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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Liver function tests: Those are very very mild elevations and can even be caused by a transient viral infecton. What were the original symptoms? Perhaps a wait an see appro... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: You should speak with the doctor who ordered the tests and ask how these results relate to the clinical symptoms.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Probably Not: AST/ALT can be elevated from several causes, including tissue and muscle injury. Moreover, the precise levels of these liver enzyme tests do not corre... Read More
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Return To Doctor: Child's age/details of Kidney disorder unknown. Liver enzymes (AST, ALT) elevate with liver cell damage however AST elevations can also come from anom... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Liver inflammation: It sounds like these liver function enzyme tests are both high and abnormal. Your liver is under some strain and finding the cause is very important ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Low liver enzyme: Ast is one of the liver function tests, and a low level is non-specific and not as problematic as a high level. Have your dr. Follow up with you as t... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin BLACK
Hepatology 60 years experience
Thanks for asking!: #2 is probably borderline high for a man but clearly high for a woman.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Liver is in trouble: The ast enzyme is one of the main liver enzymes used to monitor liver health. A level of 129 is most likely four times the normal and represents a ver... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evan Allen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Inflamed Liver: Elevated AST is usually a sign that the liver has become inflamed. Several things can cause this including infection by viruses, alcohol, stones in th... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Usually liver injury: Ast is an intracellular enzyme in many cells, e.g., liver cells, red cells, heart muscle etc. Injury to any of these cells causes elevation of blood ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Rank
Specializes in Pathology
Low is good: Ast is a test measuring an enzyme mostly found in liver cells. When there is inflammation or injury in these liver cells, the enzyme is "leaked" into... Read More

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