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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience in Family Medicine
Ans: There are several possibilities. Really need more history from you. For example do you get constipated? Do you have any other medical issues?

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Alk Phos: Often we never find the cause, especially in older folks. All teens have maybe 5x the upper limit of normal because of rapid growth. And many folks sh ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Need to determine: Cause. Common causes of SGPT elevation are alcohol, hepatitis, drugs and obesity. You should see your doctor to determine the cause. Treatment will de ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
19 years experience in Cardiology
Refers to EKG change: Refers to changes seen on the EKG of a person suffering a "transmural" heart attack. I.E., in cases where a coronary artery becomes suddently complete ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Workup: If available, get a proper genetic workup even if no one else in the family is affected. If your amylase is high but lipase normal and there is nothin ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Because it dehydrates the body.
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Yes indeed: It's got to be strenuous enough to kill off some liver cells by diverting blood to the muscles long enough to have liver cells in the lobule centers g ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
Maybe Infection.: The elevation of neutrophils coukl mean bacterial infection, as these cells are important in fighting this kind of infection. The high hemohlobin se ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeannette Gonzalez-simon
16 years experience in Pediatrics
Further testing: Further studies needed. This may include an abdominal ultrasound along with blood work. Your primary care doctor may refer you to a gastroenterologi ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
23 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: No.
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A male asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not from Gilbert's: Gilbert's syndrome causes a deficiency in the enzyme that converts indirect bilirubin to direct bilirubin. In other words, the only issue is that indi ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience in Cardiology
New?: Significant weight gain and high calorie/fat diet may contribute. Some medications may elevate tg levels. Certain kidney diseases, hypothyroidism, and ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nikunj Shah
48 years experience in Hepatology
Elevated Bilirubin i: Elevated Bilirubin is concerning. Elevated AST and ALT are mild. You need to see liver specialist ( Hepatologist) and have more testing.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Obesity: and insulin resistance, possibly PCOS are the most common, but you need to discuss w/your doctor. Ask about possible use of metformin to lower insulin ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
30 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Co-tango usually: The BUN is usually 10 times the creatinine. When the creatinine goes up, the BUN goes up similarly to roughly keep this proportion, in most kidney dis ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
42 years experience in Cardiology
Heart Muscle Damage: Troponin i and t are biomarkers that are very sensitive and specific for heart muscle damage (heart attack). When these are elevated, they usually (b ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
Probably not: I need more information in order to optimally answer your question. However, at a glance, the best indicator of kidney function is creatinine clearanc ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Rerun 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
42 years experience in Cardiology
Big heart attack: Stemi is term for a large and dangerous kind of heart attack. It usually requires emergency treatment with clot buster medications or a stent.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
No: Hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelet count (hellp) is only associated with an elevated inr if it's complicated by disseminated intravasc ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Liver dysfunction : This indicates abnormality in liver function. Talk to your physician.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
If you mean : Alkaline phosphatase, yes, fatty liver can elevate it, but it usually elevates alt and ast levels first. Alk phos levels can be elevated with gallsto ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience in Family Medicine
High Triglycerides: Elevated blood sugar causes elevated triglycerides. Triglycerides are higher if you are not consuming enough omega 3s, too.

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