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Liver Alt Over 100
Liver is in trouble: The alt enzyme is one of the main liver enzymes used to monitor liver health. A high level is most likely represents a very stressed liver that may be in trouble. The source of the damage that is occurring in this liver needs to be identified soon so that resolving the problem can be undertaken. ...Read more
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
How low?: 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, low ALT is usually of no clinical significance. If you do not have any symptoms and other lab tests are okay, there is no cause for concern. ...Read more
Elevated LFT: Yes, your alt is elevated. However, based on one time measurement, it is hard to tell whether it is a random elevation or it is a chronic liver problem. I usually repeat alt and ast (SGOT) within the next 6 months. If still elevated, then I recur to chronic viral hepatitis panel to rule out hep. B/c. If that is negative, I do other bloodwork and get a liver ultrasound. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This is serious: Most folks run 20 or under and the reference range top is probably 40. Listen, friend. You'll have this repeated after two week off medication and alcohol, if appropriate. If it's still up, you'll get a workup for several deadly-if-missed, easy-enough-to treat illnesses (hep B/C, hemochromatosis, WIlson's, autimmunity). It may simply be your body's way of asking for more exercise. Best wishes. ...Read more
ALT is 48 (elevated) but all other levels pertaining to the liver are normal. Does this mean that my liver is failing?
Second time in 2 years my ALT has become elevated to 76. Last time took > 6 mos to go down and now it's elevated again. Is my liver ok?
Need more info: 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, ALT of 76, while elevated, is not too high. Do you take alcohol? Are you on any medications? Do you have any other diseases? It would be prudent to discuss these issues with your doctor. ...Read more
Hello My ALT liver test was 41 one month ago and is now 55 two days ago. I'm not over eating, perhaps under eating as I don't eat past 8 pm tx?
You have "hepatitis": "Hepatitis" is a generic term that means your liver is inflamed. This can be caused by infection w/ viruses (like a, b, c, d, e, etc, cmv, ebv), parasites, bacteria. Non-infectious causes include alcohol, toxin exposure, occupational risk, drugs (like Tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose), familial liver diseases, ischemic damage, heart problems, infiltrative pathology ("fatty liver"), trauma, etc. Any test results? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Worth follow-up: This is a bit high and worth repeating. Heavy exercise can raise it, but instead you might be allergic to a medication, or have a smoldering liver problem (metabolic syndrome, hepatitis b or c, hemochromatosis, wilson's, autoimmunity) that could be easily treated but serious if ignored. ...Read more
No: Upto 15 cms is normal for r lobe. ...Read more
Yes: Your physician will want to rule hepatitis b, hepatitis c, hemochromatosis, wilson's, and autoimmune hepatitis in or out. All are lethal if untreated, but more or less treatable if caught early. The first step may be repeating your labs off alcohol & meds. If all tests come back good, perhaps you'll try out a fitness-focused lifestyle & give new life to your liver. ...Read more
Is liver ALT if 64 considered to be high. Was 77 three weeks ago so it is coming down slowly. Tanks?
Follow it to Nl!: We usually consider significant when elevated 2 &1/2 times normal. MANY causes, Alcohol, diabetes, genetic disorders, thyroid and metabolic disorders, viruses (check your risk factors for viral hepatitis, immunizations!). High-dose or prolonged anti-inflammatory use, hormones also. It is most often a benign cause, Recommend follow to normal! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What sort of liver diseases can cause fluctuating ALT levels from mild elevation to normal over 3 weeks? (alt 42, 57, 28)
My daughter's recent ALT can back slight elevated which was normal last yr. Should I worry? Normal range of 32 she is at 38. Other liver tests normal
Don't worry.: There is probably nothing to worry about with this level, as long as she is healthy and all the other liver function tests are normal. How old is she and why did she have the lab work done? It is hard to fully answer this question without that information, so you are best discussing this with her doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take for ALT to go down and liver to no longer be mildly enlarged after mono? Never was tested for mono but still elev after 4 months
Mono: Typically, the liver numbers would be normalized four months after a bout of infectious mononucleosis. If they are still elevated, and particularly if they have not improved, one must consider whether there are other potential liver abnormalities present. If you have not yet seen a gastroenterologist, it would be important to do so to sort this out. Continue to avoid alcohol. Good luck. ...Read more
Liver function test: Elevated liver function tests (ALT, AST) also called transaminases, can be a sign of liver problems or may rise due to medication, acute illness, trauma, etc. There are many reasons. A single high reading should be repeated along with other tests of liver function. If tests trend high, more testing may be needed to find the underlying cause. ...Read more