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Elevated liver enzymes after gallbladder removal

Digestive Health | Last Active: Apr 26 4:09pm | Replies (18)

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I got my gallbladder removed in 2014 prior to surgery my liver enzymes were completely normal i was healthy aside my gallbladder being “chronically inflamed” according to my Surgeon. I got a repeat of my blood work 6 weeks after my surgery due to still having slight discomfort/ pain on the right side of my abdomen. My liver enzymes were “slightly elevated” my surgeon did tests to make sure no gallstones were left behind, I got multiple endoscopy done with no answer to my elevated enzymes. Fast forward to now it has been 8 years since surgery and I still have elevated enzyme levels 150 points over the normal limit with still no explanation as to why and what the cause is. I was told possible sphincter of oddi dysfunction by one dr got a second opinion and the other dr didn’t think so. I was told possibly a autoimmune disorder but haven’t been diagnosed with one. My liver enzymes never returned to normal after surgery. I’m not a drinker, smoker or use really any medications. My
Next step is a liver biopsy which I’m nervous about, but hopefully whatever issue is going it’s not too late and my
Liver isn’t severely damaged all because I needed my gallbladder removed. I’m worried, scared that I don’t have much time left and I will be leaving my child behind due to whatever issue I have with my liver. It has now taken a toll on my mental health.

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Welcome @bubbles69. I moved your message to this existing discussion:
– Elevated liver enzymes after gallbladder removal: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/elevated-liver-enzymes-after-gallbladder-removal/

I did this so you could read previous posts and connect easily with members who have had similar experiences like @bumble81 @tamekabonner @jasonharjo @sandif @bfort @sueinmn @aprilgrivet and more.

Bubbles, I can imagine you are scared and very worried.

I am In exactly the same situation. I don’t know what happens next. Gastro is not interested in my care. I may need a liver biopsy as well. My surgery was almost 4 weeks ago