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What Pain Meds Can Be Taken With Liver Disease Without Causing More Liver Damage
Ask your doctor: There many types of "liver disease." you have to ask your gi/liver doctor what meds are best/worst for you. Your doctor will be able to give you a very clear list. ...Read more
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
Could i be overdosing on OTC pain killers, but not have to go to the ER from it cause liver damage / liver disease?
Yes: Many such medications are metabolized by the liver and in excess are toxic. ...Read more
Is it possible for IV fluid flush or liver damage post meloxicam overdose to cause a heart murmur?
No: The issues would be unrelated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Statins: Can be used sometimes if liver function is closely monitored. ...Read more
Can antibiotic be given to liver cirrohtic patients ' also there is an inguinal hernia, can this patient be operated. Liver cirrhosis is due to alcoho?
Excessive use of Painkillers with already damaged liver (0-3), can cause more damage ( more fibrosis) or just elevated chemistry blood tests?
Can ginger root be taken safely to help nausea symptoms in a person who's liver is failing due to carcinoid cancer?
Can pain in liver area be due to some other factor? Ultrasound of liver, spleen, and pancreas are ok.
Often when a person: experiences pain in the right upper quadrant/RUQ of the abdomen one is tempted to say it is liver pain...the liver is the largest organ in that part of the body. Pain in the RUQ can come from the skin/muscles of the abdominal wall (shingles, muscle strain), inflammation of abdom lining (peritonitis), organs (add gall bladder, colon, kidney) or "referred" from lung, ribs ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My liver enzymes are high due to anyi-inflammatory meds I have been on. Can the high enzymes be the cause if severe abdominal pain/diaheria?
No.: High enzymes in and of themselves do not cause any difficulty. However, you may have liver disease severe enough to produce diarrhea. The height of your enzymes is not really predictive of the degree of liver dysfunction. "High" is a relative term with liver tests. NSAIDS can cause LFT elevations but unlikely to produce serious liver injury. ...Read more
Can low functioning gallbladder cause mild diffuse fatty liver? Is it safe to have gallbladder removed having fatty liver or will liver be injured?
Is it possible to have mildly elevated liver enzymes and some small spots on your liver during an ultrasound and have the two findings be totally unrelated? Could you have non alcoholic fatty liver disease and cysts or something similar?
Yes.: This is in fact common. Both liver cysts and liver enzyme abnormalities are very common. Therefore the overlap of those two is also common. It would be unlikely that a cyst alone would be responsible for liver enzyme elevations. ...Read more
Can doing a juice fast for 3 days cause jaundice? Or could there be an underlying problem with the liver?
After gallbladder removal can elevate liver enzymes, can liver be congested cause stone to be performed in the liver, can affect pancreatic?
Does having polycystic kidney disease and using medicinal marijuana to alleviate pain, cause problems with the kidneys?
Polycystic kidneys: Pain is not usually assciated with polycystic kidneys, but if you are smoking pot for some other kind of pain, i dont feel it will contribute to your kidney problem, whiach can cause hypertension and renal failure. But you should me under medical care and if possible avoid smoking marijuan, as it has other harmful effects on the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can kidney damage from nsaid's be reversed if person stops taking them? Is acetaminophen okay if you suspect disease of ur kidney? Thank you drs!
Yes and yes: Nsaid related injury usually reversible. Acetaminophen has a cumulative toxicity on the kidney but only after prolonged use. Ie at maximum strength used daily over several decades, it can cause kidney injury but is considered safe for the kidney even if you have advanced kidney disease. ...Read more
Can severe fatty liver disease not quite cirrhosis be stopped from getting worse with diet and exercise?
It is not likely..: Fatty liver by itself typically does not cause pain. Acute hepatitis--either from infection/alcohol/or drugs can cause pain, but you will have other symptoms as well. From knowing a bit of your history (you have lost 52lbs in 6 months and liver is only "borderline fatty"), i sincerely doubt the liver is the cause of your pain. Please consult doc for eval what else is causing your pain. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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