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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?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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?
Dr. ASHRAF MALEK
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.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Workup: Elevated transaminases (alt and asp) are common and any physician can begin the workup. You may simply have them repeated 2 weeks after stopping alcohol and all rx's, if normal it's a warning. Otherwise checks for hepatitis b and c, hemochromatosis, wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis & maybe antitrypsin deficiency are in order; if all normal, aerobic fitness may be your rx. Good luck.

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