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Can recreational drugs hurt my liver?

Can recreational drugs hurt my liver?

Depends : Lots can it depends on their metabolism, how they are used and if you get a disease from them. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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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When your liver hurts, is that a bad sign?

When your liver hurts, is that a bad sign?

What's causing pain?: The liver itself has no pain fibers, as true with brain--either can be sliced with a surgical tool and no pain. The capsule or linings of each organ has pain fibers. Unlikely to have 'liver pain' unless something is irritating the lining. So, find out what's causing the pain, and how to stop it will become clear. Try the following: stop-if ingesting-alcohol, coffee, hot/spicy foods, Aspirin drugs. ...Read more

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How badly would it hurt after donating part of my liver & how long would recovery take?

How badly would it hurt after donating part of my liver & how long would recovery take?

It depends: It depends on the type of donation. Left lobe donation (to a child) is an easier operation with a shorter recovery. Right lobe donation (to an adult) is much more complicated and is associated with pain, possible death, bile duct complications in up to 30%, and can take 3-6 months to recover from. You would need to discuss this with the surgeon. ...Read more

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Would you only hurt in your back on the right upper side if you may have something wrong with your liver or would you have more symptoms?

Would you only hurt in your back on the right upper side if you may have something wrong with your liver or would you have more symptoms?

Other possibilities : It could be gall bladder, lungs, muscular, other? See a doctor for a physical evaluation and perhaps labs or imaging studies as judged appropriate by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can seroqual make your liver hurt?

Can seroqual make your liver hurt?

Seroquel (quetiapine): Possible when seroquel (quetiapine) is prescribed for long time & your liver is already compromised, such as with hepatitis. ...Read more

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Does coffee hurt or help the liver?

There is not enough: Data to the best of my knowledge in the literature to fully comment on this one way or another. ...Read more

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Could your liver make your back hurt?

Could your liver make your back hurt?

Maybe gallstones?: Stones in the gallbladder (gb) can project pain to the back --they migrate into the neck of the gb (& block exit of bile) or into the common bile duct. Symptomless gallstones may be diagnosed by chance by imaging or during investigation for some other condition. Only 10% become symptomatic within 5 years of detection.Ultrasound, CT scan, MRCP find stones & CCK-HIDA scan can suggest dysfunction. ...Read more

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Why does my right liver hurt when i cough?

See your doctor: Could be something as serious as pneumonia in the base of the right lung. ...Read more

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What is the best headache pill to take that don't hurt your liver?

What is the best headache pill to take that don't hurt your liver?

Depends : All analgesics have potential side effects. Ibuprofen and Naproxen tend to spare the liver but not the stomach. Pick your adverse effect. Aspirin is similar but may affect the liver in susceptible people. ...Read more

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What to if I am on pain medication that contains acetaminphen how much does it take to hurt your liver?

Upper limit: Many short acting pain medications contain acetaminophen. You need to limit your daily intake to less than 2000 mg per day of acetaminophen. Drink plenty of water to help flush your system. ...Read more

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Ran into cornor of table & it hit me on right side near liver, could I have damaged liver? Hurts really badly.

Ran into cornor of table & it hit me on right side near liver, could I have damaged liver? Hurts really badly.

Possibly: The liver sits in the right upper quadrant, and so it is possible that am injury to that area can damage the liver. With all that being said, it would be highly unusual to injure your liver by the mechanism you described. If you are concerned, consider being seen where an exam and possibly a scan.Can rule out a more serious injury. ...Read more

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Could hydrocodone hurt my liver?

Possibly: Hydrocodone usually contains Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen)). Too much Acetaminophen can hurt the liver. Liver specialists i work with say 4, 000 milligrams (mg) is the max amount daily, divided into several doses of 1-2 tablets every 4-6 hours. For someone with liver disease, no more than 2, 000 mg daily is usually recommended by specialists. Do not drink alcohol with hydrocodone or tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Will elevated liver function make your back hurt?

Maybe: Elevated liver function tests with swelling of the liver often is associated with liver tenderness when palpation is performed just beneath the rib cage. Back pain just beneath the right shoulder blade is commonly present with gallstone attacks, and this is often associated with elevated lft's. ...Read more

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How much damage does drinking with mono hurt your liver?

How much damage does drinking with mono hurt your liver?

Mono causes: inflammation of the liver and elevation of your liver enzymes. Your liver is not working as well while you have mono. Since alcohol is metabolized in the liver, you should not drink any alcohol if you have mono. ...Read more

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I have cirrhosis of the liver and need to know how or if e cigarette can hurt me?

I have cirrhosis of the liver and need to know how or if e cigarette can hurt me?

Yes, it can: Smoking increases the damage caused by injurious agents in liver disease. Several studies have shown association of increased liver damage with smoking in patients with alcoholic liver disease and viral hepatitis, as well as fatty liver disease. If you have cirrhosis, do yourself a favor and stop smoking. ...Read more

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Thought with an enlarged liver, why does my left side hurt instead of my right side?

2 reasons: First, a enlarged liver can actually involve the left side too if it gets very big. Secondly, sometimes the spleen also swells when the liver enlarges - and this is on your left side. See your doctor just to be sure everything is ok. ...Read more

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What else besides melatonin can I take to help me if my seroqel is started to make my liver hurt.

Melatonin : Try natural substances such as valerian which you could find at health food stores. ...Read more