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I'm Not Really Sure Where Else To Put This--What Sort Of Specialist Do I See To Get My Liver Checked?

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#1 bizz



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Posted 27 July 2014 - 06:46 PM

In 10+ years of acne treatment and the last year of antibiotics I am convinced I have liver issues because vitamins I could take a year ago without breaking out now cause patches of whiteheads and trigger the cysts I usually only get when menstruating. 


What specialist should I see to check on this--a urologist? 

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 07:42 PM

A urologist is for kidney and bladder issues and most likely you will need a referral from a primary doc before you can see one anyway because this is a specialized field. Specialists generally don't see just anyone.


Your statement is vague when you say you have liver issues and most likely incorrect. Antibiotics can affect both liver and kidney function (not to mention GI) but you state that was last year...which this most likely resolved and i doubt that you suffered serious complications unless you had signs of liver or kidney failure which would have prompted hospitalization then.


Your acne sounds more hormonal and because of this would suggest seeing a primary doc for a lab draw (to evaluate liver function and such) and then suggest maybe an endocrinology consult. I say this only because of my friend who suffered from acne, lethargy, constipation/diarrhea, and a host of other symptoms. Her doc had suggest it and so she went and now has her acne under control and symptoms managed. I did not hear what her diagnosis was though..

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 12:16 AM

Your GP can order you you a Hepatic Function panel.  In the meantime, I have to recommend a detox with Chinese liver detox herbs, and eating clean (less protein, no diary, no caffeine, no sugar, no spicy food) with CoQ10 supplement. 

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