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Liver Function Test

Liver function test is used to check damage to the liver from infections and monitor liver side effects of medicines. This test checks the levels of liver enzymes like alanine transaminase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), and alkaline phosphatase (ALP). It also checks the levels of albumin and bilirubin.

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Can binge drinking cause derangement in my liver enzymes?

Query: Hello doctor,I just had blood work done. The tests for my liver came back deranged and I have to have another test next week. My LFTs have always been normal. The night before I had the test I drank a lot and got tipsy. There was a hangover the next day. Could this be the reason for my deranged leve...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, deranged in medical terms means abnormal, and likely, in your case, there must be elevated liver enzymes like SGOT (serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase) and SGPT (serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase). Likely, the cause is alcohol only. It directly affects on...  Read Full »

I get skin necrosis on my left thigh after liposuction. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I got liposuction surgery last month. I was in the hospital for two days and then I was discharged. I come from a small town so I had to go a bit far from my hometown for the surgery. My doctor claims that he has 22 liters of fat removed from my body. My bodyweight before surgery was 1...  Read Full »


Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Drains left open for fluid discharge generally close within two weeks. I think you were done a tumescent type of liposuction. You do not have any immediate complications as per your description, so I think it was done nicely. But prolonged complications in drain discha...  Read Full »

Can cholestasis cause itching on stretch marks?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 35 weeks pregnant. By last week my stretch marks were started to itch. So, my OG advised applying Calamine lotion (which does not contain antihistamine). It seemed to soothe the itching, but slowly the itching started spreading to my upper arms and thighs. Then she prescribed Avil ta...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Let me start by putting you at ease by saying that you are normal and your doctor has been doing a great job. As you are near delivery, the skin stretches to its maximum and the tissue und...  Read Full »

My pregnant wife’s LFT values are abnormal. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 35.5 weeks pregnant. I am uploading two consecutive LFT reports with a gap of nine days. Kindly suggest food alternatives for reducing ALP, bilirubin, SGOT, and SGPT. She is taking iron supplements, calcium, and Udiliv 300 twice daily. Is there any threat to the fetus and mo...  Read Full »


Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your history and attached laboratory investigations (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It is common to have deranged LFTs (liver function tests) during pregnancy. Most of the time, it is related to pregnancy, called pregnancy-rela...  Read Full »

Can Combiflam be used for fever in kids?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 10 years old and weighs 55.11 Ibs. She has 102 fever. I am giving her Combiflam syrup one and half teaspoon at four to five hours intervals, but the temperature is still not down. Kindly guide me. What is the dosage of Meftal-P for the same?  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The cause of fever has to be found out. So, your daughter needs some investigations to be done like CBC (complete blood count) with ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), LFT (liver function test), KFT (kidney function test), serum electrolytes. Please get these investig...  Read Full »

Why is there low creatinine levels for the past four months?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had very low creatinine levels for more than four months (low 11 highest 68) normal is 110 to 135. Do you think there is an issue?  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your worries. Low creatinine levels are caused by low muscle mass either due to age or a disease like muscular dystrophy (MD) that may be causing muscles to deteriorate. The liver makes creatinine and if liver functions are compromised, it can also lead...  Read Full »

What is the reason for the pain under my right rib?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old male, and I weigh 90 kg and 178 cm tall. I have pain under my right rib, and it hurts while breathing. I hope it is not liver related from alcohol. I had two drinks in the last few days, but those are the only drinks I have ever had.  Read Full »


Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It does not seem to be related to alcohol drinking as per your history, as two drinks do not make much of a change with the anatomy of the liver. It is probably suggestive of muscle related problem. It might be myalgia or cellulitis. I suggest you get a liver functio...  Read Full »

What medicines can be taken to treat grade 3 fatty liver?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother's reports are as follows: She has a grade 3 fatty liver. SGPT and SGOT are also not normal. What should we do now? I need suggestions on what to eat and drink.  Read Full »


Dr. Chandra Prakash Tanwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your mother is diagnosed with a grade 3 fatty liver and deranged liver enzymes. The first thing is to know the cause of her fatty liver. Viral markers like HBsAg and anti-HCV antibodies must be done. Lipid profile, thyroid profile, and random blood sugar should b...  Read Full »

I am worried about my fiance's weight gain. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am concerned about excessive weight gain by my fiance. He is a 29 year old male, whose height is approximately 6 feet, and he weighs 150 kg. Over the last two years, my fiance had lost around 40 kg using the Banting diet, common in our country. It is based on the principles of no ca...  Read Full »


Dr. Kulkarni Rahul Suresh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your description, it is advisable to perform the following tests to rule out any pathological cause of the weight gain.  Thyroid function tests. Liver function test. Kidney function tests. Random and basal cortisol levels to check for an evidence of Cushings'...  Read Full »

Can lymph nodes swell due to an allergy to fried foods?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 35-year-old male. I had a fever of 100.2 degrees Fahrenheit on the eighth of last month, which only lasted for a day. But the fever was followed by a few symptoms. After the fever, my lymph nodes at the back of my ear were swollen. I also had a sore throat and mouth ulcers. My body ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Are you still having enlarged lymph nodes? Are those painful to touch? Is the size still the same as when you observed first? Is there any change? Do you have any throat pain now? Was any throat swab test done? Any blood test? Any difficulty or pain while swall...  Read Full »

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