Hello everyone, I'm new here. I'm young (23) and have got myself into a bit of a rut with alcohol. For the last year I've drank on average 2 bottles of wine a day. I'm under no illusions that this is way too much, but it just continued (and escalated) after uni life ended. Anyway, I'm not doing this anymore. I no longer drink in the weeks, so I still drink relatively heavy at the weekends (socially, probably 30-40 units across both nights).
I requested a liver function from my doc and they called with the results. It was a receptionist who didn't give me any figures. All she said, quite cheerily, was 'your liver test is higher than last time so could we book a retest in a few weeks time?'
It's worth mentioning that a few months ago I had an 'across the board' blood test for an unrelated health issue - everything, including 'liver function', CBC, platelets etc, came back 'satisfactory' or 'normal' - doc confirmed no worries. She also said the stuff they tested for in that liver function 'isn't usually what we look for in drink-related problems ' - hence this test.
Anyway, on pushing the receptionist she again, cheerily, said if the doctor was massively concerned about anything, she'd either call me herself, or likely ask me to come see her. She added repeats are common, and often just show mild rises (obviously she's unaware of my drinking).
So, my question is, is this result likely to be indicative or serious liver damage (cirrhosis, hepatitis etc) or more likely something temporary, or a fatty liver? Just to sum up, recently graduated, one year of very heavy drinking, now brought down to much lower levels. No withdrawal symptoms, no symptoms of anything (pain, jaundice, itching, nada) -- should I be unduly concerned about these results?
Thanks for your time.