at the beginnig of the year I started feeling nausa, belching and burping all the time, I went to the doctor and after all the blood work it came back with an H.Pylori infection which I took pills for 7 days but at the same time the results came back with liver enzymes over 400 !!!! the doctor said it's probably because I was drinking couple days earlier, so I did the tests again after one week and it came back with the same result although there was no alcohol consumption at all!!!!, I did ultrasound and the doctor never called me back to discuss the case so I assumed that its fine as the trend here in Canada is that they only call you if its abnormal results, so after 3 weeks I started feeling pain again and went to the doctor , he doesnt want to tell me exactly what the results of the ultrasound was and he said that he cannot find it in my file!!!!! he knows that if it was urgent he should have called me at the time or set up an appointment with a specialist which he now insists that I should do, now my concern is, how high is 400 enzymes? could the H.Pylori be a cause? am I dying?
Thanks a lot for your reply, I am waiting for the specialist appointment, and stopped all alcohol consumption, I was never a drinker by the way but I was a Binge drinker so I can have 7 or 8 beers on Saturday night and nothing during the week and not sure if that's even worse that regular daily drinking? I also stopped all coffe and tea and drinks nothing but 3 litres of water daily, my stomach pain is mainly due to the ulcer caused by the H.Pylori and it's getting better and taking one medication for it called Nexium, but im not vomiting at all and there is no blood in the stool, i feel a little bit bruise on my right side but no pain associated with it, the doctor said there is nothing urgent in my file and to go to emergency if i feel severe pain!! i hope its gonna be fine!
if 'he" cannot actually find your US report???, simply go right to the actual facility that just did your US and obtain your copy from them. i do this allll the time with every type of 'scan" i have had to have for all my crappy stuff. all you have to do is simply sign a release of information and they can make a copy right then and there for you., you just seriously DO NEED to be obtaining any and ALL actual testing reports for your own medical file you can keep at home on yourself(i keep mine and my sons in seperate expanding type folders with pockets,works great).
trust me when i say that doing this one thing really saved me and when my son went into liver failure, alot of real hassle and ongoing problems. having ALL of your own medical records, esp all the testing results really does help alot seeing new docs when people simply fail to fax over things that you NEED,you already have THAT in youir own folder to have them make a copy of and put it back into YOUR own personal files? or if there should be the real need to have to go to an ER for something related, you not only can just grab that folder and go but, you simply have a huge baseline of real solid info for any doc to go by and compare to? that part really would show ANY real progression/regression of your condition since they would even have your stuff in hand.
this seriously has been the BIGGEST form of help for when my son was constantly having to see different ERs depending upon what was going on. and when my crap hit the fan, i simply started in an ongoing way, asking anyone who just DID any types of testing for my own copies of everything for MY files. docs just do not always tell us what our own bodies are doing or simply give us what we DO have every right to,our OWN testing results? we do have a right to our own medical files and any testing results as well. this really is the very best way to stay on top of all your ongoing stuff.
just knowing as the above poster mentioned just exactly 'what' particular lab was actually at 400 would seriously help since alot of them can be this way. every lab is tresting a very different liver function. DO obtain that lab sheet and any others from here on out. if this had not helped me soo freaking much over the years, believe me i would not waste my time,or yours in telling you to just do this one ongoing thing for yourself. it just really does help US in all the best ways hon. you can also actually obtain ANY doc you happen to see, like this primary? their actual ongoing clinic notes too? i do this like once a year. this seriously kind of lets you into their own heads as far as what they 'feel' is going on in any given area and their 'impressions' of your conditions as well. priceless "notes' in some cases. of course one room in my house now since 1999 now looks like a medical records romm, lol, but i DO have everyting ever generated on me with all my docs and every single surgery i have had to have too. those notes in the central files at the hosps where you actually have any surgical procedures? and espescially the "op notes" of the actual surgeries done on you can make some very ineresting reading.
you just simply DO have every right to any and all medical info out there sitting in any docs 'files'. this just really does help espescially finding out certain things that not all docs actually even bother to tell patients at all? sick but oh so freaking true unfortunetly. get your hands on that lab sheet, the first one and the follow up too just to see what may be at the higher end of the midrange normal too? this simply means that other functions ARE being impacted in some way whenever they go above that 'midrange" level? the normal ratios are always listed at the very far R side, so you can compare whats the normal and where you are at.
just some really helpful stuff i thought you should be aware of that truely helped and continues to help me, alot. any info you can provide for us will really help us to better help you hon. those lab sheets are worth seeing and typing out here once you obtain them too. good luck with this, marcia
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