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Elevated alt levels and alkaline phosphatase direct bilirubin is .2 not very old only 18 gained about 30 pounds in 3 months what do these test mean?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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. It can poison your liver and you need to talk with your physician about this. The fact that you've gotten fat in 3 months is very worrisome. Your doctor must rule hepatitis, hemochromatosis, wilson's, fatty liver and more in or out.

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Last updated Apr 24, 2018

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