I've had a history of elevated liver enzymes, but never high cholestrol until now. Just had my first annual exam in a couple of years and received some odd results.
Total Cholestrol = 299 bad! HDL Cholestrol = 113 - seems really good based on ranges Triglycerides = 44 - seems really good based on ranges LDL Cholestrol = 177 - bad!
Alkaline Phosphatase = 355 AST = 58 ALT = 131
White Blood Cells = 3.4
My new doctor order a liver biopsy because of the elevated liver enzymes. It came back perfect. This was my 3rd liver biopsy in 13 years. I have had 2 in the past 3 years and they both came back great.
Doctor was highly concerned about my Total cholestrol and LDL. He has prescribed both Zetia and Welchol. After a week of taking these I feel horrible and my urine has turned dark yellowish brown and I'm having pain in the liver area so I have decided to stop taking them.
Anyone ever seen lab results like this? My doctor is really focused on the LDL, but what doesn't make sense to me is the high HDL and low Triglycerides. Could my liver be causing these weird results?
I've been taking vitamins and herbs over the past couple of years so I'm wondering if those could be having an effect on cholestrol and liver. I take daily 2 LiverCare, 2 Milk Thistle, 1 multi-vitamin and 1 CO-Q10. Doctor told me to stop taking all of them as they are waste of money. I don't drink or do drugs.
Any help is appreciated. I don't want to do.View Thread
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