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What sort of liver diseases can cause fluctuating ALT levels from mild elevation to normal over 3 weeks? (alt 42, 57, 28)

What sort of liver diseases can cause fluctuating ALT levels from mild elevation to normal over 3 weeks? (alt 42, 57, 28)

Liver Toxins: This is usually seen in infection (hepatitis or hiv); or from medications both prescribed and over the counter (most common is tylenol (acetaminophen) over use) and alcohol. ...Read more

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


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Could my continuing & fluctuating mild alt elevations (50-90) be evidence of mild fatty liver. All other tests are negative inc fibroscan (6.6).Not fat. Used to be very active, still am to a degree but eat irregularly and late night due to shift work?

Could my continuing & fluctuating mild alt elevations (50-90) be evidence of mild fatty liver. All other tests are negative inc fibroscan (6.6).Not fat. Used to be very active, still am to a degree but eat irregularly and late night due to shift work?

Liver injury: Mildly Elevated ALT indicates mild liver injury which can be due to viral hepatitis (sometimes other than hepatitis A, B or C), fatty liver, inflammation of the bile ducts, autoimmune disease or simply a reflection of inflammatory disorder in surrounding organs like in appendicitis or colitis. If this persists you should discuss the possibilities with your dr ...Read more

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On ursodeoxycholic acid, transaminases chronically fluctuating elevated ALT 50-200 AST 40-80.ALP 90-107. MRCP normal, fibroscan normal, what could it be?

On ursodeoxycholic acid, transaminases chronically fluctuating elevated ALT 50-200 AST 40-80.ALP 90-107. MRCP normal, fibroscan normal, what could it be?

Difficult question: Why the ursodiol? If for blood cholesterol, there may be better options (I don't see CF or PBC on your history). Sounds like you're getting a work up for the elevated enzymes. Consider a virtual consult with GI specialist for a thorough review of lab and imaging results. ...Read more

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What can cause ALT to fluctuate? My numbers: august ALT 71, november ALT 59, current ALT 79. All other bloodwork (including ast) is normal.

What can cause ALT to fluctuate? My numbers: august ALT 71, november ALT 59, current ALT 79. All other bloodwork (including ast) is normal.

Depends: Elevated liver enzymes (alt and ast) can be due to a number of causes. Without knowing more information, it is difficult to answer. However, it can be due to fatty liver disease (very common now a days) or inflammation from other causes like viral, autoimmune, or metabolic causes. Discuss with your pcp or a liver specialist what the next steps are. ...Read more

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Does your ALT and AST fluctuate when you have hepatitis C?

Does your ALT and AST fluctuate when you have hepatitis C?

Yes: Often quite a bit. Hoping you get access to the new medications and a cure. ...Read more

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Ast 50 ALT 110 have been fluctuating have a fatty liver was on statins took me off enzymes went to normal now high again. Was on cefdinir 300mg why?

Cefdinir=antibiotic: Cefdinir is an antibiotic. I have not idea why you were prescribed this antibiotic. You need to ask your prescribing physician. Regarding your fatty liver, weight loss, well more specifically fat loss, is key via healthy nutrition & regular exercise. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease/ds00577 for more info. Avoid Acetaminophen & alcohol until liver healthy. ...Read more

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Really scared. Liver enzymes are fluctuating. 4oct/5feb/18feb are: bili (10/8/12 umol/l) AST (40/20/98 u/l) ALT (77/33/154 u/l) GGT (72/33/47). Help?

Really scared. Liver enzymes are fluctuating. 4oct/5feb/18feb are: bili (10/8/12 umol/l) AST (40/20/98 u/l) ALT (77/33/154 u/l) GGT (72/33/47). Help?

Get a diagnosis: You're right to be concerned, especially about the transaminases. If they cannot be normalized permanently by stopping alcohol, your physician will work you up for hepatitis b & c, hemochromatosis, wilson's, and autoimmune hepatitis; all are lethal if undetected but fairly easy to manage. You may simply have metabolic syndrome manageable with lifestyle change. Good luck. ...Read more

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Liver enzymes elevated AST 50 ALT 78 bilirubin 1.2 us showed very little fat in liver. Could this be thyroid problems? They keep fluctuating.

Liver enzymes elevated AST 50 ALT 78 bilirubin 1.2 us showed very little fat in liver. Could this be thyroid problems? They keep fluctuating.

Very little fat?: You shouldn't have fat in your liver, period. This isn't thyroid disease; everybody's levels fluctuate. If you drink alcohol, you need to stop for a few weeks and get rechecked -- this could be your wake-up call. You'll need hepatitis b and c, medication effect, hemochromatosis, autoimmune hepatitis and wilson's ruled out. If you do have non-alcoholic fatty liver, aerobic fitness is a key. ...Read more

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Calprotectin 95, ALT & AST chronically fluctuating elevated, sigmoidoscopy normal, MRCP normal, could it be IBD causing elevated liver enzyme?

Calprotectin 95, ALT & AST chronically fluctuating elevated, sigmoidoscopy normal, MRCP normal, could it be IBD causing elevated liver enzyme?

IBD complication AIH: The calprotectin level (I'm assuming it's a stool test) is rather high 4 ur age (normal is less than 51 ug/g stool), which seems confirm IBD but unfortunately didn't spare u a sigmoidoscopy. Caveat: proton pump inhibitors like Prilosec falsely elevate calprotectin. Nonetheless, a common complication of IBD is autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) which can cause fluctuating liver enzymes & damage. TTY GI do ...Read more

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Alt 114 AST 85 keep fluctuating diagnosed with mild fatty liver in july by ct. Jan had us it showed nothing why would enzymes b elevated. No hepatitis.

