Topic: Rising Alk Phos

Hi everyone.  I had a liver resection about  3.5 months ago.  My LFT's were normal prior to the resection, then they spiked after the surgery and have been coming down and are pretty much normal...Except for my Alk Phos.  It is rising.  Last week it was 400 and now is 600.  My oncologist was not concerned about the Alk Phos since I just had a 3 month MRI which was normal. But I am concerned.  Anyone have any experience with this?

Thanks,

Susie

Re: Rising Alk Phos

Hi Susie..... I don't have the answer either however, here are some previous postings discussing elevated Alk. Phos. I hope this helps.  I am hoping forothers to chime in also and share their thoughts with you.

http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb … hp?id=5611
http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb … hp?id=6507
http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb … php?id=135


All my best wishes,
Marion

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Re: Rising Alk Phos

My doctor (liversurgeon) told me alk phos rise when liver is regenerating (growing) = a good thing. So, it doesn

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Re: Rising Alk Phos

Hi Susie,

My liver enzymes were normal before my resection and very high afterwards.  My doctor wasn't concerned either and said it was normal because of inflammation from the surgery.  Also,  CA19-9, normal before surgery, high afterward. 

Betsy