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Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
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Abnormal Liver Tests (Overview)

Abnormal liver tests are simply blood tests that show you how your liver is working, including, albumin, sgot, gpt, bilirubin and a few more, if they are high, you need to see you doctor, there are many reasons for abnormal liver tests.


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What is the definition or description of: abnormal liver tests?

What is the definition or description of: abnormal liver tests?

Liver tests not norm: Abnormal liver tests are simply blood tests that show you how your liver is working,
including, albumin, sgot, gpt, bilirubin and a few more,
if they are high, you need to see you doctor,
there are many reasons for abnormal liver tests. ...Read more

Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
191 Doctors shared insights

Abnormal Liver Tests (Overview)

Abnormal liver tests are simply blood tests that show you how your liver is working, including, albumin, sgot, gpt, bilirubin and a few more, if they are high, you need to see you doctor, there are many reasons for abnormal liver tests.


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Abnormal liver function tests, should I be concerned?

Abnormal liver function tests, should I be concerned?

Abn Liver Fx tests: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (such as Acetaminophen), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause of your LFT elevations. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, what does an abnormal liver test mean?

Hello doctors, what does an abnormal liver test mean?

Liver test: There are many different types of liver tests. What specific abnormality are you referring to? ...Read more

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In my blood chemistry test I had abnormal levels in my liver. What could be the cause?

In my blood chemistry test I had abnormal levels in my liver. What could be the cause?

Liver disease, other: My best interpretation of your question is that your blood tests show abnormally high levels of enzymes that are mostly associated with the liver. This suggests damage to liver cells with leakage of these enzymes to the blood. This may be hepatitis, a toxic problem, or even potentially a tumor. Some of these enzymes may come from other cells, so depending on which it might be muscle disease. ...Read more

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I had a liver test taken a month ago and it was normal. I took one again and it came out abnormal. Should I be worried? What causes an abnormal test?

I had a liver test taken a month ago and it was normal. I took one again and it came out abnormal. Should I be worried? What causes an abnormal test?

Abnormal liver tests: It is hard to answer this question without more information. What liver tests were abnormal and what were the actual values.
There are many things that can cause elevated liver enzymes such as medications, alcohol and infections.

You need to follow up with your physician about these abnormal test results. ...Read more

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Can an abnormal liver test result be a sign of porphyria?

Can an abnormal liver test result be a sign of porphyria?

More common causes: Porphyria can cause abnormal liver tests, but there are far more common causes of liver abnormality, e.g., alcohol. See this site for more info.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002188/. ...Read more

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What can cause abnormal cells in the liver on a blood test?

What can cause abnormal cells in the liver on a blood test?

Test for high LFT's: There are 2 kinds of liver enzyme abnormalities--that signal disease of the liver cells or of the bile ducts. Abnormal liver tests may reflect fatty liver, too much alcohol, toxic exposure, occupational exposures, lot's of viral infections, metabolic problems, familial liver diseases, as well as problems with gallbladder, bile ducts, and pancreas. Start with blood tests to identify possiblities. ...Read more

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How will I know what does an irregular liver function test really mean?

Liver function tests: They usually called abnormal liver function tests. If the laboratory testing shows incresed level of liver tests. It may suggest some unc=derlying liver problem. ...Read more

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Do you think I should worry about an abnormal result from a liver function test?

Sure, ...: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (such as Acetaminophen), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause of your LFT elevations. ...Read more

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I drank 26oz of vodka three days prior to a liver functions test, should I expect my results to be abnormal?

Yes: 2 drinks for men and 1 drink per day for women allowed now
For binge drinking 4 for men and 3 for women
So be careful please ...Read more

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What does an abnormal liver function test mean?

What does an abnormal liver function test mean?

Abnormal LFT's: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues form Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (such as Acetaminophen), cirrhosis, biliary disease, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause if your LFT's are elevated. ...Read more

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How can I determine my abnormal liver function test results?

If you mean cause of: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (such as Acetaminophen), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause of your LFT elevations. ...Read more

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Hi, I have psc, my liver tests are abnormal, I had underwent stent placement in the past but later it was removed, my symptoms are getting worse, is t?

