Originally Posted by Stephy95
I had my gallbladder removed 10 days ago. Blood work done 7 days after now coming back with very high levels of ALT, AST, ALK PHOS and Vit B12. When looking these up they all indicate liver disease. However would just having my gallbladder removed raise these levels?
Has anyone else had very high blood work results after gallbladder surgery?
Getting a little worried....thanks
I'll just start this with the normal, I am not a doctor but, I do work in medicine so I'm not taking a super wild guess at this.
So anyway, when your gallbladder is removed it is possible that your liver could be nicked or bruised or irritated, etc since they sit so very closely together. High levels of ALT, AST, etc do indicate liver disease but they can also indicate that your liver has been "damaged" for lack of a better word during surgery and is now in the process of healing. Kind of like when you have an infection, your white blood cells will skyrocket.