Having read other posts and the BLT documents I now understand the format. Newbie
Looking to see if anyone can shed some light on symptoms if any with fatty liver, and the more advanced stage of ALD. I have been a heavy drinker, not excessive over the past few years in particular.
I had a recent LFT and other tests which showed a slightly raised ALP and Haematocrit reading (both marginal). Everything else was in the normal range clotting, white cells etc all fine (GP said they were within the tolerances and nothing to worry about).
I am sometimes sick with food, asian cuisine is the worse. If teamed with a glass of wine Indian food, I eat, pretty much immediately balloon and them throw up (no blood). Afterwards I feel fine.
I also have tender abdomen on the liver area, below my ribs in the centre and to the right as well as couple inches to the left I would describe as between my belly button and centre ribs (only if you press it). It has eased i think since not having any sweets/alcohol. I do suffer heartburn & indigestion regularly which eases when i don't have any alcohol but Rennie's seem to help. I have no other symptoms really, plenty energy etc.
I keep seeing GGT mentioned, i am not aware of them doing this GGT test (is it only done if checking alcohol related?) as they were checking for issues related to my thumb, joint swollen for no obvious reason (which has also eased).
Am I worrying for nothing or should I be asking for more tests? If so which ones? The info you find on google is a quagmire and conflicting. I have read that my symptoms (if that's what they are) are early stage and my liver if damaged will regenerate in time.
I do not need a diagnosis. I'm merely asking for other peoples experiences if any and advice.