I started having right abdominal pain about 9 months ago. Concerned about my liver because I have been a pretty good binge drinker throughout my life. No drugs...not even Tylenol, but a good boozer.
I've had my liver enzymes checked three times: ALT, AST, ALP, Total Protein, Globlulin levels, Albumin levels and Bilirubin. All three times were normal.
Blood work for pancreas: Lipase, Amylase and Glucose (both fasting and random) all normal.
Stool samples: Normal
Ultrasound: normal on liver, gallbladder, pancreas and right kidney.
HIDA scan: showed normal liver function and gallbladder. (this is a test where they inject dye and take pics)
I do still have symptoms though. They are more secondary symptoms such as rosy palms and my stool seems to be loose most of the time. Right abdominal pain comes and goes. Seems to worsen after exercising.
I have quit drinking completely because this has absolutely terrified me. Other than the binge drinking I am healthy. Exercise 6 days a week, not over weight, a vegetarian and don't eat fast food. Most people would never suspect the amount of booze I have and was able to consume. I was a true closet alcoholic. On my last binge it took three days to stop sweating and shaking. It took months to feel normal mentally and emotionally. Not to mention develop a normal sleep pattern.
I know that was a lot to say. Any insight or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to read this and respond.