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Will Marijuana Show Up In A Blood Test For Liver Enzymes
Can glandular fever elevate a child's liver enzymes in a blood test if so how long till it goes back to normal?
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
I'm currently on a statin. Can taking an allergy medicine combined with pseudoehprine raise my ALT (liver enzymes)levels in a blood test?
Most medications are processed in the liver and thus may cause elevation of your enzymes, but antihistamine/pseudoephedrine are relatively safe if used in appropriate dosage and duration. Since you are taking statin, you need regular monitoring. Inform your doc of all meds you are taking, script or otc...
Minimiize alcohol intake will help.
Good luck. ...Read more
Not by itself: Many obese people do get non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, which is quite serious. This raises liver enzymes. However, you also need to rule out hepatitis C and Wilson's, and allergy to any meds you may be taking. I trust you do not drink. Your liver may simply be asking you for more exercise. Best wishes. ...Read more
Need more info: I'm guessing you are referring to ast/alt values. These values can be increased for many many reasons. We need more information on our past history, symptoms etc. ...Read more
No: If you want to know the level of alcohol, then your doctor have to order blood alcohol level specifically. The liver enzyme test will not tell you alcohol level. However, alcohol certainly will affect your liver function. If you have been drinking a lot for many years, alcohol can lead into liver cirrhosis and risk for liver failure and liver cancer. ...Read more
It would be better to let your doctor decide what tests may be needed. However, there is a panel of tests for liver function and your doctor can order that panel. Consult this site for more info on this topic.
http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/tc/liver-function-panel-topic-overview ...Read more
Getting a liver enzyme blood test. How many days before that should I stop lifting weights and jogging, so as not to skew blood test results?
Not necessary.: Those activities should not skew your results. ...Read more
Blood test results showed elevated liver enzymes and elevated kidney function. What does this mean?
Need for evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking a history, physical examination, looking at the actual lab results and may be additional studies. Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is in the best position to do that. ...Read more
Had a cmp blood test done and my bilirubin was 2.1 and range went up to 1.1. Is this ok? All other liver enzymes were perfect. Should I ask for more?
Gilbert's? Other?: This is relatively common. You want to fractionate the bilirubin into its direct/conjugated & indirect/conjugated. If it is primarily direct, rule out cholestasis from medicine or dubin-johnson/rotor, with normal alk phos other causes unlikely. If has been up in the past like this and there have been no troubles, it like likely gilbert's non-disease, get a reticulocyte count to r/o hemolysis. ...Read more
A non cancerous tumor was found thru an MRI in my liver a few months ago. Last week my liver enzymes was 154 from a recent blood test should I worry?
Not enough info: Best thing to tell you is to call and talk with your doc about the circumstances and results. He or she should be best able to interpret your history with your result. ...Read more
Liver enzymes were elevated and got retested the resutls were albumin blood test is 4.9. Is this good? I'm a 26 y/o female.
Incomplete info: The albunin level is good, but you did not provide information on the liver enzyme levels. Please note that all lab 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. ...Read more
I have cellitus in the leg and my liver enzymes were elevated when they dis the blood test. Is this normal with an infection?
No: Your liver enzymes should not generally be elevated from an infection, unless the infection is because of a hepatitis virus. Also, if you've been receiving antibiotics, some of them can cause liver enzymes abnormalities. Once you are completely treated you should have them retested. If they are still elevated, then further investigation is indicated to find out why. ...Read more
I've been having pain under ribs that radiates around back between shoulder blades. Had a blood test with high liver enzymes.?
Gallbladder?: Need to go back to doctor for more lab studies and scan ...Read more
After my 2nd blood test came back that my liver enzymes came back elevated now my doctor wants a ultra sound done do I have to be worried?
Not enough info: You give no specifics as to why the tests were ordered, your medical conditions or your meds. You should direct your question to the doctor who ordered the tests. ...Read more
I take sylibun140, evion 400 and essential l last 16 days due to mildly elevated liver enzyme. Today blood test ast-22, alt-22.5.Should I stop medicine?
I would not stop.: Your lfts are normal. I would wait and retest! ...Read more
How can I cleanse my liver? Had 2 test done, 1 blood test-elevated liver enzymes and the other (ct scan) said that fat started to infiltrate my liver
Cleansing liver: This is a misnomer. Your liver is the organ that detoxifies your body. The liver doesn't need to be cleaned and be suspicious of anyone that tells you that it does. ...Read more
I'm male 28 Years three days ago started a fever 40C. Blood test were normal WBC normal liver enzymes normal urine culture normal no other symptoms?
