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Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra Dr. Misra
Internal Medicine
18 years in practice
University of Pune, B. J. Medical College
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Can your liver enlarge when you have drink after hepatitis?

Can your liver enlarge when you have drink after hepatitis?

Yes: If there is any underlying hepatitis, avoid any hepatotoxic medications. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Liver (Definition)

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


Dr. Robert Uyeda Dr. Uyeda
Surgery
41 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Is this normal to feel pain in liver while I am in recovering stage from hepatitis a?After drinking some water i got relief from pain for few hours?

Is this normal to feel pain in liver while I am in recovering stage from hepatitis a?After drinking some water i got relief from pain for few hours?

Make sure : Your hepatitis is getting better, and not worse. Usually hepatitis a is self limited, but some cases can progress to more serious form. Get blood tests periodically to make sure you are improving. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Kessler Dr. Kessler
Family Medicine
11 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What can cause abnormaly high liver test repeatedly for almost a year now. Hepatitis testing came back negative. 30/f/ 121lbs. Do not drink alcohol.

What can cause abnormaly high liver test repeatedly for almost a year now. Hepatitis testing  came back  negative. 30/f/ 121lbs. Do not drink alcohol.

Consider biopsy: Make sure that you look at medications such as herbs, supplements, nsaids and avoid them to see if it helps. You should also have complete liver blood work done besides hepatitis panel as well as an ultrasound of your liver. If this comes back normal consider seeing a hepatologist and consider a biopsy for definitive answers. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Wartenberg Dr. Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
45 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Does drinking beer to about 300 to 500ml, very often, 3 to 4 times a year, would affect my liver , as im hepatitis b, but taking liv52?

Does drinking beer to about 300 to 500ml, very often, 3 to 4 times a year, would affect my liver , as im hepatitis b, but taking liv52?

Yes, you SHOULDN'T: There is no amount of alcohol that is safe for a damaged liver, and no amount of alcohol that can be safely taken with the medications used to treat hepatitis. The fact that you are willing to risk your health for a few pints of beer indicates to me that, whatever the amount you drink, it is a problem for you. You should remain completely abstinent. Any chance of more damage is too great for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel Dr. Weixel
Clinical Psychology
32 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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Having HIV "controlled" and hepatitis unchecked for a decade also twenty-five years of heavy drinking. Now my liver functions are low with high enzyme?

Having HIV "controlled" and hepatitis unchecked for a decade also twenty-five years of heavy drinking. Now my liver functions are low with high enzyme?

High cost of hi life: Youth can be a wild and careless time. Many of us discover the price is higher than we knew or would have believed anyway. It is sad but hopefully you can still eek out some good decades by really taking good care of yourself. I hope it was at least an enjoyable time so you can feel you got some value for what you paid. Follow treatment recommendations and write a great memoir. Teach by example! ...Read more

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Dr. Maria Dumalaog Dr. Dumalaog
Pediatrics
25 years in practice
University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center
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In 2012 stage 1 little scarring I have hepatitis C its been two years since I seen liver dr don't smoke or drink how long will it take to kill you?

In 2012 stage 1 little scarring I have hepatitis C its been two years since I seen liver dr don't smoke or drink how long will it take to kill you?

Hepatitis C: There is no way to answer that accurately. Lifestyle plays a big role in staying alive longer whether you have hep C or anything else for that matter. If you continue with poor choices like unprotected sex, fatty animal based diet, no fruits or vegetables and not see your liver doctor, it won't take long to kill you. See your doctor check how your liver is doing, make better lifestyle choices. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Bates jr. Dr. Bates jr.
Critical Care
20 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Can you have liver cirrosis if sgpt, sgot, gamma GT and alkaline are normal. No alcohol drinking, no hepatitis b or c? Do cirosis cause macrocanemia?

Can you have liver cirrosis if sgpt, sgot, gamma GT and alkaline are normal. No alcohol drinking, no hepatitis b or c? Do cirosis cause macrocanemia?

