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Gallbladder surgery 1 wk ago. Bilirubin is 1.4 today ALT is 100 AST 40. Can bili be high due to post removal ALT 142 and AST 77 3 weeks ago. Fatty liver?

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Dr. Eric Burdge
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In brief: LFTs post chole

Simple answer, is “yes!” the data you report is trending down—resolving.
It could take a few weeks for lfts to return to normal after an acute attack of cholecystitis. Bear in mind, though, that upward trends could suggest a retained stone in the common bile duct. Unless an intraoperative cholangiogram was done during the surgery, then you would want to rule-out that possibility...

In brief: LFTs post chole

Simple answer, is “yes!” the data you report is trending down—resolving.
It could take a few weeks for lfts to return to normal after an acute attack of cholecystitis. Bear in mind, though, that upward trends could suggest a retained stone in the common bile duct. Unless an intraoperative cholangiogram was done during the surgery, then you would want to rule-out that possibility...
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