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In liver biopsy a small liver tissue is taken with the help of a thick needle and is examined for the effects produced on your liver by the infection. There is minimal risk involved and it is a safe OPD procedure.
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I am male 33 years age. height =173cm,wt=72kg,lean body shape,non alcoholic.I had TB 12years before and used Isonazid and Rifamzine for treatment(9 months).
For last eight years I am having high values of liver function test results (sgpt =235,sgot=88,pt=14).Ultrasound shows mild fatty infiltration of liver.Liver biopsy shows midzonal fatty change ,no fibrosis or interphase hepatitis,no deposits of iron. No hepatitis. sgpt and sgot values are continuously high for last eight years. one consultant opinioned that it is fatty liver due to the drugs used for tb treatment. Used udiliv for 4months,enzime values came down,when it is used,but it came as earlier when it stopped. Is it completly reversible(curable)? How XXXXXXX it is? What medication shoud take. Kindly help.
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It would have been good if you type the complete report here or upload a scan copy of the report. There are a number of tests that the Gastroenterologists conduct for tracking the progress of Hep B treatment.
You said, still it showing positive--I...
I have had a recent blood work up and had some concerns. My ALT was 93 U/L and my AST 28 U/L. My Alkaline Phosphate is 122 U/L. My Total bilirubin is 2.1 mg/dL and direct bilirubin 0.4
Wondering how concerning this is and if it deserves immediate attention?
Your question is a good one and I will work on providing you with some information and recommendations.
First of all I want to tell you that I am not concerned that we are dealing with any type of cancer at this point. You have very slight changes...
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Jaundice is a sign of an underlying Liver pathology. It is could be due to poor liver function or infection harbored in the biliary system. Recurrent episodes of jaundice would damage your liver. A thorough examination with a specialist Hepatologist /...
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What was your complete liver function test report?
Do you have yellow discoloration of sclera & urine/ vomiting/ abdominal pain/ fever/ loss of appetite?
Why have you undergone ALT test if you were asymptomatic?
ALT (SGPT) is very specific for liver and...
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1) Kindly answer the following details:
a) Do you have yellow discoloration of eyes/ urine?
b) Do you have vomiting/ loss of appetite?
c) Do you have abdominal pain/ itching all over the body?
d) Details of Increased bilirubin: direct/ indirect.
I am writing in hopes that you may be able to help me identify locations where I may be able to obtain a Fibroscan in the U.S.
I am a 45 year-old female Caucasian, and I am not in a position to easily obtain a liver biopsy due to extreme sensitivities to multiple local anesthetics tested, and concerns expressed by my doctors regarding IV sedation/general anesthesia without further testing. They have recommended that a non-invasive procedure would be preferable given my particular medical history.
My ALT and AST levels have been elevated for over 20 years, with no evidence of fatty liver in multiple US or MRIs through the years. My physicians are leaning toward the possibility of lupus, lupoid hepatitis, or autoimmune hepatitis diagnosis. To date, testing has ruled out viral hepatitis, celiac disease, rheumatoid factor, and various other causes for the health issues I am experiencing.
I would like to have Fibroscan testing done to potentially assess the degree of liver damage, and/or confirm or rule out NAFLD/NASH as a possible cause for my positive XXXXXXX and so that I can begin an appropriate course of treatment.
I live in Louisiana, and am able to travel easily anywhere in the U.S. that might have the technology available without the typical requirement for a liver biopsy as required in clinical trials. I greatly appreciate any help you can offer in my search for possible providers.
I have added additional information about my condition(s) as tags to this post. Please do not hesitate to contact me in this forum or via PM if you should require any further information as I am limited to the length of my post.
Thank you for your assistance and best regards.