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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Do increased levels of RBC and vitamin B12 cause polycythemia vera?

Query: Hi doctor, My RBC levels have been slightly elevated for the past six months. It was 5.17 a year back, and a couple of months back it was 5.39. I noticed that from the last two years, the RBC count has been borderline high. Last week my vitamin B12 was tested due to a nerve issue in my face, which ...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I appreciate your knowledge and awareness towards your health, and I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your vitamin B12 level is certainly high, enough that warrants further investigation. Following are the common causes for high vit...  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. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

What can cause red hives to appear on the body after drinking alcohol?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a male aged 24 years with an overall healthy history. However, I have noticed in the recent past a bunch of red hives on (swollen red-colored, not-painful) different parts of the body (knees, legs, cheek, arms) appearing after drinking beer or wine. This happened now twice in a r...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry, but the picture you uploaded (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) seems a little bit taken far away, not giving me a full description of what it is. Yes, you should get your liver function tests. This will help us to detect any subtle...  Read Full »

I have increased ALT, AST and GGT. What does it indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old male. Recently I went through LFT tests. It was found that I have increased ALT 147, AST 59 and GGT 80. What I have to do now? I am non-alcoholic. Please guide.  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query on icliniq.com. Increased ALT (alanine transaminase), AST (aspartate aminotransferase) and GGT (gamma-glutamyl transferase) indicates liver injury or gallbladder injury. I would suggest you to carry out ultrasound examination of abdomen to rule ou...  Read Full »

Can you please interpret my medical report.

Query: Hi 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 M. Hanif Md.

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

What are SGOT and SGPT?

Query: Hi doctor, I have tested for SGPT and SGOT. The result indicates that I have SGPT 214 and SGOT 197. Now what shall I do? Please suggest me.  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.  Read Full »

Why is my urine yellow?

Query: Hi doctor, My urine is yellow in color for the last two months. One week back, I had blood test, urinalysis and LFTs. All the reports were normal. What is the reason for the yellow color of my urine?  Read Full »


Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. High colored urine can be because of various reasons. Drinking less water in the hot weather can also cause high colored urine. Are you taking any medication? Is there any burning sensation or itching in the area? Please get ultrasound of whole abdomen speci...  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 icliniq.com. Your symptoms can be due to many conditions, but my first suspicion is 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 liver function t...  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 icliniq.com. 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, ...  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. Eriol Braholli

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Itching and flushing may occur with alcohol consumption as an allergic reaction or if there is any deficiency of the enzyme, which destroys alcohol metabolite (Acetaldehyde). Liver diseases may also lead to these symptoms if you are an alcohol consumer for a long time....  Read Full »

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