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If you had hep a and your liver is enlarged from drinking what will happen?

If you had hep a and your liver is enlarged from drinking what will happen?

Hep A: Hep a is usually self limiting. It very very very rarely cause damages in normally healthy people with normal immune system. If your liver is already enlarged from alcohol = late stage failure, an acute hep a can worsen the liver final stage and launch it into a downward spiral. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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Can I die from drinking alcohol if my liver is enlarged from hep a?

You can die: From drinking alcohol period. It's even more dangerous if you already have liver problems. Alcohol is not essential, but a functioning liver is! just don't take the chance. ...Read more

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My doctor told me I have chronic parenchymal liver disease. I don't have Hep A,B,C. I drink alcohol in moderation. Is this reversible?

My doctor told me I have chronic parenchymal liver  disease. I don't have Hep A,B,C. I drink alcohol in moderation. Is this reversible?

Liver disease: The answer you have been given so far is incomplete. The dr. is telling you that you have liver disease, but not what the cause of the liver disease is. Just because you do not have viral hepatitis does not mean that you do not have liver disease. I would stop drinking alcohol completely for now, until you have answers. You need further testing by a gastroenterologist to sort this out. Good luck. ...Read more

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2/21 AST was 41, ALT 92, on 3/11 my AST is 35, ALT 67, my liver is 10cm enlarged. Tests show neg for hep a, b, c. But I have ascetis. What could it be?

2/21 AST was 41, ALT 92, on 3/11 my AST is 35, ALT 67, my liver is 10cm enlarged. Tests show neg for hep a, b, c. But I have ascetis. What could it be?

Need more info: How waste as items diagnosed? If by physical exam, you need imaging of your abdomen, ideally a ct scan. If there is no clear cause seen, you will probably need sampling of the fix with analysis to include cytology. ...Read more

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Is this normal to feel pain in liver while I am in recovering stage from hepatitis a?After drinking some water i got relief from pain for few hours?

Make sure : Your hepatitis is getting better, and not worse. Usually hepatitis a is self limited, but some cases can progress to more serious form. Get blood tests periodically to make sure you are improving. ...Read more

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Why can't you eat much fat after liver dysfunction from hep a?

Why can't you eat much fat after liver dysfunction from hep a?

No problem: Hep a is a short lived viral infection that can impact the liver. Fat in diet ha little effect on that. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy with suspected liver disease like hep a?

What is the life expectancy with suspected liver disease like hep a?

Excellent: Hepatitis a is seldom fatal, although there are some cases. Once you have recovered you are immune and should have a normal life-expectancy. Hep b and hep c, however, are another story. ...Read more

Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
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Hepatitis A (Definition)

It is a viral infection of your liver usually food born that will resolve over time with ...Read more