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Doctor insights on: Elevated Anti Liver Kidney Microsomal Antibodies

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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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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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.

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.

It is possible : The gallbladder is on the right side of the abdomen. Its symptoms can be found anywhere in the abdomen even that on the left side is less likely but still possible. You can discuss this with your physician ...Read more

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I HAVE CHRONIC HEP C AND ELEVATED LIVER AND KIDNEY ENZYMES IS THIS FATAL?

I HAVE CHRONIC HEP C AND ELEVATED LIVER AND KIDNEY ENZYMES IS THIS FATAL?

Impossible to tell: You will need to follow up with your GI DR closely and follow their instructions Impossible to give you any other response, without knowing you full medical history, labs-complete, and a physical exam ...Read more

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Blood test results showed elevated liver enzymes and elevated kidney function. What does this mean?

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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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Enlarged liver and spleen and elevated enzymes since birth. They think rubella since my antibody was negative in early pregnancy. Could it be?

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

Kidney (Definition)

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


Antibody (Definition)

An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more