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Liver function test, Fasting lipid profile - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Smoking and Alcohol Addiction
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   39 years old, heavy drinker in my 20's. don't drink much now, but when I do--one beer--I get sick the next day. Would this be allergy or liver problem?
Doctor :  
Like what kind of sickness you get?
User :   headache and vomiting
Doctor :  
Ok
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Do you have pain in abdomen?
User :   not really
Doctor :  
Upper abdomen to be more specific
User :   again, not really
Doctor :  
Ok
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How did you decrease your drinks?
Doctor :  
Like what made you to do that?
User :   Lost interest, grew up.
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   Now I just enjoy a beer with dinner sometimes
Doctor :  
thats a positive sign
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Have you ever been diagnosed of liver problem?
User :   never been to docot
User :   doctor
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
So by your symptoms it does not go in favor of allergy
Doctor :  
Allergies usually involve severe itching, increased heart rate
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breathlessness if severe
User :   so I should get liver test?
Doctor :  
Yes I wanted to mention that
Doctor :  
You need to undergo what is known as Liver function tests
Doctor :  
and fasting lipid profile

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