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What do elevated liver enzymes and low sodium levels indicate? I have had scan, ultrasound of liver, and hepatitis panel. All of these were negative.

What do elevated liver enzymes and low sodium levels indicate? I have had scan, ultrasound of liver, and hepatitis panel. All of these were negative.

Not easy to answer: Elevated liver numbers can result from many things. Infection, obstruction, medications, drug use, fatty liver, carcinoma, alcohol consumption, gallbladder and pancreas problems. Its great that the us was negative. But i'd suggest a ct for further clarification. Low sodium can be from a number of reasons from drinking way too much water to losing sodium inappropriately from the kidney. ...Read more

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My AST 124, ALT 64. Hepatitis panel is negative; bilirubin and phosphate alkaline normal. Dr say no worry retest in 3 months. Should I be concerned?

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My AST 124, ALT 64. Hepatitis panel is negative; bilirubin and phosphate alkaline normal. Dr say no worry retest in 3 months. Should I be concerned?

Lose weight: Most common thing I see for elevated liver enzymes now is fatty liver. if you are overweight, please try to lose at least 10 pounds by next lab test. Cut down portions in all food groups and don‘t indulge in fruit thinking it is healthy. One of my patients gained weight eating mostly fruit. If your labs are still up after you have made diet changes and lose weight, you can ask for further workup ...Read more

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Would a hepatitic function panel always show if a patient had hepatitis c? Could it show up later?

Would a hepatitic function panel always show if a patient had hepatitis c? Could it show up later?

No: This is a very tough area for dr's.There is a lot of hep "c" we are missing and I do look for this silent and dangerous disease when I see abnormal liver function tests. I'll bet other dr's weigh in on this. ...Read more

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I have hepatitis C stage four cirrhosis. My fillings have started dropping out. Is there a connection.?

I have hepatitis C stage four cirrhosis. My fillings have started dropping out. Is there a connection.?

No: Especially nowadays, hepatitis c with cirrhosis can often be tolerated well, and there are some new medications in the offing that may help reverse this. I'd urge you to be optimistic, and maintain your teeth in good repair. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My dad has extreme psoriasis, end stage four liver disease, gaves disease, hepatitis C with uncontrollable itching what can we do he can't sleep?

My dad has extreme psoriasis, end stage four liver disease, gaves disease, hepatitis C with uncontrollable itching what can we do he can't sleep?

See Dermatologist: See your dermatologist for the best advice. The cause of the itching could be related to more that one of the above and thus control of all of these are important. ...Read more

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Will the results of liver panel tests point to the presence of hepatitis c?

Maybe: Abnormal liver chemistries (lfts) can be seen in abunch of disorders. Need a good history. Abnormal lfts generally initiate more testing to check on the cause for them, including viral infections (including hep c), autoimmune, metabolic, toxic, etc.
Most patients with hep c don't have much in way of symptoms, tip off may be abnormal lfts. ...Read more

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My husband is 30 years old he has had non Hodgkins lymphoma twice in remissHas a new Dr to read CT scans today no cancer running hepatitis panels. Why?

My husband is 30 years old he has had non Hodgkins lymphoma twice in remissHas a new Dr to read CT scans today no cancer running hepatitis panels. Why?

Meds toxic to liver: They want to see whether there is any liver damage probably from the medication or chemotherapy. Also to make sure there's no viral hepatitis. No gallstones or angry or Titus. It's a routine check on your general health to as a commissioner of the total protein and all the blood serum proteins are made in the liver so it checks many things of general health ...Read more

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I get hapetitis b decade. I have been aeten lamivudine for four years. Althouth hbv_d na is a negative, but has always been hbeag. What can I do?

See hepatologist: This doesn't make sense. Those on Lamivudine take100-mg dose by mouth every day, usually for a year, but your doctor may decide to keep you on it longer until your bloodstream shows no sign of hepatitis b dna. If your hep b dna is negative it is difficult to understand how your hep g eag remains positive as this means the virus is multiplying in your liver. See a liver specialist. ...Read more

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2011 hepatiites b antibody positive. Last week hepititas panel negative. Are they the same test and why did they come back different?

