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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