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

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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: 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: 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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Comment from: mike, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: June 05

I have hepatitis C and I was told that my ALT was high at 19 IU/L.

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Comment from: mark, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 18

I have been an insulin depedent diabetic for 50 years and my A1C has always been below 7. I use the moni pump system and follow up with my endocrinologist every 3 months. My AST is 696 and my ALT is 972. These levels have never been eleveted and I am concerned about the significant rise in those numbers.

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