Hi, I have psc, my liver tests are abnormal, I had underwent stent placement in the past but later it was removed, my symptoms are getting worse, is t?

Please clarify: I'm not sure what your question is, but do see your specialist. You may be a candidate at this time for a repeat short-term stenting procedure. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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My Liver GPT is 145 while the norm for my age is less than 50. GOT is at 76. ECG of liver shows nothing abnormal. Lab tests from 2012 were ok.

My Liver GPT is 145 while the norm for my age is less than 50. GOT is at 76. ECG of liver shows nothing abnormal. Lab tests from 2012 were ok.

Elevated liver enzym: It appears you have parenchymal intra hepatic paytern of elevation of liver enzymes. Need hepatitis A, B, C and E profile, autoimmune disease panel and evaluation by a hepatologist ...Read more

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Constant discomfort/not pain upper mid to left stomach blood test liver abnormal?

Constant discomfort/not pain upper mid to left stomach blood test liver abnormal?

Alarm signs to check: Constant abdominal discomfort is first addressed by accompanying signs/symptoms that may localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risks? Also, what other testing have you had? ...Read more

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Blood tests show abnormal liver function, normal ultrasounds, feeling fine, non drinker, abnormal for over 20 years.

Blood tests show abnormal liver function, normal ultrasounds, feeling fine, non drinker, abnormal for over 20 years.

Elevated LFT's: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (statins, Acetaminophen, etc.), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause of your LFT elevations. ...Read more

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Had blood test all fine but liver levels abnormal. I never drank alcohol or smoked anything. Now due a scan, is this y I am losing a lot of hair?

See below: Hair loss can be seen in liver disease, probably not the most common symptom though. This is common in iron deficiency and hypoactive thyroid, which I presume was done by your doctor. ...Read more

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Blood work came back abnormal on liver. Retook test to check for hepatitis a b c. No hepatitis. I don't feel sick is abnormal blood work normal?

Blood work came back abnormal on liver. Retook test to check for hepatitis a b c. No hepatitis. I don't feel sick is abnormal blood work normal?

Liver function: Liver function abnormalities are broad. There are many causes beyond a viral hepatitis. If persistent look at medications as causes, including over the counter vitamins, then alcohol as a cause, then genetic causes depending on your ethnicity. A hepatologist is a specialist in liver disease. ...Read more

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If someone was drinking alcohol every other day over limit, would liver blood tests usually be abnormal if some sort of damage is occurring?

If someone was drinking alcohol every other day over limit, would liver blood tests usually be abnormal if some sort of damage is occurring?

Over limit??: Which limit is that. The safe limit for drinking in men is no more than 2 standard drinks (2 12 oz. Beers, 2 5 oz. Wineglasses of standard wine, 3 oz 80 proof spirits) per day, no more than 14 per week, and no more than 4 on any one occasion. Even at that level, some people will get liver inflammation. Liver enzymes (ALT, AST) are very sensitive to inflammation and will generally be elevated. ...Read more

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Abnormal blood test after minor surgery, had liver scan result normal so thinking it was the meds or anesthetic? Having a bigger surgery soon advice?

Abnormal blood test after minor surgery, had liver scan result normal so thinking it was the meds or anesthetic? Having a bigger surgery soon advice?

Anesthesiologist: Please disclose this information and any other details of your health history to the surgeon and particularly to the anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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Alt 188 AST 88 does changing statins cause the elevation? Nevver had abnormal liver function test before

It's possible: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (statins), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Discuss with Dr. To HOLD the statin and see if they trend down, then try another med 4 Chol ...Read more

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Abnormal liver function test on blood work very slightly out of range? Gp said simple fatty liver how can she tell with jst blood test? I'm book for US

Abnormal liver function test on blood work very slightly out of range? Gp said simple fatty liver how can she tell with jst blood test? I'm book for US

NASH or fatty liver: She says that because it is the most likely diagnosis. If you are not an alcoholic & don't have Hep C. It can evolve into NASH (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis) which can cause cirrhosis. But usually over years. Risk factors for fatty liver are really high chlolesterol or Triglycerides, obesity, pre or overt diabetes, or low thyroid. Diet & exercise are the usual tx. Do the US & the other labs ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more