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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
ALT: Why was a nine year old having labs done? ALT could be high due to medication, a viral infection like mono or excess fat on the liver among other thi ... Read More

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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Probably: liver inflammation from fatty liver or viral hepatitis.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Are you on any: Medications .Doubt fatty liver with your weight . Any history of hepatitis . Consider repeat to follow as it may be transient
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
fasting: Fast for 10 to 12 hours due to metabolic panel. However, you will need to dialogue with your provider to find out why certain tests like immunoglobuli ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
47 years experience Family Medicine
Abnormal liver tests: The SGOT and SGPT (now called ast and alt) are a bit elevated. These reflect your husband's liver function. I generally repeat the tests in a month, & ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
42 years experience Family Medicine
Electrophoresis: This may or may not be of concern. Certain cancers can produce high protein levels. Proper evaluation include a complete physical exam with attention ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
You're fine: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthy folks fall outside on either end. I would not be at all concerned.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
See hematologist: Are you sure they are petechiae? von Willebrand disease? Normal diet? Relatives with bleeding disorders?
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
41 years experience Family Medicine
Vit D3: Yes you can take D3 with your serum calcium level. Your body makes enough Vit D for 1 day with direct sun exposure for 20 minutes. If you take a suppl ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Reason for checking: I suppose the answer would vary depending on why it was checked. If there were certain symptoms or problems then the tests need to be analyzed in that ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Sounds like: Polycystic ovarian syndrome . Yes, spironolactone should help abnormal hair growth and acne but won't regulate periods. Sounds like you are not ovula ... Read More
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