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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
No such thing: There is no medicine for liver without a diagnosis of the cause of the liver sickness. An elevated GGT is a symptom not a diagnosis.
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Dr. Ravi Srivastava
36 years experience Addiction Medicine
Quit alcohol!: High GGT levels are caused by recent high intake of alcohol or certain medicines that are toxic to the liver. It returns to normal quickly after stop ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need for evaluation: There are many causes of an enlarged spleen, including liver disease, as indicated by your high ggt. See the website below for various causes of splen ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
I'd ignore it: Unless you have some other reason to be concerned about your health, I'd stop worrying. Some folks have a gene that gives a somewhat or even a markedl ... Read More
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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
24 years experience Family Medicine
Perhaps: GGT level can vary with weight sex and alcohol consumption. Overweight or obese individuals, males, those who consume alcohol have higher GGT levels. ... Read More
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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GGT: Serum GGT or GGTP (same) elevates when bile ducts and biliary tissue is inflamed or irritated. Common cause is a gall stone. Hemangioma in the liver ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
16 years experience Cardiology
Caution: Liver disease could cause a high GGT level. Caution is advised when taking verapamil in the presence of liver disease. Your doctor should guide you.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
May just be you: About one person in 1000 has an autosomal dominant trait that raises GGT without any other effect, often much higher than yours. Occasionally I have t ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
How high?: High GGT is usually an indication of liver disease and high bilirubin, also due to liver disease can cause itching. It is not feasible to provide more ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Probably you: I'm assuming normal alkaline phosphatase & no other sign of focal cholestasis. If you are otherwise well, you are probably one of the people (it's com ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
28 years experience Hepatology
Abnormal LFT: Recommend that you have a through evaluation of bile ducts with MRCP: ERCP as appropriate based on your description of labs.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. If you drink alcohol, stop ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
44 years experience Pathology
Biliary obstruction: The elevated enzymes indicate compression of the bile ducts in your liver by the large mass

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