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What Condition Might Cause An Elevated Alkaline Phosphatase
Can a stomach virus/bug on the day I did bloodwork cause an elevated alkaline phosphatase level? All other values in range and I have hep b.
How elevated?: 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, GI lesions can raise alkaline phosphatase, but more common causes are disease in the liver and bone. It would be helpful for you to discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more
Liver bone & GB: Liver disease, bone disease and gallbladder are most common. However an elevated alk phos does not absolutely mean there is a true disease present. ...Read more
Several conditions: You could have the condition called paget's disease, however they are some other diseases that could produce elevated alkaline phosphatase such as liver cirrhosis of obstruction of the biliary tract, some medications and some type of cancers. Proper testing is necessary for proper diagnosis. ...Read more
What could cause alkaline phosphatase levels to steadily increase over a period of years, now at an elevated level?
Alkaline phosphatase: Causes for elevated Alk phos: biliary obstruction stone, tumor, stricture; autoimmune biliary cirrhosis; liver infiltrates do to granuloma, fatty liver, amyloidosis, sarcoidosis, malignancy; meds like estrogen, chlorpromazine, erythromycin ; viral hepatitis; bone diseases: Paget's, osteomalacia, mets to bone, PTH disease, vitamin d def, fracture ...Read more
No: Alkaline phosphatase is known as a "marker" of increased bone (or liver) metabolism. It is contained in bone (and liver) so it will be elevated when bone is being broken down or resorbed as in paget's disease or bone cancer. It doesn't cause bone pain per se, but whatever is causing the bone to break down in the first place (e.g. Paget's disease or bone cancer) is the cause of the pain. ...Read more
Slightly elevated AST ALT and alkaline phosphatase in otherwise healthy woman. Concerned. Should I be? What could be the cause?
What can cause elevated alkaline phosphatase, beta globulin, TIBC, Compliment 3 +4, C-react. Protein and low ferritin, MCV, MCG and iron saturation?
Low iron: Elevated alk phos is seen with liver and bone disorder. Iron deficiency is suspected, but chronic inflammation may cause most of the lab abnormalities. A hematologist could shed some light on these varied lab abnormalities. Collaboration with a rheumatologist would also be helpful to identify a chronic inflammatory process. ...Read more
Lots of things: Medication sensitivity, boozing, being overweight / sedentary, hepatitis b or c, a sports injury, just finishing a marathon, hemochromatosis, wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis, antitrypsin deficiency, a host of others. One good plan is no alcohol or meds for two weeks, see if this goes down. ...Read more
Is a blood level alkaline phosphatase of 46 (range 45 - 129) normal or low? Could it cause problems?
What are the causes of and how can the levels be reduced of serum creatinine, serum alkaline phosphatase?
Elevated ALT levels and alkaline phosphatase direct bilirubin is. 2 not very old only 18 gained about 30 pounds in 3 months what do these test mean?
U R seriously sick: I see you are an 18 year old male taking "provigil", a stimulant prescribed for sleep apnea and narcolepsy and used illicitly to promote wakefulness. It can poison your liver and you need to talk with your physician about this. The fact that you've gotten fat in 3 months is very worrisome. Your doctor must rule hepatitis, hemochromatosis, wilson's, fatty liver and more in or out. ...Read more
I recently had lab work done and my Alkaline phosphatase results were 39-117, which, to my understanding is elevated. What could this mean. I a 35 fe?
Normal range: I think this is a misunderstanding. Your measured value would be a single number, such as103. The numbers you provide are a range of values which are well within normal for alkaline phosphatase. What this means is that we don't know what your ALKPHOS level is. I suggest you contact your health care provider for clarification. Meanwhile, no worries! ...Read more
Hi, my ALT is slightly elevated at 57. My AST is normal at 32 and my Alkaline Phosphatase is normal at 77. I'm a 25 yr old male. What may this indicate?
Normal: ALT normal value are 5 to 56 and yours is 57.I will not worry about your blood test report. I don't know if it was on routine blood test or there was a reason to check your Liver Function. Follow up with your Doctor if it was done foe a reason. ...Read more
I am having low and high alkaline phosphatase result. Ultrasound and X-ray report shows a healthy liver. What could be the cause?
Could having a blood test only two days after a cellulitis flare up cause my liver levels, as well as my alkaline phosphatase to go up?
Alkaline phosphatase: 130 alt: 58 ast: 41 otherwise healthy woman with no symptoms - cause for big concern?
All just barely: Elevated. In the absence of symptoms I would say no and conservative follow-up in 4-6 months. ...Read more
I constantly have an elevated white blood cell count and alkaline phosphatase levels currently at 196 I am female 56.
How do you FEEL?: Around 5% of older folks always run elevated alk phos and trying to work it up never produces anything helpful; if the specimen is nonfasting and you don't have A antigen on your red cells, it's often high from intestinal alk phos. If all WBC's are normally formed and other cells are normal, I'd worry only if the WBC is very high. Lab "normals" are set so that several % of healthies are outside ...Read more
Hx of rectal ca sp LAR, CEA 4m interval rise from <0.5 to 2.4, Bilirubin 0.4, alkaline phosphatase 46, ALT 46, but high AST 79. What's the cause?
What type of treatment is given to patients with elevated levels of sgot, sgpt and alkaline phosphatase?
My daughter's blood test showed she had a bilirubin of 41 with normal ALT and alkaline phosphatase. Why could this be and could it cause nausea?
What could slightly elevated alkaline phosphatase and mildly dilated intrahepatic ducts with no cholelithiasis on ultrasound indicate?
My alkaline phosphatase is 276, ALT is 62 & AST 35. I had an US & EUS both - for gallstones. Now my total igA is elevated. What do you think?
Ask your doctor: Sketchy picture, moreover lab results cannot be interpreted out of context, patient need to be evaluated as a whole, your doctor would help you better ...Read more
I have alkaline phosphatase elevated (450u/l) as well as (sgpt), (sgot), and ama test is positive, age 37y (woman), have anaemia and low level of iron?
Sort this out: You need to be told straight-up whether you are going to be diagnosed with & treated for primary biliary cirrhosis. If you also have iron deficiency anemia, the cause needs to be found. I hope you are not a non-supplementing vegetarian & that a search for possible sources of blood loss is underway. Be proactive & insist on answers. Good luck. ...Read more
Doctor have migraine headache from 12yrs and elevated alkaline phosphatase level of about 370 iu? Treatment dr
Let's sort out: Your alkaline phosphatase could be elevated due to bone or liver. Therefore preventative meds should be devoid of bad effects to these organs. Some drugs cause osteoporosis, and others are metabolized through liver. Would suggest safest approach using otc preps such as butterbur, feverfew, coq-10, or riboflavin. ...Read more
Elevated alkaline phosphatase value of 125 U/L. Is this a sign of primary biliary cirrhosis? Could the level be due to my Hep B?
High level,,,: This is a high level for alkaline phosphatase certainly, but to say it's from primary biliary cirrhosis is harder as there are other things like high bilirubin and symptoms like itching and jaundice (yellow skin) and antibodies like anti-mitochondrial antibodies. It also could be due to Hep B or any increased liver activity or other things and it's not that high so see your Dr. For other tests. ...Read more
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