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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
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
Bone diseae/gallblad: Alkaline phosphotase is elevated in diseaes of gall bladder/liver or diseases of bones. ...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
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
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