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what does a high liver count mean

A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Transaminitis?: Not sure what you mean by the "liver level" but but liver enzymes commonly measured in the blood are called transaminases 9eg. Ast, alt) and when the ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Many possibilities: The range of diagnosis is wide. It may even be a benign finding. You need someone to take a full history to investigate further. Good luck!
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
What markers?: The liver's health is measured by labs, x-ray, and biopsy. Simplistically, transaminases (ast, alt) measure liver cells, alkaline phosphatase and bili ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Misunderstanding: Perhaps your physician has told you that the liver enzymes are elevated. You'll be asked to have them repeated when you're not taking your usual meds ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Elevated transaminas: could be due to intrinsic liver diseases like hepatitis A,B,C, or due to alcohol or cholestatic picture like Gall bladder disease or common bilary obs ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Depends . . .: It depends upon which liver enzymes were elevated. High bilirubin suggests blockage or obstruction of the biliary tract. High alt & ast suggest fatty ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
38 years experience General Surgery
Inflammation: Of the liver, also known as hepatitis.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
Specializes in Family Medicine
Please send me labs: Please post results so that we may be able to give you an educated and scientific response.
A male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Need more details: Why did you have your liver checked in the first place?. Tell us your history and which test did you have done that showed increased metabolic activit ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
This is serious: Most folks run 20 or under and the reference range top is probably 40. Listen, friend. You'll have this repeated after two week off medication and alc ... Read More
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