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SGPT stands for serum glutamic pyruvate transaminase. It is an enzyme present normally in liver and heart cells. It gets released into the blood when the liver or heart becomes damaged. High levels of SGPT in the blood indicate liver damage. Conditions like cirrhosis, celiac disease, diabetes, heart attack, and hepatitis show raised blood serum SGPT levels. The symptoms of high SGPT levels are vomiting, nausea, weakness, fatigue, leg swelling, and shortness of breath. To reduce SGPT levels, taking diet modification with vitamin D is necessary.

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What could be the cause for elevated levels of bilirubin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50-year-old male, slim, and quite health conscious. Today I had a package blood test done. Other things are fine but in LFT total bilirubin is 1.47, direct bilirubin is 0.22, and indirect bilirubin is 1.25. SGPT and SGOT are normal. All other parameters are normal. I do not have...  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You do not have any complaints. 1. Total bilirubin 1.4 2. Direct bilirubin 0.22. 3. Indirect bilirubin 1.25. Only total bilirubin is slightly elevated. For some people, if no complaints, this mild increase is common. So, you need not worry.  Read Full »

Can thistle milk supplements be given to my friend who has high SGOT and SGPT levels and takes Ademetionine tablets? Kindly suggest.

Query: Hi doctor, The doctor has prescribed Ademetionine tablets (Heptral) to one of my friends. Can I also give her a thistle milk supplement along with this? Please note that she has high levels of SGPT and SGOT. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Duraisamy Palanisamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am here to help you with your health queries. I read about your concern in detail. You should consult your surgeon first. Monitoring the levels of serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) and serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase (SGPT) is most importa...  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 »

Dr. Magesh Thirunavukkarasu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 ...  Read Full »

My father has high levels of SGOT and SGPT. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My 54-year-old father had been operated for gallbladder 14 years ago. Since then, his liver enzymes like SGPT and SGOT remain at 55 and recently his ALP was seen 140 and GGT at 79 which became normal after taking Udimarin Forte tablet. After stopping the medicine, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is nothing to worry. Possibly, he has mild fatty liver because of which SGOT (serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase) and SGPT (serum glutamate-pyruvate transaminase) are mildly elevated. However, the ALP (alkaline phosphatase) is elevated in e...  Read Full »

Is my 18-month-old's light-colored stool normal?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 18 months old. For many months, she has been passing stools that are white or very light yellowish brown or chalky color. I have seen my GP in the past and with just a feel of tummy they tell me everything is fine. I feel there is something else and just cannot seem to sett...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 1. Passage of lemon white color stools along with the abdominal distention is suggestive of some liver pathology. Please do the following blood tests. SGPT (serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase), serum bilirubin and CBC (complete blood count) to rule out liver patho...  Read Full »

Please review my blood reports.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old man and I weigh 115 Kg. My preventive health checkup results show the following irregularities: Mean platelet volume 12, CHCM 31.8, mean platelet volume at 12, total cholesterol 200.6, serum uric acid 7.8, globulin 3.7, SGOT 93.27, SGPT 213.87, and vitamin D tot...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I will explain the above one by one. Your mean platelet volume is more and the CHCM (cell hemoglobin concentration mean) is low; however, it is not clinically significant what warrants treatment. Your SGOT (serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase) and SGPT (serum glut...  Read Full »

What are the health implications due to raised ESR and SGPT?

Query: Hello doctor, My friend has a disc bulge and lipping osteophytes. She is using a belt now to support her back. She is now experiencing continuous pain, though not unbearable. When she had the blood reports, her erythrocyte sedimentation rate is 40 mm/hr and her SGPT is 38 U/L, both above the refere...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhav Ramesh Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have studied your case with diligence. I have seen the reports also. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Raised ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) with raised SGPT (serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase) suggest the possibility of polyarthritis. You...  Read Full »

Can I get ankle swelling with Renflexis?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 61 years old. I have some weird swelling on my left ankle, and I took photos of it to send to my son. He is worried it is related to a Renflexis infusion I had last week. I have had RA since I was 39.   Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to the The edema due to renflexis is an uncommon side effect. If you have leg edema, then it is advisable to investigate as follow. 1. Serum protein estimation to rule out hypoproteinemia. 2. Sgpt (serum glutamate-pyruvate transaminase) to exclude liver disease. 3. U...  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 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 »

Please give your suggestion after seeing blood test report.

Query: Hello doctor, I recently took a general blood test. I request you to go through my blood test report and give me suggestions. Especially, I would like to mention about alanine transaminase (SGPT) value, which is 56.2 U/L. It is very much higher than the normal range. My previous surgical history inc...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. Your reports are well within normal limits except for thyroid profile and rise in liver enzymes. If you are on treatment for hypothyroidism, then the report is acceptable. But if you are not on any treatment, then you would need to monitor...  Read Full »

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