Avatar universal
raised lfts
Hi i am 35 weeks pregnant and have had problems with my blood pressure. Recently my LFTs have become abnormal. On the 01/09/09 my AST was 28 and ALT 52. It was then retested on 07/09 and AST was 163 and ALT 285 and then again today 12/09 AST 234 and ALT 418. All my blood results were normal and they scanned my liver and said all looked ok. What do these results mean? The hospital said they will retest me again in 1 week and see what is happening.
Any help would be greatly appreciated
Cancel
3 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
I would ask your doctor about those results.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
AST is an enzyme produced by the liver - higher than normal values can indicate an abnormal process is going on with the liver which is why your liver was scanned.  The doctor wants to monitor you to make sure things remain ok.


What type of BP readings have you been getting? Sometimes if you have chronically high BP during pregnancy your doctor may induce.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
My BP has been between 90 and 106 (bottom figure) but over the past couple of weeks i have been on labetalol and my BP is now around 83.
I was induced in my last pregnancy at 37 weeks as my BP started staying above 100 even with the medication.  
I had raised LFTs in my last pregnancy but they just slowly crept up every week. This time they seem to have suddenly shot up over a matter of days.
I have just been worried as i'm not seeing anyone for another week and i don't know if it is dangerous for me or the baby if these suddenly go up again.



Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
463897 tn?1448485050
Blank
MH Community Mgr commented on photo
2 hrs ago
2020005 tn?1464196836
Blank
KTowne commented on Des_a_rae's status
3 hrs ago
4769306 tn?1451008167
Blank
KeeLolo commented on photo
5 hrs ago
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight throughout your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Pregnancy Tracker
Track your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Pregnancy: Ages 18-24 Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank