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Diabetic. Blood test showed increased SGOT and SGPT. Suggest? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 14-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good afternoon
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:hello ... i wanted to use this service to discuss about my mothers health condition
User:she is diabetic and in the resent tests has increased levels of SGOT/SGPT readings as part of annual LFT test
User:went through ultrasound scan for abdomen and it was clear as well
Doctor:What is the SGOT and SGPT levels?
User:about 70 and 108 respectively
Doctor:May I know your mother's age?
Doctor:This report is normal although it is at the higher levels
User:i currently dont have all the reports handy ... but its been about 2 months now
Doctor:SGOT and SGPT are significant only when they are increased up to three times the normal
Doctor:You could probably get back with all the reports and we could discuss in detail
Doctor:However, her current SGOT and SGPT levels are normal
Doctor:Nothing to worry about them
User:ok ... normal for females was
Doctor:70 and 108 is still considered fine
Doctor:It is significant only when it runs in hundreds
User:we did approach a gastroentologist ... and he has prescribed a medicine named Heptral 400mg twice a day ... for 15 days ... after going through several other blood serum tests for any infection in the liver
User:she used them and then checked the readings again ... they started to come down ... the latest reading taken last week had about 58 and 70 ...
User:was asked to continue the medicine for another 15 days ... and retest the numbers ... hopefully they should get back to normal
User:i wanted to understand what could have caused this spike ...
Doctor:one possibility is an acute infection of the liver in the form of hepatitis
User:hmm .. ok .. although nothing showed up in the detailed blood tests for anitibodies etc. for hepatitis ...
User:she had an overdose of vitamin D about 6 months ago ... where she ended up taking XXXXXXX 60K medicines daily ... for 2-3 months ... do u think this can also cause any increase of SGOT/SGPT levels
Doctor:It is still possible that it is a minor form of hepatitis
Doctor:No, vitamin D as such is not hepatotoxic
User:ok .. we stopped her daily calcium suppliments after checking that her vitamin D levels were toxic > 100 ...
User:she used to take Shellcal HD daily once
User:ok ... so now that the SGOT/SGPT reading are heading down ... we can continue to use the medication and relax right ...
Doctor:Yes, you got it right
User:cool ... thnks a lot for your time ... appreciate it
Doctor:Thank you too
User:i actually want to discuss about her condition in detail later ... probably i will have the reports, other medications handy and come back
Doctor:Take care
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