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what does a value of 3 mean in relation to bilirubin and a

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what does a value of 3 mean in relation to bilirubin and a high ALT/SGPT serum level and a high serum alkaline level
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
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how high is your ALT and alkaline phosphatase level?

Dr. David :

have you had an ultrasound or CT scan of your liver?

Dr. David :

a total bilirubin of 3 could be from a small gall stone or a small biliary duct stone blocking the flow of bile.

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hello?

JACUSTOMER-uxyfsl6u- :

My ALT is 38 and phosphatase is 142. I have not had an ultrasound or CT scan of my liver

Dr. David :

that ALT level is not that high.

Dr. David :

the normal range of alk phos is The normal range is 44 to 147 IU

Dr. David :

so 142 is normal

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http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003470.htm

Dr. David :

I would not stress out too much about a bilirubin of 3.

Dr. David :

most likely you had a small gall stone or a small bile duct stone which will pass

Dr. David :

I would get your blood levels checked again in 3-6 months and I bet they will be normal at that point.

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does this help?

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do you have any other questions?

JACUSTOMER-uxyfsl6u- :

No thank you that's all for now

Dr. David :

thanks

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