HIGH BILIRUBIN, HIGH AST/SGOT, LOW CO2 & LOW GLOBULIN
Hi, I am an otherwise healthy 30 year old female, in shape & exercises frequently, 5 ft 7 inches, 140 lbs. I just got back my blood work from my routine physical.
My BILIRUBIN TOTAL IS 2.4 mg/dL (normal range is 0.2-1.2) so I'm about 2x the high normal range.
My AST/SGOT is 75 U/L (normal is 10-30) so I'm over 2x the high normal there too.
My CO2 is 20 mmol/L (normal is 21-33) so I'm low. And my Globulin is 2.3g/dL (normal is 2.3-3.9) so I'm on the very low end of normal.
Also interesting is that my Cholesterol HDL is really good at 68 mg but my LDL (the good kind) is higher at 75 mg.
I also have been having semi-chest pains (chest tightening? muscle cramps?) which go up my neck, but the pains are on my RIGHT side (not the heart side). No tingling in the arm or anything.
I've been reading different things that say my blood results may be hemochromatosis, Gilbert's Syndrome, the high SGOT may be myocardial problems, the high bilirubin may mean I have some liver problems, and low CO2 & low Globulin could mean liver disease. So I'm freaking out. What do these mean taken together? Are they all connected and is there any one thing that could cause all those levels in those areas?
It's way to early to start freaking out. You only have a few numbers and taken individually they could lead you in a number of different directions. I believe you may want to call your doctor and request some time to talk with him about the findings, and to request further testing to try to figure out what's going on. Make sure you mention the right-sided discomfort, which might indicate the possibility that you should have some testing done to check the current state of your gallbladder.
In the meantime, if you're not following a low-fat diet you might consider it and keep track of any correlation with how your right side feels.
Just to play it safe, let your doctor test you for hepatitus (hepatitis) C. Well actually, get an entire hep panel. May not be that at all, but just to play it safe. Hep c is blood to blood and there are many risk factors - most people, think it's just IV drug users or people who have tatoo's who have it. That's not true at all. EVERYONE is at risk - getting a manicure at a salon puts a person at risk. I have hep c and feel basically fine. Most of us found out we had it by routine blood work which showed elevated AST/ALT - mine was hardly elevated at all, yet my Viral Load is high.
You may not have Hepatitus (hepatitis) at all - but just wanted to give you a heads up because in most cases the doctors do not test us for it if we don't "fit the ~profile.~ And with hepc - there shouldn't be profiling - its no longer just the addicts that have it.
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