It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Liver & Pancreas Disorders Message Board


Liver & Pancreas Disorders Board Index


Why were these tests ordered to begin with? Is there a concern based on symptoms or history with your liver? The BUN being borderline low might just be from slight overhydration. High bilirubin in this range can be from a hereditary enzyme deficiency and is benign but can cause visible jaundice in the eyes when fever, exhaustion, dehydration or illness occurs. It is common in young males and is called Gilbert's diease, even though it is not really a disease. I am not saying that is what it is, only mentioning it as a possibility for reassurance. Usually low ALT and AST are not concerns, it is when they are high that one worries. I would recommend a follow-up and a complete blood count to make sure you are not anemic and breaking down red blood cells causing the bilirubin to be up, called hemolysis. Any symptoms, such as pain or weight loss, should be pursued as well.
[QUOTE=ladybud;5018701]Why were these tests ordered to begin with? Is there a concern based on symptoms or history with your liver? The BUN being borderline low might just be from slight overhydration. High bilirubin in this range can be from a hereditary enzyme deficiency and is benign but can cause visible jaundice in the eyes when fever, exhaustion, dehydration or illness occurs. It is common in young males and is called Gilbert's diease, even though it is not really a disease. I am not saying that is what it is, only mentioning it as a possibility for reassurance. Usually low ALT and AST are not concerns, it is when they are high that one worries. I would recommend a follow-up and a complete blood count to make sure you are not anemic and breaking down red blood cells causing the bilirubin to be up, called hemolysis. Any symptoms, such as pain or weight loss, should be pursued as well.[/QUOTE]

They were just part of my normal physical. I have lost 35 pounds in the last 4 years, but I exercise 10-12 hours a week. Also, I had a completely normal Ultrasound of my liver 2 years ago (size and echogenicity). They were looking at my gallbladder, which was also normal. My entire upper abdominal ultrasound came back fine.

I drink maybe 2-3 beers a day (although I am going to stop now with these results), which is why I am asking.





All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:43 AM.





Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!