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Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics
Question: RUQ pain/ High bilirubin
|RT - Tue May 10, 2005 10:29 am|
I am 30 years old with a 10 year history of heavy drinking. I used to drink 8-12 beers a day, but now I've cut back to 8-12 beers a week.
Back in August I went to see my doctor for sinus problems and while I was there he discovered that my eyes were jaudice. He ordered a hepatitis test and full LFT's and my bilirubin was a 6 but all of the other tests were normal. He told me to cut back on the drinking, and scheduled at CT scan. After a week of not drinking, I began to have a dull pain in my upper right abdomin under my ribcage. My CT scan came back normal, so my doctor ordered an ultrasound, then a hida scan which were also normal. I had 4 more blood tests since Aug and my bilirubin is down to a 3 and my other tests are still normal. I was referred to a specialist that diagnosed me with gilberts syndrome, but could not explain the abdominal pain. My question is: Could I still have liver problems even though all of my tests say that i don't?
|RT - Tue May 10, 2005 11:44 am|
My gallbladder checked out ok too.
|RT - Wed May 11, 2005 7:24 pm|
Here are the results from my last test
Total Bili 2.36
Conj. Bili .53
Gilberts syndrome is the logical cause for my elevated bilirubin, but that doesn't explain the pain.
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