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Elevated Liver Panel No Hepatitis

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Chemistry (Chem) Screen A large part of your laboratory report is results of the chemistry screen. These tests measure various chemicals in your blood to see whether your body is working correctly. See Fact Sheet 121 for information on the Complete Blood Count and Fact Sheet 123 for information on blood glucose (sugar) and cholesterol tests. Laboratories have different "reference ranges" or normal values for the results of each test. Most lab...
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Elevated liver enzymes

, what is that mean? I had a hepatitis panel, but I do not have hepatitis. It's means "liver cancer". I'm so worry. ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello,Elevated liver enzymes (AST and ALT) indicates inflammation of the liver. Many things can do this, including infection, toxins or drugs (like alcohol or excess acetaminophen), gall bladder disease or malignancies.I hope that helps,BY... Read more »

Elevated liver enzyme AST/ALT

My AST/ALT are higher than normal range, all Hepatitis panel negative except B core ab which to me has always been positive indicating past exposure or immunity.No drug, no sex, no alcohol involvement. Fatty liver? No weight problem. What could I...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You may want to see a hepatologist to see if you have had a complete evaluation for other causes of liver disease such as hemochromatosis, autoimmune liver disease, etc. On the other hand these blood tests may just be a little out of range and do... Read more »

Elevated Liver Enzimes from Mono?

Hi; I was diagnosed with Hep B in 1996 and luckily recovered posting both the Core Antigen and Antibody in my blood. I just had a recurrence of extremely elevated liver enzimes and tested postive for Mono. I am also waiting for results for a...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There can be many causes for elevated liver tests and your monospot is positive which is consistent with mononucleosis. Be very careful about using any acetominophen (ie Tylenol), non-steroidals (ie Motrin) and alcohol while your liver is inflammed.... Read more »

Elevated liver enzymes, sustiva or hepatitis C?

Dear Doctor, after being on sustiva/truvada for almost three months my HIV viral load is undetectable and CD4 increased from 329 to 440. This looks good but my concern is elevated liver enzymes ALT 124 and AST 160. My doctor ordered hepatitis...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It seems that you are obtaining a good result from your therapy in terms of CD4 count improvement and viral suppression. I agree with your concerns about your liver function tests. However, I do think it is okay to continue for now as long as you... Read more »
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Elevated Liver Function Test After Exposure?

Posted by MiamiLat, 2 Replies
Hello out there. Does anyone have any knowledge on liver function tests? Has anyone had elevated enzymes?
My exposure occurred on 12/05/05 by having unprotected insertive anal sex with an HIV pos partner. I tested NEG at 6 wks via OraQuick, 12 wks/... Read more »

liver panel abnormal

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've been on Combivir and Crixivan for 10 years - no side effects and good numbers. However, my last physical (5-06)indicated I should follow-up with a liver panel in 2 months; it was slightly elevated. When is it time to consider changing meds? Read more »

Elevated liver enzymes.

Posted by Mark100, 1 Reply
Hey guys I just have a question regarding elevated liver enzymes. I contracted hiv in early December of last year and ever since my liver enzymes have been elevated. I don't drink except the occasional drink on the weekends, I don't smoke or do... Read more »

Liver problems, any relation?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi guys, How good to have you out there to share my worries.
After a high risk sexual relation over 3 months ago, I have had a flue on 2 occassions, once after 4 weeks, and then after 10 weeks.
I have had 3 hiv tests done, at 2 weeks, 4 weeks and 12... Read more »