... Hi, I'm new to HealthBoards but its good to read the experiences of others!
I have always been a heavy drinker - 45 years (now 66 years old) - but have not had any really serious issues. However, a recent ultrasound showed "Diffuse fatty infiltration of the Liver".
My GTT has been high for years (around 130) but my AST/ALT always top end of normal. However, my last blood... (2 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)
... @ralph2014, yeah I am now trying to get rid of the fatty liver, total lifestyle changes
bilirubin 19 (range 22)
iron 14 (range 9-30)
saturation 0.24 (range 0.20-0.50)
tibc 58 (range 45-77)
ast 36 (range <37)
alt 50 (range <46) (13 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)
... An ALT of 45 is very mildly elevated and whilst there's an underlying cause, 45 is definitely nothing to be stressed over. ... (1 replies)
I just had a question about my liver enzyme test---I have had higher than normal results for years, I guess it was about 4 1/2 years ago that I first found out that I was high on the ALT and AST tests, and from there, they tested me for Hep C, and it came out positive, but it ended up being a mistake in the lab because all subsequent tests came out negative, and the... (1 replies)