Hi all. I have been "lurking" (LOL) your forum for a couple of weeks now but have decided to post tonight as tomorrow I will hopefully get some answers from my GI about
a liver biopsy I had done a month ago.
By way of explaination, I have had elevated LFT's for a year and a half that was explained away by saying that I must have fatty liver due to also having Crohns Disease (apparently a fairly normal extraintestinal manifestation). Finally, about
2 months ago, my GI became concerned while thoroughly reviewing my labs and realizing that although my LFT's seemed to rise and then drop every rise was higher than the previous rise and I had become increasingly more exhausted over the past 6 months to the point that I could sleep all day. Also, I had a positive ANA and a questionable smooth muscle test. So, he finally ordered a liver biopsy, the results being "mildly chronic hepatitis" - "inflammation 2/4 and fibrosous 1/4". The only good thing I could discern was that I was negative for Hep. A, B and C as well as having any problems with my bile ducts.
So, that brings me to tonight. I finally get in to see my GI tomorrow and hopefully learn what this all means exactly and/or what is suspected and what our next course of action is. Obviously something fairly significant going on and I suspect autoimmune hep. but don't know for sure.
I can tell you that after all of the years of being given the run around until I was finally diagnosed with Crohns, I am not taking "I don't know" for an answer!
Anyway, thanks for allowing me to finally unload all of this pent up worry and frustration. After reading your posts over the past couple of weeks I can honestly say that its great to see that there is another wonderful group of supportive people here at Healing Well.
Thank you for sharing your experiences. I hope that you are all having a good day and wake up tomorrow feeling better than today!