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?
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?
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.
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.
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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