How bad is my liver?

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Hello everyone. By the way I am new here. I went to hospital recently because I was having constant head/body aches, and some tingling in my muscles. Doctors suggested I had Mayalgia. I got some medications but didn't improve.

2. At the second visit doctors decided to do my blood work as my vitals were normal and they couldn't diagnose anything from the physical exams.

3.when the blood work came back they said I had some elevated enzymes in my liver. They asked me if I took alcohol and I truthfully said yes. They asked how much and I said at least 3 drinks a week. They said they needed a second blood work to be sure as they couldn't exactly pinpoint the reason for the elevated enzymes.

4. The doctor gave me a referral letter to a specialist and listed my results after the second blood work as follows:

GGT 194

ALT 94

HBsAg negative

HCV pending

AFP 7.6

There is no Jaundice, abdomen is soft and non tender. USG shows no dilated bile duct , increased echogenicity.

Please What does all these numbers say about my liver. I am to see the specialist next but I am already anxious.

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    Though I don't see an alkaline phosphate result here or a ESR, I had similar liver elevations but also has evevated alk. Phos. And ESR.  Dr.'s at the hospital all said liver inflammation.  After several months I was finally referred to a Rheumatologist who diagnosed me with an auto immune disorder.   My pain was across the shoulders, neck and hip area predominately.   Just an idea.  

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      Thanks robby6859. I get aches at my shoulders ,neck and waist sometimes. But I have always dismissed those because I use my laptop a lot and my neck is always bent. And perhaps because of the way I lie on my couch with my neck elevated on the arm rest.
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    Is three drinks per week the truth? Because your GGT result says different.
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      I beg to differ, my GGT has been high for two years and they still don't know the reason its always well above 175 it does fluctuate though so has been 400+ and I'm not on any medication and I am T total have been for years as never been keen on alcohol after getting so drunk on my 21st birthday I was I'll for days.

      So GGT being high does not always mean alcohol abuse.

      I do have RA and UC and I have heard that can increase it because they are auto immune diseases

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      You really have to wait for the second blood tests then, which should include a whole set of tests. I have 13 different tests which give me over 20 results. Hopefully the new results will pinpoint the cause. It will probably mean that you will have to go for an ultrasound scan.
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      I had an ultra scan earlier today. It is from it that the last paragraph of the result came from. I mean this one "There is no Jaundice, abdomen is soft and non tender. USG shows no dilated bile duct , increased echogenicity".

      2. Plus there is this glutathione food supplement I have been taking. I hope to mention that to the consultant when I see him tomorrow. It might just have a connection who knows.

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      Note the word usually. Increased echogenicity usually means somewhere between fatty liver and fibrosis. Abdomen comment means no ascites present. jaundice is caused by severe liver problems and increased bilirubin or gallstones, none found. No dilated bile duct usually means that the pancreas is fine.

      I am not a doctor, but from what I can gather, that ultrasound has not shown them any problems, so be prepared for more tests while they try to work out what the problem is. I think they will now be focussing very much on your liver.

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