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Doctor insights on: Can Your Liver Enlarge When You Have Drink After Hepatitis

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Dr. James Krick
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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


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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

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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

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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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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

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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?

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

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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

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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. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more