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Forum Name: Liver Diseases

Question: Heavy drinker > 10 years - liver results normal - next step?


 Simba7799 - Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:33 am

Heavy drinker > 10 years 3-6 beers a day
Fatigued
Increasing sensitivity to drugs
Bilirubin .9
PT 13.4; INR 1.2
ALT 15
AST 15
Albumin 4.5

Doctors say I'm normal, but I'm concerned about cirhosis. What should my next step be?

Do my results indicate a potential problem or would it not show up until advanced?

Should I try to convince my doctor to do a biopsy?

Thanks, E
 Dr. N. Haider - Thu Jan 12, 2006 12:34 pm

User avatar hi

Your labs are perfectly normal.

Are you worried about cirrhosis just because you consume alcohol for >10 years?

Why don't you try to reduce this consumption? Your liver seems fine till now.

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