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Doctor insights on: Gastroenteritis Liver Function Tests Abnormal

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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Abnormal liver function tests, should I be concerned?

Abnormal liver function tests, should I be concerned?

Abn Liver Fx tests: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (such as Acetaminophen), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause of your LFT elevations. ...Read more

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How will I know what does an irregular liver function test really mean?

Liver function tests: They usually called abnormal liver function tests. If the laboratory testing shows incresed level of liver tests. It may suggest some unc=derlying liver problem. ...Read more

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Do you think I should worry about an abnormal result from a liver function test?

Do you think I should worry about an abnormal result from a liver function test?

Sure, ...: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (such as Acetaminophen), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause of your LFT elevations. ...Read more

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What does an abnormal liver function test mean?

What does an abnormal liver function test mean?

Abnormal LFT's: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues form Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (such as Acetaminophen), cirrhosis, biliary disease, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause if your LFT's are elevated. ...Read more

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How can I determine my abnormal liver function test results?

If you mean cause of: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (such as Acetaminophen), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause of your LFT elevations. ...Read more

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Blood tests show abnormal liver function, normal ultrasounds, feeling fine, non drinker, abnormal for over 20 years.

Blood tests show abnormal liver function, normal ultrasounds, feeling fine, non drinker, abnormal for over 20 years.

Elevated LFT's: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (statins, Acetaminophen, etc.), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause of your LFT elevations. ...Read more

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Alt 188 AST 88 does changing statins cause the elevation? Nevver had abnormal liver function test before

Alt 188 AST 88 does changing statins cause the elevation? Nevver had abnormal liver function test before

It's possible: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (statins), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Discuss with Dr. To HOLD the statin and see if they trend down, then try another med 4 Chol ...Read more

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Abnormal liver function test on blood work very slightly out of range? Gp said simple fatty liver how can she tell with jst blood test? I'm book for US

Abnormal liver function test on blood work very slightly out of range? Gp said simple fatty liver how can she tell with jst blood test? I'm book for US

NASH or fatty liver: She says that because it is the most likely diagnosis. If you are not an alcoholic & don't have Hep C. It can evolve into NASH (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis) which can cause cirrhosis. But usually over years. Risk factors for fatty liver are really high chlolesterol or Triglycerides, obesity, pre or overt diabetes, or low thyroid. Diet & exercise are the usual tx. Do the US & the other labs ...Read more

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Thick blood, high inflammation levels abnormal liver function in all 3 blood tests, test back pos for blood clot on lung after dye test, back neg?

Thick blood, high inflammation levels abnormal liver function in all 3 blood tests, test back pos for blood clot on lung after dye test, back neg?

This is serious: I trust the dye test was a pulmonary angiogram that demonstrated a pulmonary thromboembolus, and it has also been determined that you have hypercoagulable blood. This is a major problem that will require work with your primary care physician and probably long-term medical management -- more than healthtap can do. Hope you do not smoke. The "inflammation" & liver labs need to be addressed in time. ...Read more

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4 year old has bloating in face and abdomen. History of eosinophilia gastroenteritis and low muscle tone. Why is face getting bloated?

4 year old has bloating in face and abdomen. History of eosinophilia gastroenteritis and low muscle tone. Why is face getting bloated?

Unclear?: Do you mean the face is swollen as in angioedema? If so this is not a part of EGE but possibly from food allergy. You need to check with your pediatrician re possible malabsorption issues leading to the low muscle tone (assuming the child is physically active otherwise). ...Read more

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Sharp pain under ribs left side actual stomach area diagnosed with gastroenteritis but no vomit or direah and my abdomen swollen on left side?

Sharp pain under ribs left side actual stomach area diagnosed with gastroenteritis but no vomit or direah and my abdomen swollen on left side?

Left Rib pain: The area under your left ribs consists of your spleen, left kidney, diaphragm and left lower lung. The splenic part of your large colon is there too. All of those could be causing symptoms.. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has pale/clay coloured stool following an episode of gastroenteritis. She has distended abdomen but non tender and no vomiting now why?

