Liver

  • Life Lately | Liver Biopsy

    Last chance diagnostic saloon Yesterday I went in for a biopsy on my Liver. If you’ve been a reader for a while, you’ll know that I’ve been seeing a Hematologist since late 2017 and as of yet, we have yet to really pin point why my LFTs – Liver Function Tests – have continued with their trend of being very high since 2014. The transfer of my notes from my specialist liver consultant…

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  • The Liver & IBD

    Disclaimer: This information is based on my own research into this particular aspect of IBD as well as some personal experience and should not be used as medical advice or a diagnostic tool. The suggestions given within are taken from sources laid out in the references header.  If you seek advice regarding the things you experience within your own disease, please contact your IBD team for medical advice What is the Liver and how does…

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  • Double Check Up – 22.09.16

    We spent the morning traveling across the city to Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QE) for my liver check-up. Iโ€™ve been attending this particular clinic for almost three years since some routine blood tests revealed very high liver function results. Given my complicated IBD history, Iโ€™ve been seeing the head of the department, a Professor; and had lots more blood work done and specialised testing to give me a diagnosis. Not that…

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  • Liver, PCOS and IBD – What a combo!

    I am awful at keeping things up to date recently, but I’ve had alot to mull over and consider.   Since Infliximab #8 I’ve been to the hospital for various appointments. I’ve seen my Liver specialist, had a small bowel MRI done, finally seen a Rheumatologist, my gastro, a dental surgeon and my GP. None of these things are new nor are they unrelated; they have all somehow become interlinked.…

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  • Infliximab #7 and Liver Problems

    For all of 2014 my liver function tests have been steadily rising. When the new GI took over just before Spring, I suffered a couple of problems that lead me to A&E on a busy Saturday afternoon, in which we discovered how high my AST and ALT’s were – way over the parameter maximum of 40; some where in the 200’s – and the testing began. My GI order ultrasound,…

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