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What does it mean if your liver level is high?

What does it mean if your liver level is high?

Transaminitis?: Not sure what you mean by the "liver level" but but liver enzymes commonly measured in the blood are called transaminases 9eg. Ast, alt) and when they are elevated it suggests there is inflammation of the liver and this can be on the basis of many possible causes including alcohol, fatty chage, hepatitis (infectious, autoimmune, vascular) or drugs. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Why would my liver levels be high? They will also go very low? What would that mean?

Why would my liver levels be high? They will also go very low? What would that mean?

Elevated transaminas: could be due to intrinsic liver diseases like hepatitis A,B,C, or due to alcohol or cholestatic picture like Gall bladder disease or common bilary obstruction or pancrease (pancrelipase) diseases. Knowing the liver enzyme levels will help narrow down the differentials ...Read more

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Dr says my glucose levels high and liver levels are slightly high what does this all mean and what will be done next?

Dr says my glucose levels high and liver levels  are slightly high what does this all mean and what will be done next?

Glucose : It could mean you have pre-diabetes or diabetes. There are many reasons why liver enzymes will be high but in someone with glucose elevation, fatty liver is also a possibility. I would work closely with your doctor to get the risk factors under control. Discuss all this with the doctor who ordered the tests for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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My b12 levels are always 1200-1300 and my alanine levels are high. Does it neccesarily mean something is wrong with the liver?

My b12 levels are always 1200-1300 and my alanine levels are high. Does it neccesarily mean something is wrong with the liver?

Maybe: Elevated B12 means nothing. You're making more of the binder protein for some reason. Nobody measures alanine, but if your alanine amino transferase (ALT / SGPT) levels are up, you'll want to know why -- if it's not alcohol, you may have a medication allergy, a viral hepatitis, iron overload, Wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis, or it may be your body's way of asking for more exercise. ...Read more

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High b12 for many years until last test level was in middle, does this mean my liver is doing better?All fasting morning tests and same b12 vitamin

High b12 for many years until last test level was in middle, does this mean my liver is doing better?All fasting morning tests and same b12 vitamin

We ingest most of: our B 12 from meat, especially red meat. Are you presently eating less meat? That would account for it. If your B 12 was high, I don't understand why you were taking this supplement. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My doctor said my liver levels are sightly high and so is my glusose.What does it mean and what should be done next?

Repeat test.: Test should be repeated to confirm findings. Additional test such as HGB a1c, lipid panel may be helpful as well. ...Read more

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I have cirrhosis of the liver and they told me my ammonia level was 135. They said that was high. What does that mean?

Cirrhosis: Ammonia is a breakdown product of proteins, and is toxic at high levels. One of your liver's jobs is getting rid of toxins in your body. If your liver is not working because of cirrhosis, ammonia can build up, among other things. High levels of ammonia can severely effect your central nervous system. ...Read more

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D-dimer level .76 High. INR test 1.1 High. Total Protein 8.6 HIGH. Diffuse fatty infiltration liver. What could this mean?

D-dimer level .76 High.  INR test 1.1 High. Total Protein 8.6 HIGH. Diffuse fatty infiltration liver. What could this mean?

Need more info: Diffuse fatty infiltration can have many causes, common ones being fatty liver due to alcohol and fatty liver associated with obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes. It would require more information to settle the issue. However, if you are even slightly overweight, reduce you weight through diet and exercise, not easy, but essential. ...Read more

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What does elevated liver levels mean I do drink alcahol a lot is it from that im 40 year old male with coronory heart disease ...Help?

Most likely yes: Excessive alcohol intake can definitely make your liver enzyme tests abnormal. This can be very dangerous in the long run. Try to abstain for a while to let your liver "recover" from the damage. ...Read more

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What does serum enzyme levels alkaline phosphate elevated 790.5 i had a blood test for my liver and my doctor told me this i had ultra sound done on my liver and it showed hypercalcemia 275.42 what does it mean?

What does serum enzyme levels alkaline phosphate elevated 790.5 i had a blood test for my liver and my doctor told me this i had ultra sound done on my liver and it showed hypercalcemia 275.42 what does it mean?