Alt 114 AST 85 keep fluctuating diagnosed with mild fatty liver in july by ct. Jan had us it showed nothing why would enzymes b elevated. No hepatitis.

See hepatologist: Ultrasound is not a sensitive measure of fatty changes in the liver. The gold standard is liver biopsy, but ct and MRI can be used to quantify fat in the liver. Given that you have elevated cholesterol, you may need to triglycerides also. Diet and weight loss may be helpful, but medications may also be necessary. See a liver doctor, hepatologist, for further instruction. ...Read more

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Why would liver enzymes fluctuate in and out of range in 3 months? Ultrasound clear but immunoglobulin m was slightly elevated with ast 60 and alt 100

Why would liver enzymes fluctuate in and out of range in 3 months? Ultrasound clear but immunoglobulin m was slightly elevated with ast 60 and alt 100

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. Having said that, it could be due to alcohol use, some medication you are taking or being overweight. Or you may have chronic liver inflammation. You should talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. ...Read more

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38 year old female fatigued, bloating, gas. Hx of fluctuating liver enzymes for almost 3 years. Gallbladder removed 1.5 years ago. ALT 61, Alkaline Phosphatase 154, globulin 3.9.Hep, ANA, lupus, rheumatoid all negative. Please help. Other suggestions?

38 year old female fatigued, bloating, gas. Hx of fluctuating liver enzymes for almost 3 years. Gallbladder removed 1.5 years ago. ALT 61, Alkaline Phosphatase 154, globulin 3.9.Hep, ANA, lupus, rheumatoid all negative. Please help. Other suggestions?

Possible celiac: Celiac disease remains a possibility with reported symptoms and liver function test abnormalities. An evaluation with a liver specialist may be needed for reviewing additional history and consideration for tests to rule out disorders of biliary tree, pancreas, and chronic liver diseases. ...Read more

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How do I lower alt?

How do I lower alt?

Need to determine: Cause all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. Common causes of elevated alt are alcohol intake, hepatitis c infection, medication side effects and liver cell necrosis. If you drink, stop entirely for three months. Do not take acetaminophen/tylenol. ...Read more

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What is an ALT score?

ALT: Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) is a liver function test that can be used to assess for liver damage/ disease.
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What does an ALT of 60 mean?

What does an ALT of 60 mean?

Refernce Values: Your alt value should be based on the reference values provided by the laboratory that performed the test. Slightly elevated means passive congestion, normal to high means a tumor or space occupying lesion within the liver and high means liver failure. This should be correlated with the other liver enzyme test results. ...Read more

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How do I lower my ALT is at 81?

How do I lower my ALT is at 81?

Find the cause: Unless you are taking no medications and do not drink, your physician will probably ask to repeat the test in two weeks off alcohol & meds including iboprofen. If you're still up, you'll be tested for hepatitis B & C, Wilson's, hemochromatosis, and autoimmune hepatitis. This high ALT may simply by your body's way of asking you to exercise more. Don't Rx a lab value. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My ALT is at 52 is that normal?

My ALT is at 52 is that normal?

Do you drink?: Alt of 52 is slightly elevated. The commonest cause of alt elevation is alcohol. If you drink, stop for three months and re do the test. Please note that all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and your doctor is in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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Are low levels of ALT dangerous?

No: High alts may indicate problems, but low normal alts are fine. They are never dangerous in themselves. There are a few rare diseases where alts may be very low. If it was way below low normal, ask your doc to recheck. ...Read more

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Are elevated ALT levels dangerous?

Are elevated ALT levels dangerous?

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

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What does an ALT level of 200 mean?

What does an ALT level of 200 mean?

Liver injury: ALT is one of the liver enzymes. Normal values are below 40. 200 is elevated though not too much. If you drink alcohol, stop entirely for three months and then redo the test. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my ALT is 6.1?

Family practice: It means you have a normal liver test. Check with your dr to see what he is looking for. ...Read more

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My ALT is on 38 how can I reduce it?

My ALT is on 38 how can I reduce it?

No need to: Your alt is about normal. How did you arrive at the conclusion that you need to reduce it? Intake of alcohol is commonest cause of elevated alt, you may stop drinking, if you do, and redo the test in three months. ...Read more

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Will high triglysaride cause high ALT?

Will high triglysaride cause high ALT?

ALT?: Usually know. However very high triglycerides can lead to pancreatitis which can have abnormal liver function tests. Additionally, patients with fatty liver can have abnormal lft and some with high tgs. ...Read more

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How to get a lower ALT to normal range?

Unclear question: If you think your alt is too low, that is not an issue nor a disease and there is no reason to try to raise it. ...Read more

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What does an elevated ALT test indicate?

What does an elevated ALT test indicate?

Liver inflammation: It usually indicates some degree of liver inflammation or damage. The alt can also be elevated in diseases of the muscles. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have high ALT score?

What does it mean to have high ALT score?

Inflammation: Alt is an enzyme produced by the liver. When it is elevated it signifies liver inflammation which can come from multiple causes, the aasld-american association of the study of liver disease considers a normal alt to 19 or less in a woman and 30 or less in a male. Alt numbers higher than this again means there is liver inflammation. ...Read more

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How serious is it when my ALT level is 40?

Normal: Your alt level is normal. See this site for info on liver function tests.
http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/liver-function-test-lft. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your ALT level is 85?

What does it mean if your ALT level is 85?

ALT: Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) can be elevated with liver problems. ...Read more

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My ALT levels are 6.1 what does that mean?

Elevated: Level upto 29 u/l is normal for man. Several causes for elevation but you need two consecutive elevated values to entertain the possibility of liver disease. ...Read more