My husband,who is 58 and a non-drinker, has raised LFTs, notably ALP, AP, Bilirubin and GGT. Do not have the numbers. We are told this indicates biliary tract obstruction. However, two ultrasounds have found no stones, but have shown up an enlarged spleen - 18cm. We have known for 4 years that he has a low platelet count although no further investigations were done at the time. Now we are told that the spleen is gobbling up the platelets. His platelet count is steady at about 60,000, his WBC is on the low side but nothing drastic,RBC is normal.
At the moment he is under the haematologist, who wants to do a bone marrow scan. We are worried that he should be seeing a liver specialist.
We would like to know if the bile duct blockage can damage the liver and cause the spleen to enlarge, and is this serious?
He seems quite healthy and has no symptons apart from recurring, mild nose bleeds, and one known episode of micro haematuria.