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LFT stands for liver function test, which is a test done to measure the amount of enzymes and proteins excreted by the liver. This test checks the levels of liver enzymes like alanine transaminase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), and alkaline phosphatase (ALP), and proteins like albumin and bilirubin.

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I have elevated bilirubin levels. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had blood work done one month ago, and my CBC and BMP were good, except my total bilirubin level was 1.2 mg/dL. Today I had a sharp pain in the right side of my body. So, I went to the emergency room, and all BMP and CBC reports were fine except the total bilirubin, which was 1.7 mg/...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your case history. Your indirect bilirubin is mildly raised. Certain benign familial causes lead to increased indirect bilirubin levels. The levels rise, especially when a person is dehydrated, fasting, or after exercise. Recheck your LFTs (liver func...  Read Full »

Can cholestasis affect the baby after pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 5 months pregnant, and I am suffering from cholestasis. I have done LFT in which the enzymes are high in ratio then I consulted a doctor, and he had given me Udiliv 300 twice a day and Laveta for ten days. Then again, I have done LFT in which the numbers have not changed, and itc...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Liver enzyme variation are common in pregnancy. Let me start by reassuring you that it is not going to affect the baby. Enzymes are associated with such generalized pruritis or itching. Unfortunately, you have this a bit early on in pregnancy. Usually, it appears around...  Read Full »

I am suffering from extreme weakness even after a little bit of standing or walking. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from extreme weakness even after a little bit of standing or walking. I have undergone the LFT test result as follows. Alkaline phosphate 136 SGPT 60, SGOT 45, bilirubin 1.0, albumin 4.86, and protein 8.69. Also lipid profile result cholesterol 280, triglyceride is 150. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Gohel Harshul Maheshbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your blood investigation seems to be normal, not to worry. But higher level of cholesterol is seen. For your symptoms and high cholesterol, follow the instructions.  Read Full »

Why am I having recurrent high fever?

Query: Hello doctor, Can you examine the reports attached below? I had a high fever for two days in the last week. Then it again came back a day before yesterday. It was a high fever.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). In the first one, malaria is negative. And the second one shows low WBC (white blood cells) and borderline hemoglobin, and platelets. This is suggestive of viral infection and another ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for stomach problem and increased bilirubin levels with normal LFT?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 36 years old. I am a vegetarian and I weigh about 160.9 lbs. Before three years due to stomach disturbance, yellowish urine, pain and some popup and cracker sound in my legs knee joints, I visited a doctor and he suggests me lab test of liver function test and all reports in norma...  Read Full »

Dr. Patel Hirenkumar Prakashbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I had gone through your all reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Nothing looks like alarming except slightly low vitamin D levels. For yellow urine, I assure you it is totally insignificant as your all liver related test are normal including ...  Read Full »

Please suggest an opinion on my fiber scan and CT scan reports of liver.

Query: Hello doctor, I wanted to get a second opinion on a fiber scan, and CT scan reports I received.  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your fibroscan result are suggestive of NASH (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis). But there are multiple artifacts in the results so the results could be wrong. To help you better I would need ...  Read Full »

Is my LFT report normal?

Query: Hi doctor,I sometimes get shoulder pain. I consume alcohol once a week. I am attaching my LFT report, please advice. My bilirubin direct is 0.10 mg/dL, bilirubin indirect is 0.5 mg/dL, SGOT is 35 U/L, SGPT is 79 U/L, and ALP is 68 U/L.  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) are normal. Liver functions should be elevated three times the normal to be clinically significant. All your reports are perfectly normal. The liver is normal and the shoulder pain has nothing to do with your g...  Read Full »

I am pregnant and having severe body itching. What is the treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I am currently 26 weeks pregnant. I have developed severe itching all over my body, particularly in palms and soles of feet. I initially did not take it serious and kept applying coconut oil, Lacto calamine, etc., to get some relief. However, I did not get any relief from any of these. Th...  Read Full »

Dr. Megha Tuli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have raised liver enzymes. This indicates that you have a condition called obstetric cholestasis (bile acid accumulation in blood resulting in constant itching during third trimester of pregnancy). It needs proper treatment and you need to get LFT - liver function t...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex before three years. Will I suffer from any sexual infection in future?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected anal sex with the neighbor lady before three years, and after a week I got jaundice, and it suffered around one month, and I got treatment with some ayurvedic medicines and got relief. Then around three months later I tested for hepatitis B and C both, but the result ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello doctor, A negative test for hepatitis B and C, three months after that unprotected anal sex rules these out as a cause for your hepatitis. Perhaps it was another cause for hepatitis, may be hepatitis A which is transmitted through contaminated food rather than by sex. Hepatitis B and C are tr...  Read Full »

Can you help interpret my dad's liver function test results?

Query: Hello doctor,My 57-year-old father had an LFT recently. I wanted help in interpreting his results.  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, I can help interpret the LFT (liver function test) results. You can upload the report so that I can suggest accordingly. Thank you.   Read Full »

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