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Date: 28.04.2010
From: Jill

Subject: Fatty Liver

Hi guys, know this is off topic, took my 12 year old son to have abdominal scan today, hes had a lot of tummy pain for at leat 2 years, went to gp many times, and finally decided to have a dcan for him,(drove for 1st time toay, was good) anyway, the doctor that scanned him said he has a fatty Liver! Im totally gobsmacked, scared, and Y has this happened(he hasnt been in sch, s diagnosed with anxiety and school Phobia(yes it does exist, true conditon) works on puta from home, and he has gained lot weight since Not being in school sine early yr 6.....he has the odd lesson, but cant cope going bk, cut long story, I think he eats good food, somnetimes Junk food, but cant beleive his Liver is fatty, Had to ring my GP, anhd he want to see him tomoz, cos hes drinking a lot lately(water that is), want to tst his pee!....know livers can repair themselves, but hes 12......Y has this happend, wldnt mind, but at 2yrs and 11months he had Heart op(hole in heart) cant beleive this has happened!! he wants to eat better food, cut out biccies etc.... and rubbish and the like.......does anyone know anything....read some sites, but get screwed up with all the medical jargon! i feel this has happened becos he hasnt been in school and not had the same exercise thre other kids have had, and he has put on at least stone and half, hes very tall, and will be at least 6ft3 when finished growin....info anyone pls xx
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Date: 28.04.2010
From: KayJay

Subject: Re: Fatty Liver

Hi Jill I'm so sorry to hear your news - you really have been through the mill lately !! Never heard of this before but I'm sure he will be okay once they get to the bottom of it. Yes school phobia does exist it happened to my son as well. He got a compound fracture trying to copy his elder mates jump his bike when he was 11 - result a bad compound fracture of the bottom bone in the leg. He missed about 8 months of school and could never settle back into it and never took his GCSE's or whatever they are called. He's fine now [ age 21 ] and learning to be a Plumber.

Sorry couldn't be more use to you but hope it's resolved asap for you. ALL MY HUGS TO YOU AND YOUR SON XXXXXX
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Date: 28.04.2010
From: Tracey

Subject: Re: Fatty Liver

Hi Jill. Poor you, you are really going throught the mill at the moment aren't you. I know nothing about this so have had a quick look on the internet and it appears that in most cases it is harmless. It may be because he has put some weight on but I shouldn't think there will be any other adverse affects from it. I suspect they will check his pee to see if he is diabetic, which I am sure he is not, but this appears to be one thing that can be linked to fatty liver, apart from weight gain (and excess alcohol use...although I think you can rule that one out!!!)so try not to worry too much...easier said than done I know. The Doctor should be able to give you more info tomorrow. Hope it goes ok xxx
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Date: 28.04.2010
From: Sally

Subject: Re: Fatty Liver

hi Jill, I've got one too! Mine is due to steroids. Was getting pain under my ribs so was sent for a scan. Consultant told me to watch my diet and alcohol intake (obviously not applicable to your 12 year old!) It's possible he has a predisposition to it and maybe he just needs to lose that stone and a half he's put on. It's only fat settling around the liver so when you cut down on fat I guess it goes in time. I've lost nearly a stone at WW and don't have the pain any more. Would be interesting to see if fatty liver gone. I wouldn't overly worry, sounds like diet thing but your doctor will talk you through it tomorrow.

Take it easy hun and let us know what they say.
xx
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Date: 28.04.2010
From: Kirstine

Subject: Re: Fatty Liver

Has he been checked for diabetis? (cant spell as my brain just isnt working) Its just drinkjng a lot can be a sign and also weight gain. Just an idea otherwise i cant help much. I really hope they work out how to help him good luck with the next appointment at the docs x
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Date: 28.04.2010
From: Lynn B

Subject: Re: Fatty Liver

Hi jill dont know and I wouldnt dream of guessing, you are prob up the wall anyway with worry. The only thing I can say is wait till you have seen the doc tommorrow, then you will have some idea wots going on tc xx (((hugs)))
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Date: 28.04.2010
From: jill

