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Would blood tests for gloucose and thyroid reveal liver ussues?

Would blood tests for gloucose and thyroid reveal liver ussues?

No: There are specific tests for liver function and those are different from glucose and thyroid function tests. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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What other tests can be done for tenderness to right side of stomach had scan for g/bladder, liver, kidneys, pancrease (pancrelipase) and blood tests?

What other tests can be done for tenderness to right side of stomach had scan for g/bladder, liver, kidneys, pancrease (pancrelipase) and blood tests?

Hida scan: The normal tests for abdominal pain in the right upper abdomen can include a sonogram and a ct scan. A hida scan with an ejection fraction will evaluate the function of the gallbladder. I will refer patients to a gastroenterologist, as well, for evaluation of the stomach for ulcer disease, gastric reflux and other stomach problems. ...Read more

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Can doctors find kidney cancer in a normal blood test?

Can doctors find kidney cancer in a normal blood test?

No: However there may be some be some abnomalities on the blood work that would make a practitioner investigate this further, but, in the simplest and general answer is no. ...Read more

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Recently blood test shows increased liver function, ultrasound showed pancreatic and liver cysts, what could this mean?

Recently blood test shows increased liver function, ultrasound showed pancreatic and liver cysts, what could this mean?

Cysts: Pancreatic cysts are of many types, some benign some with malignant potential. Liver cysts are less well understood. Increased lfts mean something--medication, alcohol, internal liver disorders--is causing liver dysfunction. Ultrasound is just a screening step for more tests, including ct, nuclear med, and other blood studies. Any cyst(s) in either organ may require a biopsy. ...Read more

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Can a blood test find liver cancer? My mom gets regular liver function tests. I think because of cirrhosis, or maybe another liver problem. I’m afraid the disease will cause cancer. Will cancer show up on the blood tests?

Can a blood test find liver cancer? My mom gets regular liver function tests. I think because of cirrhosis, or maybe another liver problem. I’m afraid the disease will cause cancer. Will cancer show up on the blood tests?

Sometimes: The diagnosis of cancer is made generally initially by various kinds of imaging tests - ultrasound, radionuclide liver scans and ct or mri, usually in patients where there is already suspicion. There is a test, called AFP (alpha fetoprotein) which is sometimes followed in patients with cirrhosis to try to detect cancer early; however, other conditions also cause it to go up. The best test=biopsy. ...Read more

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Anemia and thyroid test which i understand but also added a liver and kidney blood test. Why would doc order these tests?

Anemia and thyroid test which i understand but also added a liver and kidney blood test. Why would doc order these tests?

Ask your doc: This question needs to be asked of the doctor who ordered the tests. Without specific clinical information, the question is impossible for me to answer. ...Read more

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I think my liver, heart and Kindneys are inflamed because of Psoriasis and PsA. What tests can be done to monitor Liver, Heart & Kidney inflammation?

I think my liver, heart and Kindneys are inflamed because of Psoriasis and PsA. What tests can be done to monitor Liver, Heart & Kidney inflammation?

ESR and CRP: Erythrocyte sedimentation rate, ESR or Sed rate and C-reactive protein are general markers of inflammation. If both are elevated, either one can be used for follow-up to assess the effects of treatment. ...Read more

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If pancreatic cancer was the cause of a blood clot,weight loss and digestive problems,would there be abnormalities in pancreatic function blood tests?

If pancreatic cancer was the cause of a blood clot,weight loss and digestive problems,would there be abnormalities in pancreatic function blood tests?

Pancreas blood tests: Commonly used blood tests of pancreatic-derived proteins (lipase, amylase, insulin, etc.) are notoriously poor markers for cancer given the variety of other things that may elevate them, and the reserve capacity of most organs. So, to answer your question, not neccesarily. Best tests are high resolution CT with specific pancreas-protocol, and EUS with biopsy. ...Read more

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What blood tests can show signs of liver failure?

What blood tests can show signs of liver failure?

See below: Serum levels of enzymes; AST, ALT, Alkaline phosphatase; bilirubin, albumin, Coagulation factors (INR), and blood ammonia are among the common tests that may be abnormal in liver failure. ...Read more

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What blood tests can be used to determine dehydration? can dehydration throw off the results of a fibrotest or similar liver blood tests?

What blood tests can be used to determine dehydration? can dehydration throw off the results of a fibrotest or similar liver blood tests?

Hemoconcentration: Usually, the blood counts are the ones mainly affected by dehydration due to hemoconcentration resulting from dehydration. Your hydration status can easily be determined by the color of your urine and your urine specific gravity. Drinking 8 glasses of water a day would normally be sufficient but when you are under the sun and imbibing alcohol, you'll be doubly dehydrated. Alcohol is a dehydrant. ...Read more

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If a ultrasound blood tests and CT scans of the liver and gallbladder are normal can there still be problems with the liver or gallbladder?

If a ultrasound blood tests and CT scans of the liver and gallbladder are normal can there still be problems with the liver or gallbladder?

May be...: Fact: despite medical advance, all care is still based on indrect evidence resulting from continual collection and analysis from available experience so we apply current knowledge, skill, technology, drug, common sense, and wisdom at reasonable time in reasonable way to reasonable patient hoping to optimize self-healing process for optimal functional recovery with patient's residual strength. ...Read more

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Will a CT scan show gallstones/ other gall bladder problems as well as stomach ulcers? What about a urine and blood test?

Will a CT scan show gallstones/ other gall bladder problems as well as stomach ulcers? What about a urine and blood test?

Yes and no: Ct is fairly good at evaluating the gallbladder for stones or infection/inflammation. It is poor at evaluating the stomach for ulcers. This typically requires an upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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Abnormal liver function test on blood work very slightly out of range?gp said simple fatty liver how can she tell with jst blood test?im book for US

Abnormal liver function test on blood work very slightly out of range?gp said simple fatty liver how can she tell with jst blood test?im book for US

NASH or fatty liver: She says that because it is the most likely diagnosis. If you are not an alcoholic & don't have Hep C. It can evolve into NASH (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis) which can cause cirrhosis. But usually over years. Risk factors for fatty liver are really high chlolesterol or Triglycerides, obesity, pre or overt diabetes, or low thyroid. Diet & exercise are the usual tx. Do the US & the other labs ...Read more

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How can kidney problems cause elevated lipase? Tests to differentiate between pancreas cause vs. Kidney? I have both panc and kidney type symp.

How can kidney problems cause elevated lipase?  Tests to differentiate between pancreas cause vs. Kidney? I have both panc and kidney type symp.

Lipase elevations: Can come from different causes, two of which are pancreas and kidney problems. Usually, very high lipase levels along with elevated amylase levels are seen in acute pancreatitis, whereas lipase elevations in kidney diseases are not that high. Pancreatitis can show on ct scan, and kidney problems, can elevate BUN and creatinine levels. Ask your dr about specific advice. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more