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Liver Enzyme Ggt
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
I am working in cambodia. I have elevated liver enzymes (alt 149) & GGT is 280. Is it safe to get hep a & b vaccines? Liver sonogram normal -
Get serology first,,: Before you even think of getting vaccinated it'd be good to get a serologic result to see if you've already been exposed and made antibodies to hep a, b or the other hepatitis viruses. You might have contracted one of them without knowing it. Next, more liver tests/other tests would be needed to find out why your enzymes are elevated. You might have gone to an area endemic for malaria, etc.. ...Read more
I have elevated liver enzyme ast(sgot)412 ALT (sgpt) 317 GGT 186 dilation of the common bile duct 1 CM no gallbladder?
Liver issue: Enzymes ast and alt are inside liver cells. When liver is injured by disease or medication, enzymes leak out, resulting in elevation. Can be due to many reasons, including medications like statins. An elevated GGT suggest biliary problems, but is not that specific. The normal common bile duct measures less than 0.8 cm, but after the gb is removed, can be 1cm. Complete history needed for this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
M, age 52. Blood work shows high GGT of 170 (range 3-95 u/l). All other liver enzymes within normal range. Drink rarely. Any idea why GGT is high?
Probably you: I'm assuming normal alkaline phosphatase & no other sign of focal cholestasis. If you are otherwise well, you are probably one of the people (it's common, maybe 1 in 1000) who has a gene for high ggt. I need to write letters for folks like you from time to time as GGT is used to monitor folks in sobriety programs. If ok with your physician, i'd not give it another thought. ...Read more
Gall bladder removed. If biliary tree, connective tissue of liver abnormal, besides GGT 124, what other liver enzymes will be elevated? Other signs?
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
Gall bladder removed 7 years ago coz of gallstones. Can I still have bile duct disease? GGT 124. Other liver enzymes all normal.
My latest liver enzyme tests showed I have ALT 11 and AST 20. I have read that a 2:1 ratio of AST to ALT is indicative of liver disease and my numbers are pretty close to that. Can you tell me your thoughts on this? I am a 29 year old female who does drin
Alcohol>BreastCancer: An ALT of 11 and AST of 20 is normal. The ratio pertains to alcoholic liver disease with abnormally elevated levels and is not an indicator of liver disease by itself. A far more sensitive test is Gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase(GGT). **There is an increased risk of breast cancer in women who drink, even lightly. The risk goes up 30% for each ounce of liquor, each 8oz beer or 5oz wine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: Liver enzymes are from the inside of the cells in the liver, and theur presence in excess indicates too many liver cells are dying, dimping their contents into the blood. Several causes: too much tylenol, alcohol, ibuprofen, and many prescription drugs. Gall stones lodged in the tract from the liver to the intestine, a tumor in that tract or the liver itself, an infection like hepatitis or mono. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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