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Number Connection Test Hepatic Encephalopathy
Fatty liver likely: Lots of substances may "infiltrate" the liver & increase echogenicity (sound waves bounce off liver better). Fatty liver is most common--due to diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, drinking too much alcohol. Lose weight & stop alcohol consumption if these are your problems. Fatty liver with abnormal liver functions (blood tests) is however considerably more concerning than just an echogenic liver. ...Read more
U/S - Liver Hepatic echogencity is norm. No focal hepatic lesions visualized. Norm hepatocellular blood flow is demonst w/in portal veins. Means?
Explanation : Result shows the absolutely normal liverGet a more detailed answer ›
What is nonspecific diffuse liver parenchymal disease and can it relate to acute hepatitist.I'm c?
I am diabetic..My lab test result show total bilirubin of 1.55 mg/dL direct bilirubin 0.44 and indirect bilirubin 1.11, other liver function test is n?
Sometimes it is norm: Mild elevation of bilirubin in the presence of normal liver enzymes is not uncommon. It is an inborn mild defect which has no consequences. If you feel well, there is nothing further to be done. Note any previous Liver function tests and also watch it in future. Once, confirmed you can ignore it in the future. ...Read more
Are there different levels of hepatic encephalopathy? Is the condition reversible if liver transplant is ruled out?
Renal failure: acute: normal a few days ago and not now. Chronic: been abnormal for some time. ...Read more
Hepatic encephalop: These are essentially the same. Portosystemic encephalopathy may occur in fulminant hepatitis caused by viruses, drugs, or toxins, but it more commonly occurs in cirrhosis or other chronic disorders when extensive portosystemic collaterals have developed as a result of portal hypertension due to the changes in the liver structure. It may also occur after portocaval shunts. ...Read more
Hepc, cirohsis, episode of grade 2 hepatic enceplopathy, minor bleeding in esophagus, ejection fraction 40....Is there any new medicines available ?
What does this test result mean: US Abdominal, RUQ, Epigastrium date: 6/20/2015, ultrasound showed " The liver is increased in echogenicity. ?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Panc elastase test shows insufficiency. Have fatty liver. Is pei cause of fatty liver? Is there connection between fatty liver and pancreatic cancer?
No, just description: Like most dx, just a label for a pattern, as judged by whatever metrics. Yes, there is observed relation between fatty liver ; developing liver cancer. Fatty liver most commonly due to persistent low-fat, hi-carb (i.e. All sugars, simple ; complex) foods. Liver, to protect rest of body from ?sugar (toxic), converts sugars into triglyceride fats. If can't export into external fat, then fatty liver. ...Read more
Husband has cirrhosis alkaline phosphate 363. history of acute liver failure. is that lab normal for cirrhosis? what does it mean?
It's a Liver: function test which discloses OBSTRUCTION to the liver seen in advanced cirrhosis. Sorry to tell you... Hope the info helps Dr Z ...Read more
Elevations: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (such as Acetaminophen), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause if you feel you have liver Dx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Us results: liver is enlarged msg 19.5cm in the midclavical line. Diffusely incr. Hepatic echogenicity is noted compatible w/infiltrative disease?
37 yr male; Lyme dis, cp, untreated hbp (165/110); very elevated liver enzymes. Lipid panel ++.'trii 850, low t. ;tests ordered. What could cause?
Multiple causes: I'm not sure what you are asking. Cause what? Lyme is caused by a bacterial infection, hbp is often genetic but has many other possible causes, there are many possible causes of elevated liver enzymes (infections, alcohol, reactions to meds, toxins), high lipids usually genetic, low t also has many causes; you need a thorough evaluation and careful treatment, as this mix of problems is serious. ...Read more
What does 'in homogeneous increased hepatic echogenicity seen w/ fatty infiltration as well as hepatocellular disease' mean about my liver?
Ask your doctor: Doctor who ordered the test should answer your questions. Other tests and past/present medical conditions affect the answer. You are at risk to develop cirrhosis of the liver. Your current condition may be reversible. Cirrhosis is not. In America, 2 most common causes is food and drink. If food and drink is not the primary cause, it does influence whether you live or die. Better diet helps a lot. ...Read more
What does (1) 436 -Acute, but ill-defined, cerebrovascular disease and (2) 434.10 Cerebral embolism, without mention of cerebral inf codes mean?
Amyloidosis, all my symptoms , heart, liver high ggt, brain, neurological, gasrto and urinary, lungs. GFR not released, what is the genetic blood test?
Self-diagnosis?: Amyloidosis can mimic anything. It's not especially treatable so there's no hurry diagnosing it. Ask about a serum protein electrophoresis and urine test for Bence-Jones for amyloid AL. Amyoid AF is a neuropathy / pain syndrome and I wouldn't waste the money. Amyloid AA labwork isn't specific; it's rare in the absence of leprosy etc. I'd have a fat biopsy -- maybe you actually do have it. ...Read more
Increased /coarse hepatic parenchymal echotexture (liver parenchymal disease ) with prominent portal vein and splenomegaly? Wat it means
Severe damage: When damage to the liver occurs for a long time, meaning years, the liver becomes scarred and the veins that bring blood to the liver become distended because of resistance inside the liver. This increased pressure causes the spleen to take more blood and become enlarged. This is called cirrhosis of the liver and can be due to any number of things including alcohol and viral hepatitis. ...Read more
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