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Should You Gwt A Second Opinion When Diagnosed With Extreme Fatty Liver
Get a work up : You do not necessarily need a second opinion. What you need is a work up to determine the cause of the fatty liver. If your doctor cannot determine the cause, then you should seek a second opinion. Causes include alcohol, medications, viral infections, autoimmune disorders, and metabolic abnormalities. ...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
Different liver tests have been elevated for 5 months now by atleast 50pts. Dr says just keep observing for now. I have fatty liver. Need 2nd opinion?
2x elevated LFT's: You are describing liver tests that are two times elevated over "normal" for a prolonged period of time. Persistent elevation over 6 months or more may warrant liver biopsy, & certainly warrants a comprehensive battery of blood tests to rule out infection, metabolic problems, autoimmune disease, familial liver diseases, etc. Ask your family doctor for a referral to a gi/liver specialist. ...Read more
Fatty Liver Ferritin of 165 why would my PCP wait 3 mnths to do followup labs? Do I need to be concerned? Should I seek 2nd opinion?
Fatty liver...: In the presence of fatty liver, the serum ferritin level can be elevated. Your ferritin level is mildly elevated and the fatty liver is the likely etiology. Ferritin is an acute phase reactant and the fat tissue can cause inflammation. If you are overweight, weight loss is the best way to decrease your fatty liver. Avoid alcohol also. When the level is re-checked, hopefully it will be lower. ...Read more
Having pretty extreme pain under right rib for two days. Was diagnosed w slight fatty liver. Could this be liver pain? Also very very tired
Liver: Extreme pain under your right rib could well be a liver problem but it could also be other abdominal things. It sounds like you were not satisfied by your first visit. I would recommend you talk to your close friends or family and have them tell which doctor they recommend you see. Do not delay! ...Read more
Fatty liver: I presume the diagnosis was made by your doctor. If he/she has not fully explained this to you it would be wise to make another visit so you have a better understanding. If you have not seen a liver specialist (gastroenterologist) about this you must have your doctor refer you. ...Read more
Can: If the liver isn't actually inflamed, the liver enzymes (which indicate acute liver injury, not "function") will be normal. Trust your radiologist to diagnose marked fatty liver accurately, and seek an underlying cause (smoldering hepatitis c and the metabolic syndrome are both life-threateners.). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Galbladder remove May 2014. diagnose wit fatty liver.Eversince diagnosis,been havin sore gums bhind my top teeth and sore top gums.Is this related?
Not related: Hi. No, fatty liver and gingivitis (sore, inflamed gums) are not related. Poor diabetes control can cause both, but you don't indicate diabetes or diabetes meds in your data. Are you overweight? If so, I'd suggest being tested for diabetes; having diabetes and not knowing it DOESN'T protect you from the problems it causes! Good luck! ...Read more
It is the same.: Avoiding alcohol, tylenol, losing weight and maintaining normal lipids will prevent it from worsening. Taking milk thistle is a good herbal meds for liver nourishment. Take care! http:www.Familyhealthcenters.Ehowtocuregingivitis.Com/how-to-reverse-fatty-liver-the-quick-and-easy-tips/. ...Read more
Nonalcoholic fatty : The most common presentation is a persistent slightly high elevation of the "liver enzymes" with negative tests for hepatitis a, b or c a d without evidence of other liver disease. The ultrasound texture of the liver will be more hyperechoic, shinny, or "bright", associated to metabolic syndrome: mild overweight or obesity, pre diabetes or diabetes, high fatty food intake. Nash. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A second opinion is where a patient seeks the advice of another physician after consulting with a doctor. If a patient is unsatisfied with a doctor's diagnosis or proposed treatment, a patient may seek out the opinion of another doctor to ensure that the diagnosis ...Read more
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