No not yet. I have an appointment coming up with my GI so I’m going to ask then.
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Hi Rosemary, well I saw the second liver specialist and he’s not ready to rule out AIH. He’s going to send the biopsy tissue samples to get analyzed at UT Southwestern in Dallas. I return to see him in December for the results. In the meantime, I need to get an US next month to monitor for liver cancer. Apparently I’ll need to get one every 6 months. So I guess it’s nack to waiting again.
Thanks for following up with me.
Hi , I saw the first liver specialist last week and he reviewed all my labs, elastrography and biopsy results. He told my lab work and biopsy results were inconsistent with AIH. He stated that the cirrhosis was caused by fatty liver. Since there is no treatment for fatty liver, he told me that watching my diet and exercising “should” keep it from progressing. He told me that “for some reason my liver was still functioning ” though I’m at a stage 4 and so I did not need a liver transplant.
I’m right now waiting to be seen by the second liver specialist. I’ll update you all as soon as I’m seen. God bless
Thank you this information is quite helpful. In my case, my LFT’s have also been elevated for years (2004) but I was told i had a fatty liver and diet was the best course of action and no medications were prescribed. This diagnosis of cirrhosis just happened recently in the last 6 months. Though the cirrhosis is severe , my liver is still functioning at this point. However, its imperative to find out what has and is causing the cirrhosis. That’s where I am at right now. Again, thank you for the information and the links. After I research I may have some questions. God bless
Hi and yes, Prednisone can elevate blood sugar so I’m concerned about that but my morning readings range from 103-131…depending hiw late in the day the day before. I try to eat dinner before 6 or at the latest 7pm. Later than that, no matter what I eat will give me higher readings of 105.