Approx 12 months ago I noticed an unusual pain in my upper right abdomen that radiates through to my back......I abused my body for a couple of years with some pretty intense alcohol intake due to stresses of life (won't go into the detail) I decided to quit alcohol and subsequently the pains faded and all seemed fine, I then decided to start treating myself to a few strong drink a night after work....the symptoms of pain in the abdomen and my back came back but we're very intermittent...I decided to visit my GP and explained my issues and concerns. I was sent for an ultrasound scan to see if I had a fatty liver (results fine) blood tests (results fine) endoscopy (results fine) chest X-ray as I had intemittent breathing issues (results fine).....anyway I continued to drink significant amounts and noticed my stools were starting to appear loose on occasions with literally no smell to them and they were more yellow than brown.....I also on rare occasions noticed fresh blood after going to the toilet (very rare) in the last 3 months I've noticed I have a constant nausea feeling but haven't actually vommitted once.....obviously due to my stools and the nausea and blood in stools I decided to visit my gp and explain my symptoms. He did another round of blood test (again fine) he's then prescribed me with lansprozole which certainly helps with the nausea. I decided to quit alcohol and haven't touched a drop in over 3months and I intend to abstain for life. About a month after quitting alcohol I've noticed my stools seem far more normal and definately smell more normal (sorry for the detail) I haven't noticed any further blood either. I do still feel mild discomfort in my abdomen and on occasions in my back but it's not permanent....I also seem to get itchy skin but again this is very rare...another symptom is my face feels hot internally but the skin on the outside looks and feels fine.....I've noticed my blood pressure has been a little up and down but nothing to be overly concerned about....anyway because of the pains etc I decided I needed to visit my GP again he did another rounds of bloods and this time they've come back with slightly elevated enzymes (his words are he wasn't concerned as it was only slightly over normal) anyway I explained my stool issues prior to quitting alcohol and he's asked to see me again in the new year, this is after I've had more bloods and provided him with stool samples.
I know there is a lot of experience and people that are going through similar issues and wondered if you think I've got a serious liver issue or have I hopefully abstained just in time....it's really worrying me and I'm also concerned my weight is contributing to my issues. My GP has advised I cut down on fats and eat more healthy to try and lose weight and continue to abstain from alcohol. He did say he wasn't worried but should I be??
Thanks in advance