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Georget1

Routine Blood tests revealed 75 ALT and GGT 93..

Worried sick .. have to return for 2nd blood test in 6 days ..

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Hi bud. Your ALT is only slightly elevated but your GGT can be raised for several reasons. Your not giving the Patch Adams on here a lot to go on😁. What is your drinking habits? Maybe drugs is your issue? Lifestyle? What were you referred to tests for in the first place? Take care.😁

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Georget1 in reply to cammeag

Yeh im thinking alcohol over the years , love my few beers and red wine ... although seriously cut back wine since christmas , think in total 2 bottles in the last 4 months but still drink 5 or 6 bottles of cider friday & saturday nights , sometimes on a thursday ... had taken pain killers for persistant back pain and antibiotic ( for 2 days ) before as i felt i had Uti which is why i originally went to doctor ...

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Hayleigh79 in reply to Georget1

Do you mind me asking what your back pain is like please? I myself have suffered constant back pain around my liver area for over a year now

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Georget1 in reply to Hayleigh79

Hi hayleigh , my back pain is really low down , top of buttock area , previous scans 10 years ago showed small piece of arthritic bone protruding on a nerve .. ive never associated my back pain to anything else 🤷‍♀️ and have never had back pain up high ( or is that even where u get liver back pain ? ) im clueless & stressed now

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Hayleigh79 in reply to Georget1

Oh mine is higher up than that sort of mid back but also feels like something is pressing on a nerve I just worry it’s my liver that’s enlarged causing this but ultrasound showed normal size

Just about all my liver enzymes have been raised over the years due to alcohol 😞 I’m now almost 5 mth alcohol free and all bloods are now well within range

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Dogmadpam in reply to Georget1

I had raised ALT when I used to drink. I had it again of late but that was gallbladder issues. When I stopped drinking my ALT went back to normal and so did my cholesterol which was also very raised. Liver was sluggish I imagine. Guess what I used to drink..cider!

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Georget1 in reply to Dogmadpam

Thank you ....Do you remember if your GGT was raised also at the same time ? My cholesterol was ok seemingly

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Dogmadpam in reply to Georget1

I was only advised ALT and cholesterol which also went down when I stopped drinking. But then I carried on again for many many years. Have you asked your docs for a scan just to put your mind at ease? I had raised alt and pain over the liver about 13 years ago but scan was clear. Pain continued for another 11 years but has disappeared since I stopped drinking. It was sore and hurt when I leaned over or pressed the area.

If you are worried about your liver, you shouldn't cut down but stop drinking. I hope your labs/scans go well, and you look at this as wake-up call.

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Georget1 in reply to sophiaS1980

Thank you , major wake up call , I'm terrified by my results 😥

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sophiaS1980 in reply to Georget1

Your results not so bad, are you having any symptoms?

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Georget1 in reply to sophiaS1980

No syptoms ( i think ) i do have lower abdomen pain right side ( really low down ) that my dr. Thinks might be ovarian cyst ...my heads in overdrive can it all be connected ... reading up on the ggt level scares me at 93

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laura53923 in reply to Georget1

Speaking from my experience of lower abdominal pain 12 years ago , l had dermoid cysts on both ovaries and fibroids. So your doc may be right. A scan would confirm this one way or the other.Good luck

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Georget1 in reply to laura53923

Thank you laura

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Welcome to the forum where you will be able to get advice and support from others with experience of liver disease. However, this is not a medical forum and none of the members are qualified to diagnose or give specific medical advice.

Users are advised to NOT post test results, scans or photos and request an interpretation from other members. This is clearly stated in the guidelines to both this forum and Health unlocked. Test results vary according to both the individual’s whole health and the specific laboratory / medical team analysing the results. To avoid misinterpretation and undue concerns, results can only properly be understood by a qualified medical practitioner with full knowledge of your unique medical history and circumstances.

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