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What Is Stage 2 Liver Disease
Hepatitis C: This refers primarily to hepatitis c . Diagnosis is made after liver biopsy. It indicates some scarring(called fibrosis) in the liver. Depending upon a variety of factors(liver associated enzymes, virus load and type of hepatitis c) treatment may be recommended by your physician. ...Read more
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
Not good.: When a liver with cirrhosis is having trouble doing it's job, it's called end-stage liver disease. This means that the liver is beginning to fail. Generally, patient in this setting will die or need transplant within a few years. Having cirrhosis, however, is not the same as end stage liver disease. Only when the liver starts to fail do we call it end stage. ...Read more
Maybe CIN2?: "Stage" isn't normally used in connection with HPV. If you've had an abnormal pap smear, I wonder if you have CIN2. CIN means cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, with increasing severity (further along toward possible cancer) for 1, 2, and 3. If you have CIN2, follow your doctor's advice about treatment and follow-up. That will prevent progression to cancer. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
3 mos mortality risk: Used to prioritize allocation of deceased donor organs for liver transplantation. Meld is a prospectively developed and validated chronic liver disease severity scoring system that uses a patient's laboratory values for serum bilirubin, serum creatinine, and the international normalized ratio for prothrombin time (inr) to predict survival. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are only 4 : Cancer is generally divided into five stages, from stage 0, in which the presence of irregular or cancer cells are known, to stage iv, in which the cancer has spread to one or several other parts of the body. The higher the number of cancer staging, the more difficult the cancer is to treat due to the progression and spread of cancer cells. According to the national comprehensive cancer network, . ...Read more
What does it mean to be diagnosed with carcinoma head of pancreas with liver metastasis (stage iv) how fatal is this disease?
It is very bad News: Pancreatic Cancer is the most dangerous and difficult to treat Cancer there is. Yet there is some treatment available and it is getting slowly better each year. Right now it is a matter of trying to control and extend life by a few months if we are lucky. Treatment is mostly done using chemotherapy drugs for cases like this one who have spread (Metastatic). ...Read more
What is the prognosis for stage 4 grade 2 liver disease in someone with chronic hepatitis B who was diagnosed in 2014?
Husbnd has stg 4 cirrosis liver cncer, I know the cirrosis is stage 4 but confused about how severe (what stage) liver cancer is?
Hard to say: Typical staging of cirrhosis is by a, b, c and not numbers. There might be another scale that they are using. Liver cancer is associated with cirrhosis. Stages are 1-4. I think that the best way to know is to clarify with the GI doctors to get a clear idea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not functioning: After a certain amount of damage, the liver is no longer able to "do its job". Our liver makes necessary proteins and also helps with factors needed in coagulation homeostasis. Plus it helps to metabolize certain medications and other substances. Examples of causes of liver damage are: from drinking too much, from hepatitis or for reasons unknown. Simple blood tests and scans may be helpful. ...Read more
My husband was told he has stage 4 cirrhosis / liver cancer. Does that mean the cirrosis is stage 4 or the liver cancer is stage 4?
Cirrhosis vs cancer: cirrhosis is scarring of the liver. people with cirrhosis are at risk for liver cancer. it is certainly possible that he has both, though we wouldn't use 'stage 4' for liver cancer but woudl instead say that someone has metastasis. did he have a biopsy? the 'stage 4' is much more likley to refer to degree of scarring, meaning cirrhosis. if he has no liver cancer now, he needs to be screened > ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low ALT and AST and high total Neutrophils and low lymphocytes ..LIVER disease stage 2-3 normal rest labs. otherwise healthy ?
Eggs and veggies: Should not be a problem but for best help, please contact your doctor to confirm this. Should be OK. Please let me know! ...Read more
Ingestion-no: Not by ingestion, but if infection with this organism - rare but possibly. ...Read more
High total and direct bilirubin - but two fibroscans state no liver disease. what's going on, here?!
