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I'm a 23 year old female, 11 weeks ago gave birth to a large baby, have noticed a firm lump on the left side of abdomen, I put it down to my body changing and getting back to normal state but it hasn't gone, causing no pain?

I'm a 23 year old female, 11 weeks ago gave birth to a large baby, have noticed a firm lump on the left side of abdomen, I put it down to my body changing and getting back to normal state but it hasn't gone, causing no pain?

11 wks post delivery: If you had a C-section, the "lump" is probably a hematoma, or stitch abscess. If you had a normal delivery, this mass could be a hernia or a torn abdominal muscle. See your OB physician for an exam. All of the above are easily treated. ...Read more

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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 does the liver do to keep the body healthy?

What does the liver do to keep the body healthy?

Liver Functions: The liver has many functions. Primarily, it filters the blood, detoxifying chemicals and drugs. It also makes proteins that are important for blood clotting and other functions. In addition, it makes bile, which is secreted back into the digestive tract, which helps with digestion and other functions. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Where in your body is your liver if 65 yr old male drinker?

Where in your body is your liver if 65 yr old male drinker?

See below: Under your left ribs. However if you have liver disease, it could extend below your belly button. ...Read more

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If liver is located on right side then what could being hurting me on my left lower side of body?

If liver is located on right side then what could being hurting me on my left lower side of body?

Lower side: Usually when people have left lower side body/ abdominal aches, I think of the following, the ovaries, and the sigmoid colon usually are the common things. ...Read more

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What is the function of andrews liver salt in the body?

What is the function of andrews liver salt in the body?

Pricey placebo: The stuff is a mix of magnesium sulphate (which will give you loose bowels), sodium bicarbonate (which may make you belch) and citric acid (for taste, I suppose). It won't touch your liver. It is a scam. Don't waste your money. If you are sick, get with a scientific practitioner who's required by law not to tell you outrageous untruths. ...Read more

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Is kratom dangerous to ingest? How is it processed in the body? Liver?

Dangerous & illegal: Kratom is an herb that produces narcotic-like effect. No controlled studies are available for review however it is illegal in several countries. ...Read more

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How does liver disease affect your body?

How does liver disease affect your body?

Liver disease: The most important function of the liver is the clearing of toxins from the blood as well as produce substance that are necessary for daily living. A diseased liver can not do neither of them well. ...Read more

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Does liver regenerate as soon as alcohol out of body?

Does liver regenerate as soon as alcohol out of body?

Recovery: Some degree of recovery is possible depending on how much damage has been done - amount and length of abuse are important factors. ...Read more

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I am taking various anti-dipressants for over 10 years now. Can I continue? WIll it affect badly my body, (eg liver)?

I am taking various anti-dipressants for over 10 years now. Can I continue? WIll it affect badly my body, (eg liver)?

Antidepressants: You need to work closely with your prescribing physician on any dosing or medication changes. You certainly would not want to go cold turkey! ...Read more

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I am a Canadian female in my sixties and have liver problems. I can't seem to get a diagnosis from the Drs. Where can I go to get a quick diagnosis?

I am a Canadian female in my sixties and have liver problems. I can't seem to get a diagnosis from the Drs. Where can I go to get a quick diagnosis?

Liver doctor: You have not mentioned who you have seen It is important to mention that if are you drinking alcohol, using illicit substances or have use in the past, this could be the problem. One concern could be something like hep b or c. The best consideration I can give is to see a GI doctor or hepatologist. I am not sure where in Canada to go. See your local doctor first for referra. ...Read more

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What other body functions are affected by cirrhosis of the liver?

What other body functions are affected by cirrhosis of the liver?

ESLD manifestations: No system of the body is spared in the syndrome of cirrhosis with end-stage liver disease (esld). Will see general deterioration, endocrine problems, cardiovascular, GI (diarrhea, gastropathy) pancreatic-biliary, neurologic, hematologic (coagulopathy ; bone marrow abnormalities), lung (hepatopulmonary), kidney (hepatorenal), lymphatic, dermatologic, musculoskeletal, ;higher risks of cancer. ...Read more

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Can a liver disease cause bad body odor?

Can a liver disease cause bad body odor?

Yes: Yes it can specially advanced liver disease. ...Read more

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Good day. .. what do I do cure the liver spots on my body?

Liver spots: These can be treated by bleaching creams and a number of different lasers. See a good dermatologist and begin a treatment regimine ...Read more

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If some ones blood group is ab+ can he take liver from any body?

If some ones blood group is ab+ can he take liver from any body?

Not that simple.: Blood type, crossmatch, & HLA testing all need to be asesed before one can be considered for use (regarding liver transplant). ...Read more

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Why does the body retain fluids when the kidney and liver are failing?

Why does the body retain fluids when the kidney and liver are failing?

Complicated question: Liver and kidney are two major metabolic morgans in the body. Simply speaking, they are the factories to generate the products that the body can use and eliminate the side products that body will not use or too much. Once they fail to function normally, fluid with those material cannot be eliminated, fluid will accumulate inside the body. ...Read more

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Once a liver infection has spread to the body can the infection be cured?

Liver infection: Depends upon the type of infection to which you may be referring. Generally, it is infection elsewhere which spreads to the liver. If you provide more details might be of further help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to your body when you get liver failure and die right away?

Well depends: Are you asking if you get liver failure will your kidneys and all organs also fail?

I would say no. I woudl also say that if you get liver failure you need an emergency transplant. You need to see a doctor because you will die if you do not.

If you have already died from liver failure... Well then you are dead. Do you want to know what happens... They cremate you or bury you I guess. ...Read more

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For 55+ female, what are the typical physical symptoms of early/mid stage liver diseases?

For 55+ female, what are the typical physical symptoms of early/mid stage liver diseases?

May be none: Early liver disease most often has no obvious symptoms and is usually more of a laboratory test finding. Symptoms of fatigue, itching, jaundice, dark urine, light colored stools, certain skin vessel findings, fluid build up, confusion after eating much protein, gastrointestinal bleeding are some symptoms of late stage liver damage. ...Read more

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What can you take for pain when the enzymes in the liver are high for a 20 year old female?

What can you take for pain when the enzymes in the liver are high for a 20 year old female?

Many medicines: Ibuprofen, aspirin, or naprosyn (naproxen) can alleviate pain without hurting the liver. Check with your doctor if the pain persists. ...Read more

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Is it true that septocaine is the hardest of all anesthesias for the liver and body to excrete?

Is it true that septocaine is the hardest of all anesthesias for the liver and body to excrete?

No: There are many different local anesthetics, many have longer half lives, that is to say it takes longer to remove other anesthetics from the body versus septocaine. ...Read more