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Hi Everyone.. I have some concerns and am hoping someone can shed some light on this while thing!
Back in january I started not feeling well.. after many many many tests, come to find out it was H.Pylori and I was treated for it. That doctor that diagnosed me with H.Pylori asked me at the time if I knew I had an elevated ALP liver enzyme... I said no.. he then stated he wanted to do more tests to make sure it was not from my liver. He sent me for blood work, and called me at home to ease my mind and tell me it did not look like it was from a liver problem, but he wanted my family doctor to continue to investigate. I have had back problems since I had my son, and have lots of muscle cramping etc. My family doctor sent me for blood work again, and said that he would like me to go for the next 3 months to see if the levels are lowering. I went and they came back at 398iu! He sent me for a bone scan to see if it was a bone disease, my scan came back clear. All other blood work is coming back normal, in January I had a full abdominal ultrasound that came back clear as well. I have had an MRI on my lower back which shows 2 herniated discs. I have also had 3 ECG's and a cardiac stress test which have all come back great! I just don't know what to think anymore, my doctor continues to tell me " You are not dying" which is great to hear but he seems concerned about the elevated levels now that they are so high.. I go for blood work again on Wednesday to see if they have come down at all.. but should I be stressed about it? Can herniated discs in my back cause elevated ALP levels? I had a scope on my stomach ( which is how they diagnosed my H.Pylori and have had a breath test to confirm it is gone now) so I don't think it has anything to do with intestines.. If the liver function test is coming back good all the time and the only thing out of whack is the ALP does that really mean it is not from liver problems? Apparently this has been high since 2012, seems to have started not long after I had my son... Any advice or information would be greatly appreciated!
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