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Blood test for liver: alt (sgpt) and ast (sgot) were very high, and alkaline phosphatase was a little high. everything else normal. should i worry?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered

Specializes in Pathology

Cause for concern: 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. Having said that, what were the actual levels of the enzymes? You may have hepatitis. If you drink alcohol, stop completely and test in 3-4 months. Elevated enzymes can also be due to medication, therefore it would be prudent to consult your doctor.

Answered 11/21/2020

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Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Multiple causes: Need to see a doctor. Any type of hepatitis,other inflammatory diseases, medications,certain food & many more causes. Are you taking any meds?

Answered 10/21/2019

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Worrying doesnt help: Follow up with the doctor and see what they have to say. A fatty liver can cause elevated liver enzymes.....be concerned,don't worry.

Answered 1/26/2017

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Dr. Forrest Jones answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Yes: Need to get these checked. Do keep your appointments in order to diagnose the cause of your liver disease and to appropriate get treatment.

Answered 5/1/2018

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Dr. Andrew Seibert answered

Specializes in Gastroenterology

It depends…: ... On what the cause of the abnormal liver tests turns out to be. If your liver numbers are significantly elevated, then you should see a primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist to help sort it out. I would do this without delay. Good luck.

Answered 5/1/2018

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