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Liver function Tests high

On a recent pre-op screening my ALT was 335 and my AST was 135. I was re tested 2 days later and the ALT was still over 300, and the AST was over 100. 6 months ago my values were well within normal. I was screened for hepatitis and that was negative. 6 months prior my values were well within normal. My wife has said I have looked jaundiced off and on for about a year. I generally feel fatigued.  No family history of hemochromatosis or Wilson's disease. I am having an ultrasound next week. I don't drink or smoke. I'm worried that this is really serious...am I worried about nothing?
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Are there any other abnormal blood levels as well? If you are jaundice d as your wife maybe noticing, then you may also see dark urine too. If there is an increase in your direct bilirubin (you need a total Bilirubin level greater than 2.5 mg/dL to cause jaundice), then your kidneys can excrete it since direct Bilirubin is soluble.

Hopefully the imaging will provide some insight. Let us know how things go for you. Hopefully it will prove to be nothing more than a temporary GI/biliary inflammation issue. Take care.
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What were the results of your ultrasound?
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I hope that by now you have gotten some results about why your levels are so high.  I hope it is something simple that you can get help for.
Take Care
Dee
317787 tn?1473358451
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Hi I was just reading an article about the pancreas and that if it is not working right it can cause jaundice as well.  I hope you will give us and update
Thank you
Dee
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