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High AST, ALT levels, pregnant. Hepatitis-B test negative. History of pre-eclampsia. Causes for elevated levels?

Hello, Im 35 and 13 weeks pregnant. My ALT/AST levels were 79 and 37 last week. 2 months ago they were very well under the normal range. I have a history of Pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome and I also tested negative for Hepatitis B . I got the Flu 2 months ago. Could that have increased the levels? Will diet make a difference
Asked On : Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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Hi and thanks for the query,
the past history of pre eclampsia and HELLP syndrome are very important to be signaled to your treating obstetrician. This exposes you certainly to a higher probability of having the same symptoms in subsequent pregnancies, demanding a more keener followup. Raised ASAT and ALAT early in pregnancy in this case are not very surprising and require a very keen follow up. Drugs not prescribed by your physician should highly be avoided. The flu certainly cannot be responsible for raised ASAT/ALAT levels 2 months later.
A keen liver function test, blood pressure, kidney function and ultrasound monitoring are keys issues in the followup. I suggest you comply to the prescriptions of your obstetrician and never fail to signal any abnormal feelings in case they do come up.
Thanks and best regards,
Luchuo, MD.
Answered: Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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