Hi I wonder if anyone can tell me what my results mean?
I had some blood tests and the doc said liver tests were abnormal so I went for an ultrasound and it came back with the following info:
'The right lobe of the liver appears enlarged and the hepatic parenchyma appears hyperechogenic with a few areas of reduced echogenicity particularly in segment 5. The appearances are suggestive of fatty infiltration and focal fatty sparing respectively. The hepatic veins are patent and there is an antegrade flow in the portal vein'
My doc just said eat properly and lose weight and off I went with the results above.
I am 5ft 3 and was 11 stone. I am losing weight slowly and surely. I am exercising daily, eating lots of veg and fruit and taking high compound vit B and some corn free vitamin c. I also have some lethicin to take that was recommended to me.
But really what I want to know is how seriously ill my liver is and at what stage. Should I be worried and should I be seeing a liver specialist? I've done as much research as possible but still don't know what it means really. How do I know what stage of liver disease I have for instance?
My stomach goes rock hard at the top when I eat a slightly biggish meal. It gets so hard and big it interferes with my breathing until it goes down again once the food has gone through my system. I have to eat healthily, no processed food, no crap, no alcohol for it not to flare up. Even a bowl of rice left me with a swollen stomach.
Any advice from anyone will be great, thank you.