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What is the result of liver function tests in intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy?

What is the result of liver function tests in intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy?

Cholestasis: You could elevated bilirrubin and alkaline phosphatase predominantly. Others sucn as transaminases can be elevated too. They will all normalize upon delivery. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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What is the cause of normal sgpt level found in cirrhosis?

What is the cause of normal sgpt level found in cirrhosis?

Not unusual: It's not unusual to have normal liver enzyme levels when you have cirrhosis. These enzymes are elevated when there's is ongoing liver damage. Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver. If the damage to the liver has already been done, the levels may be normal. ...Read more

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My result of laboratory test is reactive for hepatitis b, what is the meaning of that?

My result of laboratory test is reactive for hepatitis b, what is the meaning of that?

Depends : It all depends on what hepatitis b tests are reactive. It at least shows you have been exposed to HBV or have recheieved the vaccine. If you have antigen detected in the serum , it is more consistent with active disease. ...Read more

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My liver in CT scan measures 19 cm, and the blood test (viral & enzymes) were normal. is this a major enlarged liver and what is the the normal size?

My liver in CT scan measures 19 cm, and the blood test (viral & enzymes) were normal. is this a major enlarged liver and what is the the normal size?

Need more info: Although at your age we do t expect the liver be enlarged. So it needs further investigation. Is your body weight more than usual. Is it a fatty liver. You need to know the cause of enlargement and don't get caught up into size. Once you know the reason and fix it then it will come back to normal. I hope that help. ...Read more

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Will the results of liver panel tests point to the presence of hepatitis c?

Will the results of liver panel tests point to the presence of hepatitis c?

Maybe: Abnormal liver chemistries (lfts) can be seen in abunch of disorders. Need a good history. Abnormal lfts generally initiate more testing to check on the cause for them, including viral infections (including hep c), autoimmune, metabolic, toxic, etc. Most patients with hep c don't have much in way of symptoms, tip off may be abnormal lfts. ...Read more

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Veikrax caused elevation of the ALS and ALT enzymes in the first month of treatment from chronic active hepatitis with no cirrhosis . Is this normal.

Veikrax caused elevation of the ALS and ALT enzymes in the first month of treatment from chronic active hepatitis with no cirrhosis . Is this normal.

Rare: Transient liver test elevations occur in about 1% of patients using Viekirax. They usually start within the first four weeks of taking the medicine, and usually only last for about two weeks. The liver numbers should eventually return to normal. They are usually asymptomatic. It is important for your doctor to follow those numbers to be sure that they returned to normal. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could be the causes of an elevated liver function tests?

What could be the causes of an elevated liver function tests?

Many things...: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (such as Acetaminophen), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause of your LFT elevations. ...Read more

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What could low ceruloplasmin in the event of normal liver function test results mean? normal bili/albumin/inr/alt/ast/ggt but low ceruloplasmin

What could low ceruloplasmin in the event of normal liver function test results mean? normal bili/albumin/inr/alt/ast/ggt but low ceruloplasmin

How low?: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthy folks have any given value out of range at one end or the other. Without elevated ALT/AST, Wilson's is unlikely. Some folks genetically run a low ceruloplasmin and it means nothing. ...Read more

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Tumour in the liver, blood test shows infection and jaundice. What diseases shows these symtomps.

Tumour in the liver, blood test shows infection and jaundice. What     diseases shows these symtomps.

Get full diagnosis: Under the general laws of humankind and medicine, your physician has a duty to inform you of exactly what kind of tumor is present in your liver, what the likely outcome is, and what treatment options are available with what to expect from each. We cannot do that here but we are concerned for you. Exercise your rights as a person and get the truth from the physician who told you this. ...Read more

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I was told hepatitis liver enzymes would be in the 1000's and most other serious liver disorders are in the 100's. What are normal levels?

I was told hepatitis liver enzymes would be in the 1000's and most other serious liver disorders are in the 100's. What are normal levels?

