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during pregnancy if sgot and sgpt level increase what to do

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Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Livigen is iron and frolic acid and would be fine in a normal pregnancy. The abnormal lab values are concerning and I would need to know why they are ... Read More

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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Quoting merck: "Gallstones appear to be more common during pregnancy. Pregnant women who develop gallstones are closely monitored. If a gallstone blocks the gallblad ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Diet: Not responsible. It is a nirmal variant in some people.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Liver tests : Those particular tests are liver tests. Your obgyn will need a copy and will guide you through the next steps to evaluate what may be the cause.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
Liver damage: Thees are markers of liver damage, but don't tell the full story. You need to provide a full history of your risks (alcohol, toxins, metabolic state, ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Can mean serious pro: Liver diseases of one type or another often cause rise in liver enzymes(sgpt) and in bilirubin level. So you should see your doctor to find out the ca ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Drinking?: That pattern is seen with alcohol intake, if not abuse. Repeat after 10 days of sobriety; numbers should be at least 50% better. Discuss with md to s ... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
ELEVATED CREATININE: If in blood you find that the creatinine level is elevated you try to find the cause of the abnormal test.It can be elevated due to dehydration you c ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
18 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Talk to your doctor.: Elevated transaminases (ast, alt) suggest liver injury. A negative hepatitis panel only excludes (most) viral infections that could injure the liver. ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Pregnant: Pregnant at age fifty can work out just fine but you need to see your obstetrician regularly. Obstetricians really know what they are doing to help yo ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Address the reason: Stgp (= alt = alanine aminotransferase) & SGOT (=ast =aspartate aminotransferase), are commonly elevated in liver disease (sometimes muscle disease or ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
???: It evades me thinking what medicine is used to lower sgpt. If the cause of the rise of liver function is known then we can target the cause but there ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: It depends on why it is elevated. The commonest cause is alcohol intake. Do not drink at all. If you take any medications, including non-prescription ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Oral iron: It would be easier to take oral iron supplement and multivitamin. See this site for information on iron rich foods. http://www.webmd.com/diet/iron-ric ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
HCV: There is no necessary relationship between the ALT (SGPT) level and the viral load. This enzyme is release predominantly from dying liver cells and th ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Not a problem: I am going to assume you were told that this value is low, and that the units are micrograms of creatinine compared with milligrams of Albumin in a sp ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: Sgot (ast) and SGPT (alt) levels do vary by different pathologic processes. For example alcoholic hepatitis cause higher levels of SGOT than sgpt. Wha ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Lower Blood Sugar: I recommend consistent mild cardio exercise each day, eat low carb diet, but plenty of vegetables, including dark leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Liver Damage: Normal SGPT is around 20 to 30. So your levels are nearly four times normal and thus very dangerous over the long term. Liver strain can be caused ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Relative index?: It depends on your relative index. If you perform strenuous muscular work and draw a CPK and CPK-MB, both will be elevated, but the relative index wil ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience Family Medicine
Unknown: This is cutting edge research, the role of cystatin c in disease. As we tell all of our patients, a diet well balanced with fruits and vegetables, go ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Find why: Elevated transaminases can be due to anything from being in poor aerobic shape to having gotten really drunk last night to being allergic to a medicin ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Where?: Lipase is usually measured in serum and it should be less than 160. It is secreted by pancreas and is normal constituent of intestine. There is no nee ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
48 years experience Fertility Medicine
High testosterone: I suggest having blood test for total, free testosterone and shbh (sex hormone binding globulin). If elevated treatment will depend upon the source o ... Read More

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