I usually post on the Crohn's board. I went to the ER on Monday with a bowel obstruction. Of course they ran blood work before they did anything and to every one's surprise my Liver panels were off the charts. I didn't get all the numbers, but the AST and ALT were 25 to 30 times normal. I have tended to be 1 to 2 times normal, then my panels go back within range at the next test (I get blood work every 3 months). To be this high after being tested 2 months ago was shocking. The Hep panels came back negative for A, B, and C, so that is good. But my doctor and I have no idea what might be going on. I will be having some repeat blood work tomorrow. I can't find any information on the internet about levels as high as mine. The most I can find is 4 or 5 times normal. To say I am a bit freaked out is an understatement.
I am really tired, have a headache and generally just don't feel well. All things that can/could be explained away by a bowel obstruction (finally cleared). I am always achy due to joint issues. I had a cold with a cough that I can't seem to shake. These are all things that they asked me about. I am not sure if any of them have to do with my liver or if they are just incidental. I just don't have any information.
Does anyone have any ideas as to what I should be watching for, questions I should be asking, ideas as to why my tests are so high, treatments I should be asking about, anything I haven't thought of?
CD 22 years officially, 32 unofficially. 4 resections '93, '95 '97 '11
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. Hoping last resection took care of all adhesions and blockages will be a thing of the past! Still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!
Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....