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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Liver and Gall Bladder
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Answered : 40 Questions
User :   What does
SGOT124 (33)
SGPT 178 (45)
GGPT 117 (65)
mean on a liver blood test??
Doctor :   HI,
Doctor :   The values are high
User :   High for what?
Doctor :   May i know your age , gender and occupation ?
User :   40, male operations mamager at an airline going thru a merger competing for his job.
Doctor :   ok, the values of the enzymes are higher than normal, and indicate hepatitis
User :   heatitis?! Dont get it. I live pretty clean..used to drink a bit but have cleaned up my life.
User :   Should I be goind to a doc to get a full exam.
User :   Or just cut the booze more?
User :   and hepatitus a, B, or C?
Doctor :   yes, since the liver enzymes are high and indicate about hepatitis , there are different kinds of hepatitis which have to be ruled out by physicalexamination
Doctor :   i consider it to be more due to alcohol
Doctor :   as the enzyme GGT is also raised ( specific to alcoholic hepatitis )
User :   shocking. If I abstained from alcohol how long until those number come down to normal?
Doctor :   may take more than 5 to 8 months
User :   Okay, no big deal on that....kicking this thing is good for me anyway.
Doctor :   and i do not think it to be due to virus as you will be very sick if that is the case
User :   Got delined out of hand for life insurance. Thought it mean I had crazy cholestorol. So its the few extra beers. Can live without that easy.
User :   the test said I also had nicotine in my blood but I quit years might that be possible. how is that tested?
Doctor :   When did you quit smoking and when was the test done ?
User :   Quit about six months before the test was done. but my office is outside the smoking area that I walk thru 20 times per day and inhale second hand smoke. also I snuck one or two when a plane couldn't get its landing gear down but months before the test.
Doctor :   the nicotine does not stay more than48 to 72 hours in the blood or urine
Doctor :   yes, i agree passive smoking could be a cause if exposed more
User :   Well, that stinks. I have kicked that bad habit but probably got dinged from going to work. can fix that.
Doctor :   fine then ,
User :   But the liver numbers basically say too much alcohol and if I continue with abstinance can get back to normal in 8 months? Do I have that about right?
Doctor :   yes,
Doctor :   aso depends on the amount and type of consumption in the past
Doctor :   Also *
User :   I was a heavy consumer a year ago, almost a liter per day.
User :   but have lost most of it, down to a few ounces per day.
User :   loose it completely, then after 8 months should be in good shape...
Doctor :   yes
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User :   that works. hey doc, the wife and I no sex for 3 years because of the baby...when the opportunity comes up I haven't been "in the mood" SCARY...any ideas? She is awsome and I am sjust sure its because I don;t "use it" as much...
User :   is something like viagra a good idea? especially with the liver results...
Doctor :   Viagra will surely help
Doctor :   Do you masturbate ?
User :   too much
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User :   Ok Dr. knows best I guess.
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Doctor :   you are welcome
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Doctor :   Sure if i get a chance
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Doctor :   Very good night
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