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Hi. 34 y old female with hypothyroidism. Vegeterian. Iron serum 178. Chloride 97. Sodium 138. A/g ratio 1.9. Ast 17. Alt 8. Ggt 8. Eos 9 and absolute eos 0.5. Protei6.7.What could this mean? Thank you

Hi. 34 y old female with hypothyroidism. Vegeterian. Iron serum 178. Chloride 97. Sodium 138. A/g ratio 1.9. Ast 17. Alt 8. Ggt 8. Eos 9 and absolute eos 0.5. Protei6.7.What could this mean? Thank you

See your dr: Normal ranges of your blood test results can vary depending on the lab used; however, it seems that your serum iron level may be a little high. U may be taking too much extra iron b/c of being vegetarian. Hypothyroidism can also complicate the picture. It is best to inform your dr of all the meds you are taking and the doses. Make sure u eat a healthy diet. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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15 year old. Hx of constipation & hypothyroidism. Recurrent fatigue and belly pain. Bili 1.4 and AST 43 (0-40). AST/ALT ratio 1.7. Any thoughts?

15 year old. Hx of constipation & hypothyroidism. Recurrent fatigue and belly pain. Bili 1.4 and AST 43 (0-40). AST/ALT ratio 1.7. Any thoughts?

Fatigue/Belly pain: Please have your mother take you to a thyroid specialist. Fatigue could be the result of low thyroid levels but there are possible other issues for your doctor to evaluate and treat.

Hope all goes well - please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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My AST was at 57 and the other LFTs were normal. I have PCOS & hypothyroidism, so I'm already at risk for fatty liver. Will vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) hurt it further?

My AST was at 57 and the other LFTs were normal. I have PCOS & hypothyroidism, so I'm already at risk for fatty liver. Will vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) hurt it further?

No: vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) has not been associated with fatty liver. any serious liver toxicity with markedly increase your AST as well as ALT. 57 is not a big deal. ...Read more

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I had been diagnose of hypothyroidism after six month done my lab and found out that I have elevated ALT 75.What does it indicates? Others are normal

I had been diagnose of hypothyroidism after six month done my lab and found out that I have elevated ALT 75.What does it indicates? Others are normal

Mild liver...: Chemistry abnormality. Could be due to meds, bcp, alcohol, other. Repeat, with other liver chemistries in about a week, off any nonessential meds, alcohol. Further evaluation if needed. ...Read more

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After years of being diagnosed with Hepatitis A, my husband still has elevated ALT and AST. What does this mean? He has no symptoms of liver damage.

After years of being diagnosed with Hepatitis A, my husband still has elevated ALT and AST. What does this mean? He has no symptoms of liver damage.

Not hepatitis A: Hepatitis A doesn't go chronic like this. Hubby has elevated labs from some other cause. Test after 2 weeks off alcohol & all meds. If still high, a competent physician will rule out chronic hepatitis B and C, Wilson's, hemochromatosis, autoimmune hepatitis & maybe more. Sometimes this is genetic, and/or his body's way of asking for a fitness-focused lifestyle. ...Read more

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What will happen when you take tylenol (acetaminophen) and have elevated ALT and AST liver enzymes?

What will happen when you take tylenol (acetaminophen) and have elevated ALT and AST liver enzymes?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): More than likely you will have further rise in those levels. Not a good idea to take tylenol (acetaminophen) when you have raised ast/alt. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes for dime and penny sized dark spots found on the liver during and ultrasound? I did have mildly elevated alt and ast. Feeling good. Normal diet. Holding my weight. Stools look normal. No abdominal pain. Slight fatigue.

What are the most common causes for dime and penny sized dark spots found on the liver during and ultrasound? I did have mildly elevated alt and ast. Feeling good. Normal diet. Holding my weight. Stools look normal. No abdominal pain. Slight fatigue.

Hepatologist: This question is best answered by a hepatologist or gastroenterologist who will review your ultrasound with the radiologist who interpreted the study. After conferring, a differential diagnosis will be arrived at and a decision made, as to whether further studies such as a liver biopsy is indicated. ...Read more

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I have elevated ast, ALT and GGT levels but I don't drink. What are other possible causes?

I have elevated ast, ALT and GGT levels but I don't drink. What are other possible causes?

Liver enzymes: Sometimes this can be due to gallbladder problems/stones. It is common in women 20s-40s, especially if they are overweight. There is also fatty liver disease where your liver fails to process the dietary fats efficiently, common with obesity. Medication can be a cause, especially those metabolized by the liver. Infection and other inflammatory causes are possible. Your doctor can tell you more. ...Read more

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My nine yr old has elevated levels of ESR, AST & ALT also anemic she complains of intermittent pain on her left side?

My nine yr old has elevated levels of ESR, AST & ALT also anemic she complains of intermittent pain on her left side?

Anemia: At her young age it could mean that she has some form of destruction of her red cells. She possibly has an enlarged spleen causing pain left abdomen.
need to see a blood specialist --hemtologist ...Read more

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Elevated AST=48 ALT=83 with diffused fatty liver and slightly small liver size. What does it mean and how can it be treated?

Elevated AST=48 ALT=83 with diffused fatty liver and slightly small liver size. What does it mean and how can it be treated?

Reverse risk factors: Fatty liver is incredibly common, predominantly due to: high alcohol intake, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity. The more of these risks you have, the greater the chance of fatty liver. Addressing these risks is an important step to correcting fatty liver. Distinguish hepatosteatosis (fatty liver) from steatohepatitis (fatty liver with abnormal liver tests that risks cirrhosis & liver cancer). ...Read more

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How concerned should I be about a slightly elevated ALT with a normal ast? I do have high cholesterol but have not started mess yet.

