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Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Diagnostic Panel Comprehensive
What is the definition or description of: primary biliary cirrhosis diagnostic panel, comprehensive?
PBC: Primary biliary cirrhosis is an autoimmune disease of the liver marked by the slow progressive destruction of the small bile ducts within the liver. When these ducts are damaged, bile builds up in the liver and over time damages the tissue. This can lead to scarring, fibrosis and cirrhosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had triage sob, hepatic panel, complete blood count, hepatic profile, basic metabolic profile, liver 1, lipid profile, hemo a1c, serum-serum all done?
Maybe: It seems as though you've had quite a few tests ordered. Whether or not you're done will likely depend on the reason why they were ordered along with the test results that you'll discuss with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Basically no: There's a pair of genes that carry the ability to develop the disease and these run in families, but it's not inherited like sickle cell, huntington's or some of the other familiar entities. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/151640.php. ...Read more
Which test is better for diagnosing pancreas insufficiency: stool panc elastase or serum lipase/amylase? Would either diagnose pancreatic cancer?
Both together: Neither of the tests alone tells much. A combination of tests and exams will lead to diagnosis. Pancreatic cancer is not able to be ruled out by any test or imaging study. It can only be absolutely proven by some form of biopsy. A ct guided needle or egd with brushing a may be the only way to find it. ...Read more
Whats standard infectious workup post POTS diagnosis? Does typical workup include Lyme disease testing?
History/Physical/Lab: Cholestasis is diagnosed by doing a complete medical history, physical examination, and blood tests that evaluate liver function, bile acids, and bilirubin. Additionally, an ultrasound can de done to rule out gall bladder stones causing blockage. 1-2 preg/1000 is affected by cholestasis of pregnancy. It may be related to adverse pregnancy events like preterm labor, or at worse, stillbirth. ...Read more
Is this a question?: For diseases of these systems see a specialist if needed. ...Read more
Yes: At least at the present time. Elevated liver enzymes come and go rapidly if one is drinking intermittently. If there's any concern, or if you're generally an anxious kind of person, think about keeping your alcohol drinking to a minimum. I'm glad you are health-conscious and wish you the best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Liver function tests are often elevated in autoimmune hepatitis. This is a non- specific test. If the liver function tests are elevated additional diagnostic tests will be necessary. The anti smooth muscle antibody is one of the most important in pointing to this diagnosis. Tests for other liver diseases such as hepatitis and primary biliary cirrhosis are usually part of the evaluation. ...Read more
Number of things: If caught early, there are medications, particularly ursodeoxycholic acid (actigall) which can slow it down. Preventing and treating complications is also important, especially high pressure in the portal vein, which can be treated with beta blockers (inderal (propranolol) and others) and sometimes surgery. Itching, fatigue and other symptoms can be treated as well, but liver transplant is needed when severe. ...Read more
For 55+ female, does early/mid stage GI issues (e.g. ulcer, tumor) get revealed by physical examination of doctor ?
Try elimination diet: Must start with your PRIMARY care doctor & if you do not have one find a good internist. Detail history will reveal many differential diagnosis. Exam alone may not reveal much but helps to rule out many options. go dairy free for 1 month except yogurt & see how your symptoms improve.If no change go grain free & see. Visit drhoffman.com for holistic & practical answers. ...Read more
Yes: If they use EUS technique ( endoscopic us) ...Read more
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