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Elevated Anti Liver Kidney Microsomal Antibodies
Are these related? Hyperechoic liver and hyperechoic mass (no shadow) in kidney. Elevated labs include LFT, Microalb & hsCRP.
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
Could gallbladder be pain in central/left, also kidney area, occasionally on upper left? Just a low grade off and on pain. Liver enzymes elevated.
Blood test results showed elevated liver enzymes and elevated kidney function. What does this mean?
Need for evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking a history, physical examination, looking at the actual lab results and may be additional studies. Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is in the best position to do that. ...Read more
I had a liver and kidney transplant 2.5 years ago. My lab results are all normal except my AL T is elevated by six points. What are possible causes?
What is best antibiotic to treat 4th ecoli UTI in 90 year old with slight kidney problem (elevated bun when dehydrated)? Is cipro (ciprofloxacin) ok?
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is OK: Bacteria have to be sensitive to the antibiotic used or the medication will be ineffective. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) will be fine if the bacteria are sensitive to it, this can be checked by getting a culture and sensitivity test. Your 90 year old should also be hydrated. She hopefully is not retaining urine, or having an indwelling catheter, both of which would make UTI elimination very difficult. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Child has elevated AST liver enzyme (1st test 58, 2nd test 43). Dr says no worry. Also has complex kidney cyst. Is it a sign of cancer spread 2 liver?
Return To Doctor: Child's age/details of Kidney disorder unknown. Liver enzymes (AST, ALT) elevate with liver cell damage however AST elevations can also come from anomalies in other organs, (eg. heart, kidneys & more) & does not point specifically to liver. Your child's AST's are very mildly elevated. With so little info given, suggest you see doctor to discuss cancer fears & to better understand child's condition ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Painful muscles+joints since weeks.Normal rf,normal kidney+liver function, elevated esr and blood in urine+swollen lymph nodes.Possible cause?No UTI.
I had liver pain after heavy bout of antibiotics, went for tests, lft results showed elevated ALT 75, rest normal. Can pain occur at these levels?
Unlikely: Would consider other causes, an ultrasound might be useful test for you. Often times these are viral phenomenon that resolved with time, repeat blood testing at some interval, 3-4 weeks may show normalization in that case. ...Read more
Enlarged liver and spleen and elevated enzymes since birth. They think rubella since my antibody was negative in early pregnancy. Could it be?
Could be: Many congenital infections could cause those symptoms. Blood tests can usualky tell for sure, but maybe not for a few months. ...Read more
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
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