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Why Are Anal Hemorrhoids Associated With Cirrhosis Of The Liver
Are mesenteric varices a potential complication of abdominal adhesions after colectomy be of colon cancer? (in the setting of none to mild cirrhosis)
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
Why are there low density lesions seen associated with the liver and how do the liver becomes enlarged?
Many possibilities: for "low density lesions" in liver on CT scan. MOST of these are benign cyst, hemangioma, or adenoma and no concern. But cancer can also be a "low density lesion" if the exam was done without contrast. Enlarged liver is due to abnormal fat storage. If you have your CT study on a CD, I can review it at healthtap.com/saurbornmd. Click the Send Message button to start. ...Read more
Etoh, hepatitis, etc: Alcohol and hepatitis c are the most common causes of cirrhosis in the us. Worldwide, hepatitis b is #1 etiology. Other causes include toxins, heart failure, inflammatory autoimmune diseases, or unknown causes in about 30% of cases (idiopathic). Hepatocellular cancer (primary liver ca) can occur in long standing cirrhosis from any cause but more so in a background of hepatitis b or c infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have you noticed any links between the use of isotretinoin and the development of various liver/ biliary system disorders (i.E.: hepatic cholestasis)?
NO: Isotretinoin is one of the most researched medications on the planet. Roche , the initial company that made the medication, did tons of studies on this med. There have been reported cases of depression, ulcerative colitis, crohn's disease coming on while someone is on isotretinoin. Some of these cases were won in courts of law. Later studies suggested that these were probably coincidence. ...Read more
How and why is there an increase in urobilinogen levels in hepatocellular dysfunctions like alcoholic liver disease, cirrhosis and malignancy of liver?
Obstruction: When the liver is prevented from doing it's job due to disease it shows itself through elevation of certain chemicals in the blood because it is being blocked by physical disruption of the anatomy and bile goes into the blood causing yellowing of the skin ( jaundice). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is portal hypertension with enlargement of main portal vein with presence of perisplenic and perigastric variceals? How serious is this?
Are there any types of cirrhosis that cause the liver to get softer, or am i not understanding the condition? Normal fibroscan/contrast CT and LFTs.
Infection/cirrhosis: Read the following. <a href="http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3562722/" if this web site does not get you there then try typing in national library of medicine to your browser and go from there. ...Read more
Many causes: The top 2 causes are viral (hepatitis C) or alcohol related,. Other causes include, metabolic, genetic, and autoimmune causes. Please see a liver doctor who can test you for the different causes and manage your symptoms. Fatty liver disease is becoming more prevalent and can lead to cirrhosis. ...Read more
Elevate several fold: You are asking about the risk of blood clot in patients with cancer. The risk is increased several fold over normal people. Cancer cells themselves are making substances that help them move through the blood stream then stop and make more cancer cells. This favors clot. Patients with cancer also tend to have less activity as the cancer advances which also favors clot. ...Read more
I have portal hypertension with enlargement of main portal vein along with renal disease. I am so toxic! do of these cause that plus nausea?
Assume you mean: Colorectal cancer metastatic to liver? A common progression pattern for those that fail. Most are assymptomatic detected by imaging, but progression can lead to liver failure, jaundice and ascites. Some limited metastasis can be treated surgically, with intra-arteial therapy with chemo or radioactive beads. Liver failure can lead to coma and GI bleeding du to varices as well. ...Read more
What is the prognosis of liver cirrhosis with stage 4 liver cancer? Why people with liver cirrhosis/liver cancer have low hemoglobin, red blood cells?
Need to ask your ono: Your oncologist can help. Anemia can be caused by blood loss(which is common in patients with cirrhosis(GI blood loss due to varices). Poor blood formation is also common(Anemia of chronic disease). Blood transfusion can help the pateint. Keep Hemoglobin near 10 Grams. There is some treatment for Liver cancer that could be tried(the medicine is called Nexavar(Sorafenib) ...Read more
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