Yes: In fact, alcoholics who sober up may still be dying of cirrhosis with normal transaminases. You've got a right to know what's going on with your liver, and if you do not trust your personal physician, consider a specialist consult. ...Read more

Dr. Gabriel Herman Dr. Herman
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
44 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Am 70 yrs. I never drink alcohol. No medicines. No hepatitis b or c. Liver enzymes sgpt , sgot, alkalibe, gamma are normal. Can I have liver cirosis?

Am 70 yrs. I never drink alcohol. No medicines. No hepatitis b or c. Liver enzymes  sgpt , sgot, alkalibe, gamma are normal.  Can I have liver cirosis?

Yes but uncommon : It is still possible but unlikely. You could have had hepatitis in the past with liver injury and development of scarring. Genetic problem could also predispose one to cirrhosis. The normal liver values just means you are not having active liver injury at present but the scarring had already taken place. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Just got borderline liver function test result, I'm normal weight don't drink, and looking online is freaking me out with hepititis, what could b?

Just got borderline liver function test result, I'm normal weight don't drink, and looking online is freaking me out with hepititis, what could  b?

Get it worked up: Often something as simple as a mild allergy to ibuprofen can do this. Your physician can figure out the cause. If your're free of hepatitis B and C, hemochromatosis, autoimmune hepatitis, and antitrypsin deficiency, you may have one of the genetic fatty liver syndromes. They're not that problematic. While you're waiting, hit the aerobic fitness circuit hard -- your liver will be grateful. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor Dr. Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
29 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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Is it poss. for a female to have their liver enlarged at 19.5cm and nothing be wrong? Never had this b4 itShowed on CT Not a drinker. No hepatitis.

Is it poss. for a female to have their liver enlarged at 19.5cm and nothing be wrong? Never had this b4 itShowed on CT Not a drinker. No hepatitis.

Yes: It is possible....there are normal anatomic variations. One(called riedels lobe) is an elongated right hepatic lobe(the right lobe is the one usually measured). Talk to your doctor to see if this is indeed the case. ...Read more

Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky Dr. Belilovsky
Pediatrics
31 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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High sugar 6.9 at gtt bloodsindicate high iron in liver no hepatitis or haemachromatosis u/s shows enlarged fatty liver. Should i be concerned?

Yes.: You are mentioning two components of metabolic syndrome: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/metabolic%20syndrome/ds00522 consult your doctor about the appropriate next steps in work-up and possibly management, although it is never too early to eat a healthier diet. ...Read more

Dr. Howard Hack Dr. Hack
Internal Medicine
29 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Liver mildly enlarged from hepatitis?

Liver mildly enlarged from hepatitis?

More info: The liver is commonly enlarged with different types of hepatitis. You need to provide more information to better understand your condition. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay Dr. Clay
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
6 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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How can I self examine myself to see if my liver is enlarged... I'm 19, and I'm scared I might have hepatitis ?

How can I self examine myself to see if my liver is enlarged... I'm 19, and I'm scared I might have hepatitis  ?

Not possible: Sorry, but there is an abdominal muscle reflex that makes it highly unlikely that you will be able to feel your own liver. I do applaud the effort, though. Hepatitis will cause liver damage. If symptomatic, you may notice yellowing of the skin and mucus membranes, abdominal pain and maybe water retention or poor blood clotting. A blood test is required for diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Dr. Jay Yepuri Dr. Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
16 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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Dr. Ish Rawal Dr. Rawal
Internal Medicine
15 years in practice
University of Dhaka, Jahurul Islam Medical College & Hospital
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Does an enlarged liver and spleen mean hepatitis?

Numerous: Not always. Multiple other reasons including blood disorder. Cirrhosis of the liver again that could be alcohol induced or other medical reason induced. Essentially multiple reasons key one is blood disorder. Seeing a hematologist is the key as underlying possibilities r numerous. ...Read more

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Dr. Victor Bonuel Dr. Bonuel
Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
Far Eastern University, Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation
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Dr. Jay Park
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