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Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Anemia : It is impossible to interpret these findings without seeing all of your lab results, but the fact that your hematocrit is low means you are anemic and ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Any symptoms?: If you do not have any symptoms, there is no point in chasing laboratory results. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whol ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
You're fine: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either side. Low AST / SGOT is never a problem.
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Dr. Marybeth Crane
27 years experience Podiatry
Liver damage: High SGOT can mean liver, muscle or heart muscle damage. It can also mean nothing. Talk to your internist or GI specialist about your lab results. Oft ... Read More
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Sit tight: You are in normal range. Try improving overall health you will be ok.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fallow above and several more percent fall below.
A female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: Low ast (SGOT) / alt (SGPT) mean nothing. The ranges are set up so that 90% of healthy folks fall into them. This generates confusion. We have a sayin ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Don't treat labs: If the SGOT / SGPT are up, you need to find out why. If you're injuring your liver with alcohol, they're your wake-up call. If it's a medicine to whic ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Seek the cause: These are markers for ongoing / smoldering liver injury. If mine were over 40, i'd seek a reason. The cause may be anything from too many drinks per ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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