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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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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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What could explain the difference in pain intensity, eg between liver damage or kidney stones?

What could explain the difference in pain intensity, eg between liver damage or kidney stones?

Lower abs: All exercises can help with abs. Hold tight in abdomen during exercise. Ask a trainer about core exercises. ...Read more

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Could you suggest good herbal supplements that help with anxiety, but don't cause potential liver damage?

Could you suggest good herbal supplements that help with anxiety, but don't cause potential liver damage?

Yes, possibly: Chamomile, passion flower, lemon balm, and theanine are a few that come to mind. Valerian and kava may be the ones you were thinking of with possible liver toxicity. In some people, st. John's wort might be useful -- even though it's more famous for use in mild-moderate depression. It's important for you to know that there are also very effective talk therapies for anxiety. ...Read more

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If a person is in end stage renal disease and needs a kidney, would liver damage exclude them from getting a transplant?

If a person is in end stage renal disease and needs a kidney, would liver damage exclude them from getting a transplant?

Depends on severity: The liver can tolerate a significant degree of damage before it becomes apparent that there is a problem. The extent of damage is assessed in multiple ways ranging from understanding symptoms linked to liver disease (if there are any), blood tests, imaging tests, and very often a biopsy to look at the liver cells. Severe damage will likely require a liver txp too. Mild to moderate damage may not. ...Read more

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What do these high blood test numbers mean? Liver damage: blood test: alp 126 u/l gamma GT 85 u/l plts 454 x10 3/ul

Minimal elevation: The liver enzymes are only minimally elevated. The high platelet count may be due to iron deficiency. If you take alcohol, stop using it for three months and repeat the tests. Try taking an iron supplement. ...Read more

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Is taking oratane 10mg one a day to treat acne safe? This amount can cause liver damage or not if I take it for 2 to 3 months?

Is taking oratane 10mg one a day to treat acne safe? This amount can cause liver damage or not if I take it for 2 to 3 months?

Inadequate: 10 mg dose that u r proposing to take may be inadequate dose for acne.Actual dose is 0.5-1mg/kg/day given twice a day for 15-20 weeks. So guessing ur weight to be more 20 kg suggests that u may be taking a very low dose and therefore the drug may not help you. The dose being low may not be hepatotoxic so may be safe for your liver. Best is to discuss all ur concerns with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is the fybrosure test a good way to determine what stage you liver damage is or would a byopisie be better? Finished hep C treatment!

Is the fybrosure test a good way to determine what stage you liver damage is or would a byopisie be better? Finished hep C treatment!

No more Biopsies?: Yes. It is a very good and safe way to measure fibrosis of the liver. Liver biopsies are now going the way of history and are being perform much less often than in previous years. ...Read more

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I currently take around 200 Mg of Benedryl (diphenhydramine 25Mg x 8) every night to sleep. I'm worried about addiction and liver damage?

I currently take around 200 Mg of Benedryl (diphenhydramine 25Mg x 8) every night to sleep. I'm worried about addiction and liver damage?

Benedryl Dependence: Taking 200 Mg of Benedryl every night to sleep indicates Dependence or Addiction.
There is risk of liver damage if Benadryl Tylenol (acetaminophen) in it.
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• Become Captain over Stresses of Life and Insomnia, Not Victim. ...Read more

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Which has a greater effect of liver damage when binge drinking once or twice a year or drinking everyday 5 drinks. I would think everyday.

Alcoholism: I'm not sure which is the fastest way to get cirrhosis and ruin your liver, but it is time to at least read the book alcoholics anonymous. It will help you identify whether you are an alcoholic, which you almost certainly are, and tell you about the most effective method ever found for relieving you of this suicidal behavior. It is more freeing than you could ever imagine. Good luck. ...Read more

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Been on 10/325 for 11 year for pain. New fda drug zohrydro has no tylenol (acetaminophen). Concerned about liver damage. Is this a better rx?

Been on 10/325 for 11 year for pain. New fda drug zohrydro has no tylenol (acetaminophen). Concerned about liver damage. Is this a better rx?

