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  • Mktdrtn 2

    Upper right abdominal pain

    I have been drinking since the age of 14 after I lost my mum since the age of 18 I drank really heavily I am now 29 a few years ago I noticed a twitch on the right side under my ribs I ignored it and carried on drinking in February these pains got worse my mum died from liver failiure she was an

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  • lori28762 1

    Blood Test Results and Symptoms

    Perplexed; my anti-smooth muscles is negative, my Gamma GT is 47 (H), C Reactive Protein is high at 18.8, my AMA is 83.9, however my ALT and AST are normal. I am experiencing extreme fagtigue, nausea, burning and itchy skin. My GI consultant says because my ALT and AST is not high I did not have

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  • LILLYB 2

    Symptoms but normal blood test

    Hello Ive just found this site and would like advice please. For some time Ive felt unwell, I went to see my GP and started to tell him about my symptoms, I only got to bad headaches and he arranged for an MRI scan. I told him but I have other symptoms he said " stop there, we will deal with one

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  • gail1309 2

    Newly Diagnosed Family Member

    Hello. I would be very grateful for any insight you can offer. A family member that we knew drank too much, was recently admitted to hospital with pain that was initially thought to be due to gallstones. These turned out to be coincidental and in fact the real problem was ascites due to portal vein hypertension,...

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  • peter42455 2

    Hepatocellular Disease

    So I just got my ultrasound results back. Bit of back story, 25 years old, not overweight, non-drinker or smoker. I began having a slight ache on my upper right side of my abdomen and decided to check it out. Doc said it was IBS but I insisted on getting an ultrasound, he budged and I had an

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  • stepdadhusband 1

    BB (from a BB gun) inside the liver?

    My wife went to the urgent care today for sharp pains on her left side, mainly her ribs.  The diagnosis was bronchitis and that the pain she was feeling was from coughing and straining her ribs/muscles. Weird thing is that they did a CT scan, and they asked her if she had ever been shot.  She said no,...

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  • michael60930 2

    Liver enzyme level of 47 for ALT

    Hi I had a blood test two weeks ago and i called the clinic today and they said everything was fine (CBC, Diabetes, Cholesterol, Liver tests) except one of my enzymes was at 47, which is just above the 45 max. Problem is last year it was the same, and the year before that also. Always high 40's. I don'

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  • kelan00400 2

    Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

    Hello I was just diagnosed with NAFLD.  The gastro says that with diet and weight loss I can reverse this condition.  He encouraged losing around 50 pounds but said every pound helps.  Has anyone had success with reversing this condition?  Any advice on what to eat/drink/ supplements, helps me,

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  • buddy122333 2
  • alison56124 2

    Simple liver cysts

    Hi just needing a bit of advice I have a lot of cysts on my liver doctor thinks they are simple cysts but I have 2 which are very large over 10cm and u can feel them now as before u couldn't I am getting abdominal pain it also feels like theres no room left on my right side got admitted to

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  • David94001 2

    Liver Biopsy results

    Hey Guys! I got my Biopsy back and it showed that I had viral hepatitis (don't know how I got it) a couple of months ago that caused bumps on my liver. My liver is now in the healing process but still in severe pain. ;(

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  • jennifer05838 2

    Abnormal lft & fat malabsorption?

    My 2 year old had a parasite which migrated to her bilary tract. We appear to have gotten rid of the parasite however we are still experiencing problems. Pale poops, sometimes yellow greasy poops, they absolutely stink & are very bulky in size. When she does use the toilet there is a massive oily

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  • LILLYB 2


    I went back to my GP as my liver blood tests were high, he got me to do more blood tests for hormones. I asked if my results were back he said " tests showed results of some one who drinks excessive alcohol" im tea total? He then said nothing to worry about, I asked him if he was referring me, he

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  • bb123 3

    Low ALT . Please look at my #'s :(

    Just got my blood tests back. Last year #'S were a bit off but ok. In the past year may have consumed a 12 pack total and a bottle of wine. Was feeling pains on right side and in back this early Spring. I went on a milk diet to reduce any fat accumulation in liver and about a week later Had an

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  • Bronzecaramel 2

    CAT scan found many Hemangiomas

    Hey guys, I am new here.  I went to the doctor last winter for upper right abdominal pain/bloating.  It was discovered after a CAT scan that there were "many" hemangiomas present of differing sizes and locations in my liver.  This prompted many more CAT scans and referrals to hepatic specialists,

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  • t66557 1

    Scared about liver damage

    I'm concerned that I might have some extent of liver damage/disease, but doctors haven't been worried much about it, and my family thinks I'm just being overly worried. I'm a 22 year old male. I'm 6'1, 230 lbs currently so I'm overweight. I've only been drinking for about a year and a half (since

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  • selina74669 2

    Fatty Liver and pain now on both sides

    I have been diagnosed with a fatty liver i have pain almost constantly ob my right side. But now i seem to of developed exactly the same pain on the left am really scared as i have convinced myself i have something doctors are not very good so i am scared of what to do next.

