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What could consistently cause high AST & ALT levels in a healthy and active person who doesn't drink?

What could consistently cause high AST & ALT levels in a healthy and active person who doesn't drink?

Fatty infiltration: Viral and autoimmune hepatitis always needs to be considered and ruled out. Asymptomatic fatty infiltration can cause ast, alt elevation. That condition is generally not of any clinical significance other than periodic lft should be checked for stability. ...Read more

Sgpt (Definition)

Liver enzyme that has a metabolic function, its elevated when ...Read more


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Hello, what could cause elevated t. Bili (2.4) with normal AST and ALT levels (25/ 28 respectively?) I have had some oily loose stools also recently.

Hello, what could cause elevated t. Bili (2.4) with normal AST and ALT levels (25/ 28 respectively?) I have had some oily loose stools also recently.

Doctor can evaluate: A primary care doctor can evaluate to see if there is a medical issue, such as a liver or gallbladder issue, causing elevated total bilirubin. Of course, one question is why was the blood test done? The doctor, with more details, and can provide an answer. ...Read more

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Lupus patient- last round of tests show abnormally high bilirubin levels and abnormally low AST and ALT. What would cause this and what would it mean?

Lupus patient- last round of tests show abnormally high bilirubin levels and abnormally low AST and ALT. What would cause this and what would it mean?

Obstructive jaundice: You may have a "blockage" of your liver ducts due to your Lupus or one of the medication you are taking!
This needs further study ASAP
A Rheumatologist should be consulted

Good Luck

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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What do elevated AST and ALT levels mean?

Possibkle Hepatitis!: These are liver enzymes. They typically rise if you have liver ailments like hepatitis which commonly occurs due to virus infection or due to excessive alcohol use. You need to go see your doctor who can monitor the liver functions and guide you further. ...Read more

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What could cause my AST and ALT levels to be around 100?

Lots of things: This is beyond our 400 character limit. Talk to your doctor. He/she will examine you and possibly run tests to find out. ...Read more

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Can vitamins or too many vitamins cause elevation of AST and ALT levels?

Can vitamins or too many vitamins cause elevation of AST and ALT levels?

Yes: I have seen one case of a cystic fibrosis patient who has a small but transient bump in liver enzymes when we repleted her with b6. That is because stuck metabolic processes started working for her again. It was harmless and she improved under our care. ...Read more

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Hi I have just had a blood test done and high levels of AST and ALT. What does this mean? What should I do?

Hi I have just had a blood test done and high levels of AST and ALT. What does this mean? What should I do?

It depends..: It depends on exactly how high they are and what your doctor felt on examination of your liver (did he/she feel it was enlarged/painful?). Sometimes this can mean you have viral or autoimmune hepatitis, toxicity from drugs or other toxins, alcoholic liver disease, and a list of other possibilities. You need to have a serious discussion about this with your treating physician to discuss next steps. ...Read more

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What is the best way to lower high levels of AST and ALT enzymes in the liver?

What is the best way to lower high levels of AST and ALT enzymes in the liver?

Seek cause.: Before figuring out how to lower your AST and ALT, we'd need to know why they're elevated. An investigation into liver pathology is in order. ...Read more

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Sternum and tailbone pain and elevated AST and ALT and an alp level of 129, what could it be?

Sternum and tailbone pain and elevated AST and ALT and an alp level of 129, what could it be?

Liver enymes: It is time for a full comprehensive medical exam with bloodwork and liver monitoring. I think your sternum and coccyx pain are not related; however must be examined too. Do not ignore these issues. ...Read more

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Hi what causes high GGT, AST and ALT? No hepatitis and don't drink alcohol or do drugs any relations to high LDL and high triglycerides?

Hi what causes high GGT, AST and ALT? No hepatitis and don't drink alcohol or do drugs any relations to high LDL and high triglycerides?

Not sure.: Roy, there are entire text books written about what causes abnormal liver tests. There could be many different possibilities. If your liver tests are abnormal, the minimum that you need is a repeat of the tests in 1 to 2 months. If they are still elevated, then further evaluation will be necessary. Be sure to follow up with your doctor. Do not ignore this. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 28. Had DVT after car accident. On Lovenox (enoxaparin) for 6 weeks. Blood work showed AST and ALT to be very elevated. Can Lovenox (enoxaparin) cause this? Thank you

Possible.: A rare consequence of Lovenox/Enoxaparin use is elevation of Liver Function Tests such as AST and ALT.

http://www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/409667_3

You should discuss this with the prescribing physician.

Good luck.

David Fox, MD, FACS, RPVI
www. FoxVein. Com ...Read more

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Can the INFANRIX HEXA vaccine (which includes Hepatitis B) cause elevated liver enzymes AST and ALT? If yes, is this dangerous for an infant?

Can the INFANRIX HEXA vaccine (which includes Hepatitis B) cause elevated liver enzymes AST and ALT? If yes, is this dangerous for an infant?

