Hi Everyone, I am new here and am just trying to get some reassurance. Here is my story:
Last November I started to not feel very good, heartburn all of the time, shaky, and started to worry something was seriously wrong! That started the long list of tests that I have been through. Finally, I had a scope to see what could be causing me so much pain in my stomach and chest. They found out I had H. Pylori and treated me right away. At the same time though, the Gastro doctor asked me if I knew I had an elevated liver Enzyme. I said no! No one ever told me, he said that he would do more tests to make sure it was not coming from my liver. I went for the blood work and worried for days waiting for a reply. I called the office, and about an hour later the doctor called me at home to tell me it looked like it was not coming from any type of liver disease, but he wanted my family doctor to keep researching! I was very happy, but then I was also confused. Why is this so high, and what could be causing it? Of course, I start to think that that have missed something. I had an abdominal ultrasound, which showed nothing wrong with anything! and I have been doing blood tests for the past 4 months to keep checking my liver functions etc. The only thing in all of my blood work that is abnormal is my ALP. I have now seen 3 different doctors who have looked at all of my blood work, and said that they are positive it is not from any type of liver disease. So they sent me for a bone scan ( I do have herniated discs in my lumbar so I thought that might be why it is happening) The bone scan was fine! No bone disease.. which again makes me worry that they are missing something with my liver. Now for the past few days my stomach has been upset again, and I seem to have a dull twinge on right side but only once in awhile. It does not seem like it is pain coming from the liver capsule but part of me cannot stop thinking they are missing something!
After 2 years with an elevated ALP enzyme, if it was something like a liver disease would other tests not be abnormal by now? I serioulsy have had so many tests done and the only thing that they see is the elevated ALP, I don't know what else could be going on.. or where I should have them look next? Does anyone have any ideas, or thoughts on what could be happening? I am scared, and my family thinks I am crazy because I have had the doctors tell me all is good but I still worry. I am only 32 years old ! Thanks in advance, and I hope to hear from you!