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Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 11-12-2005, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,360
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: can liver cleanse be dangerous?

heroin, which is morphine, which comes from poppies...... is that better!! nicotine comes from the tobacco plant and is mixed with water, alcohol can simply be fermented or distilled with water or...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 11-11-2005, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,360
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: can liver cleanse be dangerous?

That All Depends On Whether You Have A Serious Liver Problem And Are Taking Medication. If You Are Just Flushing I Imagine There Is No Harm, But With Real Liver Issues Where One Takes Meds, The...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 11-10-2005, 08:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,197
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: Antidepressants and drinking

why drink if you are on any medication..... that is just a license for failure with regards to health....
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 11-10-2005, 07:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,253
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: Need answers please about liver "pain"?!

with all due respect sure, the liver cannot be felt. the capsule covering the liver may be able to be felt when it stretches, but the liver itself has no sensory abilities... when we feel pain, it is...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 11-10-2005, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,071
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: What are the symptoms of liver failure?

if you have it you know it...... liver failure is noted by elevated bilirubin and other liver enzymes. problems can occur with the spleen, gallbladder and such. dark urine, deeply, and i am mean...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 11-08-2005, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,116
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: Liver Biopsy

I Have Had 3!!! They Are A Little Painful, But Not Any Worse Than Dental Work If Done Well. Hang In There And Have It Done If The Doctor Feels The Need. Ask For The Results Immediately. Dont Let...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 11-08-2005, 04:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,253
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: Need answers please about liver "pain"?!

My heart aches for the families like you, who are so wonderful and giving. Just remember the gift is in helping the kids to become well adjusted and making them feel so loved and valued. I think it...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 11-08-2005, 02:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,253
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: Need answers please about liver "pain"?!

the larger issue is that should your brother have alcoholic related health problems, and those can be considerable, and unrelated to the liver, he has to quit. The doctors wont consider helping him...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-31-2005, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,487
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: RUQ tenderness, normal LFT, pale stools

one cannot feel the liver. it doesnt have that ability... however, one can feel the gallbladder and other organs that surround the liver. the liver capsule can be felt, but that takes an enlarged...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-25-2005, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,081
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: Did a liver flush for mild fatty liver feel great

oh my gosh.... if i had grapferuit right now to clean my liver i would be in the hospital.....i guess it works if you have nothing else wrong marcia! can you imagine me mixing that with...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-23-2005, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,591
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: Should I let the Doc. do this test???????

it sounds like you are on track to make yourself healthy... that is the best piece of having fatty liver. you can usually reverse its damage through diet, exercise and limiting alcohol and drug...
Board: Immune Disorders 10-21-2005, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,736
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: leukopenia -- pls help

i agree with doc for now... i was hospitalized for leukopenia from imuran at 400 wbc!! ne diligent, watch the numbers and make sure they dont get to low!! all the best!
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 10-21-2005, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,144
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: Endoscopy

i would much prefer an endoscopy to a colonoscopy... having had both and knowing i will need both again in the future! the endoscopy is under sedation(light) and really is not so bad at all. you get...
Board: Vitamins & Supplements 10-21-2005, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,057
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: Milk Thistle

dandelion has lots of minerals in it there are not good for people with serious liver problems. if you are using it as a cure all and have no real liver issues, that i would imagine it would be ok....
Board: Hepatitis 10-21-2005, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,487
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: Dark urine

even a bad gallbladder can cause dark urine!! anything that puts a strain on the liver can do it... if you notice, sometimes when you dont drink alot of water or have extreme diahhrea the urine gets...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-21-2005, 03:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 35,475
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: Need advice, does high liver enzymes= biopsy?

mri is a less invasive way to look at the liver/.... no needles! they may still do some simple bloodwork if they are really thinking there is a problem. the numbers are a little high, but not...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-20-2005, 03:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 17,398
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: Liver Disease??

some of the research is as new as august. know i am taking the cyclosporine because of recent data by jennie heathcoate up in canada... there is a 50 50 chance of it helping at all and they want to...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-20-2005, 02:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 35,475
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: Need advice, does high liver enzymes= biopsy?

have they done tests for other non hep diseases? PBC or PSC. are you taking vitamins? drink at all? take tylenol? biopsies are so invasive. if the ultrasound is normal do they need to do one? i...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-19-2005, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 701
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: A little advice please

if your liver function numbers are fine you are probably fine... they do reflect there immediately. alcohol is a poison so if you think you are doing damage by drinking more than the rda.... whatever...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-19-2005, 04:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 21,454
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: Please HELP...high ALT again!

well they dont go down like that.. those are fairly normal numbers! livers dont hurt. they have no nerves. You may have something else in the region of the body that hurts... but the liver would be...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-19-2005, 07:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 21,454
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: Please HELP...high ALT again!

gina, that is so funny. i was in for my tranplant evaluation and you should have heard this one person. i just walked out. I think you are right. Sometimes medical professionals do nothing but scare...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-19-2005, 07:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 17,398
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: Liver Disease??

i have stage 4 AIH. I also have stage 4 PBC. I am listed for transplant in Cleveland. Generally, I feel ok. I continue to work, albeit on a limited basis. I have loads of water retention, some rectal...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-18-2005, 11:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 17,398
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: Liver Disease??

i take the cellcept and prednisone. However, i took imuran and it was discontinued.... i did not do well on it.

