I’m a former binge drinker of 13 years. Was diagnosed in July of this year with a fatty liver by way of ultrasound. I quit drinking immediately. My LFTs on Nov 26th were the following:
Albumin 4.1 (3.5-5.5)
Bilirubin 0.4 (0.0-1.2)
ALP 44 (39-117)
AST 15 (0-40)
ALT 10 (0-32)
GGT 5 (0-60)
I went to have a Fibroscan done yesterday and the operator did the first scan and it came back 10.8kpa after 8 pulses....he then asked me if I had fasted because he was getting readings all over the place. I said yes I had fasted. He repositioned the wand by moving it down a bit and between two different ribs. He proceeded to get 24 pulses. He kept the median 10 pulses and my score was a 4.3kpa 12% IQR. The CAP which shows fat is 255. I show a low fibrosis reading but a moderate fat reading which I expected. However, I left with that haunting feeling of the very high score he got til he repositioned the wand. The Dr after came in to talk with me and said that it was hitting other tissue from being too high and that if the other 24 pulses didn’t come close to that first reading and I should not be concerned with a fibrosis reading but the fatty reading instead.
I am not looking at all for any medical advice from anyone but rather an opinion or any similar experiences.