I'm new here and first would like to thank you for this wonderful wealth of information. I am 36, female and in decent health. I have been a daily drinker from 2010 til recently. I have cut back about 90 percent (around April of this year) and plan to give it up completely going forward. Back in the July - August timeframe, I began having some disturbing symptoms: abdominal fullness, skin changes, a few itching bouts. I went to my doctor and had a full set of bloodwork done. Can't recall everything but I know my LFTs were normal. I believe my AST was 18 and ALT was 12. I also asked for an abdominal ultrasounds and that also came back normal.
Last week I drank quite a bit of wine and 2 days later I began experiencing itching.... which has me concerned. If anyone could weigh in and let me know the chances of having liver damage after clear bloodwork and ultrasounds, I would appreciate it... Also, I'm concerned that the itching was a direct result of the binge, which leads me to think that I have cirrhosis and it was not caught... I am committed to giving up alcohol going forward. I just hope I have not caused irreparable damage. Should I pursue this further? It's been about 4 days and still a bit itchy but its a lot better than it was. Again, thank you.