Patient Comments: Liver Blood Tests - Why Were You Tested?

Do you know why your doctor ordered liver blood tests? Please share your experience.

Comment from: marzipan, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 30

I had liver blood test done recently and the doctor rang me back and said they were very high, nearly 300. This has really frightened me. I do like a drink but I am addicted to Solpadeine. I buy about 8 packs of 24 a week he told me I was to stop this straight away and have my liver retested in 4 weeks again. I'm really scared about this.

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Comment from: lovemom, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 13

I recently went to the doctor with concerns of having some edema in my lower extremities. She went ahead and ordered blood work to check my liver (1 of many tests). All tests came back good, minus my liver test, my enzymes were high. I now, am going to get an ultrasound of my liver, and I am a little freaked out over this. I do not drink, I take very little OTC drugs, I am just sick over this.

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Comment from: AnnieM, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 23

My AST and ALT recently came back at 285 and 365 respectively, along with a low platelet count and other mildly high levels of glucose and hemoglobin. The doctor feels it may be due to taking Tricor to lower triglycerides and Celebrex for osteonecrosis of the knee. On top of that, I enjoy a couple of glasses of wine a night. So, he has made me stop the medications and wine to see if those are the problem. Five months ago, before I started the medications the AST and ALT were normal. He also ordered a liver CT scan. I did have a hepatitis B immunization years ago. I am worried!

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Comment from: Selma, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 22

I do not drink alcohol, not even in mouthwash. I do have fatty liver and am a diabetic. My AST is 120 and ALT is 89. I am not a drug addict and have never been. I go to a specialist on July 7th. I have had elevated potassium and have lowered it by cutting out foods high in potassium.

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Comment from: Cjt, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 04

A week ago I started itching extremely and throwing up. I went to the doctor and when the blood work came back all of my liver enzymes were extremely elevated, the worst being my ALT which was at 7,298! He sent me for an ultrasound and it showed gallstones. That was 2 days before I left on vacation. I have a follow up appointment in a week when I return home, but am now worried about getting sick so far from home or if he should have referred me or put me in patient!

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Comment from: Gee, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: January 06

Yesterday I have tested the blood LFT (liver function test) and found SGOT value 89 and SGPT 111. All other tests under LFT is ok.

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Comment from: V, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: September 19

My doctor ordered liver blood tests because I'm on cholesterol medication.

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Comment from: suzie, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 06

I am a carrier of the Hepatitis B diagnosed since 1999 and the doctor ordered for a liver function test on the 5th August 22013 due to a pain on my left rib and the result is as follows: ALT 48U/L and AST 22U/L.

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