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What does ALT sgpt mean on a blood test? What does it mean if it is high?

What does ALT sgpt mean on a blood test? What does it mean if it is high?

Liver injury: Liver enzymes such as ALT are elevated due to injury to liver cells. If you drink alcohol, stop entirely. You may need to be evaluated for hepatitis and any medication that you may be taking as the cause. ...Read more

Bilirubin (Definition)

Bilirubin is the potentially toxic product of heme metabolism. It is formed by breakdown of heme present in hemoglobin, myoglobin, cytochromes, catalase, peroxidase and tryptophan pyrrolase. Eighty percent of the daily bilirubin production comes from hemoglobin. It requires conversion to a water-soluble form before elimination from the body by ...Read more


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What does it mean if your bilirubin is 1.8?

What does it mean if your bilirubin is 1.8?

Find cause: Especially if it's indirect, you may just have gilbert's non-disease. Otherwise, your physician can help you find the cause. You may be tearing up red cells fast, taking a medication that slows bile excretion, or have something more ominous. ...Read more

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What does it mean if s.Indirect bilirubin is .68mg/dl?

What does it mean if s.Indirect bilirubin is .68mg/dl?

Probably normal: Total bilirubin is broken down into direct and indirect bilirubin. Different labs report different values that fall in the normal range for total bilirubin, which usually is 1.2 or less. Your indirect bilirubin is probably in the normal range or slightly above normal. Other liver tests can be helpful. I wouldn't worry, but talk to your liver doctor or pcp if concerned. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your bellirubin is high?

What does it mean when your bellirubin is high?

Bilirubin: Long list of possibilities including gilbert's disease which is harmless, reaction to medication, chronic liver diseases such as hepatitis b or c or other chronic liver diseases . Analysis of a full liver panel as well as additional tests are the best means of defining the cause. See your doctor for further testing if indicated. ...Read more

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What does it mean to pee blood?

What does it mean to pee blood?

Hematuria: Visible blood in urine can come from any part of the urinary tract from kidney to below bladder. Most common causes in females are urinary infections which are usually associated with urination pain. Without pain & older age ?Bladder or kidney cancer. Kidney stone with or without pain. Kidney disease, glomerulonephritis. Suggest: see your primary care dr. Who will refer you if necessary. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my ESR is elevated?

What does it mean when my ESR is elevated?

It shows: Unspecific inflammation.This test should be interpreted with another blood results and your symptoms. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if my triglyceride is low?

What exactly does it mean if my triglyceride is low?

Means: It is lower than the normal adult range. It could indicate a low carb diet, intense exercise, use of medications that lower your triglycerides or poor nutritional status ...Read more

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What does it mean when semin is yellowish?

What does it mean when semin is yellowish?

Likely normal: Normal semen can have varying color (white to yellow if mixed with urine) and substance (thin liquid or thicker like jelly). This is unlikely a concern. However, if you notice changes or you have other symptoms, you should consult with your physician. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your eosinophils is low?

What does it mean when your eosinophils is low?

Usually nothing: A bit of stress will drive them down, or if it's a small-sample count, there just didn't happen to be one among the first hundred or few hundred counted. You can drive yourself crazy reading the differential diagnosis for numbers -- but this isn't your warning of incipient cushing's if you feel well. Most labs mean little in the absence of symptoms and signs. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my ALT is 6.1?

What does it mean if my ALT is 6.1?

Family practice : It means you have a normal liver test. Check with your dr to see what he is looking for. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my ilirubin level is high?

Many possibilities: Some people have inhertited enzyme defects that casue high bilirubin. Other causes are obstrluction to the flow of bile, excessive destruction of red cells. It can be side effect of some medications. A proper evaluation requires taking history, physical examination and study of other lab tests. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my sgpt is 104?

What does it mean if my sgpt is 104?

Liver problem: 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. Having said that, SGPT is one of the liver enzymes. Blood levels of the enzyme are increased due to many causes of liver injury. If you drink alcohol, stop entirely. Other causes are drugs, heart failure, hepatitis, and infections. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your liver is enlarged.?

Hepatomegaly: You have hepatomegaly when your liver is enlarged. The most common cause of hepatomegaly is hepatic steatosis or a "fatty liver". I recommend you discuss these findings with the physician who ordered the imaging study as follow up blood work is usually advised in order to screen for common causes of liver disease. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have creatinine is 0.8?

What does it mean to have creatinine is 0.8?

Diagnosis needed: Serum creatinine is affected by protein intake, gender, age, race, muscular build, and renal function. A rising creatinine is always of concern. "normal" on lab tests is generally less than 1.2 mg/dl. Renal function can be estimated with a more complex formula or measured with a 24 h urine collection. See your internist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your diarrhea is yellow?

What does it mean when your diarrhea is yellow?

Yellow stool: Yellow stool can be the result of overly rapid transit of stool through the colon, insufficient bile salts or infection. It can be seen in people w gastroesophageal reflux disease as well. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your RDW is high?

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What does it mean when your RDW is high?

Thanks for asking!: Rdw stands for red blood cell distribution width, which is a measured parameter in a CBC test. High RDW value indicates greater variation in rbc size. This may be associated with iron deficiency anemia, folate/b12 deficiency anemia, mixed deficiency, recent hemorrhage, ...Etc. ...Read more

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What does it mean to allay?

What does it mean to allay?

Allay: is to decrease someone's worries or fears ...Read more

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What does it mean when vomiting blood?

What does it mean when vomiting blood?