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  • Stephieb1235 1

    Elevated ALP Levels

    Hi Everyone.. I have some concerns and am hoping someone can shed some light  on this while thing!  Back in january I started not feeling well.. after many many many tests, come to find out it was and I was treated for it. That doctor that diagnosed me with asked me at the time if

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  • David94001 2

    Liver Biopsy

    Hey guys it's been a week since I've had a liver biopsy and I'm recovering well. Luckily because of my anxiety I was given anesthesia (which hurt VERY bad). And when I woke up it hurt a little bit not severe. I will tell you guys when I get results but still not doing so great. ;(

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  • alison56124 2

    Liver cysts

    Hi been having problems for a year now had my first scan last april as they thought it was gall bladder problems which they found on the scan but the lady had right problems finding my gall bladder as she said I have cysts all over my liver one is 10cm so they sent me for a mri scan comfirmed both

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  • kirstyw1988 1

    Abnormal Liver Function Test

    I called my GP today to check if my various bloodt test results were back. She told me they all say "no further action required" except the liver function one and so now I am in major panic!! She tried to reassure me that there was no "urgent" note against me and in fact they hadn't even contacted

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  • emma84791 3

    Admitted with massive bleed.

    Hello I'm looking for some straight talking individuals who can help me to understand what is happening with my mum, thanks. My mum was admitted 6 days ago with black stools and throwing up dark brown substance.  Once on the ward they arranged an endoscopy and whilst doing this they glued the

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  • kristen99274 1

    Should i be worried

    I've been drinking pretty heavily. My last blood test about a year ago showed my liver enzymes up. What does that mean? My main concern is that I need foot Surgery this June and they have to take blood and check my levels! I'm I at danger of having my foot surgery denied? Tell me what to do!

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  • youngatheart1 5

    Yellow eyes, tests all ok. What is going on

    Hi, I am a regular poster as I have severe health anxiety.  I have been having a lot of stomach pain in the left and right hand side just below ribs.  GP pass it off as IBS and diverticulitis which I have.  I also have GERD, I think IBS/GERD all related.  I am 57 female and live in UK. But due to

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  • patplan 1

    Big Cyst In The Liver & The Weakened Heart

    My aunt, in her 70's, through CT-scan, got this big cyst, 12 CM in diameter occupying the majority of her liver's right-lobe(?) and also got mild fluid retention in her left/right peritoneum area . She has the symptoms of a weakened heart and confirmed by an ultrasound + angiography. She has some

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  • Suziemo 3


    hi everyone  saw a dr ,I live in the uk Lincolnshire.  I was diagnosed with pbc 6 months ago  and put on 750 Urso tablets ( 3 a day) just had my 6 month check up and blood tests haven't come down as much as they have expected . my alkaline phosphates was 298 and now 275 my gamma get was 587 and now 208 ...

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  • David94001 2
  • snattsas 1

    DIY Liver Function Monitoring

    Hello, I am a senior with significant arthritic knee pain.  I have managed the pain with diclofenac at very low levels, 50mg every other day.  Recently the pain has increased significantly to the point that I have increased the dose to 50mg every day.  I would like to titrate the diclofenace to

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  • JamesMay1 2
  • ashlee24607 2

    Crazy elevated liver enzymes, lactic acid etc.

    So this is alot, but I'll make it short. My father (56) was admitted to the hospital. He's been very fatique, random passing out, unable to have 1 single beer without becoming completely wasted (he is otherwise a VERY heavy drinker), severe loss of appetite etc. Labs drawn, both liver enzymes

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  • yvonne12414 1

    I need help! Has anyone had liver problems like this?

    Just diagnosed with mastacized liver lesions. Doctor is looking for primary tumor cite. Liver needle biopsy next week to determine if lesions are malignant or benign.   I am freaking out.  How does the radiologist know the lesions are mastacized? I was/am taking an antidepressant since 1999

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  • teena121456 2

    6 cm. liver cyst

    6-7 cm. cyst found in left lateral lobe of liver. Having symptoms of nausea,diarrhea, severe fatigue, pain in upper abdomen,radiating to back. Weight loss, decreased appetite. I have appt with heptalogist (sp), what should I expect?

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