Patient Comments: Primary Biliary Cirrhosis - Diagnosis

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Comment from: Esther, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 21

I've just been recently diagnosed with PBC (primary biliary cholangitis) and am stage 2 which is encouraging! I didn't have any symptoms except a bit fatigued, and my hands, feet, ankles would swell a lot in the heat. I'm also on ursodiol 500 mg twice a day. I've only been on medication since late November and already my blood work has significantly improved. I'm feeling encouraged and plan to start eating a bit healthier but I'm having a tough time trying to figure out what food is good for people with liver disease.

Comment from: JuneElizabeth , 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 29

After surviving colon cancer 3 years ago, a CAT scan picked up gallstones. It was removed by ERCP but ALP still 1:2 upper normal. I had ultrasound and referral to hepatology. But the bright registered physician ordered M2-3E (BPO) antibody which was weakly positive and I was diagnosed with PBC (primary biliary cirrhosis).

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