I have had an increased alkaline phosphate count for the last two years. I'm looking for an answer as to what may be causing it. I'm 30 years old and my count is 167 with a Liver SGOT result of 16. Recently I tested positive for Rhumeatoid Arthritis (nodules only,wonder if it could be related to growth of the nodules.) I have also been Diabetic for the last 6 years - gestational induced and on the pump 8 months. I know I have a "fatty liver" as well. Any thoughts/opinions you may have on what may be causing it will be appreciated. Also, is this something that should be causing me a high level of concern?
the elevated alkaline phosphatase can indicate either a liver or a bone problem. In liver conditions, one usually sees a concurrent elevation of the GGT. Ask your doctor to order the GGT as thie value will direct subsequent testing.
If your problem is in the liver, there are several possible explanations. Fatty liver, associated with diabetes mellitus, can cause asymptomatic elevation of the liver tests. Obstruction of the bile ducts must also be considered. The best first step is an ultrasound of liver, gall bladder, bile ducts and pancreas. This test will often provide information regarding diagnosis
Over the past few months my 12 year old daughter has had several episodes of severe abdominal pain and vomiting. The pain is mid, upper abdominal. She associates the episodes with eating fatty foods. She had an abdominal ultrasound done that appears to be negaive (per office staff, will meet with Dr in two days). I'm concerned though because her alkaline phosphatase level is high (185), also GGT and platelet count are high---I just glanced at the labwork so don't have everything---the alk phos and GGT were the most noteworthy elevations. Any ideas??
My husband took our 11 yr old son to E.R. this morning w/ severe abdominal pain, and nausea. Thought he might have appendicitis. It turned out not to be that. Dr.'s told my husband that he probably passed a kidney stone. They did blood and urine analyis....but it is greek to me. Some numbers were off, I will list them and perhaps someone can tell me what the test is and what results could mean. It was advised to get another urine in 1-2 weeks and blookwork in 3 months. They also found blood in the urine. Im a bit concerned...and would like some clarity on what this tests are and mean. A better generalization. Thanks.
CL - 108 ref. 90-107
ALKP -385 ref. 50-136 SEEMS REALLY HIGH/WAY OUT OF RANGE
TOTAL BILI-1.4 ref. 0-1.0
MPB-6.7 ref. 6.9-9.1 SEEMED A TAD LOW
U Protein Semiq- 30 H
RBD,URINE- TOO MANY TO COUNT ref-0-1/HPF
Any imput would be appreciated.
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My 1 1/2 year old grandson has an alkaline phosphate blood level of 2221 his lymph is 71, AST 47, K+ 5.1, SEG 21, Cret .4 . He did have a low iron count and was on iron for the last year but the iron level was ok in this test. The doctor is baffeled. Can you give us a clue. Thank you.
My daughter has been diagnosed with Familial mediterranean fever. She has a positive rhuematoid factor. In addition to her usual symptoms of fever,joint,stomach,and chest pain,she is now having severe muscle spasms. She has been on colchicine for 6 months. She is 8 and 65 pounds. Recently, we had her blood work done and her phosphate was high. She also has had two urine tests in th past two months the first had protein and the second was fine. Could you please tell me why her phosphate would be high? I would appreciate any information you have . Thank-you.
I would really like to know about high levels of alkaline phosphate too...mine is bone related but the doctors are just monitoring my levels. I would like to have an answer as to what could be wrong with me.
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