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Forum Name: Liver Diseases

Question: AST 319, my ALT 588, my GGT 285 - nonspecific symptoms


 mustardseeds - Wed Aug 17, 2005 1:10 am

I received my blood test results today and my doctor is utterly baffled. He says I have some very non-specific symptoms and the blood test has such extreme abnormalities that the only recommendation that he can offer is another blood test. I wanted to get your thoughts on my test results.

My AST levels are extremely high at 319, my ALT levels are at 588, my GGT levels are 285, and my aboslute lymphocytes are at 6,147..all extremely high. I don't drink, smoke, use drugs and am a married (and committed) man. I live a very clean life and am in otherwise good health, but latley I have been experiencing extreme fatigue, shortness of breath, and abdominal pains.

Any insight you could give would be greatly appreciated, including a course of action other than more blood tests.
 MaryAnn N, RN - Thu Feb 02, 2006 5:46 am

User avatar Your doctor is correct in doing more blood work, he just doesn't have enough pieces to solve the puzzel. You could have any number of things wrong. With your elevated liver enzymes, you could have hepatitis. I would not panic until the doctor has finished all of his tests. It is important that you follow up on this to rule out anything serious.

Hope you start feeling better soon.

MaryAnnRN

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