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On HRT. Gall bladder removed. Abnormal liver test report. Cause?

Hi I have been on hrt for 8yrs it was changed from estradol 11 months ago to elleste after 5 months on this I got gallbladder disease so it was removed now 6 months later my hot flushes came back I went to the go had blood test and now I need to go for a scan on my liver as the blood results showed abnormal things in my liver is this because of the elleste solo 2mg as I dont drink and I am only 33yrs old
Asked On : Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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Gastroenterologist 's  Response
Hello, lucyaustin29,
Thanks for contacting HCM with your quiery.
You have had your gallbladder removed and that should not
give you problems. If you had a retained stone in the bile duct,
the channel that carries the bile to the intestine it can cause
blockage. This would result in abdominal pain, fever, chills, nausea,
vomiting and yellow jaundice along with abnormal liver tests.
In the absence of these symptoms, abnormal findings in the liver
could certainly be due to Elleste Solo. This is Estradiol (Estrogen)
and they are associated with some conditions. There is increased
risk of breast cancer , blood clots in the legs, also liver abnormalities.
These are small liver tumors or growths called Adenomas which are
generally benign but are subject to complications such as bleeding
and infection. I am sure your doctor would be ordering liver blood
tests and follow closely.
I am glad that you don't drink alcohol which would add to liver damage.
Plese discuss this with your doctor and take proper steps.
I wish you the very best.
Answered: Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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General Surgeon Dr. Hari Charan Perigela's  Response
Elleste solo can lead to jaundice and abnormal liver function test results.
So,please stop the drug immediately and consult the doctor.
Get an alternative drug.
At 33 yrs,what is the indication for HRT?
Gall stones will also be caused by Elleste solo.As gall bladder is removed,get an ultrasound abdomen to rule out other causes of abnormal liver function tests.
Consult an Endocrinologist and Gastroenterologist and proceed.
Nothing to worry
Wish you good health
Answered: Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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