Sgpt

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 medicines can be taken for 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 »

My wife's ESR rate is 85 and other blood reports are normal. Does she need any other test?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 30-years-old has ESR 85, and other blood reports CBC, lipid, thyroid, SGPT, SGOP, urine routine are normal. Does any other test is required? Any medicine?  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your wife ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) is high, and other blood reports are within normal limits. ESR is a non-specific test, and it only indicates that a person has some infection or inflammation in the body. If you provide some clinical symptoms, then I can...  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. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

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...  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 glutamic oxalo...  Read Full »

My 18 months old baby has been passing light colored stools. Is it 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 icliniq.com. 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 pathology. ...  Read Full »

I took the same urine test twice consecutively. One showed the presence of albumin, whereas the other was normal. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I was having a problem with my appetite, and my doctor advised me to get an SGPT test and urine test done; and found that SGPT levels were not normal and albumin was present in the urine, but when the same test was repeated, the same month, albumin was absent and the SGPT levels were n...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your results. The first test result could be due to a temporary cause, and you should repeat the test after two weeks to see the current status. Kindly revert if you have more queries. Thank you.  Read Full »

I have grade 2 fatty liver. Can I reduce my SGPT levels to normal in just 10 days?

Query: Hello, I have a grade 2 fatty liver as per my abdominal ultrasound test conducted. Currently, I take Liv.52 tablets daily. Last week I visited a medical center to obtain a medical certificate for a medical visit to another country. But they refused to provide a medical certificate as my SGPT level i...  Read Full »


Dr. Alexander Davis

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Half the world has a fatty liver. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is as common as high blood pressure. It is not good but not dangerous as long as you do not have signs of inflammation or non-alcoholic steatoh...  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 »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

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 glutami...  Read Full »

What are the possible causes of pain in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 59-years-old male, and I have pain in the right upper quadrant of my abdomen. My laboratory tests shows hemoglobin of 10.6 g/dL and my SGPT is 54.1 units/L, SGOT is 43.63 units/L, FBS is 175 mg/dL. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Manisha Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Pain in the upper right quadrant is associated with different organs like the liver in hepatomegaly, gall bladder in case of stone or inflammation, and duodenal ulcers. Identifying the exact cause by doing laboratory tests is no...  Read Full »

Why do I have increased vitamin B12 levels along with high MCV, MCH, and MCHV?

Query: Hi doctor, I have high MCV, MCH, and MCHV. I also have high B12 levels. What does this mean? I have stomach upset, diarrhea and I pass stool after every meal within an hour. My stool seems to be yellow or orange-brown in color. I have a past history of food intolerance and allergy. Currently, I a...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Following is my opinion for your asked question. In the attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), MCV (mean corpuscular volume), MCH (mean corpuscular hemoglobin), and MCHC (mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration) is in high range within borde...  Read Full »

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