2 answers:: 1. Hexa contains only a single protein component of Hep B and cannot cause Hepatitis by itself;

2. AST/ALT elevation can be a sign of a significant problem in an infant, and needs a thorough workup. With problems such as biliary atresia or galactosemia, this needs to be done sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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What could high AST and ALT mean?

High ALT/AST: These are liver enzymes that are elevated in various conditions such as viral hepatitis, drug toxicity, inherited conditions, and even cancer. You should see your doctor to find out the cause. However, the most common cause may be fatty liver: http://www. Laendo. Net/english/fatty-liver-75894941. ...Read more

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I was waiting forr an appt to finish the last part of root canal. Could AST and ALT levels risee from this? Alt 188 aast 83

No relationship: I don't see any relationship between having rct performed and alt \ ast levels. Having said that, there may be a relationship between your medical conditions, if any, along with any medications that you are taking. If you are concerned, speak to your dentist and physician for a more detailed answer as they both have more information on you available to them. ...Read more

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Fatty liver had shingles and mono. 3 blood tests high AST and alt. Now hep panel. What's wrong?

Did you have c pox?: Fatty liver........Lose some weight
mono...Common
shingles after mono, in theory mono could have had a neg effect on you immune system and you got shingles from previous c pox or from vaccine. You need ebv quantitated pcr and check for hep a, b and c. ...Read more

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The doctor prescribed melpalan, velcade (bortezomib) and dexamethasone for 78 yrs old male with multiple myeloma. He later increase the dose of melphalan from 10 mg to 14 mg despite the treatment progress. Is this warranted considering high AST and alt?

The doctor prescribed melpalan, velcade (bortezomib) and dexamethasone for 78 yrs old male with multiple myeloma. He later increase the dose of melphalan from 10 mg to 14 mg despite the treatment progress. Is this warranted considering high AST and alt?

Speak with physician: The best advice at this point is to speak with the treating physician and ask for an explanation regarding the increase in the medication given the progression of disease on the current treatment. If you are not satisfied with the explanation then by all means seek a second opinion consultation. At times, changes in regimens are easily explained; don't be afraid to ask. ...Read more

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AST and ALT. Levels 100-200. Acute hep panel (all negative). What should be done next? My pcp hasn't said what she wants to do next. Please help! Thx

AST and ALT. Levels 100-200. Acute hep panel (all negative). What should be done next? My pcp hasn't said what she wants to do next. Please help! Thx

Work up: Trust you are not drinking or taking any meds. Wilson's, hemochromatosis, autoimmune hepatitis, and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis are going to be ruled in or out. This may just be your body's way of asking for more exercise. ...Read more

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I'm concerned about my AST and ALT levels ALT is qii AST is 85. My doc thinks its from the Lipitor (atorvastatin) I was on crestor before and switched. Advise?

Abnormal LFT: Both Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Crestor can caused lft to be elevated; however they are not the only things that cause that. Alcoholic beverages, hepatitis, malignancy etc... Can imflame the liver, if lft are still abnormal after stopping these meds (lipitor/crestor), your doctor may want to run other tests to evaluate the cause of the liver function abnormality. ...Read more

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Will Valium and alcohol affect your alk phos, AST and ALT levels when a liver function test is performed. Alkphos29, alt110, ast38 bilirubin dir 0.4?

Will Valium and alcohol affect your alk phos, AST and ALT levels when a liver function test is performed. Alkphos29, alt110, ast38 bilirubin dir 0.4?

Liver function tests: Although valium is metabolized by the liver, it does not increase or decrease liver enzyme activity. Alcohol, on the other hand, depending on the amount consumed & frequency of consumption, can significantly elevate liver enzyme levels to a lesser or greater degree. Your alt is about 4 x normal; ast & direct bilirubin r minimally elevated; alk phos is ok. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can also affect liver enzymes. ...Read more

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I took ibuprofen for teeth pain. About 4 a day would this affect AST and ALT levels. Alt is 83 and ALT is 188 im 49 yo female?

I took ibuprofen for teeth pain. About 4 a day would this affect AST and ALT levels. Alt is 83 and ALT is 188 im 49 yo female?

Possibly.: That is a fairly low dose of ibuprofen- it could affect liver enzyme tests. Options include stopping the Ibuprofen and having the levels re-tested, or going ahead with additional testing now to look for other causes that can cause liver enzyme tests to be elevated. ...Read more

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My AST and ALT are high what cauces this?

Liver issues: These are two liver enzymes. They are elevated in the blood when one has effects either from liver disease like hepatitis (viral) or with chemicals (chemical hepatitis). Alcohol would cause a chemical hepatitis as would certain ingested items like medications. There is a condition called auto-immune hepatitis that can cause this as well. There are many more causes of alterations of these two. ...Read more

Sgot (Definition)

Has metabolic function, elevated if ...Read more