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I am a frequent drinker. My SGOT is elevalated to 117, the

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I am a frequent drinker. My SGOT is elevalated to 117, the rest of the liver panal is normal. How dangerous is this elevation?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No, I am taking three heart medications Metoprolol, Indapamide, and lpsartan potassium
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: I am allergic to sulfur
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 12 days ago.

Hello and welcome to JA. Dr Saleem here. Will be answering you shortly

Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 12 days ago.

Well the value often is high in alcoholics . Its usually two times more then ALT. It depends on the state of your liver. Ultrasound should be done to look for any signs of liver cirrhosis caused by alcohol usage.

Fibroscan can also help us have an idea of extent of liver damage. You obviously need to quit taking alcohol ,otherwise it would be too late.

Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 12 days ago.

Further tests that should be done include;

1. Clotting profile

2- CRP & CBC

3- Screen for HBV and HCV

4- an ultrasound

Value of SGOT alone cannot help us predict total extent / severity of the liver damage so further workup is required.

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Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 11 days ago.

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