Diagnosis

Everything about Fatty Liver and Pregnancy

In rare cases, pregnancy and fatty liver could co-exist at the same time, usually at 34th to 39th week of pregnancy (but sometimes could occur immediately after delivery).

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The medical term of this condition is “Acute fatty liver of pregnancy” or AFLP. It is considered to be life-threatening condition, but the chance to die from the disease has been dramatically decreased in recent years.

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High Triglycerides and Fatty Liver

Triglycerides is known as a very common blood test and is tested almost in all blood tests people are taking. The reason for this is because it gives a very good indication that something is wrong.

High Triglycerides and Fatty Liver

If someone has high triglycerides, it can be a sign to a wide range of heart diseases, but also some liver diseases as-well.

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When to consider a Fatty Liver Biopsy

A fatty liver biopsy is an invasive operation used to remove a sample of a liver tissue.

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The most common reason for doing a fatty liver biopsy is when the level of your liver enzyme, ALT, is at normal range, but on the other hand, a liver ultrasound scan suggests a non-alcoholic fatty liver.

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Liver and Abdominal Ultrasound Preparation

A abdominal or liver ultrasound plays a crucial role on diagnosing many liver diseases, including a fatty liver. To get an accurate results, it’s very important to understand and know how you should prepare for a liver ultrasound.

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Liver Ultrasound Preparation guidelines

  • Do not drink or eat at least 6 hours before the test.
  • On the day before the test, do not eat – fresh fruits and vegetables, fried and oily food, milk, eggs, bread.
  • What you should eat – cooked vegetables, puree, marmalade, honey, roasted bread, soup, and rice.
  • No medications are needed to be taken before the ultrasound.
  • The liver ultrasound scan is completely painless.

Here is its estimated procedure

  • Lying onto an ultrasound table.
  • A special gel will be spread upon your abdomen.
  • The tester will move a tool called “transducer” (looks like a small wand) over the gel, that will create and capture the most relevant images.
  • The tester will process and look at the images, and will enter his conclusions.

Total estimated time of the test: 20-30 minutes.

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