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@stardustintheeyes: @BearyLovely: @MrsR4ever: @cant.wait.to.be.mrs.d: @BrandNewBride:
UPDATE – I went in afternoon, i was terrified. I had worked myself up so much that i was afraid i was going to burst into tears. I really have to learn how to control myself/emotions.
Long story short, the test done was a blood chemistry test & the results were my liver functions are slightly ‘out of range’ & we will have to keep an eye on it. (test if we have something else to test for) And it has nothing to do with alcohol consumption – it’s abbreviations were ‘ALS’ or ‘ALT’ …. I think …
I had the dreaded Pap. Although she was lovely about it, telling me what was going on each step of the way, it was still uncomfortable. They will call me if the results need to be discussed. I’m not expecting a call 🙂
During that, Dr noticed some moles, (I’ve always had lots) so off to the Dermatologist I go!
Overall, I’m relieved that it wasn’t anything I thought it would be. Thank you for all your good wishes, i think the positive dust certainly helped!!
@MaggieF: Ahh… the beauty of the internet… it helps in so many ways (ie BEE) but times like this it’s just too hard to stay away!
@FauxBoho: You poor thing. I’m with you – let’s not get stressed until we SPEAK to the DR. Not the receptionist & not form net searches… Happy to hear that you are fertile though 🙂
@Wonderstruck: it turns out that is any of your results are out of the normal range a little * gets put next to it & the notes are updated with ‘discussion with patient required’ no matter how insignificant the ‘abnormality’ is. Hence the receptionist comments when i called. Thanks lady!
Thanks everyone for your support – I don’t know how Fiance would manage if I didn’t have the bee!
I’m off to start a new thread about when to / if to chart….
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- Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017
@Nic01: Thanks for the update. I hope it’s something easily fixable and hopefully you’ll be ttc very soon!!
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@Nic01: ALT is alanine transaminase, an enzyme produced in the cells of the liver. We just learned about it in my path class.
Glad everything went ok!!
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@PermaStudent: Any idea what it means if i have slightly more ALT than the norm?
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@Nic01: Im so glad you are much more calm now. Wish you the best, lady ;)))))
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- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
What are some common reasons for abnormal liver tests?
Abnormal liver tests may be detected in the blood in a variety of liver conditions.
- Mild to moderate elevations of the liver enzymes are common. They are often unexpectedly encountered on routine blood screening tests in otherwise healthy individuals. The AST and ALT levels in such cases are usually between twice the upper limits of normal and several hundred units/liter. One of the most common cause of mild to moderate elevations of these liver tests is a condition referred to as fatty liver. In the United States, the most frequent cause of fatty liver is alcohol abuse. Other causes of fatty liver include diabetes mellitus and obesity.
- Chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C is a cause of chronic mild to moderate liver enzyme elevations.
- Chronic and acute alcohol use is also a common cause of abnormal liver tests.
- Some medications can cause mild to moderate increase in the liver enzymes.
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