Has anyone experienced elevated liver levels 1.5 years post HEP A infection?

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JadeC14
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   Posted 7/5/2016 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,

I am really struggling to piece together what is going on with me. I am seeing a gastoenterologist, and he is rather stumped, I have six months of monthly blood panels to track what is going on but typically, if you get HEP A, you get sick (which I did, I almost had to have a liver transplant) but then your liver repairs itself and you get better. By the time I was cleared to go back to work my ALT/AST was down to normal ranges. In February they spiked up into the hundreds, they have come down, but however in the 60/70 range. I struggle with nausea sometimes and fatigue.

I have researched everywhere and have seen nothing about HEP A and long term effects, so I'm wondering what is going on?

ppm guy
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   Posted 7/5/2016 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi jadec14 and welcome,
Sorry about your struggle with this stubborn infection. Has your dr mentioned if you have developed the anti bodies to hep A. You can find it in your blood work (igg positive)

I looked up long term HAV.
On WEB MD I found hep a infections can take 6-9 months to seroconvert(acquire antibodies). And can relapse temporarily.

Best of luck and let us know how things go

JadeC14
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   Posted 7/5/2016 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there ppm guy - thanks for the welcome... I just asked for my entire file from the hospital to see what came up in my bloodwork when I was in the ICU 17 months ago and then I'm going to have my doc order a Hep A test for my next panel this month. I did see that HEP A symptoms can relapse 6 - 9 months ago but have not seen anything about a year and a half later.
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