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Old 08-17-2006, 08:34 PM   #1
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Unhappy elevated liver enzymes

hi i was just told by my obgyn that my liver enzymes are severly elevated. i dont know why i was even tested for that because i went to the hospital for a possible ovarian cyst and was told to go to my obgyn. he said that the hospital sent him the blood work and that the levels were severely high. i drink but only on occascion and even then it is only one or two drinks nothing more. i smoke a pack a day. i dont take any over the counter medicines unless i have a severe migrain and then i will only take two excedrine migrain tablets and go to bed. he sent me for blood work today and in two weeks i am going for an ultrasound to rule out an ovarian cyst and to check to see how my liver looks. can anyone plz shed some light on this for me i am a mother of two babies under the age of two and i am only 22 myself and i am scared out of my mind that something is really wrong can anyone plz help me.
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Old 08-23-2006, 12:31 AM   #2
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Re: elevated liver enzymes

Sorry to hear about your problem. Have you had any symptoms of being unwell, and what were they? Try to find out from your doctor what the actual values of the test results were. There are many reasons for having high enzymes, some which are nothing to worry about, and this might only be a temporary situation. Recall that checking the values of these enzymes in the blood only give a a snapshot of current liver cell death rate, and so this might just be a passing blip on the radar screen. However, if the enzyme levels continue to remain high, the cause will be investigated.

 
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Old 05-14-2007, 10:28 PM   #3
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Re: elevated liver enzymes

yes i have been sick but not more then usual the only thing that has been unusal is that i ahve been having pain in my right side since august but my dr keeps telling me that he thinks it has to do with my irritable bowl but will not send me to a specialist to get checked over. other then that and getting colds from the weather there have been no other problems. the liver enzymes were checked again and they are still elevated but my dr does not know what could be going on as he says. he did a galbladder test and that came up normal so i dont know what it could be.
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Old 05-15-2007, 06:54 AM   #4
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Re: elevated liver enzymes

There's a lot you can do to reduce the liver numbers. (1) visit your local health store and purchase FutureBiotics Detox Liver Support (2) each morning prepare a liver flush using lemon juice, aloe vera, liquid milk thistle and liquid garlic extract. You can purchase the last three items at your local health store (3) get a vegetable jucier and juice each day beetroots & dandellion which can be purchased at your produce market. Do this and your numbers will drop and it's All Natural. Low fat diet is also recommended with lots of vegetables and fruits. The Doctor won't help you to reduce the numbers. You must do this on your own. Take Control.

 
Old 05-15-2007, 08:12 AM   #5
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Re: elevated liver enzymes

Yes, do what Mike is telling you. Also, are you overweight, have a poor diet? This can contribute to something called fatty liver disease or fatty liver infiltration which would also give you elevated #'s. To reverse it your diet must be changed. People your age can get it.

 
Old 05-15-2007, 06:59 PM   #6
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Re: elevated liver enzymes

I'm sorry, because I KNOW how worried you are! I was just as worried a couple of weeks ago about our 17 y/o son, who is a healthy eating addict. I took him to Dr. for check up and to see if he thought he was too skinny! Anyway, after the blood test was done, nurse called me and said liver enzymes were elevated and had to do ultrasound! I was out of my mind for a week waiting on the test to be done. Then it took almost 2 weeks to get the results. Everything was normal! I think his elevation was due to drinking herbal tea everyday. Just how elevated are yours? His were 40 and 90, should have been 35 and 50, I believe. Anyway, good luck! You can also buy a vitamin which helps the liver. Health food store should have some. Keep us posted and I'll send one up for you - you're too young to have these worries, plus you h ave your babies to care for. Best of everything to you, C

 
Old 05-15-2007, 09:22 PM   #7
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Re: elevated liver enzymes

ok to answer the ?s yes i am overweight i am still trying to lose the weight from having two babies in 10 months. i dont know how high my enzymes are because my dr does not give me any numbers or anything all he does is tell me that all the tests that have been done have not showed the reason for the elevation in the enzymes. but in the morning i have to call my insurance company anyway to change my dr because he is leaving his practice on june 1 so i have to find a new dr. my diet is actually pretty good since i became pregnant i changed the way i cook i cut down on salt, sugar and fats when i cook because i have two children with severe acid reflux who i have to cook for and i eat the same thing that the kids eat i also have to watch what i make because my fiance is at a high risk for cancers and heart problems and so am i so we watch what we eat. the only bads things that i know we do is we both smoke and we drink soda everything else we have been trying to take control of and deal with.
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Old 05-17-2007, 06:10 PM   #8
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Re: elevated liver enzymes

Hi,

I was just told by my family Doc that my liver enzymes are severly elevated. I drink but only on occascion (like you) and even then it is only one or two drinks nothing more. I smoke a pack or more a day. and I take over the counter medicines only when I have a severe migrain and then i will only take two motrin.

I had an ultrasound of my liver and it looks good BUT my enzymes are still climbing. I have gastric problems and pain under my ribs, both sides. It's hard for me to even wear spandex because anything tight hurts even more.

I'm 50 so you are quite a bit younger than I am but did you know there is this genetic ailment called hemochomatosis (to much iron in the blood)? What happens is that the intestines obsorb more iron than the liver can handle. Have your Doc check for siren iron in your blood.

I'm not saying this is what you have, only that it is a possibility. Hemochormatosis is treatable and so are many other things that might be rong. So, try not to scare yourself to much until the results are in.

Chin Up,
Concentrate on the Babies,
Deb

 
Old 05-19-2007, 07:39 PM   #9
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Re: elevated liver enzymes

I have heard of this but I actually have always had to little iron in my blood i am constantly anemic I used to have to take iron when i as pregnant and for a few months after i had the kids but I have not taken Iron in months I have actually not taken it since after my daughter came home from the neonatal intensive care until when she was 5 weeks old because i was not breast feeding anymore.
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Old 05-21-2007, 08:59 PM   #10
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Re: elevated liver enzymes

First of all, it is your right and perogative to recieve a copy of any tests/lab work your doctor orders, so I would be calling the doctor's office and telling them you would like for them to either mail you a copy of the lab work or leave it for you to pick up at their front desk. I request copies from all the doctor's I go to, and none has ever had a problem giving me copies. It is your information. Then you can research some on your own as well as have a copy to show a new doctor you might select.

Many conditions can have symptoms of elevated levels, but I wouldn't over react until you have more information. Find a new doctor and make an appointment ASAP! Keep us posted and best of luck.

 
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