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Abnormal Liver Ultrasound
Blood tests show abnormal liver function, normal ultrasounds, feeling fine, non drinker, abnormal for over 20 years.
Elevated LFT's: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (statins, Acetaminophen, etc.), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause of your LFT elevations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I had an abnormal LFT. Got a second one normal, but high B12. Liver ultrasound tech marked a large circular area was she marking how big around it was?
Ultrasound, LFT, B12: The short answer is I don't know. You can't see a high B12 or high LFT's on an ultrasound. The only way to know what it was is to ask your doctor. Usually the tech won't tell you what they see because that's really the doctor's job. There are a lot of commonly found cysts and things on ultrasound so don't freak out. See your doctor and good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Liver enzyme (alt only) abnormal at 68. Was normal previous two yrs. Hep. Panel negative, ultrasound normal. Should i worry? Moderate drinker (<14/wk)
1 m pelvic ab back pain. Ct shows: prominent spleen/liver follow up ultrasound shows: r 2.5 CM simple cyst/ l 4.0cm abnormal structure on ovary. What could it be?
Doctors found spots on my liver during a sonogram and they also said my kidney looks abnormal. Ive had chronic bathroom issues for over a year. ?
Problems: talk to your pcp concerning these issues and have them explain what the spots are and what is abnormal about you kidneys ...Read more
Lots of things: Ultrasound is a good way to image the liver for problems without using x-rays. Things that ultrasound picks up include gall bladder problems, masses in the liver, fluid around the liver, and problems with blood flow. It is most commonly used for problems with the gall bladder and biliary tree. ...Read more
Fatty liver: Lose weight if overweight, cut out alcohol if using; cut out simple sugars, starches, decrease fat in diet. Get followed up. Sometimes, fatty liver leads to chronic inflammation, even scarring in the liver. Check meds with doc. Can be reversible, but needs diligence and follow up. ...Read more
The sonogram is a test that looks at body organs with no radiation. It uses sound waves and can give us a 2 dimensional view of organs such as the kidney, liver, heart, and lungs. It can define spaces that are either solid or full of fluid. I can also guide large needles into an organ or near the spine, and can help define the area being cut open. Its a ...Read more
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