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High ALT / Ferritin

I have over the past 4 month continually had my ALT and Ferritin levels rise.

ALT
September @ 78
November @ 81
December @ 94

Ferritin
September @ 378
Novermeber @ ???
December @ 403

Nothing else is wrong on my blood test they are all within the standards.
Previous exposure to Hep-A Antigens
Hep-B and C negative
ANA negative
Iron Saturation within normal levels

My General Practitioner is stumped and has referred me to a GI specialist; however, that was 3 month ago and the waiting list is @ 7months.  So I was wondering if any of the experts here ca shed some light on the situation.

Background information:
I was previously a drug user (Smoked methamphetamines for about 8 months, have been clean for over 6 years)
I am a 25 year old Male, about 200 pound.  6 foot.  A bit over weight.
I do not drink much at all.  Actually stopped since having been given this news.
I did travel to foreign places (South East Asia) 3 years ago which;
     Since then have gotten Tinea versicolor multiple times in the last 3 years (only since coming back from Asia).  And have had both oral & creme prescribed previously.  Oral medicine worked nicely but was very long 3 month of Lamils (read that it can cause liver damage); however this was right when I got back from my trip (almost 3 years ago)
Grandfather died of Liver failure with cancer complications (but he was a very heavy drinker)

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With a ferritan level in the 400 range and a slightly elevated ALT your doctor should be testing you for Hemochromatosis.
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For what it's worth, I agree with AMom.
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Been tested and I am negative.  Additionally it is a genetic disorder and both parents are negative as well.  Any other suggestions?
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Did the do a TIBC test?  Hemachromatosis can be elusive

Jack
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