elevated liver enzymes

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loveneveryday
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   Posted 5/21/2009 7:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone just wanted to see if i can get some feedback on my situation, well it all started about aug of 08 i did some lab work at my clinic and my liver enzymes were slightly elevated my ast was about 70 and my alt was around 90 so of course not really knowing  i freaked out plus the letter that came in the mail that said i need to check for hep c really did it i am a nurse but believe me it does not mean i know exactly what to do or think when the patient is yourself so i started having these crying sessions every night so i went to go see my PCP and he told me basically it could be due to my birth control since i have been on them for about 4 years, so we did another lad workup and my numbers were a bit more elevated but not by that much he then told me since my hepatitis panel came back fine that i may have cancer of the liver so now i am just a mess i am 27 years old at the time not a drinker or smoker and just thinking now i am going to die i went home and started writing death letters to my husband and my son. so my dr sent me for an ultrasound and found that i had gall stones so we removed my gallbladder and at the same time did a biopsy of my liver the surgeon said that my liver was slightly enlarged basically fatty but it looked great so i was some what relieved but now in march of 09 did lab work again and my ast was 67 and my alt was 102 could it be because my gallbladder is gone that my liver is working harder? or could it be because they did a biopsy of my liver ? i just don;t understand why it went up again but my insulin level was high to so my doc said that could be why and put me on metformin then i look more into metformin and it says don;t take if you have liver or kidney disease is that me? I don't know what i have i am so confused HELP...........

Post Edited (loveneveryday) : 5/22/2009 2:57:24 PM (GMT-6)


hep93
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   Posted 5/21/2009 10:37 PM (GMT -7)   

loveneveryday, welcome to the forum.  First, I'd like to ask you to NOT underline your sentences and also to use black print--much easier to read that way.

Have you seen a hepatologist?  If not, I think that would be your best bet.  It doesn't appear that you have hep C, cirrhosis, or anything that would indicate serious liver disease.  The removal of your gall bladder should not make a difference.  (Mine was removed along with the rt. lobe of my liver when I had liver cancer.)  The fatty liver could be causing the elevation of your liver enzymes.

An ultrasound should indicate a tumor, if there is one, though if it is very small it might be missed.  Again, I suggest you see a hepatologist for further consultation/tests and to know exactly what you are dealing with, if anything.


hep93
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"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
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loveneveryday
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   Posted 5/22/2009 1:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for replying yes i agree with you thr blue and underline did not help it was hurting my eyes just reading it over SORRY. no i have not been to a hepatologist i am trying to keep up with my lab results through the doctor that i work with he has put me on a diet with less sugar and carbs to see if that will help my insulin go down and see if that is one of the issues also my obgyn has had me stop the birth control pills that i was taking so they want to repeat the test in one month to see how that is if not then they want to refer me out.

hep93
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   Posted 5/22/2009 2:10 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks for editing your post!  smilewinkgrin    It possibly could be the b.c. pills.  They took me off hormones before doing anything else, when I was diagnosed with liver cancer.  Of course, b.c. pills are hormones.  There are other medications that are also injurious to the liver over the longterm.  I hope the measures that are being taken get your labs back to normal.  If not, be sure to see a hepatologist!

Good luck to you!


hep93
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"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
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