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Abnormal Liver Function

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  • Posted By: tjfoxx
  • January 7, 2010
  • 03:25 PM

Currently, and for the past 18 months have had elevated AST and ALT levels, along with below normal ASP levels. (Although not greatly - ALT has been up to 194 and AST has been up to 96 and ASP as low as 35) Had thrombocytopenia about 18 months ago, with a platelet level down to 2,000 (currently at 244,000), in addition to spleenomegaly, and enlarged lymph nodes around the webbing of the small intestine. Bone Marrow Biopsy was performed with nothing found. Iron levels are with normal ranges. Negative for Hepatitis and ANA test. No neurological symptoms other than an eye twitch on occasion and a short lasting bell's palsy about 6 months ago. What could this be? I am getting frustrated with no answers. Through everything I have felt fine, just the tests have been worrisome.


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  • If you're heavy, a fatty liver can cause this. Gallstones blocking your duct will also cause problems. Sometimes the stones are not large, but a bunch of small grains like mud that can cause a sluggish liver. Some medications (statins) or chemical exposures at work can do this too. Ask your doctor if you can take Lecithin... Lecithin helps your liver mobilize fat and promotes bile flow so your liver can clean itself. It will also move mud or stones through if they are small enough to pass through the duct. You need to take more than just one gelcap per day... One with every meal and maybe two with dinner. Good Luck, and GodSpeed
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    • January 7, 2010
    • 07:22 PM
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