A 18-year-old male asked:
opinion plz?18 years old, used to drink a fair bit, i get mild tenderness around the liver and my skin itches, i feel tired sometimes. ultrasound, liver tests were fine<how accurate?, possible cause?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Beth Brown answered
Specializes in Pediatrics
Labs reassuring: Alcoholic cirrhosis can take many years to develop. A normal ultrasound and liver function tests means that your liver is healthy!! Your liver can detox itself very effectively because you are young. Your symptoms may be due to your liver working overtime, without actual liver damage. Make an effort to eat healthy foods, exercise regularly and avoid alcohol and you will likely feel much better.
Answered on Jun 3, 2014
Dr. Trachella Johnson foy answered
20 years experience Family Medicine
May be other cause: There are many potential causes of your vague symptoms. If evaluation so far is negative then it is not likely related to your liver is the problem. Discuss the individual symptoms with your doctor. There are other possible causes
Answered on Jun 7, 2014
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