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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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What is a fatty liver, I had a blood test my primary doctor,

Customer Question

what is a fatty liver
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I had a blood test my primary doctor, didn't se em that concenered.
JA: Is this a time sensitive issue? What type of specimen are they testing?
Customer: blood and urine
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have MS and take Copaxone and levothyroxin
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 2 months ago.

Hello I'm Dr Chip

What was the test--your liver enzymes?

And, if so, could I see the numbers please?

Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 2 months ago.

Hi again--can you please answer my question before I give you my answer?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
AST 62, ALT 146, ALK PHOS 173, Biliubin, Albumin 4, Total protein 6.7
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 2 months ago.

Thanks--not too bad but the AST and ALT do look like fatty liver

If I were your doctor I'd get an ultrasound to check for that

Nothing too serious--It's treated with proper diet, weight loss if needed and cholesterol control if that's needed

It isn't liver failure and not too serious a medical condition--just means there are some fatty deposits in your liver

Please let me know if you need any more information