I also know what you're going through... I had the same thing six months ago. I was having pain and fevers and some of my liver enzymes were elevated 2-3x, when a CT scan showed my liver was drastically enlarged, I spent four days inpatient while the doctors tried to figure it out. They thought I had Budd-Chiari (a blood clot in the liver). Had ultrasound, MRI, a ton of bloodwork, venogram through a vein in my leg, and a liver biopsy. I would describe the liver biospsy as quite painful--even the lidocane hurt, and I had to ask for more. But they stuck me four separate times and it was next to my belly button, whereas most people get it done through their ribs, so I think my experience was unusual.
They told me afterwards, since they had to go through muscle, it would not been have as bad if I was not so tense (can you blame me?) . So, if you are at all concerned about it I strongly suggest that you ask your doctor to give you something to help you relax before the procedure.
For me, my liver enzymes started going down as soon as I stopped taking oral contraceptives. I suggest you look at the side effects of all of the drugs you are currently taking and look for potential hepatotoxicity, even if they are generally considered safe.
Best of luck figuring this out :)
Post Edited (Confused in IL) : 1/29/2008 6:56:07 AM (GMT-7)