Liver

What is Liver?

Liver is an organ related to gastrointestinal system which helps in multiple ways to filter the blood as well as to secret certain enzymes and hormones. The largest gland of the body, lying beneath the diaphragm in the right hypochondrium and upper part of the epigastric region; it is of irregular shape and weighs from 1–2 kg, or about one fortieth the weight of the body.

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Hi my shot is 85 is ok or not ,liv52 is good to controles

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Liv-52 does not help

Detailed Answer:
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I have gone carefully through your query. I assume that you wanted to say that your SGOT or SGPT level was 85 when you wrote that your 'shot is 85'. In any case, this borderline change in liver enzymes is not...

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Is there any way to know if Liver is affected by alchohol?I take drinks daily not more than 3-4 pegs of 60 ml with water.

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Brief Answer:
Go for liver function test.

Detailed Answer:
Hello there.
Thanks for query.
Yes as per your query go for the following tests-
Liver function tests - Enzyme levels would be checked by drawing 5ml of blood.
Ultra sound abdomen- To rule out liver cirrhosis or fat deposition due to...

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I just had blood work done and am trying to understand it. My AST {SGOT} is 42 and ALT {SGPT) is 41. What does this mean?

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doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Hello dear. It means, Your liver function is normal

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. I have gone through your query.

AST and ALT are enzymes produced by liver and secreted into blood. A normal liver function secretes normal amount of AST and ALT. Your enzyme levels are within normal...

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I am 30/F. My sgpt is 211 and my sgot is 109. Alkaline phosphatase is 227. Please guide me wats wrong with my report.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Liver injury

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you.

Your liver enzyme values are very high which indicate that you have liver injury.
Some of the common causes are viral infection, certain medications, alcohol intake,...

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MY LIVER SIZE IS 12.3CM PLS ADVICE ME NOW WHAT CAN I DO

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Brief Answer:
It is normal. Nothing specific needs to be done about it.

Detailed Answer:
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I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. Let me assure you that your liver size is normal and not a cause for concern. Nothing specific...

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besides abstaining from alcohol wich I am is there there any treatment for begining stage liver failure

I was told by va my liver enzyme was 1300 indicating liver failure

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Brief Answer:
Please follow...

Detailed Answer:
Hi
You are reporting to have liver enzymes 1300 and this ia typical for acute hepatitis.
To my opinion you need to be hospotalized and to get a proper treatment with vitaminotherapy and others.
Meantime you will perform other tests to better...

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Why is a 85 year old male, diagnosed with MDS, have a stool that is almost white.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Lack of bile in the stool

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Generally white stool is because of lack of bile in the stool. THe genral color of the bile is because of the bile that is secreted by liver and stored in the gall bladder. If liver does not produce bile or the biliary secretary system...

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what is normal liver ggt count

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Brief Answer:
9-48 unit/litre!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for asking query on HealthcareMagicy dear patient.

According to the data's the normal range for GGT levels is 9–48 units per liter (U/L). Normal values can vary due to age and sex. However to have any clinical significance if should be...

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Hello Sir,


my Liver SGOT & SGPT levels are getting increased​.
what should I do?
Regards,
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doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Kindly upload reports

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query.

How much raised are SGOT and SGPT? Kindly upload reports so that I am better able to help.

Firstly we need to find the cause of it and treat it. It may be a liver infection, alcohol, intake, medicine side effect, etc....

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My husband has just commenced neo mercazole for Graves, can he Continue drinking beer? He would have at least 2 stubbies a night normally

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Both Neomercazole and alcohol can affect the liver.

Detailed Answer:
Hi welcome to Health care magic,

Both Neomercazole and alcohol can affect the liver. With any drug that affects the liver, we have to be careful about alcohol intake. Since both are destroyed by the liver, chances...

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Recent questions on  Liver

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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

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good morning, I am 54 and have crohns disease, just 2 days ago my brother who is 39 has also been diagnosed with crohns disease, my other brother who is 51, had a operation on his liver to remove/drain away an abcess, he was in hospital for a week and told to stay off work for 3 months, is this a sign of crohns disease

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Dr. sandeep lakhtakia in hyderbad
sir, i have liver desease since last two and half years, i am taking medicine1. alcolive bd 2. ursocol 300 bd 3. amlicure bd also mild diffuse fatty liver due alcohal, i came from channai last knight thru bus and having rear pain just right to 3rd to 4th rib in the back, i have a dought is there any further detoriation in my liver, though the blood result is ok except total billirium is 1.6 mg/dl also i want to visit u pl. tell me the time when i should meet u.
Dr. S pal has advise me.
ss verma, begumpet airport

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I have been having symptoms that no one can diagnose for about two years. Assuming no rare disease, and no microbes or parisites, i believe 99.99 of all of my symptoms are related to my vagus nerve and digestive system as a whole!Now with that being said about on oct 14th i went out for some beers to watch a football game. I hardly ever drink though!!!!That night and next day i had all over body itching and have had it ever since!!About two days earlier my throat was hurting and i remember two days before that my teacher told me she was sick!!I have had the sore throat ever since then(about seven weeks), then out of nowhere on about NOV 8th my joints and muscles and bones have become very tender and ache, in particular my hands and wrists and knees and hips.!!!I have a high GGT liver enzyme with all other liver numbers normal, Low vitamin D in the past and now i found out that my Autonuclear test was positive when i asked to be tested for lupus!!!They did other autoimmune tests and they were normal!!!Never had any throat cultures done!!My doctor thinks that my throat hurts because of heartburn at night!!I am very concerned about the joint pain and the sore throat and NON stop itching that is NOW waking me up at night as of last night!!PLEASE HELP as the Veterans ADMIN sucks!!!!!

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I HAVE TINGLING PAIN IN MY RIGHT SIDE BELOW THE RIB CAGE . BUT ONLY WHEN I SIT IT GOING COMPLETELY AWAY WHEN I LAY DOWN?

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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...

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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...

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