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A pain around the gallbladder that comes goes. Nothing wrong on ultrasound. My poo is almost white. Old liver lac from motorcycle accident 1 yr ago?

A pain around the gallbladder that comes goes.  Nothing wrong on ultrasound. My poo is almost white. Old liver lac from motorcycle accident 1 yr ago?

Seek MD for followup: White/pale stool consistent with lack of bile, and may even see oil slick in toilet bowl if diet of hi oil/fat. Blockage can be intermittent, and assume normal bilirubin and allkaline phos. Be sure the common bile duct is not dilated (widened), and be sure pancreas (amylase/lipase test) ok. Happy to consult. Pain could also be from a prior operation — need more info ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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Is this liver damage? Some parts of my skin are yellow, but my eyes are white. I have liver pain.

Is this liver damage? Some parts of my skin are yellow, but my eyes are white. I have liver pain.

Can't tell: Without blood tests. Yellow skin can be result of jaundice (advanced liver damage) or from another cause, such as excessive carotene. You might have hepatitis, which can infect others, so please get it checked out. ...Read more

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White spots on my liver ultra sound?

White spots on my liver ultra sound?

Hard to say: Usually they are hemangiomas which are benign but without seeing the picture, I can't say for sure. Check the report and see if they made any recommendations. ...Read more

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I saw a large grey/white spot on my liver during an ultrasound. What are some possible causes?

I saw a large grey/white spot on my liver during an ultrasound. What are some possible causes?

Not possible: To say without seeing the images and knowing history/symptoms. The report should describe abnormal findings and provide a presumptive cause for any abnormalities seen. ...Read more

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Can fatty liver cause white patches on tongue? Pls help. I am diagnoised by fatty liver 4 months after delivery.i have white round patches on tongue.

Can fatty liver cause white patches on tongue? Pls help. I am diagnoised by fatty liver 4 months after delivery.i have white round patches on tongue.

Yes: Yes, the tongue can be involved. http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4565213_liver-disease-affect-body.html
See an oral surgeon or ENT doc to make sure that nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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Elevated enzymes in liver and white blood cell count elevated?

Elevated enzymes in liver and white blood cell count elevated?

Liver testing: With the situation of elevation of liver enzymes and white blood cells, this requires a follow up with a physician to rule out an infection. Further, imaging including abdominal ultrasound or ct scan of the abdomen may be warranted as well depending on the physical examination by the physician. ...Read more

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High white blood count ,raised liver enzymes and low grade fevers for more than 3 weeks?

High white blood count ,raised liver enzymes and low grade fevers for more than 3 weeks?

Why do you ask?: You're already under a physician's care. Depending on how high the liver enzymes are, what white cells are up, by how much, and whether they look normal, and what's found on physical exam, you'll get a workup. This stuff is often medication allergy; you may be checked for viral hepatitis, hemochromatosis, Wilson's, autoimmune disease, or it may just be your liver asking for more aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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What can cause high Active (holotranscobalamin) B12 levels in blood, when red & white cell & platelet counts, liver & kidney function are all normal?

What can cause high Active (holotranscobalamin) B12 levels in blood, when red & white cell & platelet counts, liver & kidney function are all normal?

It's just you: This test itself is not mainstream. It is experimental. A high value on a B12 is never a clinical concern. Reference ranges at real labs are set so that a few percent of healthy folks fall outside on either end. ...Read more

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Elevated Liver Enzymes & White Blood Cell. Sonogram showed lesion and fatty. I don't drink alcohol. Hep. Was neg.

Elevated Liver Enzymes & White Blood Cell.  Sonogram showed lesion and fatty.  I don't drink alcohol. Hep. Was neg.

Need more info: What is your BMI? Are you diabetic? Are you on any medications? If you are overweight, even if you are on the high side of normal, losing weight will help.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I have 2 intra abdominal Desmoid tumours, gardeners syndrome. My colon removed. A recent ct scan should white spots on my liver. What could this be?

I have 2 intra abdominal Desmoid tumours, gardeners syndrome. My colon removed. A recent ct scan should white spots on my liver. What could this be?

Possibilities : Actually this isn't so rare. Gardner's isn't so uncommon, it just gets missed or called common familial polyposis. Desmoids are very common in Gardner's. And Desmoids don't spread to the liver like this. I am hoping these are von Meyerburg complexes or hemangiomas or something, but my concern is a tiny colon cancer did metastasize. Your physician will follow up with radiologist input. ...Read more

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My Lab results show low white blood cell count & liver enzymes over 1000. Found out I have enlarged spleen and Cholecystitis. What could be the cause?

My Lab results show low white blood cell count & liver enzymes over 1000. Found out I have enlarged spleen and Cholecystitis. What could be the cause?

Liver disease: Cholesystitis doesn't usually cause a low white count, enlarged spleen and severe elevation of liver enzymes. Chronic hepatitis is suggested. It could be viral or autoimmune. A gastroenterologist should be involved in your care, and an abdominal surgeon should be consulted about the inflammation of the gall bladder which may be chronic rather than acute. ...Read more

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Do the selcept increase the livers anzyme?

