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Old 03-10-2005, 09:46 AM   #1
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fatty liver disease?

I have been experiencing abdominal problems for over five years. When I first saw a consultant for an urgent bowel back then I mentioned I was also experiencing a feeling of enlargement under my right rib. I was given a colonoscopy and told everything was fine and was discharged. The symtoms continued and I consulted my GP a few months ago, was sent for blood tests again which resulted as an elevated ALT of 50 (I had the same results 2 years ago when had the test done but was given the wrong message by GP recepitionist who said the GP had said no action needed). I was refered again to the same consultant about 2 months ago. This time I was given a liver scan by the consultant and was told when I went to see him for the the results that my liver was course and that I had fatty liver but no stones in it, and that I was to go for another ALT test. The results would dictate whether he would pass me onto a liver specialst or, as I was feeling Ok to leave things alone. I did mention I felt ok apart from this heavy feeeling under my right rib.
I supppose I have got used to this heavy feeling under my rib but I am feeling very worried now as still waiting to hear back as to what happens next.
I'm 54, never drink but am a lot overweight. As I also suffer from asthma I'm finding walking a little hard of late. I'm trying to loose some weight but not getting very far. To be honest I feel scared as don't know how serious my condition is. Any support or advice would be appriciated.

 
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Old 03-25-2005, 03:50 PM   #2
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Re: fatty liver disease?

Here I am weeks later and still not heard anything. I have been experiencing more liver and abdominal discomfort and wonder how progressed my condition is. Does he mean by 'coarse' that I have cirrhisos?

 
Old 03-26-2005, 06:27 AM   #3
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Re: fatty liver disease?

Taffylass,

Point blank lose the weight. That was what I was told by my a GI man. I did not have alot to lose but the fatty liver comes from many sources and one of them is being overweight. I no longer have these feelings under my rib. Mine use to feel heavy too. Get some cardio every day and start eating healthier. This will also help your asthma. Get some greens, whole grains, and fish and chicken and start cooking healthy. If you drink coffee cut it out and replace it with green tea. If you don't drink coffee drink green tea anyway. I am now 2 sizes down from my last appointment 2 years ago and my liver enzymes have been right on the money the last 3 blood tests. Take note the liver enzymes can be on the moeny and you can still have a fatty liver. The key here is losing the weight. ..Good luck, Lisa

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Old 04-16-2005, 07:29 AM   #4
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Re: fatty liver disease?

Since my first posting I have managed to loose a few pounds maybe nearly half a stone but I think my liver problem is getting worse. It aches most of the time and I keep getting a strange fluttering like feeling in the liver area. I am still waiting for the appointment with another specialist -maybe the first one doesn't think that my problem is a matter of urgency. I am very scared as I still don't know what the problem is other than was told I had a fatty liver and it was coarse. What does that mean do I have chirosis or Nash? Can anyone relate to this? I had an ALT reading of 50 in December 2004.
I am 54 and an overweight female.

 
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