Patient Comments: Liver Blood Tests - Diagnosis

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Comment from: Sarah, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 07

I was pregnant with my daughter 10 years ago and developed HELLP syndrome, a condition that affects the liver while being pregnant. I had liver tests that indicated abnormal liver functions; therefore, my daughter was born six weeks premature as both I and my baby would have been at risk had I gone full term. Thanks to the medical team, and liver blood tests, both my daughter and I were OK.

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Comment from: jscwest, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: August 18

My blood test from my annual physical showed elevated enzyme level of 100, my doctor said they should be around 30. I drink and have been taking maximum dosages of Advil daily for the past 4 months for a chronic shoulder pain (arthritis).

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Comment from: LilLance, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 10

My enzymes levels were slightly elevated in April (55 and 59). 3 months later they are around 177. I did drink quite a bit the night before an unexpected blood test. I'm waiting on getting an ultrasound.

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Comment from: MRailey, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 03

I have had some liver problems ever since I had my gall bladder removed. I am trying to explain my pain under my right rib. I know the days that my enzymes are high by the way I feel. They said it was just muscle pain. I have not felt right in months. So I found a new family doctor after having severe headaches for a week. They did the routine blood work with liver test. My Alt was high and so was my AST. There is a family history of liver cancer. They did send me back for more liver function tests with a hepatic panel test and advanced test.

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Comment from: David, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: June 03

Following an annual blood test my doctor said everything was fine apart from my liver which showed a reading of 60 when it should be under 50. He said this indicated I was drinking too much alcohol. What I want to know how bad is 60 and what does 50 mean?

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Comment from: phyphy, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: June 03

I've got chronic Hep C about 8 years ago and recently my ALT an AST were elevated to 280 and 190 in January and they were dropped to 135 and 65 this month. Is it usual for a patient like me (chronic Hep C) to have elevated ALT and AST at this level? Should I look for a treatment immediately? I would appreciate your responses/advice.

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Published: June 03

My liver enzymes: AST 177H and ALT 266H. From what I can tell this is far beyond normal, and at the behest of my psychiatrist (who prescribes the medicine which may have caused increased liver enzyme levels). I have gone to a general practitioner. I recently had an ultrasound, even after my enzyme levels of my second test were normal. The doctor seems to think it was a mistake with the blood. I have been experiencing nausea for more than 2 months every morning, as well as chronic heartburn. I'm not just going to take more medicine. I want to find out what is wrong that causes the symptoms.

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Comment from: Mark, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: June 03

The article was excellent and helped me understand the meaning of my AST (SGOT) ALT (SGPT) test results. I've stopped taking NSAID: Voltaren. I'll see how it goes following a future test.

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Comment from: dave, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: May 18

I had some blood work done about a month ago and my alt was 1272 my blood work showed no Hepatitis A, B or C. I do not drink I had some pain about 4 months ago under my right shoulder blade and my urine is often very dark with a deep red tinge to it at least once a day. I have no viral infections or anything just this high number. I do sometimes shake for no reason not sure if this means anything, but basically no symptoms. I eat healthy don't drink or use drugs.

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