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Thyroid Effects On Low Alt And Ast Results
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
Low ALT and AST and high total Neutrophils and low lymphocytes. LIVER disease stage 2-3 normal rest labs. Otherwise healthy?
Got the results from my liver function back. Alt-63 ast-31 and alp 310. My #'s are usually slightly elevated. Are these #'s something to worry about?
Abnormal lft: U need to be evaluated. Your alkaline phosph is significantly high. You might need liver ultrasound and some blood work. ...Read more
Hi, I am a 36yr old male (never smoked) and I have had some blood results over the past few months (3 in total) showing high ferritin (just under 400). Also ALT slightly high (mid to high 50's). All other results are within normal range (AST mid 20's). H
Needs follow-up: Since a high ferritin level may be from hemochromatosis which can lead to organ damage if go untreated, you need to have these tests repeated in the next few months. In the meanwhile, you need to talk to your doctor on your further medical care which may require you to donate some blood periodically to lower the ferritin count. ...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
Liver: These help suggest if there is any ongoing liver problems. ...Read more
Unlikely: Cirrhosis takes many years to develop usually and you're still a young person your values are low which is a good sign good health. These low values do occur if you have risk factors for cirrhosis such as genetic predisposition severe and long term alcohol use or autoimmune disorders then that is another issue. ...Read more
All labs normal. AST/ALT low end of range (13/8). Is this low due to cirrhosis? If it were that would I have symptoms?
You're fine.: Those numbers below is of no concern at all. You're fine. ...Read more
What are good hep c levels? Which things on my test results should I watch most? Ast/alt...And which ones r most import. I'm 28/f/hep c
Viral load non detectible is good.
Anything else, not good. Reguardless of ast/alt. ...Read more
My lab result shows ALT (sgpt) is 11 out of 3-60 range and AST (sgot) is 19 out of 3-50 range. Are these normal numbers? What could they mean?
Good for you: Like most folks, your values are at the low end of the reference range for both of these labs. The top of the range is set high as some ethnic groups tend to run higher than most other folks. ...Read more
AST 40 scale 0 to 41; ALT 47 scale 0 to 45; other results normal. No OTC pills no alcohol. Concerning? Mild exercise the night before. Reasons?
Follow it: Reference ranges are set so That a few percent of healthies fall outside. If you really exercised hard, good for you and this actually could explain it. It is your physician's call whether to repeat in a few months. ...Read more
I had EBV im starting symptoms ~5 nov 12 and my ALT AST were 120+ by 25 nov 12, how long EBV hepatitis takes to heal? Lft results get back to normal?
Recheck soon: Hoping you are better. These drop as you feel better, rather than in a time course. As a pathologist, for me "the person" takes precedence over "the numbers". If the lft's are still up, seek another cause (hepatitis b or c, hemochromatosis, wilson's, medication, alcohol, metabolic syndrome). ...Read more
Low ALT, but normal: Normal value for alt and ast differs in various lab centers. As long as your alt value within that range, it is considered normal. However, alt value also depends on age, gender, ethnicity, body weight, timing of blood drawn etc therefore, someone may have lower than others, but within normal range. As long as it is within range set by lab, it is considered normal. ...Read more
I just got bloodwork results back. What does it mean if my AST was high (81 u/l) but my alp and ALT were normal?
Probably nothing: Simply have the test repeated in a month. It probably has no significance. ...Read more
My recent blood test showed AST of 14 and ALT of 9. Apparently these are both low. Is this bad and what does it mean?
It's normal: Low is good. Forget about it.Get a more detailed answer ›