Extremely high ALT and AST Along with Alkaline Phosphatase

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My wife (37 years old looks 25 still) had a lot of pain for the last few years. Had a blood test done she has ALT 1929 and AST 1298 with Alkphos 211. Ran tests for hep and all were negative. They did an ultrasound and found a massive stone in the gallbladder (5 cm) . Gallbladder was removed but my worry is that those high levels were not just from the gallbladder. Could they have over looked something I am worried about cirrhosis. She still has pains and loss of breath.

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    Hi Mike I would imagine that they will retest, they may have already done it, if not have a word with your GP and get it done ASAP to make sure its on the way down, those figures point to massive inflammatory so now the gall bladder is sorted and she has probably changed her diet hopefully things will settle down.
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      Those numbers being extremely high is what scared me the most I haven't heard of them being that high before. We will be getting another test this next Monday when we go see the doctor again. Hopefully the levels will start to drop and pain will subside. Thanks for the reply.

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    Hi Mike, it is standard to do an ultrasound of the liver and pancreas when doing an ultrasound of the gallbladder. The three organs are all on the same "system" and can be all affected by one another so they are all checked. It's also quite normal to have pain after having the gallbladder removed, often for quite some time. Sometimes this can be ongoing edpecially when fat is eaten. Are you in the UK? Wherever you are I would make an appointment with her doctor and go with her to talk over your concerns. It's good you are looking out for her. Just don't worry yourself sick over it.

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      I completely understand that there is pain that comes with the surgery. My worry was about the AST and ALT numbers before the surgery. The doctors here have horrible bedside manner. They basically told her it was Hep at first then cirrhosis or cancer and now its just the gallbladder. I just want to be sure it isn't anything else. I am staying positive and just helping her heal. Thanks for the reply its much appreciated.

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