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I had blood tests and abdominal ultrasounds and no infection is found, I have swollen lymphs on two sides of groin (18mm) what can be the cause?

Several things. Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. Read more...

Full panel of bloodwork normal, abdominal ultrasound and CT scan normal. Still loosing un intended weight.

Specifics. Doctors need specifics. What do you weigh? How tall are you.? What is your BMI? How much have you lost? Read more...
Total T3 (liothyronine) level?i. He is on Armour thyroid, Could it be that his dose is higher Than what he needs depending of course on his free T4 and total t3 Level. Sometimes people lose weight because they are extremely careful with food they eat-no fat,no sugar or any fattening food. Is he symptomatic? Read more...

What causes steatorrhoea, highish blood amylase & occasionally lipase, loose pale stools? Normal abdominal ultrasound, CT and colonoscopy.

Pancreatitis. Have gastroenterologist do ERCP to rule out sphincter of Oddi stenosis or CBD stenosis. Read more...
Not absorbing fat. Fat in stool can cause bulky foul smelling stool that floats, oily or greasy appearance. Fat in stool is not absorbed by digestive tract. Temporary steatorrhea may result from dietary changes or intestinal infections. Steatorrhea that is persistent may result from block of the biliary tract, pancreatitis or intestinal malabsorption. Need pancreatic lipase to break down ingested fat. Read more...

Mild urq pain just below rib cage. Ast & ALT 15. Normal abdominal ultrasound even though it state mildly enlgd liver 18cm. Should I be worried? Can an ultrasound be normal with mildly enlarged liver?

More w/u needed. Worried no but answers still needed. Still could have a gb stone in a liver duct or pancreatic duct. However you probably would have more pain and symptoms. Any recent trauma to the area? Muscle pull? How much advil daily? Should not be taking advil +ibuprofen at the same time. If also taking tylenol (acetaminophen) be careful. Rest of labs, amylase, lipase important. Ribs need checked, even urine. Cover w/fam dr. Read more...
Yes. Hepatic enlargement with out mass or abnormal blood tests can be normal. Ruq abdominal pain can have several etiologies. On ultrasound exam the gall bladder being normal does not r/o gb disease. Hida scan more sensitive for gb disease without stones called dyskinesia.Musculoskeletal changes related to trauma or inflammation of ribs and muscles around chest can produce pain. Your physician may help. Read more...
Need more eval. May be liver, gallbladder, rib, kidney, pancreas problem. An enlarged liver may be from fatty changes. A ct may show fatty liver better. A hida scan may show gallbladder problems. Other labs needed. Check with your dr. Read more...

Can normal ultrasound of Appendix along with repeated normal blood tests over days rule out appendicitis?

Appendicitis. Appendicitis classically starts as pain around belly button, migrating to the right lower abdomen. Nausea starts before the pain if present, not hungry, and the pain is worse with movement. Symptoms progress over 24-36 hours. Not everyone has classic presentation. Symptoms longer than 48 hours suggest no appendicitis. Best test is ct scan. Hope this helps! Read more...
Not absolutely. It makes acute appendicitis much, much less likely, but modern antibiotics may sometimes mask findings of acute appendicitis, as can immune deficiency. If the blood samples are very close together, very early appendicitis may not be excluded. Also, recurrent appendicitis or chronic appendicitis may have little or no findings when quiescent. Doctors also use observation and physical findings. Read more...