I am now here and I wonder if anyone can share their wisdom. 2 years ago I went to my GP with upper right pain under my ribs and he sent me for an ultrasound in that general area. All was fine except it was noted I had a 'mild fatty liver'. On looking at my history and what alcohol I consume etc it was concluded I had a 'mild, non-alcoholic fatty liver'. No one seemed too bothered about it was my ALT level on the blood test was 24. 1 year ago the blood test was repeated and the ALT level was 20. All good I thought. No one seemed too concerned. I have again started to have abdominal pain and went to my GP last week. I was sent to have a routine blood test and I had to see my GP due to 'abnormal' result. I have now been told it is due to my ALT level being raised to 42 (max normal on their testing is 35) Below is my liver function results and to be honest I am very scared (booked in for another liver ultrasound this coming Friday afternoon)
Liver function tests
Serum total protein level 71 g/L [60.0 - 80.0]
Serum albumin level 45 g/L [35.0 - 50.0]
Serum globulin level 26 g/L [20.0 - 35.0]
Serum alkaline phosphatase level 46 u/L [30.0 - 130.0]
Serum total bilirubin level 8 umol/L [0.0 - 21.0]
Serum alanine aminotransferase level 42 u/L [0.0 - 35.0]
Above high reference limit
So the ALT is above normal range. I am now worried as I didn't really make any changes as it was dismissed at the time and I'm now worried I have a lot more damage than the previous fatty liver diagnosis a couple of years ago.
I drink alcohol - not that often, maybe once a month or so but it will be a binge when I do (night out, friends over etc)
I have takeaways perhaps twice a month, generally eat healthy(ish) but like a sweet treat in the evening.
I wondered if anyone knew about Alt levels and if mine as a female of 38 at 42 is really high and indicates damage over the diagnosis of mild fatty liver. Apparently though the ALT number doesn't mean a lot. 't is alarming that it has doubled in the last 12 months.
Thanks for any advice.