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I was told that my liver enzymes where too high, the blood count is 2136000, and my bilirubin count is 7.5. What does it all mean?

I was told that my liver enzymes where too high, the blood count is 2136000, and my bilirubin count is 7.5. What does it all mean?

Serious liver : Disease. This issue is not suitable for a 400 character answer. Please see your doctor for proper evaluation through history, physical examintion, imaging, lab tests and may be trial of treatment. ...Read more

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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 does it mean to have a 4.8 centimeter spot on your liver and your white blood cell count be abnormally high?

What does it mean to have a 4.8 centimeter spot on your liver and your white blood cell count be abnormally high?

The spot could be : anything from a tumor to hematoma ..it needs to be worked up with an MRI..a high WBC can mean infection or inflammation ...Read more

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Treating Liver Failure (Checklist)

See your liver specialist regularly
Every other month
Take prescribed medications carefully
Once
Avoid raw seafood and shellfish
Once
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What does it mean when the red blood cell count is high? I also have a mass on my liver that has to be biopsied Wednesday. Could it be related?

What does it mean when the red blood cell count is high? I also have a mass on my liver that has to be biopsied Wednesday. Could it be related?

Many causes: increased red blood cell mass can have many causes most of them are normal physiological responses. Such as being a smoker or having chronic lung disease or being at high altitude or having an intrinsic problem of hemoglobin such that you do not get enough oxygen delivery from your red blood cells to your tissues. There are tumors of the kidney but not liver which are related to this. ...Read more

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Treating Liver Failure (Checklist)

Weigh yourself. If you're gaining weight, tell your doctor.
Daily
Take medications as directed by your doctor
Daily
Elevate legs to help with swelling
3x day
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During an echocardiogram they found a shadow on my cousins liver, she has low white blood cell count, and her sugar was high. What can all this mean?

During an echocardiogram they found a shadow on my cousins liver, she has low white blood cell count, and her sugar was high. What can all this mean?

Needs follow up: The liver can be imaged with ultrasound (as in the echocardiogram), ct and MRI and depending on the type lesion, there may be different advantages to using different types of imaging. Follow up is needed to assess if this lesion is benign or needs further assessment. Some lesions may require a biopsy to be examined by a pathologist for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have high liver markers?

What does it mean if you have high liver markers?

What markers?: The liver's health is measured by labs, x-ray, and biopsy. Simplistically, transaminases (ast, alt) measure liver cells, alkaline phosphatase and bilirubin measure the biliary tree, Albumin and coagulation panel measures liver synthetic function, alpha-feto protein is a cancer marker of the liver. Viral, inflammatory, autoimmune, familial liver diseases have their own specific tests. ...Read more

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Treating Liver Failure (Checklist)

Minimize animal protein in your diet
daily
Take all meds as prescribed
daily
Especially take lactulose to reduce blood ammonia
daily
And avoid constipation
daily
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Why would my liver levels be high? They will also go very low? What would that mean?

Why would my liver levels be high? They will also go very low? What would that mean?

Elevated transaminas: could be due to intrinsic liver diseases like hepatitis A,B,C, or due to alcohol or cholestatic picture like Gall bladder disease or common bilary obstruction or pancrease diseases. Knowing the liver enzyme levels will help narrow down the differentials ...Read more

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