liver enzymes elevated, blood clotting disorder

liver enzymes elevated, blood clotting disorder

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Joined: October 9th, 2014, 1:29 pm

November 6th, 2014, 4:10 pm #1

and high calcium levels in my bloodwork.

My OB wants me to see a hematologist about the blood clotting problem.

I do not know what is causing the elevated liver enzymes or high calcium levels (since I haven't been taking any calcium supplements, only prenatal vitamins).
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Joined: September 13th, 2008, 5:13 pm

November 6th, 2014, 9:01 pm #2

How far along are you now? You know, I know this is one of those easy-to-say-and-hard-to-do things, but try not to worry. See what the hematologist says, and hopefully it's something addressable (and thank heaven it was caught!). {{{Hugs}}} Maggie (in VA)
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Joined: October 9th, 2014, 1:29 pm

November 6th, 2014, 9:57 pm #3

The nurse gave me the lab results and she didn't have a clue what any of it meant. I asked for the OB to call me and explain, haven't heard from him all day. Since these are abnormal lab results, I'd like some kind of explanation instead of just having to wait. The elevated liver enzymes scare me, too. I had those back when my gallbladder was flaring up and then had to have my gallbladder removed, in 2012.

The elevated calcium levels can result from vitamin D supplements (read this online). I'd been taking chewable Vitamin D since January, about 2500 IU every single day. I wonder if that is what caused it.
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Joined: September 29th, 2013, 1:44 pm

November 6th, 2014, 10:04 pm #4

Recently doctors have been cutting back on the recommended dose of Vitamin D. Our doctor thinks that 1000 U per day is enough and 2500 is too much. This might help on the calcium numbers.

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November 6th, 2014, 10:06 pm #5

and high calcium levels in my bloodwork.

My OB wants me to see a hematologist about the blood clotting problem.

I do not know what is causing the elevated liver enzymes or high calcium levels (since I haven't been taking any calcium supplements, only prenatal vitamins).
I don't want to scare you, but there are a few liver conditions of pregnancy that can risk the lives of mother and baby. Please get to a doctor quickly. Will be keeping you and baby in my thoughts.
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Joined: October 9th, 2014, 1:29 pm

November 7th, 2014, 12:00 am #6

How far along are you now? You know, I know this is one of those easy-to-say-and-hard-to-do things, but try not to worry. See what the hematologist says, and hopefully it's something addressable (and thank heaven it was caught!). {{{Hugs}}} Maggie (in VA)
I only found out about these abnormal lab results, when I called in today to ask a question about something else. The nurse claims she had left a voicemail about the lab results from the blood work done last week; however I've checked my home & cell numbers, and there are no messages from the doctor's office about this. If they had informed me much earlier, I could have set up an appointment with a hematologist much earlier. I plan to discuss with the doctor the failure of his nurse to call with lab results.

Also, the OB never called me today to discuss any of this with me.
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Joined: October 9th, 2014, 1:29 pm

November 7th, 2014, 12:01 am #7

Recently doctors have been cutting back on the recommended dose of Vitamin D. Our doctor thinks that 1000 U per day is enough and 2500 is too much. This might help on the calcium numbers.

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I was taking 2500 IU of vitamin D on the advice of a doctor who thought it would help me get pregnant. I guess now it is too much, probably much stronger too since its a chewable vitamin.
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November 7th, 2014, 3:14 am #8

and high calcium levels in my bloodwork.

My OB wants me to see a hematologist about the blood clotting problem.

I do not know what is causing the elevated liver enzymes or high calcium levels (since I haven't been taking any calcium supplements, only prenatal vitamins).
Not uncommon during pregnancy. You may have obstetric choleostasis. Easily treated.
Since you have other immune disorders, you can ask them to test your ama (anti mitochondrial antibody). There are some liver autoimmune disorders which can be triggered by a pregnancy. I have primary billiary cirrhosis, which was triggered by a pregnancy. Also, nothing to worry about if treated correctly.
The blood clotting disorder is easily treated and glad you are seeing a hematologist for that. I was followed every four weeks during my pregnancy with blood work for three clotting disorders I have. Really, just a pain in the neck to have so many docs involved. If you do have liver elevations, please see a liver specialist. My OB made me go and see mine once a month during my pregnancy.
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Joined: May 20th, 2013, 3:15 pm

November 7th, 2014, 3:18 am #9

I don't want to scare you, but there are a few liver conditions of pregnancy that can risk the lives of mother and baby. Please get to a doctor quickly. Will be keeping you and baby in my thoughts.
Handle liver issues not hematologists. See below.
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Joined: October 9th, 2014, 1:29 pm

November 7th, 2014, 5:02 am #10

Not uncommon during pregnancy. You may have obstetric choleostasis. Easily treated.
Since you have other immune disorders, you can ask them to test your ama (anti mitochondrial antibody). There are some liver autoimmune disorders which can be triggered by a pregnancy. I have primary billiary cirrhosis, which was triggered by a pregnancy. Also, nothing to worry about if treated correctly.
The blood clotting disorder is easily treated and glad you are seeing a hematologist for that. I was followed every four weeks during my pregnancy with blood work for three clotting disorders I have. Really, just a pain in the neck to have so many docs involved. If you do have liver elevations, please see a liver specialist. My OB made me go and see mine once a month during my pregnancy.
Thanks.
I also have elevated calcium which is often caused by Hyperparathyroidism (I read that its almost always caused by this - 99% of the time). Hyperparathyroidism is very threatening to a pregnancy. Also, the risk goes up if the calcium levels are higher.

If I do have it, I would need surgery to have the gland removed, most likely at the beginning of the 2nd trimester. I am terrified now after everything I have read. I don't see this pregnancy working out very well.
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