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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Liver disease: AST and especially ALT are liver enzymes that are released into blood when liver cells are injured. Blood levels of these enzymes are indications of l... Read More

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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Abnormal liver tests: Occasionally stones in the common bile duct cause abdominal pain and abnormal liver function testing. Pancreatitis or intestinal adhesions are other c... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Exercise is not a : Solution. Alcohol, hepatitis, and some medications are usual causes of elevated alt and ast, liver enzymes. You need to consult your doctor to determi... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Liver function tests: Alt and ast, prior noted as SGOT and sgpt, are part of a group of enzyme known as transaminases. They rise if something is inflaming the liver, such a... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes: One approach is two weeks off your meds and alcohol; if now normal, good. If not, a check for hepatitis b, c, autoimmune hepatitis, hemochromatosis, a... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Elevated liver enzym: The pattern of the elevation may suggest non liver parenchmal conditions like bilary conditions and alcoholism and less likely hepatitis. However furt... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 25 years experience
No reason to panic: The only lab that is really out of range and it is only mildly elevated is the bilirubin. The fact that the other associated liver and gallbladder mar... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No: Any hemolyzed sample has sat at the lab or office too long, and the red blood cells have broken apart, releasing their contents. Any reading from suc... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lea Danielsen
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Can not tell: These tests are really misnamed. They have nothing to do with liver function but liver injury. Something is injuring the liver at a very slow rate. ... Read More

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