liver enzymes

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hello everybody, past few months my liver enzyme levels have been going up and down for no apparent reason, my doctor stopped various medication to no avail, had an ultrasound I think its called showing slightly fatty, slightly enlarged liver, but no answer as to the enzyme thing. today I got summonsed at short notice for a CAT scan taken from my neck to my abdomen, had to drink an aniseed type thing 1 hour before and was injected with iodine during the procedure, as far as I'm aware I do not have cancer, or cirrosis, or hepatitus, but having said that I'm getting alarmed at all the investigation work going on, and as yet I'm totally in the dark, any ideas?? thankyou in anticipation.....   cheesygrin

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    Hi David,

    I had the same test done recently.  Glad I did.  It showed that I had Diverticulitis and NAFLD Non alcoholic fatty liver disease.  This test will show him if you have any digestive issues or spots.  As for the stuff they give you for the tasted terrible.  and I don't know about you but when they put the dye in it really DID feel like I ws wetting myself like the tech said it

    Generally people are diagnosed with NAFLD by accident.  I was totally surprised because I've been recently undergoing genetic testing for Hemochromatosis and one of the things it can cause is liver problems. but yet all the blood work I've been getting said my liver was fine.  I'd actually gone for the scan for something else.

    This is just one of the steps you'll take to getting a prognosis.  If it does turn out to be NAFLD then you've certainly found the right forum to join.  Since I was diagnosed the members on here have given me better advice than my own doctor.

    All the best,


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    Slightly fatty, slightly enlarged liver could account for elevated liver enzymes depending which ones were raised, particularly ALT and GGT. Doctor is probably wanting to check what is cause of liver being fatty and enlarged.
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