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What do these high blood test numbers mean? Liver damage: blood test: alp 126 u/l gamma GT 85 u/l plts 454 x10 3/ul

What do these high blood test numbers mean? Liver damage:
blood test:  alp 126 u/l  gamma GT  85 u/l  plts  454  x10  3/ul

Minimal elevation: The liver enzymes are only minimally elevated. The high platelet count may be due to iron deficiency. If you take alcohol, stop using it for three months and repeat the tests. Try taking an iron supplement. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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


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Does ginger and cinammon cause liver damage? I eat 1 teaspoon every day and i realized increase in liver enzeym in my last blood test

Does ginger and cinammon cause liver damage? I eat 1 teaspoon every day and i realized increase in liver enzeym in my last blood test

Not known to do this: I've never heard of ginger or cinnamon causing liver damage. Both of these are widely used and have many proven health benefits. If they caused liver damage someone would have probably noticed by now! this is likely a coincidence. However, Ibuprofen can increase liver enzymes! see http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice&dbid=72 & http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice&dbid=6. ...Read more

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Does liver damage show up in a blood test all the time?

Does liver damage show up in a blood test all the time?

No : It can be silent...Especially during times of quiescent inflammation...Or even in the advanced stages of cirrhosis. But it's a reasonable screening test. ...Read more

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I recently had some blood test done..creatinine came back as 1.6, BUN is 19, glucose on the high side.....all other measurements are witin the range except for anion gap. anion gap is 13, slightly above range. what does this all mean?

I recently had some blood test done..creatinine came back as 1.6, BUN is 19, glucose on the high side.....all other measurements are witin the range except for anion gap.  anion gap is 13, slightly above range.  what does this all mean?

Hard to say: Without knowing your past medical history and past testing. But from what you mention your testing suggest some element of kidney dysfunction. It's not clear if it's chronic or acute. But you should reach out to your doctor if you have questions too. He/she will know you vest to be able to give you the most accurate description of what's going on. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my blood test shows high ast, alt, vitm b12, calicum, bun/creati, neutrophils & sed rate. Low hct, hgb?

What does it mean if my blood test shows high ast, alt, vitm b12, calicum, bun/creati, neutrophils & sed rate. Low hct, hgb?

Insufficient info: All lab 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. It would also help to know the actual values of the test results. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my blood test came back saying my liver is high?

What does it mean if my blood test came back saying my liver is high?

Liver cell damage: Blood tests for enzymes that are principally made by the liver can show evidence for liver cell damage from infections or toxins. Some of these enzymes have other sources, such as muscle, so one must know about several such enzyme levels to conclude that they are high due to liver damage. Consult your doctor as to why your blood tests are abnormal. ...Read more

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High enzymes from liver after blood test. What does this mean?

Warning: It means that liver is telling you that I am suffering. Stop drinking alcohal, stop smoking, reduced fat in your food is needed. ...Read more

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I am 18. I got my blood test results. My gyncologist said I have elevated liver enymez.. What does that mean?

I am  18. I got my blood test results. My gyncologist said I have elevated liver enymez.. What does that mean?

Depends: Do you drink alcohol? Are you on any medications, prescribed or otherwise? Were you tested for hepatitis? Your doctor would in the best position to explain as s/he knows your history. See this site for general information. http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/elevated-liver-enzymes/basics/definition/sym-20050830. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 18. I got my blood test results. my gyncologist said I have elevated liver enymez.. what does that mean?

What to do if I am 18. I got my blood test results. my gyncologist said I have elevated liver enymez.. what does that mean?

Need a workup: This may be nothing more than your liver asking for you to exercise more. Or it may be a warning of hepatitis B or C, Wilson's, hemochromatosis, autoimmune hepatitis, or any of several other entities that are easy to treat, deadly if missed. I trust you are not a drinker and are not taking medications -- some folks have allergy to ibuprofen that can do this. ...Read more