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Not sure if related but had gallbladder out 2 years ago and getting pain in liver area. Feeling of fullness near liver.Hurts when bend to the side ?

Not sure if related but had gallbladder out 2 years ago and getting pain in liver area. Feeling of fullness near liver.Hurts when bend to the side ?

Good thought: It could be related but usually complications are pretty soon after surgery, not years. It could be a hernia from one of the incisions as well. Having someone look at it and possibly an ultrasound of the liver area might be a good start. This far out, however, it is more likely to be unrelated. ...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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Had full bloods done. Liver & thyroid fine. Everything was perfect apart from slightly low neutrophils. Should i be worried?

Had full bloods done. Liver & thyroid fine. Everything was perfect apart from slightly low neutrophils.  Should i be worried?

Probably not: 5% of people are out of the normal range on any lab test, so if you have 20 tests the average person has one thing out of range! slightly low neutrophils are seldom significant. This is a test that can change day to day so on another day it might be fine. But lab tests don't give a complete picture; some with thyroid or liver problems have "normal tests." perfect tests don't mean perfect health! ...Read more

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How to indirectly detect zn cu levels via cbc, full liver profile tests. Like ceruloplasmin, wbc, etc. Thanks for the help.

How to indirectly detect zn cu levels via cbc, full liver profile tests. Like ceruloplasmin, wbc, etc. Thanks for the help.

Need specific tests: To determine zn and cu levels you need to test directly for these elements. CBC and liver function tests will not provide useful information. You should discuss the matter with your doctor as zn and cu levels are not usual tests. ...Read more

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Would a small dose of estrace (estradiol) used internally two times a week be considered safe for someone who has had a full liver transplant?

Would a small dose of estrace (estradiol) used internally  two times a week be considered safe for someone who has
had a full liver transplant?

You need to ask your: Liver transpalnt doc or the doc who is taking care of u know that ?, you are right 90%+ would stay in the vagina, but they would have to decide if the 10% of the small dose is too much to go into your circulation. ...Read more

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Hx of metastatic pap thy cancer with hashimotos and rheum arth. Poss liver mass found on no contrast CT. Nausea loss appetite feel full..liver cancer?

Hx of metastatic pap thy cancer with hashimotos and rheum arth. Poss liver mass found on no contrast CT. Nausea loss appetite feel full..liver cancer?

Need evaluation: Hi. The liver needs to be evaluated and if mass is confirmed, it needs to be biopsied. Papillary thyroid cancer is not likely to metastasize to liver, so that history is probably unrelated. You should see a gastroenterologist, and have that questionable liver mass evaluated. Good luck! ...Read more

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If you do not have full cirrhosis of the liver, does the liver repair itself if it has been damaged? What are the symptoms once damage begins?

If you do not have full cirrhosis  of the liver, does the liver repair itself if it has been damaged? What are the symptoms once damage begins?

Cirrhosis: The liver can repair itself to some extent but chronic inflammation of the liver (hepatitis) can eventually lead to cirrhosis. Most symptoms only occurr at late stage. One symptom that can occurr early is redness of the palms of the hands which can indicate chronic disease. Late signs are fluid in the abdomen, edema, bleeding and altered mental status to list a few. ...Read more

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Cbc all normal, alp 67, AST 17, ALT 16, bilirubin 1.0, exercise a lot... Upper right under rib fullness w/drink alcohol, liver disease w/#'s okay?

Cbc all normal, alp 67, AST 17, ALT 16, bilirubin 1.0, exercise a lot... Upper right under rib fullness w/drink alcohol,  liver disease w/#'s okay?

Many things: Right upper abdomen pain could be many things, including gallbladder, kidney, liver, colon, or small bowel disease. A good sonogram would show gallstones, liver conditions, kidney issues. Might need endoscopy to rule out ulcers. Make sure you are not just constipated. ...Read more

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Low haptoglobin 0.24g/l with chronic elevated liver enzymes ALT of 100 AST of 55.Asymptomatic full neg- workup for all liver diseases in a 24 year old?

Low haptoglobin 0.24g/l with chronic elevated liver enzymes ALT of 100 AST of 55.Asymptomatic full neg- workup for all liver diseases in a 24 year old?

Monitor this: You need to continue follow-up with your doctor. Pathology may emerge over time, but many patients have slightly elevated lft's like yours, that never amount to any problem. In many cases, fatty infiltration of the liver is identified by ultrasound, and does not progress to actual liver disease. ...Read more

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8 weeks pregnant, just got a full blood count and my liver enzymes are elevated? I just got over a 9 day vomiting illness, also some diarhhea, causes?

8 weeks pregnant, just got a full blood count and my liver enzymes are elevated? I just got over a 9 day vomiting illness, also some diarhhea, causes?

Preg and ill: You have abnormal blood tests and have been ill. It is very important to keep your OB informed and to follow medical directions carefully. ...Read more