early symptoms of liver cirrhosis and pancreatitis
hi if there is anything wrong with your liver it will show in your blood tests ask about your liver function tests , i have just had a liver biopsy as my lft has been high for a while please stop worring they will tell you if somethings wrong x
I have developed chronic pancreatitis through the azothioprine I was taking for 10 years.. Apparently this is a well known cause for pacreatitis. Nobody told me this was a possibility
. Mine was discovered after drastic loss of weight in a very short time and bouts of sickness and diarreha (spelling) and lower pain on the LEFT side sort of up into my ribs.( Right side is gall bladder site and lower back pain COULD be an indication of liver involvement. but only scans would confirm this.)
I now have to take a creon tablet with everything I eat and try to avoid very fatty foods (e.g. lamb). Apart from that it pretty much manages itself.
Liver function tests are usually tested every time your rheumy. asks for a full lupus blood screening/testing.
Is it not the case that liver function decrease is when you develop jaundice and this would start to show itself when you start going a bit yellow? Not sure.
Try not to worry although I know it is hard.