Lft

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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When would a hepatitis antigen be considered as positive?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, a friend said he was hepatitis antigen reactive, whose titer was 37.46/34.29. His doctor suggested a confirmatory test. At what level would the antigen be assumed to be positive?  Read Full »


Dr. Chandra Prakash Tanwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your friend is tested to be positive for hepatitis B in the pre-employment screening. It is very common to see an HBsAg (hepatitis B surface antigen) positive result in a screening. Hepatitis B infection remains asymptomatic for decades, silently causing damage to th...  Read Full »

I noticed white strings in my stool. I hope it is not parasites. Please help.

Query: Hi, I am a 34 year old female. I noticed what looks like white strings in my stool. I am also having symptoms like abdominal cramps and pain, severe fatigue, memory issues, dizziness, and sometimes constipation. I am hoping it is not parasites. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Symptoms which you have mentioned are related to two diseases, parasites or IBS. To confirm if it is parasites, stool routine examination has to be done.  This might be due to IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) also. This condition presents with alternate constipation wit...  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. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

What are the various treatment options for facial warts?

Query: Hello doctor, I have facial warts and they are really prominent. I have two tone skin and sometimes my skin will be dry and sometimes it will be oily.  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no attached photograph in your message. Kindly send a picture of the affected area to help you better. I need to see the affected area to assess the condition and suggest appropriate diagnosis and treatment.  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. Harshul Gohel

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

My BUN and creatinine ratio is 20. Is it high?

Query: Hello doctor, I have got my normal KFT and LFT reports. My BUN is 18. Creatinine is 0.9. Both are in normal range but my BUN and creatinine ratio is 20 which is high. What does this mean? I started taking Metformin for the last 20 days for prediabetic control.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Normal BUN (blood urea and nitrogen) to creatinine ratio is anywhere between the range of 10:1 to 20:1. So your values are within the upper normal limits. The causes may be anything ranging from dehydration or lowered blood supply to kidneys due to any reason like h...  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 79 kg. 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 normal r...  Read Full »


Dr. Patel Hirenkumar Prakashbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

What could be the cause of pain in pubic area with protein in urine?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in the pubic area. Urine test revealed protein in the urine. But there is no pain while urinating but I get pain only when I touch the area. I am just getting sick and wondering what it might be?  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Rathee

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, the presence of proteins in urine is not a good sign. Let me explain to you in simple words that why it is not a good sign. The whole of the blood in our body flows through both the kidneys in our body and kidney functions as a filter, the harmful substances, ...  Read Full »

What causes nausea, burping, and cramps in the upper groin area?

Query: Hello doctor, I had nausea a year and a half ago. At that time, I could not eat and was given IV therapy along with antacid. Immediately felt better and I left the ER. I had a colonoscopy about a year ago and it was fine. Doctor did not do any other test and said I had gastritis from alcohol. He ga...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Kumar Padhan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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