Fever is usually: Caused by infection, but it could be symptom of inflammatory disorders or rarely even malignancy. If your tests were completely normal, it is unlikely that it is a life-threatening condition. If it persists, you should return to your doctor for more thorough evaluation. ...Read more
What does it mean if my liver enzymes in my blood test is 'slightly elevated'? Test was performed because I have swelling in hands and feet. I also am constantly tired.
Liver enzymes: Your liver enzymes are abnormal, but not by a lot. The presence of the symptoms you mentioned makes it critical that you followup as a variety of conditions may account for your symptoms and abnormal labs. Depending on actual circumstances in the differential diagnosis should be included obesity and diabetes, hypothyroidism, autoimmune disorders or congenital disorders such as (rare)hemochromatosis ...Read more
My liver enzymes were high on my last blood test and my doctor could not test my blood glucose levels. What should I do? I went to the doctor's because I had been deferred from a plasma donation center and they needed doctor's consent before letting me do
Basic: Basic rules for donors are established by the U.S. Food and drug administration (fda). Some donor centers may impose additional requirements. You must be in good health and you must provide information about your health. Your blood pressure, heart rate and temperature are checked. Additionally your blood will be checked for anemia. If you are not in good health, such as liver test abnormalities than you can be rejected as a donor. Do not know what the doctor found on your evaluation, nor do we know the conversation you and the doctor had or your past medical history. I recommend that if you discuss this with the doctor or his clinic staff. He may not be able to sign you off as being sufficiently healthy to donate plasma. Should get clarification from him or her. ...Read more
High liver enzymes, anemic & weight loss....Also some pink in stool....Going for a blood test tomorrow....Very worried....Possible issues?
Find the cause: I understand you are also hypertensive and taking Insulin for what I presume is diabetes. A variety of illnesses can cause lower GI bleeding as you describe, and your physician needs to find out why the liver enzymes are up. Look at this as a chance for better health rather than a fearful ordeal. Best wishes and stay proactive. ...Read more
Liver enzymes were normal in early April – AST was 32, ALT was 28, at that time I was drinking maybe 4 or 5 pints of beer on weekends (no alcohol during week). Since then, I have had 5-8 pints per wknd...blood test in a week. Will liver levels rise?
May be is not much of an answer and you may already know the results of your tests. However, I would like to stress that alcohol is a poison that never did anybody any good ever.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
I got a blood test today and for the first time in my life sgpt and sgot (liver enzymes) are very high. What could be the cause? Pregnancy? Smoking?
This is serious: You will need a workup. If you are drinking or taking medications, they may be repeated. If still high, you'll be checked for Wilson's, hepatitis B and C, hemochromatosis, autoimmune hepatitis, and perhaps a few others. This may be due to your pregnancy and/or your body asking for more exercise. Best wishes. ...Read more
Liver Enzymes: AST 123 Alt 304 alp 220. Had 10 blood test & 5 ultrasound- can't find anything but slight fat liver. 5'9 204lbs. Should I do biopsy? Or are these levels of enzymes from my diet?
Keep looking...: Hepatitis is defined as inflammation of liver cells, as is indicated by elevation in serum transaminases (ast and/or alt). Hepatitis can be caused by a variety of issues (infectious, ischemic, metabolic, toxic, infiltrative, alcohol-related, drugs, etc.). It's impossible to say why your liver tests are elevated without more information--so what labs have been done & what else has been ruled out? ...Read more
my blood test showed abnormal liver enzymes and elevated pancreatic enzymes. Hepatitis negative. I don't drink alcohol. Ultrasound and CT negative.?
Other causes: Amylase, Lipase and liver enzymes can be elevate, due many other reasons such as acute cholecystitis, biliary sludge, chronic pancreatitis or even drug induced. Imaging does not necessarily pick up small gallstones or biliary sludge. Also, clinical symptoms need to be correlated with your lab work to narrow down the diagnosis. Are you having jaundice, abdominal pain, diarrhea, cramps, etc? ...Read more
I'm diabetic type 2 I'm having a fasting kidney and liver blood test will it show cannabis in the test if I smoke it?
Won't show: In kidney or liver function tests unless a drug screen is done. ...Read more
The doctor said my liver isinflamed and I have high enzymes levels Could this be because of regular use of weed? Will weed show in a blood test?
Not a routine test: Weed use can be detected by urine and blood test, but one needs to test for it specifically. Weed may or may not cause liver inflammation, but other behaviors associate with weed use may. Ask your doctor to test you for hepatitis infection and do inform her/him of your weed use. ...Read more
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