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Two CMP and 1 CBC are completely normal. Ultrasound was normal. Should I still be concerned with Cirrhosis? My skin itches w/o rash which worries me.

Two CMP and 1 CBC are completely normal. Ultrasound was normal. Should I still be concerned with Cirrhosis? My skin itches w/o rash which worries me.

Need more info: Why are your concerned about cirrhosis? Cirrhosis from biliary obstruction may cause itching but you would be jaundiced. Please consult this site for information on cirrhosis, however, let your doctor make the diagnosis. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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I have cirrhosis and recently started to itch all over what is the cause and what can I do about the itching?

I have cirrhosis and recently started to itch all over what is the cause and what can I do about the itching?

Liver enzymes: It is likely that you are having an increase in liver enzymes such as billirubin, alkkaline phosphotase, ast and alt. Also ammonia levels may be abnormal in your condition. You need to see your doctor and have a discussion with them about your symptoms. ...Read more

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Does the presence of itching due to cirrhosis mean that I am getting worse?

Does the presence of itching  due to  cirrhosis mean that I am getting worse?

Not necessarily: This could be related to your liver enzymes; i would recommend follow-up with your liver specialist. ...Read more

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Is there anything you can use over-the-counter for itching due to primary biliary cirrhosis?

Is there anything you can use over-the-counter for itching due to primary biliary cirrhosis?

Possibly: Bathing in colloidal oatmeal (much more finely ground than what you eat for breakfast) and using skin moisturizers may help. Cold packs placed over the skin may soothe the itching. If okay with your doctor & your other medicines, you might consider using milk thistle -- check with doctor first. Some antihistamines are available otc, but may also make you drowsy. Don't smoke. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with primary bilary cirrhosis and take ursodial and milk thistle, no itching or pain. What pain medication can I take for headache.

Diagnosed with primary bilary cirrhosis and take ursodial and milk thistle, no itching or pain. What pain medication can I take for headache.

Aspirin: The safest drug for pain in your conditin is aspirin. Most drugs go directly to the liver to be metabolized. I would hestate to take narcotics of any type since that is so. ...Read more

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What are tests of cirrhosis of the liver?

What are tests of cirrhosis of the liver?

Biopsy: Blood tests and imaging studies can suggest a diagnosis of cirrhosis, confirmation requires biopsy (usually needle biopsy) and examination of the tissue by a pathologist. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver?

What are symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver?

Can vary: Cirrhosis can be asymptomatic in some but in others symptoms of decreased appetite, fatigue, feeling sleepy or confused (hepatic encephalopathy) can occur. Your liver doctor can help manage and control the above symptoms as they occur at different rates. ...Read more

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Cirrhosis of the liver is an effect of what?

Cirrhosis of the liver is an effect of what?

Any chronic process: Anything which causes repeat episodes or continuous episodes of inflammation of the liver over long time periods can produce cirrhosis. This is scarring of the liver, isolating segments of liver cells from the circulation and impairing their function, to the extent that the liver can no longer perform its duties. This includes infections, metabolic disorders, autoimmune diseases, and so on. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more