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Doctor insights on: What Is Liver Necrosis In Pregnancy

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What is liver necrosis in pregnancy?

What is liver necrosis in pregnancy?

Serious problem: You may be referring to a problem of either fatty liver infiltration or liver disease secondary to a condition like pre eclampsia. Either way, the process leads to an elevation in blood tests that reflect damage to liver cells due to an underlying process. This is a serious problem and needs to be addressed as to the underlying cause. If it goes untreated it can lead to more serious consequence. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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I have a fibroid necrosis. Will the fibroid shrink ? Will it grow again during pregnancy? It's a 10 CM fibroid. Mri reveals there's no blood in it.

I have a fibroid necrosis. Will the fibroid shrink ? Will it grow again during pregnancy? It's a 10 CM fibroid. Mri reveals there's no blood in it.

Uncertain.: All possibilities are open with a large fibroid as this - reduction in size, softening and degeneration with or without pain and preterm labor, or enlargement from pregnancy hormone effects. Your obstetrician and maternal-fetal medicine specialist can help with pain management and ultimate plans for removal postpartum. ...Read more

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I have necrosis of the liver what can I expect?

I have necrosis of the liver what can I expect?

What's the cause?: An elite athlete can kill off huge numbers of his liver cells in a prolonged endurance event and they grow right back with the liver restored perfectly. This also happens after prolonged shock with recovery. If you have a chronic hepatitis (viral, immune) with ongoing cell damage, the outcome is whatever is expected for the hepatitis. Insist your physician tell you what's killing liver cells. ...Read more

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Can a liver hemangioma cause necrosis?

Can a liver hemangioma cause necrosis?

No: Hepatic hemangiomas may grow under the influence if Estrogens but typically remain stable or involute... Bodily trauma can potentially cause rupture , but spontaneous rupture is rare... ...Read more

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What is acute fatty liver of pregnancy?

Fatty liver: Acute fatty liver of pregnancy (aflp) is a rare, potentially fatal complication that occurs in the third trimester or early postpartum period. Although the exact pathogenesis is unknown, this disease has been linked to an abnormality in fetal fatty acid metabolism. Early diagnosis of aflp sometimes can be difficult because it shares features with other common conditions such as pre-eclampsia, vira. ...Read more

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How bad is acute fatty liver of pregnancy?

How bad is acute fatty liver of pregnancy?

Fatty liver/pregnanc: Is a real life threatening condition which occurs in third trimester or immediately following delivery it is caused by fatty acid metabolism disturbed by mitpchondria in the mother due to deficiency in lchad, (long chain 3hydroxy-co enzymea dehydrogenase) enzyme. Condition used to be thought fatal in the past but aggressive treatment by stabilising mother with support with IV fluids and blood prod. ...Read more

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Symptoms of liver disease due to pregnancy?

Symptoms of liver disease due to pregnancy?

Various: There are several kinds of liver problems related to pregnancy. If your skin or the whites of your eyes start looking yellow, if you are having pain in the upper right side of your abdomen, or if you are having nausea, vomiting & headaches later in pregnancy, tell your OB and be seen right away. Some liver problems in pregnancy are mild, but others can be life-threatening and/or harm your baby. ...Read more

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How do you fix acute fatty liver of pregnancy?

How do you fix acute fatty liver of pregnancy?

Delivery: The cause is not well understood and delivery is the only chance to cure it. Rarely, it can get very severe quickly in pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a fatty liver in pregnancy?

What is the cause of a fatty liver in pregnancy?

Enzyme deficiency: The association of cases of acute fatty liver of pregnancy with one of the inherited defects in mitochondrial beta-oxidation of fatty acids (the acronym for which is lchad), suggests that some affected women and their fetuses might have an inherited enzyme deficiency in beta-oxidation that predisposes the mother to this disorder. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a fatty liver of pregnancy?

What are the causes of a fatty liver of pregnancy?

Enzyme deficiency: The association of cases of acute fatty liver of pregnancy with one of the inherited defects in mitochondrial beta-oxidation of fatty acids (the acronym for which is lchad), suggests that some affected women and their fetuses might have an inherited enzyme deficiency in beta-oxidation that predisposes the mother to this disorder. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of liver disease iin pregnancy?

Depends: There are some liver diseases that are related to pregnancy (common). On the other hand, someone may have pre-existing liver disease. Symptoms of pregnancy related liver disease vary from no symptom (only blood work will show abnormal liver tests) to itching, nausea/vomiting, belly pain, leg swelling, high blood pressure and signs of liver failure etc. ...Read more

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Will fatty liver affect my developing baby during my pregnancy?

Will fatty liver affect my developing baby during my pregnancy?

Fetal liver: Acute fatty liver of pregnancy (aflp) is a rare, potentially fatal complication that occurs in the third trimester or early postpartum period. Although the exact pathogenesis is unknown, this disease has been linked to an abnormality in fetal fatty acid metabolism. Early diagnosis of aflp sometimes can be difficult because it shares features with other common conditions such as pre-eclampsia, vira. ...Read more

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Can they only diagnose acute fatty liver of pregnancy if you die?

Can they only diagnose acute fatty liver of pregnancy if you die?

No: Biopsy(a very skinny needle)into the liver can confirm this diagnosis of liver disease. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get acute fatty liver of pregnancy?

How common is it for somebody to get acute fatty liver of pregnancy?

Rare: Acute fatty liver of pregnancy is rare. It has an estimated incidence of 1 in 7000 to 1 in 20, 000 deliveries. It is more common in patients with multiple gestations and maybe in women who are underweight. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting acute fatty liver of pregnancy?

Are some people more prone to getting acute fatty liver of pregnancy?

Yes: Anyone who has had acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFP) is at about a 25% risk for recurrence with future pregnancies. The initial episode appears to have a genetic predisposition due to an autosomal recessive gene defect. There is no current recommendation to screen for this genetic defect. The incidence of AFP is around 1 in 10, 000 pregnancies. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get acute fatty liver of pregnancy, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get acute fatty liver of pregnancy, or is it unusual?

Uncommon: Acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFP) is rare, occurring in about 1 in 10, 000 pregnancies. It is quite serious and can be fatal (to mom and / or baby) - good outcomes require prompt diagnosis and treatment, which usually incudes delivery of the baby as soon as the mother is stable. Recurrance risk is about 25% for subsequent pregnancies. ...Read more

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Suspecting acute fatty liver of pregnancy. What will do this to my wife?

Serious condition: Acute fatty liver of pregnancy is a serious condition. It can be life threatening to both mother and baby. Treatment is immediate delivery. Unfourtunately, it can recur in the subsequent pregnancy. So, recommendation is to avoid future pregnancy. ...Read more

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I would like to know if fatty liver will affect my pregnancy and my baby?

I would like to know if fatty liver will affect my pregnancy and my baby?

From the cause!: If you are obese, or have diabetes, or drink too much (the major causes for fatty liver) it will certainly affect the child and pregnancy itself. Ask your doctor for the reasons you have the condition. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause high liver levels?

Can pregnancy cause high liver levels?

Not normally.: Normal pregnancies should not affect your liver enzyme levels (transaminases). Problem pregnancies can cause hellp syndrome (a life-threatening form of preeclampsia), intrahepatic cholestasis gravidarum (potentially lethal to the fetus) and acute fatty liver (when the male fetus carries a long-chain fatty acid enzyme deficiency) that can also be severe to life-threatening. Hepatitis and gallstones. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Necrosis (Definition)

Necrosis is the the death of cells and tissue. In dentistry, root canals are often needed when the pulp tissue inside a ...Read more