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  • Posted By: armygirl
  • November 17, 2006
  • 03:51 AM

Does anyone out there been told they have a fatty liver? Was your doctor consern at all or just say that nothing? I have servere pain in my upper right side quadrant now for several weeks and my legs have been stiff for almost a year. Additional I am nausea all the time. My liver function test reflect my levels at normal but they are rising since 2001 test. They are also at the borerline of passing normal. I want the dr to do a biopsy to check further but he won't. Any suggestions?

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  • I have also been told that i have fatty tissue on the liver. I am waiting to see a Gasternoligist. My doctor says it is caused by high triglysorites and cholestrol. All i know is that my tummy is getting big and i am uncomfortable.My doctor said i had to do alot of walking. I am really concerned. If any one out there has had this please help!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 17, 2006
    • 02:27 PM
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  • Marty - When is your appointment. I have my third appointment on Monday to see my GASTRO. I'll tell you what he says. I have read that a liver biopsy or a MRS test is the only real way to know how bad or if it has progress to other liver deceases.
    armygirl 4 Replies
    • November 17, 2006
    • 10:09 PM
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  • I don't know ladies, but this sounds an awful lot like gall bladder. Make sure they do a gall bladder series. Lay off anything greasy for awhile and try not to eat later that 7/8pm each night. A gall bladder not working properly can cause liver problems/high liver enzymes. The less meat/protein you eat for awhile, the better. Eat more smaller meals each day, rather that one or two big ones. good luck
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 18, 2006
    • 08:23 AM
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  • I don't know about everyone here but my gallblatter was taken out 7 years ago. Thanks anyway.
    armygirl 4 Replies
    • November 18, 2006
    • 08:22 PM
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  • Hello. I to was told back in 1997 that had fatty liver and that it was nothing to worry about by a gasto specialist doctor. I was about 35yrs. old at that time. He said it was from my high cholesteral. now it is 2006, I am 45yrs. old and I am in liver failue from it! Don't waste your time going to a gastro doctor like I did. Go to a specialist that specializes in nothing but the liver. It is called a hepo something. I cannot remember the name but that is what it starts with. I didn't drink alcohol. It will make it worse. If you have high cholesteral, turn into a veggitarian and eat chicken one day a week. I wish some one had told me these things because it might of saved my lie. Everyone in my family has high cholesteral but no one delt with that for the first 10 yrs of finding that out. go on the internet and type in fatty liver. It will take you to all kind of info about it. It is to late for me but not you. You take care of yourself. God Bess you Always and Bessed Wishes! Deborah
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 12, 2006
    • 09:13 AM
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  • EEK! I would be very concerned if my liver was enlarged and my enzymes were elevated! I'm assuming that this so called fatty liver is enlarged and perhaps tender. How cavalier that your doctor said not to worry.First thing it is not NORMAL to have any enlarged liver. This new dx of "fatty liver" is crazy. First off I notice that people with the "fatty liver syndrome" usually don't have the best diets. Usually lots of processed foods and fast foods so first things first make a change in your diet. Lots of fruits and vegtables the fiber will help you in many ways. I wonder if the fatty liver folks are also stressing their livers with lots of prescribed meds. Statin drugs?I have found that red yeast rice and fish oil can decrease cholesteral with amazing results! Good luck with the getting your livers back on track. Milk thistle is also good for the liver.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 13, 2006
    • 06:13 AM
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