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What test should I undergo to rule out liver cirrhosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am very concerned about my liver. I have a history of alcohol use of approximately two to four beers per night, approximately five nights per week for nearly 20 years. I am under total abstinence for the past one year. My symptoms are aching pain in the back on the right side under...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep V. Nair

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Given the amount of alcohol that you are taking and the duration you have taken, it is likely that you can develop cirrhosis. But the development of cirrhosis is a gradual process, and it takes a long time before it is evident on the tests. Fibroscan is a useful modali...  Read Full »

Kindly advise on medication and treatment options for focal fatty sparing.

Query: Hello doctor, I am diagnosed with focal fatty sparing. What is my problem? What medicines should I take and when to followup with the doctor?  Read Full »


Dr. A. V. Hussain Shihaz

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports that you have uploaded (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The report mentions as focal fat sparing. Usually, this is done specifically to identify liver lesions, which have been picked up in ultrasound or uncom...  Read Full »

Can obesity cause change in liver enzymes and liver cirrhosis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35-year-old female. My height is 175 cm, and I weigh about 135 kg morbid obese. I am recently diagnosed with grade-2 fatty liver size 16.5 apart from that everything is normal in abdominal ultrasound. LFT shows elevated bilirubin 1.7, ALT 93, AST 47, and GGT 60. All others are ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from morbid obesity with grade-2 fatty liver. You are a known case of diabetes mellitus and hypertension. You have recently done fibroscan, and the rest has revealed that your TE scores ...  Read Full »

Do I need to take medication for chronic hepatitis B?

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently diagnosed with chronic hepatitis B. Viral load is 6 million IU/ml, SGPT is 85 and others are in range, and HBeAg is 0.06. Should I start medication? Am I in danger? I am a 30-year-old male. I also have a loss of appetite, gastritis, and bloated stomach. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you should definitely start the treatment. But I want you to get a baseline renal function tests and fibroscan of the liver. If renal functions are normal then we can start and continue the treatment at the maximum dose. You can use tablet Tenofovir 300 mg once...  Read Full »

My SGOT is 40 and SGPT is 55. Do I need to take fibroscan?

Query: Hello doctor, Today I checked my liver function test. My SGOT is 40 (5 to 35), SGPT 55 (5 to 40), but when I searched online, the normal range is SGOT (5 to 40), SGPT (7 to 56). What to do? And the doctor asked me to take fibroscan. Actually fibroscan is three stage in fatty liver. Should I take fib...  Read Full »


Dr. Magesh Thirunavukkarasu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just went through your symptoms and I also saw your laboratory investigation reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your liver function test enzymes are very normal and you do not have to worry about it. The second thing is your hepatitis B surface an...  Read Full »

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