I've just got back from seeing my gastro and am a little uncertain, annoyed and confused.
He's told me that my AMA levels were positive again but it was weakly positive so he couldn't do the subtype, which confused me because I figured the sub types were actual different tests.
He said my MRI results showed nothing wrong with my liver and my LFT's were normal. Which is great.
I told him I'd been having pain in upper right abdomen, he dismissed it as something to do with my bowels.
He said he doesn't think I have any biliary problems (PBC etc) but he said I should keep an open mind and he will do some more blood tests in 3 months time.
Now I'm a little confused and uncertain with all this, why do I have positive ANA and AMA? Does this mean that perhaps I have another auto immune disease? Should I see my normal doctor and be tested for other diseases? I get very very bad anxiety when it comes to my health, and I don't like this uncertainty. I was under the impression that most normal healthy people do not have AMA and ANA.
I wasn't very impressed with the responses I received from my gastro, I was hoping to feel more content after this appointment but he kind of annoyed me a little and wasn't great at answering my questions. He's written on the blood test request form PBC with a question mark, I'm just annoyed, do I have it or not?!
Any advice or thoughts would be very helpful thank you.