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Liver Dysfunction

Liver disease can be genetic or inherited, or it can be due to various conditions that damage the liver like viral infections, obesity, and alcoholism. The common symptoms of liver dysfunction are yellowish discoloration of the skin and eyes, abdominal pain and tenderness, itching, pale stool, dark urine, loss of appetite, and tiredness.

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I had a chest swelling which moved to my abdomen. Please help

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 48 year old male. Two months ago, I noticed what felt like a swelling in my chest. It impaired my breathing. It seemed like I could only inhale about half or less of my lung capacity. Over a week, the swelling moved into my abdomen. My stomach began to swell and look distended....  Read Full »

Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This sort of progression of swelling from the abdomen to the groin and then to the ankles is usually seen in liver diseases or due to a local abdomen pathology compressing the inferior vena cava. Sorry to tell you, but it is impossible to find out the exact cause witho...  Read Full »

I have yellowish skin and eyes. Can it be due to liver issues?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 52 years old, and recently, I have been experiencing persistent fatigue, dark urine, and a yellowish tint in my skin and eyes. I am concerned it might be related to liver issues, possibly hepatitis. These symptoms are new to me, and the anxiety they are causing is overwhelming. Cou...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query, and I can understand your concern. Based on your symptoms, it is possible that these could be indicators of liver problems, but further testing is required for confirmation. Dark urine and yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice) may suggest ...  Read Full »

Why is my dad talking irrelevantly post-ICU?

Query: Hello doctor, My father had a chronic liver problem. Last week, he began to puke blood. At once, he was admitted to an ICU of a private hospital. The endoscopy was done, and the doctor prescribed him medicines for binding the areas in the food pipe where the bleeding occurred. That was done. The blo...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is decompensated liver disease. This condition has a very bad prognosis if it is not treated well. He needs liver transplantation. But, things should be stabilized with an adequate dose of antibiotics and diuretics. He is talking incoherently because toxins have ac...  Read Full »

Please suggest a treatment plan for high fever, cough, joint pain, and elevated liver enzymes.

Query: Hello doctor, My father is a 57-year-old male. For the past 12 days, he is suffering from high fever, cough, joint pain, fatigue, loss of appetite, and low platelet count. We tested him for viral, dengue, and typhoid fever. But all came out negative. Then our doctor recommended LFT (liver function ...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry. Any viral fever or hepatotoxic drugs may lead to elevation of liver enzymes. In few patients, it may be due to alcohol-induced liver injury or non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, etc. So until a proper examination is done, it is difficult to say what it is....  Read Full »

I am worried about my high bilirubin levels. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My bilirubin levels are elevated. I had undergone blood tests last month and my levels are - Total bilirubin - 2.7 mg/dL, bilirubin direct - 0.7 mg/dL, bilirubin indirect - 2.0 mg/dL . I have undergone the tests again today and my results have come as - Total bilirubin - 2.36 mg/dL, b...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. Elevated bilirubin levels can be a sign of liver or bile duct dysfunction or other medical conditions. But it is important to interpret the results in the context of your overall health and medical history. In gen...  Read Full »

Why does alcohol make me itch?

Query: Hi doctor, Whenever I drink alcohol, I am getting itchy in my scalp, face and behind the ears. What could the reason? Please explain.  Read Full »

Dr. Erioli Braholli

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Itching and flushing after alcohol consumption may indicate an allergic reaction or a deficiency in the enzyme responsible for breaking down alcohol metabolites (Acetaldehyde). Additionally, if you have been a long-term alcohol consumer, these symptoms could be associ...  Read Full »

Why do I have pale stools and bloated stomach?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old male. I am suffering from fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, pale stools and upper abdominal bloating. I am addicted to Benadryl for the past one and a half years to get sleep. I stopped taking it over last three days.  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your symptoms can be due to many conditions, but my first suspicion is a liver problem. Apart from liver problem it can be due to, Anemia. Vitamin deficiency. Indigestion leading to malabsorption. Problems in pancreas and gut. I would recommend tests called li...  Read Full »

Is there a permanent cure for my prolonged macrocytosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had macrocytosis for a long time. My last B12 and folate levels were high. I have symptoms of nervousness, snarkiness, light headedness, palpitations, and sometimes tingling in the hands and feet. It is making me crazy. My MCV is 104.9, MCH 35.6 and last TSH 2.18. I have consult...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Macrocytosis can be present because of hypothyroidism, alcohol, liver disease, etc. Your TSH value is within the limit. So, I do not think a thyroid problem can be the cause. You can get the following tests to rule out liver and kidney problem: 1. SGOT (ser...  Read Full »

What causes a rise in liver enzymes?

Query: Hello doctor, Today I took blood test and found out that triglycerides, aspartate transaminase and alanine aminotransferase are high. One week back, I had taken Liv.52 DS, Triphala and Bael. Shall I continue them? Or should take any other medicine? I have attached my medical reports. Kindly check th...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to According to your reports (attachments removed to protect patient identity), your triglyceride levels are absolutely normal. Yes, your liver enzymes are raised which requires evaluation of the cause. Most common causes of such liver derangements are alcohol, viral hep...  Read Full »

Can you please interpret my medical report.

Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from dullness and tiredness all the time. Also, I have anxiety and irritation. My current medication includes Lodoz 2.5 and Cilaheart 5, VALZ 40. My medical report shows some abnormalities. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I feel sorry for the dullness and tiredness you feel. It is really troublesome for a patient at this early age.  Read Full »

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