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A 23-year-old female asked:

i'm very concerned at this stage. i received no answers after elevated liver enzymes were found (427). a biopsy was done but yet i have no answers. what is my next step to finding the condition that i am struggling with?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Understandable: Your worries are understandably escalating. It takes time for biopsy results to be reported as many times they are reviewed by different pathologists. The gastroenterologist/ hematologist involved in the workup would be your best resource in delineating a differential diagnosis and further management based on actual results. Alternatively your primary care doc may be able to clarify as well.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Can take time: Not aware of elapsed time, but if it is over 10-14 days, attempt to contact at least one or more of the involved doctors and at the very least, acquire some temporary guidance. Realistically, tissue investigations take time due to laboratory procedures, but would reassure you to get an expectation of when report will arrive.

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