What is a "lesion": A lesion is a non-specific and meaningless term meaning there is "something" seen in the liver that shouldn't be there. It can be very serious, or can mean little or nothing. Depends on what the lesion is - a benign tumor, a cancer, an infection, tuberculosis, a cirrhotic nodule - all are lesions. At 26, i hope you aren't speaking of yourself. Lesions need a biopsy or some specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why can't the liver be restored from cirrhosis damage?

Why can't the liver be restored from cirrhosis damage?

Restructured: Once cirrhosis has taken place, the blood vessels in the liver are totally re-routed away from where they can best bring blood to the liver cells. There's also a barrier of scar blocking access of blood to most of the liver cells. Liver cells grow back faster than hair. Scar doesn't heal fully, either in the liver or on the scalp. ...Read more

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For centuries children and adults did ok treating cirrhosis of the liver with home remedies. Why can't i?

Really????: I'm not sure what you mean when you say they "did ok" but if that means a slow, painful death, then yes, they did "ok!" i'm not trying to be combative but things like milk thistle and homeopathy does not treat cirrhosis. On any level. In fact, we still cannot cure most cases of cirrhosis but we can manage it better than ever w/the right meds. Please, if you haven't yet, please see a real doctor! ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...Read more