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should i be concerned about a high alkaline phosphatase level

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Needs evaluation: Alkaline phosphatase is produced by many tissues, including bone and the biliary system. A high alkaline phosphatase can be an indicator of bone diso ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
How old is Junior?: All growing kids have high alk phos until their growth spurts end.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
20-100IU/L: Normal levels in adult are between 20 to 140iu/l.In children and pregnant women levels can be higher up to 350iu?L.Anything above 200iu/l should be in ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Usually nothing: Alkaline phosphatase is commonly elevated during pregnancy. It is not a sign of a problem, if this is the only elevated liver enzyme. It should retu ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
You're not: through puberty as yet, so it's not a second spurt, just the end of the first. Check w/your doctor. It is uncommon to have vitamin D deficiency at you ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal: The placenta produces alkaline phosphatase, so it is almost always elevated in pregnancy.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Let's sort out: Your alkaline phosphatase could be elevated due to bone or liver. Therefore preventative meds should be devoid of bad effects to these organs. Some ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
How elevated?: 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
No reason.: There are ranges of "normal" for each blood test done. These may be different from one lab to other, depending on the type testing done and reliabilit ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Upper end of normal: The level is above the upper limit for normal but not by much. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and you should discuss i ... Read More

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