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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Needs evaluation: Not all tick bites cause lyme, but if he got lyme a z-pak is not adequate treatment so he likely has chronic lyme. Ticks can also transmit babesia, ba ... Read More
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: The liver enzymes elevation could be a side effect of the medication that you are taking and not likely the lyme disease.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Multiple causes: I'm not sure what you are asking. Cause what? Lyme is caused by a bacterial infection, hbp is often genetic but has many other possible causes, there ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Up to 1 month: It may take up to a month of IV antibiotics, depending on the severity and specifics of your case. Evidence for benefit of additional weeks or months ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Washington
15 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: Hyperthyroidism can lead to elevated liver enzymes which will resolve and become normal then hyperthyroidism ( overactive thyroid) is treated.
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 38-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 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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Varies: Wilson's in infamous as an elusive diagnosis, which is unfortunate because it is so deadly if missed but easy to treat if found early. Usually the liv ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Sucher
25 years experience 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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Liver function tests are often elevated in autoimmune hepatitis. This is a non- specific test. If the liver function tests are elevated additional d ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
11 years experience 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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Yes, among many other things.
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes but not always: There are benign causes of elevated bilirubin such as gilbert's disease which are of no concern. Hemolysis (destruction of red blood cells) can cause ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Possibly: Autoimmune hepatitis may interfere with liver function, but not always.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Not by itself: But the medications, from naids to Methotrexate to some of the new stuff, famously can.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Weisman
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Inflammation?: Presence or absence of hepatitis, cirrhosis, bile obstruction, inflammatory process.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Kidney trouble: It is well known that diabetes can lead to significant complications in the organs where there are very small blood vessels, i.e. Your eyes, your kidn ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Rerun test: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: It is quite common.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julie O'Toole
35 years experience Pediatrics
Absolutely: This is one more reason for experienced medical help.
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 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 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: All of the information you have given is compatible with gallbladder diseaase also. There could be other problems but do not have enough information t ... Read More

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