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Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 01-21-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: Blood Donations Are Good For Your Liver, But…

Hi Bill;

At the Red Cross they check the hematocrit before a donation, but not the actual iron levels or RBC. I don't recall what me ferritin was before donating but I believe it was in the 130...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 01-19-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Blood Donations Are Good For Your Liver, But…

I have-had a fatty liver from drinking too much. 3 years ago my ultrasound shows mild to severe fatty liver with mild enlargement. stopped drinking and began donating blood every 4 months. Fast...
Board: Anemia 12-09-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 670
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Low Ferritin - Low Iron - Frequent Blood Donations the Problem ?

6 weeks ago I had my physical and my Ferritin and Iron were low.
My Ferritin came back at 10.7
Iron was 60
Doc recommended a repeat test in 6 weeks. I repeated last week and the numbers are...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 09-28-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 15,398
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: Pain in upper right side under rib

Pain is 100% gone. Im not sure if its the Milk Thistle, the Pre- and Pro Biotics or just no reason at all
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 04-16-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,149
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: nervous about liver enzymes...

those numbers looks pretty good. Most doctors wouldnt even mention those slight elevations to you. what did your doctor say?
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 04-10-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 156,206
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: dull pain in right side... liver pain or something else?

Sorry to hear that. I believe the original poster had numerous tests though. The majority of URQ pain is never explained. I have had it on and off for 25 years
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 04-09-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,371
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: minor coarse ultrasound liver texture

Forehand how is your liver doing?
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 04-09-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 61,832
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 04-08-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 156,206
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: dull pain in right side... liver pain or something else?

Last year my Gasto gave my align (the probiotic) and it helped alot.
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 04-08-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 156,206
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: dull pain in right side... liver pain or something else?

I have had this pain, on and off for 20 years. I stopped drinking once for a 5 year span and the pain completely subsided. Then I stupidly began drinking again and the pain soon returned. I have been...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 02-08-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,889
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: Finally got a diagnosis!

Oh and dont worry about the upper endoscopy. I have then every year for GERD. Those are a breeze (unlike a colonoscopy).
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 02-08-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,889
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: Finally got a diagnosis!

Yes it sounds like you got it diagnosed just in the nick of time. Your probably very close to cirrhosis. The liver will indeed heal.
What Im worried about is the hard time you had in getting a...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 02-08-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,889
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: Finally got a diagnosis!

Oh wow, im sorry I didnt see this. I am happy you got the results and its treatable
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 02-08-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 61,832
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 02-04-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 460
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
To BillinSD Re: FOS

Hi Bill;
I just wanted to let you know that I added the FOS to my diet as you said it helped you. I already tale Align probiotics.
Well, I dont know if this is just the power of suggestion but the...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 11-26-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 61,832
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: What do these things mean?

Heterogenous means more then one kind. Its usually seen when there is fat cells mixed in with normal liver cells. Coarsened means not smooth, this COULD be indicative of cirrhosis, but I believe that...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 11-24-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: pain

Bill I also have that right sided pain, even 2 years post any alcohol. Its that annoying dull ache, and its sometimes worse with greasy food.
I have been taking Align probiotics. But today I will...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 11-24-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,537
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: Don't know what to do.

Gallstones blocking the duct causing the jaundice would be a wonderful outcome. But the thing that is troubling is the ascites and I believe an enlarged spleen was mentioned. That points more to a...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 11-20-2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,537
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: Don't know what to do.

Good to hear that! The spider veins I dont think ever go away. she is in a hospital bed receiving fluids and relaxed, and not drinking, so the lowered blood pressure means they are not visible.
I...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 11-19-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,537
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: Don't know what to do.

Who was it that said "If I had known I was going to live this long I would have taken better care of myself" ?

I am 2 years sober. Although never "officially" diagnosed anything other then a fatty...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 11-18-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,537
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: Don't know what to do.

Interesting. Gallbladder will turn you yellow if stones block the duct. Also, if she is only drinking for 2 years chirrosis is unlikely. Are you sure its only 2 years and not 20 years but very heavy...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 11-18-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,537
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: Don't know what to do.

I bet the 18 is the bilirubin.
How old is she?
How long has she been drinking?
I wont ask how much since she had seizures I imagine round the clock drinking
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 11-18-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,537
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: Don't know what to do.

Sorry to hear about your GF. Its hard to believe that they found no abnormality in July and 4 months latter she is in liver failure. Usually SOMETHING will be off in the blood. Do you have her blood...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 11-10-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 61,832
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: Got back from GI doc!

If you google chirrosis imaging studies and blood tests you will see that while nothing is 100% without a biopsy, there are some very clear signs and changes that are visable in MRI and ultrasound as...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 11-09-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 61,832
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: Got back from GI doc!

