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My AST is 49, my ALT is 83, bun/creatinine is 16.3. I have right flank and back pain on right side and my UA was positive for moderate bacteria. UTI??

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: UTI + liver disease

You didn't mention painful frequent urination w/urgency, which are hallmarks of urinary tract infections (UTIs), whether simple cystitis (bladder) or pyelonephritis (kidney).
Regardless, urine should be sent for culture & sensitivity so that doctor can confirm you've received appropriate antibiotic. Also need to monitor liver function given elevated AST & ALT, even test for infectious hepatitis

In brief: UTI + liver disease

You didn't mention painful frequent urination w/urgency, which are hallmarks of urinary tract infections (UTIs), whether simple cystitis (bladder) or pyelonephritis (kidney).
Regardless, urine should be sent for culture & sensitivity so that doctor can confirm you've received appropriate antibiotic. Also need to monitor liver function given elevated AST & ALT, even test for infectious hepatitis
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Dr. Michael Gross
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: UTI

sounds like a UTI to me Liver function not normal see your PCP

In brief: UTI

sounds like a UTI to me Liver function not normal see your PCP
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