Pancreatitis in liver cirrhosis

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Avatar f tn The ALT and AST are high because you have inflammation in your liver. They DON'T mean that your liver is scarred and beyond repair, only that something in your body is causing distress. Once that is eliminated those #s will be back within the regular range. Your glucose #s indicate sugar. You would want to try to stay below 105. Your only slightly off and watching your sugar intake should correct that. Your Triglycerides are higher then average and indicate to much fat in your diet.
Avatar n tn Hi, My name is Val and my husband is dying of cirrhosis of the liver from alcohol. He has been hospitalized a few times because of it. In 2003 he was in intensive care for 8 1/2 weeks not expected to survive, but guess what, he dit. Also swore he would never tourch alcohol again. This last time (yes, there were a couple in betewen with also an arrest), he was admitted to the hospital on Oct 5 with acute pancreatitis.
Avatar f tn * Technically easy to perform and reproducible in more than 95% of patients * Safe and relatively inexpensive (particularly when compared with liver biopsy) * Correlates very well with the degree of hepatic fibrosis  * Has utility in patients with other hepatitis C and other liver diseases In addition, high levels of liver stiffness assessed by VCTE devices correlate well with subsequent clinical complications and even the risk of developing HCC.
Avatar n tn Livergenex is your safe, natural choice for lowering elevated liver enzymes and putting you on the path to a healthier more energetic life. Elevated liver enzymes indicate inflammation or damage to cells in your liver. Your liver cells will secrete higher than normal amounts of liver enzymes into your bloodstream when your liver is injured or swollen. This will result in elevated liver enzymes on your blood test.
Avatar m tn For example, an overdose of acetaminophen (Tylenol) can destroy half of a person's liver cells in less than a week. Barring complications, the liver can repair itself completely and, within a month, the patient will show no signs of damage. However, sometimes the liver gets overwhelmed and can't repair itself completely, especially if it's still under attack from a virus, drug, or alcohol. Scar tissue develops, which becomes difficult to reverse, and can lead to cirrhosis.
Avatar f tn A week and half later the stent fell out and I could feel a change in the pain in my liver. This was confirmed by a colonoscopy and endoscopy last week. The blood work that was done the day before showed elevation in all the enzymes that are related to the pancreas. My gastroenterologist said that my colon was irritated, but that it would not be treated at this time.
Avatar n tn i am worried that i have cirrosis of the liver. I have been drinkingTAAKA vodka since my twin sister died in 1999 or should i tell the truth, well she WASN'T my twin, we were 2 years apart. I have been diagnosed with hep c and i have pancreatitus as well. what to do! my only answer is pray and ask GOD to show me my direction in life. any answers from anyone would be great!!!!
Avatar n tn she continued to drink until hospitalised with cirrhosis of the liver about six years ago, she continued to drink and then about four years ago she was diagnosed with end stage liver failure and spent three weeks in a coma, we were told her liver had shrivelled to nothing. gladly she pulled through and stayed alcohol free for two years, my brother died by suicide three years ago and now my mother has returned drinking.
Avatar f tn Most experience spleen and portal vein issue beyond the liver issues. I'm saying could pancreatitis and Hep C be jointly related in you too? It's scary no doubt but putting one foot in front of the other and not obsessing is a good start. Set the appointment is one step. Another step is getting to the docs office on appointment day. Then go from there. Let go of the fear if only for a while each day. You will adjust to this news over time and perhaps even be cured.
902019 tn?1249865014 My doctor can't explain the cramps (not in the back which is the usual area for pancreatitis) nor the weight loss (very gradual over time and definitely not from dieting). I have had recent CT Scan and while everything is not completely back to normal (enlarged) it is stable. Doctor not concerned ... apparently that is sometimes what happens in some cases. My original episode was quite severe with significant jaundice, blockage, emergency ERCP etc.
179856 tn?1333550962 I was just reading about Portia DeRossi's anorexia and it says when she was down to 82 pounds she "was told she was suffering from a handful of serious conditions: osteoporosis, organ failure, cirrhosis of the liver and the auto-immune disease lupus." how would anorexia cause cirrhosis does anybody know? I'm just curious because I never heard of that before and was wondering how it was related. If she was only consuming 150 calories a day it certainly wasn't alcohol related.
Avatar m tn Recently, I've been experiencing pain in the upper right back quadrant and some in the front in the same area. The skin area is tender and just discomfortable without too much pain. In addition, I've been getting sore muscles that are from unknown causes, particularly in the arms.
Avatar f tn I recently had a transjugular biopsy and I was told it shows I am in Stage 4 Cirrhosis of the Liver. My previous Biopsy 3 yrs before showed I was at stage 0-1... I have been taking medications and see my doctor on a regular basis... How can I advance so fast undetected and now that I am in stage 4 how long can will it be before my liver fails completely.
Avatar f tn A major variceal bleed is one of the several causes of sudden death in cirrhosis. Liver cirrhosis can cause reduced platelet counts making is more difficult for blood to clot then add to that enlarged blood vessels in the esophagus which can rupture. From the sound of things he was likely very ill for a very long time. Unfortunately, the only thing that can be done to save someone with end stage liver disease is a liver transplant.
