What is Liver?

Liver is an organ related to gastrointestinal system which helps in multiple ways to filter the blood as well as to secret certain enzymes and hormones. The largest gland of the body, lying beneath the diaphragm in the right hypochondrium and upper part of the epigastric region; it is of irregular shape and weighs from 1–2 kg, or about one fortieth the weight of the body.

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i have been having a liver can i know if my liver is doing fine now?? say if my liver is enlarged ? how big threat is it??and how can i control or bring it down to normal size and ..what fooding precautions i need to take .......please advise
welcome to HCM get liver function test done if normal ur liver is normal if u r overeweight reduce ur wt with excersize,decrease diet intake,dont use alcohol.
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hi doctor my son is diagnosed with a liver enlargement of 9.8cm and has bruising in his body. doctors say he has av malformation in the liver .please advice what is normal liver size of a 4.5yrs
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Liver size should be approximately 5cm vertical length in his age. AVM of the liver is an abnormal connection of the arteries and veins which cause organ damage and in most cases cardiac failure. Since it is in the liver, the Doctor can explain various...
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What kind of vitamins should one take for liver repair and or liver health?
dear Tori-Thompson, welcome to hcm.
please mention the place wher you've put up so that we can suggest u better and in a customised way.
first and foremost, cut down the amount of alcohol for a better liver.
Add more of naturally occuring foods in ur diet and avoid red meat.
Kindly avoid highly/...
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hi, Ive had a non-severe dull ache in the right-side of my torso (and back to a certain extent) for a couple of days now. it is in the general area of my liver and it is most noticable when i lay down at night to sleep. Its not a pain which keeps me awake at night, though often in certain sleeping positions it feels more like a sharp cramp , and I have the urge to stretch . I have no idea if it has anything to do with my liver, but it is in that area and feels like its beneath my ribcage. I m a 29 yr old male, and I dont drink heavily (or much at all these days), though in my early 20s i did indulge probably a little too much. Is this something I should get checked? many thanks
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consult a general physician or gastoentrologist and if required get liver function test and abdominal ultrasound examination to rule out liver ailment.
If everything is fine with your liver then consult orthopedic surgeon
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My friend is suffering from liver problem n other doctor tht he live only fr 2 yrs its true is there any changes of saving him His age is 31 n name sid from last 4 yrs he is suffering from liver problem
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you should write in details with what liver disease he is suffering only than proper answer is must have second opinion before coming to any conclusion.
‘Hope I have answered your query, I will be available to answer your follow up queries, “Wish you...
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my son who is 2 years 9 months , he had bloted stomach for which we did do test and found his liver which is 13.5cm and spleen is 11.8 cm , we had already done thelesmia test and found no thelismia . but he is leading a very healthy life with no energy down at any given point of time . in test even the Portal veain is also clear - no blockage, doctor is suggesting biopsy of liver - i am confused kindly guide
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There are many causes for hepatospleenomegally in a child including some congenital diseases. If all other tests like complete blood count, LFT and others, liver biopsy is suggested.
Before going to do a liver biopsy, you have to do coagulation profile which...
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Hi I was just wanting a 2nd opinion..I recently went for GB surgery, they tried laporscopic but couldn t do it that way had to open me up, only to discover they couldn t take it that way either as it was to inflamed and was wedged between my stomach and liver and could possibly be fused to either :-( so they just closed me back up.. I haven t really got any answers as to what the next step is to having it out.. he said sending me to a liver specialist and possibly waiting another 4-6 mon. Should I be worried about it rupturing, will it go down enough to take out.. just kinda left in the dark here.. any info would be greatly appreciated and if you have every heard of this before.. Thanks in advance
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Gall bladder surgeries are one of the most commonly performed surgeries these days, even on youngsters. it is usually done after ultrasound and blood tests which can tell in advance in most of the cases if there is an active infection going on. however, in my...
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i take 8 of the tylenol 650 milligrams every night for severe pain,will this hurt me,I have done this for over a year and seem fine just in loads of pain still i cant kill the pain,no matter how many i take.What symptoms do I need to watch for if my liver does start to be affected.So far I got no yellowing of skin as I read on net.Maybe my liver is extreamly strong or will I just die without notice?
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Tylenol is a very mild pain killer. If you are not having any relief then it is better to start taking a stronger pain killer in a smaller dose. Regarding the adverse effects on liver, go for liver function tests from a lab and see if any of your liver...
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My 4 and half year son got the USG report of whole abdomen, it is mentioned that Liver is slightly enlarged in size homogenous parenchymal echotexture. No sizable focal lesion seen. Infra hepatic biliary radicles are not dilated. Portal hapatis measures 7 mm. kindly suggest for this. Kindly not that he doesn t want to have any meal at any time. We have to forcefully feed him and it takes more than one hour to feed him every time. Moreover sometimes he vomit too. kindly suggest.
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you should do liver enzymes findings.
The most common liver disorders which is found by ultrasound is fatty liver which can be found in healthy people, but usually is resulting from elevated blood lipids, overweight and elevated blood sugar. If ultrasounds didnt find...
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