Gastroenterology Community
stomach liver ast test
About This Community:

This forum is for questions regarding Gastroenterology issues such as Acid Reflux (GERD), Barretts Esophagus, Colitis, Colon/Bowel Disorders, Crohn's Disease, Diverticulitis/ Diverticulosis, Digestive Disorders and Stomach Pain.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

stomach liver ast test

hi everyone,  I am new here and great to see people helping out each other in such big numbers....

My question is ... I started drinking at age of 24. Since then i became a binge drinker and took almost 4 beers a day. Last year I got my LFT done and my ast was 164 and alt 224. I became tensed and cut down my drinking. I again got my LFT done after two months and my ast 84 and alt 93. I got relieved. I continued the same way ie drinking some days heavily and not drinking some days at all. Again after two months my ast 31 and alt 45. I was very happy. I was also started taking milk thistle. Two weeks back i got my LFT and my ast 28 and alt 31. I also decided for ultrasound which came back very normal with size and everything.

But then i came across this forum and i have read in so many posts that people's LFT and ultrasound are normal but they are still getting signs of cirrhosis. My question is that is liver biospy the only way to check cirrhosis. I don't want to go for biospy because of its risk and pain. Is there any way else to find out about my liver.

I was having stomach pain since last week but it was not only to my right side but around my navel area and my food pipe, so i went to gasteronologist... He is going to do my endoscopy... hopefully it is just stomach disorder. I also asked him to check my liver and by touching my stomach and based on my LFT and ultrasound reports he said that my liver is fine.... But I am still tensed about my liver... There are no other symptoms except for pain but that is too all over stomach...

please tell me what you think of my liver and any kind of test (not biopsy) wich is more accurate than LFT and US

vicky
Related Discussions
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Gastroenterology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Digestive Answerers
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
cnoevl21
168348_tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
oxer
los angeles, CA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
me_just34
329165_tn?1412685860
Blank
Smiley2000
Australia
974371_tn?1424656729
Blank
Margot49
Central Valley, CA