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my ggt is high

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
May be normal 4u: Around 1 person in 1000 just runs a high ggt; it's hereditary. If everything else is okay including alk phos i'd ignore it unless your physician is co ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
31 years experience Ophthalmology
False positive: This number can often be high without any reason. If the your ordering physician thinks this is not a false positive he or she will take the work up f ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Probably you: I'm assuming normal alkaline phosphatase & no other sign of focal cholestasis. If you are otherwise well, you are probably one of the people (it's com ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
See descriptors: but no question. Please resubmit and include a clear & specific question.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
No such thing: There is no medicine for liver without a diagnosis of the cause of the liver sickness. An elevated GGT is a symptom not a diagnosis.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Birnbaum
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes, GGT may be high: Ggt is found in the liver cells that are associated with the bile system. There are many conditions that may cause an elevation of ggt. You need to ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Not : Necessarily. If you drink alcohol that may explain the mild elevation in GGT. No cause for alarm
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
A warning: This can be due to anything from drinking too much, not exercising enough, or being allergic to iboprofen all the way to chronic viral hepatitis, hemo ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Liver injury: Ggt is a sensitive indicator of liver injury. If you take alcohol, avoid it entirely for 3-4 weeks and re do the test. What were your other liver func ... Read More
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