Do the selcept increase the livers anzyme?

It can: You are asking about cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) or mycophenolate, correct? Elevation of the liver enzyme transaminases sgot/ast and sgpt/alt is fairly common. Your physician knows about this and can guide you on what to do. ...Read more

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My liver size is 14.4?

That's normal: Up to 15 cm on the right is perfectly fine, a taller person's liver may be several cm taller itself, and some folks have an odd-shaped liver with a much bigger span but that works fine. ...Read more

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What does the liver do?

What does the liver do?

Synthetic plant: Along with detoxifying, as dr. Proffitt said, the liver is a major site of protein synthesis for the body. It make albumin, the protein in your blood that maintains osmotic balance. It also makes many of the clotting factors that keep you from bleeding to death. That's why when you liver fails you bloat (due to loss of osmotic balance) and bleed (due to loss of clotting factors). ...Read more

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What is a gressy liver?

Fatty liver: Extra fat storage in the liver is a result of obesity. In the same way we store fat in the obvious parts of our body (arms, abdomen, legs, face) when we gain weight, we will store fat in our organs inside of us. ...Read more

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Can you feel your liver?

Can you feel your liver?

Hopefully not: Most individuals cannot feel their liver. It can be difficult for physicians to feel the liver unless it is enlarged. Normally on exam we may feel the distal edge, however, it is sometimes easier to percuss the size. In thin patients it can be easier. If someone has liver disease the liver edge can be found as low as the iliac crest or hip. Hope this helps, good luck. ...Read more

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We can change the liver?

We can change the liver?

Huh?: Too vague a question. Do you mean change for better or worse, or switch it for another-transplant? ...Read more

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What is liver shrinkage?

Likely Cirrhosis: I suspect you mean that the liver has become smaller. A liver which has cirrhosis will become smaller and shrunken. This is a bad sign of advanced disease. ...Read more

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Where is your liver ?

Where is your liver

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Right upper belly: The liver is in the right upper belly, actually protected by the lower ribs of the right side of the rib cage. ...Read more

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What is homogenous liver?

Normal: This is a radiological term meaning that it looks similar throughout the whole substance, without any unusual spots or areas. Pat yourself on the back and keep doing what you are. If there are other problems at
least the liver is probably not the cause. ...Read more

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How to cleanse your liver?

How to cleanse your liver?

Avoid meds/booze!: To improve liver functioning, stop alcohol and any recreational drug abuse. Avoid a lot of supplements and over the counter meds. Take meds only as prescribed. There is no way to detoxify using any supplement that promises to "clean your liver." Ads that say their diet or supplement will do so are all a bunch of malarkey. ...Read more

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How much for a new liver.?

Very expensive: Liver transplant surgery and meds to prevent rejection are very expensive. However, most insurances will cover that cost if they deem it appropriate. ...Read more

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How large can a liver get?

17 lb: This is the biggest I've seen -- alcoholic hepatitis. I believe this was a suicide-by-alcohol. Livers containing large amounts of metastatic cancer may be similarly oversized. ...Read more

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What is a wraparound liver?

Wrap around liver: This is a normal variant where the left lobe of the liver is enlongated and wraps around the spleen. ...Read more

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What exactly is lily-liver?

What exactly is lily-liver?

Coward: Being lily-livered a colloquial expresion for being coward, "lacking blood in the liver". ...Read more

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What is good for the liver?

What is good for the liver?

Body respect: The liver is a cleaner for toxins, creates essential proteins, has a large part in digestion, and stores glycogen for energy. These are just a few of its vital functions. It is important to avoid fatty foods, excessive alcohol, street drugs, infections such as hepatitis A/B/C/D/E, and unhealthy diets. Drinking water and even coffee in moderation can help. Proper nutrition is essential. ...Read more

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Where is the liver located?

Where is the liver located?

Liver: The liver is located in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen, immediately below the right lung/diaphragm. It is beneath the lower margin of the rib cage. ...Read more

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How fo I do a liver cleanse?

How fo I do a liver cleanse?

Here's a safer way: I'M ALL FOR IT IF by "cleanse" you mean adopting a healthy lifestyle with routine exercise, cutting out tobacco, reducing alcohol & sugary drinks, minimizing highly processed foods & fats, & adding in lean proteins, whole fruits, vegetables, & nuts. DON'T DO IT IF instead you mean taking some fads diet, enema, colonic, or purgative to lose weight or supposedly rid your body of unspecified "toxins." ...Read more

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Does liver rite really work?

Does liver rite really work?

I doubt it: It is a pricey mix of simple nutrients and (according to some sources and not others) milk thistle (which has failed many but not all controlled studies for various liver problems -- it does seem to interact with the drug-detoxifying systems in the liver). If you want to take good care of your liver, avoid alcohol and stay lean and physically fit. ...Read more

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Will a lacerated liver heal?

Yes: In fact, it's fairly common to find old scars from previous lacerations, known and unknown. ...Read more