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Is primary biliary cirrhosis hereditary?

Is primary biliary cirrhosis hereditary?

Basically no: There's a pair of genes that carry the ability to develop the disease and these run in families, but it's not inherited like sickle cell, huntington's or some of the other familiar entities. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/151640.php. ...Read more

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Biliary (Definition)

Biliary means anything related to the production, storage, secretion, or flow of bile, whether in the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, ...Read more


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What is chronic liver parenchymal disease with cirrhosis; varices and ascites?

What is chronic liver parenchymal disease with cirrhosis; varices and ascites?

This sounds serious: To translate, you have liver cell damage and scarring (cirrhosis), which caused abnormally elevated portal vein pressures which caused venous distention in esophagus (varices). You also developed fluid in abdominal cavity, because of the high portal vein pressure. This imaging study is showing advanced stage of liver disease. You must get a specialist to treat you. ...Read more

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Why is igm elevated in primary biliary cirrhosis (cholangitis)?

Why is igm elevated in primary biliary cirrhosis (cholangitis)?

Immune dysregulation: The immune system is not functioning normally in primary biliary cirrhosis. That and the chronic inflammation contrive to raise IgM. ...Read more

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What is primary biliary cirrhosis (liver) like?

What is primary biliary cirrhosis (liver) like?

It's variable.: Depends on how long you have had it. Usually without symptoms early in the disesae. May be associated with itching, hypythyroidism, fatigue, osteoporosis and dry eyes. Can progress to cirrhosis over time. If you have pbc, you should talk with your doctor about what stage your disease is. ...Read more

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Is gallbladder removal more high risk if liver disease/ cirrhosis is present?

Is gallbladder removal more high risk if liver disease/ cirrhosis  is present?

Cirrhosis: Patients who are cirrhotic are at increased risk of numerous things because liver function is impaired. Whether the risk of cholecystectomy is substantially increased depends upon the type of surgery, duration of anesthesia, skill of the surgeon, and so on. The better question is whether the benefit of the procedure outweighs the added risk. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm diagnose with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease,any tips on reversing this matter?

I'm diagnose with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease,any tips on reversing this matter?

Fatty liver: I presume the diagnosis was made by your doctor. If he/she has not fully explained this to you it would be wise to make another visit so you have a better understanding. If you have not seen a liver specialist (gastroenterologist) about this you must have your doctor refer you. ...Read more

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Diagnosing kidney or liver issues?

Diagnosing kidney or liver issues?

Blood test.: See your doctor and get blood test called comprehensive metabolic panel done. It will give information and help in diagnosis of liver or kidney disease. ...Read more

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Liver Cancer patient SGPT(ALT)=84 U/L, SGOT(AST)=121 U/L, BILIRUBIN=10.91 with no bile duct obstrcton in Ultra Sound. Does this mean liver is failing?

Liver Cancer patient SGPT(ALT)=84 U/L, SGOT(AST)=121 U/L, BILIRUBIN=10.91 with no bile duct obstrcton in Ultra Sound. Does this mean liver is failing?

Can't tell w/ these.: The bilirubin level is high (whether direct or indirect bilirubin) & this can lead to jaundice. However, the TREND is more important than 1 lab value - without knowing your history & past lab results better, it is hard to determine. Also, liver "function" is also measured by cholesterol, complement, & coagulation tests (INR, PTT). Even with these blood tests, sometimes a biopsy is needed. TTYD. GL ...Read more

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How serious a disease is non alcoholic fatty liver disease?

How serious a disease is non alcoholic fatty liver disease?

Read on: Read this short article: 1.https://www.kaushikmd.com/fatty-liver-on-a-rise-with-diabetes-and-obesity-epidemics/

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Is low functioning gallbladder with elevated liver enzymes of AST 77 ALT 142 contributed by a underlying disease? If so what diseases?

Is low functioning gallbladder with elevated liver enzymes of AST 77 ALT 142 contributed by a underlying disease? If so what diseases?

Liver disease: Isolated "low functioning gallbladder" without gallstones would not commonly cause elevation of ast/alt. This could indicated fatty liver condition, hepatitis exposure, medication causing liver inflammation, etc. See your doctor or a gastroenterologist for full liver evaluation. However, if you do have gallstones then that could be a cause of the blood test results. ...Read more

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Can repetitive hepatitis with jaundice cause cirrhosis or cancer?

Can repetitive hepatitis with jaundice cause cirrhosis or cancer?

Yes on the: Cirrhosis, not a cause of cancer specifically of the liver- see internist as soon as you can if your still jaundiced. ...Read more

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What is the liver biliary atresia?

Biliary atresia: Biliary atresia is a congenital scarring of the biliary ducts. These ducts transport bile made in the liver to the intestine so one can digest fats. The ducts scar and obliterate. Bile then cannot exit the liver which poisons the liver. These infants need corrective surgery before they are 2 months old. ...Read more

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Is jaundice communicable disease?

Is jaundice communicable disease?

Not exactly: Some communical disease such as hepatitis may ause jaundice , but jaundice itself is not communicable. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


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Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (Definition)

A chronic disease in which the bile ducts in the ...Read more