High d bili alone: When the only abnormality on thorough workup including liver function tests & liver scans is a high direct bilirubin making up approximately 50% of the total bilirubin, the diagnosis usually made is Rotor or Dubin-Johnson syndrome, rare but harmless inherited conditions. If there are any other abnormalities on tests or exam, or if medical history suggests otherwise, then many other possibilities. ...Read more
If you have elevated transaminasemia once from drinking then get retested two more times after could you still have liver disease? Im an alcoholic.
Possible: Liver disease can be present with or without elevations of transaminases. Recognizing your illness is a good start toward restoring health. ...Read more
If elevated transaminasemia once from drinking then get retested two more times and back 2 normal could you still have liver disease? Im an alcoholic.
I'm still worried and convinced I have end stage liver disease despite having two normal fibroscan readings and a contrast MRI? Freaking out daily.
See doc: if your liver function tests and radiology studies are normal and your hepatitis A B C are negative, perhaps you are obsessing about liver disease as a sign of mental stress that is expressing itself in the form of disease obssesion. there are medications that can help you with this behavior ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cirrhosis for years and now the last biopsy Shows mild hepatic steatosis ( no drink OH and I weight 130 )so does this mean I have two liver diseases?
Is it possible to have mildly elevated liver enzymes and some small spots on your liver during an ultrasound and have the two findings be totally unrelated? Could you have non alcoholic fatty liver disease and cysts or something similar?
Yes.: This is in fact common. Both liver cysts and liver enzyme abnormalities are very common. Therefore the overlap of those two is also common. It would be unlikely that a cyst alone would be responsible for liver enzyme elevations. ...Read more
I have had uncontrollable hick ups for the past 3 days! I have liver disease with that have anything to do with ? Also what is the best way 2 stop em?
Bilirubin : Elevated bilirubin has several potential causes. A level of 2 is only minimally above normal. Causes include medications, gallbladder disease, bile duct obstruction, liver disease, and pancreatic disease. Most common is gilbert's syndrome, a condition of mildly elevated bilirubin with no clinical problems or concerns. Discuss with your physician. ...Read more
I found out I have fatty liver disease in march. I have changed my diet. I lose about ten lbs a month. Could this be from something worse? I walk 2-3 times a week
Biliary colic : Gallstone attacks/biliary colic is right sided, above the umbilicus, lasts 20 minutes or longer, associated with nausea and occasional vomiting. A fatty liver can mimic gallstone attacks. If your fatty liver is improved with medical therapy and your symptoms persist, go for a surgery consult. Cholecystitis or gallstones can be dangerous to your overall health. ...Read more
Multiple symptoms: Liver disease has a multitude of symptoms. In the early phases it can be nonspecific like tiredness, lack of appetite ; energy, distaste for cigarettes, yellowish discolouration of eyes ; urine. With increasing loss of liver function, 1) fluid retention (belly/ankle swelling, 2) mental changes(confusion), 3) bleeding from the mouth or rectum, on in the skin. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be: There are many varieties of "liver disease." hepatitis c can cause eventual cirrhosis. Alcohol excess can cause cirrhosis. Some liver disease caused by hepatitis a or b or from some medications can fully resolve with no further problems. Fatty liver damage can rarely progress to a serious problem. So it depends. Your doctor would know best what a person's future risks may be. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Learn ; comply: Insist on knowing exactly what's wrong, then learn all you can. Be smart, and distinguish the scientific websites from the phony ones. Comply with your treatment as prescribed and offer suggestions and state your preferences based on your growing knowledge of your illness. ...Read more
Ranges: This pain can range from sharp to dull, almost always in the right upper quadrant of your abdomen or in the right upper quadrant of your back. This pain sometimes can radiate other places such as mid abdomen or right shoulder. There may also be bloating, ascites which can cause pressure through out the abdomen. Pain may be colicky if it is related to gallbladder issues. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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