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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Alkaline Phosphatase (Definition)

The normal range is 20 to 140 iu/l.[12] high levels can indicate active bone formation occurring as alp is a byproduct of osteoblast activity (such as the case in paget's disease of bone). Levels are also elevated in people with untreated celiac ...Read more


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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.

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

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What are the causes for elevated alkaline phosphatase?

What are the causes for elevated alkaline phosphatase?

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

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What causes bone pain and elevated alkaline phosphatase in women?

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

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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

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Does elevated alkaline phosphatase cause bone pain?

Does elevated alkaline phosphatase cause bone pain?

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

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Slightly elevated AST ALT and alkaline phosphatase in otherwise healthy woman. Concerned. Should i be? What could be the cause?

Slightly elevated AST ALT and alkaline phosphatase in otherwise healthy woman. Concerned. Should i be? What could be the cause?

Need more info: What are the actual values? Do you drink alcohol? If you do, abstain for three months and redo the tests. Please note that all lab results need to be interpreted in the context of all other health information. ...Read more

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Alkaline phosphatase elevated should I be concerned?

Depends: This depends on how elevated the levels are and whether you have any associated conditions (for example, pregnancy) which are known to cause elevated levels. Talk to your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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What could cause abnormal levels of alkaline phosphatase?

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

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What does it mean when alkaline phosphatase, MCV, MCH & MCHC are elevated?

Mixed bag: ALP is a liver (or bone) enzyme; MCV; MCH and MCHC refer to size and color of red blood cells as in macrocytic (big red cell) anemia - given your conditions and meds, I would ask your doctor if you may have a B12 or Folic Acid deficiency ...Read more

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