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What Can Liver Colon Kidney And Thyroid Blood Samples Detect
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
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
Could but always: Yes tumors on the liver or kidneys can cause abnormal lab values but not always. ...Read more
U/S in 2008 and 2015 showed fatty liver. How often should U/S and liver function tests be done to check on the status of the fatty liver? Thanks.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
Is these periodic check up enough or there are more analysis required?
Urine complete anal
Good Start: AT your age these are good routine tests. As you age I'm sure your PMD will order more that are age appropriate. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will a CT scan show gallstones/ other gall bladder problems as well as stomach ulcers? What about a urine and blood test?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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