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1 hour ago · PBC Symptoms and dealing with extreme fatigue in Autoimmune Diseases

Good Morning, @khali. I notice that you have recently joined Mayo Connect , so please accept my welcome to the community. I have some familiarity with liver disease due to my own experience as a transplant recipient due to liver disease. When my PCP (primary care doctor) saw abnormal liver function lab results during a routine blood lab test, he referred me to a GI (gastroenterologist) who once suspected me to have PBC. I was eventually diagnosed with a different liver disease thru more testing.

PBC is Primary Biliary Cholangitis, previously called Primary Biliary Cirrhosis. It is considered a chronic autoimmune disease in which the bile ducts in your liver are slowly destroyed.
It's not clear what causes primary biliary cholangitis. Researchers think a combination of genetic and environmental factors. It develops slowly. Medication can slow liver damage and if treatment begins early it can help prevent some specific complications. It is important to work closely with your doctor if you have been diagnosed with PBC.

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Khali, are you experiencing any abnormal liver blood labs? How can I help you?

13 hours ago · Living Donor Process in Transplants

@marvinjsturing – I am disappointed that you are in this situation. Thanks to Mayo for scheduling you next week. Praying for you.

13 hours ago · Living Donor Kidney surgery next Tuesday: Any advice? in Transplants

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14 hours ago · Living Donor Kidney surgery next Tuesday: Any advice? in Transplants

Wow, @tasher3433, this is exciting!

Now you can start to prepare for the next part of this journey and I would like to share some discussions wth you.
-Transplant Caregiver Advice: Got Tips to Share?


-Packing question: What did you have ready for "the call"? (also for scheduled transplant surgery)


Thank you for sharing. You and your family are an inspiration and are helping to spread the message about organ donation.

15 hours ago · MN SD ND recipients in Transplants

@finny125, Thank you for sharing this information and for the links where anyone interested can learn more.

15 hours ago · Liver transplant support group in Transplants

@joanaiken, I'll be thinking of you tomorrow and hoping that the results of the biopsy are satisfactory. It will be probably be a long and stressful day for you.

15 hours ago · Tobacco and heart transplant conditions. in Transplants

@sammymm2, Your concern is very real: Will I be accepted/Will I be rejected for a heart transplant. Is your concern about smoking your only concern at this point? You are in the company of patient experts who have been through their own pretransplant appointments and have learned a lot along the way. What questions would you like to ask before you get to that appointment on the 24th. How can we help you?