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First a little history mom and dad still alive. Dad is in his 70's and healthy. Mom in 50's with a hx of afib, cva, mi, & htn. Brother 34-htn. Sister deceased from complications of lupus. I am a 36 yo female 5'6 156 lbs. Surgical hx duodenal switch in 2010, hernia repair 2010, hernia repair 2011, hernia repair 2012, tummy tuck and breast lift 2012, IUD placed 2008. Hospitalizations bil pna in 2007, child birth 2008, malnutrition 2011. My symptoms: nightsweats X 1yr, bad body odor X1 yr, lower back pain X 7 mo, nausea vomiting X 4mo. Meds: b12 500mcg daily, mag 500mg daily, zinc 100 bid, biotin 5000mcg daily, ferrous fumarate 29mg bid, vita c 500 mg, d3 50000 iu daily, calcium citrate 500mg bid, vita a 25000 iu bid, Percocet 10/325 prn pain was 5 a day now down to 2, morphine 15mg bid. Liver enzymes came back elevated, slightly anemic, and I need more protein I have almost chronic 1-2 lle edema because of this. mri of back is neg. thyroid has multiple cyst but biopsy Not recommended, kidney US neg. My skin or eyes are not yellow and my lft's have never been elevated. Been to my pcp and he don't know why I have many of these bothersome symptoms. Help!!!

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Thank you for asking your queries at DoctorSpring. I discussed your consult with our team Hepatologist (Dr.Ratnakar Kini). We understand your concerns, how we require some additional information form you so that we can provide our best learned opinion.

1. How pronounced is the night sweats ? To an extent of getting drenched in the sweat ? or just noticeable ?

2. Do you have nausea and vomiting everyday ? Or occasional ? When exactly did it start ? Was there any triggering factor (like starting a medication)

3. You have mentioned 'malnutrition' - Could you please explain bit more ? How was it diagnosed ?

4. Is there any particular reasons for taking supplements ? - especially Magnesium, Vitamin A etc

5. The morphine and pain meds are for the back pain from what I understand (Please correct me if I am wrong)

6. Do you what kind of elevations are there on the LFT . Bilirubin elevation / Enzymes etc.

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Dr. Deepu Sebin Sebastian
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Received Specialty training in Critical Care, Cardiology, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology from Stanley Medical College and in Endocrinology, Rheumatology.

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