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Raised alkaline phosphate

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Posted 09 Oct 2018 at 10:52

Hi all, so still waiting for a date for mri, this waiting is horrendous. Rang the secretary to ask if we had a date yet, also mentioned something about psa and she told me that Mr L’s ALP was out of range, this is alkaline phosphate. So after googling, ive worried myself sick, as it says this can be raised through mets to the liver and bone. The specialist nurse didn’t mention this at all last week. Is it something to worry about?


Apologies if I’m sounding over dramatic.


Thank you


Michaela

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Posted 09 Oct 2018 at 16:47
Michaela, it would help you and the rest of us if you kept to a single thread.

Now, I am surprised that the consultant's secretary would discuss test results. Don't speak to her/him about it; talk to the specialist nurse who will have the test results in front of her/him and be able to put the thing in proper context. How can we offer a view without knowing the numbers?

Good Luck

AC
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Posted 09 Oct 2018 at 20:12
That’s only slightly higher than normal. It can be raised for several different reasons and needs to be looked at in context of other results. Try not to worry, and as AC says, ask the expert. Good luck with everything
User
Posted 09 Oct 2018 at 20:25
If you have been allocated a nurse specialist, give him or her a call and explain what the secretary has said. The nurse will hopefully be able to put it in context for you.
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard
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User
Posted 09 Oct 2018 at 16:47
Michaela, it would help you and the rest of us if you kept to a single thread.

Now, I am surprised that the consultant's secretary would discuss test results. Don't speak to her/him about it; talk to the specialist nurse who will have the test results in front of her/him and be able to put the thing in proper context. How can we offer a view without knowing the numbers?

Good Luck

AC
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Posted 09 Oct 2018 at 20:06

The reading was 187.

User
Posted 09 Oct 2018 at 20:12
That’s only slightly higher than normal. It can be raised for several different reasons and needs to be looked at in context of other results. Try not to worry, and as AC says, ask the expert. Good luck with everything
User
Posted 09 Oct 2018 at 20:25
If you have been allocated a nurse specialist, give him or her a call and explain what the secretary has said. The nurse will hopefully be able to put it in context for you.
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard
 
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