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can elevated liver enzymes mean cancer

A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
28 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Elevated liver enzymes can be caused by many things, meds, foods, infections, stones, etc. It's not very specific to any one thing. Many times they wi ... Read More
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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Not likely to be can: Cancer is rarely the cause of elevated liver enzymes...So you do not have to worry that much. Yet they imply liver damage of some degree, the commones ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
While it could: Enzymes (alt/ast) indicate liver cell injury/inflammation: hepatitis - from viruses to drugs to alcohol. Alk phos may point to duct obstruction. But t ... Read More
Dr. Umut Sarpel
19 years experience Surgical Oncology
No: Liver enzymes may be elevated for several reasons - but is almost never a sign of liver cancer. Elevated enzymes occur when the liver is damaged by a ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rosenbluth
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
It is unclear: Hi kitten40047. The jaundice and elevated enzymes are concerning. It is reassuring to hear that the ct was negative. There may be other reasons for he ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not necessarily: Elevated liver enzymes can be due to many reasons, the common ones are alcohol, hepatitis with viruses, side effect of drugs, circulatory issues etc. ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: I do not know which liver functions are elevated. Sometimes gallstones can cause elevated liver tests. Stones in the bule duct can cause yellow jaundi ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience Pediatrics
Elevated liverenzyme: For liver enzymes to get elevated you need to have inflamation in the liver, so anything that does that can increase the liver enzymes including infe ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Drug-induced LFT: No. Usually drug-induced elevated liver enzyme (lft) is reversible when the offending drug is removed. Of note, drug-induced elevated lft can be very ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
More info needed: Abnormal liver enzymes can have several causes, among them alcohol use, medications and hepatitis. A diagnosis of cirrhosis can not be made with only ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pratip Nag
17 years experience Pediatrics
Temporarily yes: But you are likely to get a damaged liver if you start drinking again.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Irritation vs error: A first thought is to make sure the standards being applied to the lab are those for kids in the age group & not adults. Growing kids will have enzyme ... Read More

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