What are the symptoms of liver laceration?

See below. Pain is the most common symptom. This is due to bleeding. If the live capsule is intact the bleeding will be contained in the liver and the pain will be focused in the right upper abdomen. If the capsule is torn the bleeding will be throughout the abdomen and the pain will be more diffuse. Other symptoms could be fast heartbeat, shortness of breath, pale skin, blacking out, decreased urine.

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What is a liver laceration?

Cut or Tear. The liver is the largest organ in the body; although well-protected by the rib cage, it is prone to injury via blunt (car crashes, falls) or penetrating (gunshot, stabbing) trauma. Most of the time, these lacerations heal without the need for surgical rx, depending on the location and severity of the laceration. As julia child (via dan ackroyd) said, "never forget the liver". Read more...

What kind of accidents can result in a liver laceration?

Right abdominal inj. If there is sudden high velocity impact to right abdomen - can cause laceration. Read more...
All kinds! Liver injuries include blunt and penetrating. The latter are often caused by gunshots and stabbings, although industrial incidents also occur. In blunt force trauma, the most likely causes are car crashes, motorcycle wrecks and falls. Lacerations can be cause by direct trauma (e.g. Steering wheel impact) or deceleration and tearing of the livers attachments. Read more...

How long after a liver laceration will it be before I can workout and lift weights?

Depends. There are many factors that come into play when determining when it is appropriate to start a workout and weight lifting program after a liver laceration. These factors include the severity of the laceration, its location, the involvement of any major blood vessels, the surgery performed, and the strenuousness of the workout you desire to pursue. See your surgeon to address your specific needs. Read more...
Typically 6 weeks. But i would consult with your trauma surgeon who may want to perform some serologic testing and possible diagnostic imaging prior to giving consent. Read more...

What does a ninety percent damaged liver laceration mean and how long does it take to heal?

Liver lacerations. A liver laceration is caused by blunt force trauma; a transfer of energy. Car crashes, falls, beatings, boxing and sports injuries are most common causes. Some of these lacerations are observed and some require surgical intervention. The 90% may refer to some aspect of the liver function or the laceration. Ok to ask your health team. Read more...