Post Edited (DotDee) : 4/17/2009 8:26:57 AM (GMT-6)
I would get the reading for your liver ultrasounds and find out what bloodwork has been done. Many of the meds cause problems with the liver, and also "fatty liver" can be a real problem--often a part of diabetes or obesity. It can cause an up and down in enzymes as well. There may be a reason they do the ultrasounds besides just elevated enzymes. Many docs don't really note fatty liver, thinking it is benign and that there is nothing you can do about it, but there are meds that are very effective in treating it and stabilzing the enzymes.
Of 85 patients with liver cancer studied recently, 35 had severe fatty liver with insignificant fibrosis, proving for the first time th fatty liver alone, without progressing to cirrhosis, can cause liver cancer, therefore it is not just benign. Many docs haven't got the memo yet. It frequentlygoes undiagnosed.
Since I have liver disease and have had it slowly mess with my body, I urge people with repeatedly elevated enzymes to see a hepatologist, notjust a gi guy or rheumatologist. A hepatologist can do some special bloodwork to make sure that something else isn't going on.