Liver disease skin problems

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Avatar n tn The possibility of infection and continued drainage would be the problems to be concerned about. Seeing a physician to clean and patch the skin break should be considered. Followup with your personal physician is essential. This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case. Kevin, M.D. http://www.straightfromthedoc.
1714226 tn?1308628705 hi, I am a 1 1/2 year post liver transplant patient. My advice is to see a GI specialist who focuses on liver disease. There are a series of diagnostic procedures they would recommend if warranted. If liver disease is confirmed then they should request blood labs to determine a MELD score. In a nutshell, this can become very overwhelming but I am trying to reassure you that there many steps to take before determining the worst case.
1714226 tn?1308628705 Hi, my name is Patty and I am 29 years old. To say that liver disease runs in my family would be a huge understatement, for my grandmother, aunt, and my father have all died of cirrhosis of the liver. Neither of the 3 were alcoholics either. Since the age of 18, I have had routine checkups and blood work, keeping a close eye on my liver function and health. In January of 2010, I was diagnosed with gallbladder disease and had surgery to remove it.
Avatar n tn The problem is that there is a warning on about possible liver damage, and to use caution if you have liver disease. Am I'm still considered to have liver disease as an SVR, should I be concerned about taking Trazodone? Thanks for your help.
Avatar f tn only measure enzymes that liver cells release in response to damage or disease but they do not measure how well the liver is functioning. Tests, such as albumin and bilirubin, do measure how well the liver is functioning. It is not uncommon for "liver function tests" to be within norms until the liver has severely damaged. Only a liver biopsy can assess the nature and severity of liver diseases. Excessive fatigue & malaise can be a symptoms of advanced liver disease.
Avatar n tn Your ALT and AST levels don't even indicate anything injuring your liver cells. 3. Bilirubin does rise until End-Stage Liver Disease when patients have the complications of cirrhosis Class B of Child-Pugh score. So there is little data her to draw any educated guess. Talk to your hep C doctor to get the facts. Good luck!
Avatar f tn I have these spot on my skin I dont no it its liver spots or what . But my back , breast abdominal neck have been itchy for the past weeks . I try tab plus cream no result ......
Avatar f tn I have these spot on my skin I dont no it its liver spots or what . But my back , breast abdominal neck have been itchy for the past weeks . I try tab plus cream no result ......
Avatar m tn There is a lot of internet accessible information on liver disease. I am not a health professional, so I won't speak to genetics, but it is well researched that alcoholism is a causative factor in some liver disease. To prevent liver problems, the literature is clear that we should not drink alcohol to excess. Below is list of symptoms from the Mayo Clinic link. Best of luck.
Avatar n tn Hi - I was wondering if anyone else experiences skin problems. I have terrible itching from time and time and sores that break out on my upper arms and at my wrists. Very frustrating. FYI, I have Hep C, geno 1, grade 3 liver damage. Tried Peg-interferon (wish I wouldn't have) and am now on Dr. Zhang's (out of New York) herbal regime. I have had Hep C about 30 years and feel very good overall. The primary side effect for my is fatigue, but not to a dysfunctional degree.
Avatar f tn Cryoglobulinemia may or may not be associated with other diseases, such as liver disease, infection, a connective tissue disease, multiple myeloma or lymphoma. The cause of cryoglobulinemia is not known, but there is an association with certain diseases, as well as the hepatitis C virus. It can affect anyone, but the majority of people with cryoglobulinemia are in their 40s or 50s. Twice as many women as men have this disorder. Cryoglobulinemia is not inherited. For more information see: www.
Avatar f tn The majority of liver problems are transient or acute in nature because the liver has great healing power. However, chronic hepatocellular disease can last for a long time and present with a variety of symptoms.
6708370 tn?1471493810 Like many others, I have been going on with my life after Hep C. But after a recent visit to the Dermatologist, symptoms that I once viewed as part of the aging process, now seem to indicate a manifestation of liver damage due to Hep C. "Pruritus due to liver disease is particularly resistant to therapy. Cholestyramine (Questran) 4 g/day, gradually increased to 24 g/day, is one option.
Avatar n tn Soaper, I did a quick look-up on Fosamax. I didn't see liver problems mentioned (maybe someone else here can find some additional info for you). I'll paste here what I did find on Fosamax: *************************************************************** The following came from Medscape:
Avatar n tn Is it possible to have three major symptoms of Cirrhosis (Terry's nails (on toes not fingers), red palms, and spiders) and not have liver disease or cirrhosis? Could these symptoms be caused from the past chronic heavy drinking alone or from something else? What are calcified granulomas in the liver. Ct scan said they probably represent old Tuberculosis but I never had Tuberculosis.