2011 hepatiites b antibody positive. Last week hepititas panel negative. Are they the same test and why did they come back different?

Can be confusing: Hepatitis blood tests can be confusing, and explaining it takes more space than available here. There is more than one type of Hepatitis B antibody, so we have to be sure we are comparing the same antibody (we must "compare apples to apples"). If talking about HepBs Ab both times, and it went from positive to negative in an uninfected and vaccinated person, then HepB booster vaccines may be given. ...Read more

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I before got interferon injection for my hepatitis b 3 to 4 years ago but its too expensive is there any other alternative that is cheaper?

I before got interferon injection for my hepatitis b 3 to 4 years ago but its too expensive is there any other alternative that is cheaper?

I doubt: All the anti-viral meds are, unfortunately, very expensive as all of them are brand names. I am positive that there are different manufacturer and state sponsored programs that may help you pay for the meds. When I was doing my training for hep. C treatment, drug reps were trying to assure us that they will help any uninsured patient get his meds. Try them. It doesn't hurt to ask! ...Read more

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Why would I not respond to 4 measles vaccines and 4 hepatitis b vaccines?

Why would I not respond to 4 measles vaccines and 4 hepatitis b vaccines?

Hep B non-responders: 5-15% of people do not develop the appropriate antibodies following the 3 vaccine series for Hepatitis B. If the series is repeated and there is again no response (30-50% of people WILL respond after a second series), the person is considered a 'nonresponder'. Nonresponders should be counseled about Hep B transmission and offered HBIG if exposed. A similar immunologic response occurs with MMR ...Read more

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How common is hepatitis?

How common is hepatitis?

Depends: Depends on which population you are looking at. Worldwide there are 300 million with hep b and the incidence of hep c is about 0.3/1000. The prevalence is greatly increased in high risk groups such as high risk sexual behavior and IV drug abuse. Prevention is your best friend as hep b and c can both cause chronic and life altering infection. ...Read more

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How can u catch hepatitis?

Depends on type: Viral types; a: fecal-oral route, bad food, water, hygiene; b: blood borne, birth exposure, IV drugs, nonsterile tattoos, sex; c-blood borne, mostly through iv, nasal drug exposure, rarely sex. Toxic: drug exposure. Autoimmune: genetic predisposition. Alcoholic: too much, toxic exposure. ...Read more

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Full detail about hepatitis?

Full detail about hepatitis?

Hepatitis: This term means inflammation of the liver and there are many causes, both infectious and non-infectious. This cannot be discussed in 400 characters. Go online and read about this, or discuss with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Do mushrooms cause hepatitis?

Some can: Amanita phalloides and others (a. Virosa, a. Verna, a. Bisporigera, galerina autumnalis, g. Marginata, g. Venenata, lepiota helveola) are associated with potentially fatal hepatitis. These are fairly uncommon varieties and wouldn't be found in stores. In general, wild mushrooms should not be consumed. ...Read more

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How can you contract hepatitis?

How can you contract hepatitis?

Hepatitis: Hepatitis means "inflammation of the liver" it can be caused by infection, medication, toxins or autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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What does "a bit high hepatitis" mean?

What does "a bit high hepatitis" mean?

Perhaps: It might mean that the amino transferase enzymes in the blood ast and alt, which can reflect liver inflammation, are a little high. ...Read more

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Hepatitis affects what organ of the body?

Hepatitis affects what organ of the body?

The liver: Hepatitis simply means inflammation of the liver. Many things can cause hepatitis, autoimmune disease, toxins including alcohol, fat, viruses (hepatitis a, b, c, d, e, g and other viruses), trauma including shock and lack of oxygen. In addition, some diseases of the bile duct can secondarily cause hepatitis since bile backup can injure the liver. ...Read more