After my gallbladder surgery in March I keep taking liver function tests and they are not improving. I had all of it - colonoscopy,MRI, CT, gastroscopy and fibroscan. All is normal. But why GGT sits in 130, ALP in 150 and ALT in 60? It has been like that for 4 months and no improvement. . Pain under my ribs went away for some time and now it is back. I dont know what think anymore. I had Astrazenica and then Pfizer vaccine recently- may be it is affecting me. I am exhausted. Anyone with similar experiences?
I am tired of high GGT, ALT and ALP - British Liver Trust
I am tired of high GGT, ALT and ALP
My liver function results have all been high, (much higher than your results) for well over 10 years, every test done including a liver biopsy and no cause found, nothing. It's now accepted that it's just a new normal for me.
It is so nice to hear!!! That what this forum is for. It is encouraging to know that you live normal life with elevated enzymes. Also, until the pandemic started, I thought the medicine these days is the top notch. Yes and no... if doctors cannot see everything. I also have slight ache on the right sight. I may relate it to surgery consequences that don't heal for some reason but they show fine on all images. Did you have aches as well?
I used to get random aches but I also have ulcerative colitis and had gallbladder polyps so could have been anything. Since having my gallbladder out my liver enzymes have gone down slightly but still up and down.
Thank you. My liver enzymes actually went up after gallbladder surgery... but again, I am glad that you are managing things and it seems to be ok. But you are on this forum for some reason. What are your experiences ?
Well I came on here originally because of the high results and just stuck around, I now have a splenic aneurysm but not much advice available for that !
Ouch. Another thing to live with. I wonder if those high enzymes have anything to do with your condition now.
I have had elevated liver enzymes for decades, been to specialists, had my gall bladder removed, still up there and I am now 80 yrs old. My gamma is 324, Alt 81, Ast 82, Alp 133I drank socially but was not an alcoholic and was active and ate well all my life. I no longer drink but my reading still do not go down. I do have fatty liver and had a fibro scan this
year and there is some hardening but not cirrhosis. Was told to lose some weight and change my diet which I am doing.
I have slight discomfort under my ribs on the right side which comes and goes. Other than that I have not had any other problems and am still alive and kicking at 80. I get bloodwork every three months and will get a yearly scan as well.
I hope this makes you feel better and not so frightened but you MUST give up alcohol and watch what you eat.
It does make me feel better!!! What was your fibroscan reading? Also did you get elevated enzymes before or after the surgery? See my problem is nit only numbers but pain as well. I am afraid it could be not good when I am back to work full time teaching in September...but your experience is quite encouraging. Could pain be associated w fatty food? I used to love fat!!!!!
Are you eating healthily and exercising ?
No sugar, no baked goods, and swimming 40 minutes almost every day.
Great. Keep it up..