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A 26-year-old male asked:

alt elevated for a year are around 120, most recent it jumped to 200. all other blood work good, cbc, pt, and hep. notice in last few months alot of red veins on ribs, chest, and around eyes. should i get a liver biopsy or run any hormone tests?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need more info: 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. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests as s/he knows more about your health. Having said that, abstain from alcohol and tylenol, if you are overweight, lose weight, Wish you good health!
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Raised ALT: The ALT is raised most often from liver stress/ inflammation. It can also be raised from kidney or heart problems. The liver stress commonly occurs from fatty liver and medications, In order to understand this entire picture is needed to speak to your doctor. A common first test to evaluate the liver is an ultrasound.

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