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I am on compassionate leave because my employer thinks I am abusing alcohol I know I am not. I suffer from anxiety so put in a new situation I do shake and get tongue tied they think it is alcohol withdrawal. I have to do blood tests for them (which I am cross about) I have pernicious anemia so i have numb hands and feet also all my blood tests are done every 3 months so I know the blood tests will be ok for my doctor but this can effect my liver amonst other things so their blood test will come back low for liver ....Alcohol withdrawal. I have suffered cancer and have bowel problems now I feel I am coping well Work bowel problems must be alcohol abuse. I am really fed up with it all.

do any of the symptoms i have brought up think I might have Autoimmune hepatitis I have other symptoms but just keep putting it down to something I have already had, I have not explored that they might be something else

Any advise welcome

Nancy x

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    Give your Liver area a firm press / examination by hand. So, are you experiencing any pain, discomfort or tenderness (the pain or discomfort may not happen immediately, it might develop over a few minutes after the exam is over) in the Liver area? smile
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    Dr Spock

    Hi I have done as you advised and no I am not experiencing any pain in this area but if I press a bit lower, sort if intestine area then yes I have alot if discomfort there.

    Regards Nancy

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    There is something wrong but I cant tell you what it is (well to be exact my first thoughts are towards Gallstones and Cholestasis) :? In a ideal world what you need is a Ultrasound of the area and maybe a Gastroscopy just to see that your Stomach and Duodenum are OK. The only other test (for AH and other things) is a Liver Biopsy. Talk to your GP and get referred to your local specialists smile
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    Thank you for you advice

    Nancy K

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