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What causes elevated alkaline phosphatase levels?

Hello. I have noticed over the past year my Alk. Phos. has been slowly creeping up and is above 200 now. How should I address this with my PCP? When it was 180 about 2 months ago he felt like he shouldn t worry about it, I guess, because he didn t mention that it was elevated along with elevated EOS and NEUT. Both have continued the trend of increasing. I discovered this when checking my health record on line. So last week the trend continued and all have increased. I feel like a 200 on my Alk. Phos. isn t that high, but the trend is a bit worrying me. As of 2 years ago my Alk. Phos was 47.
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
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According to the history you provide i would recommend you to do an abdominal MRI to evaluate better the pancreas.

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