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Dr. Carol Cheney
44 years experience in Endocrinology
No : Rupture of a benign ovarian cyst would not be expected to affect liver function.

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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Liver biopsy: I believe with history you need a liver biopsy to fully evaluate the damage your liver has undergone.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes.: This is in fact common. Both liver cysts and liver enzyme abnormalities are very common. Therefore the overlap of those two is also common. It woul ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Wilson
44 years experience in General Surgery
May need surgery: This needs careful study by a gastroenterologist and depending on the details of the workup may require surgery. It would also depend on the overall ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Weisman
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
Inflammation?: Presence or absence of hepatitis, cirrhosis, bile obstruction, inflammatory process.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience in 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Metildi
44 years experience in General Surgery
They may: It is not unusual for patients to have slight elevations in their liver enzymes with gall stones. This is probably caused by sub clinical inflammation ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Sucher
25 years experience in Trauma Surgery
Too Many: There are simply a multitude of causes that can cause "elevated liver enzymes". Seek professional advice from a gastroenterologist or "liver specialis ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Washington
15 years experience in Endocrinology
Yes: Hyperthyroidism can lead to elevated liver enzymes which will resolve and become normal then hyperthyroidism ( overactive thyroid) is treated.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: I wish they were all this easy to answer, Matthew. You don't even absorb this.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: It is quite common.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julie O'Toole
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Absolutely: This is one more reason for experienced medical help.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in 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 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
39 years experience in 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience in 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 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
37 years experience in Gastroenterology
Liver enzymes: Ovarian cancer, could produce elevation of the liver enzymes for several reasons, spread to the liver, chometherapy effect, vascular congestion due to ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
27 years experience in Gastroenterology
Not all AST is liver: This could be due to rhabdomyolysis. Intense muscle breakdown can cause elevated ast. Hemolysis can cause elevated bilirubing and the GGT would remain ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Many things: Elevated liver enzymes can be caused by inflammattion and infection (hepatiitis), trauma to liver, medications toxic to liver, alcohol, fatty liver, c ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in 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 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
Usually yes: so go ahead
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in 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 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
If you mean : Alkaline phosphatase, yes, fatty liver can elevate it, but it usually elevates alt and ast levels first. Alk phos levels can be elevated with gallsto ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Yes, but it usually: Means that the gallstones are in the common duct, causing intermittent obstruction or inflammation. It is a complication of gallstones, and a bit mor ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
11 years experience in Interventional Radiology
Sarcoidosis - Liver: The most common radiographic finding of hepatic sarcoidosis is hepatomegaly. Ultrasound can show diffuse increased homogeneous or heterogeneous echoge ... Read More

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