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I have going through the posts and was impressed on the discussions/answers that's
been posted and wanted to share my story.
I'm a 55 yr old female and used to have an occassional 3-6 beers through the week/weekend.
Then in 2014-2015 I upped that to include 2-3 days of the week and drank on the 3 day weekend I had(6-9)on each those days.
I think I had turned into an alcoholic because of the amount/craving for beer. In Nov 2015 I took Ill with respiratory system issues (pleurisy they think) and laid off of any beer totally, then in Jan & Feb had a couple weekend beer binges (3-6) and one night had 1/2 bottle red wine and it made my arms itch...scared the crap out me, due to my fears that I compromised my liver. Since that time, I may have had a total of 6 beers in the following 3 months (no itching with beer just wine). Then during Memorial Day weekend, I splurged with greasy wings and 2 beers, that evening I started experiencing some discomfort in my RU Qudruant. So, I went to my doctor and she said my GERD was acting up and told me to go back on my Omeprasile for a month. I told her about my past drink inking and that it concerned me. I was also having kidney/groin pain and she thinks I passed small stone as there was blood in urine and is sending me for ct scan. I had a CBC and Comp Panel done and my Alt, Ast, Bilirubin etc. came out fine and the doctor said I didn't have what I expected, which was Cirrhosis. I had a short "thank goodness" moment but still question this as I don't have a gall bladder and the occasional pain is located below and under ribs. (It gurgles at times too). She pushed on the area and I had a very slight discomfort. She did say that she thought I had an ulcer and possibly a fatty liver.
For instance I wonder if the blood testsI had are "mostly" correct for ruling out cirrhosis?
Could the rib pain be from swelling and if so does it go down? If it's a fatty liver does it make it larger and cause pain from crowding things? If a person does have cirrhosis is there vitamins that help it regenerate new cells etc?
In the end I will follow my doctors advice, but
would like your inputs.
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