3 Questions: 1) are you obese? Think fatty liver disease. 2) could you ever have been exposed to hepatitis c? This can cause persistent low level elevations. 3) are you taking any meds with liver interactions. That said, 2.5% of the population will have slightly elevated alt just because of the way they set the "normal" range for the lab values. ...Read more

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Hi I have elevated ALT 96 and GGT 68... AST and everything else is normal... I do not drink and smoke occasionally. Do I need to worry?

Hepatitis: Can be chemical.....couple Tylanol will do it, infection Hep A, other hepatotoxic meds....statins can do it, certain food...mushroom can, gall bladder disease.....stones, alcohol can do it. See PMD. ...Read more

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Hepatology: 24y.O healthy non alcoholic, no meds, fully negative workup including rare causes except biopsy for elevated ALT 171 and AST 60 incidental?

Hepatology: 24y.O healthy non alcoholic, no meds, fully negative workup including rare causes except biopsy for elevated ALT 171 and AST 60 incidental?

Fatty liver disease: Fatty liver disease is the most common cause of abnormal lfts and is caused by excessive fat accumulation in the the liver. Fatty liver can lead to complications including hardening of the liver called cirrhosis. If your bmi is too high, then losing weight will help mitigate your long term associated health risks. Sometimes a blood test called fibrosure helps clarify the diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hi, my ALT is slightly elevated at 57. My AST is normal at 32 and my Alkaline Phosphatase is normal at 77. I'm a 25 yr old male. What may this indicate?

Hi, my ALT is slightly elevated at 57. My AST is normal at 32 and my Alkaline Phosphatase is normal at 77. I'm a 25 yr old male. What may this indicate?

Normal: ALT normal value are 5 to 56 and yours is 57.I will not worry about your blood test report. I don't know if it was on routine blood test or there was a reason to check your Liver Function. Follow up with your Doctor if it was done foe a reason. ...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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Elevated alt/ast/ldh and bilirubin?

Liver dysfunction: This indicates abnormality in liver function. Talk to your physician. ...Read more

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What might cause elevated liver alt ast levels?

What might cause elevated liver alt ast levels?

Many conditions: Including Hepatitis of all forms, drug adverse effects, liver diseases, GB diseases, CHF, ETOH and etc ...Read more

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Could eating a lot of fruit raise my ALT/AST? I was eating a fruitarian diet and they were elevated and still are. 115 alt 70 AST?

No: Eating fruit will not change your AST or ALT. They are usually elevated if there is a problem with your liver or gallbladder. There could be other causes of elevated AST and ALT unrelated to the liver, however. If they are elevated, the best thing to do is have that repeated in a month. If they are still up, then an evaluation with a your doctor or a gastroenterologist would be best. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you just all the sudden develop gilberts? My bilirubin has been middle elevated for over a year. Alt and AST been ele for 10mth last 2 mth good

Congenital: Gilbert's syndrome is a congenital, life long condition that might get worse in certain condition such as infections or dehydration and may cause jaundice and or fatigue. Otherwise, benign condition with no need for specific treatment. ...Read more

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My bloodwork shows slightly elevated bilirubin but normal AST and alt. What does this mean and should I worry?

My bloodwork shows slightly elevated bilirubin but normal AST and alt. What does this mean and should I worry?

Gilbert's syndrome: This is a benign condition that requires no treatment characterized by mildly elevated bilirubin and otherwise normal liver function tests. The bilirubin can be higher with fasting which is why we often see it on routine blood work. It is not a disease and again requires no treatment. ...Read more

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ALT 80 AST 390 my ALT AST remain elevated since 2 years HBsAG n HCV Negative. What it may be? Docs say I am alright.

Liver tests: If your liver tests remain elevated on several successive lab draws, it is important to evaluate why they are elevated. Some causes of elevated liver tests are treatable. You should see a gastroenterologist for that evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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AST elevated (65), ALT elevated (50) and total bilirubin elevated (3.0). All other enzymes are normal. Is this significant??

Elevated Bilirubin I: Elevated Bilirubin is concerning. Elevated AST and ALT are mild. You need to see liver specialist (Hepatologist)
and have more testing. ...Read more

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Slightly elevated AST ALT and alkaline phosphatase in otherwise healthy woman. Concerned. Should I be? What could be the cause?

Need more info: What are the actual values? Do you drink alcohol? If you do, abstain for three months and redo the tests. Please note that all lab results need to be interpreted in the context of all other health information. ...Read more

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Though ALP is within normal range, it is elevating, with GGT, AST and ALT elevated to 69 U/L, 69U/L and 113 U/L. WHat could this mean?

Need work up: Elevated liver enzymes should be repeated off alcohol and any meds that are not essential. If still up, you need to be tested for hepatitis B and C, hemochromatosis, Wilson's, and autoimmune hepatitis. Your liver might actually just be asking you for more exercise. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Liver ast/alt test was elevated, now they are normal; liver us was normal. Bilirubin is slightly elevated and I'm going for a GI consult. Causes?

Many possibilities: You may already know the answer by now, if you have seen the GI specialist. Elevated bilirubin may be side effect of drugs, excessive destruction of red cells, blockage to the flow of bile and more. ...Read more

Sgpt (Definition)

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


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Has metabolic function, elevated if ...Read more