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Forum Name: Liver Diseases
Question: Tests gone crazy but no symptoms?!?
|grendel - Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:13 pm||
Routine blood tests revealed elevated ferritin (10x normal) 1500+, but transferrin and transferrin sat. were well within normal range (2.20 and .18).
Liver tests AST (157), ALT (694) and Gamma GT (290) -- all elevated.
But no symptoms. Feel fine (aside from the anxiety this is creating).
Moderate drinker (2-3 drinks twice a week) and smoker (4-5/day) for the past 15 years. I'm female in my mid-thirties.
What's going on?
|Theresa Jones, RN - Sat Oct 08, 2005 7:08 am||
There are many causes of elevated ferritin levels and liver enzymes. For example, hereditary hemochromatosis, secondary iron overload related to Hepatitis B and C, Dietary induced, alcoholic liver disease, fatty liver disease, etc. Since you have no manifestations of symptoms are there any family members that may have elevated ferritin levels? Have you had any diagnostic studies of the liver, CT scan, MRI? Also have you had a Hepatitis screen completed? If you have not had any of these additional diagnostic studies I would encourage you to inquire about them with your physician.
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