Avatar m tn I am sure he has already been screened for cancer and will need to be from now on as liver disease caused by alcohol makes patients more prone to liver cancer than healthy people. "He had an ultrasound and all of his blood work has come back normal two different times. " He has early cirrhosis and if he stops drinking he could possible recover from his liver disease. "He looks so sad and is so uncomfortable with this huge belly." His belly is full of fluid.
Avatar n tn When you are at stage 4 you are considered to have cirrhosis of the liver, end stage liver disease. That is a little word that can mean all kinds of things. My husband was stage 4 grade 3, however, he is not haing any other problems. Yellowing of eyes and skin, swelling, ascites, bleeding. Hubby started started treatment 25 weeks ago with a 2 million viral load. At 19 weeks he had �59� little suckers leaft. We are waiting for his 24 blood results.
Avatar m tn Your husband has advanced cirrhosis of the liver if his diagnosis is end stage liver disease. His treatment of antibiotics and lactulose indicates he is suffering from Hepatic Encephalopathy which may indicate he has or is close to decompensating. Does he have varices, edema, ascites, and/or portal hypertension? These are all very serious and potentially life threatening. He should be evaluated for transplant and that requires a referral.
8170270 tn?1413848935 I had elevated liver enzymes for years due to untreated Hashimoto's thyroiditis. I found one of my lab results: ALT 83 U/L (0 - 45) AST 45 U/L (0 - 41) Excerpt from World Journal of Gastroenterology - Liver in systemic disease... "Thyroid disease Patients with hyperthyroidism frequently experience liver injury, which may be caused by increased hepatocyte oxygen demand without an associated increase in hepatic blood flow. Liver injury can be either cholestatic or hepatocellular.
Avatar n tn It differs from the simple accumulation of fat in the liver (called fatty liver) in that the progression of the disease causes damage to the liver cells while fatty liver does not.
Avatar f tn Hepato cellular jaundice- Acute parenchymal liver disease and chronic parenchymal liver disease. Cholestasis – due to –biliary cirrhosis, viral hepatitis and autoimmune hepatitis. Congenital non-hemolytichyperbilirubineamia-Gilbert’s Syndrome and Rotor’s syndrome. The cause for jaundice needs to determined. This is done with the help of blood tests, ultra sonogram and if need be, biopsy of liver will help to clinch the diagnosis.
Avatar f tn Hi newbee - meant to answer you too - yes - I too feel like crud @ tsh of 1 - what is with these tests that they say we should feel fine and dont' - remember tsh is a range which has changed several times in the 6 years since I've been diagnosed with Hashimotos - and thanks yes I do plan to ask doc about possibility of liver problems since Hashi does cause problems with processing protein which affects liver - of course now I feel great all symptoms gone because I lowered dose - AR-10 is right -
Avatar n tn There is a warning on the Estogen package by the manufacturer not to use if one has liver disease. Her Doctor told her if she hasn't had a problem yet not to worry. I'm worried her. Please comment. Thank you.
Avatar n tn I haven't had any labs with elevated bilirubin nor is my skin yellow. Please give me some idea what I would tell a liver specialist to look for. I am concerned about liver encephalopathy as what I've read on the internet sounds somewhat like my case although I have no idea why this would have happened to me.
Avatar n tn Could there be a connection between this itch and liver or kidney disease. I have read that itching can be a symptom of primary biliary cirrhosis (I am in the right age group). Some of the other symptoms I have are mild, these are fatigue, depression, obsessive/complusive, itchy hands and palms in the early years of the itch.But no other outward signs such as juandice. Does anyone have experience with this?
Avatar n tn Defensiveness Be wary of patients' responses to your questions regarding alcohol use. When asked if they drink, and if so, how much, alcoholics' defenses tend to go up. A typical response from an alcoholic might be, "Sure, I drink a few beers every day. Doesn't everybody?" Nonalcoholics, on the other hand, tend to have no reservations admitting how much they drink. Lifestyle disruption Even patients with stage-1 ALD may drink heavily enough for this habit to affect their lives.
Avatar f tn My OB has done every test imaginable and can come up with no reason for this. I've read online that liver disease can cause irregular menstrual cycles, but can such a minor case of fatty liver cause such an extreme case of bleeding every single day? Also, I have pain in the upper right portion of my stomach more often than not. Again, I'm sure it's from my liver but should such a mild case of the disease cause so much pain?
86075 tn?1238118691 The importance of lifestyle changes, etc, for Non-Alcoholic Fatty liver well everyone... http://tinyurl.
Avatar m tn Hi, I am 18 and For 18 months i've had pretty consistent problems with skin on my face, i've been to 4 doctors and one dermatologist who all suggest that it's either Eczema or Seborheic Eczema (sp?). i've been given 3 prescription creams over the 18months which are, Daktacort, Elidel and Protopic 0.03%. The problem is i have redness on both cheeks and the central area of my forehead.