(Closed) Blood work results have me on edge (NWR)

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

No experience like that, but sometimes those blood tests can be tricky! Is your mom concerned? I’d trust my mom, haha. Doctors are always so concerned about malpractice that sometimes they offer up the worst case scenario right away. Shoot, I had migraines once and they told me it was a tumor in my brain after seeing a little bubble of fluid (a harmless arachnoid cyst). Oye, thanks!

maybe ask your mom to ask someone at work as a psuedo second opinion to see what else could be going on? Is there anything in your diet that could be causing this?

BIg hugs!

Post # 5
428 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009 - Church Ceremony/Reception at The Waterford House

Abnormal results like that can be scary. I went to through something similar several years ago, so I know what it’s like to play the waiting game.  It’s good that you have someone close to you who you can talk to about it.  Is someone going with you for the return visit?  That might help ease your nerves too.  Good Luck!

Post # 6
2641 posts
Sugar bee

I don’t know about liver enzymes, specifically.  But I had a relative who went to the hospital with chest pains.  When he had elevated anzymes, they went into all kinds of talk about putting in a stint, because elevated enzymes is alomst always from heart damage.  (Forget about the fact that he was young, had no family history of heart disease, and had really healthy cholesterol levels.)  After an angiogram, they realized he had no blockage…. That’s when they said, well the elevated enzymes could be due to hard workouts.  (Um seeing that he was otherwise healthy, and looked muscular, do you think they could have at least offered that up as a possibility, rather than making it sound like it was a certainty that they needed to put in a stint?)

I don’t know how all enzymes work.  But in this case of the heart, the enzymes come form tissue dying off.  (So for most people with chest pain, that will come from heart damage.)  But it also happens after working out.  So, from what you’ve said, it makes sense to me, that you might be in a similar situation.

Good luck.

Post # 7
2324 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

My husband has elevated liver enzymes just about every other physical. For him it has to do with drinking {he always manages to go to the doctor right after a good night out.} and the extra weight he carries. They have him not drink for two weeks and then come back and he’s always fine. Same thing happened to my aunt one time. I wouldn’t sweat it too much. Back away from WebMD. 

Post # 8
599 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

My Mom has had Hepatitis C for a long time, when she was very ill her liver counts were 5 to 6 times what a “normal” reading should be, sometimes even more. For a very long time she didn’t drink AT ALL and had to do biopsies once every 6 months or so.

She is now, what her doctor calls, “cured” and her liver counts are still a bit higher than average. I wouldn’t worry about it too much. Some people have different results than the mean. Hang in there, don’t drive yourself batty with worry, it will just skew your results.

Post # 9
7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’m always a one step at a time kind of person.  I’d say follow what the doctor says and then go back, get the re-test and only then would I start thinking that this might be a real result.  Even if it is a real result, it doesn’t necessarily mean there is something horrible wrong, but it may call for some further testing.

LFTs (liver function tests) are extrodinarily sensitive to a variety of factors, so it is common to see mild derangements.

Post # 10
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We had a scare like that too!  But with another thing.  We both went back for second tests which should to be negative.  It was very scary and emotional because one of us was showing a postive and the other a negative.  It has been over 2 years now and we both still show negatives.  So don’t freak just yet, wait and see what they second round of tests say.  If you are still uncomfortable go get a second opinion.  We did and that was great for peace-of-mind

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