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Elevated Liver Enzymes and Endometriosis
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Elevated Liver Enzymes and Endometriosis
I have had 3 blood tests in the past 6 weeks which show a gradual increase in both my ALT and AST. (ALT now is at 140 and AST at 52).  My doctor and I have ruled out medications, alcohol and hepatitis.  I have severe endometriosis and was wondering if somehow the two are connected.  Has anyone heard of a connection between the two?
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Ask the doctor to check into the possibility of fatty infiltration of the liver.  Have you had a scan of the abdomen?  The doctor should consider the possibility of Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis if they can "see" the fatty infiltration on the ultrasound scan.  
   Are you overweight?  Do you have a history of diabetes in your family?
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I have no history of diabetes in my family and am about 10 lbs overweight.  I do have IBS as well and was looking at autoimmune hepatits information.  I know self diagnosis is not recommended - but I am worried and anxious.  He is stumped and has requested that I go see a gast./internal medicine doctor - I couldn't get in until Nov. 1st - so am very anxious.  Thanks for your response.
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Get checked out for Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis.   If you have gastric issues such as Crohns and Ulcerative Colitis, you stand a greater risk of having this disease also (one is not causative of the other) which presents itself by elevated liver enzymes.
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Thanks - I will check that out.  I am now experiencing pain in under my right rib cage and in my back (right below my right shoulder blade).  It started with a sharp, burning pain in the middle of the night and is now a constant stabbing pain.  I had more blood drawn to again check the level of the ALT and AST and had a sonogram because my doctor thought maybe it was gallstones or gallbladder related.  I have not heard back from my doctor on the results - should hear today - but was told by the technician performing the sonogram that my gallbladder looked fine and that there were no stones.  I also have wake up in the middle of night with numbness in my fingers - is that somehow related.  My fingers don't appear to be swollen.
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