So I am on Remicade 900 mg every 6 weeks, Methotrexate 12.5 mg weekly and various antibiotics (in rotation, but 500 mg daily) since November 2015 (and on antibiotics in higher dosages since 1995 or so). My blood labs are checked quarterly and never had an issue until January 25, 2019, when my liver chemistries came back slightly elevated. My GI ordered a re-test, and my February 26, 2019 retest came back even more elevated. My GI doc is on vacation in Mexico but called and said he wants to do more tests on me to find out why the liver chemistries are suddenly elevated. He sounded concerned.
I understand that a liver biopsy and liver ultrasound are possible tests. Anyone here ever have such testing? I heard with the liver biopsy a long needle is inserted in the liver through the abdominal wall. Is sedation used for this procedure? What tests do you think he will order?