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Liver profile help!!

Hi guys! Merry christmas and a happy new year to you all :)

I recently got my liver profile back and heres my result

Bilirubin 1.8mg/dl

Alkaline phosphatase 100mu/dl

SGPT (ALT) 65 MU/ML

SGOT (AST) 31 MU/ML

GGT 48 IU/L

TOTAL PROTEIN 8.2G/DL

ALBUMIN 5.0G/DL

GLOBULIN 3.2G/DL

ALBUMIN/GLOBULIN RATIO 1.6

HELP!! doctor say that my ALT is high, but he doesnt seem fairly concern. But i am scare as hell!! What does it mean? Am i at risk of anything? I dont drink often only in august when i drank hardliquor with my friends at his birthday party.

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None of us here are qualified to interpret liver function test results - each lab and hospital has their own stated normal range and as to whether any of yours are out of range we can't say as the range is not shown in your post. The BLT admin often jump onto these posts to request that people don't share blood test results as we are not allowed to offer what would be medical opinion when we arn't qualified to do so. ALT can rise if you have a bug or are fighting a cold etc. Are you experiencing symptoms which might give cause for concern? What was the purpose of obtaining a set of blood results i.e. why did you see doctor?

If you were experiencing symptoms then i'd want it followed up. The liver can become ill through more issues than alcohol but if you were/are symptom free it may have just been a blip that your result was raised a little. Perhaps see if doctor will repeat bloods in a couple of months to see if there is any sort of pattern.

Best wishes to you.

Katie

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Hi katie!!

By symptoms what do you mean? I was just doing a routine health screening for my age 22.

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Oh sorry just to add up, i had sore throat on the day of the test. Will it affect?

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Most probably the reason for the ever so slightly raised ALT. I wouldn't be too concerned. Retest in a few weeks/months and hopefully all clear.

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Just asking, if i happen to have hepatitisthe ALT value would be much higher right? Thanks!

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The definition of hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. ALT is one of the liver inflammation markers so YES when you have an active inflammation of the liver it can be vastly elevated - sometimes into the thousands plus some of your other results would likely out of range too.

It is most likely your sore throat at the time of test as your ALT is barely raised.

There are various things that cause hepatitis (liver inflammation) such as the viral conditions Hep A, Hep B, Hep C, Hep E plus auto-immune hepatitis and alcohol related hepatitis.

Katie

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For my lab result and range it should not be a big problem right

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You don't have a massive raised ALT so not indicating any major inflammation. I wouldn't be concerned at all.

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Okay thanks!! But i am still worried for hepatitis. Even though i am vacinated when i was 5 days old. An am 22 now

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If you are concerned you might have a viral hepatitis then your doctor should be able to test you for the presence of the virus (I take it you were vaccinated against Hep B as a child as it is the only one there is a preventative immunisation for).

You don't appear to have any ongoing liver ill health based on the figures you shared. Have you got symptoms that make you think you may be ill?

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Sorry but i dont seem to have any symptoms. Is my vanccine still valid for hep B?

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Found this on a childhood immunisation page:-

Why the Vaccine Is Recommended

The HepB injection usually creates long-term immunity. Infants who receive the HepB series should be protected from hepatitis B infection not only throughout their childhood but also into their adult years.

So yes your Hep B vaccine should still be offering protection from that particular condition.

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I see. To sum it up, i can just relax and redo the test mext week right?

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Your doctor is not at all concerned so neither should you be. You don't have symptoms. You had a minor bug when you had tests done and more than likely this was a blip due to that bug. I'd leave it a few weeks and if your doctor will retest then do so but I'd think that your doctor won't want to do costly tests based on there being no history of illness.

Don't panic and get on with life.

Katie

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Thank you!! But i am having anxiety attacl for hepatitis..

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Good response Katie.

Jim

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Hi,

Welcome to the forum.

Differences in normal range for different laboratories can make it difficult to compare or comment on individual test results specifically. This is due to the different brand of tests that are used and how these are interpreted.

This forum is here to share experiences and provide support to each other and we would advise against posting any test results or asking for specific medical advice. This is not a medical forum and should not be used to try and make diagnoses or replace advice from your own medical practitioners who have a much wider view of your health and test results.

We appreciate how worried you are and hope you can still post with regards to support and information but it is against the rules of our forum to post test results and to ask for specific medical advice,

You may find The British Liver Trust publication on liver disease tests explained useful to read.

However, it really would be best to discuss your test results with your own doctors who know you best,

Kind Regards,

BLT Admin

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Please take Vitamin E supplement of 800 IU for one month and see.

Your alt will be normal

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Dear Subban,

Please do not recommend specific medications or supplements to others on this forum- Please see our pinned community guidelines and rules.

Only people's own doctors can safely advise them, as they have a wide view of the persons health and medical history.

Thankyou,

BLT Admin

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Your ALT is a little high (normal is between 10-40) although some scales go up to 50. I don’t drink and my first reading was nearly 200 so I had to start medication and it now sits around your level. I saw a liver specialist who, apart from scans every few years, doesn’t want to see me unless it goes up over 200 again. Your doctor will prob want to retest in a few months. Try not to drink anything and cut down on bad fats and see if that makes a difference. Your liver obviously doesn’t like something you’re eating or drinking and usually fats and alcohol are the culprits - although as said I don’t drink either and my ALT and my Gamm GT (usually an indicator of alcohol) were both high. Good luck.

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