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Two CMP and 1 CBC are completely normal. Ultrasound was normal. Should I still be concerned with Cirrhosis? My skin itches w/o rash which worries me.

Two CMP and 1 CBC are completely normal. Ultrasound was normal. Should I still be concerned with Cirrhosis? My skin itches w/o rash which worries me.

Need more info: Why are your concerned about cirrhosis? Cirrhosis from biliary obstruction may cause itching but you would be jaundiced. Please consult this site for information on cirrhosis, however, let your doctor make the diagnosis. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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I have cirrhosis and recently started to itch all over what is the cause and what can I do about the itching?

I have cirrhosis and recently started to itch all over what is the cause and what can I do about the itching?

Liver enzymes: It is likely that you are having an increase in liver enzymes such as billirubin, alkkaline phosphotase, ast and alt. Also ammonia levels may be abnormal in your condition. You need to see your doctor and have a discussion with them about your symptoms. ...Read more

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Does the presence of itching due to cirrhosis mean that I am getting worse?

Does the presence of itching  due to  cirrhosis mean that I am getting worse?

Not necessarily: This could be related to your liver enzymes; i would recommend follow-up with your liver specialist. ...Read more

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Is there anything you can use over-the-counter for itching due to primary biliary cirrhosis?

Is there anything you can use over-the-counter for itching due to primary biliary cirrhosis?

Possibly: Bathing in colloidal oatmeal (much more finely ground than what you eat for breakfast) and using skin moisturizers may help. Cold packs placed over the skin may soothe the itching. If okay with your doctor & your other medicines, you might consider using milk thistle -- check with doctor first. Some antihistamines are available otc, but may also make you drowsy. Don't smoke. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with primary bilary cirrhosis and take ursodial and milk thistle, no itching or pain. What pain medication can I take for headache.

Diagnosed with primary bilary cirrhosis and take ursodial and milk thistle, no itching or pain. What pain medication can I take for headache.

Aspirin: The safest drug for pain in your conditin is aspirin. Most drugs go directly to the liver to be metabolized. I would hestate to take narcotics of any type since that is so. ...Read more

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Ast 13,Alt 8, glu 97, platlet 236, itch all over. cirrhosis? 33 and in good shape. 8 yrs ago drank 2-4 wine daily And took tylenol (acetaminophen) pm to sleep for 1yr

Ast 13,Alt 8, glu 97, platlet 236, itch all over. cirrhosis? 33 and in good shape. 8 yrs ago drank 2-4 wine daily And took tylenol (acetaminophen) pm to sleep for 1yr

Not necessary: In liver diseases the AST and ALT levels are elevated, often many times. Your GLU and platelets are normal. Liver function like excess bilirubin and certain enzymes may indicate liver damage. See your PCP for evaluation, tests and proper diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes cirrhosis of the liver?

What causes cirrhosis of the liver?

Agree but also...: Other causes of cirrhosis can be metabolic, genetic, and autoimmune causes. ...Read more

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What can cause cirrhosis of the liver?

What can cause cirrhosis of the liver?

Many causes: The top 2 causes are viral (hepatitis B or C) or alcohol related. Other causes include, metabolic, genetic, and autoimmune causes. Please see a liver doctor who can test you for the different causes and manage your symptoms. ...Read more

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