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Abnormal liver tests

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
23 years experience in General Surgery
Outside of normal: Liver functions test can be measured as alt (alanine aminotransferase - sgpt), ast (aspartate aminotransferase - sgot), alkaline phosphatase, bilirubi ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
Depends: depends on the levels of the enzymes and the reason why these are elevated
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
19 years experience in Endocrinology
Thyroid and the live: The thyroid is unlikely source of liver inflammation. Consider fatty liver and autoimmune liver disease -- see a physician.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Liver test: There are many different types of liver tests. What specific abnormality are you referring to?
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: Liver function tests are often elevated in autoimmune hepatitis. This is a non- specific test. If the liver function tests are elevated additional d ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Possibly: Autoimmune hepatitis may interfere with liver function, but not always.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Abreu
32 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Liver ultrasound: Liver u/s or ct scan show fatty liver easily. You also usually see elevated liver enzymes- SGOT and sgpt. Usually is due to obesity, or heavy drinki ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
11 years experience in Internal Medicine
Other causes: Amylase, Lipase and liver enzymes can be elevate, due many other reasons such as acute cholecystitis, biliary sludge, chronic pancreatitis or even dru ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience in Radiology
Really normal US?: Abnormal liver functions have may causes. If overweight, can be due to fat inside the liver, which can be seen on ultrasound. Liver infection (hepat ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Need for evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking a history, physical examination, looking at the actual lab results and may be additi ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Hepatitis which?: Your question does not make any sence.There are different hepatitis, a, b, c.Non abc liver functiobn test only tell us if there is elevation of liver ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience in Gastroenterology
Nothing: By definition it is a diagnosis of abnl blood work. That being said cholestatic changes can be seen with a liver biopsy.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Monitoring: CBC tells you if you are anemic, and if you have the right number of white cells. Liver tests check for liver damage that can occur from medications y ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Why do you ask?: Why would you think you have this stuff at age 20? You've written about this before. You owe it to yourself and those who love you to get with someone ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Scuba
24 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Cysts: Pancreatic cysts are of many types, some benign some with malignant potential. Liver cysts are less well understood. Increased lfts mean something--me ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Need more info: About 2-3% of otherwise normal people have elevated bilirubin, usually less than 5.0 mg/dL. Gilbert's disease is a usual cause and it despite disease ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Liver: These help suggest if there is any ongoing liver problems.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience in Hospital-based practice
IBD complication AIH: The calprotectin level (I'm assuming it's a stool test) is rather high 4 ur age (normal is less than 51 ug/g stool), which seems confirm IBD but unfo ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Burgett
8 years experience in General Practice
Hepatitis Panels: Liver function tests are not really used to diagnose viral hepatitis, but elevated ast, alt, ggt, alkaline phos, bili can indicate "something" is wron ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
No: There are specific tests for liver function and those are different from glucose and thyroid function tests.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience in Gastroenterology
Yes: Yes, among many other things.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
CMP: CMP or complete metabolic panel covers renal and hepatic function.

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