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Posted on Thu, 20 Jul 2017 in Liver and Gall Bladder
Question: Hello, i received some abnormal blood results today and wonder about their meaning. I am not terribly concerned but figures i would ask since i have this subscription. The abnormal results are Trig 165 mg/dL , MCV 96.9 fL, HGL 39 mg/dL, ALT at 62 U/L. Most of these appear to be only nominally out of ordinary but the ALT had me a bit concerned. That said, my AST was normal at 41 U/L. I assume most of this means i should excercise more and drink less but thiught i would ask. Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Sunil 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
It has no significance.

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,Thanks for query.
Firstly mild to moderate derangement of liver enzymes have no clinical significance.
At least three times of the normal elevation should be there to rule out possibilities of liver problem like cirrhosis hepatitis etc.
Less then 3 times elevation has no clinical significance.

So a doctor treats the patient and not numbers.In a asymptomatic patient with less then three times elevation of just one enzyme in liver functions nothing is required.

You are medically(clinically) normal.

Just keep on living a healthy life style.
Exercise daily for 30 minutes.
Not more then 2 pegs of alcohol twice a week.

Repeat Liver function tests every six months.

Nothing else is required.

Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Sunil 5 hours later
Were all the results liver related? Also what is "peg?"
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Answered by Dr. Sunil 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Follow up answer.

Detailed Answer:
Hi again,
MCV is a parameter of blood. TG means triglycerides(fat) HDL means healthy fat and all are normal in your case.
A doctor never treat digits he treat symptoms.Mild elevation of a single parameter has no significance.
Your reports are absolutely normal.
The terms "large peg" and "small peg" are used, equal to 60 mL and 30 mL, respectively,By peg i mean small one.

Thanks.

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