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Dr. Andrew Hoffman answered:

I was diagnosed with liver disease 10 months ago. My liver hurts really bad. What should I do?

GI consult?

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Consider seeing a gastroenterologist for more specific care.
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Am i starting to get liver disease? hello. i feel short on breath. my whole chest has stabbing pains, which feel like my hearts giving out. Every night, I take 4 tylenol pm's, 2 (200 mg) ibuprofen tablets, and a trazadone. is this bad? it hurts. i don't k

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I cannot tell you if you have liver disease. However, your constellation of shortness of breath and chest pain is not normal. It is very important to find out the source of your symptoms. There is very little history provided. Don't know why you are questioning liver disease - if you drink a lot of alcohol, that might be a reason. I see you take trazodone (possibly for insomnia) - don't know if you have a history of anxiety conditions like panic attacks. Without a thorough history and a physical examination, all I am doing is just guessing. Recommend that you get a comprehensive evaluation of these symptoms.
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Will having my parathyroid removed will make me have a liver disease?

No

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Removing your parathyroid gland(s) will not hurt your liver whatsoever.
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Dr. Keith Rafal answered:

i am 38 yrs old. stopped smoking two years ago. i have lost 33lbs because of diet and exercise since march because i found out i have fatty liver disease. my back started hurting after i lost 25 lbs. i have had mri and they say i have arthritis and spina

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I want to commend you on your successful weight loss through lifestyle changes. Unfortunately, the last part of your question was cut off. However, with your history it is important that work with a specialist who is familiar with back problems like a physiatrist or orthopedic physician who can best direct your treatment and make sure that you are doing appropriate exercise and if needed PT.
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My liver enzymes are elevated, but i tested negative for hepatitis, could I have liver disease or cancer?

Possibly, not likely

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Meds, supplements and alcohol can elevate your liver enzymes. Chronic hepatitis C is common, so make sure they tested for it. The first step is to make sure whatever you put in your mouth isn't hurting your liver, and follow your test results over time. About 9% of adults have abnormal LFTs. Obesity causing fatty liver is another common cause. I'm not sayin' you're fat, but had to mention it!
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What is liver disease like?

Too broad

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That's too broad of a question. There are many types of liver disease that produce different signs and symptoms.
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What are the implications of liver disease for a person taking anticonvulsants?

Dosage adjusment

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Many, but not all, anticonvulsants - like other meds - are metabolized (broken down for elimination) by the liver. Some adjustment of dosage of the medication in the presence of liver disease may be necessary. For a few, avoidance of the medication is best. A neurologist should give the best advice.
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Is there any treatmemt for liver chirrosis aside from liver transplantation ?

Yes and no

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Cirrhosis means extensive (stage IV) scarring of the liver which is mostly irreversible. Long standing cirrhosis leads to portal hypertension which leads to complications such as ascites, varices & bleeding, big spleen & low platelets, etc. Treatments such as diuretics & shunts can help manage these symptoms & complications, but only liver transplantation can eliminate them for good.
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Hepatology liver disease?

Yes

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Yes, that's right.
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What are reasons for having a liver transplant?

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We only replace a liver when there isn't any choice. This happens because 1)there aren't enough healthy cells in the liver to continue sustaining life (tylenol overdose, poison mushroom, hepatitis C), 2)there is blockage of blood flow within the abdomen (cirrhosis) from alcohol, or hepatitis or backed up bile (biliary atresia, PBC), or (3) removal of a tumor requires removing the whole liver.
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