(Closed) Pre- pregnancy results – terrified!

posted 7 years ago in TTC
Post # 18
2123 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017

@Nic01:  Thanks for the update. I hope it’s something easily fixable and hopefully you’ll be ttc very soon!!

Post # 19
2250 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Nic01:  ALT is alanine transaminase, an enzyme produced in the cells of the liver. We just learned about it in my path class.

Glad everything went ok!!

Post # 21
4575 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Nic01:  Im so glad you are much more calm now. Wish you the best, lady ;)))))

Post # 23
9134 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

What are some common reasons for abnormal liver tests?

Abnormal liver tests may be detected in the blood in a variety of liver conditions.

  • Mild to moderate elevations of the liver enzymes are common. They are often unexpectedly encountered on routine blood screening tests in otherwise healthy individuals. The AST and ALT levels in such cases are usually between twice the upper limits of normal and several hundred units/liter. One of the most common cause of mild to moderate elevations of these liver tests is a condition referred to as fatty liver. In the United States, the most frequent cause of fatty liver is alcohol abuse. Other causes of fatty liver include diabetes mellitus and obesity.
  • Chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C is a cause of chronic mild to moderate liver enzyme elevations.
  • Chronic and acute alcohol use is also a common cause of abnormal liver tests.
  • Some medications can cause mild to moderate increase in the liver enzymes.

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