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Is Vincent Leaving Days Of Our Lives
Unanswerable: One to two days for a healthy liver. But there is nothing in your profile to give us a sense of your overall state of health. ...Read more
Liver enlargement: The liver has a capsule around it, so if you stretch that rather quickly (days) as might occur with an acute infection, it will hurt alot. If it's a slowly progressive disease, the liver enlargement could take place over months to years and may not be as noticeable. Definitely good though to get the diagnosis nailed down to best plan out the treatment. The good news is that the liver is resiliant ...Read more
No such thing: Detox from what? The liver is a natural factory that packages and gets rid of a variety of chemicals, some of which are toxins, others are totally harmless. I am not a believer in this idea that our bodies are chock fulla toxins we put in, and that fasts, enemas, cleanses and a variety of herbs "detoxifies" (removes the toxins). There is virtually no scientific evidence for any of this. ...Read more
Is it safe to stop taking my pain medication for a few days to give my liver a break. Its hard but I don't want to be adicted.?
Liver break: Please consult with your md as to the advisability of altering your pain medication doses. It is unlikely that taking a 2 day break will significantly protect your liver. It may not afford any less risk of them becoming addictive either. Consider alternative pain meds that can be taken as needed or have less risk of habituation (addiction). ...Read more
Hello My ALT liver test was 41 one month ago and is now 55 two days ago. I'm not over eating, perhaps under eating as I don't eat past 8 pm tx?
You have "hepatitis": "Hepatitis" is a generic term that means your liver is inflamed. This can be caused by infection w/ viruses (like a, b, c, d, e, etc, cmv, ebv), parasites, bacteria. Non-infectious causes include alcohol, toxin exposure, occupational risk, drugs (like Tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose), familial liver diseases, ischemic damage, heart problems, infiltrative pathology ("fatty liver"), trauma, etc. Any test results? ...Read more
Dr. Khanna just answered that B12 injection only lasts 2 to 3 days - yet milligrams of B12 can be stored in the liver for years? Please explain.
One year: Liver can store about a year's worth of requirement of B12. ...Read more
I am 23 years old, I have a grade 1 fatty liver. I have a medical exam in a month, how can I completely cure my liver within 20-25 days? Plz help me.
Fatty liver: You did not get it in 1 month. Do not expect cure in 1 month. Do not drink, do a detox program, get tmg in heath food store. ...Read more
NAFLD: Fatty liver (nafld) is common finding on abdominal ultrasound in those who are overweight or obese. Best way to cure it is to lose central adiposity. That means exercise & nutrition. Men can typically have 2 drinks/d while women are allowed just 1/d. However, you're not supposed to drink more to make up for days you didn't imbibe. For now, best to avoid alcohol while you get rid of fatty liver. ...Read more
My eyes white part are yellowish most of the time. Leaver is normal, all is seems ok. What can it be?
Can a bad case of babesiosis still leave liver damage after 20 years and can alcohol make it worse at this point?
Diagnosed liver disease. No alcohol no hepatitis. Mass size of my fist. Only symptom is occasional pain. Should I choose to remove it or leave it?
Follow docs' advice: This is far too important, and potentially dangerous, for you to be relying on an opinion on this kind of forum. Discuss with the doctor (s) involved with your care and follow their advice. If in doubt, ask for a second opinion. ...Read more
Had work up for pre op vsg. My cousin did u/s and said I have enlarged liver. Been 2 days no call on other results. Would doc have called by now if there was concerns? Now have to wait 3 more days!
Call: Call your doctor and ask for the results. ...Read more
I was drinking a protein powder shakes and some C4 drinks. Now I feel amazing pain in my kidneys and leaver. What can I do?
ALT 65, AST 214, Hep B, C Neg. 2 Gasteroenterologists its ok & Leave fried food. I live in India. Plz suggest liver friendly foods & other tips if any.
Continue workup: Food isn't the key. You need to have hemochromatosis, Wilson's, and autoimmune hepatitis ruled out. Chances are that this is your liver's way of telling you that it wants you to get back to that fitness-focused lifestyle you enjoyed as a teen. Why not start today? Best wishes. ...Read more
U/S shows enlarged liver & sludge, the last three days yellow line in eyes? Overly tired, slight pain in URQ and sometimes ULQ. Should I be concerned?
Needs investigation.: With yellowing in the eyes and an enlarged liver, we would think that this could be a liver issue, but we would really need blood testing both for (1) liver enzymes such as bilirubin, AST, ALT and (2) possible etiologies such as hepatitis and hemochromatosis. So we really need more information before we can link all this together. ...Read more
My 85 year old mom was told stage 4 liver cancer doing no treatment need to leave work. How long does she have I want to help with herand spend time?
Varies but not long: How long some one lives with stage IV liver cancer (hepatocellular cancer and not metastatic from other primary site) depends on the aggressiveness of the cancer and how well she is functioning. Would suggest spending as much time sooner while you can mutually enjoy each other's company. Weeks to a few months. ...Read more
How do thyroid hormones leave the body? Liver? Or other systems? Will broccoli or milkthistle help ease sx of taking low dose Doctor Rxd in error?
Thyroid hormones should be normal. If the hormones are too strong or, alternatively to low, you must contact your doctor.
Broccoli or milk thistle should not have an effect on thyroid hormones.
Please let me know how things go. ...Read more
My father has cirrhosis and has lead to liver cancer he quit smoking weed in april but it still shows up in his system, how long does it take to leave?
Liver: Detoxification function iimpaired, but notfor 3 months. He's still accessing the herb. ...Read more
ER past 2 days LLQ pain/nausea. CT w/ contrast: 20.5cm liver, small umbilical hernia, diverticulosis NOT -litis. U/S norm uterus, L ovary 15.8mL; R ovary 8.1mL. Normal labs. BP 160/98 HR 121. Sent home w/zofran. Pain/nausea today. What's going on?
Metlemeierz: Needs menstrual history to confirm. Endometriosis under consideration determined by disease course in relation to menstrual cycle. Calls for another follow up visit with primary physician.Bowel habits changes? If so Colonoscopy is in order. If nothing else sought and symptoms are progressing, diagnostic laparoscopy is indicated. ...Read more
I drank 26oz of vodka three days prior to a liver functions test, should I expect my results to be abnormal?
2 drinks for men and 1 drink per day for women allowed now
For binge drinking 4 for men and 3 for women
So be careful please ...Read more
I'm hree days out of surgury for a lacerated liver from stab, just injested alchohol accidently 1 mixed drink strong. Wht to do?
High liver count due to alochol, now normal. Had 2 days of alcohol after that. Test 2 days later normal. But weird bloated feeling. Enlarged?
Liver and Alcohol: This is very consistent to the damage that can be done by alcohol and how the liver can bounce back. But, abusing your liver again makes me wonder how many times you will get away with experimenting with it's health. The second set of labs after drinking for two days may very well have been too early for accuracy. The bloating and swollen liver is exactly what should be happening. ...Read more
Can baclofen 10mg x 3x a day cause a high reading of liver emzymes? I have been on these for 9 days. Just found out my levels are high. Please help!
POSSIBLE: Yes, many medications can affect liver metabolism and function, and Baclofen is included, but you are in no major trouble if the liver enzyme elevation is less than 3 times normal. Whether you should stay on Baclofen is based on not only the degree of liver effect, but also benefits and tolerance. Discuss with your doctor in some detail. ...Read more