... Thanks for the update! If they said it doesn't look like cancer, then that certainly sounds like a good thing! From my understanding things look very different on ultrasounds, so a fatty nodule or something else benign would make sense. I think it's also great that your liver enzymes had come down from 5x elevated to 2x. A healthcare professional (albeit in a different... (10 replies)
... You might also want to ask his doc to add a GGT liver enzyme test to his future labs. This is the most sensitive marker for liver inflammation. ... (3 replies)
... ould be interesting to know which enzymes you have elevated and by how much. My doctor mentioned that a few points outside of normal they don't worry about. My GGT is over twice the upper limit of normal and that doesn't seem to worry him either, unless it would go even higher for a year or more. ... (10 replies)
... Sub norm, sub norm, GGT norm, ultrason norm, cbc all norm.Urine test norm. ... (0 replies)
... I feel healthy, so we are stumped as to why my GGT especially keeps jumping. Has anyone seen this pattern? ... (10 replies)
... It's not too late for you WtL! I experienced similar upper right quadrant pain when I quit drinking, and it about scared me to death too. I wound up researching alcoholic liver disease online for several hours a night for several months.
Interestingly, I found rebound inflammation is a common occurrence during the early months of recovery. Something about alcohol... (11 replies)
... Hello Board:
I am 43 year old male 5”9 155lbs. BMI 22.6. Blood pressure 125/89. Resting pulse 50.
Drinking history: I drank daily since 1998 with a couple of breaks here and there. Since 2004, however, I drank an average of 10 light beers a night and all weekend long. I have always been active and eat as healthy as possible. I have always known I drank in excess and... (11 replies)
... A persistently and substantially elevated GGT is another indicator of chronic inflammation, and again is particularly valid in alcoholic disease. ... (3 replies)
... ALT - 325
AST - 258
GGT - 293
Ast/Alt ratio of 0.79.
I've heard that ast is usually higher than alt in cirrhosis giving a ratio of >1. Is this true? (3 replies)
... I encountered similar issue as you, as my GGT also high, and I am also taking Lexapro 10mg daily. ... (1 replies)
... Hi everyone. Started with a new physician at the beginning of the year for an annual exam. All labwork came back really good with the exception of my LFT's. The upper limit of normal for my lab is: ALT: 72 AST: 59 GGT: 73.
I had blood drawn 4 times in the last 3 months and here are my scores:
ALT: 85 (Jan) 227 (Feb) 82 (Mar) 145 (April)
AST: 84 (Jan) 113 (Feb)... (1 replies)
... here is anything wrong. Some statin drugs will cause elevated results. If your ALP is also elevated then you may need to be concerned. But just a small rise in GGT is not a sign of anything wrong. ... (3 replies)
... I was also sent for a Hep A, B, and C test just in case, though I have no risk factors for that at all. They said it's routine here when GGT comes back higher as the next step in the workup. ... (3 replies)
... I feel your anxiety as well. I just got my GGT results and it was 122. All other normal but I'm freaking out. I'm done with alcohol. Hope you get some answers. ... (3 replies)
... n January 22. My doctor notified me that I should have my liver function tests redone. All came back within the normal range, except for GGT. On January 22 my GGT was 44. On January 25 it was 40. Normal range is up to 30. ... (3 replies)
... GGT of 310 in a nearly teetotal patient is distressing, but still it is fortunate you discovered this. Many doc's don't include GGT in routine labs. ... (2 replies)
... I just want to ask a question why is that my ggt is elevated while the other test are normal? ... (2 replies)
... I just want to ask a question why is that my ggt is elevated while the other test are normal? ... (0 replies)
... I'm still skeptical of the GGT being a significant cardiac marker though. ... (3 replies)
... Thank you, BillinSD, for taking the time to respond to me. I will definitely be calling my docs to get to the bottom of this. This test was ordered as a standard for a Life Insurance check. If the culprit was gallblader disease do you know if any of the other numbers below would be off too?
All my other results are below:
Cholesterol 161 mg/dL RANGE is 140 - 199 ... (3 replies)