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My sgot level is 59. what does that mean? : none. just got

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my sgot level is 59. what does that mean?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: none. just got the lab result
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: have pernicious anemia
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  TheGermDoctor replied 4 months ago.

That is one of the "liver enzymes" and is elevated about 30-50%- not a huge amount but elevated nonetheless.

Lots can cause this abnormality- drinking alcohol, a "fatty" liver if you are overweight, many different medications- including acetaminophen or prescription drugs, viral hepatitis ( Hepatitis B and C ), another inflammatory condition affecting the liver, or even iron overload if you have needed lots of transfusions for your anemia.

It does need further work up by a doctor to assess which of these causes it is. And probably an Ultrasound of the liver or a CT scan to make sure there is no abnormality ( blockage/ gall stone/ tumor etc) causing this.

See your doctor and they shouldget to the bottom of it, or refer you to a Gastroenterologist.

Good luck and please rate the reply

Expert:  TheGermDoctor replied 4 months ago.

please let me know if you have further questions

Expert:  TheGermDoctor replied 4 months ago.

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