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If Hepatitis and Fatty liver test is negative, can having consistent elevation in S. ALT (57 IU/L for 3 yrs, doesnt change) be a medical emergency?
Liver tests: There are several different forms of infectious hepatitis -A, B and C are the major ones. If you've been tested for Hep B and are negative -you should probably at least get a Hep C test to be sure about that. You must have had an ultrasound to evaluate if you have fatty liver or not? There are other causes for a raised ALT -so it would be nice to figure this out. See a GI doc (gastroenterologist). ...Read more
Relationship: Hi. There is a relationship between hepatitis C and type 2 diabetes. It's hard to call it a cause and effect relationship, but Hep C does increase diabetes risk. Same with fatty liver (aka, NASH, NALFD); it can precede diabetes or result from diabetes and there is a strong relationship. ...Read more
Diagnosed mild fatty liver elevated enzymes on off for 7 months. Us shows no fat why would enzymes be high no hepatitis. Could it be chronic liver dis?
Bad Fats?: Our liver is a big filter and when it gets overwhelmed by bad fat (from too much junk food, transfats, carbs, etc) it gets backed up something like a drain. You might consider asking your doc or a nutritionist for some guidance about healthy food choices and see how things go. The very best to you. ...Read more
High sugar 6.9 at gtt bloodsindicate high iron in liver no hepatitis or haemachromatosis u/s shows enlarged fatty liver. Should i be concerned?
I have mild fatty liver AST was 14 now 34 ALT was 11 now 28 all other labs normal ratio is 1.2 u/s showed normal size does this mean hepatitis or cirr?
Labs: These data are of little concern. The values are normal. The diagnosis of hepatitis is one of active inflammation in progress within the tissues of the liver. Although usually this results in release of enzymes from dying cells that may not always occur. Cirrhosis is a biopsy diagnosis, and before doing a liver biopsy there should be a very good reason. ...Read more
Is it possible that a person pass a liver function test and still have cirrhosis, a fatty liver or hepatitis?
Thx dr.Fung, I have already done the hep a, b, c tests , all negative 1, 5 yrs after exposure, in this case of fatty liver can I rule out viral hepatitis ?
Most likely: Assuming that you have no further risk exposure and tested negative, then that is not likely to be the reason for elevated liver function tests. Fatty liver is a possibility, but there are other causes for liver disease that you should be evaluated for, possibly requiring a liver biopsy for confirmation. Also depends on the pattern of liver function abnormality. Continue to abstain from alcohol. ...Read more
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