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Lft Alt Level Of 87
5yr old has elevated LFTs her GGT was 107, LD was 528, AST 643, ALT 644. The day before these bloods were done her sugar level was 13? What is wrong
This is serious: Extremely so. This girl needs a workup primarily for genetic disease of the liver. A biopsy may be in order. ...Read more
My sgpt level came to be 59. All other LFTs are normal and hepatitis tests are also negative. I have no symptom of any disease. Why sgpt is high?
Many things: Sad to say, doctors see mild elevations in theses liver function tests all the time, most of the time we never know why as when rechecked they normalize. But many things like recent alcohol exposure, trauma to the liver, supplements, medications (Tylenol (acetaminophen) in particular), excess body fat, and low grade viral infections all can cause rather asymptomatic liver test abnormalities. ...Read more
Yes: 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, your results are well within normal limits. ...Read more
Hello I am 23 yrs old I got my liver ultrasound done the size of my liver is 17.2cm which is mildly enlarged, but my lfts are normal ALT measuring 50?
Watch it: If there's no fatty change in your liver, just keep an eye on it. The ALT is probably higher than your friends, and it might be worth repeating off all meds that you can pass up, including "natural healing holistic herbal" stuff. I trust your physician has done labs as needed. Especially if you're a big guy, the liver span may be fine for you. ...Read more
Stopped humira (adalimumab) 4 weeks ago for hidradenitis supprativa qweek x3mo. My lfts: ALT of 455 and AST of 219. How long for humira (adalimumab) to leave my system?
Should be gone: Do they think this is just from the humira (adalimumab)? ...Read more
Can CMVcause chronic deranged LFTS (over 12mnths ALT^ AST)? been tested for everything other than CMVand HIV, spleen 14cm, MRCP USNormal scared of biops
Yes: CMV can do this. With any problem the first step is to get a diagnosis. A biopsy may be required for you. This is a better choice than not knowing. ...Read more
5 wks preg! Elevated LFTs: ALT: 73, AST: 43. I was taking ibuprofen 600mg and Tylenol (acetaminophen) 1200mg as needed for migraines- once a week. Can it be meds?
My us report read Mildy echogenic and coarsened echotexture no focal mass. Recent lfts normal platlets good at 303 albumin 4.9 ast 13 alt 14 ggt 22 ldh 131 fibroscan 5 months earlier was only 5.7 kpa. Does that mean cirrhosis now or fatty liver? My liver
Very complex questio: I would suggest that you use HealthTap Prime to set up regular visits with a knowledgeable doctor to get better guidance. 1st, the US cannot diagnose early cirrhosis. 2nd, your fibroscan results 5 mo ago were normal (in 90-95% of people), ie less than 7 kPa. 3rd, your AST to platelet ratio index (APRI) is prob less than 1, depending on the reference range in lab report. All 3 argue against cirrhos ...Read more
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
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
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
Not really: Alt is a reflection of liver enzyme activity. Per se, it does not mean you have an inherited disease. Elevation can be related to things like taking tylenol, (acetaminophen) or drinking too much, having a tumor, etc. There are hundreds of things that can cause alt elevation -- but it is usually not a genetic problem. ...Read more
Need more info: What were the results of other lab tests? Do you have any symptoms? Do you drink? If you drink stop for three months and repeat 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
The following is a partial list of the medications that can raise ALT. Statins, some antibiotics, some antidepressants, and some medications used for treating diabetes, tacrine, aspirin, Tylenol, (acetaminophen) and quinidine. So called herbal medications, such as milk thistle, can also raise ALT.
It would be prudent to check with your pharmacist, if any of the drugs you take may be toxic to liver. ...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
Sgpt ALT level at 39, could you please advise if this level is high or what measures are in place to bring this to normal conditions.
Sounds normal: This is either normal or very close to normal depending upon your lab. In either case it is not elevated enough to pay any attention to unless you have serious signs and symptoms of liver disease. Ast and alt are not "managed" to any goal. Simply avoid liver toxins such as excessive alcohol, and certain medications such as Methotrexate and acetaminophen. ...Read more
Sgpt ALT level at 39 my age 35, could you please advise if this level is high or what measures are in place to bring this to normal conditions.
My brother is 35, he has increased ALT levels 100, he has gained weight in 6 months & was on a junk diet for last 3 months. Rx? Advise diet too please
Diet and exercise: He needs to change his diet, increased in liver enzymes in this case could be an indication of fatty liver. More than a diet is a change in lifestyle. The diet would be less processed food and more fresh foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, meat with no fat, chicken without skin and no fried, everything baked, broil or grilled, dairy products 1% or fat free. Www. Choosemyplate. Gov. ...Read more
What is normal range for ALT level in females? My result was 103' history of PANCREANTITIS and presently hvc geno 1. Is there other causes for ALT103
Variable: Different labs will cite different reference ranges, but you're going to need to face the reality that you've got an elevated ALT and hepatitis C. There are other causes as well and your physician is aware of them; I trust you've been checked for concurrent Wilson's, hemochromatosis, hepatitis B, med effect and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. Glad you're being proactive with your health; good luck. ...Read more
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