Hepatotoxicity

Overview

 

Toxic liver disease is damage to your liver. It’s also called hepatotoxicity or toxic hepatitis. It can cause serious symptoms or liver damage if you don’t get help.

Toxic liver disease may be mild or severe. If it goes on for a while, it could cause permanent liver scarring or cirrhosis. This can lead to liver failure or even death. In some severe cases, as with acetaminophen, even short-term use can be enough to cause liver failure.

 

 

What are the symptoms of hepatotoxicity?

 

  • Rash
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Dark-colored urine
  • Light-colored bowel movements
  • Jaundice (yellow skin and eyes)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fever

 

Medicine

Gallstone

Overview

 

Gallstones

 

Gallstones are hardened deposits of digestive fluid that can form in your gallbladder. Your gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ on the right side of your abdomen, just beneath your liver. The gallbladder holds a digestive fluid called bile that's released into your small intestine.

Gallstones range in size from as small as a grain of sand to as large as a golf ball. Some people develop just one gallstone, while others develop many gallstones at the same time.

 

Symptoms of  Gallstones

 

Severe and sudden pain in the upper right abdomen and possibly extending to the upper back

Fever and shivering

Severe nausea and vomiting

Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)

Clay colored stools or dark urine

 

 

Medicine

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