this week i drop the cellcept in favor of neoral and a lower dose of...
Board: Vitamins & Supplements 10-18-2005, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,057
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: Milk Thistle

there have been no studies to support or deny the claims of people who take milk thistle. However, there seems to be some evidence I have read that it does help with alcoholic cirrhosis, or...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-18-2005, 04:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 21,454
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: Please HELP...high ALT again!

actually in end stage liver disease the enzymes will go way down... the billi will stay high, but the actual enzymes will peak and then dive...... too much tylenol, ie over the limit listed on the...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-17-2005, 07:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 17,398
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: Liver Disease??

why dont they test you for it?? try the meds?? prednisone.........
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-16-2005, 04:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 17,398
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: Liver Disease??

good question for doc based on diagnosis... did they tell you why the liver is in 4th stage cirrhosis yet? i know some people stay there for decades and never require further care. i hope that is...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-16-2005, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,156
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: Fatty Liver??

liver biopsies used to be the course of care... they are less so today. they use other tools to diagnose. they can tell by feeling the liver weather it is enlarged and they can do ultrasounds to...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-14-2005, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,512
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: a doctors mistake - now i have liver fibrosis

i have never heard that motrin causes fibrosis either... i do have end stage liver disease and am on a transplant waiting list now.... i have been told not to take meds like that now, but until the...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-14-2005, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,156
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: Fatty Liver??

fatty liver is possible to reverse with a good diet and exercise program. you dont have to be fat to get it. you just have to not be living a healthy lifestyle or be predisposed to it...... try...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-14-2005, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,000
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: fatty liver again

livers do not have the ability to be felt... no nerves! however the liver capsule could be felt if it stretches//// your doc can feel an enlarging liver by touch. Biopsies are invasive and can be...
Board: Hepatitis 10-14-2005, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,378
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: possible Autoimmune Hepatitis

I am not a medical doctor. i do have AIH and PBC. Have they worked you up for both of these? Ask if they have done the AMA test for PBC..... AIH is harder to diagnose if the enzymes arent...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-09-2005, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,032
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: Does not look good for me.

fatty liver is controllable by diet and exercise. its a wake up call for you...... do what they say.
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-08-2005, 06:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 17,398
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: Liver Disease??

i started out the PBC, Primary Biliary Cirrhosis. The AIH developed after i got to 4th stage PBC..... AIH doesnt show up in many people until adult hood. I just met a man who had PBC(which is also...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-08-2005, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,075
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: Liver Function tests - please help

something as simple as something you ate,...... taking medication? being ill! dont panic. follow up with doctor and have him run again in a few months.
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-08-2005, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,717
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: Need some info on high alt tests

my alt is 900 ast is 700 and rdw is 15! dont panic. do what the doctor says!!!!!
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-08-2005, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,717
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: Need some info on high alt tests

those numbers are probably managable if you change your eating habits, exercise and lose some weisht.... unremarkable means there is no sign of damage! that is good!!!
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-08-2005, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 721
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: Dr Saundra Cabot (Liver Doctor)

are you kidding... i saw her on in person on a panel with some of the most brilliant liver doctors in the world.... she couldnt hold a candle to them... she left. there have been no double blind...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-06-2005, 12:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 17,398
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: Liver Disease??

I have met several people who have AIH post tx! You can have normal liver function and still have AIH. I know many who have that as well.... AIH can be very agressive or it can be very quiet. In...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-06-2005, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,723
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: Gamma GTs abnormal - Please help!

we are not doctors.... and you dont post what the abnormal numbers are!
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-05-2005, 03:47 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 1,009,079
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: Lower right pain below rib cage

we are lucky to have access to good docs.... go see a doc with a strong background in gastro problems and start pursuing a cure..... it can be daunting looking for a doctor, but call around ask...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-05-2005, 03:44 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 1,009,079
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: Lower right pain below rib cage

the liver is not an organ one can feel unless the capsule is being stretched.... which would make it enlarged. at that point your enzymes would reflect a problem.
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-04-2005, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,746
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: Liver Cleansing?..Bloating?

liver problems show up in the liver counts..... how about allergies??
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-04-2005, 04:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 17,398
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: Liver Disease??

those numbers dont seem alarming.... in aih, the alts, asts, billi and such will be quite high. i have end stage AIH right now and have had billi as high as 22. now 8. and alts as high as 2200. now...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10-04-2005, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,746
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: Liver Cleansing?..Bloating?

see a doctor..... that would be my advice...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 09-30-2005, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,717
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: Need some info on high alt tests

fatty liver is one of the fastest occuring liver diseases today.... you can read about it on the American Liver Foundation site if you want... it requires diet and exercise to repair.... be...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 09-27-2005, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,717
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: Need some info on high alt tests

how high were your labs... did you ask the doctor to look into other liver problems??
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 09-27-2005, 08:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,157
Posted By OhioMOM
liver disease pain etc...

I just attended a liver conference in Toronto where the issue of liver pain came up as a question to a group of world class doctors. evidently the liver is not able to give us pain. so when we have...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 09-23-2005, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,160
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: liver problems after transplant

did you have a disorder that could come back the first time you became ill? in 1990//
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 09-23-2005, 03:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 17,398
Posted By OhioMOM
Re: Liver Disease??

did they test you for other liver disorders like AIH?
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