Why do you ask?: Transaminases (sgot/ast, sgpt/alt) are usually below 40. In acute alcoholic or viral hepatitis, levels may be as low as the 400's with the person obviously sick. However, we draw them to look for smoldering, subtle disease (wilson's, chronic hepatitis, hemochromatosis, drug sensitivity, autoimmunity, nafl) and if your physician wants to work you up, it's your choice -- if missed, they can kill you. ...Read more

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How and why is there an increase in urobilinogen levels in hepatocellular dysfunctions like alcoholic liver disease, cirrhosis and malignancy of liver?

How and why is there an increase in urobilinogen levels in hepatocellular dysfunctions like alcoholic liver disease, cirrhosis and malignancy of liver?

Obstruction: When the liver is prevented from doing it's job due to disease it shows itself through elevation of certain chemicals in the blood because it is being blocked by physical disruption of the anatomy and bile goes into the blood causing yellowing of the skin ( jaundice). ...Read more

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For what length of time can alcohol be detected in the liver using a liver function test?

For what length of time can alcohol be detected in the liver using a liver function test?

It depends on what y: Alcohol itself can not be detected in the liver but it liver damaging effects can be noted in blood tests. But only excess of alcohol will cause liver damage in the form of hepatitis. This menifests as increase of liver enzymes which spill over into the blood. The effect comes on quickly like within 24 hrs and lasts for a few days . But more severe damage can cause chronic hepatitis which persist. ...Read more

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What is sgpt and sgot in liver function test ?

What is sgpt and sgot in liver function test ?

Two enzymes: If they're high in the blood, they've often leaked from injured liver cells. They're not dangerous by themselves, but they mean the cause needs to be found. Alcohol, meds, hepatitis, hemochromatosis and wilson's will be ruled in / out, but perhaps the most common cause in the us today is simply lack of exercise. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of liver inflammation where hepatitis a / b / c is negetive?

What can be the cause of liver inflammation where hepatitis a / b / c  is negetive?

Lots: Can be due to toxins like alcohol, fat deposition from drugs, overweight, diabetes, meds, autoimmune, genetic abnormalities of metabolism, e.g. Iron or copper, other viruses like epstein-barr and cytomegalovirus (both cause infectious mono), and others. ...Read more

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What is the causes of an elevated liver function?

What is the causes of an elevated liver function?

Many causes: There are numerous causes, including infections (hepatitis), medications, toxins, alcohol, gallstones, pancreas problems, fatty liver (from obesity, meds, toxins), etc. ...Read more

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On a liver dysfunction test the ALT was 175. Is this result dangerous?

On a liver dysfunction test the ALT was 175. Is this result dangerous?

Not in & of itself..: A normal alt is around 50. Even though 175 is over triple this, it is not a very significant elevation. A dx, resulting from a good history and physical exam--with particular attention to liver and spleen size and lymph nodes--other blood test, including other liver function tests, tests for hepatitis, hiv, and tests indicated by h & p--is crucial. It may simply be 'fatty infiltration of liver'. ...Read more

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How accurate is a Fibroscan in detecting advanced fibrosis/cirrhosis of the liver? Biopsy is out of the question

How accurate is a Fibroscan in detecting advanced fibrosis/cirrhosis of the liver? Biopsy is out of the question

Fibroscan: Liver biospy is the gold standard to diagnose liver issues. Fibroscan is a good alternative to screen for any liver fibrosis which may indicate liver disease. ...Read more

Dr. Tso Chen
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Liver Function (Definition)

The liver is "life". The liver not only creates essential proteins and energy resources, but it also "detoxifies" the body through creation of elements like bilirubin while additionally breaking down a vast variety of chemicals (medications, toxins, etc.). The medical industry tests the "function" of the liver via a "liver function panel". This test looks at liver ...Read more


Dr. Anne Larson
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Hepatitis B (Definition)

A serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus that's easily ...Read more