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What is the meaning of a chronically *low* AST (sgot) result? Should i be concerned, are there actions I should take?
Should i be concerned with low a/g ratio or low AST level? Everything was normal except borderline low a/g ratio (1.28) and AST level (14 u/l).
AST okay; need more: Info about actual protein levels. Ag ratio of 1.28 may not be abnormal if the levels of individual proteins are within normal limits. It would be prudent to discuss the results with the doctor who ordered the tests as all lab test results need to be interpreted in the clinical context. ...Read more
What are the actual: Results? Do you take alcohol? Why were the tests ordered? All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is in the best position to interpret the results. In the mean time, if you drink alcohol, stop doing that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal: 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 normal. ...Read more
I just had some blood work done and it came back with the results of a low (ast) of 11 and an (alt) result of 7. Should i be concerned?
No, absolutely not: When organs are damaged or diseased there is breakdown of the specialized cells that make up that organ. Enzymes are complex proteins that cause specific reactions to occur. Ast and alt are enzymes used by the liver to carry out it's specific tasks. If these numbers are high it is a sign of a damaged or diseased liver. Only if liver is "burned out" (near death) will low numbers signify trouble. ...Read more
What does low NE 34 normal 43 low NE 1.7 normal 2.2 high LY 55 normal (20-45) EO 0.4 normal 0.9 low AST 13 normal 18 what NE, LY AST I bruise easily?
Not related: NE is neutrophils, LY is lymphocytes, and EO is eosinophils. Your levels should not be of concern, they are of insignificance. None of these is related to bleeding (platelets and prothrombin time are). Also low levels of AST is not pathological and also not associated with bleeding or bruising. ...Read more
Lupus patient- last round of tests show abnormally high bilirubin levels and abnormally low AST and ALT. What would cause this and what would it mean?
Obstructive jaundice: You may have a "blockage" of your liver ducts due to your Lupus or one of the medication you are taking! This needs further study ASAP A Rheumatologist should be consulted Good Luck Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
Cholecystectomy: WBC before 13.6; 16 days after 13.5; neutrophils 9, 612; eosinophils 608. Some pain, temp/chills. Low ast/alt and bilirubin. Normal?
What's causing my bioavailable testosterone to be high when my total and free testosterone are both normal? I have PCOS. High MPV, low AST, low Vit D.
The same: The free testosterone and bioavailable testosterone are the same so I don't understand your question. The 5-hydroxytestosterone is responsible for some of the activity of testosterone especially in the skin and is influenced by both the free testosterone level and the level of the enzyme which converts it. This might be what you are thinking of. ...Read more
I have an enlarged spleen, low ast/sgot, low bun/creatinine, high chlorine level, low lymphocytes, low calcium, and trace of urine leukocyte. Thoughts?
Any symptoms?: If you do not have any symptoms, there is no point in chasing laboratory results. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I have low AST and ALT scores. Ive drastically lost weight within a short period of time, im fatigued, always tired, cant eat much and when i do it makes me nauseous. I also have severe stomach pains. Ive gone to doctors and cant figure out whats wrong. d
See below: Complicated case. Numerous possible causes for your symptoms. You can seek a second opinion with a gastroenterologist on Health Tap Either a video/phone consult or InBox Text Consult. However, if you have already been to specialists you may also consider submitting your case to CrowdMed. ...Read more
Have high Creatinine, glucose, triglycerides, cholesterol, low AST & ALT. Having horrible stomach pain, mucus in bowel movements, jittery, sweats & na?
You need: a formal consultation on health tap as a starting point. In view of all those issues, you might seek out an excellent diagnostician. H Robert Silverstein M.D. FACC Recommended reading www.thepmc.org. ...Read more
Yes: Ast and alt are measures of liver enzymes and often are elevated in the setting of hepatitis or other causes of injury to liver cells. However sometimes one or the other will be much more elevated. Sometimes fatty liver due to alcohol or some drugs/toxins can affect one enzyme more than the other. ...Read more