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Mcrc patient. Bilirubin rising as 12 19 12 32 51 74 85 Other liver tests are okay. Will this lead to liver failure? No blockage seen

Mcrc patient. Bilirubin rising as 12 19 12 32 51 74 85 Other liver tests are okay. Will this lead to liver failure? No blockage seen

Are you on Stivarga?: I found "Interrupt and then reduce or discontinue STIVARGA for hepatotoxicity as manifested by elevated liver function tests. ..." and
"...Monitor liver function tests weekly in patients experiencing elevated liver function tests until improvement to less than 3 times the upper limit of normal (ULN) or baseline values." You are above 3 times normal. Reduce or stop. Call your PCP re liver failure ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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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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How fast would biliary duct blockage progress if not treated? And would dr be able to palpate the liver, would urine show something.

How fast would biliary duct blockage progress if not treated? And would dr be able to palpate the liver, would urine show something.

Ver quickly: Jaundice may develop and liver tenderness result. But the answers to this question at 4 years of age need referral to Pediatrician! ...Read more

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Bilirubin increasing with liver metastses. No bile duct blockage. All Other liver tests are normal. What am this exactly mean?

Bilirubin increasing with liver metastses. No bile duct blockage. All Other liver tests are normal. What am this exactly mean?

Bilirubin: Elevated bilirubin can result from two main sources-- breakdown of hemoglobin (from red cells) and blockage of normal secretion from the liver (obstruction of a bile duct.) These two sources are distinguishable in blood (bound vs. Unbound.) But liver mets may produce blockage of small ducts and elevate bili w/o blocking main ducts. ...Read more

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Pancreatic cancer. Whipple. Chemo 7 months. Tumors in pancreas and liver. Recent blood clot. Pain. New intestinal blockage. Is my body shutting down?

Pancreatic cancer. Whipple. Chemo 7 months. Tumors in pancreas and liver. Recent blood clot. Pain. New intestinal blockage. Is my body shutting down?

Difficult disease: Some blockages are due to scar tissue inside the abdomen (called adhesions), and other blockages are due to cancer growth. A CT scan may be able to tell the difference between the 2. If the blockage is cancer-related, then it may be time to think about a different chemotherapy regimen. But if it's just adhensions, then sometimes an operation helps. Talk to your doctor to investigate further ...Read more

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I'm 45 have LP shunt for 15 years. Blocks frequently. Had 12 revisions. Placed in abdomen. Is there a specific place or way to prevent blockage?

I'm 45 have LP shunt for 15 years. Blocks frequently. Had 12 revisions. Placed in abdomen. Is there a specific place or way to prevent blockage?

LP shunts: Lp shunts are problematic and prone to needing revision. I place multiple holes in the tubing and place the tubing in the bent down position. There are multiple problems with them and to a great extent there is some luck involved. What is the shunt treating? ...Read more

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I am a 20yr. Old vegan male and on inhalation I feel a blockage in left abdomen. And can't seem to take in a full breath.

I am a 20yr. Old vegan male and on inhalation I feel a blockage in left abdomen. And can't seem to take in a full breath.

Blockage: Your blockage may be due to constipation caused by your diet you should add more fiber to your diet in the form of fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, figs dates, raisins and prunes ...Read more

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Can a blockage in the long saphenous vein cause cramps in the abdomen?

Can a blockage in the long saphenous vein cause cramps in the abdomen?

No relation.: Problems with the long saphenous vein should not have any relation to abdominal cramps. Look for another reason for the abdominal cramps. ...Read more

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Is an MRI without contrast on the abdomen good at diagnosing pancreatitis, gall stones or blockage, kidney stones? Does. Contrast make a difference?

Is an MRI without contrast on the abdomen good at diagnosing pancreatitis, gall stones or blockage, kidney stones? Does. Contrast make a difference?

Not the 1st choice: Ultrasound is first imaging exam done for gallbladder problems. Ct without contrast for suspected kidney stones. Ct with contrast best for pancreas.
The results of any imaging test should be evaluated in light of other lab (blood or urine) tests and your primary symptoms to accurately discover the problem. ...Read more

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How do I detect a cholestrol blockage?

How do I detect a cholestrol blockage?

