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SEVERE abdominal pain, gallbladder recently removed, liver enzymes up, new baby ....


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Old 07-26-2013, 08:33 PM   #1
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Unhappy SEVERE abdominal pain, gallbladder recently removed, liver enzymes up, new baby ....

Id love any advice people have. Here's a brief history of my issues ...

Just had my second child on 5/7. Had heart palpitations/extra heart beats during pregnancy pretty bad. I've had issues with my mitral valve since I was a child.

3.5 weeks after delivery I started having horrible abdominal pain and ended up in ER, diagnosed with gallstones. I had my gallbladder removed after another painful attack a week later. I was great for 2-3 weeks ... then started having painful attacks again. They're to the point now that they feel very similar, so I wonder if it was never my gallbladder. At this time all labs were normal.

I've been in the ER 4-5 times in June and July. My labs are almost always normal, however, now the attacks are getting to be the worst yet and my liver enzymes are elevated quite a bit (ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE, ALT, and AST). Basically an attack goes like this:

30-90 minutes after eating (or drinking any alcohol)
- HORRIBLE upper central abdominal pain
- Nausea
- sometimes followed by vomiting or diarrhea
- Bloating
- Sometimes chest pain
- Sometimes shortest of breath or passing out (I think this is due to when the pain in very severe)
- Pain can become so severe that I can not get comfortable and am in worse pain than labor, literally

I've had the following and all are normal:
- HIDA scan
- Ultrasound to check for missed stones
- Endoscope
- Labs for bilirubin

Only thing abnormal (other than the pain/attacks)
Liver enzymes elevated
- ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE mine are 192 (normal at my lab are 45-129)
- ALT mine are 327 (normal at my lab are 5-50)
- AST mine are 160 (normal at my lab are 5-40)
- Are these that bad????

I FINALLY got approval for a CT scan of entire abdomen/pelvis if I end up in the ER again and am symptomatic

Any ideas?

 
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