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Elevated AST and low platelets

A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need more info: About 2-3% of otherwise normal people have elevated bilirubin, usually less than 5.0 mg/dL. Gilbert's disease is a usual cause and it despite disease ... Read More

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
High liver enzymes: I assume you've been tested for all the types of viral hepatitis&your abdominal ultrasound showed no liver or gall bladder abnormalities. Low plat... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need more info: 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 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Give us the numbers: Medicine is quantitative....actual numbers are essential to make any diagnosis. Slight changes mean very little. They can be misleading at best. So se... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Abnormal tests: Your husband needs follow up with the care provider that ordered above tests, as they are not part of a regular screening panel and are abnormal. He d... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristen Dall-Winther
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Needs care : Does he not have a diagnosis? He had labs done - did doctor give recommendations? This could be anything from a tick-borne illness to leukemia. Ple... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need to examine: Do you have any symptoms? Why were all these tests done? It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. All laboratory resu... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Unreliable test: 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
Many things: Could be factitious or drug or associated with disease process platelet can clump leading to a falsely low count. This due to edta in the blood tube... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ball
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Bleeding risk: Low platelets can cause easy bleeding, such as nosebleeds. There are several causes of low platelets, so this should be followed closely.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Symptoms: There may be no symptoms from having low platelets but it can also be associated with easy bruising or bleeding problems. The bleeding problems can ra... Read More

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