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Is primary biliary cirrhosis hereditary?

Is primary biliary cirrhosis hereditary?

Basically no: There's a pair of genes that carry the ability to develop the disease and these run in families, but it's not inherited like sickle cell, huntington's or some of the other familiar entities. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/151640.php. ...Read more

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Biliary (Definition)

Biliary means anything related to the production, storage, secretion, or flow of bile, whether in the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, ...Read more


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Specific symptoms of liver cancer lilke jaundice?

Specific symptoms of liver cancer lilke jaundice?

Many diff symptoms: There are many functions of the liver which can be affected depending on the type of liver cancer - the liver stores carbs and sugar, helps regulates acid balance, modifies proteins from food to allow the body to use it, secretes bile to digest fats, creates Albumin for the blood stream, creates blood clotting factors. Jaundice is blockage of bile, malnutrition and weight loss, easy bruising, pain. ...Read more

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Is severe jaundice always present with severe acute liver failure?

Is severe jaundice always present with severe acute liver failure?

Yes: Jaundice, or yellowing of the skin and especially the whites of they eyes, is a visible feature of increased bilirubin in the blood, which is always present in the event of liver failure. ...Read more

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What are early signs & symptoms of primary biliary cirrhosis?

What are early signs & symptoms of primary biliary cirrhosis?

None: Early on primary biliary cirrhosis can be associated with little or no symptoms at all, just like many chronic liver diseases. As the disease progresses, however, many people start experiencing chronic fatigue & weakness, jaundice and itching (from bilirubin build up in skin), followed by complications of cirrhosis such as ascites & malnutrition. ...Read more

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What is primary biliary cirrhosis (liver) like?

What is primary biliary cirrhosis (liver) like?

It's variable.: Depends on how long you have had it. Usually without symptoms early in the disesae. May be associated with itching, hypythyroidism, fatigue, osteoporosis and dry eyes. Can progress to cirrhosis over time. If you have pbc, you should talk with your doctor about what stage your disease is. ...Read more

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What is chronic liver parenchymal disease with cirrhosis; varices and ascites?

What is chronic liver parenchymal disease with cirrhosis; varices and ascites?

This sounds serious: To translate, you have liver cell damage and scarring (cirrhosis), which caused abnormally elevated portal vein pressures which caused venous distention in esophagus (varices). You also developed fluid in abdominal cavity, because of the high portal vein pressure. This imaging study is showing advanced stage of liver disease. You must get a specialist to treat you. ...Read more

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Gallbladder removed, history of C-Diff + Chronic Cholcystitis, bile ducts Symptoms continue, Upper Abdominal pain, bloating. what could it be?

Gallbladder removed, history of C-Diff + Chronic Cholcystitis, bile ducts  Symptoms continue, Upper Abdominal pain, bloating. what could it be?

Too complex: That situation is too complex to analyzing analyze in 400 characters. If you'd like, set up a consult on Healthtap concierge, and I will be happy to work through things for you, to see if I can help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why is igm elevated in primary biliary cirrhosis (cholangitis)?

Immune dysregulation: The immune system is not functioning normally in primary biliary cirrhosis. That and the chronic inflammation contrive to raise IgM. ...Read more

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What differentiates primary biliary cirrhosis from other types of cirrhosis?

What differentiates primary biliary cirrhosis from other types of cirrhosis?

Location of inflam: Agree with dr. Edmisson. Pbc is autoimmune disease affecting bile ducts; can eventually lead to progressive liver disease and cirrhosis (scarring). Othe types of cirrhosis usually involve inflammation of the liver cells, due to infection (like hep b, c), toxic chemicals, metabolic disease e.g.Nonalcoholic fatty liver (seen in obesity, diabetes) iron overload, damage from alcohol, autoimmune. ...Read more

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Ultrasound:Normal sized pancreas with non-parencymal disease. Elevated lipase level 111. Vomiting, abdominal pain. Is it pancreatitis?

Ultrasound:Normal sized pancreas with non-parencymal disease. Elevated lipase level 111. Vomiting, abdominal pain. Is it pancreatitis?

Maybe: The fact that ultrasound didn't see anything does not mean you don't have pancreatitis . Laboratory data is needed to complete the work up for possible pancreatitis. Actually CT is better ...Read more

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Is gallbladder removal more high risk if liver disease/ cirrhosis is present?

Is gallbladder removal more high risk if liver disease/ cirrhosis  is present?

Cirrhosis: Patients who are cirrhotic are at increased risk of numerous things because liver function is impaired. Whether the risk of cholecystectomy is substantially increased depends upon the type of surgery, duration of anesthesia, skill of the surgeon, and so on. The better question is whether the benefit of the procedure outweighs the added risk. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have hep "C" & Cirrosis chronic ystomach aches & esophageal congestion up to throat.Is this due from chronic liver disease or stress?

Have hep "C" & Cirrosis chronic ystomach aches & esophageal congestion up to throat.Is this due from chronic liver disease or stress?

Stress: Both of these may be playing a role, but the cirrhosis is far more important. Hopefully you are seeing a liver expert and having this dealt with expeditiously. ...Read more

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Mild diffuse fatty infiltration of liver ALT 142 AST 77 low function gallbladder bilirubin fluctuates can this mean cirrhosis or coild it b from gb?

Mild diffuse fatty infiltration of liver ALT 142 AST 77 low function gallbladder  bilirubin fluctuates can this mean cirrhosis or coild it b from gb?

Separate problems: Fatty liver, a health risk, associated with elevated liver enzymes. It's treatable with weight loss n monitoring. Low function gallbladder typically means no gallstones, but irritated gallbladder. This can be managed, (not cured) with low fat diet, extra hydration and monitoring. Cirrhosis, permanent damage to liver, usually from toxins like alcohol. Stay with your doc, a low fat diet and be well. ...Read more

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Liver biopsy = hepatic parenchyma showing moderate to severe chronic hepatitis w/bridging fibrosis &focal changes of early micronodular cirrhosis. Grade 3-4 stage 3-4. Can thyroid cause this? Or what?

Liver biopsy = hepatic parenchyma showing moderate to severe chronic hepatitis w/bridging fibrosis &focal changes of early micronodular cirrhosis. Grade 3-4 stage 3-4. Can thyroid cause this? Or what?

No: thyroid problems do not cause cirrhosis. you may have an autoimmune hepatitis leading to cirrhosis, which could be associated with thyroid disease. There are many causes of cirrhosis, ask your doctor to test you, as most can be checked with a blood test. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone die from pancreatitis with early stage liver failure?

Yes: The pancreatitis can create an additonal stress on the liver leading to further damage. With both organs then working poorly the body becomes susceptible to infection. This scenario can be difficult to predict and the best indication for recory are what happens in the first couple of weeks of the illness. ...Read more

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Have fatty liver, gastro doc said can lead 2 Cirrhosis.Is there a cure 4 liver disease? What's Cirrhosis? Never consumed alcohol.Why am I @risk 4 cirh

Have fatty liver, gastro doc said can lead 2 Cirrhosis.Is there a cure 4 liver disease? What's Cirrhosis? Never consumed alcohol.Why am I @risk 4 cirh

Fatty liver risks: Fatty liver is incredibly common, predominantly due to: high alcohol intake, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity. The more of these risks you have, the greater the chance of fatty liver. Addressing these risks is an important step to correcting fatty liver. Distinguish hepatosteatosis (fatty liver) from steatohepatitis (fatty liver with abnormal liver tests that risks cirrhosis & liver cancer). ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (Definition)

A condition where the bile ducts of the liver break down. This causes a buildup of bile in the liver, including ...Read more