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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes swelling in the abdomen when diagnosed with abnormal LFTs?

h im at 45 year old male, with a swollen abdomen, ive had my bloods done and my LFTS are derrranged, ive had some other bloods taken and one in particular has doubled and now saying my heamglobin e is derrandged. Im also putting on excessive amounts of weight which I cant shift I exercise and eat healthy
Tue, 12 Apr 2016
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Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

Abnormal liver function can cause swelling if there is associated decreased albumin.

IF the albumin is normal then there may be another cause of the swelling such as heart or kidney disease or the presence of a mass/lesion.

You may need to re visit your doctor for assessment. Daily waist circumference and weights may be needed to assess for change.

You may also need imaging such as ultrasound to take a look at the abdomen.

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