Time to see doctor: Cholesterol blockage per se is not a clinical finding. Atherosclerosis due to high cholesterol can lead to blockage of arteries, but it is not an issue for self diagnosis or treatment. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symtoms of tubal blockage?

What are the symtoms of tubal blockage?

None: There are usually no symptoms that the tubes are blocked. A prior pelvic infection can cause blocked tubes. ...Read more

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What is right bundle branch blockage?

What is right bundle branch blockage?

Abnormal conduction: The signal to beat is distributed to through the heart by a specialized electrical system. The right bundle is one of the branches of this system. If conduction through the right bundle is slowed or blocked the parts of the heart it serves will contract late, seen as widening of the electrocardiographic qrs-wave. Unless the remainder of the conduction system fails, it usually isn't a problem. ...Read more

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Could eating eggs cause blockage in chest?

Could eating eggs cause blockage in chest?

Cholesterol: Having a high amount of eggs in your diet could lead to increases in your blood cholesterol, which ultimately is a contributing factor to the development of atherosclerosis in your vascular system, such as the coronary arteries. ...Read more

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Is there pain after caratid blockage surgery?

Is there pain after caratid blockage surgery?

Post surgical, yes: There is likely some relatively minor pain associated with the surgical area of incision in order to gain access to the carotid artery. Of course, that is if an endarterectomy is performed. If an intra-arterial procedure is done to clean the carotid artery by a radiologist then, there could be a bit less pain since the incision would be much smaller in the arm or groin. ...Read more

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What kind of tubal blockage can a HSG unblock?

What kind of tubal blockage can a HSG unblock?

Not true blockage: Excessive mucus or debris can temporarily block the fallopian tube that the hsg procedure can unblock. A true blockage with adhesions cannot be fixed. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of tubal blockage?

None: There are usually no symptoms that the tubes are blocked. A prior pelvic infection can cause blocked tubes. ...Read more

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Stroke with 90% blockage, is surgery necessary?

Stroke with 90% blockage, is surgery necessary?

If carotid stenosis,: I would highly recommend consideration of a stent or enarterectomy, but if you are referring to other blood vessels supplying the brain, medication may be far more appropriate. ...Read more

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Is the blockage in left bundle branch serious??

LBBB: It depends on the initial cause and the acuity of the presentation. No matter the cause, you should see a cardiologist to pursue further tests so as to have the proper treatment. ...Read more

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Can u tell me symptoms of blockage in intestine?

Can u tell me symptoms of blockage in intestine?

Pain: If you have a complete intestinal blockage you will experience pain, bloating, lack of passing gas, nausea and vomiting. Fever can also occur. ...Read more

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How to tell if you have a blockage in your lungs?

How to tell if you have a blockage in your lungs?

See your doctor: An exam by your primary care doctor should be able to tell if not you can be referred for other testing. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a hemorrhoid cause a blockage?

Please tell me, could a hemorrhoid cause a blockage?

I would recommend...: A large hemorrhoid could cause a blockage or obstruction. If you think you are having a blockage, please see your physician. There are other causes for obstructions that need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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What is cervical blockage? And endometrial insufficiency?

What is cervical blockage? And endometrial insufficiency?

Infertility terms: Cervical blockage is anything that can block the cervix, presumably blocking the entrance of sperm to the uterus. This can be from polyps, fibroids, or scarring from prior procedures on the cervix. Endometrial insufficiency is a thin lining of the uterus, not being able to sustain an implanted embryo. Both are uncommon for most women trying to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Does peak systolic velocity (psv) determines % of carotid blockage?

Does peak systolic velocity (psv) determines % of carotid blockage?

Yes: It correlates. As blood travels through a progressively smaller orifice, it must speed up to get through and that measurement is plugged into a formula to yield an orifice size. ...Read more

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Do people with smaller noses more prone to sinus blockage problems?

No.: When a person suffers with recurrent or chronic sinus problems, there are generally issues with narrowing or obstruction of the drainage pathways - these are inside the nose. This is independent of what the outside of the nose looks like. ...Read more

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Can there be a specific medical test to determine blockage in arteries?

Can there be a specific medical test to determine blockage in arteries?

