This is a place to ask questions about digestive problems and receive a personal answer from a highly qualified doctor. You will also find support from other members who share your interest in digestive disorders.
Digestive Disorders include: Anal and Rectal problems, Barrett’s Esophagus, Bleeding in the Stomach and Digestive Tract, Constipation, Crohn’s Disease, Gastritis, GERD, Heartburn, Proctitis, Short Bowel Syndrome, Ulcers, Whipple’s Disease, Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome (and many more).
Not sure if i could, my son has high liver enzymes he has been going to a GI doc for 2 1/2 years and they have found no cause for it and have no idea what is wrong. He has had a biop of is liver no damage yet.
My daughter was born in 1982 and shortly after we travelled in Europe (she had been examined by a paediatrician and declared well). In Italy she developed curious symptoms - looked like a severe skin infection. This resolved although she became very itchy but we continued travelling to Spain and Portugal. In Portugal her condition worsened and we sought medical assistance - needless to say no one had any idea what was going on. She started to show bruising and become very ill and eventually was admitted to a Paediatric hospital in Coimbra. Her condition was diagnosed as a liver disorder and we were advised to evacuate to London. Finally we found a paediatric liver disorder clinic run by Professor Mowat and here a diagnosis was made of benign recurrent cholestasis. Unfortunately Dr Mowat dies about a year ago - a truly wonderful man. My daughter was stabilised and we travelled home to Australia. A senior liver specialist in Sydney questioned the diagnosis claiming that my daughter had Byler's (although this is usually only found -we had understood - in the Amish community) . She is now 19 years of age (thank God)and has exacerbations every year or so with jaundice and elevated liver enzyme levels with itching, bruising etc etc. She returns to normal - this set of symptoms is now called benign recurrent intrahepatic cholestasis (BRIC). My only point in this lengthy history is, be sure of the diagnosis, if you havent, get another opinion. Best wishes.
My 4 month old daughter has been diagnosed with reflux (GERD) and has been on Zantac since she was 2 months old. Last week we took her in for blood tests that showed she has an enlarged liver and spleen. We are awaiting further information but this has us very concerned.
Her liver function test came back showing she had an abnormally high functioning liver...I am not sure what that means. She had a coagulation test that came back normal, an ammonia test that showed higher than normal levels. What could it be?
Can you all please share your thoughts and perhaps provide me with some questions to ask our doctors?
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