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My dh paid $400 at the dr's yesterday b/c he is feeling exhausted and has a total lack of energy. Personally, I think it's just seasonal and having given up coffee. But, whatever. The dr. did x-rays and drew a lot of blood to test his liver. Dh has no idea why...just said OK.<br><br>
So, I'm totally curious...why on Earth would someone test the liver? The only thing I know about the liver is that it filters toxins and can be affected by drinking.<br><br>
No results for the next 3 days & I'm dying of curiousity.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch">
 

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EVERYTHING is filtered through the liver. Is your DH on any meds? My DH has to get blood draws once a month to monitor his liver because of the anti-depressants he's on.
 

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They might be checking for hepatitis. Have a friend who was recently diagnosed with t and theyhave no idea how she got it!
 

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Gosh, how bizarre & scary.<br><br>
Well, better safe than sorry.<br><br>
Sorry about your friend<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
And wow, I had no idea people had to have their liver checked while on anti-depressants. Gosh, it's just such a mess sometimes to wonder & worry.
 

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a few years ago, my dh applied for life insurance through X company. they sent out their nurse (?) to ask a few questions and collect, at the very least, a blood sample. Company X turned him down ?! We had to ask that the company send the med exam results to his doc. Doc told him that he was refused because of abnormal liver enzymes. Now, as far as we knew, dh was in pretty good health. Never did find out what caused the elevated liver enzymes though he does now get them checked during his irregular "annual" exam.
 

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A friends mom had her liver checked at a regular check up before the doc would prescribe a particular med. Her levels were elevated, so they did further tests and found out she had cancer elsewhere that had spread to her liver. Because they caught it on a fluke, she's got a very good prognosis.
 

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Wow OMG that is so lucky. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat">
 
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