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Are these high numbers a sign of something bad.

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replied December 23rd, 2008
Kidney Conditions Answer A5111

Current medical status: AST 42 ALT 52 AMYLASE 139 These number have been high and much higher for over a year after Gallbaladder. Also have pain in right back (lung). I am worried about these number always high.

The levels of AST and ALT are slightly over the normal range. The amylase is higher than normal; although different laboratories give a range of 40 to 140 U/L. Increased values of amylase in blood may indicate: acute pancreatitis, cancer of the pancreas, ovaries or lungs, intestinal obstruction, perforated ulcer, tubal pregnancy, viral gastroenteritis, cholecystitis, gallbladder attack.

Most of these conditions can be excluded due to your previous health condition or lack of symptoms that should be obvious even to you. You might want to talk to a specialist in internal diseases about all the conditions that might be causing the elevated blood results.

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