This is about my journey with Hepatitis C and Cirrhosis.
On my UK pathology report the platelet range says 130-430. What does your specialist say about your low count. Low platelets combined with low serum sodium combined with low albumin = ascitesIf you have a damaged liver, especially if you have cirrhosis, the ALT will always be high. On its own its not diagnostic of anything other than 'inflammation', which can mean active virus or cirrhosis. Mine is around 60 which doesnt sound too bad when the upper normal is 50. But because only a small part of my liver is working and producing the ALT reading, if my liver was healthy it would up in the multiple 100s.After your ascites episode, are you being checked for other complictations such as varices and portal hypertension.
In an earlier post you said your spleen is enlarged. Has 'why' been explained. Martin C on the Hep forum is good at explaining this. Something about the spleen catching platelets when it shouldn't, hence the low platelet count and the enlarged spleen
Hi Fiona,Hope all is good with you. Yes I am being monitored and have the endoscopy scheduled for the 31st of March. I had one last year and at that time the varices were slight.I don't pay too much attention to the ALT and AST too much anymore and mostly for me the number I watch is my platelets but that is because of drug trials.I've been told that if my platelets are below 90 I won't qualify for any new trials that come along.The low count is because of my spleen and has been going up and down since last February.
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