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Had a blood test & a stool sample done 2 weeks ago doctor

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had a blood test & a stool sample done 2 weeks ago doctor called said something flagged up n my liver not got an ultrasound till 20th oct ive had 6months of diahorria pain under ribgage not feeling hungry vomitting light headed nausea stomache pain
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 8 months ago.

Hello from JustAnswer.

Do you know which blood test was abnormal?

Can you give the actual numeric values?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No doctor said nothing just that blood test flagged up as liver and booked a ultrasound for 20th oct seems so long away I feel so bad nausea awful
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 8 months ago.

There are several different blood tests, and the most likely illness will vary according to which test is abnormal.

The most common condition that can cause abnormal liver tests, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea would be gallbladder disease from gallstones. However, there are many other conditions that may be more or less of a concern, depending upon which test is affected.

Generally speaking, an ultrasound of the liver only needs to be done urgently when someone is more severely ill. If you are having more severe symptoms, then it would be appropriate to be seen at a hospital. Even with gallbladder disease, most cases can be managed over days and weeks, but someone with more severe symptoms ,may require emergent care.

So, if you can find out the specific tests, I can make more specific comment upon the most likely condition that may be present. As for timing, if you are having severe symptoms, then it would be appropriate to be seen at a hospital, but otherwise it would be OK to wait until the 20th for the ultrasound.

If I can provide any additional information, please let me know.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
ok thank you I don't know why I haven't been told much I guess they just want to rule out everything incase its maybe ibs??? will try to hang on till 20th or ring my gp tomorrow thank you
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 8 months ago.

IBS certainly can cause the diarrhea, abdominal pain, and the nausea and vomiting, but it would not cause any abnormal liver tests.

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