I had the same problem and have been on a bloodwork rollercoaster ever since.
My AST and ALT were elevated and my prothombin time was too long. Also, my Vitamin D level was non-existant.
Let's see, I had the basic panel like you did. Then, they checked for viral hepa*** and rechecked the prothrombin time.
Then, I had the ultrasound, it was really easy.
Now, they have repeated the liver panel and we are waiting on that. Also, my GI has ordered tests to look for autoimmune hepatitis.
I have gotten frustrated because my GI sent me to the Internist, because she thought something else was going on and I needed a check up. However, she likes to argue with his test results and makes me repeat the tests. I'm like, well why did you send me there if I just have to repeat it all (in my head I am thinking this as she writes more orders).
She says I'll most likely need a liver biopsy soon, the ultrasound hints towards fatty liver.
I have been reading and studying all I can.
The things that cause hepatitis (liver inflammation) are
Non-Alcoholic steatohepa*** (NASH)
You have to have the ultrasound to look for lesions, blocked ducts and fat in the liver.
However, they cannot diagnose with just the ultrasound, so they do the biopsy.
So, right now after a month, they know I have elevated enzymes and an indication of fatty liver via ultrasound. I do not have the viral kind and they are checking the autoimmune side of things, biopsy will be soon.
She said that you can have benign fatty liver or agressive fatty liver and the agressive causes cirrhosis. But, she says there is not much you can do, you just then know that you have this problem.
I'm beginning to think ignorance is bliss.
The best advice I can give you is don't panic. Check out the hepatitis forum on healingwell (nice folks there) and google what you don't understand (with caution).
Good luck and good health to you! post me if you need to.
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