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Many things.: First and foremost is avoidance of any potential liver toxin such as alcohol or acetaminophen. Second need to get immunized against hep a, b to prevent additional insult. Third need to lose weight. Fourth need to control any underlying metabolic disease (i..E. Diabetes). Fifth need to consider medications that might be indicated for you. Lastly need to monitor liver for progression of disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
How to indirectly detect zn cu levels via cbc, full liver profile tests. Like ceruloplasmin, wbc, etc. Thanks for the help.
How big is too big for an enlarged liver? My liver is a full fingers length past my rib cage & causes me a lot of pain
Would a small dose of estrace used internally two times a week be considered safe for someone who has
had a full liver transplant?
You need to ask your: Liver transpalnt doc or the doc who is taking care of u know that ?, you are right 90%+ would stay in the vagina, but they would have to decide if the 10% of the small dose is too much to go into your circulation. ...Read more
After suffering various symptoms I had some blood tests which included TSH, 9am Cortisol, DHEA, Kidney function, Liver function and full blood count. All normal apart from very low DHEA what can I do?
Hx of metastatic pap thy cancer with hashimotos and rheum arth. Poss liver mass found on no contrast CT. Nausea loss appetite feel full..liver cancer?
Need evaluation: Hi. The liver needs to be evaluated and if mass is confirmed, it needs to be biopsied. Papillary thyroid cancer is not likely to metastasize to liver, so that history is probably unrelated. You should see a gastroenterologist, and have that questionable liver mass evaluated. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
35 yo f U.Q ab pain/fullness esp. @night comes and goes Normal liver bw and ab us. Moderate to heavy drinker for 10+ years. Next steps?
Depends: It depends what type of blood tests you had done. If this was for a complete physical, it is most likely that they were included though. So if this was a primary concern, you should review your results with them for more clarification. The most common labs that would indicate liver and/or biliary status are ALT, AST, bilirubin and alkaline phosphatase. ...Read more
I have a drink once every week usually quite a few and now it's feels like my liver is swollen laying on my side is uncomfy and I can feel fullness ?
I think: you are CONCERNED about how much you are drinking! Are you describing BINGE drinking?? How many are "quite a few"????? However the liver is usually not enlarged by binge drinking (It can develop "fatty changes" but these are reversible if you do not drink in between bijnges. BINGES are unhealthy for a LOT of reasons! Talk this over with your PCP ASAP (Primary Care Provider) Good Luck Z ...Read more
If you do not have full cirrhosis of the liver, does the liver repair itself if it has been damaged? What are the symptoms once damage begins?
Cirrhosis: The liver can repair itself to some extent but chronic inflammation of the liver (hepatitis) can eventually lead to cirrhosis. Most symptoms only occurr at late stage. One symptom that can occurr early is redness of the palms of the hands which can indicate chronic disease. Late signs are fluid in the abdomen, edema, bleeding and altered mental status to list a few. ...Read more
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