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Hi all.

Long story short, shortly after the birth of my 3rd baby in May 2014 I had LFT's done. It showed my ALT and AST high, into the hundreds. They were re-ran the next day and had dropped slightly. An ultrasound scan showed mild fatty liver. Saw specialist. Said he saw numbers like mine every day and not to worry. He ordered another ultrasound and repeat bloods. Bloods came back as normal for everything (he checked genetic, hepatitis,HIV etc) the only things raise was ALP. Which when checked against GGT pointed towards it being bone in origin. My pain on my right side continued and moved to my left also which ten led me to question my pancreas (all tests relating to this are currently normal) I do have a dysfunctional gallbladder at 30% EF. My 2nd ultrasound showed my liver as completely normal. I've also had an MRI and MRCP which also showed my liver as normal.

Now to why I am writing on here. I have recently had a panel of bloods done. LFT were normal apart from Albumin slightly high. ALP is currently normal. But my vitamin b12 is in the 800's. This is the second time this has happened. Last test was Nov 2015. Dr said not worried and not of concern. However I have consulted dr Google and scared the crap out of myself! It's saying things like lukemia and cancer and liver disease! My FBC is normal so I'm guessing it's not lukemia, I've been checked for several cancers recently all normal. Can anyone please help me on this? Do I need to be worried? Why is it high? Is something wrong with my liver but not being picked up on tests? Could something have been missed?

Thank you for reading and I hope you can take the time to rely if you have any knowledge or experience of this.


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    "However I have consulted dr Google and scared the crap out of myself! It's saying things like lukemia and cancer and liver disease!"

    Well, they've done test on your liver, so I think that you can rule that out. Cancer especially a blood cancer is always a possibility (note I said possibility, not probability).

    When I went in for my stroke, they gave me a blood plasma traansfusion, before they would transfer to the specialist hospital. It was then that all my liver and other internal organ problems became apparent (you wouln't want to see the results of my test, they make everyone else's look on the low side - mine was alcohol).

    The hepatologist did do a blood cancer test on me, because he wasn't happy with some of the results and wanted to cross possibilities off the list.

    Why don't you ask your GP why the reading is so high and that it is stressing you out. One thing I have found out about the medical profession, they are good at fixing broken things (i.e. people) but it never occurs to them to explain things. They think as long as something is fixed, they have done their job and move on to the next thing that needs fixing.

    You need to ask, they don't offer up information voluntarily.

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      Thank you for taking the time to reply RHGB. Sorry to hear of your problems. Thank you for your advice which is very true. if it was the first time my levels had been raised I wouldn't be too worried but as it's the second time and the numbers are still the same. I am concerned. Especially when the first they told me it was due to me taking supplements at a high dose. Well I stopped them months ago so will be interesting to what they say now. I have asked the dr to ring me so I can ask my questions.

      Thank you again for your reply

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      Do come back and post what the doctor said. There are lots of people who read the forum, but won't register and sometimes somebody else's question and answer helps them.

      I looked up B12 (one of the few vitamins I don't take, so don't know so much about it, although I do take folic acid) and this is what the HNS site said.

      "What happens if I take too much vitamin B12?

      There is not enough evidence to show what the effects may be of taking high doses of vitamin B12 supplements each day."

      If there were major problems they would have spotted them. Just be firm with the doctor and if you don't get the answer you want, just repeat the question, stating which part has not been explained properly. And stop worrying.

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