Top 20 Doctor insights on: Doxycycline liver damage

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Is doxycycline bad 4 me if I have fatty liver?

Is doxycycline bad 4 me if I have fatty liver?

Let me help you: Doxycycline has been associated with rare instances of hepatic injury, the cause of the idiosyncratic liver injury associated with Doxycycline is unknown, but several features (short latency, recurrence with re-exposure) suggest an immunoallergic etiology.
Stay away from it if you can. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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Can doxycycline cause elevated liver enzmes?

Can doxycycline cause elevated liver enzmes?

Yes indeed: Some people are sensitive to this stuff and get elevated liver enzymes from it. It's easy to find out -- your physician can recheck you after two weeks off the stuff. The tetracycline family of meds are great, especially for acne, and are life-savers in rickettsial disease, but there are other good substitutes for long-term if one's made you sick. ...Read more

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Can "Himalaya's Liv52" be used while on Doxycycline hydrochloride (100mg) to reduce hepatotoxic effects and help support/maintain liver health?

Can "Himalaya's Liv52" be used while on Doxycycline hydrochloride (100mg) to reduce hepatotoxic effects and help support/maintain liver health?

Himalaya's Liv52: There is no FDA approved testing that shows this item does anything for liver health or is safe for use under any condition. Thus, there is no US literature that provides adequate assurances of safety while taking with doxycycline. There is a body of literature from India and Europe that is focused on Liv52. ...Read more

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Can doxycycline 200mg increase liver enzymes or cause them to be high (ast&alt) or is it unlikely?

Can doxycycline 200mg increase liver enzymes or cause them to be high (ast&alt) or is it unlikely?

Yes: Yes, Doxycycline can indeed raise live enzymes, as can many safe drugs. The question really is, how much are they elevated and how quickly do the come down after stopping it. It would also be nice to know what your liver enzymes were prior to being on the doxy, if the baseline is available. ...Read more

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What cause liver damage?

What cause liver damage?

Multiple causes: There are many causes of liver damage. Excess alcohol use is a major cause. Hepatitis and abnormal iron storage can also be the reason. Fat storage in the liver may be a problem if it becomes extensive. Autoimmune diseaes is also a possibility. If you have abnormal liver tests or suspect a problem, you should discuss the situation with your doctor now. ...Read more

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Is liver damage reversible?

Is liver damage reversible?

Depends but yes: What is the cause of the liver damage (virus, immune system, toxins, drugs)? Is the damage ongoing (alcohol, etc.)? In most cases, the liver has an amazing capacity to repair itself and reverse scar tissue that has formed. A person can donate half their liver to another person and they will both usually be ok. Treat your liver well and it will treat you well. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have liver damage?

How to tell if I have liver damage?

Look in mirror: If you are jaundiced, yellow pallor to skin or whites of eyes. Redness to palms, itching with no direct cause, loss of taste then I would check with your doctor. Check side effects of any and all medications that you take even supplements. ...Read more

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What could be causing my liver damage?

Several reasons: There are many reasons that can cause your liver disease. Such as, overuse of alcohol, virus, fat in the liver (with obesity, diabetes, unhealthy diet etc), overactive immune system, medications, drugs, and many others. ...Read more

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How to know if I have any signs of liver damage!?

How to know if I have any signs of liver damage!?

Labs / Biopsy: Biopsy is the gold standard to evaluate liver damage. This test is not done on everyone. Liver function tests can let a doctor know if there is ongoing inflammation of the liver. There are different tests like Fibrospect that is a less invasive than a liver biopsy that can help. All of this has to be put in context with your medical conditions/ history, etc. And discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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What symptoms would I have if I have liver damage?

What symptoms would I have if I have liver damage?

See below: Tiredness, nausea, vomiting, itchy skin, pale or bloody stool, abdominal pain and swelling, leg and ankle swelling, yellow eyes. If you notice any of these get it evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the odds of a person surviving liver damage?

What are the odds of a person surviving liver damage?

It depends: It all depends on the cause of the liver damage and how much was "damaged". This might be able to be determined by seeing a liver specialist. ...Read more

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I have very pink or red palms. Do they indicate liver damage?

Maybe or not: May be normal for you. May be related to altered metabolism of hormones, like estrogen. Can be seen with liver disease, pregnancy, birth control pill use, other causes. Any question-see your doc. ...Read more

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How long does it take for permanent liver damage to take effect from alcoholism?

How long does it take for permanent liver damage to take effect from alcoholism?

It depends: This depends on the quantity of alcohol consumed and the period of time it was consumed. In addition, this depends on the person's baseline liver function or any underlying liver disease. ...Read more

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What is the difference in pain intensity between liver damage and kidney stones?

Considerable: Kidney stones can cause significant pain as they either block (obstruct) the urine flow and cause pressure to build up, or simply by moving down the ureter (they are often very sharp). On the other hand, "liver damage" (and I don't know what you mean by that) should not cause any pain. Gallstones might cause pain in your right upper quadrant but this is not liver damage. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could liver damage from overuse of alcohol cause water retention?

Please tell me, could liver damage from overuse of alcohol cause water retention?

Albumin: The liver produces Albumin, which is responsible for keeping the fluid in the blood supply and out of the extremities and abdomen. When there is enough liver damage, albumin production is decreased. Less albumin = more fluid everywhere else except the blood. ...Read more

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