High I am 24 years old. My AST level was elevated today at 49 points. This was my only liver enzyme that was elevated. It seems like any time I get my blood drawn one liver enzyme is elevated, but it's never enough to concern my doctor. They explained to me that it was only elevated 9 points, and it was probably due to ibuprofen...I explained I don't take aspirin or ibuprofen. They said maybe due to drinking. I drank on Friday. Would that leave ONE liver enzyme elevated on a Monday? Why just one? If it was from alcohol or ibuprofen wouldn't it be more? I'm just very concerned as I feel it should be monitored since they are ALWAYS slightly elevated any time we test, but they didn't even schedule me for a follow up appointment. The excuses they gave me for it to be elevated don't make sense to me. Are there any other reasons this would be slightly elevated? Should I not be worried?
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AST at 49 is not a cause of concern. Because AST is found in many other organs besides the liver, including the kidneys, the muscles, and the heart, having a high level of AST does not always (but often does) indicate that there is a liver problem. For example, even vigorous exercise may elevate AST levels in the body. Again in liver diseases it is usually raised 2-3 times it normal upper value of 40. Take care!
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