my husband was diagnosed with hemochromotosis in June 2013, after 8 hospital stays and numerous test he now has liver failure, diabetes and stage D heart failure. His EF rate was betweeen 5-10% now at 20% according to latest Echo, but he can barely walk or talk without being winded. He is on the liver and transplant list as a 1B waiting at home on dobutomine, how long can one stay on the drug without damage to organs? The dr wants to do a right heart cath to measure pressures now sure why...thanks
HI - male 31 with haemochromatosis. Had a venesection last month and as part of my routine blood tests my consultant noted that my antibodies were low. He wants more tests done - I am a little concerned - I had drank alcohol in the days leading up to the venesection - could this have distorted my antibodies reading?
I Have a daughter (14) who has been diagnosed with hemochromotosis and my daughter informed me that the local doctors where she lives are not willing to do regular blood tests to monitor her levels. They have told my exwife that they will do nothing more until the child is the legal age of 18. I find this disturbing as the child has been diagnosed, and there should be some course of ongoing testing, and blood donations at the very least in my opinion. Please advise as to what you think is the proper action in this case. Thank you.
I have a condition called haemachromatosis, (sp) today I have a venasection which is the usual treatment, I was leaving the hospital when I passed out. my bp on arrival back to haematology was 120/72 checked again 20 mins later it was 86/65 after a few glasses of water it was 84/64. Is this normal?
Hi i was gettinga dull aches under my ribcage.No pain. Then i went to my doctors and i had some blood test done on my liver,thyroids and a msu test for kideneys.Msu test done with dipstick came out with blood and puss.What doses that mean. Regards Rocsaan
I am a 46 year old female. I have hypothyroidism. I take 0.137 mg of Synthroid. I was recently diagnosed with a low red blood cell count for which I am being tested with a blood stool sample, MRI, liver check and a possible bone marrow sample. I have missed 3 periods when except for 4 years ago when I missed 2 in a row. Prior to these 2 incidents I have never ever missed a period. 2 pregnancy tests have determined that I am not pregnant. Do you have any advice or can you help by giving me any information on what could be happening in my body. Thank you...Dianna
Chronic back pain requires two/three 750/750 hydro condone a day. I also drink two-three drinks five days a week. Recently I have noticed fatigue, occasional queasiness, and clay colored loose stool. No yellowing of skin or eyes. finger nails still pink. Immediately stopped drinking and Vicodin use. Relying ONLY on ice and lidocaine patches for pain relief. Now on day four. No more queasiness, and exhaustion is subsiding. Clearly I have done some liver damage. First available doctors appt isn t for days. My question is do you think my liver is still reversible based on these symptoms.
hi my dad had a liver transplant 4weeks ago and today has got a large purple bruise on his left thigh down to his calf. hehasnt knocked it that hes aware of but we dont know where its come from? he also has been suffering from swollen legs up to the knee just recently
I have been taking atorvastatin 40 mg for 4 months - through carotid endarterectomy surgery - with horrible subjective side effects which, objectively, include very low hematocrit of 32.9% and other low red blood cell counts. Primary Care...
Hi Doctor, I am xxxxxxx XXXXXXX from XXXXXXX Age 38 years. Last month i have got my LFT done where SGPT was 132 and SGOT was 82 because i consume liquor on a regular basis thats why got those test done; but all of sudden i realized that last week...