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How Do I Know If Something Is Wrong With My Liver
See a doctor: If you become jaundiced, this is one indication that your live may be damaged, but quite often you can have few if any symptoms while the liver is chronically inflamed. Acute hepatitis can produce nausea and vomiting, right upper abdominal pain and tenderness. If you have been exposed to something about which you are worried, see your local doctor. ...Read more
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
Not that easily: By the time someone with liver disease has symptoms it is probably late or quite serious. Discuss with your doctor about your concerns and if needed he can run some simple blood tests. ...Read more
None to many: Some liver problems do not have any symptom at all and found accidentally . Common liver problem presentations are nausea , vomiting , weakens , yellow urine , eye and skin . Sometimes , itching . When liver disease advance , you may have distended belly due to fluid in the peritoneum . There are numerous signs and symptoms depending on the cause and the effect it has on various organ -system. ...Read more
I am very worried that i have something wrong with my liver and kidneys, i don't know what to do
See your MD: Would make appointment to see your doctor. ...Read more
Is something was wrong with my liver could that cause fall bladder issues or issues in other parts of my abdomen?
My b12 levels are always 1200-1300 and my alanine levels are high. Does it neccesarily mean something is wrong with the liver?
Maybe: Elevated B12 means nothing. You're making more of the binder protein for some reason. Nobody measures alanine, but if your alanine amino transferase (ALT / SGPT) levels are up, you'll want to know why -- if it's not alcohol, you may have a medication allergy, a viral hepatitis, iron overload, Wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis, or it may be your body's way of asking for more exercise. ...Read more
Bilirubin total1.8 higher than range1.2.
hdl-chole 36 （>46) abnormal. Prolactin 31.7 higher than 30. Something wrong with my liver?
Many possibilities: Elevated bilirubin MAY indicate liver disease. However, if you are not sick, it may also be due to a (mild and non-threatening) hereditary condition called Gilbert's syndrome. Some drugs cause elevated prolactin and/or elevated bilirubin. And of course, pregnancy increases prolactin levels. All this information needs to be put together by a doctor who knows your whole case. ...Read more
I just got my blood test result and it showed my ALT liver is 69 . Something wrong with my liver ? Why it is so high ? I am very worry
Need evaluation: Do you drink alcohol? Are you on any medications? Alt of 69 is higher than normal but not that high. If you drink, stop for three months and redo the test. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more
Possibly: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Something wrong with my liver, gallbladder or pancreas. Doctors treating me. Having problems w/ low blood sugar. After eating cupcake its 73. Normal?
I'm 8 wks pregnant feeling dizzy chest congestion and tightness n squeezing feeling in chest is it something wrong with my liver plz help ?
See your physician: I'm not as concerned with your liver with these symptoms as I am with your lungs or possibly your heart. Have you alerted your OB? ...Read more
Blood: A blood test can check for hepatitis a. But other things need to be excluded. Please get this checked tomorrow. ...Read more
Would you only hurt in your back on the right upper side if you may have something wrong with your liver or would you have more symptoms?
See your doctor: Fatty liver comes from drinking alcohol (beer, wine, and liquor) as well as obesity. Avoid eating fatty foods and drinking alcohol. If you have bloating or fluid built up in your abdomen (ascites), you may be having liver problems. Your doctor can check your blood work as well as exam you and review your history. ...Read more
Hard to say: Mono is one of numerous viral illnesses that can cause increased levels of injury related markers from liver irritation.This irritation is a sign of a mild to moderate hepatitis that will almost always resolve without treatment. The number you gave, without the context of what it pertains to, (an enzyme level, an antibody test,etc) provides no useful data. ...Read more
Big difference !?: There is (of course) a big difference in the differential of pain originating from the stomach versus the liver. Can you be more specific as to location, onset, relationship of symptoms to meals, any trauma, change in bowels, risk of liver/gallbladder disease, alcohol intake, etc.? Happy to assist once we have more information. ...Read more
Is it possible to have labs for liver & kidneys completely normal but still have something wrong with the liver?
Yes: Liver function tests are often elevated in acute or chronic liver disease, but in advanced liver disease when much of the healthy liver tissue is destroyed, these levels can become misleadingly normal or even low. If you have concerns about liver disease, discuss them with your doctor. There are many lab and radiologic studies that can help identify and characterize liver disease. Good luck! ...Read more
If you've been taking an ssri for 8yrs w/ mild side effects and all of a sudden side effects are increased, is something wrong with liver metabolism?
Possibly: Do you think that there is a reason for your liver to be damaged? You might want to get a liver function test. ...Read more
Yes: Routine liver tests will show most anomalies (more or less in different stages); in general yes. ...Read more
Fatty liver: not too bad liver tests makes me think your liver enzymes were slightly abnormal ...Read more
Why are my liver enzymes elevated. I don't drink or smoke. I'm 52 years old. Women. 125 pounds. What could be wrong?
I always have the "rare side effects" of any medication prescribed for me-gotten to be predictable- what's wrong with me? Genes? Liver?
Nocebo effect.: Nothing. There is no plausible physiologic explanation for such a phenomena. Rare side effects are generally statistically independent events ( unless of course, the side effects are from medications in the same class). Having a rare side effect from more than a few meds has vanishingly low probability. ...Read more
Scared I've got something wrong wiv my liver my stools are yellow sometimes and loose in quite worried ?
Liver: If yellow or clay colored stools are caused by liver disorder, urine would be brownish and the whites of the eyes would have a yellowish tint. If there is irritability or inflammation of the gi tract, stools can be tan colored from rapid transit through the intestinal tract. Omit harsh roughage and if abnormal stools persist, see your physician who will order appropriate tests. ...Read more
If I have fatty liver ALT 28 and AST 34 which is normal but AST is higher than ALT is something very wrong?
Very normal: As long as your liver enzymes are within the normal limits, they're normal. ...Read more
My blood sugars were normally 85-95 and now they have been 110-113 in the morning i'm not liking this could there be something wrong? Should i go backon my metformin medication. Should i worry liver?
Check w/your doctor:
Check w/ your doctor. It sounds like your Insulin resistance has increased or your Insulin secretion ability has decreased. Recent infection, steroids, etc?
Why did you stop your metformin in the first place? Metformin has many positive actions other than keeping glucose down - it can also delay or prevent the development of diabetes. If you're overweight, lose. ...Read more