could I have Alcoholic Hepatitis?

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Hello! So I've been going to the doctor because my liver enzymes have been elevated. My doctor has been doing a lot of tests to see what is the problem, but I was just curious if it could be Alcoholic Hepatitis. When I was in college, for about a year, I partied every now and then (I would say like once or twice a month) but when I did, I would abuse the drinking.

One time (about six years ago) I ended up in the hospital. The doctors said that I had "shock liver" due to the alcohol, and they said I could drink but never in that amount again. So, since then, I continued having a glass or two once in a while.

I've been reading online about the possible causes, and I read that not every person with Alcoholic Hepatitis drinks heavily for a large period of time and also that sometimes it could be genetic. My maternal grandfather died of Cirrhosis due to alcoholism.

I had told the doctors that I drank alcohol occasionally, and they know I had shock liver (since she was the one who treated me afterwards) but I'm now thinking she could not remember the cause.

Now they are doing a lot of tests because they are leaning to Autoinmune Hepatitis.

I would like to know if this could be my case. I see my doctor in three weeks, but I am already impatient. Btw, I haven't had any alcohol for months, but my liver enzymes are still elevated the same.

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    My ALT is 164 and AST is 66. Thank you!

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