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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. Mark Ingerman
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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 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 is acute fatty liver of pregnancy?

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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What kind of fat is deposited in the liver when one has nafld?

What kind of fat is deposited in the liver when one has nafld?

Macrovesicular fat: The appearance of the fat in the liver is no different than one would see with alcoholic fatty liver. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for acute fatty liver of pregnancy?

What is the treatment for acute fatty liver of pregnancy?

Delivery of baby: Because the patient usually presents with liver failure, kidney failure, and whole host of associated potentially life threatening conditions, the best option is to get the baby delivered and then deal with all of the maternal complications. Maternal and fetal mortality approaches 25% and may even require liver transplant for the mother. ...Read more

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What is the result of liver function tests in intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy?

What is the result of liver function tests in intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy?

Cholestasis: You could elevated bilirrubin and alkaline phosphatase predominantly. Others sucn as transaminases can be elevated too. They will all normalize upon delivery. ...Read more

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What is bloating in early pregnancy from?

What is bloating in early pregnancy from?

Hormonal fluctuation: Chnagesin the hormone profile in early pregnancy can lead ot bloating. Bloatign may also just be how your body processes the sensations of nasea that often accompany early pregnancy. Proghesterone and th epregnancy hormoen (beta hcg) are the leading culprits for this. ...Read more

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What is a hypervascular mass in the liver?

What is a hypervascular mass in the liver?

Blood vessels?: "hypervascular" means "many blood vessels." you must be referring to a ct or MRI scan with contrast, where the radiologist is referring to a high amount of contrast localizing to the spot in the liver. The question people want to know is "what is it?" and sometimes that's not possible to know on a simple scan alone, further tests may be needed. ...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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What is liver metasis stage 4? Is it cancer? Considering the person diagnosed to also have tumor in the pancreas

What is liver metasis stage 4? Is it cancer? Considering the person diagnosed to also have tumor in the pancreas

Yes: Yes. It is cancer that has spread to the liver. The tumor in the pancreas may be the primary tumor. You may want to go to http://www.cancercompass.com to learn more about cancer ...Read more

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I am experiencing flushing. Is it common for 5HIAA to be mildly elevated? If so, what causes this? If my CT scan and ultrasound of the liver is normal, what is the chances of carcinoid syndrome from a midgut carcinoid tumor?

I am experiencing  flushing.
Is it common for 5HIAA to be mildly elevated?
If so, what causes this?
If my CT scan and ultrasound of the liver is normal, what is the chances of carcinoid syndrome from a midgut carcinoid tumor?

Distal metastasis.: Usually carcinoid tumors cause more syndromal symptoms than just flushing in the late stage. (Diarrhea, weight loss, etc. should occur). 5-HIAA is a metabolite (breakdown product) of serotonin; but also of tryptophan (protein found in foods) - the levels are unreliable for diagnosis but OK as a screening tool. Chromogranin-A = confirmatory test. Use HealthTap Prime to discuss- this is complicated! ...Read more

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What is the liver and thyroid tumours likelihood in humans?

What is the liver and thyroid tumours likelihood in humans?

Both not uncommon: Thyroid tumors are unique in that in spite of the excessive blood supply to the gland, metastasis is essentially never found. Stimulation from pituitary can produce glandular adenomas and conversion to Ca. The liver is not a common site of primary disease such as hepatoma from Hep B and C. Rather many of the tumors are metastatic due from colon, lung, breast. ...Read more

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How and why is there an increase in urobilinogen levels in hepatocellular dysfunctions like alcoholic liver disease, cirrhosis and malignancy of liver?

Obstruction: When the liver is prevented from doing it's job due to disease it shows itself through elevation of certain chemicals in the blood because it is being blocked by physical disruption of the anatomy and bile goes into the blood causing yellowing of the skin ( jaundice). ...Read more

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Radiologist told me that there is early commencement of liver disease after scanning of liver. What does that mean?

Radiologist told me that there is early commencement of liver disease after scanning of liver. What does that mean?

I am not sure: What he meant by that either. Ask your doctor who ordered the radiology study about the clinical implication of this abnormality. ...Read more

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What is labour in pregnancy and what is there major syptoms?

What is labour in pregnancy and what is there major syptoms?

Pain: Labor is associated with painful tightening in her lower abdomen or back that comes and goes. Vaginal bleeding or leakage of amniotic fluid can also be associated with labor. ...Read more

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What is caseous necrosis in the lungs?

What is caseous necrosis in the lungs?

From infection: Caseous necrosis is form of cell death when tissue maintains cheese-like appearance. The dead tissue appears as a soft and white proteinaceous dead cell mass.Frequently encountered in tuberculous infections. Can be caused by syphilis and certain fungi, histoplasmosis, cryptococcosis, and coccidioidomycosis. ...Read more

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What stage in pregnancy is it common to start showing?

What stage in pregnancy is it common to start showing?

2-3 months: First pregnancy some women do not show until about 4 months. With the second one...Because the body has done this before----earlier...Around 8 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the norm in early signs of kidney disease or damage, is it creatnine in blood or is it protein in urine ? Which one usually happens first ?

What is the norm in early signs of kidney disease or damage, is it creatnine in blood or is it protein in urine ? Which one usually happens first ?

Either: Both urine protein and serum creatinine are important. More important are the common causes of kidney disease, e.e., high blood pressure, and diabetes. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/magazine/issues/winter08/articles/winter08pg9-10.html ...Read more

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My sgpt lebvel is 66 and my sonography report is fatty infiltration in liver is it dangerous and what is precotion i need?

My sgpt lebvel is 66 and my sonography report is fatty infiltration in liver is it dangerous and what is precotion i need?

Caution...: Fatty liver disease means the liver is swollen and enlarged due to fatty change. The disorder is associated with other metabolic changes including diabetes, high triglycerides and obesity. When the fat causes inflammation in the liver (detectable on liver biopsy) there is a greater risk of cirrhosis (scarring and hardening of the liver). If you are overweight, then weight loss is recommended. ...Read more

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My sgpt is 190.04 .Is it serious.What are the causes.Does it lead to liver cirosis?

Maybe serious.: Sgpt in itself is not dangerous and does not lead to cirrhosis. It is a marker of liver damage. It goes up with active liver cell damage and goes down when that damage is over. Levels of 190 are fairly non specific and could be due to just about anything. You should speak with the doc who ordered the test. There are several causes of SGPT elevation that could lead to cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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