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Hello. I had my alt and ast tested in Sept 2014 and was within limit. In December 2014 I had blood work done again for a slightly low thyroid and li?

Hello.  I had my alt and ast tested in Sept 2014 and was within limit.  In December 2014 I had blood work done again for a slightly low thyroid and li?

Finish question : Do get follow up with your physician. Thee enzymes can be high from drinking, meds (even simple pain killers), or serious disease. Never ignore abnormal values here. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Liver enzymes elevated AST 50 ALT 78 bilirubin 1.2 us showed very little fat in liver. Could this be thyroid problems? They keep fluctuating.

Liver enzymes elevated AST 50 ALT 78 bilirubin 1.2 us showed very little fat in liver. Could this be thyroid problems? They keep fluctuating.

Very little fat?: You shouldn't have fat in your liver, period. This isn't thyroid disease; everybody's levels fluctuate. If you drink alcohol, you need to stop for a few weeks and get rechecked -- this could be your wake-up call. You'll need hepatitis b and c, medication effect, hemochromatosis, autoimmune hepatitis and wilson's ruled out. If you do have non-alcoholic fatty liver, aerobic fitness is a key. ...Read more

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Thyroid nodule has grown from 3.1 to 3.6 CM with normal blood tests except ALT 165 and AST 77. Any realation? Cause of elevated enzymes? No on any med

Thyroid nodule has grown from 3.1 to 3.6 CM with normal blood tests except ALT 165 and AST 77. Any realation? Cause of elevated enzymes? No on any med

No relationship: A solitary nodule of the thyroid urrelatede to elevated liver enzymes. When a solitary nodule enlarges and is unrelated to a goitre, there is a potential for this nodule which if solid on sonogram and non funtional on scan might represent a transforming adenoma and as such should be resected. The elevated liver enzymes should be evaluated separately. ...Read more

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Mch 31.1, immat grans 0.04, carb dioxide total 20.7, glucose serum 103, alt(sgpt)61, ast(sgot)46. Barrett Esophagus, Thyroid Nodule, Migraines, PFO. ?

Mch 31.1, immat grans 0.04, carb dioxide total 20.7, glucose serum 103, alt(sgpt)61, ast(sgot)46. Barrett Esophagus, Thyroid Nodule, Migraines, PFO. ?

Sketchy picture: Kindly consult your doctor, or call for a virtual consult on HealthTap to put the whole picture together, make a diagnosis and manage your symptoms ...Read more

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What do these results indicate? Low AST 13 (15-37 u/l range) and ALT 34 (30-65u/l) normal?

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

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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?

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

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What could low ceruloplasmin in the event of normal liver function test results mean? normal bili/albumin/inr/alt/ast/ggt but low ceruloplasmin

How low?: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthy folks have any given value out of range at one end or the other. Without elevated ALT/AST, Wilson's is unlikely. Some folks genetically run a low ceruloplasmin and it means nothing. ...Read more

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41 year old female and I have low ALT and AST levels. And recent ultrasound shows spots on my liver. What does this mean?

41 year old female and I have low ALT and AST levels.  And recent ultrasound shows spots on my liver.  What does this mean?

Liver "spots" are: very common, and many times they are benign but without seeing the images I cannot make a diagnosis. Having low ALT and AST levels is generally good however, since they INCREASE with liver disease. Consider HealthTap Concierge for a review of your images and more specific recommendations. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with fatty liver. My triglycerides are thru the roof. My ALT and AST results vary from normal and abnormal. What can cause this?

I have been diagnosed with fatty liver. My triglycerides are thru the roof. My ALT and AST results vary from normal and abnormal. What can cause this?

Genes partly: The mainstay of management will include a return to the fitness-focused lifestyle you enjoyed as a teen. Be strong and welcome the opportunity. Glad you recognize its importance. Best wishes. ...Read more

Sgpt (Definition)

Liver enzyme that has a metabolic function, its elevated when ...Read more


Sgot (Definition)

Has metabolic function, elevated if ...Read more