... Could someone explain labs in plain terms? It is obvious thing are getting worse, but how bad??
His MELD went from a 8 to a 13 in 6 months.
I feel the his University DR is giving false hope. Where his FP said 6 months to 1 yr. He continues to drink daily. (even fooled the Dr and said he would go to treatment)
He has had a variceal bleed in 12/2014, has HE medically... (2 replies)
... Hey All,
I'm new to the board and have been trying to get help through my doctors but only recently found one that is actually interested in helping me. However, I'm worried that it is taking too long and very concerned that there is something seriously wrong.
I'll try and make this short:
- I'm 30 and when I was 12 I had my Gallbladder removed via laparoscope due to... (0 replies)
... Had my followup.
Findings: The pancreas is not seen due to bowel gas. Aorta is normal. Gallbladder is normal. No stones or wall thickening. Hepatic duct is normal at 3.4mm. Liver is dense appearing with possible fatty infiltration enlarged at 18.12cm. No mass or dilated duct. Right Kidney is normal at 10.82 cm and left kidney is normal at 11.64... (1 replies)
... I was having some stomach issues, and also eating bread was not setting well with me so my dr ran the following labs and he ordered an abdominal ultrasound after my labs came back
Total Protein: 8(6.3-8.5)
A/G Ratio: 1.4
AST: 89(5-40) (1 replies)
... 1-) TEST 1 (October 29, 2012):
Symptoms: gas, bloating and sharp pain in the right hand side quadrant.
ULTRASOUND on October 29, 2012 : signs of hepatic steatosis.
Note: I do not drink alcohol. I was overweight.
bilirubine direct: 0.83 mg/dL (range: 0.-0.3)
bilrubine total: 1.4 mg/dl (range: 0.2-1.3)
ast: 167 U/L (range: 17-59)
alt: ... (1 replies)
... post hysterectomy. After surgery I was on 2 weeks of Macrobid. I was having reactions to the med but didn't realize it until I was done with it. ER found AST and ALT to be elevated. Ultrasound was normal. ANA normal. ... (2 replies)
... I had two blood panels taken about 45 days apart. The first time the AST and ALT levels were well within the normal range, and the second test shows "slightly elevated liver enzymes. ... (0 replies)
... Should I be worried? A recent blood test showed an ALT of 45 , normal range 10-33. I have a focal nodular hyperplasia measuring 5cmdiagnosed in 2008 I haven't had it scanned for three years now as I was discharged from hepatologist care. Strong family history of cancers, siblings have had colon cancer, breast cancer and brain tumours? (0 replies)
My blood pressure became higher in the last few days, so I did a blood test.
My ALT was 101 U/L, and my AST was 45 U/L
Both these numbers were higher than a normal person, so what should I do? Do I need to take medications? Any suggestions?
Also, my Hemoglobin was almost higher than normal. It was 18 g/dL. Any suggestions beside donating blood? (0 replies)
... days a week 45 minutes on elliptical trainer. I have lost 10 lbs over the past two weeks, but I attribute that to dry mouth and food not tasting good. I have an appetite. ... (7 replies)
... Two days ago I had a liver function 'retest'. In Oct. they where higher than the normal that they were in April. When the nurse told me they stayed the same, I was just able to jot down the first numbers because I was totally upset. Alt-45 Alp-126. Is this bad? I'm not having any side effects, take only a drug that isin't listed as raising these enzymes. Could an acumlative... (6 replies)
... Hello all,
Hopefully someone can help me with this. I recently had a liver panel done which showed bordeline Albumin at 4.8 g/dL, elevated ALT at 68 U/L, and elevated AST at 45 U/L. After reveiwing the lab work, my doctor did not bring it up. After the fact, I reviewed my record and found the results. As a result, I did some digging in my medical record and found that... (2 replies)
... I baselined at AST=29(normal range 7-45); ALT=24(normal range 7-55).
30 days later, after taking 25 tabs of Lamisil 250 MG, I retested at AST=391; ALT=103.
My retest was done 48 hours after running a marathon(26.2 miles). This was by far the most intense exercise I have ever done.
My doctor is alarmed and has taken me off the Lamisil. I am also very concerned about any... (1 replies)
... Thanks for he information! I appreciate it. On a side note about "normal", this is something to think about. I just spoke with my girlfriend about this and she is a drug rep for Hepatitis drugs and has been doing it for a decade. She explained it to me like this. The normal range really doesn't mean much especially since labs are all different, sometimes by 30-40%.... (2 replies)
... or ALT levels? ... (3 replies)
... Since the lab's range for ALT is 5 to 52, a value of 68 is "high," but about 1.3 times the high value. ... (13 replies)
... I had some liver tests done. My ALT is 45 and all the others are normal. ... (0 replies)
... www.labtestsonline.com will give you information on your lab tests. It takes more than a blood test to determine extent of damage. After several lfts a pattern can be determined. Only a biopsy can tell accurately a dx and a degree of injury. (1 replies)
... is there any info or sites that equate your blood results to how badly affected you actually are, the point where it cannot heal
say alt = 45 what does it mean
say alt =245 what does it mean etc...
also for alt, ast, ggt......etc
timescales of damage, damage limitation
thankyou for your help (1 replies)
... I am 38 year-old, male, married with kids, my weight is 83kg=183lb and I am 172cm, around 5'8. I live in Canada.
I had an annual test and was diagnosed with:
* Liver enzymes
- ALT 240 (should be <45.00)
- AST 86 (should be <36.99)
* RBC indices
- MCV 103 (range 80-97). I had this one since last year which was 107 and the doctro wanted to wait another year ti... (15 replies)