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I just received the results of a blood test yesterday.

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Hello, I just received...

Hello, I just received the results of a blood test yesterday

Doctor's Assistant: Is this a time sensitive issue? What type of specimen are they testing?

Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST) 120 U/L
Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) 128 U/L

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Is this bad?

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago
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Hi, Dr. Mo here with JA. Please let me review the information and I'll reply shortly.

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Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago

Do you have any medical conditions or were you having any symptoms that caused the doctors to check your liver tests?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Hello Dr. Mo - I'd been going through mild to moderate alcohol withdrawal the day before: shaking, cold sweats, a mild fever, sweating, and high blood pressure of 115
Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago

So that could be the cause, the alcohol and the withdrawals. But to answer your question, it's not a dangerous level fortunately, but it's slightly elevated. That means that your liver is slightly affected but not at all to the point that you can't turn it around.

The less alcohol you drink the more you can allow the liver to heal. If those numbers were far higher then I would be more concerned that you did something irreversible to the liver. But not at this stage, still very mild.

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Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago

Please let me know if you have any further questions on this matter.

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Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago

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