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What is sclerosis of the liver? Is it serious?

What is sclerosis of the liver? Is it serious?

Sclerosing cholangit: Sclerosing cholangitis: recurrent stricturing and scar tissue within the bile ducts (plumbing that drains bile from the liver) leading to recurrent infections in the liver. It can be associated with ulcerative colitis. It is a risk factor for cancer of the bile ducts. It can be serious and should be managed by a liver specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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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Can any doc tell me what's sclerosis of the liver and how can you live with it?

Can any doc tell me what's sclerosis of the liver and how can you live with it?

Please clarify: there's cirrhosis of the liver, which is end stage liver disease, advanced scarring. there's also an autoimmune liver disease called primary sclerosing cholangitis. happy to provide more details regarding either. ...Read more

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Can lesion on liver be multiple sclerosis?

Can lesion on liver be multiple sclerosis?

Not at all: MS is an inflammatory disease of the brain, spinal cord, and eye, and does not directly affect internal organs. The liver lesion needs diagnosis, and is NOT caused by MS ...Read more

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Dos anyone know how to relieve extreme pain from sclerosis of liver?

Dos anyone know how to relieve extreme pain from sclerosis of liver?

Complex: This is a complicated queation that deserves a detailed histoey and physical by a pain specialist. See your md amd/or get a rwferral. ...Read more

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I have multiple sclerosis and during a routine MRI of my t-spine the MRI happened to pick up a t2 hyperintense lesion on my liver. ?

I have multiple sclerosis and during a routine MRI of my t-spine the MRI happened to pick up a t2 hyperintense lesion on my liver.  ?

MS & liver spot: It is common for tests to pick up things we did not know about, and sometimes this helps us. In this case, the significance of this is not clear. MS does not cause changes like this on the liver. It is likely a liver specialist would think this is benign, but we should leave it to them to decide. ...Read more

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Should i ask my doctor about liver damage? Bloated tummy, sore muscles, upper abdomen tired all the time but also have multiple sclerosis.

Should i ask my doctor about liver damage? Bloated tummy, sore muscles, upper abdomen tired all the time but also have multiple sclerosis.

Yes, see doctor: If you have MS, you are advised to get it medicated. You do NOT list any such item. You need to have a primary care physician assess your symptoms and uncover causation. ...Read more

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My CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis showed sclerosis on both sides of the SI joints, indicating sacroiltis. Is this indicative of multiple sclerosis?

My CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis showed sclerosis on both sides of the SI joints, indicating sacroiltis. Is this indicative of multiple sclerosis?

Of course not: "Sclerosis" is a general term that refers to pathological hardening of tissue due especially to calcification or overgrowth of fibrous tissue. In the CNS, where there is no fibrous tissue, it refers to an analogous process of tissue degeneration. Multiple sclerosis by definition occurs only in the CNS, not in joints. This sort of information is readily obtainable from a quick web search. ...Read more

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It feelslike my rib is poking my liver it hurts and burns ihave sclosis in my back where ribs connected could it damage my liver?

It feelslike my rib is poking my liver it hurts and burns ihave sclosis in my back where ribs  connected could it damage my liver?

A pinched nerve : What you are likely feeling is a pinched nerve which could be due to your scoliosis causing impingement on the nerve that gives you sensory information from your liver area. I would recommend seeing a pain management specialist who can determine if that is the case. Best wishes for a full recovery. ...Read more

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What to do if I have multiple sclerosis and What to do if I have chronic severe pain,?

What to do if I have multiple sclerosis and What to do if I have chronic severe pain,?

Challenging?: Approximately 90% of all MS patients at some point encounter pain, and in most cases relatively easy to treat and control. However, important to know if MS is causing the pain or you possess a co-morbidity. See your neurologist and get the answers. ...Read more

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What do I need to know about multiple sclerosis? How serious is it?

What do I need to know about multiple sclerosis? How serious is it?

Quite variable: The course of MS can be quite variable. In a small number of cases the disease seems to "burn itself out." ...Read more

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What do I need to know about multiple sclerosis? How serious is it?

What do I need to know about multiple sclerosis? How serious is it?