Avatar n tn I think my taking the Milk Thistle and L-Carnitine has helped me tremendously, as well as taking most fats out of my diet. Carbs turn to fat as well in your liver, sugar turns to fat in your liver, and all that fat will cause the swelling, and later Cirrosis. So, if you can do it, try to take all the "whites" (pasta, bread, etc) out of your diet. Such as any man made/processed foods. The best thing you can do for your self is to become a raw foodist.
Avatar n tn Exposure to Agent Orange coupled with his alcoholism led to his cirrhosis of the liver. I live in North Florida and he in South Florida so there is over 700 miles in between us making it difficult to get an accurate picture of his true condition. This made worse by the fact that his wife of 7 years is the enabler and has been hiding his true condition the entire time.
Avatar f tn AFP can be elevated in cirrhosis but with liver cancer it is much higher. Also AFP is not a great indicator of liver cancer so it is used in conjuction with abdominal ultrasound or other imagining to look fo rsigns of liver cancer. Fot those of us with cirrhosis we need to be monitored every 6 months for early signs of liver cancer so it can be caught early. If liver cancer (HCC) is a secondary cancer a cancer that had metastasized from another type of cancer yes the prognosis can be poor.
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Avatar f tn congestive heart failure, cholestasis (congestion of the bile ducts), cirrhosis, hepatitis, liver ischemia (blood flow deficiency), liver necrosis, liver tumor, high alcohol intake, use of hepatotoxic drugs (drugs toxic to liver). Also, a right upper abdomen pain that is referred to the shoulder can be due to liver and gall bladder problems, heavy meals or acidity that cause distension of the duodenum or any cause for distension of the small intestine.
Avatar n tn An elevation in AP is often seen in cholestatic liver disease, pregnancy, bone disease, and occasionally with inflammatory bowel disease. In an otherwise healthy individual a rasied AP could be due to false positive test and the test should be repeated. If it is still high then other mentioned causes should be ruled out. Again a high value is diagnostic. In all probability there is no cause of worry. Consult a hepatologist once. Take care!
Avatar f tn need help with my husband he has hep c the treatment did not work he has scerossis of the liver and was recently released from the hospital from pancreatitis he has been hallucinateing recently one night so sever he riped out ivs and fled from the hospital the dr said his amonia levels arnt up so not realated his urine is so brown the dr said not realated.
Avatar m tn Hi you have posted your question in the hepatitis c community. Do you suspect you have hepatitis c? Really fatty liver just by itself can cause liver irritation and a rise in ALT& AST. In fact fatty liver is an increasing health issue in the US. The folks who said they have no clue are they liver specialists?
Avatar m tn For the last few weeks I've also noticed all the veins in my body are looking more prominent, I don't know if it's related to liver problems or poor circulation as I've got a sedentary job. Let me know when you get your results. Good luck. Feel free to e-mail any time you want.
586653 tn?1282050250 Causes of liver transaminase elevations include viral hepatitis, alcohol use, medication use, steatosis or steatohepatitis, and cirrhosis. Steatosis and cirrhosis (usually found in adults) are ruled out by the ultrasound. Other common health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, pancreatitis, hemolytic anemia and thyroid disease, can also cause liver transaminase elevations.
Avatar f tn I have had cirrhosis for 11 years now. I was diagnosed in January 2008 with liver biopsy. The cause of my cirrhosis was being infected with hepatitis c for 30 years.
Avatar f tn nope, not liver but pancreatitis.
Avatar n tn Many a times SGOT) and ALT OR SGPT (both are collectively called transaminases) rise without any cause. Because AST is found in many other organs besides the liver, including the kidneys, the muscles, and the heart, having a high level of SGOT does not always (but often does) indicate that there is a liver problem. For example, even vigorous exercise may elevate SGOT levels in the body. However to reach at that conclusion the medical causes of these raised transaminases have to be ruled out.
Avatar m tn Infection or toxic hepatitis 6. Liver congestion 7. Pancreatitis (mild increase) 8. Hepatic injury in myocardial infarction complicated by shock B. SGOT/SGPT comparison 1. Although the AST level is always increased in acute myocardial infarction, the ALT level does not always increase proportionately. 2.
Avatar f tn An ultrasound can only see when liver disease is advanced and you develop cirrhosis or liver lesions. A liver biopsy is used to measure the amount of liver disease someone has. Having a GI that you can't communicate with will always leave you wondering what is happening with your liver. If it turns out the you have liver disease I would suggest finding a GI you can talk to because depending on your condition you could have to manage your liver disease for many years.
Avatar n tn She has cirhossis, and has been hospitalized with bleeding esophageal varicies (she takes inderall and propanonol)and pancreatitis. In 2003 she was diagnosed with leukemia. She just finished her chemo last spring. She recently had a visit for a blood work-up to her general doctor. Her fasting glucose revealed that her glucose was 137. Her doctor assumed that she must now have diabetes, and prescribed oral diabetic medication.