SGOT is also known as aspartate transaminase. It is an enzyme present normally in liver and heart cells. It gets released in the blood when the liver or kidney becomes damaged. An SGOT blood test is a part of a liver profile done to measure the amount of SGOT present in the blood. The symptoms of high SGOT levels are vomiting, weakness, fatigue, leg swelling, shortness of breath, and jaundice. Raised levels of SGOT are seen in cases having liver, muscle, heart, kidney, and brain damage.
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Can derangement in my liver enzymes be due to binge drinking?
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 »
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 have jaundice symptoms, and my test result shows high levels of SGPT, SGOT, along with bilirubin. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, For the past week, I have had symptoms of jaundice, so I went through some liver and jaundice tests, and tests came up with high levels of SGPT Or SGOT, and bilirubin is 15.3. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. First, high bilirubin, SGPT (serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase), and SGOT (serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase) are the markers of liver injury. This can occur due to the following reasons - 1) Excess alcoho... Read Full »
Is there a permanent cure for my prolonged macrocytosis?
Query: Hello doctor, I have had macrocytosis for a long time. My last B12 and folate levels were high. I have symptoms of nervousness, snarkiness, light headedness, palpitations, and sometimes tingling in the hands and feet. It is making me crazy. My MCV is 104.9, MCH 35.6 and last TSH 2.18. I have consult... Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Macrocytosis can be present because of hypothyroidism, alcohol, liver disease, etc. Your TSH value is within the limit. So, I do not think a thyroid problem can be the cause. You can get the following tests to rule out liver and kidney problem: SGOT (serum g... Read Full »
Kindly look into my ultrasound and provide a detailed report.
Query: Hello doctor, Please provide a detailed report for my ultrasound. I am attaching the same. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. B mode technique, gray scale sonographic images interpreted along with a few color Doppler images. Excessive bowel gases limit adequate evaluation especially of the retroperitoneum.Liver: The liver is mildly enlarged in size spanning 17.70 cm craniocaudally. It is norm... Read Full »
Is it normal to have high SGOT and SGPT levels, immediately after stopping Udiliv?
Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with high SGOT and SGPT levels and started medication (Udiliv) one year back. They levels dropped a month back, and the tests showed normal values. So, I stopped taking the medicines after the doctor's advice. Today when I did a blood test, SGOT and SGPT was 59 and 114. Is... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. SGOT and SGPT values do not rise immediately after stopping Udiliv (Ursodeoxycholic acid) usually.You need further evaluation like fibroscan, to find out rare causes of liver enzyme elevation.Revert with more information to a medical gastroenterologist online --> https... Read Full »
My SGOT is 40 and SGPT is 55. Do I need to take fibroscan?
Query: Hello doctor, Today I checked my liver function test. My SGOT is 40 (5 to 35), SGPT 55 (5 to 40), but when I searched online, the normal range is SGOT (5 to 40), SGPT (7 to 56). What to do? And the doctor asked me to take fibroscan. Actually fibroscan is three stage in fatty liver. Should I take fib... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just went through your symptoms and I also saw your laboratory investigation reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your liver function test enzymes are very normal and you do not have to worry about it. The second thing is your hepatitis B surface an... Read Full »
My partner has been taking Cynasine for the past two days, and his liver function tests show high SGOT and SGPT levels. Is it due to Cynasine?
Query: Hello doctor, My partner is 48 years old, weighs 85 Kg, and is an alcoholic. He has been unwell for the past six months. He is suffering from fatigue and rashes on the face and chest; intermittently, he suffers from muscle pain, shivering, and dark urine. The doctor advised taking liver function tes... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your case history and attachments (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) and will get back to you shortly. Thank you. Read Full »
I have recurrent changes in my bilirubin level and have pain in my stomach every six months. Why?
Query: Hi doctor,For some time, my digestive system is not so good. I feel swelling near my stomach area. I did the LFT test, bilirubin - 1.4, SGOT - 71, SGPT - 115 , alkaline phosphatase- 205 , triglycerides- 171 and ESR- 16 in range of 0-9, and my platelets 1.25. I feel like vomiting all the time. Someti... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), and ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) is fine, but your liver enzymes are elevated. Elevated bilirubin and SGPT (serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase) and SGOT (serum glutamic-ox... Read Full »
I feel itchy, drowsy, and less energetic with a higher level of SGOT and SGPT. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor,I feel very drowsy and less energetic. After consulting a doctor, I took a whole-body blood test and found that SGPT and SGOT were raised. My gastroenterologist said that these mildly rearranged values would not cause such a problem. I consulted a dermatologist as I had a serious itching p... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You seem to have three sets of clinical evidence. 1. Liver function tests- elevated SGOT (serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase) and SGPT (serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase). Do you have any changes in the color of urine, stools, eyes, ... Read Full »
My 10-month-old daughter has puffy eyes in the morning. Kindly help.
Query: Hi doctor,My 10 months old daughter has puffy eyes after she wakes up from sleep in the morning. Her blood results show AST (SGOT) as 71 IU/L. Puffiness will vanish during the day after few hours. Do we need to worry about this? Her AST (SGOT) is 71 IU/L, ALT (SGPT) is 28 IU/L, globulin is 1.8 g/dL... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Early morning puffy eyes commonly indicate some problem relating to the urinary system. It can even be a urinary infection. Get a urine analysis done. She also requires renal function tests (blood test). It is better you take her to a local pediatrician for a physi... Read Full »