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Increase in SGPT levels - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hello sir
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   I need your opinion on one problem,please
Doctor :  
please proceed with your health query
User :   I did my blood and urine test two days ago and got the report. My SGPT is high upto93 units, where as hepatitis B and C are clear. then what does it mean?
Doctor :  
SGPT is a liver enzyme that if high shows damage to liver
Doctor :   it may not necesarily be due to Hepatitis B and C
User :   I will add onething, I had been taking Augmentin for one week few days before taking the test. I have heard that Augmentin also increases the SGPT for a while. Is it true?
Doctor :  
Augmentin can increase SGPT but not to such an extent
Doctor :  
there might have bee ongoing demage or already damage has taken place before starting Augmentin
User :   so what u suggest, any test to confirm ?
Doctor :  
what are the other Liver markers results?
Doctor :  
is SGOT and ALP normal?
User :   rest is OK. SGOT is normal witnin range
Doctor :  
are bilirubin levels normal?
Doctor :  
what were you prescribed Augmentin for?

Doctor :  
kindly do a repeat LFT test after a week.avoid non-veg food during this time and drink plenty of fluids
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