Usually with chirrosis the AST is 2X higher the ALT.
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 11-09-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 61,832
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: Got back from GI doc!

An enlarged spleen will cause low platelets and it doesn't have to be a result of chirrosis.
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 11-09-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 61,832
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: Got back from GI doc!

Well yes and no.if its advanced they can see the nodules on image studies. IF she has low platelets and an enlarged spleen from cirrhosis the it would be advanced enough for a CT scan to show some...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 11-09-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 61,832
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: Got back from GI doc!

Oh I didn't know you had the results of the CT scan. Yes THAT is more reliable then the ultrasound and probably would have shown any nodules. They may di an MRI next, that's also supposed to be good
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 11-09-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 61,832
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: Got back from GI doc!

The low platelets and enlarged spleen, along with the coarse echotexture is pointing to cirrhosis of the liver. Since your not a drinker they are trying to figure out why. I suspect a liver biopsy is...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 11-05-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 61,832
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-28-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 61,832
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-28-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,558
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: Undiagnosed - what would you do?

I have had similar URQ pains all my life, and I'm 48. My ultrasounds always show a clear gallbladder. But my bilirubin is high normal. 1.2 or 1.3
Fatty foods make it worse.
Could be sludge or just...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-27-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 15,398
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: Pain in upper right side under rib

I wonder if lecithin would help lower mildly elevated bilirubin?
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-26-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,091
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: Abnormal liver function tests from blood sample, clear ultrasound, no health issu

Maybe the doctor is having a slow month :)

I say that both in jest and partially seriousness. I have been to doctors who love to over treat. Sadly, some medical practices are financially driven.
...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-26-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 61,832
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: Elevated liver enzymes, pain under right rib cage, coarse texture on ultrasound

Hang tight! I'm sure your fine. My doctor always tells me " don't worry, if your REALLY sick you will know it". He knows I'm a hypochondriac
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-24-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 61,832
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: Elevated liver enzymes, pain under right rib cage, coarse texture on ultrasound

Your not really overweight much. But the fact that its so hard to loose weight could point to fatty liver and metabolic syndrome.
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-24-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 61,832
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: Elevated liver enzymes, pain under right rib cage, coarse texture on ultrasound

What is your current height and weight and what did you weigh before your diet?
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-24-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 61,832
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: Elevated liver enzymes, pain under right rib cage, coarse texture on ultrasound

Are the whites of your eyes yellow? You would turn yellow before you would start itching. People would point it out to you. Its probably not bilirubin
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-24-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 61,832
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: Elevated liver enzymes, pain under right rib cage, coarse texture on ultrasound

I only asked about bilirubin because you said you were itchy. Im sure if it were elevated the doctor would have told you. Your CT findings may just be nothing, or possibly fat. Let us know and good...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-23-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 61,832
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: Elevated liver enzymes, pain under right rib cage, coarse texture on ultrasound

How is your bilirubin? Let us know the results of the ct scan
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-14-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,371
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: minor coarse ultrasound liver texture

Please let us know what your GP says. I'm sure if he thought there was a problem you would have gotten a call.
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-14-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,371
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: minor coarse ultrasound liver texture

YES I have also found this to be very true. Believe me, you can have 3 ultrasounds in the same day and get 3 totally different reports.
The important things here are: your spleen is not enlarged...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-13-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,371
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: minor coarse ultrasound liver texture

How are your blood tests? Ultrasounds are very dependent on the machine, the technician and the radiologist reading the report,
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 09-02-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 965
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: Yellowing of eyes

I have that too, in the corners and under the eye lids etc. I read somewhere that too much sun exposure can cause this. I also have health anxiety and focus ALOT on my liver. I think we people with...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 08-26-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 20,393
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: Feeling of pressure under the right rib

Hi AngelHeart. Bill is right, the high Triggs point to fatty liver. I have a similar story, 3 years ago I had a similar pain, I had an ultrasound and it should moderate to severe fatty liver with...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 08-04-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,670
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: Liver enzymes question

how are you doing?
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 07-09-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 287
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: Should I Get My Liver Checked Out??

1.1 is basically normal. Your doctor is just being precautions. And he's looking at your gallbladder for sure. Normal bilirubin is up to 1.2 and some labs go to 1.6
Bilirubin fluctuates by the hour....
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 06-25-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,042
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: worried AST 56 ALT 99

Btw starving yourself before a blood test can raise bilirubin.
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 06-25-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,042
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: worried AST 56 ALT 99

If it were the AST that was the high number, then I would be worried
Board: High Cholesterol 06-20-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,277
Posted By Hypochondriacyy
Re: no plaque but high cholesterol

Her numbers just prove that there's more to heart disease then high cholestrol. Her Triggs are normal, but not exactly low and her good cholestrol is barely above the minimum of 40. Yet this 70 year...
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