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What causes inability to belch and numbness in jaw?

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Posted on Thu, 20 Aug 2015
Question: My son occasionally cannot burp. He was tested for SGPT and had 76 on it . It was checked twice but with the same result. He sometimes passed blood in his stool but not a lot. I wonder if he has problem in his liver? His RBC was also high but not significant. Recently he was complaining of numbness on his jaw.
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Answered by Dr. Anshul Varshney (8 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Liver dysfunction requires evaluation.

Detailed Answer:
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Hi, I am Dr Anshul Varshney , I have read your query in detail , I understand your concern.
Your son's liver enzymes are raised which requires evaluation of the cause. Most common causes of such liver derangement's are Alcohol, Viral hepatitis, Non alcoholic fatty liver disease, Drugs.
If he doesn't consume any alcohol, then alcohol induced hepatitis is ruled out.
In that case we have to rule out other common causes of liver dysfunction.
I would advise you to get following investigations done:
1. HBsAg for Hepatitis B.
2. Anti HCV Antibody for Hepatitis C.
3. Ultrasound Abdomen.
A lot many times, the liver dysfunction is due to Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). So, if he has any evidence of fatty liver in Ultrasound and your other tests are negative, this rise is liver enzyme would be attributed to NAFLD. For this he would to reduce your weight, reduce fat in diet.
As far as belching issue are concerned, yes, they can be related to Fatty liver causing Acid reflux.
A combination of Pantoprazole and Domperidone helps greatly with that.
This is my personal opinion based on details available here. If you still have any other query, you may please ask me.
Stay Healthy.
Dr Anshul Varshney , MD

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What causes inability to belch and numbness in jaw?

Brief Answer: Liver dysfunction requires evaluation. Detailed Answer: Welcome to Healthcaremagic. Hi, I am Dr Anshul Varshney , I have read your query in detail , I understand your concern. Your son's liver enzymes are raised which requires evaluation of the cause. Most common causes of such liver derangement's are Alcohol, Viral hepatitis, Non alcoholic fatty liver disease, Drugs. If he doesn't consume any alcohol, then alcohol induced hepatitis is ruled out. In that case we have to rule out other common causes of liver dysfunction. I would advise you to get following investigations done: 1. HBsAg for Hepatitis B. 2. Anti HCV Antibody for Hepatitis C. 3. Ultrasound Abdomen. A lot many times, the liver dysfunction is due to Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). So, if he has any evidence of fatty liver in Ultrasound and your other tests are negative, this rise is liver enzyme would be attributed to NAFLD. For this he would to reduce your weight, reduce fat in diet. As far as belching issue are concerned, yes, they can be related to Fatty liver causing Acid reflux. A combination of Pantoprazole and Domperidone helps greatly with that. This is my personal opinion based on details available here. If you still have any other query, you may please ask me. Stay Healthy. Dr Anshul Varshney , MD