Subject: Re: Fatty Liver

Thanks guys, one mess after another in this house ....the doc who scanned him said the colour of his liver was right(guess shlda been dark) but from what ive read, looks like the fatty bit is inside the liver, as opposed to outside, but dont know for sure....seeing GP tomoz, spo0ke to gp today, he said he wont get the scan results for two weeks, but wants to see him to check his pee.....so will know more tomoz.......anyway guys thanks and u have helped me feel calmer...love ya all xx
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Date: 28.04.2010
From: KayJay

Subject: Re: Fatty Liver

Hang in there Jill all will be fine they should be able to know more with the urine test xxxx
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Date: 28.04.2010
From: Sally

Subject: Re: Fatty Liver

I'm not sure about where the fatty bit is either now. They told me it was on the outside but maybe different types of fatty liver....? Anyway, you'll know tomorrow. good luck.
xx
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Date: 29.04.2010
From: Abbie

Subject: Re: Fatty Liver

Hi Jill! I have a fatty liver. Mine is due to putting on four stone with life saving high dose steroids 2007-2009 for a brain disease. It started to go down but started coming back recently due to steroids for the Arthur. I've been taking milk thistle supplements for about 6wks now and have really noticed a difference. Milk thistle is also good when on mtx coz it stops build up in liver. My liver had started to protrude due to mtx but it's really going down. Guess I just need to crack on and loose weight lol. Let us know how you get on tomorrow XXX
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Date: 29.04.2010
From: Sally

Subject: Re: Fatty Liver

That's interesting Abbie. My niece's husband swears by milk thistle. Is it safe to take with Mtx though? Presume so as you are taking it but just wondered.
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Date: 29.04.2010
From: jill

Subject: Re: Fatty Liver

hi guys, soz got no newa, cos the little bugger refused to wee in a pot.....he promised he wld go nxt week....annoyed cos he does this al the time, infact b4 we got to the hosp for the frigging scan he said hes not goingif he has to take his top off, hes awkward.....going away this weekend, and didnt want to worry, butg afte reading Abbies post, im not going to worry......abbie blimey u have been thru hell......bless ya.......my main puta isnt working, so using my laptop, but the writing is so small, can barely read the posts, forgotten how to make the letters bigger, will ask eldest later.....thanks again guys xx
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Date: 29.04.2010
From: KayJay

Subject: Re: Fatty Liver

Jill don't worry I know how hard it is to get a young lad of this age to do things like that !! nigh on impossible sometimes - everything will work out :0)
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Date: 02.05.2010
From: Abbie

Subject: Re: Fatty Liver

@ Sally! Yes milk thistle is safe to take with mtx. My friends Rheumy suggested it because she was on mtx and before I started taking it, pharmacist checked it was ok with all my other meds including mtx. X
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Date: 02.05.2010
From: Sally

Subject: Re: Fatty Liver

Thanks Abbie, I'll look into it. My niece gets it from somewhere in Jersey, says it's cheaper. Someone else has suggested Devil's Claw Gel (they do tablets too but wouldn't advise taking them). Bought some the other day out of desperation. Not helpful yet :)
x
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Date: 02.05.2010
From: Verity

Subject: Re: Fatty Liver

Hey Jill,

Hows he doing now? xx
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Date: 03.05.2010
From: Lynn B

Subject: Re: Fatty Liver

Verity I think jill is away in Scotland for the weekend, just incase your waiting for a reply xx
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Date: 03.05.2010
From: Jill

Subject: Re: Fatty Liver

Och aye the noo....was away....guess what, stayd in Dumfries, at The Aston Hotel, but origional known as The Crighton...use to be a mental home, when they use to electrocute peopels brains!!!!....honest...lol so app tht me and my sister were there lolol, stifff, and aching, but had a fab time....welll goood....gotta go bed now....tc all xxxx
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Date: 04.05.2010
From: Abbie

Subject: Re: Fatty Liver

@ sally. Two months worth of milk thistle in superdrug for 5.99 X
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Date: 04.05.2010
From: Sally

Subject: Re: Fatty Liver

Thanks Abbie, can't get much cheaper than that I would have thought :)
xx
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Date: 07.05.2010
From: Abbie

Subject: Re: Fatty Liver

@Sally, no Boots want 6.99 for just 1 month
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