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Elevated Alt Level
ALT: Alt elevated means the enzyme of liver leaking into your blood after liver cell damaged. You can see, if a lot of alt in your blood means your liver has been damage a lot. That is why very high level alt is dangerous. ...Read more
See below: 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. Do you drink alcohol? If you do quit entirely and retest in three months. Have you been tested for hepatitis? Are you taking any drugs, prescriber or otherwise? ...Read more
Elevated ALT levels and alkaline phosphatase direct bilirubin is .2 not very old only 18 gained about 30 pounds in 3 months what do these test mean?
U R seriously sick: I see you are an 18 year old male taking "provigil", a stimulant prescribed for sleep apnea and narcolepsy and used illicitly to promote wakefulness. It can poison your liver and you need to talk with your physician about this. The fact that you've gotten fat in 3 months is very worrisome. Your doctor must rule hepatitis, hemochromatosis, wilson's, fatty liver and more in or out. ...Read more
Elevated ALT levels for a year and a half. All hepatitis tests negative. Can injecting humira cause elevated levels? Can injection into muscle cause?
Yes: Skeletal muscle does contain ast and alt and really heavy-duty intramuscular injections can raise these values. Timing the lab draws might help rule this in or out. I trust that screens for hemochromatosis and wilson's also showed you are not affected; the metabolic syndrome may also raise these. I'm glad you're taking a proactive role toward your health & i wish you luck. ...Read more
Little faeces for 3 days. Constipation and excessive gas. Could this be possibly related to the elevated ALT level (75U/L)? Other possibilities?
May be but unlikely: To address constipation, drink enough water to make your urine watery, take a fiber laxative or natural fiber like prunes. Regarding elevated ALT, if you drink alcohol, stop entirely, Do not take acetaminophen till elevated ALT is resolved. If you are overweight, try to lose weight. ...Read more
I'm 8 weeks pregnant and my results came back with elevated ALT level 54 and lots of leukocysts in urine and a high WBC count. Is it a problem?
Can hepatitis b surface ab-ls test with value of 0.2 explain elevated ALT (sgpt) level? Normal fe panel. Possible reasons and advice?
How high is high?: Review your results w/your family doc or whoever ordered your tests. If you're overweight/obese or are apple-shaped w/waist greater than 35" in women & 40" in men, fatty liver could explain high ALT. Excess alcohol could too. And acetaminophen (Tylenol). If it's really high, greater than 3x upper limit of normal, then perhaps viral infection. Figure out & treat high ALT then focus on cholesterol. ...Read more
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