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A 38-year-old female asked:

My boyfriend recently diagnosed w/ibs. at followup liver enzymes # high. tomorrow ultrasound to gall blad, pancreas, bio duct. is this serious ?

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Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 41 years experience
Was colonoscopy done: Depending on what liver tests are elevated and what they find on ultrasound, additional tests may be needed. How was the diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome made? Did he have a colonoscopy? A diagnosis of ulcerative colitis should be ruled out if there is evidence of elevated alkaline phosphatase without gallstones, since primary sclerosing cholangitis is associated with this condition.
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