HA is the worst, and I just do not understand why my brain cannot just settle down.
As some of you may know, I've been really worried about my liver lately, despite multiple reassurances from my doctors that there is nothing to worry about. I had an abnormality in a blood test in November. My doctor didn't even mention it to me. I saw it later, called, and was told to relax and that it was no big deal. I didn't do that. I went to the ER, they ran a blood test, and the enzymes were even higher (although still VERY mildly elevated). Of course, because it was two different labs with two different normal ranges, I don't know exactly how to compare the two. It was closer to the normal range for the ER lab, 57 (9-50), but higher than it was before 42 (0-29), although less further from the upper limit for the ER than the doc. The ER also do an U/S and didn't note anything glaringly wrong. So I ended up going back to my doc, showed them that, and they still said that they were not worried about the liver enzymes or my liver and that I should relax. Still didn't relax. Ended up at another ER. Blood test again. This time my liver enzymes were back to normal. 28.
I requested my own hepatitis tests, which also came back normal. When my enzymes were elevated, I had just gotten off of a ton of medications, so that could have been a cause, which would be why it is back to normal removed a few weeks from taking them.
So, I should be happy, right? Everything went back to normal. I'm not, though. I'm still worried. I think I should get them tested again because they might have gone back up. I think I should get more tests done to look at more possibilities. I think I should have at least some sort of investigation. But my doctors are not concerned. I talked to two different docs in the same office, both said the same thing, and they only saw the elevation and never saw that it went back to normal. I guess I'm afraid they aren't being careful enough, and I'm really scared. It's ruining my life.
I recognize that even if there IS something, I'm not really in an urgent stage, and I still have "time" to get things figured out. (At least, I think...) But it's still scary.
I consulted Dr Google and an Ask A Doctor website, and of course got mixed results and don't know what to do about it. It seems some doctors see elevated enzymes and think you should be tested for everything all at once immediately and are very assertive about how you should get the cause investigated ASAP to prevent it getting worse. Others think you should wait a couple months and retest and see if it persists or not before jumping the gun.
I'm just scared my doctor isn't doing enough. Although both of the docs I saw are older and experienced, it's like I think that me on Google or doctors on a website where they don't even know you and what the rest of your condition is like are more knowledgeable than them, and I recognize that it's wrong.
I don't know what to do. I know I should just drop it. My doctor never even meant for me to KNOW about the liver enzymes, but I just had to order a copy, and then I had to freak out, and now it rules my life.