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Serum Alkaline Phosphatase Levels

Serum alkaline phosphatase is an enzyme present in a person's blood. It helps in breaking proteins and plays an important role in liver function and bone development. An ALP test is a simple blood test done to measure ALP levels present in the blood. The normal range of ALP in the blood is 20 to 140 U/L. High alkaline phosphatase levels usually indicate liver damage or bone marrow disorder.

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I have been suffering from jaundice, and I am concerned about my bilirubin and alkaline phosphatase levels. Are they high?

Query: Hello doctor,I am an 18-year-old male, and I am currently a jaundice patient. Recently, I underwent tests for my liver function and complete blood count. The results showed that my serum bilirubin level was 2.67 mg/dL, and my serum alkaline phosphatase level was 314 IU/L. Kindly suggest regarding my...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Yes, as I can see in the reports (attachments are hidden to protect the patient’s identity), the bilirubin level is high, but there are two types of bilirubin, direct and indirect bilirubin. And we need to determine ...  Read Full »

Are the effects of hypocalcemia permanent?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 17 and a half years old. Six months back, my son developed a very low level of calcium; actually, it was untraceable. He was admitted to the hospital, and calcium gluconate was given through IV. Now, after three months, his calcium level is normal. He has started walking agai...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read the reports that you have attached (the attachments have been removed to protect the privacy of the patient). I am sorry for what you went through during your son's illness. Since your son was severely deficient in calcium and vitamin D, his bones are weak. Ther...  Read Full »

Do high alkaline phosphatase levels harm the fetus?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 38 weeks pregnant. My doctor advised me to undergo tests to check my alkaline phosphatase levels. My alkaline phosphatase level is 420 IU/L. My gynecologist has prescribed me the tablet Udiliv 300 mg. Will my baby be harmed due to such high alkaline phosphatase levels? Please help...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I suggest you send me your detailed medical and gynecological history to understand your case better. What is the cause of undergoing a recent liver function test? You are currently 38 weeks pregnant with a matur...  Read Full »

Is high alkaline phosphatase normal without a cancer history?

Query: Hello doctor,During routine screening, my ALP was 163. It was repeated at two weeks and four weeks; both times, it was 137. All other liver enzymes are normal and get normal. Ultrasound of upper right quadrant normal. I have the B blood type, and I am a secretor. I looked back, and I had a kidney st...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Following is my opinion about your asked question. According to the history, your alkaline phosphatase (ALP) is mildly elevated. Usually, the ALP value is high due to liver, kidney, or bone disease. You mentioned that your liver profile and o...  Read Full »

I have a hump on my back and purple stretch marks. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,Do I need to be tested for Cushing's? I was diagnosed seven years ago as being insulin resistant, and since them, symptoms keep appearing. I have the fatty hump on my upper back, but when asking my doctor, she blamed weight. I ended up looking more in-depth and found a picture from my s...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Considering the symptoms which you have described, the test should be done. You should undergo two of the following criteria since you have a high index of suspicion, 1. The overnight 1 mg Dexamethasone suppression test (DST) which involves taking one mg Dexamethasone ...  Read Full »

Please advise on the exceeded values of the blood report.

Query: Hello doctor, I have attached the PFA and the blood test report of my wife who is 29 years of age. Can you please advice on the reasons and corrective measures to get the exceeded test values in control? Do I need to perform any follow-up tests? She has got the blood test profile checked just as a g...  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have thoroughly gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and I understand that she did not have any symptoms, but you got the tests done just for the regular checkup. Out of these, there are some red flags which need to be further ...  Read Full »

My 3-year-old son has been suffering from high alkaline phosphatase level. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My three year old son has a high alkaline phosphatase level, but his ALT, AST, and vitamin D are normal. Protein and globulin is low and four weeks ago, he complained of leg pain which led to blood work. In his last blood work, the WBC and lymphocytes were low too, but now it is going up ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) is an enzyme that is found in many tissues throughout the body, including the liver, bones, and intestines. Elevated levels of ALP can indicate a number of conditions, including liver or bone disease, growth spurts ...  Read Full »

Why am I having an increase in alkaline phosphatase level?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36-year-old male with a height of 6 feet and 1 inch and I weigh 265 lbs. I have a question about total bilirubin. I had it checked four weeks back and it was at 0.41 mg/dL and one month later it jumped to 0.82 mg/dL. My alkaline phosphatase is at 1.173 U/L and four weeks back, i...  Read Full »

Dr. Bindiya Thakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Since this question was posted under diabetology, I wonder if you have any endocrine issues. The question asked here is about gastroenterology. The liver tests would be concerning for a liver process like gallstone if the enzymes ...  Read Full »

I have chest cold with weight loss, nausea, and dry heaves. Is it multiple myeloma?

Query: Hi doctor, My symptoms include a chest cold for approximately one month, 12 pound weight loss, nausea, dry heaves. Excessive bowel movements. Shortness of breath. Muscle aches. Left side rib pain. Fatigue. I had normal labs except mildly elevated alkaline phosphate. My doctor is now running a ALP i...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After reviewing your complaints and your blood investigation (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I can draw the following conclusions: It is highly unlikely that you have multiple myeloma, as your globulins (in blood report) are normal. Though it is a rare s...  Read Full »

My blood smear shows mild anisopoikilocytosis. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 39 years old. I got a master health checkup done last week. In the blood report, the RBC smear shows mild anisopoikilocytosis with normochromic red cells mixed with microcytic, hypochromic red cells, and no hemoparasites. I am attaching my test report. What is the treatment for t...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your test report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your peripheral smear showing mild microcytic RBC (red blood cells) and MCV (mean corpuscular value) are slightly low, but I do not think it needs any further workup as all other sm...  Read Full »

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