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What cause my ALT to suddenly rise

A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Ast and alt can come from muscles (not just from the liver).

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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Always need normal values for the tests. Different in UK sometimes. Check meds you are taking by going to Drugs.com and look for liver effects. Also ... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
LIVER PROBLEM: No evidence with the tests that there is recurrent rectal Ca. The AST or SGOT suggests there is some form of liver damage that should be evaluated by... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Not a problem: I'm not that concerned about the bilirubin, but you're on Methotrexate and we have to watch the liver in that situation. I would ask your physician to... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
No significance : The changes in numbers that you mention having to do with liver enzymes is as variable on a day-to-day even hour to hour basis as blood pressure.So ma... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: 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 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Please Clarify: I am sorry, but you need to be specific with the names of the medications you are concerned about.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Find cause: I'm not concerned about the vitamin d. Many people your age have high alk phos without any real problem. If stopping alcohol and unneeded rx's did not... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Robinson
Pulmonology 21 years experience
Yes: Some medications for dm are metabolized in the liver. Most inhaled meds for COPD can also affect liver function. Some diseases of the lung, like A... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology 23 years experience
ALT?: Usually know. However very high triglycerides can lead to pancreatitis which can have abnormal liver function tests. Additionally, patients with fat... Read More

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