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Liver related sickness , possiility of stones - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   Hello, my name is XXXXXXXX and im a 27 year old female, i have liver related concerns
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   Tell me what is your problem
User :   my liver enzyme tests were 148 sgat, an 94 sgot, and my bili was 2.1 on sat. since then i had some sort of attack that scared me to death!
User :   it felt like someone had shot me in the upper middle part of my stomach with a spear, i couldnt breathe normally, i couldnt move and i cried like a baby, it lasted 35 min.
User :   whats wrong with me? any ideas?
Doctor :   ok..
Doctor :   do you have nay symptoms that made you get these tests done in the first place..
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependants: Yes/No
User :   yes, extreme sleepiness and weakness and dark urine
Doctor :   ok..
User :   housekeeper, michigan, married and 3 kids
Doctor :   Since when are you having this and Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often?
User :   it started 2 weeks ago, and yes i smoke a pack in 2 days and i drink sometimes, like 2 times a month when my husband and i get a babysitter
Doctor :   Do you have high color in the eyes too like are they you have any Yellowish tinge in the skin
User :   no drugs besides beer and smokes
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   my eyes are not yellow, but they seem alot duller somehow
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   Been that way since 2 weeks or from long before.
Doctor :   are you there/
User :   two weeks
Doctor :   Have you got the experts opinion on this regard.
User :   yes, one doc. thought it was hep.a and that came back negative, the second doc. thought it was hep. d, but i havent seen a doc since the attack
Doctor :   There are few conditions that i could think of like Gall Bladder Calculus. 2) Hepatitis 3) Gastritis
Doctor :   Have you get the Ultrasound scan done since Obstructive jaundice due to the Gallbladder stone will cause this picture.
User :   no ultrasound yet, so a gall stone can cause your liver tests to go up?
User :   whats hep 3?
Doctor :   Yes it will
Doctor :   Its Hepatitis B Tat the infection of the liver cells
User :   i think ive had the hep b vaccinations when i was a girl, could i still have it?
Doctor :   How many doses did you take and did you take the booster dose after the Serum titers.
User :   i remember having three different shots when i was about 17, i do not ever recall a booster
Doctor :   Have you tested the Serum titers for the Antibody status.
User :   i dont remember that either?
Doctor :   ok.. You an have that tested and that will give you some idea about the Hepatitis statue in you how ever i would recommend you to get the Ultra sound scan done.
Doctor :   gallstones cause abdominal pain, heartburn, postprandial distress, bloating, flatulence,
User :   ok, i will, and if they see gall stones , how is that cured?
Doctor :   It will require a Surgrey to remove them since you are symptomatic.
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send, While I type the necessary information, and do inform me when done.
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   how long of a recovery is that? im so frustrated because i havent worked in two weeks and i dont have the energy i need to be as good of a mom as i want to be, after surgery, will this be all over?
Doctor :   Yes it will be over the Surgery if performed by Laproscopic method will Require you stay in the hospital for just 4-5 days including the days of admission.
Doctor :   And surgery.
User :   so with my symptoms, and if they see stones, i would be a candidate for this, are they're any other tests that id have to do to prolong this?
Doctor :   Nothing like prolonging it since you have already delayed it i should say At the earliest you need to have it removed.
User :   ok, i feel alot more calm, i thought i was having a heart attack!
Doctor :   If it comes out positive for the calculus.
Doctor :   You can relax for now on that issue..
User :   thank you very much, calculus is a stone right?
Doctor :   yes it is..
Doctor :   Have you filled up the feedback form I sent?
User :   yes i have
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