My 3 year old has pale/clay coloured stool following an episode of gastroenteritis. She has distended abdomen but non tender and no vomiting now why?

Resolving stomach fl: She is on the way to recovery. Her distended abdominal may be due to gas as a result of her infection. ...Read more

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My liver function test showed a reading of ALT 34 & AST41 U/L means?

My liver function test showed a reading of ALT 34 & AST41 U/L means?

ALT and AST: It means you need to always include the normal range for you lab in order for me to help. ...Read more

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I've got an elevated SGPT 75U/L in a routine test. What further lab tests should be performed now to check liver function/ other related condition?

I've got an elevated SGPT 75U/L in a routine test. What further lab tests should be performed now to check liver function/ other related condition?

My workup: Hepatitis B and C labs. Serum ferritin. Urinary copper for Wilson's. Anti-nuclear antibodies. Ultrasound to look for fat. Consider biopsy if it's now down. In the meantime, think about hitting the fitness circuit really hard and seeing what happens. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Do you know if there are portable liver function tests?

Do you know if there are portable liver function tests?

Portable labs? Yes.: Yes. A nurse could take your blood at home and then deliver it to the lab where liver functions test machine could process them. Services like these are provided by Home Health Agencies regularly. ...Read more

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Is it typical for liver function tests to fluctuate significantly?

Which ones?: If you have a benign condition called gilbert's syndrome, bilirubin rises in times of stress and normalizes when the stress is gone. If your aminotransferases fluctuate it could be related to alcohol, drugs, hepatitis, or other conditions. If your alkaline phosphatase and bilirubin fluctuate it could your gallbladder. Talk with your doctor or a liver specialist. ...Read more

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Why would my liver function test be borderline?

Why would my liver function test be borderline?

Many reasons.: A common culprit in borderline tests for liver function test is use of acetaminophen, and fatty liver. Alcohol consumption can also cause it to be borderline. These causes can also cause it to be higher than normal. Talk with your doctor to look for specific risk factors. ...Read more

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Can smoking affect a liver function test?

Yes: Smoking can affect liver tests. Studies have found that smoking raises the
serum γ-glutamyl transferase (ggt) level and decreases serum protein and Albumin levels. It does not appear to affect the ast, alt, bilirubin, or alkaline phosphatase. ...Read more

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What are liver function test results if hepatitis?

What are liver function test results if hepatitis?

Hepatitis which?: Your question does not make any sence. There are different hepatitis, a, b, c.Non abc
liver functiobn test only tell us if there is elevation of liver enzymes indicating for more tests
tests are sgot, SGPT and alkaline phosphatase. ...Read more

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What should I do about an abnormal liver function?

What should I do about an abnormal liver function?

More tests...: Finding a abnormal lft is potentially a sign of liver disease. There are a spectrum of liver disorders that can present this way and your best bet is to see a gastroenterologist for appropriate testing. Good luck! ...Read more

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Would a liver function test show gallbladder dysfunction?

It may, ...: As if the ducts get blocked then the liver may get inflamed and the LFT's elevated. ...Read more

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I have high ammonia possible with normal liver function tests?

Yes. It's possible.: End Stage Liver failure (Cirrhosis) can present with normal liver function tests, and presents with high ammonia. Ammonia results from breakdown of proteins, this ammonia is converted to urea by the liver. Sick liver cannot convert ammonia efficiently, but if there is too much ammonia (high protein breakdown) healthy liver will take longer to convert ammonia to urea. See your doctor about it. ...Read more

Dr. Tso Chen
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Liver Function (Definition)

The liver is "life". The liver not only creates essential proteins and energy resources, but it also "detoxifies" the body through creation of elements like bilirubin while additionally breaking down a vast variety of chemicals (medications, toxins, etc.). The medical industry tests the "function" of the liver via a "liver function panel". This test looks at liver ...Read more


Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more