|liver panel results
Jun 13, 2004
I just have a quick question. I have been experincing so weird symptoms the last 7-8 months. I will get chills in my bones and extreme bowel trouble and bloating. I had Hep A as a child and rembembered that it was like the flu but that was only acute. My concern is that I may have acquired Hep B. I am safe sexually, and have only engaged in genital stimulation with a woman outside of a commited relationship. My doctor has given me two liver panel tests within 3 weeks of eachother and everything is normal ast/alt plus did an x-ray. She seems to think it is IBS and stress related. I have noticed mucus in my stool, which I know is a IBS symptom. I have read though that a liver panel is not an absolute test. So my main question is if I were experiencing symptoms and it was hep B would my liver panel show that? And also does the IBS diagnosis sound reasonable? Thank you.
| Response from Dr. McGovern
If you symptoms were related to acute hepatitis B, your liver function tests would be abnormal by now so I don't think you should worry about this any longer.
I am not an expert gastroenterologist, so I am not qualified to comment on IBS.
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