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Forum Name: Liver Cancer

Question: Enlarged Liver and Diabetic and loosing weight Please help?

 ararat - Wed Nov 30, 2005 2:51 pm

My father has enalrged liver diagnosed through Ultrasound but because there is too much gas in his systme they could not see other things clearly. His Alkaline Phosphate is around 600 and Creatine is 132 and Urea was about 10. He suffers from upper back pain in between the shoulder blades and for the past month he has lost 27LBS and his apetite is next to nothing but he drinks juice and once in a while eats fruits. Minimal solid food. Doctors don't know and his situation is getting worse. Any Idea?
 Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Sat Jul 15, 2006 8:46 pm

User avatar Dear ararat,

Alkaline phosphatase is an enzyme in the blood, intestines, liver, and bone cells.

The normal value is 20 to 140 IU/L (international units per liter

Higher-than-normal ALP levels is seen in many medical conditions like liver disorders.
These disorders include:
obstructive jaundice,
liver cancer.

Your father has hepatomegaly and pain similar to that of hepatobiliary disease. I advise you to follow with his doctor and to do more investigations like:
- CBC, liver enzymes, hepatitis markers, billirubin level,
- Images like abdominal CT.

Best regards,

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