Firstly I'm new!
I'm a 66 year old female who classes herself as a none drinker except for maybe one or two drinks per month if that!
For around 10 years my liver blood tests have had a reading of around 95 or 97! Each time I was tested my doctor asked numerous times how much I drank! Of course I said almost none! After further tests my readings went back to normal.
Over many years I've complained about discomfort under my ribs, mainly the right side plus pains in my back and awful swelling of my abdomen on numerous occasions. In 2006 hospital investigations were carried out and I underwent Plication of the Anterior Abdomen Wall which relieved the symptoms.
In 2010 was informed I had gallstones. Unfortunately after further ultrascan in 2014 it came to light that my gallbladder should have been removed in 2010 but got accidentally over looked. Gallbladder removed in 2014 after multi small stones found.
Discomfort still continued after operation so in 2016 CT Scan was carried out of my abdomen. The scan highlighted none threathening small growths in both lungs and two small cysts in both kidneys and the hospital consultant discharged me.
In May 2018 a further routine CT Scan of my abdomen and Thorax highlighted no change in the above although I still have discomfort, pain under ribs and abdomen bloating!
In October and November 2018 I was referred for cystoscopy and colonoscopy due to ongoing urinary tract infections since 1994 which has been treated with numerous antibiotics over many years. Both camera investigations gave the all clear!
My reason for writing all the above down is, I'm now under investigation after having a routine blood test in July 2018 which highlighted a GGT level reading of 145!!! August was 143, September 129, October 112 and November 150! The bloid test report said weak/positive for possible PBC??? In August I was referred to a Hepatology Clinic and have an appointment mid December 2018! I still have discomfort under my ribs and occasionally in my back. I get high tempertures now and then. I'm allergic to numerous medications plus tea and coffee which I've not drank for 36 year as all upset my gut and make me extremely sick!
I'm overweight by about 2 stone with no high blood pressure or diabetes. I bike for around 1 to 2 hours for about 5 days a week so I class myself as reasonably fit!
Can anyone answer whether there's a possibility that I may have none acholic PBC or can something else be causing the monthly high GGT level readings when all other blood tests are fine!!!