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what does high alkaline phosphatase mean

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
40 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
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Normal: The placenta produces it.

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Dr. Marybeth Crane
27 years experience Podiatry
Liver damage: High SGOT can mean liver, muscle or heart muscle damage. It can also mean nothing. Talk to your internist or GI specialist about your lab results. Oft ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Alkaline Phosphatase: Has 2 potential sources in a male: liver and/ or bone. Symptoms are critical in determining what is next.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marino Tavarez
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Mixed bag: ALP is a liver (or bone) enzyme; MCV; MCH and MCHC refer to size and color of red blood cells as in macrocytic (big red cell) anemia - given your cond ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
U R seriously sick: I see you are an 18 year old male taking "provigil", a stimulant prescribed for sleep apnea and narcolepsy and used illicitly to promote wakefulness. ... Read More
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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Normal range: I think this is a misunderstanding. Your measured value would be a single number, such as103. The numbers you provide are a range of values which ar ... Read More
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Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
39 years experience General Surgery
See a hepatologist: In this setting, an elevated alkaline phosphatase (also known as alk phos), may be an indicator of bile duct obstruction, but can also be elevated in ... Read More
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Liver enzymes: May have underlying serious liver problem.Cirrhosis of liver, chronic alcoholism, hepatitis a, b, or c, primary biliary cirrhosis, congenital liver di ... Read More
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Dr. Melissa Young
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Replace vitamin d: Vitamin d deficiency is very common. You need vitamin d to absorb calcium from the intestines. When you don't have enough vitamin d, in order to keep ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: Multiple potential causes and it may be more than one thing. Leukocytes in the urine can be one of the findings if a urinary tract infection. A full ... Read More
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