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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
Stg 4 liver mets, breast cancer. On 4/15 got- 650, gpt 350, bilirbn 18.
Now got- 390, gpt 190, bilirbn 24.
On herceptin, carboplatin, linezolid, cipro (ciprofloxacin).
Why bilirbn increasing while gpt/ got improving?
Tumor growth: I'm being very honest here. In my experience, this is a sign of tumor growth causing obstruction of your bile ducts. Your bilirubin is too high for you to safely get most types of chemo. The tumor may be obstructing the main bile duct, and sometimes that can be stented. But this is a time to ask your doc for an honest prognosis. Warm thoughts to you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes both are safe: Yes both are safe for the liver. ...Read more
Cipro (ciprofloxacin): This is short for ciprofloxacin, a more advanced and potent antibiotic. It has a broad spectrum of action and is used to treat infections of the upper respiratory system, urinary tract and sometimes other systems. People stock piled it briefly during the years of anthrax scare for its effectiveness against this organism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: You may consult this site for the many side effects of Cipro, however, the drug is generally safe. http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/ciprofloxacin-oral-route/side-effects/DRG-20072288 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
There are times when: That is prescribed. The paronychia may need to be unroofed, soaks often help in hydrogen peroxide, topical medications, topical antibiotics like muciprocinor some old fashioned cure like gentian violet too. Much depends if it is acute bacterial or a chronic situation which may be fungal or yeast or due to skin changes at the nail skin interface. You want to see someone if it doesnt work. ...Read more