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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Why is my bilirubin level high in the first test and even higher in the second test?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old, and I had two blood tests. The first one was high in bilirubin levels in the liver. So, I was requested to have a second one, and the results came back as even higher. Doctors are saying they still have not had the results back. And are saying they have not had results ...  Read Full »


Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello sir, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query. Sorry for the discomfort you are having. Biochemical increase in bilirubin level above the upper limit of the normal range is clinically called jaundice. You mentioned symptoms of stomach pain and jaundice. Since how many days are you hav...  Read Full »

Can tablets Prozac, Xanax, and Aspirin interact with the liver enzymes?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had variations in my liver enzymes for more than seven years. My cholesterol level is also constantly high. The reports show AST as 39 IU/L and ALT as 43 IU/L. I currently take tablets Prozac, Xanax, and Aspirin. Are my increased liver values due to these medications? Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have recently done liver function tests, and your AST (aspirated transaminase), as well as ALT (alanine aminotransferase), has become higher than the normal range. Prozac conta...  Read Full »

How can I get relief from heartburn and bloating?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32 year old suffering from anxiety disorder, and I took some related medicines for a few years and still take Mirtazapine. I have weight issues from a couple of years. I do blood examinations regularly, which come back normal. Lately, I am having problems with heartburn. I had ...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. All the symptoms are related to bowel disturbance. This is multiple issue disorder, as you are presenting with pain, excessive burping, and heartburn. And you also have constipation. This is called IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). All the symptoms are interrelated. See if...  Read Full »

Do increased levels of RBC and vitamin B12 cause polycythemia vera?

Query: Hi doctor, My RBC levels have been slightly elevated for the past six months. It was 5.17 a year back, and a couple of months back it was 5.39. I noticed that from the last two years, the RBC count has been borderline high. Last week my vitamin B12 was tested due to a nerve issue in my face, which ...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I appreciate your knowledge and awareness towards your health, and I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your vitamin B12 level is certainly high, enough that warrants further investigation. Following are the common causes for high vit...  Read Full »

When to worry about alanine aminotransferase enzyme level?

Query: Hello doctor,I recently had a blood test and an ECG. My ECG report showed sinus rhythm with PACs and poor R wave progression. I would like to know what it all means? Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your blood parameter reports are like complete blood count, white blood cells count, and lipid profile are normal except alanine aminotransferase enzyme and triglycerides, which are elevated. The remaining blood reports are normal with good HDL (high-density lipo...  Read Full »

What is the significance of an elevated CA-19 tumor marker?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question regarding the significance of an elevated CA-19 tumor marker. I recently had one and that came back as 43 (per laboratory should have been under 34). I do not have cancer and I am wondering what else could cause this elevation? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Kumar Padhan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. CA 19-9 (cancer antigen) is a tumor marker, but it can be elevated in healthy individual. It can be elevated in benign conditions like pancreatitis, cirrhosis, thyroid disease and inflammatory bowel disease. It can be elevated in various gastrointe...  Read Full »

My 11-year-old son loses weight suddenly. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an 11 year old son who weighs 25 kg and is 138 cm tall. Everyone feels that something is wrong with him, as he is losing weight from the past three years, and it is severe for the last year. He is a slow eater and eats for 40 minutes to an hour, even small meal. We keep telling ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vijaykumar Mundeshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the details that you have provided and the blood test report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). His problems are being underweight, fussy eater, constipation, and speech articulation problem. The blood tests show only vitamin D def...  Read Full »

I have a feeling of run down all the time. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I returned from abroad feeling run-down with gastrointestinal issues. I thought that I might have gotten a parasite. Stool tests were performed, but no parasite was found. I then developed flu-like symptoms that lasted several weeks and still feel run-down and tired all of the time. My ey...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Suresh Kulkarni

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the reports and the history of complaints that you have provided me, it seems likely that you are suffering from some sort of infective hepatitis. For confirmation of the same you would have to undergo certain blood tests like liver function tests and anti-HAV (hepa...  Read Full »

What are the effects of Paracetamol poisoning?

Query: Hi doctor, My cousin is a 20-year-old female with a weight of 73 kg and a height of 5'6 feet. She took 18 tablets of Dolo 650 in a day. What will happen to her? She took the medicine yesterday, and she vomited it after eating some food in the evening. Now, she is feeling quite well. What can happen...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand your concern. I would like to know the following: 1) Does she have any symptoms like nausea, malaise, vomiting, or abdominal pain? 2) How many hours have passed since she has taken the PCM (Paracetamol) tablets? 3) Di...  Read Full »

My 2-year-old daughter is having high SGPT. Does it indicate liver damage?

Query: Hi doctor, My 2 year old daughter had an abscess on left side of her face.  We got it operated and the biopsy result found to be tuberculosis. But, 45 days of TB culture report came back negative. It was operated a year ago and she was started on TB drug. The medicines prescribed were tablet Macox...  Read Full »


Dr. Sirisha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your daughter is getting all the medication required for TB (tuberculosis). The medication does have some side effects like the liver enzymes SGPT (serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase) and SGOT (serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase), which were done was raised. Slig...  Read Full »

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