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Does high ALP mean liver failure?

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Does high ALP mean liver failure?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Hi. First can you tell me the values of all the liver enzymes?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Was 75 before , 3 weeks ago and now 175,metastic colon cancer person

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
What about the other liver enzymes?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

They seem to be normal so far the others .

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
OK. Elevated ALP alone doesn't indicate liver failure especially if the other liver enzymes are normal. It does indicate a problem, though. It may indicate that there's a partial obstruction of the common bile duct from a gall stone
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

He's just started oxyplatin and raltitrexed 3 weeks ago and we noticed this after ?

could the liver mets cause bowel

obstruction ?

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

No, not bowel obstruction but the mets could obstruct some of the bile ducts

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I see.

You see his cea was 65 before chemo and after the infusion 3 weeks later it jumped to 70! Plus alp 175 does this mean the therapy not working ?

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

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