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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Find the cause: Probably one of the following -- alcohol, some medication you're allergic to, hepatitis B or C, hemochromatosis, Wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis, antit ... Read More
A 6-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Depends!: Elevated liver enzymes can be due to a number of different conditions. They can even be elevated temporarily for no reason, & fall to normal the n ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Don't Rx a lab: Instead of 'curing' a lab value, find the cause. This may be your warning that you're drinking too much, taking a medicine that's wrong for you, have ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends. check w/MD: Hepatitis means liver inflammation-lots of causes, including several viruses, parasites, drugs, toxins, alcohol, immunologic, pregnancy associated cha ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
39 years experience Radiology
Short answer: No: Most often if a malignant mass presses on the ductal system of liver or panc. (see picture), it can cause abn. blood enzymes. If the mass is small and ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Liver cell necrosis can cause both.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcio Jablonka
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes, it can: Intolerance to carbs or glucose probably means Insulin resistance, which is also related to accumulation of fat in the liver.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need for evaluation: Any one of these would be cause for concern and you should see your doctor for a history, physical and addtional investigation.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Liver and sugar: High liver enzymes can arise from a number of conditions and you need to see your doctor very soon. How low is your low blood sugar? How often do you ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Transaminases: Usually, elevated liver enzymes mean elevated sgot/ast and sgpt/alt, less often alkaline phosphatase and its kindred. These are released from injured ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
30 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Worrisome: The high potassium may be from cell breakdown. The liver enzymes can be related to liver cells but can also come from muscle sources. Please see you ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Damage to liver: Microvesicular fatty infiltration of hepatocytes (liver cells) is directly toxic to the liver. When liver cells are damaged or destroyed, they release ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Hepatitis: Elevated antithyroglobulin antibodies doesn't explain the elevated liver enzymes. Has an hepatitis panel or ultrasound of the liver and gallbladder be ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kaufer
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Hepatitis: Elevated ast and alt is consistent with liver inflammation (hepatitis). Hepatitis can be caused by liver disease, viruses, alcohol consumption and aut ... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
12 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends: It depends on the reason for elevation.For example if its caused by alcoholism then simply avoiding alcohol is good. If its caused by "fatty liver dis ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
Impossible to tell: You will need to follow up with your GI DR closely and follow their instructions Impossible to give you any other response, without knowing you full ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Its possible: Occasionally a gallstone will pass after the surgery. If it gets partially stuck in the common duct, it can cause liver enzyme elevation. Should be te ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Elevated liver enzymes indicate damage to liver cells usually from alcohol, hepatitis, and some medications. Fatty liver means accumulation of fat in ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Reference ranges are set up so that several percent of healthies fall outside. If the low 'zymes meant anything, you'd already know you have massive l ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
No: You can have chronic hepatitis B or C with normal liver enzymes. You can also have other chronic liver conditions, such as cirrhosis of the liver, wit ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
May: Flu is a non-specific term and "flu-like" symptoms can occur due to many viral infections, e.g. Cmv, ebv and these viruses can induce liver cell injur ... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Seek another cause: Fatty liver is extremely common, and if your platelets are low, the workup needs to continue. Liver disease will only drop the platelets (low thrombpo ... Read More

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