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High Liver Count - ALT 49, AST 40
I am a 35 year old female. I had my physical the other day and while reviewing my bloodwork, my doctor noted my ALT was 49 and my AST was 40. (Both have a reference interval of 0 - 40.) For the past 7 years, my levels have been ALT 13 - 15+/- and AST 18 +/-. There is an obvious large increase over the past year. I exercise 6x a week, eat a healthy diet, and social drink on the weekends 3 drinks/wk.

I was on Yasmin Birth Control Pills for the past 4 years and stopped them in April 2008. I was also on Adderall XR, various dosages, and stopped that 4 weeks ago by decreasing the dosage 5 mg/month until I was off. I also had dark green stools this past week, but that has seemed to stop. I am vaccinated for Hep B.

My doctor said to wait a few months and have blood work to see if it is Hepatitus. I do not want to wait and would like to find the cause of it sooner than later. Any idea what might be going on with me?
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Did he have lab work done for Hepatitis A -B -C . It probably isn't A but could be B eventhough you were vaccinated. Did they ever test you to see if it took. Some times it has to be redone. Thats what I was told when I had finished mine. If he hasen't done the labs he shouldn't waite. at least for your peace of mind.  The green stools could just be something you ate , if it was only for a while. Avocados do that and so does black licorice',and brocolli if you eat quite a bit.    cat
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573032 tn?1217241595
i wouldn't worry too much about those numbers.  they are a little elevated but they are still relatively normal.  i would be concerned if i saw that number grow by 20 or 30 over the next month.  in that case i would see a hepatologist for further consultation.
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