Pregnancy: Ages 18-24 Community
raised lfts
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to pregnancy and childbirth in women age 18 to 24.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

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
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
376739_tn?1317669990
I would ask your doctor about those results.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
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.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
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.



Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
2020005_tn?1417986816
Blank
KTowne commented on Tubal ligation
15 mins ago
1580318_tn?1425508904
Blank
Shannon79 commented on Tubal ligation
30 mins ago
1302038_tn?1426951425
Blank
TinaR10, KTowne, and Shannon79 commented on Shannon79's status
31 mins ago
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight throughout your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Pregnancy Tracker
Track your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Top Pregnancy Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
AubsMomma472014
8377023_tn?1399512760
Blank
Allocate
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
katie_1989
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
wyattsmom2015
Algood, TN
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
mummainoz
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
saramay2014
benton, KY
Pregnancy: Ages 18-24 Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Pregnancy Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
AubsMomma472014
8377023_tn?1399512760
Blank
Allocate
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
katie_1989
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
wyattsmom2015
Algood, TN
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
mummainoz
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
saramay2014
benton, KY