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Dr. ASHRAF MALEK

Hepatology
NJ

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Bio

Hi, I am Dr. Ashraf Malek. I am a hepatologist with special interest in liver cirrhosis, liver cancer, liver transplantation and management of hepatitis C/B. I am here to help with all your liver related questions and concerns. I truly hope you will find my answer very helpful

Specialties
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Hepatology

Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

Bengali, Hindi

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A member asked:
Dr. ASHRAF MALEK
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: Hepatitis C should not cause false positive Marijuana. Certain medications can cause false positive test for marijuana
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. ASHRAF MALEK
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Elevated SGPT: Slightly elevated SGPT or ALT can be due to variety of reasons. This is one of the blood test of liver function tests. It will be helpful to know the other values. Few possible causes are non alcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatitis due viruses such as hepatitis C or B, or other causes. You should see physician for further evaluation with blood test and either ultrasound or MRI
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. ASHRAF MALEK
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Possible: In most labs upper limit of normal AST is 40 U/L. Assuming this yours ALT is 57 suggest abnormal level. This could mean liver inflammation. The question is what is the reason for it ? I would suggest that you need to see a liver specialist (hematologist)
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. MALEK is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. MALEK is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Malek is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you for this, I too also have depression and tested positive for her c
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Lost 40,still 200lb.Diet good.Still feel rough but disch '14! Thx :)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I appreciate any informed information about PBC
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