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Is this liver disease?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 25, 2007
  • 01:24 AM

I somehow fell through the cracks and was misdiagnosed with "your problem is in your head". Does anyone know if these labs indicate liver disease along with the symptoms I've listed? Low globulin 1.9, High A/G ratio 2.4, low urea nitrogen (BUN) 3. Also muscular wasting, abdominal pain, hepatic hemangioma benign, liver cyst, mildly elevated coproporphyrins. I feel that I have a liver problem but I don't know how to sort this out. Any ideas would help. If it is liver disease what would it be? I never drink alcohol and do not have cirrhosis, but I do have very mildly impaired glucose intolerance. I had abdominal pain for some time and now I can feel liquid move through my abdomen. I wonder if it is ascites. thank you.

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  • elevated coproporphyrins can be indicative of have Porphyria, namely hereditary coproporphyria. Look it up.
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  • Thank you, I will definitely look into coproporphyria. I am of Swedish descent and I can see that there are many internet articles on Swedish coproporphyria.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 13, 2007
    • 01:41 AM
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  • I somehow fell through the cracks and was misdiagnosed with "your problem is in your head". Does anyone know if these labs indicate liver disease along with the symptoms I've listed? Low globulin 1.9, High A/G ratio 2.4, low urea nitrogen (BUN) 3. Also muscular wasting, abdominal pain, hepatic hemangioma benign, liver cyst, mildly elevated coproporphyrins. I feel that I have a liver problem but I don't know how to sort this out. Any ideas would help. If it is liver disease what would it be? I never drink alcohol and do not have cirrhosis, but I do have very mildly impaired glucose intolerance. I had abdominal pain for some time and now I can feel liquid move through my abdomen. I wonder if it is ascites. thank you. ......where to begin.... The "Low Globulin" is nonspecific. Which globulin are they measuring, and how low.The A/G ratio, I don't know what that's referring to either.Low urea is not a problem unless you're emaciated, then it reflects low muscle mass. The hepatic hemangioma and liver cyst, forget about if a good imaging study confirms that's all they are (like an MRI). The real test of liver function is INR, Albumin, Bilirubin. Then you need ALT/AST/GGT/ALK Phos. See your gastroenterologist. The high urinary coproporphyrins, see a specialist (would be a hematologist). I don't know what the significance of that is.
    GI guy 45 Replies
    • August 14, 2007
    • 04:50 PM
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