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my sgpt is 48 is it normal

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
I think so: Usually we do not get concerned until both SGOT and SGPT rise above a level of 50. If you are concerned get repeat tests done asking both for SGOT and ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Judy
43 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Sgpt is released from liver cells when something is injuring the cells. Chemicals such as alcohol or drugs, infections like viral hepatitis, or physic ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: If you drink alcohol, stop entirely, if you are overweight, lose weight, control your diabetes, if you are diabetic.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Repeat it: See if it's down in reference range after a month with no alcohol and a week with no painkillers. If not, a workup for hepatitis B and C, hemochromato ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
63 years experience Endocrinology
Lose wgt, US liver: Often this is related to an increased weight. Reduce alcohol, check your meds, and have an ultrasound of liver done
A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Hard to say.: The result is slightly abnormal, but whether it is risky or not would depend on the results of all of the rest of the liver tests and the clinical set ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Can be serious: The first concern is allergy to one of yor meds. Repeat it off alcohol and painkillers and any meds you can omit, and if still up, proceed to a hepati ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Find the cause: You'll get a workup. You're not taking any meds that would be likely to do this. If you drank a lot of alcohol before you were tested, that may be the ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Retest: Rare folks run high SGPT with normal SGOT without evident illness. Elevated transaminases without obvious cause may be due to hepatitis b/c, hemochrom ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Get worked up: If you have used alcohol and/or medications, your test will be repeated two weeks from now. If it's down, that's your warning. If not, you'll be check ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
17 years experience Psychiatry
Probably not, no. : ALT of 47.9 is so close to the ULN, that there doesn't seem to be reason to get alarmed. Medication ASAP is unlikely to be indicated. The best thing t ... Read More
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