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I had a bout of Pancreatitis in November last year which

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I had a bout of Pancreatitis in November last year which once treated, was followed by Malaria in Novemeber end december early. although I've had no fever since second week of December, I have monitored my SGT levels four times on a fortnightly basis - 110, 66(20th Dec), 140 (09th Jan) and 114 (today). I have checked Hepatitis B and C and they were negative.What could be the possible reasons? Is pancreatitis attacking again?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.

Do you drink?

If yes, how much?

Have you had any ultrasound of your abdomen?

Please let me know.

Kindest regards

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Dictor, No I don't drink. Haven't had an ultrasound done.
Kindly help.
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Have you had a ferritin level done?

Was it normal?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Nope, haven't checked ferritin levels... would you advise that?
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Actually, I would out a condition called as hemochromatosis which is a condition where there is increased iron in the body and is diagnosed by doing a ferritin test.

I would also like that you should have autoimmune hepatitis ruled out by doing various antibody tests for this purpose.

Another cause of raised liver enzymes is alpha-1 antitripsin deficiency which can also be diagnosed by a blood test.

If nothing comes up then the final test is a liver biopsy.

So I would recommend that all these causes among other causes must be considered and ruled out.

Let me know if you have more questions.

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Kindest regards