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I'm currently living in South America and my doc doesn't seem to know what I have apart from some kind of Hepatitis. So I'm looking for opinions on my liver function test results.
I went to see the doctor (Gastroenterology) around 1.5 months ago due to stomach problems as I was worried that I have gastritis or ulcers. He gave me Omeprazol to reduce acid for 1 month. That made me feel better though it's kind of back, now that I finished all the pills.
Apart from that, I did a blood test as well as urine and stool test. All results seemed ok except three liver function markers (ALT, GGT, ALP). Based on that, my doc said that I have a liver inflamation (=hepatitis). Ultrasound of various organs and another blood test for a variety of viruses and parasites didn't show any results. So he just told me to do the liver function test once a month, eat normally but abstain alcohol.
Now I've gotten the results of the second test (1 month after the first) and results seem similar...one slightly worse, two better - but still much higer than normal.
The results (a month ago/today/normal values):
Alanine transaminase (ALT) 62.76, 77.19 (normal up to 50.0)
Gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (gamma-GT) 158.80, 146.69 (normal up to 55)
Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) 553.14, 348.82 (normal below 258.0)
All other results are still in the normal range.
HIV, Parasiten (Toxoplasma), Rubeola, Herpes, Hepatitis A,B,C
Probably not the cause:
- Eppstein-Barr: I already had it a couple of years ago so it's not acute anymore. IgG positive but IgM negative
- Alcohol: until around 3 months ago, I used to drink an avg. of 0.3 liters of beer (1 small can), daily. At some point I didn't feel very well after drinking - maybe due to the liver or the gastritis/ulcers. I haven't had alcohol at all since the first test and never craved it...
- Fatty food: I'm not overweight nor do I eat/like much fatty food.
By the way, I'm male, 30y, BMI of 21.
Any ideas would be highly appreciated! Thanks for reading.
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