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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I just got my blood test reaults back and my Globulin level was low (2.0) while my AST (SGOT) level was high (58). I have no insurance and have been unemployed for 7 months. What does this mean and what's the next thing I need to do?
Doctor :   Let me read your query
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   SGOT levels indicate
Doctor :   the level is a bit high
Doctor :   not very servere as such
Doctor :   it could be due to muscular damage
Doctor :   like stress, strenous exercise, etc
Doctor :   Globulin is slightly lower
User :   It's never been high before and I've been physically active. I have been under a lot of stress, though.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Yes that does play a factor in alterling your liver enzymes
Doctor :   What other tests have you done?
User :   I had a fairly complete blood test. Nothing else.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Do you need to know other levels?
Doctor :   were all other parameters normal?
User :   Yes. The Bilirubin levels were right at the max. I've been diagnosed with B12 low before, too.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Have you tested that as well?
User :   No.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   That is not directly related to these parametes
Doctor :   but do keep a follow up on B12
Doctor :   as it is very much essential for nerve function
User :   So, what about the levels?
Doctor :   Now, you should come out of the stress
User :   The AST is 25% above normal. Do I need further testing?
Doctor :   your values does not indicate any serious damage
Doctor :   You should come out of stress
Doctor :   relax well
User :   I wish I could!
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   49.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   How about alcohol consumption?
User :   very little.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   You should repeat the test after 1 month
Doctor :   these 2 tests I mean
User :   OK. I've read that the Globulin level could be ceriac disease?
Doctor :   It is very slight reduction
Doctor :   so you should not think of any disease now
User :   OK. I just wish the tests were not so expensive.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   but only those 2 tests
Doctor :   after a month of the previous test
User :   OK.
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