If MS diagnosed: MS is a treatable and controllable disease in 2014 with 13 available meds. It is an autoimmune attack on the brain, spinal cord, and eyes, starting in late 20's, early 30's, and commonly associated with attacks or relapses. Occurs in genetically susceptible folks with environment playing a role. You should work with neurologist and use potent med, plus vitamin D supplements. ...Read more

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Which is more serious: multiple sclerosis or lupus?

Which is more serious: multiple sclerosis or lupus?

Hard to answer: Either of these can be a very serious, difficult to treat illness. Some forms of lupus are fairly benign, some cases of MS are quiet without many symptoms. Either can lead to a healthy life with a normal life span though. ...Read more

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Diagnose 2 yrs ago w/ vulvar lichen sclerosis n 2008. Haven't bin ck'd since. Clitoris disapprng. Is this serious?

Possibly: Lichen sclerosis can cause significant genital scarring. Likely that is what is occurring to you. I would recommend that you follow up with you gynecologist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I am wanting to find out why i have been having severe feelings of falling while sitting I do have multiple sclerosis and spinal stenosis ?

I am wanting to find out why i have been having severe feelings of falling  while sitting   I do have multiple sclerosis and  spinal stenosis ?

Ataxia: Would blame the MS for your sensations, and likely you have lesions over cerebellum and brainstem. Key is whether you are having relapse, and if so, this needs to be treated. You do not mention your medication, but you need a potent disease modifying agent, not the self injectables of the past. B-12 and Vit D levels should be checked. ?Concierge appt here on site? ...Read more

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Multiple sclerosis (ms) vs type 1 diabetes. Which is more serious?

Multiple sclerosis (ms) vs type 1 diabetes. Which is more serious?

Apples vrs oranges: Both can cause long-term disability, but i think both can have excellent outcomes if treated expertly, in concert with a conscientious pt. Being a neurologist, cannot comment more on diabetes, but these days, the treatment and understanding of ms is amazing, and with the newer oral meds, most pts will likely have a far better outcome. So, both areas are advancing rapidly, and optimism is real. ...Read more

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Is nuclear sclerosis of the eye serious and is it associated with diseases such as ms?

Nuclear sclerosis: This term means "hardening of the center of the lens". This is a natural aging process. It wiil, in time lead to cataract formation. However, this could take upto 10-20 years depending on other medical conditions and genetics. ...Read more

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Biopsy: might be lichen sclerosis. ObGyn is in doubt. Symptoms: severe burning redness lots of small veigns no white spots no scarring. Diff diagn?

Biopsy: might be lichen sclerosis. ObGyn is in doubt. Symptoms: severe burning redness lots of small veigns no white spots no scarring. Diff diagn?

You got your dx: If your biopsy sample was representative of the worst part of the affected area then you got your definitive dx; if your gynecologist doubts it he can discuss with the pathologist and ask for a review or second opinion ...Read more

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Xray recently shows severe joint space narrowing involve the patellofemoral compartment with underlying subchondral sclerosis & osteophyte formation?

Xray recently shows severe joint space narrowing involve the patellofemoral compartment with underlying subchondral sclerosis & osteophyte formation?

Osteoarthritis: These are classical findings of osteoarthritis being spelled out by the radiologist. Osteoarthritis develops as we lose the cartilage that is not seen on X-ray and usually leaves a "joint space" on films. During this degenerative cascade, sclerosis happens to the bone under cartilage and bone tries to increase its surface area when weakened by forming spurs called osteophytes. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 18 with multiple sclerosis and severe back pain my neurologist won't prescribe me anything for the pain. Find another doctor? What to do?

I am 18 with multiple sclerosis and severe back pain my neurologist won't prescribe me anything for the pain. Find another doctor? What to do?

Need clarification: Is your neurologist really prescribing nothing or has s/he tried things and they haven't worked and s/he isn't sure what else to prescribe. Some patients need to work with a pain management specialist along with their ms specialist. If s/he has truly not tried anything then a second opinion may be helpful. We often use seizure meds and antidepressants to help with pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Sclerosis (Definition)

We neurologists employ the term to describe localized damage involving the central nervous system, and sclerosis means scarring. If in many areas, might be multiple sclerosis. If affecting the motor nerve cell, ...Read more