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Elevated Kidney Enzymes
It is well known that diabetes can lead to significant complications in the organs where there are very small blood vessels, i.e. Your eyes, your kidneys, and your feet and hands.
If you are not getting good blood sugars on your treatment regimen this will only get worse. I would wish for you a good relationship with your diabetes doctor and good treatment to control your blood sugars. ...Read more
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
Impossible to tell:
You will need to follow up with your GI DR closely and follow their instructions
Impossible to give you any other response, without knowing you full medical history, labs-complete, and a physical exam ...Read more
Could gallbladder be pain in central/left, also kidney area, occasionally on upper left? Just a low grade off and on pain. Liver enzymes elevated.
It is possible: The gallbladder is on the right side of the abdomen. Its symptoms can be found anywhere in the abdomen even that on the left side is less likely but still possible. You can discuss this with your physician ...Read more
Blood test results showed elevated liver enzymes and elevated kidney function. What does this mean?
Need for evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking a history, physical examination, looking at the actual lab results and may be additional studies. Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is in the best position to do that. ...Read more
What do elevated muscle enzymes in blood work without muscle strains? Does this mean I am going into kidney failure?
Child has elevated AST liver enzyme (1st test 58, 2nd test 43). Dr says no worry. Also has complex kidney cyst. Is it a sign of cancer spread 2 liver?
Return To Doctor: Child's age/details of Kidney disorder unknown. Liver enzymes (AST, ALT) elevate with liver cell damage however AST elevations can also come from anomalies in other organs, (eg. Heart, kidneys & more) & does not point specifically to liver. Your child's AST's are very mildly elevated. With so little info given, suggest you see doctor to discuss cancer fears & to better understand child's condition ...Read more
Low kidney enzymes?: Kidneys do not have enzymes that are measured in the blood. If you have a low bun, you may be on a very low protein diet or are overhydrated. If your creatinine is low, you may have very little muscle mass or be over-hydrated. If this does not answer your question, please name to the enzymes you are referring to. ...Read more
You may also have kidney chemistry abnormalities.
Some cystic diseases have cysts in the liver and kidney. ...Read more
Wouldn't a tumour on the kidney or liver cause abnormal CMP (liver enzymes & kidney functioning)?
Could but always: Yes tumors on the liver or kidneys can cause abnormal lab values but not always. ...Read more
Enzymes: I am not aware of any specific enzymes that reverse kidney disease. Kidney disease most simply put is the progressive loss of the inner structure of the cells that filter the wastes of the body. ...Read more
UTI: It should not however if you are taking antibiotics some of them can affect liver enzymes. ...Read more
Debatable: One newer approach to treating chronic kidney disease (ckd) is experimental anti-inflammatory drugs. There have been limited positive results. Alternatively, there are many testimonials on the benefits of enzyme therapy for a variety of disorders, many of which have some inflammatory component. Thus, benefits of enzyme therapy in ckd/dialysis is debatable. Best, talk to your doctor and discuss. ...Read more
For 6 months, I've been feeling pain in my lower back. My liver enzyme test came back high- AST 47 & ALT 71. Is it related? Could it b my kidneys?
Easy and safe: Ultrasound is very safe and easy, and it can tell you if there is something wrong with your kidney (stone, dilated collecting system, etc). It can also look at the liver, if needed, at the same time. It is an excellent first step to visualize a problem. If you get an answer, you're done, and you don't have to go through a ct, mri, etc. ...Read more
My B12 levels were high in my bloodwork, kidney function looked good, liver enzymes looked good, no anemia, what could cause this? Thanks
High is fine:
Low is not
NOT TO WORRY
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
Doctor felt on exam my liver was large. Wants a Liver ultrasound. Bloodwork done 2 weeks ago. My liver and kidney enzymes were perfect. Fatty LIver??
Maybe: In many causes an enlarged liver is accompanied by abnormal liver function tests, sometimes not. In addition to fatty infiltration of the liver, hepatomegaly (enlarged liver) is also caused by alcoholic liver disease, various viral hepatitis infections, genetic diseases (Hemochromatosis, Wilson's disease), normal and abnormal anatomic variations, infections, toxins, cancer, etc. Take step by step. ...Read more
New spot found on liver thru ct. Early bt show increase liver enzymes. Us show fullness kidney & cyst on gallbladder. What does this mean?
Hard to say: Have you had a colonoscopy? It is hard to say what the spot on your liver is without looking at your films... This could be a simple cyst, but if it is new, it could be a colon cancer (or other kind of tumor). You need a proper exam, including a colonoscopy if you haven't had one yet. If that is negative, it may require a biopsy. ...Read more
Can mono cause high liver enzymes, itchy skin (no rash), gallbaldder thickening, pain in lower abdomen and upper lower back and anxiety? This sysptoms started 2 months postpartum.
Partly: See your doctor for work up to get the exact answer. ...Read more
High renal results: Your doctor is probably referring to high BUN and creatinine levels in your blood. Ask the doctor to order a renal ultrasound and to refer you to a nephrologist (n) for a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and protein. A n can give you answer to your questions and MAP out a treatment program for your, depending on the severity of your kidney disease. ...Read more
My husband has had two blood test taken, both indicated his kidney markers are significantly elevated. What does this mean?
More work-up needed: Any medical test needs interpretation together with a patient's history, examination and imaging. Abnormal blood tests for kidney function suggest a need for further explanation of why. Reasons may include problems before blood flow gets to the kidneys (like narrowed arteries), problems with the kidneys (kidney disease) or after the kidneys (like prostate enlargement). Don't panic, get evaluated. ...Read more
How can kidney problems cause elevated lipase? Tests to differentiate between pancreas cause vs. Kidney? I have both panc and kidney type symp.
Lipase elevations: Can come from different causes, two of which are pancreas and kidney problems. Usually, very high lipase levels along with elevated amylase levels are seen in acute pancreatitis, whereas lipase elevations in kidney diseases are not that high. Pancreatitis can show on ct scan, and kidney problems, can elevate BUN and creatinine levels. Ask your dr about specific advice. ...Read more
If your kidneys are damage due to elevated CPK because of a small injury in your calves...What should a person do and if this is a serious matter?
Maybe/depends,,,: If you are a big person with a normal egfr, and BUN, you might have a high Creatinine due to a lot of muscle mass. However, if you are small, and of light build, you could have an issue, and so a more extensive work up would be needed, including review of your meds, if you are taking any. Best of luck. ...Read more
I have elevated CA 15-3 from 28 to 31 in a week. And I have chronic pain in my back on the left by my kidneys?
No answer: There is no single definition of what constitutes long term. The daily dose is also an important factor. If you want an answer my definition would be greater than 6 months. ...Read more