... I have experienced elevated liver enzyme readings off and on over the past 10 years. One test will be very elevated and the retest will show that the levels normalized. Doctors have tested me for Hepatitis and also performed a sonogram on my liver. I even had a biopsy on my liver many years ago. ... (4 replies)
... issa..I feel your pain. I'm going through the same worry, and I'm hoping I also can get some suport from others on here. Had blood drawn 8 weeks ago which showed elevated liver enzymes. Doc wanted a retest in 8 weeks which was yesterday. Talked to the nurse because he is out of the office till next Wed. ... (9 replies)
... Hi everyone :)
For the past month or so I've been having bad diarrhea. I went to the doctor and got my blood drawn. Some levels were elevated (I don't know the exact numbers) so he asked me to get my blood drawn once a week.
The last report had even higher numbers than the previous 2 tests. Here are some of the numbers marked as "out of range" (normal range in... (9 replies)
... They have not checked my gallbladder yet or for stones, all they have checked for thus far is for mono and hepatitis. They ran another test today to see if the levels went down and I will know if they did on Tuesday. ... (9 replies)
... etty dehydrated. They proceeded to tell me the pain I was experiencing was most likely cramps. Long story short, the blood test came back and showed that I had elevated liver enzymes. They proceeded to test for Mono and Hepatitis, which both came back negative. ... (9 replies)
... We are home from the hospital, still with elevated enzyme levels but under 500 now. Waiting on results of the needle biopsy done this week. They also have done more blood work and an EGD which just showed some small polyps. ... (3 replies)
... My liver enzyme levels have been elevated for over three and a half years. When I seen my primary doctor today he mentioned that they are still elevated. ... (7 replies)
... I finally got results back from my doctor. I have autoimmune hepatitis. I will be having a liver biopsy next week to determine how much damage has been done -- she said the U/S showed signs that my current "flare-up" has been going on a while. Thanks for everyone's help! (9 replies)
... Vandallisa, from my point of view your enzymes seem high. Mine are less than tree times that amount and I AM concerned. Thanks 'Bill' for all your insite, I apreciate it and am learning quite a bit. I'll have to see what the Dr. wants to do with me when he comes back to his office on Wed. (9 replies)
... Sudden weight gain usually doesn't stress a liver as much as sudden weight loss, but then who knows.
Meat/eggs once a week is NOT enough to provide adequate choline though. Google around on choline deficiency and see what you can find. Active young college kids can not live on top ramen and pasta alone!
I'm not a doctor, but I'll go out on a limb here and prescribe... (9 replies)
... Thanks BillinSD :) I probably eat meat/eggs once a week if that -- I've never really enjoyed eating them!
I've read that a sudden weight gain can lead to a fatty liver, so I'm wondering if my weight gain after my eating disorder has caught up with me now! (9 replies)
... Your numbers are high and seem to be heading in the wrong direction, but I've read of patients with numbers twice what you have so things could be worse. When your liver is really sick it lets you know. You have no appetite or energy to eat or do anything, so the fact that you're up and about and eating is a good sign.
Spiking high enzymes, alk/phos etc can be... (9 replies)
... Such an extensive list! None of those really apply to me though. I was tested for hepatitis, and it was negative.
One more thing I realized that might be an odd symptom -- if I wake up in the morning with burps that taste really nasty (almost like eggs and carbonated?) I will have a bad day -- I have two more finals to get through and then I'll have my ultrasound on... (9 replies)
... Hi vandallisa, I'm not a doctor, but I have a couple of thoughts for you to ponder...
High bilirubin & alk/phos in an otherwise healthy young person can indicate obstruction of bile flow from the gallbladder (stones), however this usually has pain and nausea associated with it. As you aren't having this, gallstones would seem less likely, and this is also rare in someone... (9 replies)
... I just got results back from blood I had drawn last week --
Alkaline Phosphatase 918
other numbers are generally the same.
Also, MCV and RDW counts moved into the "high" range (9 replies)
... New to the board,but looking for some thoughts. My wife recently had a blood test done to qualify for insurance. Here liver enzyme levels came back really high. I don't have those exact numbers, but a few weeks later she coincidentally had another blood test for a work wellness program. ... (2 replies)
... tnot also. My older brother was diagnosed similarly a couple years ago, but he was working out very hard back then. Doctors concluded that was the reason for his elevated enzyme functions. He is doing absolutely fine now. ... (2 replies)
... That is as good an explanation as any. Your AST is so close to normal and an ALT of 62 isn't really scary.
I would relax, cut back on drinking, refrain from heavy exercise for 8 days prior to the next test and expect that your results will be better. If they aren't then talk to your doctor. Again, your ALT is just mildly elevated.
Good luck. (2 replies)
... We did a complete blood work up and all of my other levels are normal. ... (2 replies)
... ALT levels due to zocor use. ... (1 replies)