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What are the common causes of an elevated sgot?

What are the common causes of an elevated sgot?

Alcohol: Sgot, also called ast is traditionally associated with liver function test along with SGPT (or alt).  it is raised in liver cell injury, but is not as specific to the liver as alt is. It is also present in red blood cells, cardiac and skeletal muscle. The ratio of ast to alt is sometimes useful in determining causes of liver damage. A classic example of elevated ast>alt is alcoholic liver disease. ...Read more

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Has metabolic function, elevated if ...Read more


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What could cause elevated sgot, sgpt and ggt?

Many thngs: Can be gall bladder, liver or pancreatic problems. With out further imaging or work up its hard to say what is the cause. ...Read more

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I have elevated liver counts , my SGPT is 60 and my SGOT is 37 , i always need to sleep and can't concentrate at all . what would cause this ?

I have elevated liver counts , my SGPT is 60 and my SGOT is 37 , i always need to sleep and can't concentrate at all . what would cause this ?

You must: find out WHY these counts are elevated and the causes are many...from benign reactions to certain medications to infections to chemicals and (perhaps the most common reason) too much ALCOHOL! Ask your question again with more information! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What illness causes fever, malaise, inflamed tonsils, elevated sgot, and sgpt?

Rule out mono: This sounds like infectious mononucleosis -- epstein-barr, cmv, toxoplasmosis or -- if you are at risk -- acute hiv, a medical emergency. Your physician knows how to rule in or out drug allergy, the other important situation; or you may have a strep throat and some reason to have elevated sgot/sgpt, especially if you drink or are not a fitness buff. ...Read more

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I have elevated liver counts and have been vomiting for two weeks what would cause this? my counts are AST/SGOT 61 and ALT/SGPT 93.

I have elevated liver counts and have been vomiting for two weeks what would cause this?  my counts are AST/SGOT 61 and ALT/SGPT 93.

You have "hepatitis": Hepatitis is defined as inflammation of liver cells, as is indicated by elevation in serum transaminases (ast and/or alt). Hepatitis can be caused by a variety of issues (infectious, ischemic, metabolic, toxic, infiltrative, alcohol-related, drugs, etc.). It is impossible to say why your liver tests are elevated without more information--so, what tests have been done & what has been ruled out? ...Read more

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I tested and I have an elevated sgot is 49 and sgpt of 87. I don't drink much... But mom died of cirhosis.Would that be the cause I have this high ?

I tested and I have an elevated sgot is 49 and sgpt of 87. I don't drink much... But mom died of cirhosis.Would that be the cause I have this high ?

Check hepatitis B,C: While alcohol is the commonest cause of liver disease, hepatitis b, c, some other viral illnesses, autoimmune disorders and many medications should also be considered and checked if suspected on a detailed history and examination. ...Read more

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I have elevated liver enzyme ast(sgot)412 ALT (sgpt) 317 GGT 186 dilation of the common bile duct 1 CM no gallbladder?

I have elevated liver enzyme ast(sgot)412 ALT (sgpt) 317  GGT 186 dilation of the common bile duct 1 CM no gallbladder?

Liver issue: Enzymes ast and alt are inside liver cells. When liver is injured by disease or medication, enzymes leak out, resulting in elevation. Can be due to many reasons, including medications like statins. An elevated GGT suggest biliary problems, but is not that specific. The normal common bile duct measures less than 0.8 cm, but after the gb is removed, can be 1cm. Complete history needed for this. ...Read more

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What does an elevated sgot of 84 mean?

Many: We need to know what the other liver function tests show as well.The possibilities are too numerous to list here but any liver enzyme elevation raises the question of hepatitis.A frank discussion of your past is essential with your dr. ...Read more

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Very low sgot, what could be the cause?

Stop worrying: Labs set the reference ranges arbitrarily so that several percent of healthy people fall outside on either end. This is the right thing to do. Don't confuse them with "healthy ranges" or "normal ranges". A low SGOT is never a problem. ...Read more