Location?: The best test for detecting blockage in your arteries depends on the location of the blockage. Ultrasound can be used to detect blockage in the carotid (neck) and leg arteries, for example. ...Read more

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Can there be a blockage in the vas-deferense? If yes, then what are the reasons?

Can there be a blockage in the vas-deferense? If yes, then what are the reasons?

Yes: One or both vas can be partially or completely obstructed, although this is not a common finding. It can occur as a congenital anomaly or can be the result of prior infection or inflammation. ...Read more

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When I unrinate I feel a blockage and sometimes prickly pain in my bladder area. Why is this?

When I unrinate I feel a blockage and sometimes prickly pain in my bladder area. Why is this?

Get checked: It can be many things such as infection or stone, but is clearly not normal. When your body starts letting you know something is wrong, get it checked. ...Read more

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How soon after my colonoscopy (fro possible blockage) should my GI that did the procedure see me?

How soon after my colonoscopy (fro possible blockage) should my GI that did the procedure see me?

No way to know: There is no set time for follow up after a colonoscopy. It depends on why the procedure was done and what was found at the time. If you have any doubts you should just call your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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My husband had 0 sperm than months later he had 29 billion. Was this a blockage? And they are still unhealthy sperm

My husband had 0 sperm than months later he had 29 billion. Was this a blockage? And they are still unhealthy sperm

Discuss with doc: Hard to explain. I am not sure what you mean by "they are still unhealthy sperm." how do you know that? Sounds like you need to talk to your physician. ...Read more

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Had angiogram showed 30-50% blockage. But hr was 28 and b/p was 58/0 after clamp was loosened. Was out needle to bring back?

Vagal rxn?: Sounds like you had vagal reaction (a neurologic reflex) which is not uncommon during angiograms. It feels horrible, ususally doesn't last long, and is reversed with IV Atropine and a fluid challenge. Does this fit with your experience? ...Read more

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On linzess for about 3 weeks. Hasn't worked. If anything made me feel worse. Could there be more wrong. With me? Maybe a blockage?

On linzess for about 3 weeks. Hasn't worked. If anything made me feel worse. Could there be more wrong. With me? Maybe a blockage?

Great drug choice: Linzess is a non-systemic agent that works within 1 week to improve both the frequency and completeness of emptying, and within 6-8 weeks to reduce the sense of abdominal discomfort that often accompanies constipation. If you've taken one pill before your first meal daily without benefit, consider either a dose adjustment or proceed with further evaluation. ...Read more

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My alikine phrop. Are very high. Does that mean I have a blockage? Alot of pain in right side. Gallbladder area. Gallbladder removed

My alikine phrop. Are very high. Does that mean I have a blockage? Alot of pain in right side. Gallbladder area. Gallbladder removed

Retained Stone?: Stricture?
Possibilities exist that are related to the original problem. It is most appropriate to see your pcp of a GI specialist to study the bile ducts and see if a simple problem can be found and fixed. Any more complex problem may need to be dealt with at a more specialized center. ...Read more

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Would a blockage of the lymphatic system show up on a test, if so, what is the best option. Can you also see lymphatic fluid flow on any tests?

Would a blockage of the lymphatic system show up on a test, if so, what is the best option. Can you also see lymphatic fluid flow on any tests?

Lymph flow: There is a minimally invasive method that injects dye into the lymph system of interest to see how it flows. Does by radiologist usually. ...Read more

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I have had several years of conspition if I don't take a laxtive I will not go had a colonscopic it was normal have tried feel like a blockage?

I have had several years of conspition if I don't take a laxtive I will not go had a colonscopic it was normal have tried feel like a blockage?

You might have: Laxative dependence or irritable bowel. It is unlikely that you have a colon blockage if colonoscopy was normal and also unlikely that you have small intestinal blockage if you never had previous operation or have a hernia. Consult your GI specialist again for specific advice. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an ultrasound that shows over 70% blockage to be wrong. When they did cath it was totally clear. Is it possible blockage moved?

Is it possible for an ultrasound that shows over 70% blockage to be wrong. When they did cath it was totally clear. Is it possible blockage moved?

Ultrasound of what: It is not clear from your question what was imaged. Ultrasound is very sensative to the person doing the study. The slightest pressure can "create" a stenosis or block. That is why a complimentary study is performed ...Read more