I am a 33 years old man in fairly good shape.
I started drinking when I was around18, like a lot of young people I would drink during the week ends, get drunk and stay off the booze for the rest of the week.
I never considered myself an alcoholic, I enjoy drinking but I never thought I had a problem with alcohol.
A few years ago when I moved to the US from europe I started drinking a little more, I would get drunk a couple of times a week but never everyday. That lasted a year or 2 and since then I almost completly stopped drinking.
I have a few beers maybe once a week and that’s about it.
Anyway in august I had a routine blood exam for my insurance (they require that every year) and the results scared the living shit out of me...
My ast was 142 (normal range between 10 and 40)
my alt was 54 (normal between 9 and 46)
The doctor told me that it was probably nothing and to wait a couple of weeks to redo the test.
When we did the test again everything came back normal.
A couple of days ago I noticed what looks like spider veins on my chest and since then all I can think about is that I have cirrhosis...
I also started to have pain in my chest like if someone was stabbing me in the heart when I breave but I don’t know if that’s related or if it is just the stress that is causing that....
Could I have damaged my liver at 33 with my drinking history? I know the inversion I had suggests that with the ast being 3 times the alt...