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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nikunj Shah
Hepatology 49 years experience
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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Liver function tests: Those are very very mild elevations and can even be caused by a transient viral infecton. What were the original symptoms? Perhaps a wait an see appro... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need to examine: 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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Zandman
Gastroenterology 14 years experience
Depends on biopsy: Cirrhosis can only be truly proven by a liver biopsy. Certain lab tests, such as bilirubin, INR, albumin, and platelets are often used as surrogate m... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Liver function tests: Alt and ast, prior noted as SGOT and sgpt, are part of a group of enzyme known as transaminases. They rise if something is inflaming the liver, such a... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Drabek
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Many ??: Are you overweight? Fatty liver can do this. Exposure to viral hepatitis? High fat diet? Any medications? (even otc or herbal things). Liver funct... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Two weeks: Off alcohol and all meds including over-the-counter painkillers. This might also be a great time to increase your aerobic fitness training.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Possibkle Hepatitis!: These are liver enzymes. They typically rise if you have liver ailments like hepatitis which commonly occurs due to virus infection or due to excessiv... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Grogan
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Many: Statins are know for this but there are many others including too much tylenol (acetaminophen)
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends: 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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