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Causes Of High Ast And Alt Levels
What could consistently cause high AST & ALT levels in a healthy and active person who doesn't drink?
Yes: Either or both can cause elevated ast and alt levels. ...Read more
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.
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?
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
Hope this helps
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I have high AST and ALT levels. I was referred to a rheumatologist. All other tests came back normal. Is this the correct doctor to see?
Gastroenterologist: A Gastroenterologist would be a more relevant specialist to address liver function abnormality. ...Read more
My AST and ALT levels are extremely high. I'm 20, a non drinker and just had a baby a month ago. Should I be concerned?
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
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
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
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
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
Can 900 mg of gabapentin at bedtime for 6 weeks cause AST and ALT enzymes to be elevated 3-4 points above top of 'normal'. Never had issue before.?
Temazepam: Excess sedation can result, otherwise combination safe if directed by physician. ...Read more
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
Can the INFANRIX HEXA vaccine (which includes Hepatitis B) cause elevated liver enzymes AST and ALT? If yes, is this dangerous for an infant?
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
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
Beer & liver: One a day, not likely.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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