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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Slight high LFTs.: Sometimes obesity can result in a fatty liver, which can be asymptomatic, or have mild liver function test (lft) abnormalities. If alcohol use is inv ... Read More
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Slight high LFTs: Sometimes obesity can result in a fatty liver, which can be asymptomatic, or have mild liver function test (lft) abnormalities. If alcohol use is invo ... Read More
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
AST/ALT: Obesity can contribute to a fatty liver, which in and of itself is not necessarily damaging unless you see elevations of the liver enzymes, AST and AL ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends on chemical: It depends on the chemical and adulterants in the chemical that are being consumed. Often it may not be the chemical itself but other issues related ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
A panel: Liver has a large number of functions, some tests show liver damage and others assess liver function: the short names of some of the tests are: alt, ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
If usually healthy..: A usually healthy person who becomes ill but has normal liver enzyme test results can be fairly confident that his ill symptoms are not due to liver d ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
God only knows: In general, you use a medicine for the minimum time necessary. Ask yourself and the prescribing doc what is the hoped for benefit weighed against the ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
You saved your life: If your cirrhosis was not biopsy-proven, you may just have had alcoholic hepatitis or bad fatty change. If it was proven on imaging, you will always h ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
How do you FEEL?: Congratulations on your sobriety. I hope you are as pleased as the people who have loved you along your journey through life. With good labs, the best ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
39 years experience General Surgery
No : It can be silent...Especially during times of quiescent inflammation...Or even in the advanced stages of cirrhosis. But it's a reasonable screening te ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Hard to say: Without knowing what the "lesions" are. If they are cystic, probably of low concern.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Riley Alexander
11 years experience Pathology
Depends: It depends what type of blood tests you had done. If this was for a complete physical, it is most likely that they were included though. So if this wa ... Read More
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