A 30-year-old female asked:
I went for liver test and the result shows that my alt(sgpt) is 84.3 and asp (sgot) is 87.5. pls what does it mean?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
You have "hepatitis": Hepatitis is defined as inflammation of liver cells, as is indicated by elevation in serum transaminases (ast and/or alt). Hepatitis can be caused by a variety of issues (infectious, ischemic, metabolic, toxic, infiltrative, alcohol-related, drugs, etc.). It is impossible to say why your liver tests are elevated without more information--so, what tests have been done & what has been ruled out?
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Specializes in Internal Medicine
Further workup: This could mean any type of liver disease or could be medication/herbs related (if you are taking it). You need further blood tests to evaluate for cause and some type of imaging ( can start with ultrasound). You should see a gastroenterologist/hepatologist.
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Pathology 44 years experience
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Last updated Mar 1, 2019
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