Christopher Harris

  • commented on HOME 2019-01-26 19:29:12 -0700
    Good evening,

    Yesterday I had a contrast CT of my heart and lungs, looking for a DVT blood clot that is in a very dangerous spot. When the Dr told me the CT results, she asked me if I drank alcohol, to which I replied no. In my 45 years, I can count the times I’ve drank on one hand and still have fingers left over. Anyhow, she said while they were looking for the blood clot with the contrast dye, the damaged area of my liver became visible, and given my elevated liver enzymes, she said it was very likely caused by a fatty liver. I am overweight, but this is the first I have ever heard of this. I have no idea how bad it is damaged, but when she told me about it, her upbeat, happy attitude changed to one of compassion. She told me to contact my PC first thing Monday morning.

    After lots of reading, today, I think I understand what this is, but I have no symptoms, pain, or anything. Heck, I never even know the thing is even there. I have no yellow spots, fingernails, or anything you would normally associate with liver problems.

    I am literally beside myself here. Will this keep progressing until I succumb to the effects, or is there a way to reverse it before it reaches a certain point? Is there a point of no return, or is this like a forest fire? One tiny spark and your goose is cooked??? How long can a person live once a fatty liver has started causing cirrhosis?

    Any input I can get would be greatly appreciated!

    Thank you so much!

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