i am 31 from uk, not too overweight but have gained it due to mystery lethargy/dizzyness and eye inflamation, not sure if anyone can help
Fatty liver could explain the elevated lfts. As for the colonoscopy, get yourself some white cranberry juice and/or some white grapefruit juice to take with the prep so your blood sugar does not drop fast and leave you shaky. The preparation is unpleasant, but the test itself is no problem, you will be asleep the whole time. It is the best way to screen for colon cancer, and once its over you will wonder what you worried about so much.
You state that you have a history of colon cancer in your family, whom in your family had it?(Immediate, like bro/sis, mom/dad) or distant(cousin,etc)
By rule of thumb, you want to have a colonoscopy 10 years of age prior to whomever had it. So if your dad had it at 45, you would want a colonoscopy by 35,etc.
You would be young to have it, if it werent a family history of it. Other issues could be Chrons or IBS,etc.
Dont start stressing too much on the colon cancer issue until you have had a colonoscopy and a diagnosis from your doc. I will say that you 100% should have the colonoscopy, especially if you have immediate family with colon cancer. If the colon cancer is distant, like great uncles, 2nd cousins,etc, your chances of having it are less likely. Keep us updated, but remember there are tons of other issues it could be.
As for the raised alt, I had the same. Mildly elevated AST and ALT, and come to find out it was because I lifted heavy weights 5 days a week. Your liver will release these enzymes to help repair your body(I also had a bad tendon tear that was nagging and probably not helping at all) so there are different reasons for raised liver values.
Liver enzymes are secreted when liver cells die. The fatty liver diagnosis explains the LFT results.
thanks everyone, for the reply, yeah will have to wait for the colon scopy, its a long wait too, few weeks, my cousin has the colon cancer hes 8 years older then me, so i really should have one anyways.
thanks for the advice on the drinks for keeping up my energy level, i will do that, will update on here soon,
my dr has sent me to a hepatologist specialist too, all was negative in the blood test, and fatty has recently been diagnised, as 2 years ago it was not fatty and the enzymes have been up for over 6 years, so need to get this investigated, i dont really weigt train and not overweight, i have been drinking alcohol on and off.
Anyways will update you guys soon on the colon scopy, just was worried its going to hurt lol
Sorry, that should have said "white grape juice". When you do the prep you cannot drink anything that is red or purple, because those colors will stay in you tissues and make it harder for your doc to vsualize your entire colon.
If you are unsure of the condition of your liver it is a good idea to avoid alcohol until you get some answers.
It won't hurt, and colonoscopy can save your life.
A few weeks isnt too long of a wait. You'll be just fine. Having a cousin with colon cancer wouldnt be considered immediate family as far as colon cancer heredity goes. You would be looking at bro/sis, mom/dad. Knowing everything you have stated, Im willing to bet your colonoscopy will go well.
Keep us updated, and try and relax the next few weeks.