Inconsistent info: The data you provided are not in the usual fomat and it is not feasible to provide an interpretation. Especially the calcium levels are likely not reported correctly. All tests need to be interpreted in the clinical context and you should discuss the results with the docor who ordered the tests as s/he has other information as well. ...Read more

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I have a fatty liver and my liver levels are high. My neutrophils is l, my lymphocytes is h, my absolute lymphocytes is h, theres more but can't type?

I have a fatty liver and my liver levels are high.  My neutrophils is l, my lymphocytes is h, my absolute lymphocytes is h, theres more but can't type?

Repeat the testing: low neutrophils and high lymphocytes can occur with any viral infection, not related to fatty liver as such, blood picture values change several times a day, follow up with your doctor who would be able to judge the whole picture better, good luck ...Read more

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I have high liver counts. What could this mean?

Many possibilities: The range of diagnosis is wide. It may even be a benign finding. You need someone to take a full history to investigate further. Good luck! ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have high liver markers?

What does it mean if you have high liver markers?

What markers?: The liver's health is measured by labs, x-ray, and biopsy. Simplistically, transaminases (ast, alt) measure liver cells, alkaline phosphatase and bilirubin measure the biliary tree, Albumin and coagulation panel measures liver synthetic function, alpha-feto protein is a cancer marker of the liver. Viral, inflammatory, autoimmune, familial liver diseases have their own specific tests. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have high liver counts?

What does it mean when you have high liver counts?

Misunderstanding: Perhaps your physician has told you that the liver enzymes are elevated. You'll be asked to have them repeated when you're not taking your usual meds or alcohol (if applicable), and if they're still up, you'll be worked up for serious illness (hepatitis b ; c, hemochromatosis, wilson's, a few others). They may just be up because you need more exercise. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is a dangerously high liver function level?

What is a dangerously high liver function level?

Need more info.: Doctors treat patients, not tests. A single lab value requires additional information in order to properly interpret it. All labs come with a range of "normal" values. This is the range of values expected for healthy individuals. Unhealthy people can have normal values and vise versa. Best to consult with the physicial who ordered the test to answer your question. ...Read more

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If you're ALT/SGPT liver test is 105 does that mean it's high or anything bad necessarily?

If you're ALT/SGPT liver test is 105 does that mean it's high or anything bad necessarily?

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

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Hello, my son is 2.9 years old, his liver test results high level of LDH which is (H)286. what could be cause of this?

Hello, my son is 2.9 years old, his liver test results high level of LDH which is (H)286. what could be cause of this?

Not from liver: Young children higher levels normally than older and adults, and labs may not give normal levels for age group. The higher levels in children are due to the much higher rates of bone growth. If the liver is sick LDH will be higher, with elevation of two liver-specific enzymes, of which you would have been informed, so they were normal, excluding liver disease. In short, this is a normal level for your son ...Read more

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Will maltofer pill per day raise ferritinin too much if taken for two month? Iron level at high end and feritinin 800. All liver tests, ultr. Normal

Will maltofer pill per day raise ferritinin too much if taken for two month? Iron level at high end and feritinin 800. All liver tests, ultr. Normal

What was the level ?: What was the level of ferritin before you take the iron supplement. If the level was very low- then after 2 months on iron- i don't expect the ferritin to go up that much. Other things has to be considered-like inflammation etc. If the level was high to begin with and yet you took the iron- then yes, it make sense now it is going up to 800. That is why you only take iron if you have low iron. ...Read more

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What do high liver enzymes mean?

What do high liver enzymes mean?

Depends . . .: It depends upon which liver enzymes were elevated. High bilirubin suggests blockage or obstruction of the biliary tract. High alt & ast suggest fatty liver or excess alcohol consumption. High protein may be multiple myeloma. Toxic amounts of Acetaminophen (tylenol) can also elevate liver enzymes. Ask physician who ordered test for his/her interpretation & what to do next (possibly ultrasound). ...Read more