Is there any other diagnosis other than liver cancer?

Question by huneebubz: Is there any other diagnosis other than liver cancer?
im 35wks pregnant and my blood tests are coming back abnormal. i am borderline anaemic so i dont know if that has anything to do with it but since my last pregnancy (i gave birth last year april) my liver readings have been off the chart. all the tests the doctors have tested for have come back negative. i saw a surgeon yesterday to discuss my elective c section date and he brought up the situation with my liver. he said he didnt want to spook me but everything so far has them baffled cos everythings comn back negative and he said he i was going to be referred to a gastrologist specialist (sorry i dont know that specialist word properly) to be tested for liver cancer. please does anyone think could be anything else other than cancer. im only 25:( i dont want to die elective c section date and he brought up the situation with my liver. he said he didnt want to spook me but everything so far has them baffled cos everythings comn back negative and he said he i was going to be referred to a gastrologist specialist (sorry i dont know that specialist word properly) to be tested for liver cancer. please does anyone think could be anything else other than cancer. im only 25:( i dont want to die

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Answer by Christopher
It depends on alot of your symptoms. I’m only 15 but I watch house alot and have started studying into medical research and professions. It could be that your baby is taking to many nutrients and that your liver is changing cuz it hasn’t noticed the nutrients there and is deprived

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Is there any other diagnosis other than liver cancer? — 2 Comments

  1. It is unlikly that you are having cancer in liver. If the doctor could palpate your liver, if it is enlarged it should be irregular in feeling. CT scan may show some lesion in liver. for final diagnosis you need to a FNAC/Biopsy

  2. Yes. That’s why they are “baffled”. There are lots of causes, cancer being only one of the possibilities. I am including a list of some of them that I found on a website. It is very stressful to your body to have two pregnancies so close together, and the fact that this problem started with the last pregnancy would make me even more suspicious of a pregnancy related issue.

    Please don’t give up yet. If he knew it was cancer, he would say it was cancer. What he said is that he’s baffled, so he’s going to give this a try. It is by no means a sure thing.

    I am sorry you are going through this. I know it is incredibly stressful to have someone say the “C” word just as you are having a new baby.

    Just take a deep breath, and say to yourself, “It’s going to be OK.”. Because — it’s going to be OK. 😉

    Best Wishes and Good Luck!!

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    A wide range of health problems can lead to elevated liver enzymes.

    Some common causes include:

    •Adrenal insufficiency (inadequate levels of hormones released by the adrenal gland)
    •Alcohol abuse
    •Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency (a disorder caused by defective production of the glycoprotein alpha-1-antitrypsin)
    •Autoimmune disorders of the liver and bile ducts, such as autoimmune hepatitis
    •Celiac disease
    •Diabetes
    •Elevated triglycerides (fat tissues)
    •Excessive use of certain herbal supplements, such as comfrey, kava, pennyroyal, and skullcap
    •Hepatic steatosis and steatohepatitis, and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)
    •Infections such as viral hepatitis and mononucleosis
    •Medications including certain nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, cholesterol-lowering medications, antibiotics, anti-seizure medications, and acetaminophen
    •Metabolic liver disease such as hemochromatosis and Wilson’s disease
    •Muscle disorders
    •Obesity
    •Thyroid disorders
    •Tumors of the liver or bile ducts

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