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Workup: If available, get a proper genetic workup even if no one else in the family is affected. If your amylase is high but lipase normal and there is nothing on imaging pointing to the pancreas, this may be macroamylasemia. If the pancreatitis is real, checking the cystic fibrosis and trypsinogen loci is indicated. This may be one piece in the puzzle. Be persistent. ...Read more
No: If these are up, usually your liver cells have been damaged somehow and are leaking their enzymes. The liver heals wonderfully but you do want to find the cause. Often it's something as simple as coming back two weeks later after stopping your Ibuprofen or your beer. If they're still up, you're in for some labs to look for serious treatable disease. ...Read more
Good: It is not that bad. See PMD, they will help in a prospective way. ...Read more
Alcohol: Sgot, also called ast is traditionally associated with liver function test along with SGPT (or alt). it is raised in liver cell injury, but is not as specific to the liver as alt is. It is also present in red blood cells, cardiac and skeletal muscle. The ratio of ast to alt is sometimes useful in determining causes of liver damage. A classic example of elevated ast>alt is alcoholic liver disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If he's been sober for a few days (good!), they're likely to be normal. If he's abusing alcohol enough to hurt himself / others, they can still be within the normal range, or they can be high. If they're above 400, he's probably got alcoholic hepatitis. Sgpt tends to be lower than SGOT in drinkers. The diagnosis of alcoholism is clinical, not lab based -- but you knew that. ...Read more
What caused liver enzyme sgot n sgpt went high? I don't drink. I only take supplements n protein for weight training purpose. Can u help me on this?
Need a workup: Most often nowadays, if you're taking no medications or alcohol, the first entity to consider is non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, which is largely genetic and for which physical fitness is a key to management. You may need to be checked for hepatitis B and C, Wilson's, hemochromatosis, and autoimmune hepatitis. Supplements may not be what's on the label. Good luck with the workup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Help! high Bilirubin
Bilirubin, total 2.1 mg/dL
SGOT/AST 29U/L ?
I have swollen ankles after work. My sgot is 47 and sgpt 90. Does these values have any relation to ankle swelling? All other lft values are normal.
Diagnosed of HBV in june with sgot 2400, sgpt 2200, bilirubine total 10.8, alkaline phos 220. My aug 23 test sgot 23, sgpt 18, bilirubine total 0.7.?
Good: Your liver function tests have normalized suggesting resolution of the infection, hbsag is likely to be negative now or soon. ...Read more