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What Does A High Alt Score Mean
Inflammation: Alt is an enzyme produced by the liver. When it is elevated it signifies liver inflammation which can come from multiple causes, the aasld-american association of the study of liver disease considers a normal alt to 19 or less in a woman and 30 or less in a male. Alt numbers higher than this again means there is liver inflammation. ...Read more
This is serious: Most folks run 20 or under and the reference range top is probably 40. Listen, friend. You'll have this repeated after two week off medication and alcohol, if appropriate. If it's still up, you'll get a workup for several deadly-if-missed, easy-enough-to treat illnesses (hep B/C, hemochromatosis, WIlson's, autimmunity). It may simply be your body's way of asking for more exercise. Best wishes. ...Read more
Hard to say: One Lab result alone doesn't mean much. It depends on why the test was taken and your symptoms and the results of other lab work. An abnormal lab can be a temporary finding and may be normal when next tested. Discuss this with your doctor (or the person who ordered the test), if if is concerning, you will be told and a plan to follow it up will be done (Ideally). ...Read more
Does a positive reactive HCV test with very high sco ratio and slightly elevated ALT most likely mean chronic hcv?
Need help docs! my 11yr has an ALT level of 83. They did ultrasound but what does this mean? Why are they so high?
High ALT=cell injury: Alt elevation often means that the liver has been injured. The list of conditions that cause alt elevation is very long. Some conditions are temporary (like many viruses) and some will only get worse unless treated. Your pediatrician will keep running tests until they find an answer or until the alt normalizes. Often a pediatric gastroenterologist will aid in finding the answer. ...Read more
What are the actual: Results? Do you take alcohol? Why were the tests ordered? All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is in the best position to interpret the results. In the mean time, if you drink alcohol, stop doing that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
US showed Homogeneous liver at 16.5 cm. My ALT is 70 with all other values normal. Over last couple years my ALT value follows Cholesterol. If one is high so is the other. Does that mean I have NAFLD?
I don't think so: The most reassuring thing in your question is that your liver was homogeneous on ultrasound. An ultrasound will often show a typical fatty liver. I believe the elevation of both ALT & cholesterol could be linked eating a higher fat and/or carbohydrate (including alcohol) diet as well as increased weight, if applicable. Optimize diet and weight and hopefully labs will normalize. Good wishes:) ...Read more
Need more info: Lab test results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and is best done by the doctor who ordered the test as s/he likely knows your health history. A doctor needs to know the actual values of the results and more clinical information. ...Read more
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