Not necessarily: You have been taking Percocet for 11 years, Oxycontin has been on the market the same amount of time that you have been on medication and has the same opiate component, yet were never placed on it. Best to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I've read enlarged spleen from fatty liver only occurs after extensive liver damage. Can a "mildly fatty liver" cause a painful enlarged spleen?

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Shouldn't: Cirrhosis causes splenomegaly through portal hypertension and splenic congestion; a mildly fatty liver should be well before this stage, and should not be the cause of a painful enlarged spleen. You should see a doctor for further evaluation and testing. ...Read more

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I am 21 and have had chronic hep b for 2 years. I have no liver damage but was started on Entecavir. 5 mg. Can I expect a normal life expectancy?

I am 21 and have had chronic hep b for 2 years. I have no liver damage but was started on Entecavir. 5 mg. Can I expect a normal life expectancy?

Yes but depends on: Liver enzymes and viral levels, be sure you see your liver specialist for labs every 6 months or so, they are searching for cures of this like they found for hep C ...Read more

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I binge drank once last year and once again this year, I also drank every few months ~5 drinks/sitting, I have stopped drinking, perm. Liver damage?

I binge drank once last year and once again this year, I also drank every few months ~5 drinks/sitting, I have stopped drinking, perm. Liver damage?

Good choice: To stop drinking. It is unlikely that you have damaged your liver permanently, if at all. For males, healthy consumption is no more than 2 drinks per day. Mild levels of consumption cause no permanent harm. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I take Midol everytime im on my period atleast 4pills. But was reading it can cause liver damage how many would I have had to take for this to occur?

I take Midol everytime im on my period atleast 4pills. But was reading it can cause liver damage how many would I have had to take for this to occur?

Midol: Midol Complete contains 500mg acetaminophen or Tylenol (http://www. Midol. Com/static/documents/WEB_Midol-Complete-Caplets-011.pdf). Assuming a healthy liver, most people can tolerate upwards of 3, 000-4, 000mg daily. Just beware that many medications contain acetaminophen so be sure to add up all that you take. But 4 pills a month shouldn't be an issue. ...Read more

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Most of my eyes are white, but when I pull my lid down it has a light yellow tinge, I seem to have always had it, is it always a sign of liver damage?

Most of my eyes are white, but when I pull my lid down it has a light yellow tinge, I seem to have always had it, is it always a sign of liver damage?

No: If the yellow tinge were due to liver disease all the sclera would look like that. It is probably some normal pigment variation. ...Read more

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I've taken 500mg daily, for two days, next day half of an excedrin migraine, and took 1000mg Tylenol today (4th day), any concern about liver damage?

I've taken 500mg daily, for two days, next day half of an excedrin migraine, and took 1000mg Tylenol today (4th day), any concern about liver damage?

Not short term: The rule of thumb is that if you take acetaminophen daily for a prolonged period (months plus) then 1000mg/day is the approx. Upper limit. However, if you're taking it short term 4000mg/day is the suggested liimit. You're no where near that for short term occasional use. No worries. ...Read more

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I binge drank once last year and once again this year, I also drank every few months ~5 drinks/sitting, I have stopped drinking, liver damage possibl?

I binge drank once last year and once again this year, I also drank every few months ~5 drinks/sitting, I have stopped drinking, liver damage possibl?

Possible but unlikel: Our liver is a remarkably tolerant organ able to put up with quite a bit of abuse. While I can't put an exact number at which binge drinking causes liver damage, we never recommend more than moderate consumption, which is 1 drink/d for women & 2/d for men. And no, you're not allowed to average over several days of abstinence. Blood tests via your FamilyDoc can confirm health of your liver. ...Read more

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I have pain behind my right rib tonight. I have been recently told I have liver damage whilst I was in hospital. Should I go to hospital or let it pas?

Liver damage: Sorry to hear this. If you have pain behind your right rib it could be related to liver damage or it could be something else.
Two choices -
1: Go to the local Emergency facility today
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2: Get in contact with the doctor (s) who told you that you have liver damage. In particular you must be told what the real issue is and what should be done about it.
Please let me know what develops. ...Read more

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