Not good: Can be different problems like stomach ulcer or esophageal varices, but if you are vomiting blood you need to go to er asap. ...Read more

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What is miltiple scrorosis what does it mean

What is miltiple scrorosis what does it mean

?multiple sclerosis?: Is that what you meant?.. If so, ms is an autoimmune mediated disorder occurring in approx 400, 000 americans, where there is an inflammatory attack on the myelin coverings of the nerves in brain and spinal cord. Typical symptoms involve loss of vision, double vision, weakness, incoordination, loss of balance, numbness, pain, cognitive dysfunction, fatigue and problems with bowel and bladder. ...Read more

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What does tlco mean? What does it measure?

DLCO?: If your actually meant dlco, it measures how well oxygen is absorbed from the air you breathe into your blood stream and how well carbon dioxide is removed from your blood stream into the air you breathe out ... ...Read more

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If I have very high levels of alkaline phosphatase, ast, alt, total bilirubin, what does it mean?

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If I have very high levels of alkaline phosphatase, ast, alt, total bilirubin, what does it mean?

Liver enzymes: May have underlying serious liver problem.Cirrhosis of liver, chronic alcoholism, hepatitis a, b, or c, primary biliary cirrhosis, congenital liver disorders , obstructive jaundice etc. Gi specialist might be able to help you. ...Read more

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Bilirubin 1+ .... What does this mean...Plz hlp?

Bilirubin 1+  ....  What does this mean...Plz hlp?

In the urine": I'm going to assume that there was a bit of bilirubin in your urine, and that this is not a lab error. You're just getting over a nasty viral infection, and you may have had a bit of liver involvement. Or one of the medications you've taken may be producing bile stasis. Or you may have a minor bilirubin metabolism problem, or any number of... Unless you're symptom-free, expect bloodwork confirm. ...Read more

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If I have elevated bilirubin level what does this mean?

Long list: Increased bilirubin is generally due to disorder of the liver, but can also be due to hemolytic anemia and metabolic disorders. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007491.htm. ...Read more

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I just got my blood results back and everything was good but my bilirubin was high what does that mean? And what is bilirubin?

Gilbert's: Bilirubin's the green stuff in bile; your liver processes it from broken-down red blood cells. A few percent of people always have a mildly elevated indirect bilirubin from "gilbert's non-disease"; your physician knows how to detect this. If you've ever missed a few meals and turned a bit yellow, you can probably self-diagnose. Trust you're not taking meds that cause cholestasis. Your dr can tell. ...Read more

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I have high thyroid peroxides antibodies levels & high bilirubin & selenium levels . What does this mean ?

I have high thyroid peroxides antibodies levels & high bilirubin & selenium levels . What does this mean ?

Something not right: A high thyroid antibody level suggests that you are more prone to develop a thyroid disease and other autoimmune diseases but this is not a certainty. The high bilirubin and selenium level is of concerned and one would wonder where the source of selenium is. You need to consult your doctor and perhaps a GI specialist. ...Read more

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What does bilirubin level of 42 mean?

What does bilirubin level of 42 mean?

Bilirubin: Elevated bilirubin can result from two main sources-- breakdown of hemoglobin (from red cells) and blockage of normal secretion from the liver (obstruction of a bile duct.) These two sources are distinguishable in blood (bound vs. unbound.) Get more information and correlation of type of bili to be sure. ...Read more

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What does bilirubin moderately hemolyzed mean?

What does bilirubin moderately hemolyzed mean?

Specimen problem: The red blood cells in the blood sample were damaged during drawing or on the way to the lab. This can make some of the lab determinations more or less invalid. Your physician knows how to interpret this and whether to retest you. I'm sorry for the inconvenience and wish you luck with your lab work. ...Read more

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My conjugated bilirubin is sky high. What does this mean?

How high?: What is the actual value? What are the results of other tests? How long have you had this abnormality? Lab test results need to be interpreted in the total clinical context. It would be prudent to discuss the matter with the doctor who ordered the lab test. ...Read more

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My total bilirubin is 1.5 and the direct bilirubin is 0.3 what does it mean?

In most labs: A total bili of 1.5 is upper normal or very slightly elevated. In and of itself not a big deal. ...Read more

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What does a low bilirubin total level mean?

Nothing: The "normal limits" are set so that a few percent of normal folks fall outside. A low total bilirubin is never a problem. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your bilirubin is 1.8?

Find cause: Especially if it's indirect, you may just have gilbert's non-disease. Otherwise, your physician can help you find the cause. You may be tearing up red cells fast, taking a medication that slows bile excretion, or have something more ominous. ...Read more

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What does high bilirubin mean and what damage ?

Depending on levels.: Bilirubin is a by-product of blood cell breakdown which every living-human has. Small amount is normal, but too much can be toxic to the developing brain. Level of 14 or more in preterm and 17 in fullterm baby is concerning and needs medical attention. Feed the baby--as much as possible, more feeding, faster resolution of jaundice. Consult and follow up with doc..Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean if s.Indirect bilirubin is .68mg/dl?

Probably normal: Total bilirubin is broken down into direct and indirect bilirubin. Different labs report different values that fall in the normal range for total bilirubin, which usually is 1.2 or less. Your indirect bilirubin is probably in the normal range or slightly above normal. Other liver tests can be helpful. I wouldn't worry, but talk to your liver doctor or pcp if concerned. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when your bilirubin levels are too high?

Probably nothing: It may mean absolutely nothing. If the bilirubin is the only liver test elevated you probably have gilbert's disease which is a benign condition. ...Read more

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What does low total bilirubin mean?

What does low total bilirubin mean?

Low is OK: In general we all worry about elevated bilirubin. Low bilirubin does not suggest any particular illness, it can be cause by certain medications and vitamin c. ...Read more

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