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FOR THE PAST MONTH I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET THESE DRS TO TAKE ME SERIOUSLY. FIRST MY HISTORY...IN AUGUST I WAS ASSAULTED AND MY CHEEKBONE WAS BROKEN IN THREE DIFFERENT PLACES...IT WAS NEVER FIXED...I HAVE NO INSURANCE...SO THE BONES JUST FLOAT AND TRY TO HEAL THEN I DO SOMETHING AND HEAR A CRACK AND IT HURTS FOR A DAY OR TWO... LAST MONTH I PULLED MY OWN TOOTH... SOON I FELT A SORE SPOT IN THE BASE OF MY BRAIN RIGHT AROUND THE SPINE SOON I HAD JOINT PAIN LIKE YOU THAT SOON MOVED TO MY  ELBOWS HANDS FINGERS KNEES ANKLES TOES... BEEN TO THREE HOSPITALS AND ONE CLINIC...FIRST HOSPITAL SAID I HAD AN INFECTION WHITE BLOOD CELLS 59000 I ASKED WHERE THEY SAID THEY DID NOT KNOW SENT ME HOME ..DIAGNOSES OSTEOARTHRITIS..SECOND HOSPITAL...NO BLOOD TEST... NO NOTHING... RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS....THIRD HOSPITAL WOULDN'T SEE ME..IT WAS NOT AN EMERGENCY...CLINIC HAS FOUND MY LIVER ENZYMES ARE 720 SUPPOSED TO BE 30-40... THEY SAY PERHAPS HEPC... HAD TEST IN 2015 ...NEGATIVE..DONT KNOW HOW I WOULD HAVE GOTTEN IT...HAVE WENT FROM JUST THOSE SYMPTOMS FROM FIRST HOSPITAL TO LUNG HURTING CHEST PAINS...TO ITCHY ITCHY SKIN AND NOW LIVER FAILURE NEVER ONCE HAVE THEY DONE A BLOOD CULTURE EVEN THOUGH I PULLED AN ABSCESSED TOOTH
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There are many reasons to have elevated liver enzymes.

Have you recently been tested for Hepatitis C antibodies? This test if positive would then be followed up with the HCV RNA by PCR test to determine if you are currently infected. This would be the only way to determine if you have hep c.

Is you doctor trying to determine the cause for your elevated liver enzymes?

My liver enzymes were only slightly above normal never even close to 100 while I was infected with hep c. In general liver enzymes are only slightly elevated in hep c for most people. Having enzymes that high is more like an acute phase of a hepatitis infection or other cause.

Only about 20% of patients infected with hep c for 20 years will develop cirrhosis. I was infected for 30 years before I was diagnosed with cirrhosis. That was 10 years ago and I am still in relatively good health and am not in liver failure. So without additional information I doubt you are experiencing liver failure.

Are you seeing your own doctor or are you going to the emergency room? Emergency rooms are not really the place to go to get diagnosed. They are for emergent care which should be followed up with your primary care physician. That way you can have continuity of care.

Which enzyme was elevated ALT, AST or some other?

From the Mayo Clinic website

Causes of elevated liver enzymes:

Over-the-counter pain medications, particularly acetaminophen (Tylenol, others)
Certain prescription medications, including statin drugs used to control cholesterol
Drinking alcohol
Heart failure
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
Obesity
Other causes of elevated liver enzymes may include:

Alcoholic hepatitis (severe liver inflammation caused by excessive alcohol consumption)
Autoimmune hepatitis (liver inflammation caused by an autoimmune disorder)
Celiac disease (small intestine damage caused by gluten)
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection
Epstein-Barr virus
Hemochromatosis (too much iron stored in your body)
Liver cancer
Mononucleosis
Polymyositis (inflammatory disease that causes muscle weakness)
Sepsis (an overwhelming bloodstream infection that uses up neutrophils faster than they can be produced)
Thyroid disorders
Toxic hepatitis (liver inflammation caused by drugs or toxins)
Wilson's disease (too much copper stored in your body)

What I think is you should see your personal physician to get a proper diagnosis.
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